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Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 25,013 (20% Liked) Likes: 10,714
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  1. As a nursing student, my primary focus was to excel at my pre-requisites and to gain admittance to nursing school. As many...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. As I work on my latest research, one common theme is evident in nursing students. Many lack confidence. Among several areas...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. I would use this thing called the adult vaccine schedule from this little known place called the CDC. CDC - Vaccines -...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  4. And all that means is that an RCT has not been done. You are stating nothing more than conspiracy theory myth with...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  5. Also, if you look at the Frank-Starling curve, you can get the same BP with a little too little circulating volume as a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I completely agree with participating in these events when there has been a therapeutic relationship with the family. This...
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    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. We'll have 12 double shot expressos and would you prefer rolled coins or will loose change be okay?
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. No more so then you make sure other RNs are competent. You are delegating to another NURSE who has passed the NCLEX PN....
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. I have been around long enough to see the ups and downs. I remember in the early 80's when DRG's came out and hospitals...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Thank you SO much to those of you who voted for my caption. My contest winnings will buy my Peds text :) And a huge thank...
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    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. You know how it is with some patients. They seem to have a built in alarm clock when it comes to their pain med schedule. ...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. Oh the irony of being called a lemming by someone who has nothing to offer but baseless vitriol and mock outrage over a law...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Ha Ha....unlike AAs I was already trained to be a fully independent anesthesia provider when I did my CRNA training. The...
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Got any research to show all those clinical rotations make MDAs safer and/or better anesthesia than CRNAs?
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. And this, really, is the main point, and the only one that matters. Say, hypothetically, that MDAs have to go through 12 or...
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Anesthesia residents don't put in 80 hours a week every week-some weeks-but it's actually a very small number of weeks. I...
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Let's put that in perspective: 1. That 80 hrs is a max not a minimum number of hours. I trained with anesthesiology...
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Old thread I know. I am not even in nursing school yet, but I've read Watchful Care and I follow all this closely to...
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    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. I meant to respond when you first posted but better late right? First off, I seem to be the only one, but I feel like I...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. I'm not surprised more places are now asking for BSNs/MSNs for bedside positions. It's an employer's market: with the glut...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. In that case wouldn't every patients privacy rights be violated nearly every day if the hospital allows visitors? I'm just...
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    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. What Dr. Burznski does is unethical and barely considered legal. There has been absolutely no scientific proof that any of...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  23. As APNs, most of us have had to deliver bad news to families and sometimes patients. Whether it's the fact that 95 year old...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. This is Part II of the difficult discussions we must often have with our patients and/or families. This never gets easier...
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    Article Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. 'white-collar' characteristics: -six-figure income, or very close to it -high degree of autonomy and independence (if...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  26. There are ways to advance your career besides putting in hours. I've done it by getting a master's degree, precepting new...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  27. 30+ patient ratios are normal in LTC. The medication aides help ease the nurse's load by passing all oral drugs, which...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  28. My Story in bullets: • Graduated w/ BSN 2010>>>>passed NCLEX>>>officially an RN • Applied for every RN position I...
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  29. I have done the calculations and I would pay less with an ACA plan. I have also purchased many individual plans in the past...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  30. I did. That is my current option. I didn't experience any significant 'sticker shock'. The rates were actually right in...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  31. Meee toooo, I am too much of a crusty old bat to have either peircings or tattoos (but I rocked a pretty rad triple ear...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. The *parent* complained?!? And the nurse retaliated by shaving her head?!? That sounds like someone with more problems...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Wow - a really hot issue. But, it may all be a moot point because with the onset of 'value based purchasing' and heavy...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Technically they ahve to provide you with the means to do your job. I have to run but I will be back. Look at OSHA sites.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I would appeal to the infection control expert physicians and IC-certified nurses in the facility. I'll give you dollars to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Are you talking about something that looks like this? 14092 That means you are subscribed to the thread, either because...
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    Forum: How To Use Site
  37. I disagree. I don't have any of the problems you guys are talking about on this thread. I have a life. I went on vacation...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  38. Spirituality is a personal, abstract component in people’s lives that can have different meanings based on different life...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  39. Although different colleges and universities have their own assorted definitions for first generation college students...
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    Article Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  40. The Smithsonian has a beautiful display up (well, as of last summer they did) discussing evolution. I always was curious to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  41. Many recruits will not look at you if you require a sponsor. Also if you check out the MA state forum you will see that many...
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    Forum: International Nursing
  42. This forum topic is mimicking a typical day in Washington very well.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  43. Right, those areas SHOULD open up for professional nurses, but WILL they and are we prepared to advocate that they will, and...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  44. Of course there will be an affect on professional nurses, you are seeing it already and more will come as hospitals close,...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  45. In a press release published today, it was announced that allnurses.com reached a major milestone this past weekend. We...
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    Article Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  46. Four Writers Will Win A Total Cash Value of $600! Help us select the top 4 winners. The 4 articles with the most votes...
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    Contest Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  47. 1) Agree to disagree with your preceptor on this. 2) Double check your facility policy but always err on the side of making...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  48. We have a policy and it clearly states to do what you did. If you suspect the reading is not accurate (low or high),...
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    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  49. I work inpatient diabetes exclusively. If an RN called me with a very high (especially if unexpected) CBG on one of my...
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    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  50. Hello everyone, I am currently working for the Little Devices Lab at MIT, in Cambridge Massachusetts, with the...
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    Research Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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