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Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a PI Compliance Specialist, prior Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 25,768 (21% Liked) Likes: 11,719
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  1. Hello everyone! I've been a member for a year now, asking questions from people and also lending advise to others who needed...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  2. On National Nurses Week 2015, New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins will release her next riveting book: THE...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. This situation happens frequently because we have a blase, incompetent, disorganized staffing coordinator who forgets to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How did it go? Did you enjoy your journey? Were your eyes opened? Did you gain a new perspective of what your patients go...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. This has to be one of the most wildly inaccurate posts I've ever seen here. It is absolutely within a nurse's scope to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses play a vital role in educating our patients. One that is critical to the overall welfare of their health. It saddens...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The whole thing is still just speculation. Airborne transmission of EBV has not been able to be replicated under...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Just wanted to update for anyone who is seeking information from my experience as a SC 66P post BOLC! As others before me...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Sundays are usually pretty good days at my nursing home. Church people come and hold a little service with singing and...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Quantiferon (Quantiferon Gold) is not unlike a titer, in that it will look for a threshold number of antibodies. Speaking...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I have been where you are. The problem with my situation is that by the time I received the letter the investigation by the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. This x100000000!!!!
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. You need to either call your primary care provider TODAY or go to an urgent care center as immediately as possible (TODAY)...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. The first time it happens it is shocking and even frightening. I have seen men twice my size throw charts and behave in a...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Gratitude is medicine. It has the power to heal. Numerous studies have been done to reflect the significant changes in mood,...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. excellent! Please bear in mind that education and behavior management are NOT the same thing. Once you educate someone on...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Management
  17. In the context of the medical record being a legal document and this discussion being about an APRN documenting a note,...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Oh yes, please don't fall into the mistaken belief that if you just have a chance to explain your side to the BON, they will...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. This is exactly why ALL NURSES MUST HAVE MALPRACTICE! Check with you state's Bar Association there are pro-bono services...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. You really do not "know" that "no one put the extra effort to further assess the situation", as this is a personal judgement...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Because charting that is too wordy and overly detailed can potentially get the entire facility in trouble if the wrong...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Welcome! Although we cannot predict what will happen, I have seen instances like this play out in the past. Basically, it...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ahh...milk and molasses enemas. I still can eat gingerbread after giving one. ;)
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I know nothing about your school. There are awful schools out there. Maybe it's one of them? I know many LPNs who...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  25. Dear Nursing Student, Please accept my apology because your experience has not always been positive. However, please allow...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. I would go back to them and point those out, in writing, and include a statement from the MD (I hate that it's beneficial to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  27. That's part of our Adverse Event reporting here. We contact public health who in turn contacts the manufacturer. We're...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. You should also contact the manufacturer of the vaccines, and provide the lot numbers and expiration dates, as well as the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  29. How was the cellulitis documented other than by inspection/palpation? A good whopping immune response can look just like...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  30. You are only as trusted as your practice. This means a level of honesty about what you will or will not do, what you can or...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  31. OP, if a patient is on a monitor, they need to be, well, monitored. Which means that you need to poke your head in at least...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Even if your cousin is a difficult person, it would be mean a lot to her to have a little normalcy and be at the family...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  33. I think that the "appropriate retirement age" is a highly individualized thing. Some people NEED to retire young because...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  34. I've always listed my religion as Biker (Catholic under Pope Valentino Rossi), the other male midwife in my unit says he's...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  35. Just a week or so ago I had a similar experience. I was rounding on a patient on a med-surg floor admitted with multiple...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  36. I currently work on a surgical floor that takes some ortho patients (I am leaving for ED next month). Pain management is...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  37. Not knowing this patient's history, I can only base my comment on the OP's description of unrelieved pain needs. I...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  38. I couldn't disagree more.....as I am just recovering from an emergent surgery. Pain is pain. I had nurses that empathized...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  39. When I worked in the jail, we used to set up meds brought in by inmates. Everything on the prescription label had to be in...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  40. The thing people have to realize, when attending these seemingly banal orientations is A) The people presenting them work...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  41. In my state confirming the identity of meds is not outside the scope of RN's and we do so regularly during the medication...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  42. I have negative views toward the workplace, but I am careful not vocalize them, especially during new hire orientations. ...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  43. I just started a new position and am horrified at how one of my new Co workers is behaving during the "fluff orientation. " ...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  44. I have been wanting so badly to be on the other side of this forum and to be able to say that I officially passed the NCLEX...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  45. We use this type of penlight where I work. It has the diameters right on there. I don't think 1 mm are on ours either,...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  46. ^^That's a pretty standard practice. It satisfies the facilities desires for "random" drug screens, but mostly satisfies the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I agree that many nurses work in relatively hostile environments which contain administrative policy which is punative...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  48. The pads are kept in the pyxis on the unit. What my director told me I should have done was to tell him "I kept this SAFE...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Management
  49. Around this time of year, I like think about the previous year: what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what I am...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. What did the "exit papers" you completed say? Do you have a copy? To whom in the company do you report? Who completed the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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