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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: 25,423 (21% Liked) Likes: 11,257
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  1. Do not believe everything you see on YouTube... LPNs administer medications. Prior to administering them, the LPN must...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. It's been my experience, and validated by the Colorado Department of Health report that just came out, that areas heavily...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  3. Disease Threat From Immigrant Children Wildly Overstated | The Texas Observer
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    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  4. I have to smile when I encounter discussions like this. It is the same 'blinding flash of the obvious' that comes around...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Toradol is an NSAID. Nubain is an opioid agonist/antagonist. Nubain is used for moderate pain relief, and usually has a...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Where did you get this? I've had a lot of education in pain management, was mentored by a pain management specialist, and...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. NOT if you wanted to keep a great job with good staffing and benefits, you would not. After years of beating your head...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Here's my humble two cents: 1. Most posters do not want the OP to be eaten ALIVE by the ugliness and vulnerability of pts...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Playing devils advocate, from a point of view of "been there done that more times than I care to admit!", don't you think...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. After my appendectomy, I was miserable and in horrible pain. I was in the ER for over 13 hours because the doc who treated...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Personally....if I had all of my rights removed and my personal belongings taken away from me and I no longer had any say...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. At my hospital we can retime QHS meds or q day meds without a physicians order. I remember one time taking care of a pt...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Let me tell you what it feels like to have someone whomp dilaudid through your line...terrible. A nurse did that to me,...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. I had a sneaky suspicion that the frequent hand-washing may point to OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). But, I tried to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Yep. I found it disingenuous when, on an episode that aired a few years ago, the doctor on the show "House" was...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  16. My question is: how do we assess our patients if we're not even touching them? If an aide is doing the bottom washing, tube...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. I worked with a nurse who refers to baths and toileting as CNA work. Totally blew me away. You can find out so much about...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run? ...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. It doesn't impact the discussion at all. Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community! I have worked at...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. I'll buy you bamboo shoots or a beer Panda. that's the best retort I've ever seen on this board.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Family members of patients in the intensive care unit are an intricate piece in the end of life decision making process....
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. This. I actually considered this program, but went with another program because I was working full time as a LPN. If...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. " After 2 years of being on the waiting list, she is so excited for her first day of nursing school".
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Submit your captions! Do you think you have what it takes to create a LOL moment? Why not give it a try? It's free. You...
    NRSKarenRN
    Toon Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  25. Sounds like you were using a Salem sump for feedings and she tried to force meds through the air vent? Now you have a...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  26. Exactly. It's not just nonsensical, it's unethical and illegal (if you read your nurse practice act). One of the things...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  27. Good for you! When I was a new CM I had my first AMA and it was on a cardiac step-down unit. The patient refused a stent...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  28. It's not up to you -- or the ARNP-- to make a judgment on "encouraging" or "condoning" any "behavior." Any patient has the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  29. I don't think gender matters in any specialty. But I do have a story to tell that will confirm the impact of a male nurse on...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  30. You probably need the order for reimbursement.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  31. " When a healthcare provider chooses to provide occupational health services, the contractual relationship with the employer...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  32. Here in the US we have an organization that researches quality evidence based medicine. They are called the AHRQ (The...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  33. By suspend, I assume you mean to place in an inactive status. I don't see why there should be a problem. There is normally...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  34. Call your malpractice carrier for advice and representation (hopefully you have a personal policy) Otherwise contact an...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  35. I almost have my RN and have been an LPN for 33 years. I have been doing case management for the last 7 years and now am...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  36. I was just like you when I started my first hospital job 19 years ago. I was so excited and thrilled to finally be able to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  37. Hello Everyone! I stumbled across this site while searching for ways to reach more nursing professionals for a work place...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  38. Update: This has been the week to kill the Republican myth that Obamacare isn't really getting the uninsured covered, that...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  39. There are many reasons why auto and home insurance is relatively cheap compared to health insurance. Some of those reasons:...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. One of the goals of allnurses.com has always been to elevate and recognize the importance of nursing as a profession. ...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Tell them that while working on a surgical floor you saw first hand the difference between a patient being well-prepared for...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  42. Hello, I've decided to come of out hiding and start posting :yes:. I've been lurking on All Nurses since 2009, joined in...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  43. Like Mr. Rogers would say - "Welcome to the neighborhood".
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  44. When did orienting a new nurse become all about the preceptor's and nurse's relationship? When did it become letting a new...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. I agree with the gist of what is said in the OP's post, though the tone was a bit harsh. I do think we live in a "victim...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. I couldn't agree more. Let's take another example from my own background as a lawyer with 11 years of experience. There are...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Let's be clear: these outcome studies not "NP studies". They are published in major MEDICAL journals, including the JAMA. ...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. What non-anecdotal evidence do you have the NP education is "subpar"?
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. don't think it is so much a compatibility issue, I was taught you simply didn't breach a TPN line for infection control...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  50. I'm interested to hear the input of nurses with more experience than I do. I am personally guilty of pushing meds faster...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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