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    dein1110 likes this.

    i recently got this article from medscape and was contacted by the people who are arranging this. has anyone else ever heard of it? i know we all have some books laying around that we can donate... especially us new grads!

    the original link is this http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/557426?src=mp


    donations of medical and nursing books and journals arrive in iraq
    posted 06/26/2007

    editor's note:
    this letter was received from a medical officer serving in iraq, in response to donations he received after we posted this article on medscape: the power of an idea: help for iraqi medical professionals. donations are still being accepted. contact dgifford@hot.rr.com for up-to-date information on what is needed and where to mail donations.

    i just wanted to write a quick note to give those back home who donated the medical and nursing books some feedback on our recent hospital and clinic book distribution. our "area of operations" involves the towns and cities just north of baghdad. one of our local national hospitals was shut down by terrorists and the other was looted, so we have a ways to go -- but certainly progress is being made.

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    angel75
    It averages between 24-32/hour. It depends on the hospital you work in.
    Good luck to you

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    I am starting in a level 3 NICU as new grad in Maryland and they pay 29.10/hr for nights.... :mortarboard: Love the low end of that totem pole!!! Gotta start somewhere especially when you're offered the job of a lifetime!
    Good luck

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    Congratulations!!!!
    I too will join the nICU nursing world in August in Maryland.
    Fasten your seatbelts!!!!

    Any of you looked into a scope? I have to buy my own and am considering an ultrascope with a neonate and adult head. What are your thoughts???

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    from what i see online it is impetigo or scarlet fever. I am perturbed (>SP?) that my peditrician couldn't tell if that was it. Do you think I should call and get an oral antibiotic for daughter?

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    My friends kids have a form of strep that infects the skin. it has been a sudden onset of pimples on the face and neck, no fever, or sore throat. The rash is itchey, and painful. I took my daughter to doc and they did not know what it was but other kids have had a "strep" diagnosis. I am researching this but if anyone else has seen it please post!

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    :imbar
    [font="comic sans ms"]ok not to be a complete dummy but what is a cnl? i've never heard of them but i'm from maryland so maybe we don't have them here.

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    OK. IT is that time of year. Finals. NcLEX. JOB INTERVIEWS.
    I have liked all my clinicals, have many opportunities but don't know where I want to start. I know that I can always change my mind and that everyone goes through this to some degree.
    I'm currently torn between an offer I have at a local (10min. away) hospital medsurg/oncology floor or holding out for an interview at a regional hospital (35 mins away) for a position in Peds or NICU.
    Part of me really wants to take the medsurg b/c it is good general experience with opportunity to specialize and certify in oncology nursing, it will help with time management, skills, organization and delegation. The only draw back is that it's a rotating day/night position which my family is ok with but i worry about my ability to adjust.
    In the Peds/NICU the patient ratio is smaller, the acuity is greater, and I liked that aspect. I can see my potential to grow here with certifications. I dont' know if I will be offered a position, what the hours will be (most are nights)
    and if the travel will be worth it.

    I am not really factoring in pay (they're both about the same) and my hubby has good benefits so it is simply what type of nursing I want to do.
    I wish there was a magic hat that you could pull the answer out of.:spin:

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    WordWrangler likes this.

    thanks to everyone for your advice and support! sorry it's been so long since my last post but with school it gets hectic as you know!
    i am happy to report my mother in law did have the surgery as planned and she did beautifully. the first couple days she was pretty out of it but gradually got better and she healed very well except for a minor infection of her suture line on the most affected breast which the doctor said was a common event due to her small bust size and the amount of tissue he removed. i was very worried that she would hurt herself with her stubborness but she proved me wrong and i cared for her, she appreciated the help and she followed all advice to the t. she is doing great and has begun the expansion process. hope that anyone out there who is facing this finds this post encouraging because it is possible.
    thanks again everyone for all of your kind words.



    [font="comic sans ms"]six more weeks of school and i'm on my way!!!!:spin:

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    Thanks. You are absolutely right and i appreciate it. She has been through alot and this will be difficult. I am very close to her and have seen her through alot of hard times when I have had to be the parent along with my hubby and right now she has to deal with this in her own way... Thank you for your advice.

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    thank you for responding. My mother in law is in denile and I wrote this post right after she visited and emotions were running high. We have a very good relationship and she says she wants me to be there for her but that denile thing is slippery so i will take your advice and let her lead me. I am resigned to aknowledge that she as the patient has the right to her views and emotions and that i can only listen and comfort her. Thank you for helping me see that.

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    I am a nursing student in my last semester and my mother in law was just diagnosed with DCIS. She has opted to have b/l mastectomy with immediate reconstruction/expanders. She is told me that her surgeon has said it will be same day surgery and she would be able to go to work the next week. I am concerned that she is underestimating the severity of this procedure and i want to help her. I am more than happy to care for her post op and do what ever she needs but she is extremely independant and will push me away or lie about her dependence needs (as she did post hysterectomy). I am not sure how to counsel her and advise her as to what she needs. I don't want her to hurt herself. I wish I could talk to her docs to verify facts but when i went with her to the appointment she did not want me or her fiance to go in with her during consultation.... (personally i know she is sneaky and evades the truth about what they say cuz she used to work in the medical field with them and i have cought her in the middle of a fib before). I need some expert nurse advice on how to help her and how to prevent her from being in denile. she actually commented that she just wants to come home from surgery and take her meds and sleep and heal and doesn't want anyone there. I'm thinking what if she tries to get OOB and starts to hemmorhage? I know i am starting to sound paniky but I am worried.
    thanks!



    Steph nursing student until May 2007:hatparty:

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    i am a nursing student in my last semester and my mother in law was just diagnosed with dcis. she has opted to have b/l mastectomy with immediate reconstruction/expanders. she is told me that her surgeon has said it will be same day surgery and she would be able to go to work the next week. i am concerned that she is underestimating the severity of this procedure and i want to help her. i am more than happy to care for her post op and do what ever she needs but she is extremely independant and will push me away or lie about her dependence needs (as she did post hysterectomy). i am not sure how to counsel her and advise her as to what she needs. i don't want her to hurt herself. i wish i could talk to her docs to verify facts but when i went with her to the appointment she did not want me or her fiance to go in with her during consultation.... (personally i know she is sneaky and evades the truth about what they say cuz she used to work in the medical field with them and i have cought her in the middle of a fib before). i need some expert nurse advice on how to help her and how to prevent her from being in denile. she actually commented that she just wants to come home from surgery and take her meds and sleep and heal and doesn't want anyone there. i'm thinking what if she tries to get oob and starts to hemmorhage? i know i am starting to sound paniky but i am worried.
    thanks!



    steph nursing student until may 2007:hatparty:

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    I am a nursing student in my last semester and my mother in law was just diagnosed with DCIS. She has opted to have b/l mastectomy with immediate reconstruction/expanders. She is told me that her surgeon has said it will be same day surgery and she would be able to go to work the next week. I am concerned that she is underestimating the severity of this procedure and i want to help her. I am more than happy to care for her post op and do what ever she needs but she is extremely independant and will push me away or lie about her dependence needs (as she did post hysterectomy). I am not sure how to counsel her and advise her as to what she needs. I don't want her to hurt herself. I wish I could talk to her docs to verify facts but when i went with her to the appointment she did not want me or her fiance to go in with her during consultation.... (personally i know she is sneaky and evades the truth about what they say cuz she used to work in the medical field with them and i have cought her in the middle of a fib before). I need some expert nurse advice on how to help her and how to prevent her from being in denile. she actually commented that she just wants to come home from surgery and take her meds and sleep and heal and doesn't want anyone there. I'm thinking what if she tries to get OOB and starts to hemmorhage? I know i am starting to sound paniky but I am worried.
    thanks!



    Steph nursing student until May 2007:hatparty:


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