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  1. Weather Policy
    I've made it to work in inclement weather, but I have called out once due to refusing to drive in the middle of a category 5 cyclone, I then volunteered to stay at the evacuation center afterwards...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Yep a few, years ago, when I was an agency AIN down south, they varied from local celebs to international aussie celebs.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!
    I have no idea which was the most embarrassing, probably either when I was asleep in the staff room, I was working a double shift and about 8 months pregnant at the time and I rolled off the couch...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Reports of virgin pregnancy at 0.5%
    We had fairly extensive sex ed classes as well that went from about age 9 which was 4th grade up until the end of year 10. These covered everything. I remember in year 7 so at about 12 being given a...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Lidocaine Spray
    I got it otc in Australia in the form of "Paxyl" spray when my son had a balantis and we had to retract his foreskin to apply the a/b cream. The pharmacist knew exactly what it was being used for as...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Residents and bathing
    Would something like this Whiteley Corporation | Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion work for her? I have also "threatened" a resident once when they wouldn't shower with stripping them down and chucking them...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. two people for hoyer lift-why?
    Every facility I have ever worked in has required at least 2 people for all hoist usage. I have worked with an AIN who ended up with criminal charges laid against them after a resident fell out of a...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    As someone who was an obese CNA, (BMI 36) to now just overweight (25.28). I can see where the original poster is coming from. We have several CNAs at work who carry extra weight and it doesn't affect...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Food in the ER
    The only time I've ever been fed in emergency has been when my son was there with either croup, a temp that just wouldn't drop or d&v and he was exclusively breastfed. They offered me food regularly...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. CDU vs CSU for Bachelor of Nursing
    I'm currently doing the bridging course through CDU to start my BNUR next year. For my maths exam I was given a time and a date that I had to turn up to my nearest exam center as I live within 80km...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Australia Nursing Programs
  11. Slashing budget to pay for nursing school
    One subject at a time, use summer semester, have a frequent flier card connected to my store card so I get points for buying groceries, buy my textbooks second hand/off ebay, pay for mum's flights up...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. Wearing Rings
    I wear a plain gold wedding band and that's it. I used to wear my engagement ring as well, but stopped wearing it when I started doing more patient care, and not just running meds.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. any cnas ever catch anything from their residents/patients
    I've managed to get influenza A, ringworm and several colds from work . I've been a CNA or the equivalent now for 14 years and apart from the ringworm which we think I caught at hydrotherapy when...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    Well no, because I don't know who did it, but management tore strips off of all care staff because of not following policy for the safe usage of wet razors.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I've had 2 sharp injuries, one was after drawing up insulin, I was pulling the syringe out of the vial and managed to stab myself (I still have no idea how that happened). The second one was on a...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses who always show up late to work
    I'm a CNA who regularly turns up 5 minutes late for my monday morning shift. Before I accepted the shift though I explained that there was no way I was going to get to work on time due to refusing to...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Staffing during hurricanes?
    I work in aged care and During Cyclone Yasi, we had staff volunteer to stay at the evac center for the duration of the cyclone and the impending storm surge, my facility was evacuated and I assisted...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anyone else have schoolwork due DURING break?
    I have a maths assignment due on good friday. I'm still waiting for my tutor to get back to me on how I have to submit it as I can't find her address details anywhere online, I have her email...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Patients who can do ADLs but want nurses to
    I know I felt rather embarassed when I needed a bedpan and help wiping after I had my son as the spinal still hadn't worn off and I couldn't actually feel from about 1/2 way down my chest down. I...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
    I regularly bring in food for residents from home and management know I do it. So long as I do the appropriate paperwork for food from home and if they're not 'meant' to eat it I give it to them...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Is bringing dougnuts for my clinical unit o.k.?
    Our students usually bring in a large jar of decent(ish) instant coffee and/or teabags for us and a card. All the students in the group chip in for it and it lasts about a week so most people get...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Scrubs cost WHAT???
    I was just looking at the uniform for where I'm planning on doing my degree through and the name badge is $7.00 and the shirt is $27.95. I'm not sure what I have to wear on the bottom half but I...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Hospital Name Badge, Silly Question
    mine just clips to the collar of my shirt. There's a couple of uniform items that don't have collars but I've only ever seen them worn by admin who wear a different type of name badge.
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Nursing student could not find a job while studying ...
    Sorry we're only in Queensland and northern New South Wales
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  25. hot enough?
    I'm in FNQ and we're only at about 32.0c but we also have 50% humidity so it's fairly sticky.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand