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  1. #!@$ I hate cancer
    It's never easy- but with a kid, it's horrendous. I couldn't do pediatric oncology. Peds was bad enough. I've been through chemo, and while it stunk for the 19 months I was on it, at least I was "old...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. St.Mary's or Good Sam in West Palm Beach???
    Maybe check the Florida forum... threads will be moved by staff to the forum where they are most likely to get the most exposure appropriate to the topic :)
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  3. Is becoming a nurse for me?
    Personally, with the market being as is described by so many new grads here, I couldn't imagine recommending that someone take out loans for nursing school when the job prospects are so poor.
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Why can't you write people's names in your note: Rationale?
    If I talked to a specific supervisor, doc, or other nurse, by God their name went in the chart w/date and time. Period. If they are pertinent to the situation, they get named in the role they...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How do you take your meds when working nights?
    Maybe ask your doc for some suggestions.... not sure if this borders on medical advice. I know the dilemma - I take my meds as close to the same time as I can (no diuretics, but just about...
    Dec 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    Murray was a fool. Big difference :D I loved drug/alcohol rehab patients....yeah- they had some really hard times. But they knew what they were. And, imo- and ime, methadone maintenance is cruel...
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. opinions please?
    OK....opinion on this topic. Why not do the ADN-BSN thing.... NOBODY CARES what school you go to ...if you pass boards you get a job (eventually).... it's not even on job applications. Never in 19...
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. opinions please?
    :yeah: Very good :) When I saw the title, all I could think of was that my present opinion on a totally unrelated issue isn't fit to print :D
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Pegnant Nurse in of help ASAP
    Wear a shirt that has the word "Baby" with the arrow pointing down.... if you're 6 months and nobody has a clue, you NEED to tell them. :eek: Either that or check to see if THEY are breathing -...
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is Med-Surg really a dead end?
    Ten pages of links- maybe you'll find some more opinions here :) ...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is nursing school bad for my health?  Will it be the same as a nurse?
    There are probably a million other nurses with the exact same things going on... and they get it done. Whether or not you WANT to live like that is another matter. Good luck. :)
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Sample nurse malpractice suits
    You'd be amazed at what fast talking lawyers can weasel out of a corporation. The truth is irrelevant. Period. I've been sued (along with another nurse, the DON and administrator). There was no...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. In your opinion which is more addictive tylenol 3 or tramadol
    Tramadol CAN be very helpful for different kinds of pain. I'm in constant pain- no pain free days since 1996.... docs won't prescribe the Norco to take it enough to be pain 'tolerable' (I don't...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. POA  vs POAH....
    Right- my main point is to know the paperwork...:) Unless the POA specifically covers healthcare decisions, it is useless for medical decisions.
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. In your opinion which is more addictive tylenol 3 or tramadol
    T#3....hands down. NEVER had a patent enter drug rehab for tramadol. I hear about the tramadol being taken off the market- first it was propoxyphene.. they're leaving few options besides the...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. teaching hospital vs. community hospitals and the rn
    I've worked at a small rural hospital (125 beds) and also (in the same city) a community hospital (with 300+ beds) and a medium sized hospital of 400+ beds. Loved them all. Paged docs...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. POA  vs POAH....
    Durable Medical Power of Attorney is essentially the same thing. :)
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. POA  vs POAH....
    Enter: Power of Attorney vs Power of Attorney for Healthcare (or whatever your state calls it) and watch millions of entries come up :) I had the link- but it lead to some personal info I can't...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. POA  vs POAH....
    Depending on the state- no. They aren't covered. People need to know what their state requires re: medical decisions (either for themselves or their patients) The POA form is purely...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Record Numbers Entering Nursing, Gaps Remain
    Hey GrnTea- congrats on the gold letters :)
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. POA  vs POAH....
    I see this all the time- and wonder if folks think they are the same. They are NOT. :) POA- Power of Attorney- for financial issues POAH- Power of Attorney for Healthcare....for medical...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do Not Send to Hospital From Nursing Home
    These are not uncommon with specific EOL care wishes. MOST allow for transport for acute problems. If the patient/resident is very demented, some choose to have comfort measures and/or hospice...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    Maybe some of these will help :) ...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Failed Med/Surg by 3/10 point
    It's not the school's problem that you missed the question. It stinks- but you're fortunate to have a low passing "target"....I guess. I had the same set up as applewhitern.... and we had %100...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Enteral feeding patients in hospice/carehome facility
    I've taken care of either bolus or pump feedings- not free flowing, large volume gravity drips. I don't think those are safe- when you set a clamp, you get the speed in the position the person is in...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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