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  1. How do dementia patients process grief?
    My mom has been on hospice with advancing alzheimers. She had an incidence of aspiration pneumonia in 11/2010, which was quite severe and resulted in her physician suggesting hospice. She was eating...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. No nursing jobs in 2012 ???
    I do not have any statistics regarding nursing salaries in countries with a universal healthcare system, but I do have personal experience. I worked in the NHS in England, and my salary was much less...
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Stupid question...why can't we start IV's in PICC arm?
    Even though you have had 4 cases using the affected arm, I might suggest that as an ER nurse, you may not have known about lymphedema that occurs as a subsequent result of an action. The pt may be...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Stupid question...why can't we start IV's in PICC arm?
    Roy,Would never use an arm from a bilateral mastectomy for BP or venous access....I have seen a lymphedema twelve years out from mastectomy. We always use the calf for BP and foot vein for blood...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. IVIG question
    I've seen it done both ways...it doesn't matter. But if you do have a primary line running, just be sure your solution is compatible with the brand of IVIG that you are using.
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Cash Before Chemo: Hospitals Get Tough
    "I had a coworker-had a rash-after one year of trying to find out why she was having weird symptoms, her GYN realized she had something wrong and found Hodgkins Lymphoma stage 4-that was 7 years ago....
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Cash Before Chemo: Hospitals Get Tough
    After reading the many pages of this thread, I am surprised that there has been no clarification of some rather common terms used in Oncology research and practice time to progression vs. overall...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Therapeutic Phlebotomy Equipment
    To those infusion nurses and Hem-Onc nurses who perform therapeutic phlebotomy for p.vera or hemachromatosis.... In your organization, what sort of equipment do you use.. here are 2 choices: (1) an...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. My nightmarish experience
    He noticed that the port on the patient's CENTRAL LINE was off. Sorry, even though I have been working with central lines and ports for years, I have no idea what the above sentence...
    Aug 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. "The Jesus Factor"
    Skrawberri- "although God says we are all destined for hell without Jesus"..... could you please cite the exact Bible location of this quote? Thanks...
    Jul 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Come, All You Nurse Detectives
    biaxin....
    Jul 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Having a hard time with boundaries
    What is GIP?
    Jun 30, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. How are you spending your retirement?
    I love your quote - "nursing served me well, I served it well"....helps to put in perspective the difficulty of leaving/retiring from a profession which calls on our "duty to serve". I have the...
    Jun 28, '07
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  14. central lines to gravity
    cannot think of any prohibition against running a central line to gravity . We always try to run platelets to gravity, and it's often through a port, PICC or hickman. However, often it doesn't work...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. Pulmonary Embolism
    Thanks for your replies. I am sorry if I implied that telling a pt he/she would die a "horrible death" would ever be appropriate..no,no,no! But to prepare them for an event that may not pass as...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Pulmonary Embolism
    I wonder if I may ask for some input from experienced Hospice Nurses... I am a chemo nurse in an outpt university infusion center, and as a result, see many people who become Hospice pts at a point...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Nurses - Leading your subordinates (Nurse Aides, Nurse Techs, Med Aides)
    I had the same thought when I first read the subject line- the word "subordinate" is, in itself, demeaning - almost insulting.
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  18. Portacath question
    Ti be honest, I cannot imagine anyone accessing, using, or dc'ing a portacath wothout extensive training - not how-to instructions on a message board. This procedure needs not only to be taught by a...
    Jun 18, '07
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. triage nurse liability help
    I was wondering if the triage nursing world could shed some light... I have recently started taking call at our large university cancer center outpt unit. This is not call where you actually go in...
    May 17, '07
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  20. Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?
    I graduated in 1998 (LPN for the previous 20 years), and have worked in outpt oncology, administering chemotherapy, ever since (both in the U.S. and Europe). I am an OCN, and train lots of new nurses...
    Apr 10, '07
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  21. Queasy...
    The first day I was on the floor in nursing school, I walked into a pt room where a nurse was starting an IV on a pt. I have never seen anything like it to this day - she must have hit an artery,...
    Mar 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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