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  1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    Dear Pre-nursing Student, it is highly likely I was an RN long before you were born. I am guessing you have never heard the sound of an iron lung, seen a case of smallpox, seen how ill a child is...
    12:31 am
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Fired After Fifty: Redux
    A appreciate what you are saying. I am 73 and have worked as an Army Public Health Nurse (APHN) for about 3 1/2 years. I will work as long as I can, but with health issues, I know I will have to stop...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    Where is your EO representative? Hostile workplace. This is not allowed.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    This whole nonsense is so "last century." I am a U.S. Army DoD civilian nurse (RN) working overseas. Physicians, nurses, medics and ancillary services in our clinic work as a TEAM. Being...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing: Then and Now
    I have my cap from 1958
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Infected Needlestick
    Your charge nurse was wrong, per Occupational Health guidelines. You should have seen a provider immediately.
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Infected Needlestick
    Go to the CDC website. The risk of HIV infection from a single (needlestick) bloodborne pathogen exposure is very small--0.3% if the source is HIV positive. Hep B virus is somewhat higher--6%-30%,...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Dangerous patients
    In states where I have worked, most public jurisdictions have a secure facility for lock-up psych evaluations. Rules vary from place to place. Sometimes it may be the community hospital with a couple...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Dangerous patients
    I have certainly not worked in all states, but in states where I have worked, any citizen can call the police regarding a person (patient) who is in danger of hurting himself or others. The person...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    How are you going to MAKE someone pay their emergency room bill when they can't afford an office visit (even if someone would see them), they have no education, and they are unemployed or...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    Ever citizen should have basic health care. Taxes are paying for it now, when people without health care go to the emergency room for minor illness. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    How are we going to pay for it? Expanding Medicare to cover everyone is an extremely good suggestion. Support education--train and educate our youth so they have jobs and pay taxes. Bring corporate...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    We all grew up learning that socialism is bad. That is not necessarily true. Other industrialized countries do a very good job with government supported health care. Check out this organization: ...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Nursing: Then and Now
    Who else worked in a TB san? Remember what we used to do with TB patients? Lots of fresh air. Gruesome surgical procedures. Isoniazid was brand new. Ten years. . .TB sans were gone.
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing: Then and Now
    I can remember washing gloves, placing them on a drying rack, and checking them for leaks before they were autoclaved. I remember cleaning glass syringes and sharpening needles. Catheters were...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    Let me get this straight. You were on the schedule at a particular facility for a colonoscopy. Upon arrival, you and your "Doc" decided to pack up and drive across town to another facility where you...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  17. Bleach and C diff
    Caviwipes? Do they handle C. diff?
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  18. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    That is a good point. Insurance companies are the ones making these decisions. Certainly, taxi is an option. I have had conscious sedation a couple of times. After being kept in the unit a couple...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  19. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    Don't let people put their monkey on your back. We as nurses tend to be caring and nurturing. If we are to survive over a 40 year career as happy, well adjusted nurses it is because we have learned...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. Public Health RN Educators
    What kind of questions? Yes, I have quite a bit of Public Health experience. trufflelily
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  21. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    RNsRWe, you are spot on. There is a huge difference between the real problem--HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA--and our dilemma as we try to manage the daily fall out. In my setting, the procedure is not...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    Now we are getting to the real problem, which is access to health care for all Americans. Bottom line:MILLIONS of people in America do not have ready access to adequate health care, or ancillary...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  23. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I work at a military facility. Upon arrival the patient must be accompanied by the person who will drive them home or the procedure is cancelled. At the very least, if the procedure is lengthy they...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  24. Has Nursing hardened you?
    I have been an active RN for 40 years. Nursing has been good to me, and I have been successful. I do not feel nursing has hardened me, however I have developed a balance. I have learned and practiced...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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