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  1. NG tube output - any guesses?
    Yes, they weren't given anything. Of course, I can't watch them 24 hours a day if that's what you mean :D
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. NG tube output - any guesses?
    Had a pt with a possible small bowel obstruction (bowel sounds were great, asymptomatic pt with a prior bm that am, no distention, etc.) unconfirmed by CT that had low intermittent NG suction with a...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Is the military hiring?
    I don't believe you have to worry about recruiters trying to pull the wool over your eyes to get in. They don't have to - most people are competing for what little slots they do put out annually, or...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Navy Nurse
    3) You will deploy to a warzone even if you are an L&D nurse - a good friend of mine will be heading out soon, and he works postpartum. Keep in mind, according to the CNO: Navy hospitals only...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. ODS - Weight - Navy
    I finished ODS this year - I can't say it's the same for nurses, but for the med students who were overweight, they were sent home the day the drill instructors came in. Try to get down or past...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. AF or Navy Nursing RN-BSN
    The Navy required a CCNE accredited school for me, however I was able to attend an online (nursing classes only) program. I did however, have to take the other required coursework in class (thing...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Please, please, please remember the 5 rights!
    Mouth agape.
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. The War On Fat
    Really?? Yikes...I mean I hope you don't get on their bad side one day, because those epithets may be used to describe you :crying2: Sometimes you wonder how we get to old age and still hold...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do I set limits on caregiving with a family member?
    Arguments are a fact of life - no one enjoys the emotional 'spin-up' of one, but they are necessary. People argue all the time when threatened with facing realities about themselves. It can be very...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do you remember to check on patients q 15min or 2hrs, etc?
    Nothing fancy, mental note. Set the alarm clock on your phone if you haven trouble remembering.
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do I set limits on caregiving with a family member?
    He is family - but don't let cliches about blood being thicker than water hold you back from ending this behavior. It isn't fair to you that you are in this situation - and you are not responsible...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The War On Fat
    I enjoy home work-outs too. My wife bought the Tae Bo series and their elastic bands - I may have poked funny at her looking 'silly' once to which I was told to try it for myself. Tae Bo is no...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. At my boiling point...you are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    Chuck Palahniuk wants his cut.
    May 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The War On Fat
    Really? Where were you planning on going to the gym? 3 weeks worth of pay? What? Are the treadmills laden in gold? $45 (total) a month for both my wife and I. Over the past decade, living in...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Senate Investigates JACHO Big Pharma Pain Link
    Love the name. I'm sure kellyski didn't mean what she said as an absolute - different people do respond to drugs differently of course, so case-by-case is warranted.
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Getting a C in Nursing
    Is that an either / or situation? Strive to be good at both. I remember when I was in school, those who didn't do so hot on the tests would ego defense and posit that they were much better...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. The War On Fat
    This.
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When should I start thinking about Nurse Corps?
    Yes, the navy is the only branch that offers an RN-BSN type entry to the NCP. The Air Force doesn't have one, and the Army candidate program didn't do ADN RN's I was told when I met with them. The...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Air Force, Army, and Navy...Help Me Understand...
    Don't let that stop you if you really want it.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. When should I start thinking about Nurse Corps?
    Let me give you an idea of how it went for me so you can estimate time. Left AD in 2006, spent the next year and a half doing prereqs, followed by my application to the CC I was going to (along...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. New to Navy, ODS, Portsmouth-need any help?
    No head shaving at ODS (enlisted is another story). Community showers rock if you have a ton of people who need to get clean quick. If you're bashful, you'll get over it quick :) (from what I've read...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Ensign/Lieutenant relationships.
    Just like bb14 said, if he's in her chain of command (if he has some form of supervisory role over her or potential to 'enhance' her career) then its not good. If he's in a different chain of...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. New  Grad Nurse Dilemma. Please help.
    Read my lips carefully: Keep the job for at least 1 year. If not, you will very likely spend that next year looking for another. Tele rocks, don't be nuts :)
    May 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. low HOB better for urine flow?
    Foggy here, but the only explanation I can offer (albeit my first instinct is that gravity = >GFR) is that when lying supine, the fluid distribution of the body isn't acted on toward solely the feet...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Spouses being asked to leave the room
    Spouse or family member, you really don't have rights to patient information, unless they want to share it or they are unable to communicate and you are their PoA. I doubt anyone is considering the...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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