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  1. Appropriate to go to a patients funeral?
    My uncle was a long-time cardiac pt; CHF, A-Fib, artificial valve, COPD, coumadin, pacemaker, etc. He died after being in the CCU for 9 weeks (completely non-cardiac related, his colon ruptured...
    May 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. How do you get time to plan your wedding? I am stressing out!
    Breathe. People won't care (or remember) if the napkins were sky blue and the bridesmaid's dresses were navy blue. The wedding is a single day that begins your journey into marriage--and THAT is...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Bedside Reporting:  HIPPA Violation?
    *HIPAA--Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
    May 9
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. This is a stretch to call HIPAA violation
    Thought so. And the bad thing is, the main office never explained that to the parent and never backed us up. We now have a HIPAA complaint against us, which factors into bonuses and raises.
    May 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. Happy Nurse's Week!
    Happy Nurse's Week (gotta say it since my employer, which is about 80% nursing staff) won't acknowledge it! Thank you all for everything you do!
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. This is a stretch to call HIPAA violation
    I work in an outpatient clinic and recently went to EMR. As part of meaningful use, the front desk is required to print a summary of the day's office visit for each pt. One day a teenager and their...
    May 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. Wellstar or Kaiser
    I'll try. I'm an LPN so I know the bigger hospitals won't hire me, so it's down to the offices and maybe urgent care. Thanks!
    Apr 24
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  8. Clinic Procedures
    Be careful how you tell the teachers to curb nurse visits. My oldest was in 5th grade and jammed his finger at recess. It started swelling and hurting and when he asked the teacher to go to the...
    Apr 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Can't find employment
    Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic is almost always looking for LPNs, and they have 18 locations all over the metro Atlanta area. Check out their website Home | Atlanta Allergy & Asthma. Weekends and...
    Apr 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Considering school nurse position
    Right now I make $18.30/hour working about 38 hours a week, so even the top end of the pay scale for the school nurse job would be a cut of $12,000 annually. My husband makes very good money, and I...
    Apr 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Considering school nurse position
    Hey everybody! I'm considering trying for a school nurse position in my local district, so what's the good and bad of the job? I know the pay sucks ($14000--$21000 annual salary) but the hours...
    Apr 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Quitting... physician office and giving notice
    I was forced to give 4 months notice at one job. A previous coworker had gotten engaged and said she'd work until her wedding, but was missing her fiance (who lived an hour away in another state) so...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  13. I want to become a school nurse!
    What is the average pay? The school district in which I live has an opening and the pay is $14,350 a year. Is that about right or should I go for it and ask for more money? I've got 8 years...
    Apr 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Wellstar or Kaiser
    It's for LPN in many of their clinic settings. I've been an LPN for 8 years with experience only in office/clinic settings, so well beyond their minimum requirements, and even in the specialty that...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  15. Wellstar or Kaiser
    What is the secret "keyword" to get past the online application for Wellstar or Kaiser? They both have their online customer service assessments and Kaiser has a pediatric med amin test (each...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  16. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    After two rough pregnancies, if either one of my kids asked me for another sibling I'd laugh and walk away.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Med Error
    I work in an allergy clinic and have done this myself on one of our own pts! The previous dose was .05 and I read it as 0.5 so I administered 0.5 (which is the top dose on allergy shots 98% of the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    My biggest one, and most frequent, is Zyrtec pronounced zir-teks. There is no "S" on the end of Zyrtec so quit putting one there!!! A classmate had a preceptor that said deltroid instead of...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. asthma assessment
    Also ask if the pt has a daily maintenance inhaler they're supposed to be using. So many kids will stop using their daily because they're "doing good" and don't need it and can get very symptomatic...
    Feb 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. What's your dress code at work?
    One place I worked was color-coded with RN's in navy blue, LPN's in teal, MA's in sky blue, lab techs in maroon, environmenal in green. Only problem was I was the first LPN they hired so they didn't...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. just interviewed for full time office nurse position
    No, it's illegal to ask if you have kids because most employers, when choosing between someone with young kids and someone with no kids/older kids they'll pick the candidate who won't call out...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  22. Ethical question-WWYD?
    Good Samaritan laws don't apply to us. I would give the epi if necessary. I'm in allergy/asthma so we have stock epi and many of our pts have their own EpiPen on hand. EpiPen, Jr. is for pts 33-66...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What does an LPN do in a physician's office?
    Try a specialist office versus PCP because specialists tend to do more procedures needing LPNs. I did ENT who also did minor in-office surgical procedures and that was great.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  24. Holidays  ????
    The point of Martin Luther King day being a holiday isn't for a day off to grill out, it's meant to be a day of service for your community. Dr. King was a pioneer for civil rights and equality for...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. new CWON-where to begin?
    Check with diabetic clinics or outpatient wound care clinics for any ideas.
    Jan 13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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