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  1. My kids are sending me to the psyc. ward
    I always found it cheaper and easier to pay a babysitter when I went shopping, especially for groceries. I would take less time in the store , and spend less money when I went alone. The couple of...
    May 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My kids are sending me to the psyc. ward
    A "good smack across the cheek" may stop the scream, but IMO is not only physical abuse, it is emotional abuse as well. A four year old can feel humiliarion, and slapping someones's face in public...
    May 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What next?
    MRSA is usually not a problem for healthy individuals. It is more of a concern for people who are already compromised. Our infectious disease specialist tells us that a fairly large percentage of...
    May 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is Caring to You?
    This seems like an easy question, but is not really that simple. Caring is a feeling of wanting to do the best I am capable of doing for my patients. I cannot relate individual incidents to...
    Apr 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How Nursing Has Changed Me
    As nurses we often complain about our careers. We vent about the long hours and lack of respect. One thing we don't seem to talk about is the differences nursing has made in us. I have changed a...
    Apr 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Professional women HELP!!!!
    How committed is your boyfriend to helping and supporting you? You will need a lot of help if you want to attempt all of this. And what do you want most? I personally would not attempt all of this...
    Apr 9, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Once you go ICU, you never go back.....
    Anne, Welcome to our ranks. I love ICU, and could not imagine working elsewhere. I love the challenge, and there is always something new to learn.
    Apr 8, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Haldol IV??
    We use propofol IV push for concious sedation, but it must be given by the anesthesiologist. Nursing staff is not permitted to push this med.
    Mar 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. self scheduling
    We have a form of self scheduling that works quite well. Everyone fills out a six week schedule for themselves and gives it to the unit manager. We are given guidelines regarding the number of...
    Mar 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. nursing caps
    My thoughts too.
    Mar 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Gets up on one knee
    Succinct and to the point.
    Mar 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Gets up on one knee
    Some people never learn.
    Mar 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ICU Nurses - help with a paper
    Most of these questions I can only answer with my personal opinion, not facts. I don't really feel like typing all of the answers. If you would like to call me, PM me. and I will give you my phone...
    Mar 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. OMG!!  I got it!
    Welcome to the ranks of critical care nursing. I hope you love it as much as I do.
    Mar 13, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. R.N.'s Vs L.P.N.'s
    Heather, I'll have one of those Margaritas, too. Extra salt please
    Mar 8, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. PRN different than per diem?
    Hospitals are getting very creative with staffing to attract more people. Ours currently has regular full time, flex full time, regular part time, limited part time, prn, and per diem. Per diem...
    Mar 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. ICU Nurses - need help with a paper
    The best site to go for information would be the AACN website. This is the professional organization for critical care nurses. You can do a Google search for other nursing organizations as well. I...
    Mar 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. LPN's are Nurses Too? Aren't they?
    Most of the LPNs I have worked with are hard working and knowledgable. I have worked with a few who were lazy and incompetent. Most of the RNs I have worked with are hard working and knowledgable. ...
    Mar 6, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Feeling totally worthless...
    Fab4Fan, I agree with everything else that has been said here. Take your time looking, and I am sure you will find a job you love. Take care of yourself.
    Mar 5, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses rat on nurses
    How was I supposed to know she didn't know what she was giving if she didn't ask? Had she asked, I would have explained the difference. And as far as the patient not being harmed, he had to undergo...
    Mar 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Funniest Report
    I have frequently made verbal bloopers when taping report. We had aconfused patient that kept getting out of bed and trying to get into bed with his room mate, so we put a Posey restraint on him. ...
    Mar 2, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Well, that's it you guys.....
    congratulations :kiss :biggringi :balloons: :angel2:
    Mar 1, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses rat on nurses
    There is a huge difference between covering for a co-worker, and covering up for a co-worker. Helping and supporting our fellow staff increases patient safety, IMO. I would never let another nurse...
    Feb 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!!
    I will be attending the Nursing Horizons seminar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Oakland campus on March 7th. Anyone else going to be there?
    Feb 24, '03
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!!
    I'm about two hours East of Pittsburgh, but far from being a new grad. I work all nights in ICU. I also have relatives near Philly and York, and usually visit there several times a year.
    Feb 24, '03
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing


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