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  1. Options for allergy treatment with true allergy to antihistamines?
    An allergy to Benedryl/antihistamines is a real thing (not the dye), but what are the treatment options if an allergic reaction occurs? Anything other than Epi?
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Can an instructor do this???
    Technical difficulties never happen at opportune times. I feel for the instructor and the students! Ever have to request more time to post a discussion or hand in a paper d/t slow computer or down...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I cant take it!~!!!
    Really...it's not unusual for 1 nurse to be responsible for 53 patients?
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need an opinion...
    No, I don't think you're wrong. I think that it was good of you to realize that your nurse wanted to wrap up her shift, but she should have come to you immediately after report to do your d/c if the...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Please MAJOR TROUBLE!!
    Another nursing instructor here...you have no obligation to share your good news with the school. Enjoy your pregnancy! It's done all the time.
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. corrective action for smoking
    I find it slightly comical (sorry to suffering smokers) when the students on our campus are "busted" by my dear office-mate smoking just outside of the doors with our office window just a few feet...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Doctor's office and "nurses"
    Oh yes...this has annoyed (read infuriated) actual nurses forever! Many of them have very active telephone practices barely with even physician oversight (oh, the doctors are sooo busy)!
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Need advices before changing career to nurse
    OK...married to an engineer. I don't think there is any person more polor opposite in occupations than a nurse and an engineer. Why nursing?
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Work all night -School during the day, can it be done?
    Well, what's your program schedule for Monday mornings? Students rushing in late only to doze on their fist in the back row do not impress instructors.
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Seeking Advice
    I do not know your work environment or the type of floor you work on. That said, I would tell the charge nurse that you must leave tonight by (exactly change of shift time), and then DO IT. If the...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Last-minute clinical instructor: Is this usual??
    No, not unusual, but very stressful/frusterating! There may be computer training and/or general hospital orientation and/or training modules and/or background checks that the facility might require;...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. Gradebooks
    Our school uses Desire2Learn (D2L) as its management/communication tool for students/faculty. Each course has it's own home on D2L and content can be added, student discussions can be held, on-line...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. What to wear to clinical?
    I wear comfortable casual-dress pants, a simple top, a white lab coat, and comfortable shoes.
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. Newly Admitted Nursing Student - Is there no hope??
    Schools don't require vaccines and/or titers to disqualify students. They do it so that they know you will not BECOME infected (or that you've consciously waived the protection). Proper use of...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Are you afraid of blood?
    I am not freaked by blood at all, but I killed a mosquito that was attempting to taste mine in a store yesterday and splatted blood on my sleeve. It wasn't my blood....that grossed me out and I...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing School Options Around Mankato
    There is a Regency, or is it Rasmussen, college with a LPN program also. Acceptance rubrics are common now with points given for GPA, prereq's completed, hands-on patient care experience, etc. ...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  17. FT or PT?
    Greater MN has lots of rural hospitals. They like part-timers because it limits benefits, but even more important, it gives staffing much more flexibility in scheduling. Census waxes and wanes, as...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  18. Unwelcome RN wanting to return to nursing
    Try the VA! They are flush with $ right now, and hiring up, updating, building. Also, sometimes the rural hospitals are willing to spend time with someone "out of the business" for awhile in a...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  19. LPN question for RNs in hospitals
    Couldn't do without them, in my experience!
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Calling all nursing theory Advocates!
    Studying the theorists just portrays how the brains in nursing work out the puzzle of figuring out how best to holistically approach/understand patient's needs...non of them are perfect, but many...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Passing Meds
    You could save some of that really important quizing (pathophys, contraindications, etc.) for post-conference, and that way the whole group benefits. I have students pocket the med packages and the...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  22. Post clincal conference topic ideas
    I have the students pocket the packaging of every med they give, and they quiz the rest of the students on the med in post-conference after they speak about the pathophys, the s/sx and labs, etc. ...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. Teaching: Staff vs. Students
    I worked staff development in a rural hospital setting prior to college teaching. I think that the faculty position is much more stressful as it certainly requires more than nursing skills, and I...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  24. Just hired and I think I want out!
    Oh, I remember "the begining"! I suggest that you do it awhile longer before you take any rash action. It is overwhelming, and I have to admit that I did not add anything valuable to faculty...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. Why the high drop out rate of nursing students?
    Well, there are usually more ways than just formal testing to assess a student. If we didn't "teach" students how to test "NCLEX style", there'd be he** to pay, so we do try to incorporate it, as is...
    Jun 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty


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