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  1. Decubiti peri indwelling catheter?
    Nope. It's obviously skin breakdown (at least to the naked eye). I imagine they will do a biopsy. :( Thanks for the responses.
    Feb 8
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Decubiti peri indwelling catheter?
    Has anybody ever seen this? Appear to be stage II; small wounds lateral to the actual Foley tubing, almost actually inside vagina (in lay terms, the lateral walls of the vaginal opening look like...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Anybody approved for SSDI for fibro?
    Sorry for the slow response...thanks so much for taking the time to help, Heather! It's amazing how unique the triggers for flare-ups are from person to person. I live in Portland, OR, and humidity...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Anybody approved for SSDI for fibro?
    Wow, Esme...thanks so much for the thoughtful response and the time it must have taken to write it. That's a great site! It looks like in 2012 the SSA changed their criteria for approving folks with...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. Anybody approved for SSDI for fibro?
    Around 7-8 years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It has been mild until about 6 months ago. These days, I'm lucky if I get 1-2 days a month that are free of pain and fatigue. So far, I...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  6. LPN Travel
    Barbara are they using med aides in CO a lot yet? I heard they started training them a few years back. I got licensed in CO and worked in Lakewood my first NH. Usually I had around 35 and all the...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. LPN Travel
    Sorry for jumping into the thread so late...Strawberry, did you have correctional experience before you started traveling? Or did you just kind of jump in? I'm excited to hear about LPNs traveling; I...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Portland-home health
    I would check out Gentiva; when I worked assisted living the HH RN was from there and she seemed pretty happy. Not sure what they pay. Avoid Addus; I haven't heard anything for a few years since...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. How is the market for LPNs?
    Not too good right now; I've been an LPN for 8 years but got into the vicious agency cycle, don't have the most stable work history, and have been having a hard time finding work. Very saturated with...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  10. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    You do have a point...some of the buildings I have been in (I work agency) will give the nurses 20-30 skilled patients and it's all you can do to keep your trachs suctioned. :(
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Yep. I would sooner flip burgers than pass meds. It's just not something that I happen to be good at; the passes are insanely heavy and I can't handle that level of stress, I'm like the deer in the...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. How high have you seen??
    I've seen them in the mid 30s (US) and asymptomatic.
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How high have you seen??
    I think I had a guy once in LTC whose BG at the hospital was around 1200 or so. Crazy.
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Transitioning out of nursing...
    After 8 years as an LPN, a lot of job turnover, and being soured on the idea of going on for my RN, I'm thinking of leaving the field. Yes, AGAIN. Wondering if there is anybody out there reading...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Here in OR, CMAs work under their own certification. If they screw up, it's them and the facility that gets it. To the OP: here in OR it is similar. We have CMAs (I'm actually grateful that we do...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. 54 yr old healthcare worker called a "bag of bones" by her healthcare employer
    She earned her angel wings tenfold. :) Hopefully the owner was also ignorant enough to fire her so she could sue under whistle blower laws.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Foot care
    What an inspiration you are, LoisJean! I have lots of foot care experience and am also hoping to open my own business soon. Thanks for your wonderful response! :) Edit: Just realized I already...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  19. Anxiety/short attention span/no filter/chronic pain...vent
    :hug:Thanks so much for the support and encouragement, my friends! I've seen a therapist on a short-term basis and am getting to know better what makes me tick. What will work for me, ultimately,...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Anxiety/short attention span/no filter/chronic pain...vent
    So I was just let go AGAIN. This time it was my big mouth that got me in trouble. I have also been let go from other various jobs for 1) not succeeding in a preceptorship because my performance...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. How to tell the family the patient has died
    I would imagine that would vary widely by state. It's my understanding that here in OR, licensed nurses must get a verbal pronouncement from the MD unless the resident is on hospice. If the...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Biometric screening out-of-state of licensure. Legal?
    I have done several screenings through my staffing agency and my position was as a screener. Basically, the role of the screener is to do the readings, and verbalize the info that is already on the...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is nursing really THAT bad?
    For me? In a word, yes, it is that bad. Sadly, I'm discovering that it probably is not a fit for me. Having said that, I have met quite a few people who love being nurses; it totally depends on...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does the "I'm going to make a HUGE mistake" feeling ever go away?
    Not for me. I've done LTC, home health, assisted living, CNA precepting, and foot care. One would think I'd have found my niche by now (and I'm hoping to just do private foot care and not have...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Foot care
    Lois, do you have a sticky somewhere that describes the basics of what you did to get your business going? So far, I have business cards and handbills made up, but dread the marketing part...TIA!
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing


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