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  1. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Both of the patients being transported were in Africa working with Ebola patients as part of Samaritan's Purse. I couldn't find the interview you mention -- what network/show was it on?
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    "Sure, this pt's ammonia was 116 yesterday and is 125 today, but we're not going to give him the TID lactulose he takes at home because he's been having loose stools." My hand to God.
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    The CDC has been responsible for quarantine stations since 1967 (; these are not new stations that are suddenly being set up. Also, that Executive...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An omen...
    On my way home from my first code, "Don't Fear the Reaper" came on the radio.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    They can't hit you if they can't reach you. Keep your distance and always have an escape route.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Charge nurse pay
    Nothing extra, though they do try to keep me out of assignment.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. HELP!! Phone Interview with Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY!!
    (whoops, posted twice)
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. HELP!! Phone Interview with Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY!!
    Trailways of New York: Scheduled Bus Service and Charters Contact Trailways by Phone (800) 776-7548 7am - 11:30pm, EST Daily
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    My favorite attending, the one who I would want caring for my family above anyone else in our hospital, started out as a tech.
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Boston bombing victim to wed his rehab nurse
    Well, I guess this is what I get for thinking the Post would get the details right! Though I do still believe that there is a power differential between caregiver and patient that does not lead to...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Boston bombing victim to wed his rehab nurse I'm happy for them, but come on -- ethics, much?
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Transferring License to New York
    Mufaro, it was almost 3 years ago, but from what I remember - It took about 6 weeks, I think. That's the current version of the form I filled out. I didn't use Nursys for license verification; I...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. Have you ever had an accident driving to work in a snow storm?
    The last time my hospital was expecting bad weather that could have mandated staff staying over, they told us to pack not only a change of clothes and personal care items, but to bring our own food....
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Moving from Compact to Non Compact State..HELP!
    Yes, start by finding the Oklahoma board of nursing's website and their instructions for endorsing an out-of-state license.
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Water
    Not at our workstations. We're told it's a New York State OSHA rule. We can have food/drinks in the conference room or the break room, but not at the nurses station or in the kitchenette. (That's...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. RN License plate
    Hey, you know what's an even better "insurance policy" against speeding tickets? NOT SPEEDING.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work
    I wear cheap fob watches on the pocket of my scrub top -- they usually make it about 4 months before getting destroyed somehow. The only other jewelry I wear at work is $5 stud earrings from the...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you like working weekends? Holidays?
    In my previous career, I worked Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Every week of the year, for nearly 20 years. NEVER AGAIN.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Best MD note
    After a detailed description of a difficult central line insertion: "Pt has earned a chocolate donut."
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Nurse self scheduling
    My hospital uses Lawson Workforce Management. We have a few rules when self-scheduling -- our weekends are already plugged in, we must work 3 Mondays and 3 Fridays in each 8-week schedule block, and...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. No long distance for patients?
    And how is the patient supposed to reach their family member to ask for a cell phone without phoning them? I work at a rural hospital. Many of our patients live an hour or more from our facility,...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How to apply endorsement of RN license from california to florida
    Which fields and requirements are you having trouble with?
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. Cosigning Conundrum
    But you don't know that. Anyone can make a mistake. Almost everyone does make a mistake at some point.
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Internal Patient Transport - Process
    Our ticket to ride includes: Nurse's name and phone extension Pt's code status Oriented/Disoriented Able to stand alone/with 1 assist/with 2 assist/unable to stand Problems with...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should pediatric patients shower with central lines while in the hospital setting
    It's not safe to take the IV pump into the shower - it's an electrical device and those don't play well with water! If the pt can't be disconnected from whatever's infusing for 10 minutes, then they...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety