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  1. Not hired if you smoke?
    In Singapore, there is a certain hospital that doesn't hire obese nurses. If your BMI is above like 25 or smth, you will not be hired.
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    I think the best is to be useful.
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Med error? help im going to loose ky mind thinking about this!!!!!!
    what? IM everyday? Tell your MD to stop torturing that poor patient.
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. question about vanc, trough, and holding the dose
    Ask the doctor to write down in his notes when to restart vanco. Usually they will check vanco trough again before starting. It is important to ask him to restart when and check if bloods are needed!...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you answer your phone on your day off?
    Yeah kinda so we have to pick it up. But learn to say no, that's the point if you don't want to work!
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you answer your phone on your day off?
    Hate calls like this. But unfortunately we have to pick it up in Singapore if not verbal warnings will be given. We have a call-tree exercise incase of national crisis we have to be activated...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What kind of clamp to use in clamping a foley catheter? (for bladder training )
    Or.. kink it and tape it with micropore. works like magic too :)
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Discharge times
    Our official discharge timing is about 1-2pm. I try to get them out before 1pm so that I don't have to pass over. But sometimes the house officers are seriously slow in discharging pts and causing...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Deathbed visions **UPDATED**
    I had dreams about patients saying good bye to me in them and the next day when I returned, they were gone.
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Will I ever feel confident?
    you can try googling guide to a newly graduated nurse :D
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How to be come a nurse in singapore?
    This is so true. Even for me a local Singaporean nurse, I can prove her words. It is really sweat and hardwork for peanuts. Maybe to some Pinoys the money is good but the living standard is way too...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  12. How to be come a nurse in singapore?
    Yes there is a chance. But a slim chance because you have to work for at least 3-5 years before they want to CONSIDER to send you for RN classes as they need more ENs right now.
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  13. How much does a nurse make in Singapore?
    I am from Singapore. We don't go by hourly rate even for agency nurses. I am a local and my starting pay was SGD 1600 with diploma level and the increment sucks. If you do come to sg with Degree and...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. IV Flagyl
    Some joker put it in right?
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. IV albumin
    Spike it! Free flow!
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Cutting VAC foam
    Just as long your foam, field and techniques are sterile, put in and taking out the black foam is fine. Like what Shermbrn suggested, to draw the template out with the plastic cover after dropping...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Wound Vac with suction device not on patient?
    We call it VAC dressing in Singapore.
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Leaking foley catheter
    There are silicon foley catheters right? They last longer.
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. gangrene in a very private area.
    I had a pt who had Fornier's gangrene. It was really bad. But it wasn't a hospice pt. The wound was very wet, smelly and caused alot of pain to the pain and the gentleman needed to be bed bound...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. how to deal with the funky smell?
    It is reasonable to wear a mask and fix that smell, that's important. If you can, do some debridement, irrigate with Normal saline (unless dr wants a PP wash or chlorohexidine), the smell should be...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. question on tube feeding and flushes
    You are supposed to do it by gravity and never push it unless it is stuck. You have to crush your pills till powder fine (yes it takes time and effort but for a good wash down it is worth it) and...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. med error
    A SRN caring for 200 patients serving medications and she had a medication error and she was up in trial but was acquited with a verbal warning. THEY HAD TO LET HER OFF caring for 200 patients THATS...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Lots of blood... starting IV's HELP!!!
    find the right spot to the pressure on. ;) (dont mean to sound dirty here :P)
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. administering meds during emergencies without a standing PRN order
    In these situations, our roles and responsibilities are very very debatable. In Singapore, our drs have handphones instead of pagers. When the pt is in hypoglycemic state, we will call and inform...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Going to work with a broken heart...
    Some hugs to you but if you had my boss, i quote her, "dont bring your problems to work". Take a day off!
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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