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  1. administering medication via fistula needle...
    It's the hemodialysis nurses, on my new workplace, who are injecting EPO on the plastic tubing of the fistula needle (not on the port of the venous lines D=). I don't understand. Why can't they just...
    10:32 am
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. administering medication via fistula needle...
    Today, I found out that there is this practice of giving EPO IV via the fistula needle and, by that, I mean injecting the EPO at the actual plastic tubing of the venous fistula needle. I am wondering...
    7:07 am
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Can't stop fantasizing about a doctor...
    @ jadelpn Yes. Condescending attitude aside. Bypassing the nurses is bad and risky. I mean what's the point of having a health care team. I was really upset at the first hour post "Don't touch...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Can't stop fantasizing about a doctor...
    I remember asking him "why" but our conversation just ended up mostly with "I don't like your work." Though, I think I have an idea that it also involved past events. I think he remembers me as the...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. For extroverts...please don't ask me
    "Why?" "Why am I quiet?" "Why am I alone?" Stop. Please just stop. Stop asking what's wrong. Stop asking for my problem. Stop making me feel inhuman. Stop making me feel inadequate. Stop...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Can't stop fantasizing about a doctor...
    NOTE: This is just a fantasy. I know very well that this isn't something to be done in real life. Sorry. I'm in a serious need to vent. I seriously need my concentration back for an exam. :( I...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What do you do..when you talked with another patient?
    ^ Well, things are fine now. It's been days already. However, I wanted to check with other nurses if I have learned the right lesson from this situation. And the lesson is: It is BETTER to say Sorry...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What do you do..when you talked with another patient?
    Have you ever talked with a client while thinking that they are another client? For example, have you ever greeted someone with a different name or the like? (WARNING: Some rants included) It...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nurses and Narcotics
    I just want to rant about it. I've been bashed here before for saying how administration in our hospital **** but I don't care about that anymore because they are indeed very terrible people and I'm...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. *confused* Sliding Scales and Insulin (particularly Actrapid)
    I just wanted to post a thanks to everyone. It definitely made things clearer. I better review my insulins now :)
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. *confused* Sliding Scales and Insulin (particularly Actrapid)
    i'm sorry for the confusing post. I must say that I am really confused. I did the finger stick on my own and felt weird doing it on my own. So now I am asking, am I suppose to only do glucose checks...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  12. *confused* Sliding Scales and Insulin (particularly Actrapid)
    First of all, I've been out for Medical-Surgical Nursing for so long, please explain to me as if I am a new graduate. Secondly, please excuse the way I'm posting this. I am quite confused. Thanks....
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  13. Dialysis nursing and transferring to another unit
    I just want to say that Emergency Room Nursing is a completely different world from Dialysis Nursing. Sure some patients in dialysis will have arrests/hypoglycemia/hypotension but really it's...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. I snapped at work and... I dont know what to do...
    Thank you everyone. Truly. I'm sorry I didn't update because I don't fell like doing so....(yes, very self-destructive behavior on my side). I went to see a psychiatrist but I feel like I wasted my...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I snapped at work and... I dont know what to do...
    Thank you all. I tried looking up for an emergency contact yesterday but to no avail. The nearest hospital in my place is the hospital I work on and....well...I don't want to be in there. It doesn't...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I snapped at work and... I dont know what to do...
    God, why does it always have to end with me seeking a doctor... right now I probably need all the money to pay for breach of contract. Now that I think about it, I dont know how to find another job....
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I snapped at work and... I dont know what to do...
    uh, help? Sorry in advance for posting here but I just dont have any social support to turn to... Today, I believe I just had a mental breakdown at work today. Note that I am already very unhappy...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How to cannulate without pain?
    Oh the "popping sound" :) Yesterday, I had this patient on which I never get a popping sound and so I thought "Does this mean I am not quite 'in'?" despite having a blood flow. I'm like "Could I get...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Training on Dialysis
    Is there any hospital that I can volunteer for free?
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  20. How to cannulate without pain?
    Thanks for responding people. I honestly feel stupid for asking this question. I haven't really gotten around on pressing down access sites because of fear of the tiniest amount of blood oozing. ...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Online Arabic Language Resources for Health Professionals
    Hello everyone. I'm in desperate need of help with my Arabic. I was wondering if anyone here knows any online resources for health care related arabic (i.e. anatomy, pathophysiology, chief...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  22. How to cannulate without pain?
    I'm working for almost 1 year in HD now and still I suffer rejection from patients, one of which is that insert needles painfully. I'm not good with deep accesses either so I really want to get this...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. I can't confide with my head nurse...
    Thank you for this point of view. I've always thought that I'm doing my colleagues a favor by not having them mind me. I thought it was effective as they don't look miserable at all.
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I can't confide with my head nurse...
    Unprofessional is an understatement. I guess it's time to let go.
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I can't confide with my head nurse...
    ...and so she decided to send me to the Nursing Director. Fortunately or unfortunately, there was a meeting of directors and my fears have been postponed. The basic problem is I am very unhappy...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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