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  1. That certain odor on some patients and their visitors
    Oh yes. I know that smell. I've always smelled it on drug users. Heroin is popular where I live, not so much meth. It's sweat mixed with the toxins seeping out through the skin. Also has a lot to do...
    9:29 am
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    Great question! I don't hate nursing, I hate documentation and the often encountered hostile working environments in nursing. The low pay and disrespect. Ideally, I would rewind the clock and go...
    9:21 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Male locks (hair)
    Is he Rastafari? I don't think it should it should make a difference, but just wondering. Although The Commuter points out the reality of the work environment, I consider that discrimination...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Any Jewish nurses?
    In honor of this week , chag sameach! And yes, I'm a Jew. Not such a minority where I live. We have several Jewish health systems too.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    You are right outrunningzombies, only those of us who have worked inner city ED know what the OP experiences. It's a different world. A completely different culture to learn to navigate and the rules...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Nurses continue to eat their young
    I agree. I've worked many different jobs and fields before nursing and it is more prevalent. The term NETY should be substituted for what this behavior truly is: Disrespectful Unprofessional ...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Did I make a mistake?
    You're not incompetent. You are going through the normal learning curve of a new nurse. Just follow the medication orders as written by the MD. I understand most meds in hospice are PRN so this may...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Warning Signs Associated With Degree Mills and Scam Schools
    Wow! I had not heard about the totally fake schools! Unbelievable. And you are right Commuter, although some of the signs you mentioned would seem like common sense warnings, not everyone sees them....
    Apr 11
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  9. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Thank you to all of you dealing with this illness for sharing. It really is very helpful (and humbling) to hear your stories.
    Apr 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    Sounds exactly like my first ED job! I loved the learning I accomplished, but it was too much for a new grad to take in. And there were some awful colleagues who wouldn't even talk to me because I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    The two family members I mentioned in my earlier post actually are not related (both are in my family via marriage). They also don't really know each other. They both have this illness and came to...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Thanks nrskarenrn, informative links. My question was geared to the responders with fibro -- what have you found helpful (or not!) when it comes to alternative treatments?
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Yes it's a hard diagnosis to wrap your head around. I have 2 family members who have been diagnosed with fibro. Both are strong women who dealt with pain for years before seeking help. I believe they...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Congratulations, NPs of NY!
    The collaboration agreement drops after 3600 hours of practice. Not perfect but certainly better than nothing! Go NY!
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Unbelievable
    So so glad you have a union!
    Apr 4
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Positive, non-debate thread on healing and health-building naturally
    I have done juice fasts, paleo, vegan, raw, etc... I think I've come to a balance now by eating in moderation and focusing on real food. If I have to read a list of ingredients, then it's not real...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. ER training.  CEN
    Yes. I think having a deeper understanding of all kinds if emergencies and not just the ones commonly seen in my ER was very helpful. Clinically I gained more from the TNCC than CEN.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Quality of care comparison MD vs. NP
    I suggest a library search! There are plenty of articles and studies to answer your research assignment. Ask your librarian for help if you're having trouble with the search terms.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. ER training.  CEN
    Ok. I got it -- jeff solheim. Google it. I highly recommend him.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. ER training.  CEN
    I'm not sure about online course but I remember listening to a series of lectures when I took the first CEN. It was by a great instructor whose name escapes me now. Jeff something?? He is a well...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Marijuana and nursing
    Not to me. People can smoke every single day and not be addicted or have their life affected. Marihuana is not heroin. It is a completely different thing. I know people who have smoked for years on a...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Marijuana and nursing
    But why? Why do you care if a nurse smoked on his day off 3 days before the next shift? Why? Don't you know the pharmacology of marihuana? I don't mean to offend you but I just don't understand this...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Marijuana and nursing
    Canada continues to amaze me for its maturity and respect of basic rights. The marihuana debate will be resolved as more states legalize. For now OP, wait until you turn 21 and have some vacation...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Racism in small caucasian town?My GPA is 4.0 and teas is high level.
    From everything you've said, I do believe they just didn't want the Asian in their school. It's unfair and it does happen. Small towns are notoriously close-minded. I know from experience. It...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Does everyone work 7 days a week in Home Health?
    Ah ha! Per diem. So they've been scheduling you every day and you have not said No. Just tell them to only schedule you for 5 days. As per diem, you really choose how many days you wish to work. At...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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