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  1. patient care while on prescription pain meds...
    Vicodin has NSAID properties? It contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen - is there some sort of filler that makes it an NSAID? There IS an ibuprofen and hydrocodone version, Vicoprofen, but I don't...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. patient care while on prescription pain meds...
    So as not to violate TOS, I made a concerted effort to phrase my post in such a manner that I'm not seeking advice (legal or otherwise) as to what *I* should be doing, so I'm not sure why the...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. patient care while on prescription pain meds...
    So you don't think it negatively affected your ability to care for patients? What do you think management's response would be if they'd known? Thanks for the response, and OMG I remember the pain...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "I hear voices"
    Great story! For the record, I would've figured it out without the disclaimer, but maybe that's because I'm an old bat and remember having to wear starched whites while in school. ;-)
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Passed NCLEX-RN after 4 times!!!! YAY!!!
    Congrats, Lindsey - I can feel your enthusiasm! Two thumbs up... :)
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. patient care while on prescription pain meds...
    First, for the mods, let me clarify that I am NOT looking for legal advice. ;) I have an attorney and I've also currently got a request for info in at my BON. My legal advice comes from my attorney....
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Work Injured Nurses
    Oh wow, thanks so much for posting this! I am a work-injured nurse (torn hip cartilage, surgery, etc, etc) and it's been a nightmare since my 11/2007 injury. I'll definitely be checking this site out...
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Freak tragedy - School nurse dies after performing CPR on coach
    So sad... but so typical of a nurse. RIP Ms. Bowden.
    May 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. nursing schools in new orleans
    Here's a link to another: http://www.ololcollege.edu/Accelerated_Nursing.html I don't know anything about either of them, other than the OLOL students do clinicals where I work, and I also work...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. NTI's brochure cover - LOL!!
    I just realized, while sitting here looking through today's mail, that NTI's 2009 brochure has a scene of Bourbon St on the cover, with Rick's Cabaret and at least one other strip club prominently...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Injured at work last year, still having problems, need advice (long)
    Oh, it's not her. She's already told me that she will figure it out, that she doesn't want us to worry about it. She's truly a "big" girl in all respects. :yeah: I just feel like crapola because her...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Injured at work last year, still having problems, need advice (long)
    Hi everyone, I know this is long and I'm sorry, but I'm really at the end of my rope and could use some advice. I injured myself last November '07 while working in the SICU (I was a Clinical...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. What do I do now?  Transfer or quit?
    WOW, get the heck outta there as fast as possible - and be sure to request an exit interview. No one should have to work in that environment.
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bathroom Inservicing
    Yep, it's been this way for years and years, in every facility I've ever worked. I like to think of it as "potty training" - but it's as effective as sleeping with a book under my pillow, IMO. ...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Work Injury, need advice
    They don't have a choice BUT to cover it! It happened while you were at work, therefore it's a work-related injury. Period. I suggest you seek legal advice, at least to let you know what your...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Help with essay...to all nurses.
    Issues? I don't have time to type the post that would cover the issues that nurses face on a daily basis. Can you be more specific? I will say that my first response to your question about a...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing student, and two deaths this week (very long, sorry...)
    You've gotten some excellent advice so I won't repeat what's already been said, but I do want to tell you that you did a great job - you "get" what it is that nurses do. The deaths don't get any...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing and Astrological Sign
    Leo here :D I worked SICU for many years and am now working as a heart transplant coordinator. For the record, I don't love nursing anymore and haven't for a long time. (My patients don't know...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Guilty Mom
    Yep, night shift worked best for me when the kids were little. I got home in time to get them off to school, slept while they were in school, and was up for homework, dinner, etc. There was only a...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Have decided not to pursue RN
    I've come to that point a few times in my career... and I'm there now and have been for a few years. Sad to say, it's the money that keeps me doing it. Don't get me wrong - I still smile and provide...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is ICU too challenging for new grads?
    No, it definitely is NOT too challenging for a new grad, but you've got to make a promise to me and every other "old" nurse out there that, if you survive orientation and get a bit of time under your...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Heparin Drip Error
    I'm wondering why this is such a big deal for this manager, or any of the facilities at which you're trying to gain employment? Nurses make med errors, and that's a fact of life. I've never heard of...
    Oct 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Who gets scared taking hospital exams for hire
    There's no rule that says you can't bring a laminated index card in with you, one that's got several different formulas on it. I have been an ICU nurse for a long time, and I still use little cheats....
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Blood splatter
    What happened to you IS an exposure, and should be handled just like a needle stick, or any other exposure, would be.
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. staffing stradegies
    That sounds just awful. Sending a nurse "away" for the middle 4 hours of a 12 hour shift is ridiculous. They'd do that to me - ONCE - and I wouldn't be back. How disrespectful and inconsiderate.
    Oct 6, '08
    Forum: Nurse Management


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