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  1. Charting Bloopers
    Yep. As the M.O. reading it said, "Interesting". Admittedly, that seemed to be his favourite word, lol
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Charting Bloopers
    For a #: "Closed reduction internal fixation"
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Thats not what she said....
    Apparently another way to check is to raise their arm so it's above their face and let it go. If it's post a true seizure, they'll hit themselves in the face (unfortunately). If it's not, the hand...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Dream job if you weren't an RN
    I'd love to be a mum. Hopefully I can actually manage that one day, producing child is harder than it seems sometimes :(
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dream job if you weren't an RN
    Ecologist, either in my own country (NZ - although some of the subantarctic islands would be good too) or in Antarctica. I'd love to work in Antarctica one day.
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Uniform color by discipline
    Isn't the point of a uniform that you DON'T choose what you're wearing? It seems a very odd question to me, but maybe that's a cultural difference between NZ and USA...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Charting Bloopers
    In a physicians notes: "Wound is healing well but a screw is loose." We're assuming he meant the metal ware, but you can never really tell My own notes (same day): Pt "Not initiating eating...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Nursing home interview
    I started in aged care (but in New Zealand) and that got me a job in AT&R (Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation). Once I've had a bit of time there, I'm hoping to be able to move around into...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Aussie to NZ
    Check the Nursing COuncil of NZ website. Should be something about the trans-tasman mutual agreement and should have all the info
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. what are the hours/shifts in nz?
    Usually around about that time frame, yes. Although there are some who do 12 hour shifts, done a couple myself
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    So that's another reason to be concerned at that name, yeast infections aka thrush...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    I suppose that's better than turning 'six' into 'sex' like the Australians do though, lol
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Alternatives to NetP in NZ
    Nope, didn't get NetP but I think I've actually ended up better off without. Will have a postgrad certificate by the end of the year and am about to start in AT&R within a DHB that said I needed a...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. German nurse wants to do the Bacherlor of nursing in NZ
    To get into the program, you will NEED level 7 IELTS in each area, this is non-negotiable. So, if you want to be a nurse, you simply need to work on your English. The only way to be registered with...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    Always look on the bright side of life Had a number of set backs in my, so far, short nursing career. Thing is, some of the things that were absolutely devastating at the time have turned out to...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. medication error and got fired..what to do now?
    Also, it seems really weird to give Trimethoprim in the morning, it's usually given od nocte... And the number of residents to one nurse is excessive! I'm also in aged care (only for two more weeks...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    A GP named Dr Martin (Doc Martins)
    May 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. military time
    I do it both with and without the "hrs", depending on which would make it more clear
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. remember when...
    It's the student nurses and charge nurses that wear the white uniforms now. And the two are almost identical (except the charge nurse uniform has a small logo embroidered to one sleeve and one breast...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. New Zealand Nursing State Final Examination
    Best to ask either the Nursing Council or CPIT (I think Debs is running the final paper now)
    May 7, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. NZ Nurse to Work in Australia Have a look around the site (I find it's not particularly intuitive). The application form is under general and it's the trans Tasman mutual...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  22. How to be a RN nurse in Australia???
    more fluent English...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. nurse/patient ratio
    Not sure if you are asking for NZ or Oz, but the only legal minimum staffing requirement for aged care in NZ is minimum 1 RN 24/7 per site that has hospital level care. My work has 36 hospital beds...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Thinking about quitting grad year.... can you get a job with 6 months experience?
    I missed out on the new grad program in Chch and am working as an RN. However, I am not able to get into the specialties I'd like as I don't have enough experience to get in. This leaves me with the...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Can anyone tells me a few situations that you would avoid using IV opioids on a pt?
    I'm realising how it's never "THE" answer; it's usually "AN" answer, one of many...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: International Nursing