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  1. collection of speciman for culture from breasts
    OK, I thoroughly screwed up but at the time, I didn't know and I'm still not sure how to do this. I was to collect a specimen for culture from a woman who stated she had drainage from her breasts. ...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Certified Medical Assistant vs Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
    There are numerous job postings and school advertisements for Certified Medical Assistants. Education ads list training time as full associates degrees (2 yrs). I've also seen programs listed for...
    Jul 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Ambulatory Care Nurse Certification?
    This is all good info but no one has addressed the original question-can an LPN go for this certification or is it an RN only certification? Thanks,
    May 5
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Ambulatory Care Nurse Certification?
    Does anyone know of any sort of ambulatory care certification for LPNs/LVNs? I checked the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing website-just saw where LPNs/LVNs are used for staffing but...
    May 3
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  5. Those who work in clinics who serve low income patients...
    We typically call only if a physician instructs us to call a pt re labs (either high, low and needs med changes or additions, dietary changes) or if the physician wants us to pass long good news...
    May 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  6. Those who work in clinics who serve low income patients...
    In response to the drowning/over tasked. We have a WONDERFUL staffer in our office who handles the pharmacy assistance program and the referrals to other physicians altho we don't do too many of...
    May 1
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  7. controlling the patient interview
    Thanks to all and to all the suggestions on keeping a basic patient triage to as short a time as possible. I had been using several of the tips mentioned (YAY on my part!) but it was good to get the...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. Is volunteer nursing viable experience for student nurses?
    If you are looking for a Spanish language experience, consider an area in the US with a large Hispanic population low income or free clinic (inner city, western or southern US)that accepts...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  9. Those who work in clinics who serve low income patients...
    I've worked with the uninsured for about 3 years, gee, the same length of time I've been a nurse. My experience has been mainly with a free clinic for those with no insurance and meeting our...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Start up of a free clinic
    A little late in coming but check the Volunteers In Medicine website. Also, several states have organized groups for free or sliding scale clinics-sort of a 'support group'.
    Apr 5
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  11. controlling the patient interview
    I'm an LPN and I work in a primary care office. We have been told to tighten up on the time we take to collect vitals, review allergies, tobacco habits, review meds (including dosages, frequency and...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  12. sources for HIPAA information
    Can anyone provide a good source for HIPAA information? We occasionally run into situations where we aren't sure if we are staying compliant. Those fuzzy zones-can we ask in the waiting area if a...
    Jan 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  13. Volunteer nursing and your license
    Cathy here's the skinny in Tennessee, I see you're from Columbia. I work for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge (TN). 95% of our nurses are volunteers and one actually holds a volunteer license...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  14. Medical Missions for Nurses?????
    Oh, I wish I'd known you were coming! I've been to the Bristol and the Knoxville clinics this year. If you come to another RAM clinic in TN, please keep in touch! Who knows, we might be able to...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  15. Medical Missions for Nurses?????
    Have you looked into Remote Area Medical-check their website. They staff a women's health clinic in Guyana plus, on occasion offer other international opportunities. I've volunteered at their...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  16. Think Locally First!
    I keep an occasional eye on the volunteer comments under All Nurses. Many are looking for over seas opportunities. As we've heard before, think locally first! I'm a part time employee at a...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  17. Day in the life at a free clinic
    Sorry, I haven't checked the site for some time-obviously. I should now add that I am now employed 2-3 days a week at the same clinic I volunteered with. I still do some jobs for them as a...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  18. Is volunteer nursing viable experience for student nurses?
    Considering that I changed from 27 years in engineering field to nursing after a year or two of volunteer work in health care, I'd say volunteering can definitely help you 'set your sites'. I went...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  19. PPD Measurement Tape
    Can anyone direct me to a downloadable PPD measuring tool that we can print? We sort of got caught with our pants down--we are running our first testing for our office/nursing volunteers at our free...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How many LPN's had phlebotomy including in their course?
    Well, the responses on who gets phlebotomy training or how one gets phlebotomy training are all over the page. I finally coughed up the money to take a 2 day training class and I've completed over...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Day in the life at a free clinic
    About 80% of my 'work' is volunteer work--primarily at a local free clinic. I'm an LPN but that does not limit what I do. Our patients meet our clinic criteria-no medical insurance (Medicare,...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  22. Tips for giving Flu Mist
    I'm going to participate in giving the Flu Mist to a county school system this fall/winter. Can anyone provide any tips for giving the flu mist? I don't have a lot of experience working with kids and...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. How many LPN's had phlebotomy including in their course?
    I'm struggling with this phlebotomy issue right now. I completed my program in April 2011 and have my license. I've been applying to physician's offices but they expect us to pop out with...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Phlebotomy Training by Southern Venitech
    I'm trying to pick up some phlebotomy training. I found several programs in our area, one thru a community college (40 hours), one thru a local tech training school (36 hours), a one day class that...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. looking for online diabetes training with CEUs
    Thanks--I checked the site and I've gone thru 2 of the courses-one on diabetes and preventing complications, one on working with older diabetic patients. I plan to go thru a few more. One feature I...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing


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