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  1. Hep-B anti-HBc detected.
    This is a very close friend, so just looking for some insight. Thanks
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hep-B anti-HBc detected.
    Heh. what does it mean if somebody goes to donate blood and they say that their blood is positive for the Hepatitis B antigen, "anti-HBc". Can you get this by starting your HepB series shots but...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ranting!...
    ok, so I just started at this long term care facility not too long ago. Just yesterday I was passing by the staffing coordinator (who thinks shes God) obviously since she got put their by...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What have you found in your pockets at the end of your shift?
    ....the usual suspects are alcohol wipes, normal saline bullets, and the almighty neb treatments. most interesting thing was finding the cell phone number a female coworker slipped into my pocket!
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What helps you get through a shift ?
    that's hilarious @Glock 19 and Remington .22, I think that recoups the adrenaline you might have lost too after working a long shift. Myself I load up a 30 ounce water bottle with ice and take a...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. wonder how rumors work in a nursing facility
    heh Loriangelou14 I hear you well. Some places I've worked at where very bad, you wouldn't even repeat "what you heard" because that'll just be like fuel onto the fire. start there even by you...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. wonder how rumors work in a nursing facility
    I have been a nurse for over 5 years now but it seems like all the effort you do to control rumors, they always end up spreading uncontrollably. I mean give me a break, some minor chit chat level...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is home health profitable?
    Well, the tax laws on "work transportation" are very open as long as the person is using the 1040 or 1040a. However getting this back with your taxes has a downside in that the amount you can get is...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Is home health profitable?
    On the flipside it's convenient to an extent. The flexibility I would say, I'm just venting at the glaring personal expenses one has to make given the number of people that speak about highly paying...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Is home health profitable?
    Caliotter thats precisely my point. In the end what you make is your expenses made trying to perform that job subtracted from what your hourly wage is. In this instance you are making say $30.00...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Is home health profitable?
    how come some home health agencies urge people to travel far distances but are reluctant to provide compensation for gas mileage, and car maintenance. You have to admit giving $25.00 per visit when...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Incorporating as a nurse
    ...rumor has it that incorporating yourself as a nurse (ie. getting paid on a 1099 vs W2) has major advantages. Just a quick poll on how many of y'all know people who have done this. What the...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. best nursing positions for men.
    to correct my position on this for sake of providing accurate info the ration of females ot males in the CRNA field is 6 to 4. Source is beckersasc.com (Beckers ASC Review). So remifentanil you are...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. best nursing positions for men.
    you saying this 'cos it's high paying? those I've talked to who had been put under said most of their CRNAs where women, and that women dominate that field because they are "preferred" to be best in...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Name Tags
    They are cute for real but some hospital units see them as unprofessional. Sometimes it goes to personality. Not that it should.
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anyone studied Nursing Informatics?
    This is an interesting field especially for those coming from the IT sectors. Haven't come across any colleges offering it as a major but that's probably because IT and nursing is still "merging". ...
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  17. Is nursing shortage a myth?
    ...from what I hear there was once a legitimate shortage. However there was also a huge exodus of people leaving other professions (in the tech field for instance) to take on nursing jobs. Basic...
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. best nursing positions for men.
    Its short for 50 calories. I like to stay fit by creating a 50 calorie deficit for myself for my daily intake.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. best nursing positions for men.
    lol@ "shoved off for work in the corner office"
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. best nursing positions for men.
    Gender has nothing to do with it. This is true in most professions. However, since guys by default have different personalities than women their choices (and thinking patterns) are often different....
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. career advancement...what to do? help
    If you're about to get into a position that will take a lot of your time (ie. pregnancy) then I would suggest taking the Staff Dev Coordinator because it's flexible hours mostly and the...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Expectations of new graduate nurse
    Hi. well most facilities will expect you to know the standard nursing rules/steps for procedures that are thought in schools. By that I mean standard precautions, handwashing, charting, passing...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. future nursing student looking for guidance
    ...for most things it's best to "ease" your way into it. For nursing especially, since the LPN program demands less prerequisites you should do that. Take the LPN program with the least...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. What Do You Expect of A Preceptor?
    not necessarily a new graduate here but preceptors at the very least should be able to completely show you the "system" used in the hospital/nursing facility. By that I mean the system for med...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. best nursing positions for men.
    Just out of curiousity, for those who are guys, or have friends in nursing that are males what are the most ideal positions (or those guys enjoy most) for male nurses...thoughts, ideas, experiences.....
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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