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  1. Sticky Politics
    This^^^^^. Like a thousand times lol... Jadelpn I always enjoy your articles!
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. peds nurses! picking your brains...
    ok so asking peds nurses...a friend of mine has an approx 22month old kid. Kidlet has had (to my knowledge) one febrile seizure to date. Recently had two seizures approx 30 min apart. One at daycare,...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Cry for help: I don't think I can do this.
    Mclellan nailed it in my experience. When I was in lpn school there were numerous times that his/her advice would have served me well as an adult student with more "life experience" than I cared to...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Certified Nurse Midwives who do home births???
    Another route is becoming a "Direct Entry Midwife"; check out Midwives Alliance of North America (sorry don't have link). Also you could check out MA Friends of Midwives site.... Good luck to...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  5. Jackson Park Chicago RNs Win First Hospital Contract
    OUTSTANDING!!!! Good for you guys/girls....I've worked for a unionized hospital for many years now. It's the only thing I have ever seen work to get "manglement" to sit up and take notice. Workers...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Burnt out and struggling emotionally
    I only have my own experience with family members and palliative care/hospice to go on but know that you have prayers/positive thoughts coming your way. It's incredibly difficult to be a caregiver....
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. A doctor needs to be present to draw blood?
    I've been a phleb for many years; in the hospital where I currently work we take care of both inpatients and outpatients. At our outpatient sites (which are at separate addresses than the main...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    I have been a phleb for 20 yrs...(grad from lpn school 3 yrs ago). Have to say that I agree with beingcaitlin; can't really think of a reason why any reputable lab would 'ignore' even slight lysing...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. "Old" New Grad Career Changer
    Thanks! Looking to work as an lpn and continue to rn (by bridge if possible). By certifications I mean in addition to healthcare provider als/cpr/aed (infant and adult) which I have as required by...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. "Old" New Grad Career Changer
    Hi All, Graduated three years ago (LPN), took boards, got licensed. Have worked over 20 yrs in health care related job. As a midlife career changer, plan was to get work in nursing at current...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Problems with instructors
    Have to say I completely agree with the fact that you ARE a paying are also an "adult learner" with different abilities/needs/experience as a student. I experienced the same situation...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Burned out nurse starting over again
    Wholeheartedly agree with RNperdiem-you sound like a perfect candidate for paramedic school-more advanced than EMT practice, with plenty of "making something out of nothing" in the field to keep...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Drawing blood/phlebotomy tips and tricks
    Hi, I've been a phleb for 20 years now; just graduated from nursing school!! Almost everyone has a decent vein in their wrist-turn their hand so the thumb is on top and the pinkie finger is on the...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nursing School: Did you turn into Jekyll & Hyde?
    Amen to John20 for the reply re: DDay at THAT'S a bad day at work... Keep the faith!
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hospital patients are happy with nurses' new smart phones
    Hi All, I work in a city hospital with a large nicu unit-over 70 beds. A couple of weeks ago they gave us the ascom phones and in this setting I think they really stink; how can you answer when...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. what is your biggest pet peeve while at work?
    Hi all-biggest pet peeve is trying to show :heartbeat to the co-worker who "...doesn't need training in that..." even though she's never stepped foot in a NICU before!! Gah!!! Am always happy to help...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion