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  1. Critical Care Question about Minute Volume (ventilator)
    Here is a thread with some good observations on AC vs SIMV: http://allnurses.com/micu-sicu-nursing/c-vs-simv-302585.html
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Tips?
    Make sure you know the basics of how the dialysis process works, and basics in the pathophys of ESRD. In other words, this will enable you to ask relevant questions during the interview. As to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Patient's PD Drainage
    Just empty the bags and be polite/professional about it. Right or wrong, the patient and family have made up their minds about who caused the peritonitis. Nothing you can do about that.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I haven't read all the responses, but some have made the observation that of the two, Heidi seems to have taken the brunt of the OP's loss of respect. I find this an interesting observation,...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    We're (dialysis) gonna miss you! :( As far as job-hopping nurses, I think employers have come to expect it as a real and expected cost of doing business in this current atmosphere over the last...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Newbie CNA shocked "care" given by CNA co-workers!
    Another good perspective.
    Sep 13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Newbie CNA shocked "care" given by CNA co-workers!
    Very salient observations. Thanks for posting this.
    Sep 13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Disease of the month
    When it comes to noticing fallacies, House is probably the worst offender. That medical "team" did everything from inserting the NG tubes to performing the MRI's, to running the lab, to running the...
    Sep 12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  9. Newbie CNA shocked "care" given by CNA co-workers!
    If I ever win the Powerball, on my bucket list is to create a nursing home the way a nursing home should be run. Nursing homes should not be where we dump people off to languish until they die....
    Sep 12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    No. Not according to the Briggs-Meyers site. It's only moderately introverted. (See above posts regarding "rarest.") That said, it is interesting to me to see that nearly 50% of the respondents...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    Why are so many of us nurses here self-reporting as "Introverts?"It makes me wonder if we are not responding based upon how we feel at the end of a workday or week of clinicals and lecture. Anyone...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    I ran through the questions without "thinking to hard" so as not to skew the results (as much as is possible in a self-assessment quiz). I got INTJ as well (Acute Dialysis RN here--love a good...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pros/Cons of dialysis nursing
    LOL! :) Ten out of ten dialysis nurses have splattered this on their shoes at one time or another. :)
    Sep 11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Does this feeling go away?
    Pretty normal. I think it will improve for you over time, but yes, you will usually need a day to recover after a work-stretch.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    Thanks for that, nursel56. Interesting take, and worthy of a closer look.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    Indeed. And the data that I am trying to find via g00gling seems to be predominantly AACN or ANA sites.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Essay help :)
    Now I am really going to insult you. :) I am going to chop it down even further (and edit punctuation and grammer): "When I was a girl, I wanted to become a singer or actress. But, when I...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Essay help :)
    Here. Let me help you begin to whittle this down to something much less self-indulgent. (I am not trying to be mean. I just know that writing for the reader is hard work!) All I did was chop out...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Essay help :)
    Is this an essay for entrance into a nursing program? There is a lot that is right about it, and a lot that is wrong. Start with length. Edit this bad boy into a third of its current content, and...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New grad and struggling with it.
    Aw, man. I hear you loud and clear. What you need to realize, wait, more than than just realize but internalize, is what you are asking yourself to do (and be happy doing) is hard for nurses with...
    Sep 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I cringe at the thought of work
    Oy. You sound like me a loooong time ago. I went straight into ICU as a new grad myself. Talk about a wake-up call: 18 bed, neuro/cardiac ICU. They gave me >drum roll<...two and a half weeks with...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My 8-month report
    I don't know your story, but this post just made my day.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    Esme, Know any reputable sites that track numbers of nursing schools nationwide and enrollment/graduation numbers by year? In my State, millions of $$ in State and Fed funding has gone to...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    The article mentioned using some of funds to increase instructor salaries. What bothers me (among many things) is throwing millions of $$ to increase a workforce by 1.1 million, when as another...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. CKD, proteinuria, and waste products in the blood
    Quick question: Are you a student? The questions you ask are interdependent on the multitude specific disease processes affecting the renal system, and the physiology of glomerular filtration...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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