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  1. Bedpan? Why not a Poise pad?
    Sorry I didn't comment yesterday. The OP's idea is not offensive or demeaning. There is should be no change in the patient's continence issues, just an adjustment in the method of "catching" the...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Yes, I was enlightened by a fellow nurse who was named Jihad. He explained it quite well to me. Unfortunately, there were some patients (parents) that didn't get the opportunity for this...
    May 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Crazy clinicals instructor doesn't like us using the restroom?
    OP has brought us three issues so far during her tenure at AN. She has never updated any of them. They're not nutty issues but she appears to act as a "drive-by" poster. JESSICAAA159, please...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I have a priority nursing question?
    NICU here. I see this situation almost every week at work. Difference is we get a much quicker heads up due to monitors. I would say it's safe to call a 6 day old infant a candidate for NRP versus...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Is this acceptable?
    I have a close relative that works in a doctor's office. Pretty sure there are no licensed staff in the office except the MD. Our state does not require it. My relative administers all kinds of...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    Yea, I tried to buy one a couple of months ago and saw the ridiculous prices out there. Problem is, several things from the even "recent" 3-4 year old versions have changed. Where I work, they...
    Apr 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    There was a pretty cool study published last year about the effect of not only nurse experience but nurse tenure on a particular unit and its quality of care. They used patient length of stay as a...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. Methadone and NAS- from a mom's perspective
    Since this is a thread started in 2010, I would like to update the changes I am seeing in our unit in treating infants with NAS. For one thing, we are seeing far fewer of these infants and I'm told...
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Methadone and NAS- from a mom's perspective
    To GigdetHersh (if she ever appears again) and in defense of NICU nurses everywhere who witness some of the worst atrocities imaginable. . . Took me a little, but I went through this 5 year old...
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. ADN's being pushed out
    Preach it sister. This is the crux of the problem. By not uniting, we are allowing other professions make disparate demands. Nurses are not presently in charge of these decisions.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. ADN's being pushed out
    I'm not in the group that supports running out all the ADNs. I was an ADN nurse for nearly 20 years. I'm a supporter to change the entry-level to BSN starting immediately and in a couple of decades...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. ADN's being pushed out
    I fully support this statement. The problem is you are asking us to discount any research that comes from people who have more than an BSN, maybe even ADN? I just . . . I don't know how...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. ADN's being pushed out
    No problem with people making their kids their priority. Just own it. See my postings on much exaggeration of the gender pay gap which is likely due to women exiting the work environment to have...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Not a patient but a relative of a coworker. Ily Fae, which is apparently text speak for I Love You Forever And Ever.
    Apr 20
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. In the old days, 10 patients on med/surg?
    I remember one night being floated from my usual Stepdown unit (3-4 pts each there) to the general med-surg floor; would have been in the mid-1990's. Commonly known throughout the hospital as the...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. To tell or not to tell!
    Hijack warning!! Cast the net a little farther and remember that we host an international crowd here: orientate - definition of orientate in English from the Oxford dictionary Additionally,...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Oldest practicing Nurse?
    I would arrange a party for her, that is astounding. Also, drop a letter (w/employer consent) to some local media outlets. This sounds like an awesome human interest story.
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. An Idea Whose Time has Long Come: EMPLOYEE satisfaction scoring?
    Sorry, free speech doesn't apply to employees. It is a right guaranteed to protect citizens from our government & criminal prosecution. Employers routinely infringe on our freedoms, and pay us...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. An Idea Whose Time has Long Come: EMPLOYEE satisfaction scoring?
    We get something like three employee satisfaction surveys a year. Persistent low scores for one of our managers led to action plans Evans eventually she was re-assigned to another position in a much...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. When group bullying expands from classmates to teachers and administration
    It's tremendously unfair, I agree. Are you half way through? A consideration would be to lay low, stop making your platonic (or otherwise) relationship obvious, take that ammunition away. The...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Is 71% in Chemistry enough?
    By this scale I've been a straight A student my whole life!! Every school has their own scale. Some schools have even stricter standards for nursing programs. In my graduate program, 80% is...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  22. On the fence about nursing...
    Well, it's good to know yourself well before you invest too much more time in nursing. It is people intense. It's about caring for people. People mostly need care when things are not ideal, which...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. LPN and student of Astrology
    I kind of delved there for a couple of years. Then I went to a "star party" at an observatory. The astronomer pointed out all kinds of stars and constellations. He also mentioned how all the zodiac...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  24. Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women
    Continuation of my posting from the other thread. . . "I'm including a link to an article where one of the assertions is that unmarried childless women actually earn more than unmarried men....
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women
    Yes, this is a not very thread on the "Nursing News" section of AN. Maybe they can merge? I'm copy/pasting parts of my comments here since this thread seems more active. Short version of my...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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