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  1. Marketing as a Defense Legal Nurse Consultant: The Key to Success Part II
    Thank you for this series of articles. As an RN interested in this profession and yet wary of going into even more debt taking one of the big certification classes, I welcome all the advice I can get...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  2. NLRB challenges Facebook-related EMT firing
    I have mixed feelings on this subject. As a libertarian I am strongly opposed to government restrictions on freedom of speech AND freedom of private employers to hire/fire employees who do things...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    Chart from a critical care pt for my ER pt, all written at the same time with other admit orders in between--not after pt reactions: ---- "Dilaudid 2mg IV stat" ---- "stop dilaudid" ---- ...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. The Trauma after the Trauma
    Thank you!
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Trauma after the Trauma
    You are so welcome Corey. I come back to that article myself occasionally after a really bad trauma to reflect and remember all the wonderful people who feel the way I do. Glad my words touched...
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. add your funny TRIAGE complaints from pts
    You know I can't decide if this is hilarious or sad! Right now hilarious is winning.
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Is working as a new grad in nursing home a bad career move?
    Have you tried talking to management or HR about how you feel? Large corporations like hospitals have to have guidelines in place to protect their business but sometimes exceptions can be made for...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I have an inactive LPN license...can I work as a CNA?
    In TN you can work as a "nurse tech" after one semester of nursing school (where you learn how to take VS, do bed baths and other fundamentals). I would talk with HR at your local hospital(s) and...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Emergency Nurse Guide to Dealing with Early Pregnancy Loss
    Thanks so much!!
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. The Emergency Nurse Guide to Dealing with Early Pregnancy Loss
    I wanted to start something very similar to this in our ER and am in the process of gathering info. Would you be willing to share your protocol and any other info you have? We see so many...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Military Wives in Nursing
    I just started as an RN last year at the same time my husband got back from Iraq. I have an awesome ER job that I worked my tail off to get at the only Level 1 Trauma center around but... we just...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. here goes again I am sure-acrylics-this time it's personal
    I was a compulsive nail biter until age 14 then moved on to food so I feel your pain. The underlying problem is not a fake nail or real nail issue--it is the chewing desire and the anxiety. Maybe...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I just can't believe this one!
    Wow! I have seen attendings sit back and let resident MD's jump in and help us control a combative pt but never seen it in that kind of situation! I would be writing a letter of complaint to...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. got shouted at yesterday night
    I have a problem with allowing pt's to act like this without saying anything. It is not acceptable to be rude just because you don't feel well--and I have taught my children that too. Yes, this...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Talked into a career in nursing by Stephen King.
    Wow, you should be very proud of yourself! Look at all that you have overcome and are now doing something as awesome and fulfilling as nursing (and sometimes nerve-wracking! LOL). I am impressed...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Public Service Announcement
    All ER nurses are just fantastic :D Wow Jennyw, what a night. That definitely tops my worst so far! :bowingpur
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Nurses pilot voice-recording system in Pittsburg!!
    Oooh! I hadn't thought of that--definitely cleaner!!!
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nurses pilot voice-recording system in Pittsburg!!
    This is something I have been wanting ever since stepping foot on the hospital floor as a nurse. I kept telling myself, there has GOT to be a better way! Doctor's routinely use hand-held voice data...
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. The Emergency Nurse Guide to Dealing with Early Pregnancy Loss
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience and your advice. I have never had to deal with a miscarriage and have had four wonderful children. So I have always felt very awkward and inadequate when...
    Feb 20, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Public Service Announcement
    What an awesome recap of our "normal" workday! I love it!!! And to the question about do we love it....it really is a love/hate relationship. I can't imagine being anywhere else more than for...
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. 24 Things ER Nurses Know All Too Well
    Do you WORK in an ER?? I find it hard to believe that you do. We all have infinite compassion for those who truly need to be there--otherwise we wouldn't do it! It is the ones who come in via...
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. 24 Things ER Nurses Know All Too Well
    #51 The number of times you come out of the room and up to the desk to ask when your loved one is going to go upstairs is exponentially related to the time it will take to get you there. ...
    Feb 18, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Should a nursing instructor tell a student they are not nursing material.
    We have a nursing progam in TN that will not admit anyone who is overweight. It also said in my nursing school handbook that you must be able to function within the tight spaces common in hospital...
    Feb 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Man appears free of HIV after stem cell transplant
    I heard about this the other day. Very exciting news!! I think research on gene therapy is going to be the answer to many of our "incurable" diseases eventually. I just hope it is done carefully...
    Feb 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. The Trauma after the Trauma
    After several days of working regular ER zones and one of triaging I worked as one of the trauma response nurses yesterday. My first patient was from a head-on MVA. He came in with a serious facial...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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