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  1. Your Specialty & Why
    Oncology. When I had my rotation in oncology in nursing school, all those patients with terminal diagnoses, including a 27 year old with stage 4 colon cancer, totally traumatized me. I said I would...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    My comment was not just in response to your desire to bag a "Heidi;" rather it was a cumulative response to everything you've said in this thread. While I acknowledge that there's no tone on the...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Hedgehog, you are disgusting. Please rethink nursing. It's clear you're not in it for the right reasons. Besides, bedside nursing is beneath you, right? There are plenty of other careers in which you...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Confused -please help
    You're right, and I agree. I work with a lot of large bore catheters where we flush heparin 1000 units/ml or even 5000 units/ml, so I guess I automatically thought of that. But I agree, with the...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Confused -please help
    You instill just enough heparin to fill the lumen and clamp it. In theory, this prevents clots from forming in the lumen. When you go back and use the line again, best practice is to withdraw the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. is alteplase EVER contraindicated for central line occlusions?
    Some of our hem-onc docs won't let us TPA the lines if the patients' platelets are too low. Just FYI.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    The fact that you responded to all these posts without biting back even once tells me that you'd probably make an awesome nurse! ;-)
    Aug 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Accessing Ports
    I've had trouble as well with deep or tilted ports. I agree with the advice to palpate. It's tempting to rush, especially when you're busy, but recently I took the time to really feel a port and it...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    What continues to bother me is that the two infected Americans are not untrained laypeople, but a doctor and a nurse. In the face of such a deadly virus, I can't see them being anything less than...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Probably because TB doesn't have an up to 90% fatality rate? Just a guess.
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to expect?
    Thanks! I took your suggestions. We are getting CPI training, according to the orientation schedule. I guess I was also asking what a day to day workflow is like. I've been in a hospital so long, I...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. What to expect?
    Hi psych nurses! I'm currently an oncology nurse, but I have some psych background. I worked in a residential facility for young women with issues like substance abuse, eating disorders, depression,...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I did it, and I moved from the Sacramento area (which sucks, btw) to Dallas. I'm a Texan now. I'll probably never leave!
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is the difference between oncology nurse and AGCNS-ONC?
    I'm an oncology certified nurse (OCN), but I don't know any of those other initials you mentioned. Hopefully someone else will come along to help answer your question...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. escaping hprp
    How did you come to be wrongly placed in the program?
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Scrub the Hub
    Are you a newer nurse? The reason I ask is that I think most nurses, after some years of experience, are humbled by our humanness and tendency to make mistakes. We become less judgmental and more...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Scrub the Hub
    Wow, that's kind of harsh. The OP said they made a mistake and felt bad about it! No one is perfect. In the grand scheme of things, it IS unlikely to cause a major issue. And yes, I work oncology and...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. News story: Former Ga. technician falsified mammogram reports
    Unbelievable!! Her sentence was much too light, in my opinion. What a terrible, selfish person you must be to do something like that. I also work in oncology, and I'm completely speechless.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Evolution and Nursing
    GrumpyRN just wants to fight. people!!
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. Do Your Coworkers do this?
    At my job, they tell us we may need to come in on our days off to get training for certain procedures. I'm sorry, but I'm full time and my days off are just that - OFF days. If they can't find time...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Should I resign, or be suspended?
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but if you are not represented by a union, you are likely an "at-will" employee. This means that either party--employer or employee--may terminate the...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    Concealed only goes so far... eventually, someone WILL find out. Your shirt or pants leg may ride up, you bend over, someone sees a shape through your scrubs... Then you will be fired, and likely...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    I have a concealed handgun license and carry too, but in my state it is illegal to carry in a hospital. So unless I'm willing to commit a crime by carrying unlawfully, a gun would not protect me...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Sacramento Job Market
    Sacramento is not a good market for nurses. Are you a nurse or a CNA? There are only a few main hospital systems: Sutter, UC Davis, Kaiser, and Mercy (Catholic Healthcare West). All of them are very...
    Feb 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. The Right to Die with Dignity- MD assisted suicide
    I'm with Ruby. Regardless of method, a person can try to end their own life, but they don't have the right to involve someone else. As such, we as healthcare providers would never recommend to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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