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  1. Let's talk about Depression
    Thank you for your article. I saw myself in a lot of what you wrote. I was finally diagnosed with depression about 5 years ago when a whole series of problems came down on me at once and I became...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Thank you! Excellent post! A lot of people here asked why I didn't say something right away. I didn't because as I said earlier, I had other things on my mind and I didn't need the hassle. But...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    I agree....but at that moment in time I was both terrified I was having a stroke and worried that I was about to pee my pants. At that moment in time I wasn't a nurse, I was a very frightened and...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    My husband.
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Altra, you're not reading my posts correctly. I've already said this a few times here....my anger and my post is about rude, obnoxious and even abusive nurses. I'm a nursing supervisor in my...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Wheelchair.
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    I agree. EMS are allowed to start IVs and perform some medical treatments. Here in Quebec, ambulance technicians are only allowed to give 02, CPR and defib if necessary. There are medical doctors...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    [QUOTE=Altra;5146745]A couple of key points, from an ER point of view: 1. If the OP was in & out in under 4 hours -- that's essentially a fast-track/urgent care course of treatment. I am not...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Would you believe I was not assessed by a nurse at all? After I went to the bathroom I was told to wait in the waiting room in a wheelchair. After about 1/2 hour I was sent to an exam room. I...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Boy, I wish I had discovered this "Multi-quote earlier! :) EmergencyNrse - You're right, I never worked in ER and I don't want to. But just because I don't work in ER doesn't mean I don't...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Naw, you're not going to get blasted. :) I have been asked that question a few times. To be honest, that was the last thing on my mind. At the time I was experiencing right sided numbness,...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    I wrote this letter to a Triage nurse. I don't know her name as she did not introduce herself to me. I haven't decided what I am going to do with it...but I figured I would post it here to start. ...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Release of Liability forms
    Thank you for your replies. I didn't realize that I needed a lawyer involved. I spoke with the VP of the agency I work for and she said that we don't have any lawyers on staff. But she did say she...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Release of Liability forms
    I'm in the process of setting up private flu shot clinics. Because of the risk of anaphylaxis, we require participants to wait in the clinic for 15 minutes post vaccine. In my experience most...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question re. applying a tourniquet post flu shot anaphylaxis
    THANK YOU!! I've been racking my brain trying to figure out why someone would even bother with a tourniquet. I feel better now. :yeah: Laura
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Question re. applying a tourniquet post flu shot anaphylaxis
    Tell me something....if someone is having an anaphylactic reaction after receiving the flu shot (or any other immunization) do you or do you not apply a tourniquet above the injection site??? I'm...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Would you ever own a motorcycle? YES or NO?
    That's it exactly!! There's just something about riding that can't be explained but has to be experienced. I don't drive but my hubby does and I sit back and enjoy the ride. Your bike is a...
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. question re standing orders and private flu clinics in Quebec
    I'm hoping someone here would be able to answer this question for me. I'm starting to organize privately run flu clinics in the Montreal area and am wondering if I need a standing medical order to...
    Aug 13, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. New Grad RN as an RN supervisor?
    Supervisory experience is one thing, it helps a bit. But you need to have nursing experience to be a nursing supervisor! I'm a nursing supervisor and I can tell you that I wouldn't be able to do...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Please, need specifics to be RN in Montreal!
    You haven't wasted anything. Try the exam. They give you a couple of chances to pass it, so if you fail it the first time, you'll at least know what you're dealing with....and...you can continue...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  21. Please, need specifics to be RN in Montreal!
    Very difficult is an understatement! I grew up in Montreal and am bilingual. I did the French test 25 years ago when I graduated from nursing and it was really, really easy, passsed it with flying...
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  22. Speaking of facebook...inappropriate...but am I within my rights...?
    I'm head nurse at a long term care facility. I have a truly wonderful team and we have a great working relationship. Several of them are friends on facebook. The other day I noticed one of the ...
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. We're out of ideas.....can you help?
    We suggested that....he called us crazy! :icon_roll That's our last resort to be honest. Which is why I'm asking here. That's an idea. Problem is our residence doc is next to...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. We're out of ideas.....can you help?
    Hi Caliotter, we already do that. His care manager is phenomenal with him. He's usually pretty good with other things....it's just the showering. Thanks Laura
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. We're out of ideas.....can you help?
    We're out of ideas on how to handle this situation and I hope you can help us out. We have a resident with Alzheimer's who is refusing to take showers. He can get very aggressive and will...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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