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  1. Nurses, do you exercise?
    Yes, over the last 9 months I have overhauled my diet and started seeing a PT. I have lost 21kg, feel so much more energetic (still don't like 5.30 am) but I can do my job and not pass out on the...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Renal Team
    More info required.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  3. Does CCRN count as post-grad certificate?
    It would have to be reviewed by the nursing education manager. If you move hospitals it would be reviewed by the new hospital
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  4. Shift allowances in Victoria
    Ok, so a regular registered nurse starts as a grade 2 year 1 and progresses every year up the ladder. Night shift allowance is per night shift plus Saturday and Sunday allowances per day. Post grad...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  5. Can Nothing by mouth lead to Constipation?
    Bowels not opening in this situation is not constipation, it is more likey an ilus. Research that then think what would happen if you gave aperients to this pt.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. when an employee "tattles"
    I tell the person that if the other person has an issue they want to talk to me about they know where my office is. Its like when jo tattle's to me about Bob not taking bloods or whatever I say you...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Management
  7. July 1st is just around the corner...
    Our fear is January ........ med students become doctors, nursing students become nurses (we don't do looooong orientations in Australia), surgical registrars rotate hospitals and get cranky at P&P....
    Jul 2
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Staple remover
    Neuro surgeon are a rare breed.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Handicapped Access Ramps
    I agree wooh. Slashing tyres doesn't take a note either.
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Lancing for family-
    As opposed from Dad doing it to you when you were young? Who was going to find out? How were they going to find out? I drop NG tubes on new born non feeding lambs better than dad because I've had...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Addict Nurse Looking For Rehab
    Yes, plus the ANMF has services and if in Victoria there is a a program that was run through the now defunct NBV. It has been maintained however despite national registration. Also counseling via...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  12. Walkie Talkie
    I tend to use a term that our infection control team use. Competent and continent. I use it in handover only, would never dream of saying to a pt face.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Abusive Surgeon
    If your NUM doesnt do anything going to you DDON. Also call HR. Also the ANMF or whatever your state calls the union. Don't put up with this. Your org may have access to EAP which your can use...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  14. Do power cords for IV pumps bother you?
    If your pump does not have enough battery life to last longer than a trip to the bathroom then you have a problem send the pump to biomed. Also I agree I may only be nursing for 8 years but I worked...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How does your facility prevent falls?
    everyone getting a band etc negates the point of high falls risk pts. they are the patients that need to be discussed in huddles etc so that they are a highlight on everyone's mind.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Correct pressure for gastric decompression
    Wow, I work with Ryles tubes to free drainage via gravity and 4 hourly aspirations with a 50ml syringe. I have pulled over a liter on aspiration despite very little to gravity. Warm gastric...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How to get tincture of Benzoin out of clothes
    Eucalyptus liquid soap we stock it on the ward. Or eucalyptus oil diluted would work.
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. HELP! Selection criteria
    EQUIP national standards would be a good place to look
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  19. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    If you can get a foot in the door covering leave in a non clinical higher grade role you are lucky. I was in a grade 3 role and took a secondment to a grade 5 role for 4 months to cover long service...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Anxious Nurse
    Contact your hospital employee assistance program or peer support team. Are you a member of the ANMF? Or the state and territory equivalent. Call them for support. Contact your NUM or manager and...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Bedpan contents. STUDENT NURSE REQUIRES HELP
    I am hoping that it is a pan washer as well. Each washer is different so check out with thr ward. Mine can manage toilet suitable contents but not wipes other than toilet paper.
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Central line dressing question
    Find your hospital policy and show it to her.
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do I need to have my own steth at work?
    It often depends on the culture of your ward. The ones that are available on my ward are horrible cheap things. I use mine everyday I work in post op ward in general surgery. Listening to chests...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  24. Migrant AIN/RN student question
    There is no registration for AINs. You need to approach a hospital or nursing agency for a job and they will decide if it is equal to a cert III course. It is an registered unlicensed role. ...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  25. how long before taking off orders
    You are doing what all nurses tend to do and look for an obvious solution. However as a manager you need to do, in this case MUST do a RCA or a 5 why analysis. Ask why are the nurses too busy, why...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications