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  1. Leave Great Job?
    You can pick up skills any time. I can teach you to place an IV, insert a catheter, and drop an NGT in under an hour. What you are learning now is invaluable. You sound blissfully happy where you...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. having a kid
    There are no guarantees in life, so if you want another baby, I would start trying now so you have time for treatments and such if you need them. However, if you are super-fertile like my Mom was...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    My great-grandmother would always bake a cake for convalescents. She said it was needed for "strengthening." She wouldn't let the kids eat any, either. Here is something similar to what she would...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Patients allowed to go outside and smoke???
    I lived in NC for most of my life, in the home of "big tobacco." My Mom went to RJ Reynolds high school. I grew up in Winston-Salem (the city that inspired the names of two of the biggest brands of...
    May 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. "Bless Your Heart"
    I grew up in the South and sometimes "Bless your heart" is a stock phrase used by a lot of people who either can't say what they want to, or they don't know WHAT to say, but want you to know that...
    May 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. DNR and Hospice
    I have worked with a lot of end-of-life patients in the hospital. A lot of the time they come in for palliative treatment, such as for COPD exacerbations, UTIs, etc., even though they are staunchly...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. WHATS THAT SMELL???
    I have the most inappropriate picture in my head right now of a patient lighting his farts. I'm sorry, OP, I know that's not helpful, but loriangel14 got me.
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. WHATS THAT SMELL???
    LOL!!! I have nothing to add, but I LOVE the title of your post. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Exhausted Med-Surg Nurse
    I've got nothing useful, but I wanted to offer you some hugs and sympathy. Good luck finding your niche!
    Apr 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    Newboy, I know you have seen people whose attitudes shine through, whether they act on them or not. I would be horrified if a DNR patient thought that I was dreading caring for them. It's really...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    If you can't understand what almost every poster saw wrong with the initial post, nothing I say will explain it to you. I want to reiterate how impressed I was by the OP's willingness to learn.
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I thought you were deleting your account? I'd hate to see you go, but you really came across like a child throwing a fit. I have been "spanked" before on AN, and I deserved it. Take a few deep...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    This one's particularly motivational. Loaded potato casserole! Deeeeee-licious! Get better soon, Esme! 18091
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Haldol IV?
    When I've given Haldol for agitation, it usually doesn't work at first, then it slows the patient down once it kicks in. I don't know the science behind it, it's just what has happened when I've...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. I'm a nurse and I don't like people.
    I used to work in customer service, and I can say nursing is no where near as bad. Except for the phone calls. I still hate phone calls. I answered the phone in a call center for a summer while I was...
    Apr 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Haldol IV?
    There's not really enough information for me in the OP. What was the pt's problem? Did they have comorbidities? What do you mean by contracted? Full body, limb, specific muscle group? Where there any...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Night shift affecting health
    I stopped doing night shifts because of the physical fallout. I did feel much better when I kept a consistent schedule. You can still keep a near-consistent schedule and do outdoor activities, you...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. June 2015 start date MSN
    Well, I was starting my RN to MSN, but they oversold it. Now, I'm RN to BSN. :arghh:
    Apr 22
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  19. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    18055 (In case the casserole hasn't kicked in yet)
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Grad feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless
    I think you are being disingenuous. There is a known risk for those with severe depression to recover from apathy enough to act on their suicidal impulses once beginning medication, but the...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Cannabis, the cure all?
    Personal anecdotes: I know end-of-life, chemo, chronic pain, and seizure sufferers that have been helped by marijuana. I also know recreational users who have killed others in traffic accidents...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Gracious, Esme! Are you still not well yet? You are forcing me to add you to the prayer chain. You may want to hurry up and get better or you will be subjected to virtual casseroles for the rest of...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless
    Why? If she had an infection, shouldn't she "jump right in" to antibiotics? It is the resistance to warranted medication that causes worse problems and often delays recovery for those of us with...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. I lack social skills and confidence. Is nursing a possibility for me?
    Observation for the OP - if you do not believe in medicating, then it is probably a poor idea to be a nurse, as that is a large part of your job. Unless you are speaking about medicating yourself,...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. would you give this bp med?
    I'd probably recheck the BP first. That's an awfully wide pulse pressure. And I'd have to know a lot more, like the BP trend, the med and dose, how the patient's pressure has responded in the past,...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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