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  1. Evidence Based Care
    This is where you will have to be really discriminating in where you choose to work. (Easier said than done, I know.) Wherever you end up, your main job will be 'patient advocate'. I am really...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. What can you tolerate the least?
    Eyeballs and sputum. I used to hate ear wax but have come to terms with it and find it oddly satisfying to get a huge chunk of impacted wax. A while back we went out to our favorite Mexican joint...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Baby Friendly
    Yes, yes, yes. A thousand times yes. And max of 3 couplets. Very hard to teach and support breastfeeding with more than that. Four is doable from a task standpoint, but nobody will get much BF...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    Never ever lose that willingness to grab someone else when you know something bad is going down. Ever. Very well done!!!
    Nov 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. surgeon with Ebola has died
    Apparently he was tested in Sierra Leone before coming to the US. I wonder if the same tests are used in both places or if there is a difference in sensitivity that would account for his testing...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Random question.
    Warmer, open crib, or isolette, head is toward the wall. In nine years I've never ever seen it any other way. Don't know what the rationale is, other than tradition. Frankly, it would upset my mojo...
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    Hahaha! People do all kinds of gross things before they touch the produce. I don't even want to know the percentage of inadequate hand-washers. :D
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    For a long time I did floor nursing and never changed unless I'd gotten barfed/peed/pooped/bled on. Now I work in a place (L&D baby nurse) where I have to wear hospital scrubs, so by policy I have to...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. blue tubex injector
    I don't work in an area where I'll use it (neonatal) so it's tucked in my bedside table. My 4th-grader found it the other day and just could not wrap his head around the fact that syringes didn't...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level IV with 41 beds....usually 75% or more full, though lately it seems we have been packed and overflowing.
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. What do you think of this story?
    There is always that 'who knows?', isn't there? Two years and not many delays is a positive thing, but no one knows for sure how that kid will do in school. There's a reason these kids are called...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. UAC/UVC Placement
    We practiced UVC insertion during STABLE class, but it was to give us an idea of what a provider will need in terms of assistance and supplies at the bedside......and to put hands-on experience with...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. dilauded and breastfeeding
    I'd agree with you as well. The first thing that jumped out at me was their use of whether a drug is Cat C, D, etc. As klone said already, that's not an appropriate way to measure a med's safety in...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    I'm not attempting to define this phrase for anyone except me. When I hear 'death with dignity' I may not hear the same thing as you do....and thus don't need to bring my assumptions about what...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    Agreed....sort of. I think we should all get to co-opt it. It may not mean to you what it means to me, but we should both get to use it to mean what we need it to mean for us.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    As with anything else, all of us bring our past experiences/hangups/attitudes/prejudices with us when we hear a word or phrase being used. (Please note: I don't mean the term 'prejudices' to mean...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Attachment issues
    Just to tag on to what cayenne06 said, being deeply affected by something and breaking down to the point of incapacity are different. (I know you know this, cayenne, just making a statement for other...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    This seems like the most appropriate place to post this..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVv8VdHReh0
    Nov 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Undergraduate gpa
    My undergrad GPA was 3.2. Schools look at it but it's not the only thing they look at. The grad schools I applied to focused heavily on your contributions to nursing since becoming a nurse: work...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    What the general public apparently does not realize is that there are people living in the United States who have played with Ebola and other level 4 biohazards every day for decades for a living....
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    1) As a free citizen who has committed no crime, Kaci has rights. Rights which include the right not to be held against her will in any location. 2) If Charles Duncan's family did not get Ebola...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Do you mix your own pit?
    Premixed in a 30u/500ml bag....only if we run out in the pyxis and it's emergent do we mix our own. When I first started working there we did it all the time.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. 21 Things you never mention at a hospital job interview
    I think most of us can see at least a little humor here. And frankly, it's a good thing that most of us don't say everything that's on our mind at every single opportunity - job interview or no.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Ebola in Texas
    ......
    Oct 27
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Crash C-Section Interventions
    My great-grandma used to say it.....works well in a lot of contexts. :D
    Oct 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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