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  1. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I live in a place where we get heavy snowfall from late October right into April. My driveway is 85 feet long and has a 15 slope upwards to the garage. The city I live in doesn't clear snow off...
    Oct 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Fluids with + KCl
    Most children have perfectly normal, healthy kidneys. As long as they have urine output, a little bit of KCl in their IV fluid isn't a big deal. A lot of our post-ops will come with orders to the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Needing opinions
    Your now-merged threads aren't and weren't in the immigration part of the forum, but "immigration" was one of the keywords in the thread I replied to. I also see no "cheap shots" in any of the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. God Hates Nurses Now
    I first read this right after you posted it, Ruby... would've been somewhere around 3 am. I was at work and couldn't post a response. Part of me was giggling but the bigger part of me was appalled...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    While my heart aches for Nina, Amber and Brianna, at the same time it's bursting with pride that these three women stepped up to do what needed to be done with little or no thought to their own...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Needing opinions
    I'm quite sure you'll find that your student handbook will say something like, "Minimum passing grade 70% with no individual examination grade <70%." It will also likely say something along this...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. possible career change advice? leave nursing for rad tech/x-ray school?
    I find it quite puzzling that someone would go through all the trials and tribulations, to say nothing of the expense, of becoming a nurse then have no desire to have any patient contact. It's not...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Where is the line?
    This is a terrible situation for you. I strongly recommend that you NOT wait until Monday to seek help. Please go to the ER now, tonight. You need to be somewhere that you will be safe while you work...
    Oct 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Girl brain dead part deux
    MRI is not able to discern brain activity or blood flow. Functional MRI is a different thing altogether. That type of scan obviously measures both. The image shown by Mr Dolan is NOT a functional...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. CNO Membership
    The only place in Canada where registration fees are paid 100% by the employer is Saskatchewan. Alberta's new contract increased the amount the employer pays from $100 to $250... still less than half...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  11. rpn/rn renewal of membership questions
    No. As long as you work at least some hours per year IN ONTARIO your license will be renewable. As joanna73 said, when you fill out your renewal each year there's a question about your hours worked...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. Girl brain dead part deux
    :x3::x3::x3::x3::x3:
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Pertussis
    Well, it's definitely out there! I'd say it's sporadic; we see the occasional baby in our PICUs with it and the suspicion is always there for infants with a cough. There are outbreaks every couple of...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Girl brain dead part deux
    The video of the foot movement is from May, has to be. The ventilator, a Maquet Servo-S, is the same as we use for many of our patients. I watched the video several times to get a good look at the...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Girl brain dead part deux
    In my many years of experience I've never seen a brain dead patient ever open his or her eyes. It's one of the assessment criteria in determining the Glasgow Coma Score, which has been increasingly...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Adult ICU nurse transitioning to PICU
    Keep in mind that children generally don't suffer cardiac arrest initially. They're much more likely to stop breathing and then some short while later their heart stops. Kids compensate a lot better...
    Oct 12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. Nursing student nursing culture question?
    You could word it that way. You might also want to think about what conditions could result in a culture of team-work being lost. For example, what would happen if the shift supervisor retired? Would...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Need help with salary
    Click on the circle next to the number you think is fair and then click on the VOTE box.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  19. Nursing beyond the bedside-for new grads?  Help!
    [QUOTE=prettyboyswag;8163549]if you find something pls. let me know. I despise the bedside/patients Wow. Did you pick the wrong career...
    Oct 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Nursing student nursing culture question?
    I think that would be a great paper to write. Too many times only the negative is examined, so it's possible that yours would stand out from the crowd and perhaps offer your classmates something to...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. CRNE ending, NCLEX beginning
    It's not as simple as that. You can't just show up at a testing centre and say "I'm here to write the NCLEX." Just the same as in Canada, you have to apply for registration in the state you plan to...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  22. Timetable RPN at George Brown
    It never would have occurred to me to expect my nursing school to flex their schedule around my family. I would have thought that notion to be completely absurd. My children were 9, 11 and 13 when I...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  23. Oct 2014 CRNE Result COUNTDOWN
    You might find what you're looking for by reading through the last few pages of the threads here that relate to those exams. Or you might not, since most people are simply told pass or fail. Maybe do...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  24. Did CNO honor the NCLEX passers?
    bingzhang204, the quoted information is from this and is about halfway down the page.
    Oct 5
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  25. Oct 2014 CRNE Result COUNTDOWN
    Passing scores range from 59% to 67%. (106 to 120) All of that information is in the FAQs.
    Oct 5
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams


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