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  1. Shin splints, help!
    I've started doing a class 1-2 x a week that is a combo yoga/pilates/thaichi class, and I have noticed how WEAK my feet are. They HURT during class, and are sore afterwards. Now that I've been...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Drawing Blood
    Adults have poorer circulation than infants and children. With lower extremity sticks the risks for clots and infection is much greater, and if it infiltrates, the complications are more severe due...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Tattoo/employability question
    Where I work, we have plenty of nurses (and supervisors) with visible tats. There is no policy to cover them. In nursing school, we were supposed to cover them. Mine were covered by my lab coat...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Paralyzed by emotion when children are the patient?
    I used to work peds and nursery, and here are my two thoughts that helped me with this. One, this child needs taken care of. If I can't pull it together and take care of this child, the child...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing school interview today
    Good luck!!!
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Amybeth, I would like to point you to this: A vent thread is to commiserate with fellow nursing professionals about our common difficulties at work and to blow off steam so that we don't go...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. How do you manage to get to work in snow storms ?
    All in town employees are expected to be there; they are more flexible with employees who live in rural areas, which seems fair to me. I'm in the midwest, and the only time I called in for...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I NEED A JOB
    Think persistence. Fax, mail, or hand deliver your resume not only to HR but also to the head of EVERY major department (ICU, Med/Surg, ER, etc). I find that many HR departments don't communicate...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The pharmacy dispensed my mom a med she is allergic to.
    Sometimes the error comes in the pt's listing of the reaction of the allergy. For example, in our facility, we would give a med the pt lists as an allergy if the allergy isn't a true allergy, but...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pediatric IV Infiltrate
    Do your pumps have a pediatric setting? If so, make sure you use this all the time. If not; maybe this is something your hospital needs to invest in. So, what have you learned? Will it happen...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Here's an actual conversation I got to have last noc (and it felt good!): Pt, after we've discussed her plan of care for the noc: Thank god you're my nurse tonight. I had a real ****** of a nurse...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses & their children..
    I was soooo sad when I missed my oldest child's first day of kindergarten. What sort of horrible mom was I? I was in school, had clinicals, and absolutely could not miss to attend. My mom came to...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should Doctors Have Guns?
    I don't know; just like there are general crazies running around out there, there are a few docs I've met who have such horrible temper problems. I'd honestly be afraid of them if they were armed....
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Doctor postponing surgery over MRSA Colonization (nares)
    This thread has been an interesting read. Lots of good questions and information. Thanks! Of course, my nose itched the entire time I was reading...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question about organ donation.
    Obviously the medical community still has a ways to go in educating the general public about organ donation. I don't know when or how it should be done, but if people still believe that we just let...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Question about organ donation.
    I'm shocked that people think this.
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. possible causes & measures if there is discomfort after catheterization
    If someone is complaining of pain from their catheter, I will make sure it isn't pulling (apply or adjust a leg strap). If that doesn't help or the pain is severe, I do the following: After...
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Nurse cannulating and phelbotomy
    Same here (I'm in the US, too). All our PICCs are placed by RNs who have taken an additional class/training. RNs start all the IVs in our area. I was in a sketchy situation one time where we...
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. scared of being in a code
    My perspective from being a nurse on the medical floor. Number one thought--compressions. Start compressions if there is no pulse. Don't dink with clearing the room, grabbing the crash cart,...
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Why coffee with every meal?
    Perhaps my husband has a long lost twin? My husband makes some kind of espresso that is thick--it's turkish/eastern style. The kind that is so strong that it actually leaves a layer of sludge in...
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Wish I Had Studied More Of....
    1) Spanish 2) Pharmacology
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Knitted breasts
    Thanks for the link!! And by the way....I have seen the pattern for the internal organs. The recommended color for the anus? Angry pink. I'm a bit wonky, but for some reason I think that is...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nurse with mental illness
    Do other state boards *really* ask this? I was only asked certain questions regarding my health for my school physical, but not in the board application! My state board only asks if you've ever...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Listing GPA on resume?
    I used to help with the interview and hiring process in an outpt clinic/health care group, and we most certainly did look at GPAs. Also academic and civic awards, and clinical experience. Hate...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurse with mental illness
    Mental illness is an illness, folks. Are people who are diabetic barred from practicing as nurses? What about those with hypertension? Cancer? HIV? Depression? History of alcoholism? Like...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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