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  1. New tx nurse and i need help with a wound program
    What kind of program do they want? Are you looking for sample standing orders, or are you looking for policies and things like that? I have tons of stuff, and I'm always willing to share, if you'll...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    You should consider going in to wound care!
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why is Army medic experience not valued for New Grads applying for ER jobs?
    All I have to say is hell yes, they do. And no, I'm not a veteran. But in my humble opinion, you deserve extra special treatment.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. wound care question!
    3M No Sting Skin Prep. You will not believe the change in one day!
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Foam Dressing
    The main difference that I've noticed is that allevyn is a little easier to remove, optifoam tends to stick a little more. That being said, it's not enough of a difference to me to justify the cost,...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Injection questions, Insulin, Lovenox
    Had a nurse give lovenox IM once, into the deltoid...NOT PRETTY! And she had been a nurse for over 20 years!
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. HELP! Malignant tumor neck wound hemorrhage
    can you put some vaseline gauze over the base of the wound, then pack with the calcium alginate?
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. Giving a flu shot to patients without a signed consent?
    I'm going to play devils advocate... Lets say you do get written consent for the vaccine, give it, and have no problems. Then, the same patient comes in 2 months later with an unrelated fever. You...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Unjust Cruelty: Parents moved apart after 61 yrs.
    consult an attorney.
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. LTC Wound Care Program
    It seems to me that your nurse is crying out for help - rightfully. She told you that she is unable to effectivley do her job, and that she doesn't feel safe. Your next 2 sentences support her...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Telling your head nurse that they...uhh.., sabotaging  new staff?
    Just curious, are you a new nurse, or just new to this specialty? Sometimes when I am training a nurse who has been a nurse for 20 years, I expect them to know some things that I wouldn't expect...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Sticky poop...I need some tips!
    Wow...I wouldn't do well in home care! I would probably be quickly fired for telling the family "Either I"m using a washcloth and soap and water, or you're cleaning it up." Good thing i don't do...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What is the one piece of advice you wish you could tell yourself as a nursing student
    Fake it till you make it!
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Getting Sick at Work
    I was passing a kidney stone, and my DON drove me to the hospital herself!
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Moral Dilemmas: Two Scenarios - What would you do?
    I would NEVER work in a facility where I am not allowed to contact the doctor or family myself.
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What am I doing wrong?
    nope...sounds like you're overqualified. Why would they want to spend the time (money) to train you when you are not going to stay? And they probably realize that while going to nursing school, you...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do you think nursing has aged you?
    I have worked in LTC for 10 years, in the same facility (not for profit). I did the first 7 years on 3-11, a year on 11-7, and have been on 7-3 for the past 2. The year on 11-7 was awful. I felt...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Refusing meds
    To comply with public health, we have to explain to the patient the possible side effects of refusing each medication, (yes, even advanced alzheimers/dementia patients), then document the refusal,...
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. acceptable catheter diagnosis
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! This is exactly what I was looking for!
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. acceptable catheter diagnosis
    Is there a list of acceptable diagnosis for a foley catheter in a LTC facility in Illinois? Want to make sure that public health doesn't think we are using catheters for "convenience". I know that...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. TED hose with cellulitis and ulcer?
    Generally, I switch to an ACE wrap while anything is open. I would think it would be ok to use the TED hose with the cellulitis, as long as nothing was rule of thumb has always been...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. Very Concerned (please read)
    I have a very close friend who has been banned from ever working for Heritage Enterprises as well, and he did his nursing school clinicals at a Heritage Manor, without any problems.
    May 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Did i handle this situation correctly???
    You see, this is where I don't do well...becuase I have NO problem telling these patients "well, obviously the way you were doing it at home wasn't working too well, becuase you ended up here. Now...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you LIKE every patient that walks through your door?
    Oh dear lord, no. Sometimes I just can't stand them. However, if you asked my patients, every single one of them would tell you that I love them. There is no reason for them to know any...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The "right" way, or the "real" way?
    I'm glad to know I'm not alone in doing it the right way. I was a little concerned that the students would think I was being mean and teaching them the "hard" way. I know I appreciated being...
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion