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  1. Correctional Nursing with Probation
    Your employment in a correctional facility will depend on a couple of things. Number one: The violation your licenses was disciplined for Drug related? Scope of practice? Were you charged with a...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Polling our male nurses: What area of nursing are you currently in right now?
    RN CCHP (Certified Correctional Health Professional) twenty years working in 2 large urban jail settings. Never have worked in prison setting. Most challenging is the integration of Nursing...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. Intimidated Nurse, Informed Patient, and WebMD
    [font="microsoft sans serif"] i agree with one nurse that says that the "intimidated nurse" needs to have established control over the situation and gone from there. the first thing i would have...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. frequent call in's or no shows
    The company I work for has very strict policies and guidelines for frequent call in's and take a hard line when a nurse doesn't call or show up for work. If a nurse calls in sick at the last minute...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Recovering alcoholic RN wanting to work with addicts
    When i am interviewing nurses for a staff position on an addiction treatment unit and that nurse has volunteered that he/she is a recovering alcoholic or addict I always ask them to explain to me...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  6. Questions about alcoholism and withdrawal
    I am curious as to the treatment the patient was receiving the first time you had the responsibility of caring for him. Was he receiving an aggressive alcohol withdrawal protocol? Possibly valium or...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. Suboxone side effects
    [font="microsoft sans serif"] i work in a free standing detoxification unit that specializes in a 3 to 5 day detoxification of clients that are withdrawing from opiates and/or alcohol. we have had...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  8. Should I retest a patient with a positive PPD history?
    [font="microsoft sans serif"] i am concerned that the nurses at my workplace are being given the incorrect information about placing a ppd tuberculin skin test on patient that says the he/she has a...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Alcoholism: disease or choice?
    i personally believe that alcoholism is and is not a choice. individuals choose to drink alcohol at some point in time. they choose how much and how often they drink alcoholic beverages....
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  10. HELP!! Cardio III or Classic II SE??
    For a general pupose all around excellent stethoscope I like the the Littman Masters Classic II. It is about $100 tops and lasts forever and I have used mine both in critical care and outpatient...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Should I start over...yet again?
    [font="comic sans ms"]i am so sorry that you have had such a difficult and dis-heartening experience as a nurse with five years experience. my heart goes out to you. i apologize for all of those...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion