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  1. Who punches a cancer patient?
    We are thinking of you today, my son and I. He told his dad about your story as they headed out into the woods to get firewood. I'm a hospice nurse and you will have great support at home with...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Who punches a cancer patient?
    My 13 year old son and I were reading this together and frankly he and I are shocked that people would criticize you for sharing here. What happened to your father is simply wrong. My son...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    Wow! I'd have very nearly lost it as well. Really good comments here about pain control. I worked bedside in a small rural hospital and we got all kinds of patients admitted acutely. Lots of...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. UA/drug test failed
    I do drug testing. Marijuana has nothing to do with poppy seeds. ;) I always ask three questions. Have you taken any medications in the last two weeks? Have you eaten anything with poppy seeds...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 3 Reasons Your Immune System May Not Help You This Flu Season
    Edited to add . . . . I didn't see that Not_A_Hat_Person already answered the "cancer" question! Thanks! Second paragraph: We do have to be careful of this kind of information as...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Head Lice!
    https://identify.us.com/idmybug/head-lice/head-lice-FAQS/index.html This site interestingly enough says that a majority of the specimens sent in are NOT lice. I've had people bring me kids with...
    Nov 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    My first thought after reading the last two posts was I don't want to rescue the kids who forget their meters. We do a check every morning of the student's supplies and if they don't have it,...
    Nov 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. IV catheter changes..
    I haven't been on the floor or in the ER or L&D for about 6 years. I'm hospice now. We do sub-q insertions for CADD Pumps for pain control. But, I remember being taught Q72H for IV's and change...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Head Lice!
    OldDude . . .fortunately I was given that same advice when I first started as a school nurse. I do not do classroom checks. Good post!
    Nov 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    Gosh Jolie . . .you read my mind. Great questions!
    Nov 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    Only the diabetic students have blood glucose monitors.
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Head Lice!
    Jen-Elizabeth - can you link the website where you got that myth-buster poster? Thanks.
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Head Lice!
    Most likely the kids do not get it from school. I sent out a newsletter from the nurse (me) to all parents last month covering many subjects but one was "Lice Facts". I got an example from a...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. Stock Epinephrine
    This same kind of law passed in CA and will take effect in Jan 2015. We are scrambling . . . . no doc wants to write the Rx for us. They didn't consider that when they wrote the law although other...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Head Lice!
    Wow, that's huge! Here's some stuff I found from prior threads: https://identify.us.com/idmybug/head-lice/head-lice-FAQS/index.html Pediculosis "Children found with live head lice...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Head Lice!
    There are many threads here about lice - I don't know if we ever made that issue a "sticky". It is hard to repeat the same info as we get this question often. I don't go looking for lice. We...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    Poll: Would you ever ask another nurse to insert a suppository into your pt? Here's the question. ^ No, I would never ask another nurse to place a suppository for me. But if asked, I would...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    The question was would I ask a nurse to place a suppository for me because she was in the position you were in . . right? I think folks have the question backwards. I would not ask someone to do...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Nursing Survey:  Violence in the Workplace
    I didn't answer the survey because I haven't personally experienced violence nor have I seen it when I was working. But I know that it has occurred at our hospital - I just wasn't at work at the...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What degree of fever to send kids home from school?
    Hi Latishadawn28 - there is a School Nurse Forum where you can ask this question. School Nurses I'll ask a moderator to move this question there. Thanks for writing - there is a lot of...
    Nov 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Recent changes to allnurses
    Since I don't have an iPhone . . . I'm assuming Pixie answered that. Is that correct?
    Nov 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  22. Recent changes to allnurses
    Well I'll be darned . . . . I never even noticed that. :facepalm: As to quoting someone - if I do that I try to shorten the message to just the issue I'm addressing. I can see both sides though...
    Nov 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  23. Recent changes to allnurses
    Yikes . . . . . . notifications about likes? I think I would hate that. I turned off the notification about people responding to threads that I'm part of because it clutters up my email. I didn't...
    Nov 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Devastated on First Write Up
    You took the words right out of my mouth!! Definitely a systems error. I appreciate all the supportive responses you've gotten and I didn't sense any "superiority" snottiness coming from you....
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Mandatory flu shots????
    Oh my gosh . . .. .just read on a FB question about advice regarding flu shots for kids a comment that stated this young woman knew a woman whose 15 year old son got Autism after a flu shot. ...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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