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  1. Does suctioning trach's ever get easier?
    I have only had one trach patient. It did not bother me. I have had two tracheostomies myself before becoming a nurse. I have empathy for the patient with a tracheostomy. I was able to tolerate...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    I can recall a night when most of our unit geri patients had a case of "code brown". I don't know what it was, but we cleaned one up, then another patient had an explosion. And, the last patient...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. very per diem.  Stumped for yearly self evaluation
    I am a very per diem nurse for DD patients in group home setting. I just give insulin to one patient. When I first started, two additonal patients.However, I am down to one, as the other residents no...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    All med errors should be reported. Some nurses are more worried about their jobs than the patient. I am a human first and care for the patient. I would risk my job before I'd risk a person's life....
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Need advice about who I can contact re: my ex-MIL in SNF
    Yes my son contacted the ombudsman. I told him that he has no proof, so he can not say that he suspects that she stole the money. He did report how she made herself POA. That is a fact. I told...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Need advice about who I can contact re: my ex-MIL in SNF
    My ex-MIL is in nursing home. She had a stroke in Jan. She had a biopsy and was off her Coumadin and not bridged. By the time, she was discovered it was too late to give her anything. A...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?
    Unfortunately, my daughter is returning to methadone clinic. She tried to do without it. She was extremely fatigued and had boy aches. I don't know, if it was long term withdrawal or effects of...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Death is a journey
    Beautiful article!!! We had hospice for my brother. I would love to be a hospice nurse. However, I really don't have any med/surg experience. I did not become a nurse until I was 40. I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  9. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)
    jadelpn, I agree 100%! I thought of that when I was going over it in my head. I have always been so careful with my checks. Today, I was careless! That is going to be in my plan of action...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?
    I never heard of "fit for duty". What a croc!!!! Why is that not a HIPPA? If the dr. states that it does not impair you than that should be sufficient. I am not an addict, but I have a...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)
    I just commited a med error similar to one above. I mean similar in regards to the insulin. I am an LPN and work per diem for patient on insulin. I was horrified to discover that I gave pt. 45...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Balancing on the Borderline
    I see that you have some great replies. I agree that DBT is a good treatment choice. It works for many, and I believe was originated by Marsha Linehan. She has recovered from BPD. I have an...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. lovenox injections
    I have a patient that gets lovenox injections. As ordered, I must waste 5 mg of his pre-filled syringe. So, the lovenox is on the needle prior to giving the injection. I know this is very...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Please help!  Need current resources for work w Nurses w depression
    Are you currently working? EAP? What about vocational psychologist? I can understand what you mean about your work environment. Many places just have their cliques and politics. You have...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Thank you for all your comments over the years
    ventmommy, I am so sorry for your loss. You were/are an asset to nurses. In fact, I thought that you were a nurse at one time. What a positive contribution you are making for other parents. ...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Can I get paid to care for my mother
    My elderly mother has lymphoma. I moved in with her to help her. I was hoping to return to work on a part time basis. I am on disability. I was attempting to return to work, then my mother became...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. I gave two weeks,,,but I dont want to finish
    BTDT. Please hang in there! I worked almost two months and quit. I handed in my two week notice, but left after three days. Also, had a family crisis going on at same time. I wish that I would...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I really need some advice ASAP
    Resident definitely needs a behavior consult done. This is a behavior that needs to be dealt with. His behavior is abusive to staff. This took away time from other residents that were truly in...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. insulin help!!
    Always follow your parameters. They should be listed on the mar.
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. mouth sores during chemo
    Thank you for the information. I discussed it with my mother and asked what she wanted to do. She is willing to suffer the discomfort and carry on with the fight. God bless her. I really...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  21. mouth sores during chemo
    I have a question regarding mouth sores from chemo. My elderly mother has a severe case and is finding minimal relief from the magic mouthwash. She has had 8 doses of mouthwash already. It seems...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  22. When someone else gets terminated
    You heard through gossip the reason for his firing. NO confirmations on the real reason, and you may never know. I would go with your gut on this one. I know it sucks when people we like are...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I have THE BEST job ever <3
    It is great to hear of a nurse loving her job!
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. need feedback on med problem
    This sounds like some major communication problems. Teamwork?? What was the rush to call the sup.? Why did the pharm. say no? I would worry more about working together and find out the reason for...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Heparin SubQ administration?
    It has been awhile, but I believe that we used to change needles after we drew it up. Also, I have been on the receiving end of heparin shots. They are not that painful. Uncomfortable, yes,...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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