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  1. Are You Having Layoffs?
    I work in a small rural facility and we recently had all our nurse techs, secretaries and 6 LVNs laid off. We are staffing one RN in the ICU per shift and one ED nurse leaves at 0400. I am not so...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. t-wave abnomalities
    I am wondering if any of ya'll have seen a t-wave with a notch in it. I am thinking it's from a blocked PAC,as it appears to be a P-wave in the T. Patient is vented and has copd, chf.. Just wish I...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Vasovagal syncope with seizure like activity
    I have a son who does this with blood draws, injections and just talking about IVs makes him nauseated... I wouldn't have believed it had I not witnessed it several times...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. What do you wish students knew?
    I agree with the previous posts. Ask questions when the nurse is able to answer, or show you. Most of all I wish students would understand that we can learn from each other. And please let the...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Male nurse on The ultimate fighter
    I luv the UFC, working so much haven't had time to watch... I bet he is able to get all his frustrations out and not get in trouble. hahaha Somebody needs to post when he's fighting on TV so we can...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. PCA flow sheet
    My unit has an PCA flowsheet that none of us like. Would anyone be willing to email theirs to me?? We do not have this on computer yet... If you could share your flow sheet I would appricate it....
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Wearing all white
    I work in a facility where the nurses really do wear white. I am amazed at how much I like it.. I always swore I would never work at a place that tells me what to wear and bla bla bla. So I can...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Statins and side effects
    I am very open to suggestions for cholesterol reducing alternatives...My husband is scheduled for GI dr next week, and probably having a scope. I know it's the zocor, not a GI bleed. Although at 53...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Statins and side effects
    Thanx for the info... I have been doing some serious reading about the side effects of statins.. I am wondering about the anemia being a part of this syndrom.. I am sure I read that somewhere. As...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Group One Class Action Suit
    I had bad experiences with group one, and I'd like to know more about a class action suit..
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. Statins and side effects
    I am wondering if any one has experienced the side effects from zocor. My husband started zocor about 3 weeks ago. Last week he started having dyspnea nd chest pain, and horrible muscle spasms in...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Shift-work
    has anyone heard of the medication for "shift work sleep disorder" I believe it's called provigil. I have worked nights for almost 30 years and pretty much live on a night schedule. I am curious...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Wow, you new nurses !
    Nursing in the 80s was much more difficult than now and we make alot more money now!!!
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Kindred--any information
    Ken, I was in Fort Worth downtown Kindred. I was very impressed with the wound care. I was very disappointed in the supervisory staff. The CNO was a great person, lacking in the ability to control...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Kindred--any information
    Just hearing the word Kindred makes me wanna cry. It was the most awful experience of my 27 years being a nurse. It was not the palce or the patients, it was one supervisor. She made my life...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Where are all the nurses
    Working in a brand new hospital in Bridgeport Tx. and we are so short of nurses... I know this is a common complaint, but we are bare bones staffed. Where have all the nurses gone... Probably to be...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Falling asleep at work
    Power naps 30-40 minutes and I feel so much better. Now that I found this web site I don't have that issue any more.. I am too busy reading & responding to fall asleep...
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. surgical patients being asked for co-pays up front
    I filled a pre registration on line for a hospital to have a cervical diskectomy and carpel tunnel release, and was told to pay $5000 prior to surgery. I switched hospitals, and we worked out a...
    Oct 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. to mask or not to mask
    Pt admited with neutropenia in my ICU. we put him in a isolation room, is his family supposed to wear masks, they have been around him in the ED and at home. HELP... I am wearing a mask...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses who smoke marijuana
    I also am so looking forward to retirement...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses who smoke marijuana
    I can tell you from experience, smoking pot is not worth the pain and anguish caused by that inevitable positive uds. I have been dealing with this since Oct. of 2002 and still fighting like a mad...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. job on the line
    sounds as if your co workers have too much time on their hands.. it takes alot of time & energy to be conspiring and gossi[ing all the time. the type of behavior you described creates such a...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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