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  1. Circumcision and Pain?
    Absurd that doctors use sucrose for pain relief such as that endured by a circumcision.
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Circumcision and Pain?
    I know, I've read some articles on the sucrose. And I do support it. However, heel sticks are a big difference then a procedure such as a circumcision, don't ya think? No worries about my son....I...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Circumcision and Pain?
    I don't work in OB but have done plenty of research on circumcision and unfortunately it's fairly common for a doctor to not use any pain med or not use enough or not wait the correct time for the...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Mandated flu vaccine in RI for healthcare workers
    Yes it's to protect both the nurse AND the patient. But the vaccine isn't 100% effective, so to force someone to do something that may not work is just insane IMO. A vaccine isn't unnatural?...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  5. Mandated flu vaccine in RI for healthcare workers
    I refuse because I try to be careful about what I put in my body and I'm young and have a good immune system, the chance of me dying from the flu is pretty rare. As a matter of fact, I survived...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  6. Mandated flu vaccine in RI for healthcare workers
    I think it's crap. Nobody should be forced to inject chemicals in their body. Those at my facility who refused the flu shot (myself included) just have to wear a mask until this outbreak dies down....
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  7. Does your hospital ID badge have your first AND last name on it?
    No, just 1st name. Our last name is on the back which nobody can see it, I don't know why it's there. I'm glad our last name isn't on the front. I live in a small community and there's patients I've...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What would cause Hgb to plummet?
    I'm slowly getting the truck analogy, I think it makes sense but I'm going to read over the posts again. Can someone explain to me why her blood was so thick? Dehydrated? But nothing was said if she...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Frustrated in BSN program
    I never wanted to go back after my RN degree. But hubby mentioned it one day and I thought what the heck, why not? I was accepted and all set to begin a BSN program next spring. I was almost 2 months...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. The new person is a germaphobe.
    I consider myself a germaphobe. I'm constantly squirting my hands at work. I even keep squirty stuff in the van for after we leave a public place, I have the kids squirt their hands too of course. We...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. Please give me advice. (future nurse)
    It depends on where you live and the schools in your area. I read on here that some people are on waiting lists and some get turned down because of not having perfect GPAs. Where I live it wasn't...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Do you expect the CNA to wash all patients in the day shift?
    Before becoming an RN I was a CNA in a nursing home and worked on he dementia floor. As CNAs we were expeced to bathe all residents who couldn't bathe themselves and even possibly had a shower to do...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Online stats. Anyone take it this way?
    I'm taking it now, online, and I'm having a really hard time. It's an awful useless class! My sister is taking the same class but at the campus and she's not having to do half the stuff I'm having...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  14. looking for rn to bsn or rn  no clinical and no practicums any help?
    www.utica.edu I'll be starting there this spring.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. The flu shot making people sick
    I wouldn't feel comfortable working somewhere that forced me to inject toxins into my body. Luckily with nursing, there's plenty of other places to work. If someone wants the vaccines, that's their...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  16. Night shift turning me into a witch?
    Totally understand! I've been working nights now since I went off orientation, so about a year now. :( I've hated it since then. I have an interview tomorrow for a day position....fingers crossed! I...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Maternity leave......
    I know my situation doesn't compare because you're a NP and I'm an RN but last October I had my 3rd baby...about 4 months after I got my 1st RN job. I was a stay at home mom for our first 2 kids, so...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Do you think the CDC is biased?
    Of course they're biased....as is any big organization trying to make money. Just like the AAP as well. There's HUGE amounts of money to be made, so of course they're going to say anything to make a...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Patient Education
  19. Disgusted - wipes for bathing
    We also use the wipes where I work. They're horrible! I can't imagine taking a bath with them. When I was an aid in a nursing home, we used soap and water. Wipes are for wiping after you go to the...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Working as a nurse and pregnancy
    I was about 3 months pregnant and still in school when I had my first interview. I of course didn't say a thing. Had my 2nd interview (same place) a couple weeks later, still didn't say anything. I...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Made it through three night shifts on my own...then...
    I assure you, that won't be your last mistake. You're going to make minor ones and hopefully nothing will hurt or kill anyone. I graduated a year ago and have been working ever since and I still feel...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Utica RN-BSN sept 2012
    I've registered at Utica. I'll be doing statistics at a nearby school and then starting Utica in the spring. Good luck guys!
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. fast accelerated RN to BSN online program?
    Sounds like too much work in such a short time. I personally wouldn't want to do it but good luck to you!
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Still overwhelmed...
    After I was done getting my RN, I knew I never wanted to go back for my BSN. NEVER! Spent too much time in the books and away from my family. Well, now that I've been an RN for a year now, I've...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Just a couple questions....
    When giving dilaudid (IVP) or morphine....do you dilute it first? Do you normally take vitals before/after giving these meds? I've seen it done both ways and I'm wondering what's standard...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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