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  1. Proper cleaning using alcohol wipes
    I don't have an evidence-based response for you but I always use a new alcohol wipe. They dry out so quickly that I think it would be difficult to get more than one use from a single wipe. If you...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Why do some nurses guess on BP?
    Many times the patients at the clinic where I work want their home bp cuff checked so they bring it in for us to check. I always take a manual bp and write it down and then I put the patient's auto...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. National Nurse's Week vs. National Hospital Week
    For Doctor's Day, everyone baked treats. Have yet to see anything recognizing Nurses' Week. Personally, I think all of these "Days" are silly. There is a day or a week to recognize every little...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Chamberlain college of nursing/ getting into grad school?
    Thank you for asking that question. I was wondering the same thing. I am starting classes at Chamberlain on Monday and at this point I have no idea if I am going to continue on after reaching a BSN...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Totally Gross!  Had to share...
    This may be a repost, I didn't read every page...but I was thinking at least she wiped her nose before wiping her crotch. Even though that may be part of why she had the UTI, it would have been...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. How to ask for a pay raise???
    I could respond but it looks like everyone else already covered it. I've seen other posts around with similar themes...for a long-time reader you must have missed those other threads. When I...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Speaking of facebook...inappropriate...but am I within my rights...?
    This may have been brought up already...I haven't read every post. What happens in small-town rural facilities where you are already friends with someone and then you end up being the one to care...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Broward General nurse possibly exposed patients to risk
    Gross. Wonder which supplies they would choose if they needed IV fluids....new or used. Ugh.
    Oct 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. New graduate LPNs: any luck finding jobs.
    I know that many of you don't want to work in LTC but at this point it is a job. It is experience. I just finished the LPN portion of the program I am in (will be done with RN portion in May,...
    Oct 2, '09
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  10. Tomorrow is my first day !
    That is great news! I know LTC is something that a LOT of people are passionate about. I recently started working at a LTC facility as a CNA while I go to nursing school. It is a very rewarding...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Tomorrow is my first day !
    Well, how did it go?
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Becoming a CNA before getting a BSN?
    I think it is also something that will help you (when you finish nursing school) to build a good rapport with CNA's where you work as a nurse because you will understand just how hard those CNA's...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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