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  1. PA licensure by endorsement
    How long should it take to get my temporary practice permit after the board receives my application, transcript and payment?
    Feb 5
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  2. Question for Philadelphia area nurses
    Does your hospital have a daycare center for employee children that accommodates 12 hour day shift employees? If so, where do you work and what are the hours? Thanks in advance!
    Jan 30
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. Demand for PICU nurses
    There may be a demand for experienced PICU nurses, but with no experience you wouldn't be considered a PICU nurse, you would be considered a new graduate nurse. While there are some PICUs that will...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    http://img.allnurses.com/cartoon/nurse-caption-contest-5.gif "See? Your fellow tattoo artist behind me is proof that wearing a lab coat doesn't make you a doctor any more than wearing scrubs make...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    http://img.allnurses.com/cartoon/nurse-caption-contest-5.gif "With the new cuts from the Affordable Care Act, we can't afford hair implants, but heard that you can tattoo us a mean comb over."
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Doing favors or giving gifts for patients: Unacceptable?
    There seems to be two types of scenarios here: 1. Patient ASKS for a favor to be done. 2. Nurse decides on his/her own to do the favor. It sounds like most of the posters are saying that...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Head to Toe Physical Assessment
    Our assessment forms read "Normal for ethnicity". "Congruent with genetic background" works fine too.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Research question on malpractice and nursing documentation
    Oh, and here's some of my opinion to help with your project. The most common problems I see are failure to document at all, failure to document follow up (ex: patient's chart says patient has a...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Research question on malpractice and nursing documentation
    A "research paper" in college generally indicates that your instructor expects you to use reliable sources for your paper. Reliable sources are professional, peer-reviewed studies. Not opinions from...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Pediatric Explanations For Medical Procedures
    It really depends on the child, and your own personal preference/personality. There are kids who have been in the hospital so many times that, even at a young age, they know the drill and feel more...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. ABC's "old school"?!
    I think your instructor is trying to get you to think more deeply about the scenarios. She doesn't want you to just see the word "airway" and automatically choose that option because it's the "A"....
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. General question on infusion calculations
    The math is easier? Technically you should calculate the rate based on the full volume. Sometimes the nurse or the pharmacy will withdraw 7.5mL of the D5W before injecting the medicine, depending on...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Help with my capstone EBP project
    You've been taking care of oncology patients and observing how these patients are treated. Do you have any questions about WHY they are treated in the way they are? Why X medication is given? Why...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Natrecor IV Rates
    Yes, you are correct and your math is correct. Personally, I find it easier to work with the numbers with the fewest decimal places, so I would convert everything to mcg rather than mg, but if...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Survivorship bias in your nursing school?
    It really depends on the circumstances surrounding the failure. I would say that there are very few nursing schools where there are no resources available to help students succeed. Those resources...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Drama on my unit and it's only my 2nd day. WOW
    There's nothing in this situation that's unique to health care. You'll find drama and backbiting in every large work place.
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Is it really MRSA?
    Thanks for posting this. There is a lot of misinformation about MRSA, even among healthcare providers. In our ICU we do a nasal swab to test for MRSA first and, if positive, the patient is treated...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse Posts About a Patient on Facebook ... Duty to Report?
    A picture of any patient, or part of the patient without their consent is a violation. Age in and of itself is not protected or identifiable health information, but birthdate is. Stating that a...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  19. June 2013 Top 8 Captions - Select Winning Caption
    Congratulations!!
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. Persistent hypernatremia in infant
    Sorry there hasn't been an update. It did turn out to be nephrogenic DI. Not something you see every day, that's for sure!
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Parent CPR Teaching
    Our hospital regularly has certification classes for CPR and parents of fragile kiddos attend for free. If there's no class scheduled and the need for certification is imminent, one of the hospital's...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. Trach cuff inflation and deflation issues
    MIE is Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation device. More commonly known as a Cough Assist.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  23. Trach cuff inflation and deflation issues
    I'd replace the trach. It sounds like it's malfunctioning.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  24. Persistent hypernatremia in infant
    That was our first thought, that acute kidney injury was causing the filtration issues. However, if they kidneys were hyperfiltering, shouldn't they also be excreting the electrolytes as well? And if...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  25. voice after trach decan?
    I think it's normal from the passage of air out of the stoma/tract. As the tract heals it should get better.
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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