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  1. Breaking Free From Nursing
    A "thankless profession." What were you looking for...endless praise? Seems to me you are more concerned about what you receive from nursing vs. the care you deliver. Nursing demands a heart of...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Just a very happy post from a very happy new nurse
    So happy for you! Keep on truckin' and don't let the negativity (sure to come) get you down! I have trusted The Lord every step of the way and He has kept me and my patients safe and well-cared for!...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  3. Praying in the work place
    I am always available to pray with my patients and family members, should they be open to it; it is a fundamental (I believe) aspect of nursing, and a predominant reason why I chose hospice. We are...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. I feel so used..
    What are you doing?! Making no money for all of your blood, sweat, and tears in nursing school, in a job that will lead nowhere. Get out, find something that will use your skills and gifts to...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  5. Inpatient center patient load
    Six bed hospice house, with one nurse, one HHA.
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. I don't want a male nurse! - Caption Contest Winner
    Sorry, just don't understand the humor in the cartoon....
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. OMG Say it correctly!
    Coudamin (for Coumadin) and, my personal favorite, the Urinologist.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Feeling sad about my ALS patient
    The poor man has little control of his life, and is therefore "picky." I work in hospice and we recently had an ALS pt. Regardless of the diagnosis, anyone facing a terminal illness feels a definite...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    I am so sick of thin, pretty nurses being slammed. Sorry.... I am 53 yo, thin, and have been called pretty. Ppl need to stop making appearance an issue. I do not apologize for my looks and I don't...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I don't know how you nurses deal with death
    I am so sorry for your loss. I work in hospice and just love my job. It never gets easier, but I feel so honored to serve my patients during this special time of their life. It is an...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Looking to connect with other Christian nurses
    Hi, Suzie! I am a hospice nurse in Northern Calif. I love my job and I love serving my Lord and Savior as a nurse. What a privilege and honor! I pray you are experiencing equal joy in your career and...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Continuous subcutaneous infusions
    We (hospice house) and our field nurses use a CADD pump for subq infusions. During the week we have access to the outpatient pharmacy; weekends we use the hospital pharmacy. We tell the pharmacist...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. average pay for a hospice lvn?
    I don't think that it's a good idea for you to be fishing around for salary comps. The bottom line is, this is what you are being offered and is it a wage you can live on? If, in your heart, you feel...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. hospice nurse job duties
    Yes, when we are a full house, which is the goal! :-)
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. hospice nurse job duties
    Six pt bed facility. When we are full, it can be very demanding depending on acuity. When not so full, there is talk of closing, yet we meet such a huge need in our community of predominant elders.
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. hospice nurse job duties
    My typical shift...(I work in a Hospice House)...count the narcs, get report, assess comfort n safety of my patients, plan my shift. We still do some wound care, have foleys, ports, G and J tubes,...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. oxygen sTaturations
    How about the patient that told me they were on Coudamin? Or the other patient who had an appt with his urinologist to discuss a supra pubic catheter.
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hospitals illegally firing nurses for refusing flu vaccines
    Why can't we put our patient's vulnerability above our rights, in this case over a stupid flu shot?
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  19. Aging nurse
    Yes, I think you are right! Best of luck...I am sure your patients will benefit from your experience and wisdom, no matter where you go.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Aging nurse
    I don't know if you are thinking of field work or in-patient work. I work in a six bed hospice house and we are frequently slammed with a variety of situations - patients in crisis, new admits,...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. As Nurse Lay Dying, Offering Herself as Instruction in Caring
    What an awesome legacy...I would love such an opportunity. I pray her symptoms were controlled in a wonderfully excellent manner and that many nursing students were blessed.
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. advice
    It's a common misconception to think that dehydration is increasing suffering, or, as you stated, cruel. Studies have shown, however, that people who are actively dying actually benefit from being a...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. How to deal with the old/experienced nurses?!
    Why not ask them for some pearls of wisdom? Certainly they have seen n done far more than u have, and would probably love to share if they sense you are teachable. They could be your best new nursing...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. We need to advocate for better mental health
    Sure there are mental health issues, but don't forget that we have kicked God out of our schools, our country, our lives. How can we expect His protection when we have rejected Him on almost every...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Patient refusing Hospice
    You can't do anything. You have explained to them their option for hospice and they refused. They have the right to make decisions that none of us agree with but themselves. Love them, treat the...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing

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