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  1. RN's are part of one huge CULT!
    I will retire in six years. Halleluja.
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    How will you know when to start something if you never do it because you have no evidence. How do you get evidence. You get it by doing something. You do studies. Which we have always done. The...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    The biggest problem I have with all this "evidenced-based" buzz word stuff is that there have ALWAYS been studies done etc. Citing studies etc as been done forever. Problem is, many studies are...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. I hate being a tech. will I hate being a nurse too?
    K: They may not help you much for a variety of reasons, but before going into anesthesia, I worked in most areas of nursing and always did direct patient care. Some of the best opportunities to...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    Tewdles--just asking a question. Which you didn't answer, btw... :-). When I had my kids, way back in the stone age, they started an iv and let us walk around. Now everyone is stuck in bed...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. I hate being a tech. will I hate being a nurse too?
    You will still have to deal with all this as an RN. Plus even more responsibility. It sounds to me as though you would be happier in another line of work.
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    Tewdles, because you didn't have a problem with aspiration and the fact that, because we take precautions FOR you in the OR, are you going to encourage people to go ahead and eat pre-op? If...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    As long as you don't end up being one of the ones who has problems, you can say "see, I told you so". :-) Clear liquids are okay in small amounts. You don't need to be stuffing your face with...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. C-section vs. letting Mom go naturally
    C-sections are PITAs. We are being sarcastic because the c-section rates keep climbing and climbing and we can't believe the ob-gyns let one slip by without sectioning it.
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. C-section vs. letting Mom go naturally
    The crnas ,somewhat snarkily, call vaginal births " failed c-sections".
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    Not opposed to small amounts ice chips/clear colorless liquids/glucose. Operative word being "small". :-) Vomiting is awful under any circumstances, but if you are having a section and paralyzed...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. CRNA frustrations
    You will have politics in any position. In EVERY position. Foraneman is correct, though, in that only you can change the dynamics of the situation. you cannot change your boss. Your only option...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    It would be great if we had a crystal ball and could know which cases would turn into sections and which would not. I don't remember being hungry when I had my kids in the 1970s. Americans...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Would you suggest nursing as a career to someone considering it?
    No. Absolutely not.
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    It is always amazing to me that many people do not understand that they will experience pain after surgery
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Trying not to be Discouraged:(
    If someone asks " didnt they teach you anything " , you could answer " they taught me many things, but this wasn't one of them-- I would appreciate your showing me".
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. second thoughts
    Posted too soon. Racing thoughts and obsession with one idea and feeling that there is nothing else mean you probably really need the counseling others have suggested. Please consider it....
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. second thoughts
    Your identity does not--and should not--depend on a job. Loss is part of life. You go on anyway, doing the best you can. Rejection,also, is part of life and may not have anything to do with...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Jackson Surveys question
    The nurses at my hospital are being encouraged to fill out a survey by this Jackson company. It relates to employee satisfaction, adequacy of facilities etc. It is supposed to be anonymous. ...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What is the difference between LPNs and RNs?
    When I worked on the floor--and this was many years ago--LPNs could not start ivs or give iv meds or do assessments. This seems to have changed somewhat.This seems to be in line with increased...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. Just what the hell is going on in the U.S.? Equipment Rep in OR!!
    Why would they not be supposed to know the name of the patient? It seems to me that they are involved in the care and their names are recorded by the circulators on the or documentation.
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. When is patient education TOO much?!?
    Good. It is a shame to have to do so much cya charting but this is just the type to sue if anything goes wrong. Give the info you feel is appropriate and if she is scared she is scared. She...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Morphine/Phnergan IVP...to give or not to give?
    Give as per your hospital policy. You are employed by the hospital. If you violate policy and something happens, you will not have a leg to stand on in court. The hospital will not back and the...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. When is patient education TOO much?!?
    I hope you are documenting everything she is refusing to do or to allow you to do.
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why everyone wants to become anesthetist? Is it because of the salary?
    Ha! No more pee or poo. My....foot. Trust me, you will still have pee, poo, vomit, blood,saliva, etc. If you are going into anesthesia to get away from bodily fluids, you are going to be very...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist


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