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  1. Retirement in the nursing field.
    So basically, should age alone be a requirement for retirement? Simple answer: No. As per others' comments, ability to give safe care is not determined by age, but rather by a multitude of...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
    I currently do not have a gun or a permit for Concealed Carry. I would like to learn and to eventually have both. I enjoyed target shooting in archery in college and would most likely enjoy it...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    As a 30 year veteran in Labor & Delivery, I often wonder how much longer my old bones can handle the 12+ hour shifts! Where I work there is a high epidural rate which equates to a great deal of...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    For young nurses, nurses with families, and some others, 12's allow more time off and flexibility in scheduling. For some, working 12"s allows them to work TWO full-time jobs!! Whew! For many,...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Itís Airborne: Contact Precautions Will Not Stop This Superbug
    Shared with my co-workers! With short staffing and high census, we have a severe outbreak on our unit! ;)
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Men in OB/Peds Nursing....Any thoughts?....
    Our hospital has some great male postpartum, nursery and NICU RNs!
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Is attending a patient's funeral overstepping "the" boundary?
    Absolutely NOT! Having care providers attend comforts the families and manifests your level of caring for their family member!
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you work under the fear of being fired due to age?
    was union. was employed x 24+ years. was fired for small infraction. union did nothing to get my job back. left a "bad taste in my mouth" for unions. best thing that could have happened: new...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Tips from a tutor
    Excellent article I will share with my nursing students! I especially appreciate the emphasis on test taking strategies! I see many good students fail the Boards the first time due to poor test...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Is turning dying patients comfort care or not?
    My father was on a Med-Surg floor for two weeks, with terminal lung cancer. By the time I was able to get off work and fly to his location, he had fallen twice trying to get out of bed to the...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Keeping A Written Record Of The Patients You've Had: Good Or Bad?
    #1 any notes/journals/papers you may have at home or in a locker will be called in as evidence! Period. #2 any notes/journals/papers you may have at home or in a locker are indeed a HIPPA violation....
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Uncomfortable feeling during dilitation check?
    :yeah:And kudos to the patient-advocate nurses who refuse to check patients just because the clock says it has been two hours!! If they are early in an induction and not...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Uncomfortable feeling during dilitation check?
    Early labor/Cervidil placement vaginal exams are uncomfortable. The cervix is typically very posterior, up high, and difficult to reach for even nurses with LONG fingers. There are, however,...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Touching blood without gloves
    As a L&D nurse, I get body fluids on my skin daily DESPITE wearing gloves. It's a messy job. That being said, wear gloves when you can. But I've done CPR out in public, exposed to complete...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Non Nursing job suggestions needed for former OB RN
    I want replies! I am 30+ years in OB/L&D and the 12 hr shifts are getting very difficult physically!
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  16. Clinical Post Conference
    :yeah:I appreciate this thread, and the comments from both faculty and students! I work full time in L&D. I do clinical instruction one day a week. I only get the students for 6 hours (seems...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Hating the "new grad" title!
    Ta Da! Karleena is now an employed RN!!! :yeah:
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  18. Any Nurse "Like" their job in Las Vegas?
    i like my job. i love my patients.
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  19. Helpful Certifications???
    Take the basic Fetal Monitoring certification by AWHONN now. Take the Intermediate after 6-12 months in L&D... Take the Advanced after 1-2 years in L&D. Advanced is very pathophysiologically...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Best way to give report...
    would love to see folks share some of their L&D report sheets, SBAR or otherwise!
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Helpful Certifications???
    :up: S.T.A.B.L.E certification would be good. renew every 2 years, just like BLS & NRP. :up: ACLS is essential in L&D, as required for post-anesthesia (C-sections) recovery care. :up: ...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Rubrics and Their Many Uses
    an excellent way to explain to students one's expectations!
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. OB Rotations
    just so you know, many of the labor nurses you will be working with have to hold their tongues, too, about excessive inductions, "elective" c-sections, and "un-natural" birthing! More of us out...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. OB Rotations
    Please breathe a sigh of relief.... very few crusty penises in L&D! :lol2:
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Opening OR for VBAC
    nope.... we DO "pull" gloves and sutures and have them all ready to "pop open" if needed!
    May 22, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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