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  1. any arkansas nurses or nursing students
    I graduated from UAMS in 1988 and I highly recommend the program. I also had a good friend graduate from UALR and she is also a fine nurse. My brother lives in Conway and is currently checking out...
    Feb 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Any Nurses Working In Florida Correctional Facilities Near Tampa??
    Hi Gary! I live and work in the Tampa area. There are two very large county correctional facilities (one in Hillsborough Co. and one in Pinellas Co.) but all of the prisons are out in the...
    Feb 6, '04
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Nurse's Sick Call
    I work in a very large (population hovers around 3,000 almost all the time) county jail. We do not have 'open sick call' like some prisons do. The patients submit an '82' form, which is a request...
    Jan 27, '04
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. I walked out of the ER this morning...
    dear jadednurse: Sorry you got a response like that (Neon8). You didn't deserve it. Both my mother and oldest brother get 'classic' migraines and they both suffer something terrible. They get...
    Oct 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Had Lasik done!!
    I have been nearsighted since age 30. My two older brothers came down with the same thing at about the same age. I began wearing contacts shortly after being dx with nearsightedness, but after 8...
    Oct 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. dr kivorcian or not
    I believe very strongly in physician-assisted suicide. I did a paper and presentation on it last year in grad school. Believe me, I did a great deal of research and the numbers indicate that...
    Oct 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Where do you nurse?
    I work in a county jail (3,000 inmates). My specialty is correctional nursing.
    Oct 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Protecting yourself
    I just wanted to add something--I drew a parallell line between jail inmates and methadone patients because, well frankly, we get a significant number of inmates who are methadone patients. I just...
    Oct 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Protecting yourself
    I agree with the above posters; you were not wrong in feeling concerned for your safety. I work in a huge county jail with all manner of pre-trial inmates and I would not feel secure about 'patting...
    Oct 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Any FLORIDA Nurses out there? Just wondered if any were on the board......
    I am a Florida nurse too! I live in Seminole, not too far from 3rd shift guy!
    Aug 10, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Can a person live forever on a vent?
    I went to college in Arkansas; and say what you will about Bill Clinton and hicks and all, but if a pt was brain dead (as mandated by the state via testing) the doctor was allowed by law to extubage...
    Aug 10, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Where do you nurse?
    In a huge county jail (3,000 inmates usually) in medical administration. Full-time day shift.
    May 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. RN Diploma And BSN?
    You don't have to pick a specialty to work in til after graduation. You will be rotated through med/surg, pediatrics, ob/gyn, a little OR, and public health as part of your training. Those are the...
    Feb 6, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. DNR'ed from hospital
    danvet-I became burned out re: hospital nursing after only 3 years (I was a traveler for a year and a half and I know all about being dumped on). I tried home health on a lark and it turned out to...
    Feb 6, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. Manual vs. automatic blood pressure cuffs
    Manually is more accurate. We use a Welch-Allyn vital sign machine (aka 'Robo Nurse') but if we get an unusually high or low value we alwayscheck it manually before calling anybody.
    Jan 29, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My husband wants me OUT of nursing
    You sound like someone who goes off and makes their own company. You sound like someone with excellent ideas who is not willing or able to conform to the everyday, ordinary nursing...
    Jan 29, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    I can't go into details about my daily routines, but I did home health for about 8 years and I really enjoyed it. It has it's negatives but remeber this: your worst day in home health is still 5...
    Jan 29, '03
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Is this the correct way of handling this?
    I think you are definately correct about the 'no sleep and best foot forward'. I say stick to your guns; you have the right idea!
    Jan 29, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  19. Desparate, freaking out
    I haven't checked this site in a few days and my post is late but I had a very bad experience with the first patient I ever extubated in Neuro ICU. A 33 year old male with astrocytoma 'debulking' on...
    Jan 23, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How 'bout them Bucs?
    You know it sister!
    Jan 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How 'bout them Bucs?
    2banurse-fireworks in your corner of the bay area? People are going crazy here.
    Jan 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Help me, I'm falling...
    Yes, you are qualified for home care. You were pulled to a place you were not familiar with, that's all. Don't doubt yourself and don't give up; we've all had shifts like that. I personally think...
    Jan 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How 'bout them Bucs?
    Yeah they won. They beat the Philadelphia Eagles; a team they have always played poorly against. Lord, it's a miracle! I live in a middle class neighborhood across the bay from Tampa and you...
    Jan 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How 'bout them Bucs?
    How about them Buccaneers?! Finally, after 20 plus years as the NFL joke, SuperBowl bound! Disclaimer: I am a baseball fan, but I will always root for the home team. Now, if only Lou Pienella...
    Jan 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The 'Dilbert Principle'
    Excellent theory! It does not apply in my current job though. The person in charge is actually abundently qualified and hard-working. Some of my others jobs, well, maybe the Dilbert principle was...
    Jan 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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