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  1. need an advise about braden scale
    I'm not aware that the Braden scale has changed. If you can search for Braden scale online and that should help. I don't think the Braden scale is meant to be changed but the parameters understood.
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. For 1 year experience, do you count the months or days for it to be a year??
    You actually worked 12 months so I'd say one year.
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Passing gas after surgery...
    One thing I might add also is when I had laporscopic gyn surgery, the CO2 they pumped in really put pressure on my bladder and when I went to urinate hours later I became very lightheaded on the...
    Feb 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. foreign graduate nurse sponsoprship in bay area california
    No. One of the moderators can give you the best help.
    Jan 26, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Needing care plan help, too!
    I'll give you a little help. I hope this isn't a real patient on all those meds!!! Look at how many of those drugs cause sedation. Most of them look like prn meds. Why is she on four anti-nausea...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Using Student Visa during Retrogression
    [quote=rusiba;2092248]dear suzanne, from your reply: what is going on nursing immigration apart from idle talk? nobody knows how long does it take us lawmakers to solve that problem, moreover...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Nurses writing up nurses?
    No quitting allowed! Hey, 7 patients, students and lots going on--it's not safe. Not safe for anyone. To me you're a good patient advocate, you realized that the patient was sedated from the...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Isolation Rooms and MARS
    We would put the MARS in a plastic bag so we could take it to the bedside. On the way out dispose of the bag. Isolation really is a pain but necessary.
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What nursing "invention" would make you famous?
    A patient turner. For those needy patients, a robotic handmaiden.
    Jan 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can ADN hang IV meds?  Or only BSN?
    Policies that determine who can do what regarding IVs are usually concerning RN versus LV/PN. These policies are usually set by the State Board of Nursing.
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. advice for a shadow day
    When I shadowed an RN I wore scrubs and just followed him around. Various questions came up during the four hours and I got them answered. I met the staff. I had interviewed first and then...
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Lost job after 6 months
    pamc217 I'm sorry that my posting was a bit rough. Since all the posters have applied for unemployment I guess I learned something. I thought you had to have looked for weeks in your field before...
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Lost job after 6 months
    I guess I don't understand how you can file for unemployment when as an RN you can work in many different areas? Sorry that it didn't work out for you in the OR, but you were given a second...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Frustration over MA's being called Nurses
    Sillybella, what state do you live in? Check the RN practice act and find out if there's a specific ruling about using the word "nurse". Give a copy to the docs you work for, if you feel...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  15. Should assaults on medical personnel  be a Felony Offense?
    I absolutely couldn't agree more. Being high or drunk is no excuse for hurting someone. Like someone said, every action has a consequence. Enough of just sweeping it under the rug because they're...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. No One Will Hire Me!!!!
    If I'm reading your post correctly you had experience in the military, challenged the LVN license and passed, and didn't work in the field for 4 years. Is this correct? If so, it may be that lapse...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Where's the Aide?
    Where's the charge nurse? Where's your manager? They need to know this. I would have the charge tell this aide that everytime she leaves the floor she needs to tell her or report to her/him where...
    Nov 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Frustration - I am sure you can relate
    Congratulations for coming through that only slightly scraped! You're very lucky to have co-workers that will speak up for you. I know this always sounds trite but remember that family thing is...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. In CA do you recieve your results first by mail or is your name poted on LVN website
    The Rn's that I worked with found the results within what seemed like days on the website.
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. I'm never primarying again, y'all
    Ethics committee is due. I'm glad that I never had to deal with this when I worked NICU. Heartbreaking. If the committee can't come up with a reasonable solution then I'd take myself off the case.
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Staff Abuse
    File a police report. Demand the hospital get bouncer type security. Restraint chairs such as used in jails for time out. Better medication/adjusted meds. Maybe be outfitted with tasers. After...
    Nov 17, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. help! looking for info on iv antibiotic admin
    Some drugs aren't meant to be shaken but rolled for reconstitution.
    Nov 17, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  23. What have I done?
    Congratulations on graduating from NS! When calling a doc for meds and if you think of it while you're on the phone instead of after you've hung up, like happens to some of us, just ask if this will...
    Nov 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Patients Treat Nurses Like Garbage!
    WOW!! I didn't think rudeness was so rampant but reading your posts I am horrified at how we are all treated. Our patients got to fill out their own menus and there were those that didn't...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Manipulated by patient family :(
    Yes, I'm sure most of us have and it doesn't feel good. Sorry for your misfortune but they will probably twist everyones' words when they get refused what they want. Don't be surprised if this hits...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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