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  1. Discharge from Hospice
    I think you are correct in thinking that you may smell a rat. In order for this person to be on hospice for 3 years, she would have had to show a continued decline. There are federal guidelines...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. The Weeping Turkey Diaries
    It was a cold, snowy, and generally rotten Thanksgiving afternoon. I was especially thrilled to be working the second shift in an inner city trauma center. Slush still clung to the bottom of my...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Results of 2nd Nursing Article Contest
    I would like to say thank you for choosing my article. :spin: This is such a wonderful forum with such fantastic company. Nurses really are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Feb 5, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. The Crusty County Nurse Cracks Just a Bit
    What a moving article. No matter how long we have been nurses, sometimes our patients slip through and stick to us. That's why nurses have such big hearts. Thanks for being such a compassionate...
    Feb 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. In Bed With Dying Patient
    This was really a wonderful article. I'm so glad you were brave enough to 'think outside the box' and give this family what they needed.
    Jan 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Last Bag of Pretzels
    I just wanted to extend my codolences to all of you that have offered the stories of your losses. So many heartwarming stories. Thank you all for sharing.
    Jan 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Indian Culture and Health Care Go Hand In Hand
    It's so interesting to be enlightened with the values and beliefs of other cultures. It is so important for us to remember that we are treating more than the 'sick part'. Thanks so much for the...
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Things That Go Boooop In The Night
    Ooooooooh! One of my recurring fantasies is to haul a Dinamapp out to the alley and take an axe to it. I'm relieved to hear I'm not the only one. As John Cleese said "bring in the machines that...
    Jan 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Last Bag of Pretzels
    Most of us run away from the dying. I spent 17 years in the ER fighting death. Death was our enemy. We posted statistics on the board at night. ER 5, Death 7. We couldn’t bear to lose a...
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stupidest reason to go to ER
    Male patient: "There is something living in my stomach" "When I lay down, I can hear myself breathe" (that's a GOOD thing, yes?) " I've had this cold now for 3 years" Why is in now, so...
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. If I Murder A Co-worker, How To Hide The Body??
    Oh, pigs. Excellent idea. I was wondering what size jars your pathology lab has available?
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. If nursing caps looked decent, would you wear one?
    Only if it was black with a pointy cone on top, and came with a broom. Mine actually was white with a pointy cone on top. I already had a broom.
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    Never let a medical student cut a bloody down jacket while the industrial heat fan is blowing in the trauma room. Never try to train your pirana to eat meat from your hand. Never try to...
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. What I Love About Nursing Is....
    I can talk to a person with an arrow sticking out of their head...and it seems normal. I have eaten salad during ER potlucks out of emesis basins...and that seems normal. I know which hospitals...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Nurse..GPN. Scared out of my mind.
    Interesting program you're in. And if you have fast food experience, you should be fine at nursing. Think of the pickles as pain medication. But really, even experienced nurses have anxiety...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Have any of you..
    Of course you can do it! I had two babies while I went through a 4 year BSN program. Obviously I didn't pay much attention during the human reproduction sections. :O) On the up side, I went to a...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. NO Pain medicines for my Mom!
    This is a dilemma that I have dealt with myself. I assume you have tried to reson with the son regarding exactly WHAT his objection to pain medication is. Doctors aren't always as knowledgable about...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Have You Had the "Sortavirus" Yet??
    It is no doubt the pre-flu. The little creeps send out scouts just before flu season to assertain exactly what we've been innoculated against, and who has received a flu shot. The only known cure is...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Need Encouragment Please
    I think you might want to consider seeking a position in a large teaching hospital. Often there are interships available, and a preceptor that volunteers for that job, not someone who looks at it as...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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