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  1. What baby catches you every time?
    Fascinating to see the range of responses here! I'm glad we don't all have the same "favourites". I'm a sucker for an orphan (i.e, the babies that have little or no parental presence due to...
    Apr 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    What experiences have you folks had in doing heelsticks while baby is on the breast? This was recommended to me during orientation (both as a way for baby to self-comfort and to increase nipple...
    Apr 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. 5 Spiritual Concepts Western Medicine Must Embrace
    Well, I'm a nurse, and I disagree. There are no reasonable grounds for thinking that "spirit" even exists. So, it's not reasonable for us to attempt to treat it. You (probably) don't feel any need...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. 5 Spiritual Concepts Western Medicine Must Embrace
    Here's a link to a Cochrane review of studies into whether prayer affects health outcomes. It's not a subscription site, so you should be able to read it without being on your hospital or school...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Can you solve this drug calculation?
    Hmm... I wonder if the answer they were looking for was "it comes to 2,500,000 mL/hr, which is obviously wrong, so my next step is to tell the MD to fix the order." I know they said that all...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Wasn't the School Nurse right?
    Poor girl. Another theory to consider: maybe she has bulimia and was abusing laxatives. She might have taken a very large dose if it were her first time trying laxatives, or if she had a...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. im selfish? hmmm
    Not raunchy, but here's my smartarse answer: Q: "Why don't you have children?" A: "Just lucky, I guess." Also effective on related questions like "Why aren't you married?", "Why don't you...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Offensive Portrayal of Nurses in Ocean City, New Jersey?
    I'm surprised this hasn't come up in the thread yet: the doctor is named and the nurses aren't. This is not uncommon in the media, and indicates less respect for nurses than for doctors. But I...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing Priority vs First nursing action
    Ah, but now you've raised another semantic issue - how do we define a task or action? Is putting on sterile gloves an action, or just part of a bigger action? Or (as I'd argue) are they both...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Priority vs First nursing action
    Many, many English words have more than one possible interpretation. For example, when I got up this morning, my priority for the day was to study chapters 24 and 25 for my class. However, what...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hooters as Job History...Could this hurt my chances of getting a job?
    I agree with CaregiverGrace; it doesn't matter if some people would be fine with it; what matters is that some people wouldn't, and you don't know which group the person reading your resume will be...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Panicked!!! HIV/AIDS, HepB, HepC risk?
    Your health priority right now should be to seek a psychiatric evaluation. From what you've told us, the risks that you're suffering from paranoia or anxiety or some other form of mental illness are...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Am I over-thinking, or are these just bad test questions?
    Both quoted for truth. I'm sort of a perennial student - I did two bachelor's degrees before my BScN, and I'm now back in school doing more undergraduate studies (with a view to going on to grad...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What determines if a patient is autopsied?
    Hello everyone. For those of you who work in hospitals - what is the process for deciding on an autopsy? Is it something that family members can request, or entirely at the doctor's discretion? ...
    Dec 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Am I over-thinking, or are these just bad test questions?
    Yes, but the question was about teaching the patient how to get better sleep, and since age isn't a modifiable factor, it's not relevant. Nursing "teachers" go on and on about reading the question...
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Am I over-thinking, or are these just bad test questions?
    Exactly. It doesn't matter how true a statement is, if it doesn't answer the question. And what the heck is "overthinking"? Thinking is good. The more you do, the better.
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    I'm glad you came back, Bridey; your point is much clearer in this post. I work NICU, and like you, I DO often have a bit of a breather during the shift so that I can do things that are nice (for...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    If you wouldn't find it difficult to find some free time to make toast, then I'd suggest that you're the one who has it easy.
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I think I just ended someone's career
    If I had to work with your coworkers, I'd probably want to snort narcotics myself.
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ignores my being an RN
    Is it all possible that she's trying to respect you, rather than snub you? I think it's commonly known that doctors (and to a lesser extent nurses) get hit up for free advice in social...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurse detects cancer in facebook pic
    Hi folks. Have you seen this article? A nurse recognized a sign of retinoblastoma in a picture of her friend's child, sending the family to the doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Facebook saves...
    Oct 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Why is there a nurse when you have a midwife with hospital birth?
    Code pink for us is like a code blue (I think that one's universal, isn't it?) but for an infant, so a different team comes running. We also have a code 77 for a pregnant woman in crisis - both the...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Why is there a nurse when you have a midwife with hospital birth?
    At my hospital (in Toronto), the nurses and doctors have nothing to do with the midwives' patients unless the birth starts looking high-risk and care is transferred to the OB team. The midwives may...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Afraid of calling in
    I wouldn't call in. It would be easier for you to recover from failing the NCLEX (frustrating, but you can take it again) than to recover from making a bad early impression on your boss and...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Forced to come into work on day off
    Agreed... I suspect that the management hasn't explained the new plan clearly, or the OP just hasn't understood it. Because the situation described by the OP is so obviously ridiculous, I don't see...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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