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  1. Allergic to tegaderm?
    We use a dressing called Sorbaview as an alternative to Tegaderm. Sometimes we have pts with central linces that are allergic/sensitive to Tegaderm so we use the Sorbaview. I can remember just tape...
    Nov 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rehab Nurse to Patient Ratios
    I work in Peds Rehab in Phila and on days and evenings our ratios are 1:4 (it can be 1:5 depending on staffing and acuity) and on nights depending on census,there are 3 nurses on and at max census of...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Change of shift report
    I work on a pediatric Rehab unit but have also worked on the onco unit several years ago. We use the same outline on both units. Neuro/NeuroVascular (AAO, perrla, cap refill, ambulatory status)...
    Sep 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is it possible to get a job at CHOP?
    Ling07, I worked at CHOP through school as, what is now called a 'patient service rep' and a 'Senior Nursing Assistant' and then just had to do a department transfer when I graduated. Working in...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. Other than AALNC and VM, what is there?
    :up:I see that this is a post from last month but RN1989, your response was exactly what I've been looking for. I recently was on a jury for a med malpractice case and really enjoyed the...
    May 30, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  6. The very, very old and sick who are full code
    My husband and I are going through this with his grandmother. She is 90 years old and up until a few months ago was pretty healthy. Before Thanksgiving, fell and broke her hip,did well...
    May 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Urban legends in nursing
    The Sh--head name IS real at our hospital. He is about 8-9 years old now. He is a patient in our pediatric practice office. Really sweet kid. I just don't understand how someone could name their...
    May 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Fell throught the cracks?!!!!!! Very Sad!
    I can't believe this poor woman went through this for 30 years and NO one picked this up. The photos are heartbreaking. I know there are details that have been left out, like how often she went for...
    Mar 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Let's talk TRASH! Useless, outdated, OLD equipment or supplies on your unit, that is!
    I agree those "emesis basins" are not designed for the purpose of catching puke-HOWEVER, the are PERFECT for ear lavage! The kidney bean shape fits snuggly against the neck/face area under the ear...
    Jan 1, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. pain & external fixator
    I work as a precert RN for a Blue Cross plan and we approve 1 overnight stay for pain control with a PCA post op and then for additional days UR follows the patient. I'm so sorry you had to go...
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Question about Morning Sickness...
    How soon after conception can you begin to experience morning sickness? None of my coworkers seem to know. Thanks!
    Jan 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. diploma grads
    I am a diploma grad. Grad in 2000. I had been in a BSN program but had to leave in 1993 in the middle of my junior year due to medical problems (benign spinal tumor). I wanted to finish but could not...
    Aug 11, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. A curious question about naming babies!  :)
    My grandmother's name was Emelie. and my sister is expecting a girl in October and will name her Emma Leigh. There was a thread a long while back about baby names. ...
    Aug 1, '04
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. I got a new job!
    :hatparty: I just had to share. I just accepted a position with a major health insurance company in our area. 9 to 5, Monday thru Friday, 10 days vacation +2 more days for RNs, No holidays, no...
    Jun 24, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question about on-line prescriptions
    :uhoh21: And how would you know if the pills were "pure" and not mixed with anything or something different all together?
    Jun 21, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Black nurses VS. White nurses
    sweating vs. perspiring vs. diaphoresing (sp?) :confused:
    May 28, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Cell phones
    The hospital I used to work in used pagers that were alphanumeric. That way we still got the message but we didn't have to answer the ring if were were doing a procedure. :)
    May 10, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. strange message on my answering machine talks about Green Card
    I got the same message yesterday. I deleted it. But I am curious as to what their motives are. Are they real? Are they legal? :rolleyes:
    May 2, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What the Model of Your Car Says About You
    From the time that I was 16, I have owned a '73 VW SuperBeetle, '84 VW Rabbit GTI, '94 Subaru Impreza, '86 Ford Escort, '86 VW Golf, '95 Saturn SC2, and on Saturday (FINALLY) a brand new car, '04...
    Apr 28, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Where can I find med trays?
    Thanks Maddiecat!!!!!! I sent you my email via PM. :) KeniRN
    Mar 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Where can I find med trays?
    Hi! I'm really hoping someone out here can help. The residential facility I work for is in dire need for med trays. The ones that hold 24-38 or more med cups and that have the little slots for the...
    Mar 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Salary per person
    :o Ugh. Then I make $0.76 per patient where I work (28 residents MR/DD "medically fragile" unit).Do the math :crying2: That means the direct care staff DOES make more than me!!!! :angryfire Oh...
    Mar 28, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Lmao!
    Just when you thought you've seen it all... The Exorcist in 30-seconds, re-enacted by bunnies. :rotfl:
    Mar 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. You and I
    "You and I" I am a resident. You reside. I am admitted. You move in. I am aggressive. You are assertive. I have behavior problems. You are rude. I am non-compliant. You don't like being...
    Mar 1, '04
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  25. DD/MR Jobs
    If you move to Philadelphia, PA, our facility has several nursing positions open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Florida is too humid. Philadelphia is only 70 miles from the Jersey coast :) :) :)
    Mar 1, '04
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities

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