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  1. What Influence will Health Care Reform - Affordable Care Act have on Oklahoma Nurses?
    Can anyone tell me where I might find information on how Health Care Reform has impacted (or will impact) nursing practice in Oklahoma? I'm writing a paper for school that's due next week...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  2. HC Reform's Influence on Nursing Practice in Massachusetts
    Can anyone tell me where I might find information on how Health Care Reform has impacted nursing practice in Massachusetts? I'm writing a paper for school that's due next week (1/2/14). Thanks...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  3. Taking CCRN in 2 weeks- advice PLEASE
    I can't remember off the top of my head how many "recent" hours you need in Critical Care before you can take the exam, but the requirements are posted on the AACN website.
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Feel like part of my identity is gone
    Ok, we had the same thought at the exact same moment. I didn't get to post my reply because I had to let the dog out, but we are on the same wavelength! :yeah:
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Feel like part of my identity is gone
    My first year as an RN was nightshift in ICU - it messed me up too. Switched to days, but health issues remained. 3 years as an ICU nurse and I've been on disability (I pray it's temporary) for...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. End of life care - facilitating communication amongst staff
    I agree, it's imperative to know the patient's exact code status, which MUST be clarified by the MD in the form of a specific, detailed & signed order. Of course, miscommunication can happen...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. End of life care - facilitating communication amongst staff
    I've not experienced capitated care yet. I've only been doing this for a little over 3 years now; have seen one or two charity care cases, so I guess that's the same? In those couple of instances,...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. End of life care - facilitating communication amongst staff
    When a patient is made DNR, we have an order sheet where the MD specifies whether or not pressors are to be given. We aren't withdrawing care, we're just not going to resuscitate. By "capped...
    May 26, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. 81 year old nurse still working strong!
    I work for a union in the US and I don't get a pension. I have a 401(k), but that ain't no pension!
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. I think I have ADHD but I'm afraid to ask my Dr.
    Things can't get better if you're not properly diagnosed. Why suffer needlessly?
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. 81 year old nurse still working strong!
    "nursing pension"???? Where do you get a nursing pension??? I want to work there!!!!!!
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Resume: Folded or Flat?
    Having been an executive assistant for 20 years before I became I nurse, I can say that I would prefer to receieve a resume that was not folded up, just think it looks better, and if HR is getting a...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. ADHD, Fibromyalgia & RLS - May I have a new brain please.
    you could be right (about the other article he wrote), but the info he compiled on neurotransmitters seems to be correct. I've spent hours reading journals & medical articles that seem to say the...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. ADHD, Fibromyalgia & RLS - May I have a new brain please.
    I have had ADHD for as long as I can remember. For the past 3 years, after becoming a nurse, I have been struggling with: severe sleep issues & exhaustion (no matter how many hours I sleep)...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Nurses with ADD/ADHD?
    Did you get an answer to your question? I would think the doctor who prescribed these meds to you could answer this question. My son couldn't go into the Air Force Academy unless he was...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Moving Too Slowly in Emergent Situations
    I recently had one of those situations at work and my 2nd patient kept having psuedo seizures every time things would get really bad with my critical patient!!! When my poor patient was moments...
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Moving Too Slowly in Emergent Situations
    Wow, can I come work with you?????? My ICU experience (almost 3 years now) is just like the OP's!!!
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Nurses with ADD/ADHD?
    Feel like I'm going crazy!!! I was diagnosed ADHD in my early 20's, although i had the classic symptoms as a child (I was so impulsive that in 2nd grade I went to the bathroom and my teacher came...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Nothin' like pulling out your pt's old crusty bellybutton crud!
    Is Hypertensive Crisis the only thing to worry about or can it cause others? If it's absorbed into the GI, I believe it can cause MI & Stroke. Not an expert on this one, I've just seen what happens...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Kennedy Terminal Ulcers
    Just had to add that I have had for the past few days, a patient who developed a Kennedy Ulcer overnight on her sacrum / coccyx that was GIGANTIC! It was 15cm x 15cm and classic butterfly shaped. ...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Patients who are too unstable to turn
    Although I feel it's better than nothing, the rotation function on the bed is for pulmonary issues and does not replace turning patients to prevent skin breakdown. At least that's what our...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Any ICUs or critical care settings where the standard ratio is 1:1?
    It's 2:1 and sometimes 3:1 where I work. We're a "country hospital" (in a suburban setting) so not all of our patients are "critical". However, I've had a couple of situations where I've had 2...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Tele experience prior to ICU?
    I'd say if you are wanting to stay in the same hospital and they're telling you to go into tele first, then I'd go into tele first. I had 6 months tele experience before I left & went to another...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Increase of super morbidly obese patients?
    I wonder how sterile the process must actually be if it takes this many people to put a foley in. I've had to assist with holding a patient's legs out of the way many times, and it is very straining...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Patients who are too unstable to turn
    I too would love to know what the options are. When I was on orientation, several hours into our shift, I suggested to my preceptor that we turn our vented patient.....as soon as we did, she went...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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