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  1. pt/staff ratio's on peds/adult med surg units
    I work on pediatric cardiac unit and the pt/nrs ratio varies. Many of our children are on telemetry and most on nonins (pulse oximetry/apnea monitors). Often we will have 2:1 but mostly 3:1....
    Feb 16, '02
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Any regs on what adults can be on peds unit?
    It's a great question and I am sorry to say that I do not have an answer for you but only another question. I work on the cardiac ward at a pediatric hospital which will soon be doing the...
    Feb 16, '02
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Question about Marfan syndrome
    Just a short note to add: Individuals with Marfan syndrom often need cardiac surgery due to the risk of aortic aneurym
    Feb 16, '02
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Kawasaki Disease
    We see kawasaki's disease fairly frequently at the Children's hospital that I work at in BC. I tend to see a pattern of cluster admissions??? It's a vasculitis (viral) which predominantly affects...
    Feb 16, '02
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. Nurses Required
    Nurses Required: Must be able to work long hours with frequent mandatory overtime and regularly missed coffee breaks. Few holidays or weekends off. Must be able to keep massive amounts of paperwork...
    Apr 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Casualization of the Canadian RN workplace
    Hi JMP, I think that casualization is part of the cause to Canada's nursing shortage. I'm in BC and will be graduating this august. The hospital I'm interested in working at, in Pediatrics, hires...
    Mar 27, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Million Nurse March Information
    I'm all for joining nurses nationwide for creating change and believe we all need to join together as change agents in order for this to occur. It saddens me however, that the very reason we need to...
    Mar 23, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Did you have a Preemie or Pre Term Labor  while working?
    I recall reading in the article by "Moore,M & Comerford-Freda,M. (1998). Reducing preterm and low birth weight births: Still a nursing challenge..." that nurses are at greater risk for having...
    Mar 23, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. what are charts?
    I just wanted to add that the nurses notes included in the charting are also considered legal documentation. It is very important to be thorough, concise and to keep on top of your charting. This is...
    Mar 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. returning to nusing school at 30 something
    Hi there Carmen, Just want to give you the same advice that my mom gave me 4 yrs ago, which in turn prompted me to go to nursing school(a career change). I think she got it from Ann Landers. "would...
    Mar 3, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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