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  1. British Columbia Nurses may have Gov. imposed contract
    I am a nurse in NB!I am envious of your strike vote 96%!Wow!Our group here caved for a measly $1000 retro pay and terrible contract because they wanted an extra cheque for x mas!We'll never see that...
    Jul 19, '01
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. ?new weird flu?
    Thank You CEN35.Amazing diagnostic skills you have!My hubby has been diagnosed with Panic attacks/anxiety syndrome...and you were right,the spouse is the last to know(even if they are a...
    May 7, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ?new weird flu?
    Thanks for the replies!Last night was the worst episode.He and I were watching TV,relaxing....then....BOOM!He turned sheet white,pupils like pancakes,sweaty palms,chest palpitations,and passed out...
    May 7, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ?new weird flu?
    Hi!My husband had flu like symptoms for the last 2 weeks.Last Sunday,he almost passed out,had sweaty palms only,left sided chest palpitations and numbness both arms.(In the reverse order...
    May 6, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Positive work environment
    This is a hard one!I went to the CCU where I was going to work and had a look around.On outward appearances it looked great!They had made up poems about the DR's,had pictures of the group in...
    Apr 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Survey: Do you use humor to help put your patients at ease?
    Yes! I use humour in every walk of life.I believe that it is especially important in nursing.I see all the time nurses that are so wrapped up in tasks that they forget the issue at hand is "this...
    Apr 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. STOP THE FIGHTING
    Hi! I agree!I used to be an avid reader of this site and dedicated a couple minutes everyday to see the new stuff.I haven't been enjoying it as much these days because of the reasons stated above.I...
    Mar 30, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Anchoring nasogastric tubes
    Hi!I am uncertain of the brand but our hospital has NG anchors.They are elastoplast bandages with a plastic clamp attached.Sounds like heaven eh?Well,it isn't.Our NG's are always falling out(But the...
    Mar 28, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why LPN??
    Hi Suzy K!I just read the boss's post and now I am really confused.I always thought the LPN was the same as an RNA here in Canada.RNA meaning Registered Nursing Assitant.Is LPN Liscenced Practical...
    Mar 27, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Canadian RN's working in Canada
    Great answer snickers,you painted a very accurate picture!We have fulltime jobs at The Moncton Hospital for diploma nurses in all the ICU's and ER.Look up SouthEast Health Care's website.If you don't...
    Mar 20, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you like them apples?
    Years ago my dad was in CCU .He is quite a practical joker.The RN on nights gave him a specimen bottle and told him to pee in it in the morning and give it to the nurse.He filled it with apple juice...
    Mar 18, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Catheter Clutz
    One night shift a coworker asked for my help after three failed catheter attempts with an 82 yo lady.In I went and she followed with a big flashlight.On the second attempt,I found it!As I was...
    Mar 18, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Charting Bloopers
    A collegue wrote..."pt states "slept well until nurse came in to get on patient"(instead of check on pt!)LOL!
    Mar 18, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. A new site for nurses!
    Hi!Thanks for the tip.However,I couldn't get anywhere unless I paid $39.95 to register.In my books that ain't free. I stand corrected re the above.Everyone should be aware that you go to "my...
    Mar 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. JUST SAY NO TO MNM
    Good post Buck227.Just a few opinions.I live in Canada and our health care system is totally run by the gov'nt both federally and provincially.On the positive side there are alot of safety nets in...
    Mar 18, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Hearts of steel
    I recently encountered the worst of the worst with a group of RN's I don't usually work with.A patient expired right at shift change!I said to the nurse who had him all day..."Why don't you finish...
    Mar 15, '01
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. BSN or BUST
    Great responses Tim GNP and Mijourney!I agree 100%!This is what I find so tragic in what I consider the best opportunity in the world to touch millions of people's lives....NURSING!I wish so badly...
    Mar 15, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can you stand another new grad question???
    Hi JMP!You are going to be told that you should have 2 years med surg experience first.However,I love to take on a new grad,keen and eager,full of questions,with no bad habits!I believe ICU nurses...
    Mar 14, '01
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. new grad job choice
    Hi!My best friend graduated in 1996.She did a year on a medical floor,2 years in ccu,and is now in neonatal icu.She always had a passion to be a psych nurse but just wanted to see if there was...
    Mar 13, '01
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. What to do
    Sorry,I should have clarified "float team".Our float team has an extensive orientation with a senior mentor for a month or more if needed.An orientation of a week per floor is offered as well.After 2...
    Mar 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Embarassing question to all experienced nurses.
    Hi Micknmel!Congrats on acting on your lifelong dream!You will definitely be an assett to our profession because you want to be there!Anyways,some encouragement here...the day I started nursing...
    Mar 11, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. nursing student is thinking about throwing in the towel after first semester.
    Hi Peaceful2100!I can honestly say I never burst any one's bubble...but I feel in this case I must.First of all congratulations on returning to school after having a child,that in itself is a great...
    Mar 11, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What to do
    I'm not sure if your hospital has a "float team".This is what I recommend.It's a fulltime job but each day you go some where else to get a taste of a little bit of everything.Good luck!
    Mar 10, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. DEMISE OF NURSING?
    Ten years ago I had the most fantastic head nurse!Each day she wore a white uniform & cap (which at the time was mandatory for staff nurses)."Lois" sat through report with us and besides being in...
    Mar 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. IS THIS YOU?
    Hi!Just a suggestion.You should look into instituting a scent free policy in your hospital.Our hospital adopted one about 5 years ago.There are signs everywhere,a big one at the main entrance about...
    Mar 7, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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