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  1. What reality show do you follow?
    All the weird medical anomaly shows on Discovery, etc: Man with no Face, Boy with 8 Legs, World's Largest Mom/ Dad/Man, My 600 lb Life, Fish Man, etc. Also the Hoarder type shows creep me out in an...
    Jun 13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    Not all that unusual but had a gentleman with hypospadia; his urethral opening was on the underside of his penis about an inch or 2 below the tip. He had a foley but we had a policy of d/c'ing...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. start if care oasis time frames.
    Our agency schedules 2 hr for a SOC. I find my patients who are newly dc'ed from the hospital are pretty well fried by that time so I even tho we are computerized I jot things down that might come up...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    My super power would be a Harry Potter based variation on the being in 2 places at the same time theme...ya know how Hermione Grainger has that gadget that lets her dial time backward so she could...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    Thanks to you both for your feedback. I went with the larger agency and just finished my first week. Most of my new co-orkers seem to think highly of it. There's a lot to learn but I'm excited-we'll...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. The Waiting Game
    Yep-another one of those reminders that it's not up to us...I never mind being humbled this way, though.
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. I am working on my Resume. I need some help :(
    If I am sending an unsolicited resume to a facility, I will try to look up that info on their website if there is one. You can look for the director of HR, the staff recruiter or the nurse manager....
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Thoughts on potential job offer?
    Definitely happens. Although I think the job market is becoming less tight out there, employers have definitely been dragging their feet with regards to actual offers. I can appreciate the fine line...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    OK-gotta say that's something I've never heard of before! (And I didn't think there was anything that could surprise me!)
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    One is salaried until you're out on your own, then per case. The other is an hourly salary. Both have a quota for the number of visits per week, differentials according to acuity of task or visit and...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    I have experience in acute inpatient rehab and in med/surg. I have 2 offers in Home Health companies and I'm trying to decide between a large national agency and a local, single-office agency that...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    It is what it is!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    Yep, that was a typical "toothbrushing" rhythm; any rapid repetitive movement could fit the bill!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Patient Picking at clothing/bed linens
    I have heard "picking" described as a archtypical end-of-life behavior and have seen it on occasion in pts that were getting close (ie-weeks to days).
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...
    Nothing wrong with noting a recurring correlation between 2 events, even if we can't explain it. It's not necessarily unscientific-just something that we don't as yet have the capacity to understand/...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Nurse Dracula overqualified
    Cuz' then they'd have to pay for it
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. When a patient states "something isnt right..."
    I kknow I'm kinda cynical but spending a little extra time periodically re-assessing your pt, maybe advocating for a lab or two and paging an MD if need be takes WAY less time than running a code..
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Wearing Black Scrubs in Pediatric Hospital
    The cartoons on the scrubs make the difference-I'm sure the in-between age kids think they are very cool. I agree that judgement should be exercised in wearing all black, especially on certain...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. When a patient states "something isnt right..."
    Studies have been made to analyze the hours immediately preceding an arrest and see if there are any signs and symptoms that could be predictive of impending arrest within a timeframe in which...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...
    Yep-because it's a consistently repeating pattern in my experience (that and the full moon, too). I'm not talking about when it IS quiet to start and then makes up for lost time-just normally hectic...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...
    Kewl. I just alway figured once it was out of anyone's mouth we were doomed.
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...
    Oh, yeah-I even feel a little nervous THINKING that word...my husband is so accustomed to this that his parting comment when I leave for work is "Hope it's the "Q" word"!
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. V-Tach or NOT?
    yep- been there, seen that (med-surg here), also tach d/t scratching an itch, or laughing. (i owe a couple of my gray hairs to just that phenomenon). you still have to check the patient instead of...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    1) No one can make you" take off" your dignity. 2)Tomorrow is the Avon Walk weekend for Boston- I will keep you in my thoughts. All the best-we know you are a fighter! Chaya
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. A ticker tape parade for Nurses Week
    It probably ought to be shown inside a little "dream bubble" above an exhausted nurse whose alarm is about to go off at 5:15 AM...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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