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  1. Low Profile Buttons and Hypotonia
    Yes. I did remove the pt's MIC-Key button for one day. The pt does not have prune belly syndrome, but her abdominal muscles are hypotonic. In addition, she has a history of button displacement which...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. help, bedside nursing not for me?
    First off - hang in there. I think almost every nurse has experienced this sensation and stress related illnesses. Mine was diabetes (II). It is definitely a crucible, trial by fire. It's like eating...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Low Profile Buttons and Hypotonia
    Hi all, I am fairly new to pediatrics. I'm a wound care nurse and have been working in pediatrics for a year now. I work primarily with the infant population that have had issues with gastric...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  4. Stoma Site Marking...
    Not yet. In fact, I just finished up the distance learning Ostomy module yesterday (through Emory). I have read about it - now I'm just wondering about the "Oh my Lord" moments that aren't always...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Stoma Site Marking...
    Hi all, Any tips on stoma site marking? RiverNurse
    Feb 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Eczema Herpeticum
    Hi all, Ped pt with Eczema herpeticum. Currently on clinda, acyclovir. Pt had one time dose of atarax for pruritis but was switched to benadryl. Topically he has had tepid baths with colloidal...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    Scream? LOL... Rant? Not as much as I used to! Now if I have an off day, I usually refinish a piece of furniture or do something creative to get my mind off of it and to gain perspective.
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. What is involved in getting wound certified?
    I did the distance learning option for my CWCN last year. Back then, that module for the didactic portion only was $1200.00 (not including registration fees, books, clinicals, lodging). I attended...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Any tips, tricks, advice?
    Yes. PM me privately and hang in there.
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. Charity wound vac option
    Thanks for this. Apparently I received the wrong info from KCI. I was told by our KCI rep that there were income requirements and that the family "made too much money". I did find out from them that...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. I'm turning 25 soon and I want to be a nurse, am I kidding myself?
    All I can say is, I wore those "shoes" when I turned 40... If you want it, go get it. Another "word of advice" from the peanut gallery - take care of your back (think Yoga), your feet (always by the...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Charity wound vac option
    Hello all, I have a question about wound vacs. Scenario: Ped pt in foster care and is on wound vac. Wound is about 9 x 7 x 2 cm with approx. 75 cc drainage per day. Pt needs a vac for home....
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. The Hardest Job You Will Ever Love!  - Nursing
    Yes, nursing is hard, but has it's rewards in the end - like a bad back and bunions. LOL LOL... :smug:
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Burned out and hate nursing
    How long have you been a nurse? Now then, onto options: 1. Get out of Med-Surg. Sounds like you're burned to a crisp. 2. Continue your education (i.e. specialize) 3. Consider nursing...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Stomadhesive alternatives?
    Update: We had a 3M brand of durable barrier cream. I tested it on my hand/arm before introducing it to the pt. Love, LOVE the stuff! However, the pt refused to try it. :cry: Rivernurse
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Crazy for wounds...
    Rock on! YES! Sometimes I just have to get on YouTube and look at excisions, etc... :-0 TMI, TMI... Depends on the "type" of wounds you "enjoy". If it's pressure ulcers, nursing homes have their...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Stomadhesive alternatives?
    Thank you! I will try that - and will let you know my experience with it.
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Stomadhesive alternatives?
    Hello all, I am working with a pediatric patient that has midline prolapsed fistulae complicated by old surgical creases and divets from former surgeries. In addition, due to poor pouch fit, the...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I don't often share this story anymore - it's been so long ago - but it has shaped who I am today. When I was 24, I was the mom of two little boys. I needed healthcare for them and couldn't get...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I'd like to live in Canada to have that perspective on healthcare. I'd like to experience it for myself so I could make a side by side comparison. As to rights, the only comment I have is that I'm...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. I've decided to go into nursing at 32.  Is this a good choice?
    I went back to school when I was 40. In fact, I'm still in school... I jokingly say that I spent the last decade with my nose in a book (well, only halfway joking). You can do this. Rivernurse
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Please Nursing, Stop Trying So Hard!
    HA! YES! I have! I just entered the Executive MSN program at the University of Memphis. It is based on the 14 forces of magnetism. It is designed to take nurses from a more novice level to a level of...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  23. Please Nursing, Stop Trying So Hard!
    Just my own musings here after an amazing spin class... I am glad to read your post. For change to happen, especially in nursing, conversations like this must be brought to the table. I've seen...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. Leaving a job while in orientation
    I worked in an ER setting after working nine months on a med/surg floor. Big city, downtown ER - Me? I was from a little town... I was a very little fish in a huge pond. I could go on and on...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Do Not Work Off The Clock, Nurses!
    That's exactly what I heard at my last place of employment. I was told that I couldn't stay past the end of the shift - and yet - I had to complete my charting, LPNs assessment charting (sometimes as...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism