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  1. Is OB/GYN an eye opening for young MALE student?
    I have been an obstetrics nurse for MANY years, and have worked with a few gentlemen (and I say that because that is what they were) who were among the best OB nurses I have ever known. If you think...
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. why?
    I have many years as an OB nurse, and have worked with many nurses. Granted, nearly all of them were female, but one of the best was a male--with a wife and three kids. I'd let him care for me or...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Unbelievable Family Members
    Oh yes, those wonderful family members. We often call them PIA! (translation, if needed --pain in the a**):chuckle
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anterior lips and future deliveries
    A small comment on the incision and where it is. Remember--the incision that is important is that of the uterus. Some docs make a vertical skin incision, and a low cervial uterine incision (don't...
    Sep 28, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Funny OB things people say
    As an OB nurse who is retired for MANY--TOO MANY years, thank you for all the laughs. I would like to add "upper dermal" to the list. I'm sure there are many others I could add, but my memory is...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Stirrups?
    Good grief! I've been out of OB for about 8 years, and hadn't used stirrups for several years before that. I had worked in several different hospitals, and with "young" and "old" docs as well as...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. What age do you plan to retire?
    :cry:I am quasi retired for 3 years, and take my word for it. It ain't what it's cracked up to be!!!!!!!:yawn::zzzzz:down::nono::no::no::vlin::anbd::anbd::grn:----I can't find any more smilies that...
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My boss is stealing narcotics......
    Has anyone contacted the federasl drug agents? I have been told that this is by federal law. If the management does not do this, you are obligated to do so, as you identified the missing drug. ...
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Depression...
    I. too, have depression. I've probably been depressed since childhood. I had a dear NM who took me into her office and asked me to get help. She knew me well and realized that I was at the bottom of...
    Jun 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Possibly Abused Young Girl
    I would rather overreact a hundred times than not act and be wrong. You may have saved her from this, and at least someone cares about her. :redbeathe Doesn't sound like the "dad"does:(:madface:
    Mar 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Bipolar nursing student
    I have a friend who is a family practice MD. She was dx as bipolar shortly after opening her practice. She has organized a support group in Denver that is very helpful. She also has a website that...
    Nov 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What kind of LTC resident will you be?
    Not only do I have "DNR" tattooed on my sternum, but I have "no IV'S" on my anticubitals, "no central lines" on my clavicals, "no tubes" on my belly, and "exit only" on my rectum! Otherwise, I...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Diagnoses you never thought you'd see?
    Having worked labor and delivery for many years, I have seen many anomolies. We had a cyclops (single eye in forhead) and a mermaid (different hospitals!) Thank God we had so very many healthy...
    Oct 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses Wanted
    Then there is the other side. When you make a difference in someone's life. When you are the one that notices a change of condition. When a patient or family member thanks you for your help. When...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. new corporation investigating health care workers
    I also was "bitten " by one of these companies. According to their report, I am an LPN (I have neve been an LPN< but an RN since 1960!) I was listed as having lived at as many as 5 different...
    Sep 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. refresher
    You might try a local junior college. Most of them offer some sort of nursing refresher, and their classes are quite comprehensive. I recently took one, and found it very informative. Good...
    Aug 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bradley method?
    I worked "with" Dr Bradley for several years. His method is similar to LaMaze, but he not only discourages medication during labor, he forbids it. He became livid if a patient asked for medication,...
    Aug 6, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Need Help FAST Please. RE: Inappropriate discharge
    I recently completed a course for ombudsman. I remember that this was covered under the heading of Resident Rights. The FEDERAL law states that, in order to remove a resident in a LTC facility, the...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. near death experience
    :angel2: I had a near death experience as a child. I was about 7 or 8 yoa, and wading in a lake that had been a gravel pit. I "walked off the edge" and suddenly was in deep water. I couldn't swim,...
    Apr 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Night Shift and Phone Calls from Family - Vent
    When I moved 1000 miles from family, and the folks were not too well, I couldn't sleep with the phone turned off, as I was afraid I would miss something. The best investment I made was an answering...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. help getting liablity insurance
    I had the same problem. NSO and Marsch denied me coverage as did several other companies. I had one complaint made to the BON, and was unable to fulfill the required 2 years of OB experience, as I...
    Dec 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . .
    :angel2: State boards---we spent 2 days in Chicago to take the five tests. We were lucky, as we were the first nurses to take multiple choice tests. The nurses that graduated before us wrote essay...
    Dec 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. my first time seeing a dad almost pass out
    In my many years spent attending moms and dads in the OB dept, I've seen many dads and other family members "lose it", but the one I remember the most was the fellow who wanted to watch while I put...
    Nov 14, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Nursing home or not?
    Although I don't have personal experience with a hip relacement, I do have experience with a very severe fractured ankle. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to use a local LTC/rehab facility. I...
    Nov 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. To AWHONN or not to AWHONN?
    I highly recommend AWHONN. I joined many years ago when it first organized as NAACOG. I have never felt that I wasted my money or regretted being a member. The earlier comment regarding AWHONN...
    Sep 3, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing