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  1. Pruritis at the movies?
    Does this happen to anyone else? Everytime I go to the movies I start to itch. I always forget that this happens to me. But once I've been in the seat for a minute or two my hair and face get...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Would you recommend nursing to your daughter?
    I would never encourage it. If she wanted to be a nurse, I would support her. But thank God she is a very talented writer, and hates the sight of blood.
    Mar 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. C'mere and share your on-the-job laughs!
    I had a patient last night, 95y/o female. A/O x 3, in with pneumonia and a UTI. She had long acrylic nails with designs. I thought that was too funny.
    Feb 24, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How much do you enjoy your nursing job?
    When I graduated from nursing school I went to a med/surg floor =1. I hated that job, would cry on the way to work sometime. It was just overwhelming. responsibility that a nurse has was just too...
    Feb 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses children and vaccinations, how do you feel?
    I have an 11 y/o daughter. I am against this new vaccine for some strains of Human Papilloma Virus. I think I heard that Texas is requiring it now for girls aged 9-13(?). That's makes me angry. My...
    Feb 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Experienced Nurses Only
    OP - Lighten up!
    Oct 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Personality Type and Nursing
    I'm an INFJ too
    Oct 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Study says Maryland hospitals smarting from nurses shortage
    I live in MD, and I love my job. But if I didn't I could work anywhere. In the last six months I have gotten calls from agencies telling me that they are looking for nurses, and asking me to call. I...
    Aug 11, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Hospital Jobs for future Nurses
    I worked as a Unit Secretary while I was in school. Also after you do 1-2 clinical rotations many hospitals will allow you to work as a tech.
    Aug 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. hypoglycemia and seizures?
    Also look into getting a prescription for a glucagon kit.
    Aug 9, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. Lantus insulin question
    Of course you treat the hypoglycemia first. You are correct that you have to look at the factors that contributed to the episode. The doctor may want to modify the dose if there is a trend. But...
    Aug 9, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  12. Lantus insulin question
    It also depends on the type of diabetic that they are. In the type 1 diabetic, who has an absolute insulin deficiency you never want to hold basal insulin as they can go into DKA.
    Aug 9, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  13. Any Ocala, Florida nurses here??
    Thank you funnygirl, that's very helpful info. If I make the move, I'll be living in Eustis. Palmo, Gainesville is a good hike from Eustis no?
    Aug 9, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. Any Ocala, Florida nurses here??
    I may be moving to the Ocala area in about 10 months. Where do you all work? What do you like about where you work, what do you dislike? I won't actually live in Ocala, probably Leesburg, or Tavares.
    Aug 7, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. New Job before 1year of experience??
    I graduated in Dec. 04, started working on a med/surg floor in Feb. and lasted until late July. I hated it, used to cry on the way to work, hated the shift rotation, the lack of support, etc. I...
    Jan 20, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Blow out at the desk, who was at fault? both share blame I think?
    Great post!! Thank you. Young nurses must be delicious. :crying2:
    Oct 31, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anyone call way after their shift to tell just one more thing? :)
    I've done it a couple of times. Just lying in bed and then something hits you. I think it's normal.
    Oct 29, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. I'm in the process of interviewing for other positions
    I graduated in Dec. 04, started working Feb 05 on a med/surg floor. I left there full time in July when I was offered a position that was Mon-Fri 7-5:30 four days a week. Two other girls that I...
    Oct 23, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. How do you develop a thick skin?
    belabelisa, I too am very sensitive. You are sooo right that you have to develop a thick skin in nursing. I trying to do that right now. I've been a nurse since February, the way other nurses, and...
    Oct 12, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Should I become a nurse or a teacher?
    I think nursing offers more options, but teaching may allow you to be happier, and have less stress. Not that teaching isn't stressfull, but nursing can really be hard. I worked as a substitute...
    Sep 21, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Hypothetical situation - What's right?
    Thank you both for your responses. I was thinking in terms of a lawsuit, or loss of license for giving these medications to a pregnant woman.
    Sep 15, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. Hypothetical situation - What's right?
    Sorry, Siri. I was thinking it was a f/u after having a polyp removed during a colonoscopy.
    Sep 15, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  23. Hypothetical situation - What's right?
    Here's a situation I thought about today. A patient comes in for follow-up after having had a large polyp removed 6 months ago. Pt is a 24 y/o female. On this visit she tell the nurse that she's...
    Sep 15, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  24. Dreading my first Colonoscopy
    We use Propofol for most procedures in our unit. When I have a colonoscopy I will only have it if Propofol is used. You don't feel a thing, don't remember a thing, and seem to have a pretty good buzz...
    Aug 31, '05
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. PRN Med surg
    I work in Endoscopy four days per week. So that leaves me with the weekend and one day per week to work on the med/surg floor that I previously worked on. They are always short so I'm never...
    Aug 7, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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