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  1. Mentoring Preceptors
    It IS my responsibility, it's my job! I'm in Africa, but since very few people here have any idea what things are like in Africa, I wanted a wider perspective. The issue of mentoring preceptors is...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Mentoring Preceptors
    I am introducing a sort of preceptorship model on Monday at my hospital (I work as a staff educator but also with the students who rotate through the hospital; there is minimal involvement from the...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Graduated 2 Years Ago, but Just Passed NCLEX RN. What now?
    I got my license right away but then didn't find work for two years... any kind of nursing work. This was at the worst point (and the beginning) of the new grad oversupply. Eventually I was able to...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Flushing with Sterile Water
    Yeah, the head pharmacist actually refused my suggestion on grounds of infection control. Technically, sure, he's right--though even many hospitals in the US are using multi-patient vials, none of us...
    May 21
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. post conference
    I've spent a lot of time doing careplans. I hate careplans, but the students are tested on them and I do acknowledge that they can teach an organized way of thinking about the patient. Sometimes the...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. Flushing with Sterile Water
    Thanks for the comment. I think I'm going to give this a test run with a couple of good nurses and see whether they find it workable (the nurse manager is concerned about the logistics of it). By...
    May 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Clinical Skills to Review
    Your experience will have given you critical thinking skills, and that's what's most important. I haven't worked at a special needs camp, but nothing major is likely to happen at the regular camp....
    May 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. med management
    Sorry, I don't understand all of your question. Yes, a camp would typically still have medication administration protocols even if they're not ACA accredited--I assume it depends on the state, but...
    May 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Flushing with Sterile Water
    (Let me add: they aren't even flushing after a BLOOD TRANSFUSION. We are in dire straits here.)
    May 16
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. Flushing with Sterile Water
    Bringing up my old topic again. So far I haven't been able to get a workable small bottle of NS for flush. I reread what some of you have said about using a large bottle and drawing up the flush...
    May 16
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. sterile sheets after THR?
    You don't use dressings at all?
    May 14
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  12. sterile sheets after THR?
    Yes, there is a dry sterile dressing over the incision.
    May 14
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  13. sterile sheets after THR?
    You can't, of course--as soon as it hits the bed and the patient, it isn't sterile. Supposedly it minimizes the bacteria exposure to the incision. The bedsheets are changed daily in any case.
    May 13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. sterile sheets after THR?
    Has anyone ever heard of making a patient's bed with a sterile drape after total hip replacement (so that the patient's dressed incision rests on the drape, rather than the regular sheets)? This is...
    May 13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. Not having a car during nursing school.
    I did nursing school without a car in California (Sacramento). I really tried not to accept rides from other students unless we were all going from one place to the same second place, because I...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Flushing with Sterile Water
    I know the sterile water is not acceptable--but the question is, since that's all I have at present, which is worse: not flushing at all (current practice most of the time) or flushing with sterile...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Flushing with Sterile Water
    I am working as an educator at a hospital in a developing nation. I found early on that the nurses very seldom flush their IVs (not after giving medication, not after insertion with blood draw), but...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Wound Cleaning Techniques
    I'm not in the US, I'm sure you'll be relieved to hear! I'm in the developing world. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Help! Need tips to speed up with wound care
    I was going to say the same thing... I can put myself in their shoes and feel relieved that finally there is someone who knows what she's doing. The aides may be burnt out from getting ignored by the...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Wound Cleaning Techniques
    Well, to be honest, we're also doing sharp debridement.This is a culture war that I'm not sure I'm going to win, but since my job is teaching nursing students as well as nurses, I'm trying to start...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. Wound Cleaning Techniques
    I have another question from the developing world... the standard method here for wound cleaning is pretty rough-literally rough. Basically, they take 2x2s moistened with normal saline and scrub the...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. Wound care/tropical areas
    I'm currently working in the post-surgical ward of a hospital in a tropical area in Africa and seeing some interesting wound care techniques. I was surprised to find them doing a modified sterile...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. International Medical Relief career advice
    Do you folks speak French? That's the number one suggestion I have... French speakers are needed more than any other language.
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  24. TX RN positive Ebola
    I'm very curious about this "breach in protocol". Some articles/quotes make it sound like they know what it was, and others make it sound like they're just presuming that's what it was. This is what...
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. SO much anxiety I don't want to go back
    Good luck, Mary. I'm glad you found a new surge of energy. I am sure that a few good souls are going to emerge from this mess that you can count on. Also, look beyond the RN staff... if you don't...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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