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  1. ENT clinic work
    No. Universal precautions for everyone. If it's a known HIV or Hep pt there is a thin sheath that can be placed on the scope but they don't always tell you in the medical hx. The cleaning and...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. ENT clinic work
    Most routine visits will use an ear speculum and otoscope, tongue blade, and nasal speculum; the nasal spec is to be cleaned and sterilized in the autoclave. If it's impacted ear wax, the doc will...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. ENT clinic work
    Depends on the specific doc. My first ENT had a nurse in the room with him, handing instruments, writing scripts (he'd check it and sign it after he dictated it), rooming pts, vitals, phone triage,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Scuffed Danskos
    I bought a pair of white Danskos not quite 2 years ago. They're still great but the hide is getting scuffed and there's a scratch across the front and top of the toes. What can I do to get the...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. 10 Mistakes You'll Only Make Once (Hopefully)
    My husband is 12 years old than I am and looks older than he really is (he gets the senior discount without being asked, and without asking, despite being in his mid-40's). I look like I'm in my...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. What is the most...T.M.I. thing that you've been told because you're a nurse (but not by a
    Older lady came in, obviously not wearing a bra (habit for this person). Front desk saw her coming in and said, "Nope, not wearing one today" and we all knew what front desk meant. Well, I call...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Coumadin Clinic
    Not sure about billing codes, but when I worked in a cardio office it was a nurse visit, walk-in basis. Pts were already established at the practice and rx the coumadin and frequency of visit. Pt...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. You know you're a nurse if...
    I caught myself telling a story at dinner and had to stop myself and omit several details. Not so much HIPAA but I was at a table full of non-medical and didn't want to ruin anyone's dinner!
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. What is the most...T.M.I. thing that you've been told because you're a nurse (but not by a
    I had a pt come back for their allergy shot and I asked, like I do every pt, how are you and name/birthday. Well, this pt replied with, "just a little gassy but okay." Not quite what I had in mind....
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Working with injury
    I sprained my knee and ankle and was on crutches for a few days so I just used a few sick days/PTO. It's tough enough manuevering on crutches, plus trying to do pt care would be too much. If they...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  11. What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?
    I had a pt ask if I was pregnant when my child was 7 years old--nope. I've had a few pts tell me they never want me to give their shot ever again. I had one pt yell at me when I was pregnant...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Appropriate to go to a patients funeral?
    My uncle was a long-time cardiac pt; CHF, A-Fib, artificial valve, COPD, coumadin, pacemaker, etc. He died after being in the CCU for 9 weeks (completely non-cardiac related, his colon ruptured...
    May 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. How do you get time to plan your wedding? I am stressing out!
    Breathe. People won't care (or remember) if the napkins were sky blue and the bridesmaid's dresses were navy blue. The wedding is a single day that begins your journey into marriage--and THAT is...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Bedside Reporting:  HIPPA Violation?
    *HIPAA--Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
    May 9
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  15. This is a stretch to call HIPAA violation
    Thought so. And the bad thing is, the main office never explained that to the parent and never backed us up. We now have a HIPAA complaint against us, which factors into bonuses and raises.
    May 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Happy Nurse's Week!
    Happy Nurse's Week (gotta say it since my employer, which is about 80% nursing staff) won't acknowledge it! Thank you all for everything you do!
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. This is a stretch to call HIPAA violation
    I work in an outpatient clinic and recently went to EMR. As part of meaningful use, the front desk is required to print a summary of the day's office visit for each pt. One day a teenager and their...
    May 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. Wellstar or Kaiser
    I'll try. I'm an LPN so I know the bigger hospitals won't hire me, so it's down to the offices and maybe urgent care. Thanks!
    Apr 24
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  19. Clinic Procedures
    Be careful how you tell the teachers to curb nurse visits. My oldest was in 5th grade and jammed his finger at recess. It started swelling and hurting and when he asked the teacher to go to the...
    Apr 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Can't find employment
    Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic is almost always looking for LPNs, and they have 18 locations all over the metro Atlanta area. Check out their website Home | Atlanta Allergy & Asthma. Weekends and...
    Apr 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Considering school nurse position
    Right now I make $18.30/hour working about 38 hours a week, so even the top end of the pay scale for the school nurse job would be a cut of $12,000 annually. My husband makes very good money, and I...
    Apr 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  22. Considering school nurse position
    Hey everybody! I'm considering trying for a school nurse position in my local district, so what's the good and bad of the job? I know the pay sucks ($14000--$21000 annual salary) but the hours...
    Apr 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Quitting... physician office and giving notice
    I was forced to give 4 months notice at one job. A previous coworker had gotten engaged and said she'd work until her wedding, but was missing her fiance (who lived an hour away in another state) so...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  24. I want to become a school nurse!
    What is the average pay? The school district in which I live has an opening and the pay is $14,350 a year. Is that about right or should I go for it and ask for more money? I've got 8 years...
    Apr 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Wellstar or Kaiser
    It's for LPN in many of their clinic settings. I've been an LPN for 8 years with experience only in office/clinic settings, so well beyond their minimum requirements, and even in the specialty that...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Georgia Nursing


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