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  1. How to refer to self when writing a nursing note
    I work in a clinic setting, so I'm sure its a bit different, but my docs hate to read drawn out entries, so I stick to the absolute minimum necessary. I was taught in nursing school to just write...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dialysis, HIV and terminal Pts. Abuse?
    There is a difference between dialysis and transplants. If there were people standing in line waiting for dialysis and unable to get it because of abusers, it obviously makes sense to have a...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Who is responsible for paying for an ambulance?
    I dont know about the charge, but at my clinic, we always call 911 if we feel the patient needs it, regardless of if they want it. We dont even mention that on the phone, because for liability...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Dialysis, HIV and terminal Pts. Abuse?
    "I am not spending my tax dollars on..." OMG ugh!!!!! I think its horrendous that we can discuss life and death using money as a reason to let people die. It truly makes me sick to my stomach. ...
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Back to Traditional Nursing Uniforms?
    To be perfectly honest, I think the white nursing uniform is beautiful and incredibly symbolic of what a nurse is. (female only of course, lol) I would love to wear a white scrub dress, cute little...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do your hospitals have bed bug problems?
    I dont personally have a problem with bed bugs, but I can tell you its going around the east coast and its in SC.
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Fluid restrictions vs Patient rights
    I skipped the 500 pages of this thread... but since this was a response to my post... When I am a patient I AM NOT A CHILD!!! If a woman goes in to labor and goes into the hospital, the doc...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Office Nurses!!!
    I work for a medical clinic, the only difference perhaps being that we get grants to care for the homeless at one of our clinics (but not all 4 for the most part) so that may factor in to the sheer...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Lvn's who became Rn's... how did you do it?
    I got my LPN and graduated last August. My plan was to go right into a LPN-RN bridge program from there, and get a job that worked around that. I ended up taking the first job I could, 8:30-5:30...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  10. Public Health and birth control
    I work in community health, which is similar to public health. Our services are free to the majority of our patients, we do free paps, mammograms, general care, STD/HIV testing/counseling, along...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Not smart enough to be a doctor?
    delivering a healthy baby is cake... Its more about staying out of the way. The human body is amazing that way. Thats a big difference from taking care of very sick babies in the NICU with wires...
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Fluid restrictions vs Patient rights
    "not interested in helping themselves" Nice way to think about patients. sigh This is why I don't work in a hospital, and am terrified of being there. Patient rights are trampled, and to not...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Tennessee Mothers Choosing Home Births
    I've had 3 children... the first in a hospital where I was terrified, my terror encouraged (i.e. do x y z because you dont want to be in pain or hurt your baby) I gotta tell ya, I was in a lot of...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Dating someone from within ???
    I've dated in the workplace often, before I became a nurse. Its complicated, and it becomes way more complicated if it doesn't work out between you. If you are far enough away that you don't have...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Just sign for it
    This is a really scary concept. So what happens when suddenly someone is accused of stealing the meds? they were signed for, but there is no proof they were given to a patient and nobody can find...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Any New Grads working Per Diem?
    I was offered a per diem job about 2 weeks in to my job search. I took it, and got almost 40 hrs a week from it, and ended up with a full time job offer about 7 months later. Now that I'm "full...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Offered a PRN position...To accept or not to accept.
    I love PRN work. There is something about the freedom of being able to pick and chose shifts that makes it feel less like "work". I went full time a few months ago and was the first person to get...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. New nurses thinking of leaving nursing
    "until we RN's fix it" Good luck with that "RNs". Might get a little further if you are inclusive instead of exclusive. There are many who work in the medical field, and RNs, LPNs, med techs...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. How many of you hate your job?
    I am a nurse who is passionate. I cry over my patients, I go beyond what my 'job' dictates a lot, and I feel like my purpose on this planet was found the day I walked in the door there. That...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How many of you hate your job?
    Not sitting at a desk? lol what kind of nursing do YOU do? I am in paperwork up to my eyeballs and then some. Just because you are a nurse doesnt mean there's no desk involved. I do patient care,...
    Aug 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How do you relax after a hectic shift?
    I go home and listen to my husband yell at our kids, slam pots and pans around and try to take over parenting until bedtime. Not the greatest thing to come home to but eh... speaking of which there...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. RNs who have never worked bedside - What do you do?
    I'm 'just' an LPN but I work at a homeless clinic with LPNs and RNs. My job is amazing, incredibly rewarding, 9-5, and can be all patient care or all paperwork or somewhere in between depending on...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is this burnout?
    I could have written this first post. My job is the job that I would have written for myself, if I had a "what will I be when I grow up" essay. Its ideal. There are some issues, but much less than...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Non-clinical nursing - What is out there?
    Holy judgemental thread! geez, lol I don't work in a hospital. I would never, could never, I don't think. I had my children at home, because I feel that strongly about it being safer than...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Partial vials
    Partial vials are multi dose vials. Like... TB tests usually come in a vial of 1ml where 0.1ml is used for each test. You have to use them w/in 30 days (thats the standard at my clinic atleast)...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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