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  1. The Nightingale Pledge - Still relevant today?
    Here's the South African version: it's been around for quite a while, as it's the same one I recited at my graduation ceremony: Nurses' Pledge of Service ...
    May 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Cannabis, the cure all?
    No, if we're going to start talking about lines being drawn, and excluding everything that's a threat to health, the list is endless - sugar, MSG, GMOs, anything non-organic, gluten... etc etc. Here...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Cannabis, the cure all?
    Living in a country where huge economically depressed regions make their primary income from growing and selling weed, I can state with absolute certainty that there is ONE thing legalization will...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    KK, in South Africa, a State pension is so minimal you can literally starve to death if you don't have children to help support you. Besides that, you only qualify for it if you have no investments...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    Yeah well, now you're not talking so much about uniforms as distinguishing devices. My country still uses the old epaulettes to designate an RN, except in theatre. Regardless what colour uniform the...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Could you see yourself being anything else besides a nurse?
    Scotch whiskey taster and quality controller.
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    Ooh - nastiness creeping in. I'm so glad menses are no longer a problem for me. My heart truly goes out to my colleagues in Theatre who have to stand, sometimes for hours at a time, without the...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    And, of course, even nastier bugs which you might carry home to your family.... Yes, that's the ideal, they issue the scrubs and launder them.
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    Just to be clear on this, are we referring to scrubs, ie pants and tops, or are we talking about the real old-fashioned dresses? Because if it's the dress you're talking about, then pantyhose will...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Maybe trying to get the message across that some Jihads aren't bad for you? Love to know what his parents had in mind for him, though.
    Feb 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Not for a girl! Asterix is the famous Gaulish warrior, and Obelix his sidekick. Anyone who's read the books will be asking her when she's going to whip out her magic potion!
    Feb 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Ethics question....
    1: If the wife is his guardian and has power of attorney then he does not need to sign, she is legally entitled to do so. 2: If he is mentally incompetent to make his own decisions it is a simple...
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ethics question....
    There's a few questions hanging here which have already been pointed out - has the court declared him incompetent? If so, who has been named his guardian? Are there children involved? Even more to...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    Yes, the L&D should be equipped with a dedicated theatre for c-sections and other obstetric related procedures. Many smaller hospitals, like ours, do not have such a feature, unfortunately. The...
    Jan 31
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  15. Area of nursing with greatest amount of vomit
    Oh, I don't know, don't rule out the nurses' change rooms when there's a bug going around....
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "I'm not the doctor!"
    I don't have time to read through all the posts, unfortunately, but the OP must always bear in mind that there is a legal line which must not be crossed. Certain questions are the doctor's duty to...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) for PACU- necessary, helpful, waste of time?
    I've recovered babies, but not newborns. They are usually taken straight to NICU from theater. Might be useful if you want to lend a hand after an emergency c-section.
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  18. PACU Staffing Ratios
    How many of your patients are children? What percentage are still intubated when you receive them? Are they breathing? If extubated, are they maintaining respiration unaided? I asked a similar...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I thought the ad said "Giant Sale", not "Giant's Sale"!
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Everyone warned me nursing would cut me down to size, but I didn't take them seriously....
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. What meds would this PACU test cover?
    Oops, just re-read my post! Not Norcuron, that's another neuro muscular blocker! NALOXONE! Also known as Narcan, opiate reversal agent, but you should know that! Sorry for the blooper!
    May 23, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  22. PICU to perianesthesia
    Perianaesthesia is really the big picture, as opposed to post anaesthesia. The former embraces all aspects of the theatre patient; pre-operative preparation and care, intra-operative monitoring and...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. What meds would this PACU test cover?
    Don't forget neostigmine, flumenazil (anexate) and norcuron. Also your anticholinergic substances like Robinul and Atropine. You'll need to know the difference between the different muscle relaxants,...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    LTC??? How on earth have you been coping? I did my share of LTC, also psych and frail care back in the way back when but you couldn't torture me out of the theater complex now!
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Mixing pacu phase 1 & 2 pts
    Neither is a really bad concept; preop and phase 2 can work together provided the post-op patients are relaxed, pain free and no PONV. Putting phase 1 and 2 together can also work, provided the phase...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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