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  1. Single mother nurses
    Well i find it terribly stressful, is tough and expensive to find daycare for the hours i work where i live, almost makes it not worth the while of going to work when you add in the cost of parking...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hospital figures break time out of pay?
    At our hospital for a twelve hour shift we get 45minutes paid and 45 minutes unpaid as per the union contract. 15minutes coffee , 30min lunch and 15 minute mid afternoon , 30 minute supper. The...
    May 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. moving to Ontario
    Well i would have to vote for Ottawa of course since i live here, it is a great city, big enough to have lots to do, but small enough to get from one end to the next in 30-40minutes without traffic. ...
    May 11, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. How to do 12 hour shift and raise a kid??
    i have been doing the twelve hour shifts as well with two kids. the daycare is a big big issue. we only have one overnight place in the city, that charges $8/hour per child so what would be the...
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. What kind of LTC resident will you be?
    Oh likely the one that pulls her foley out fully inflated just for fun, ouchie!! Or watches till after the nurse rounds at night, then takes off out the front door most likely headed for a mall!! ...
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. I think this protocol is awkwardly worded?
    we have started something similar, calculating the creatinine clearance, and holding metformin for 48hours post procedure. it is still doc dependant if they want the hydration orders or not with the...
    Jan 10, '08
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  7. What's Your Nursing Christmas Wish?
    I wish that patients that can walk outside to have a smoke, would not ring me for a glass of juice!!:o tammy 66
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Retire by 30, thanks nursing!
    By the way minusing a spouse makes it even more difficult!!!:spin::spin::spin:
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Retire by 30, thanks nursing!
    Only $4000 a month, hmmm... impossible for most of us to put aside into savings. Wow, but good for you if you make that much that you can do that and still have fun too. I obviously work in the...
    Dec 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Retire by 30, thanks nursing!
    Well said cardiac!!! That 60 hour workweek for 8 years sounds like the fast track to burnout by 30, not retirement. You are only planning on 2days off a week? Plan on one of those for sleeping...
    Dec 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Common Meds in Tele
    Common drugs just for tele, probably all the blockers, beta and calcium channels, ace inhibitors, dig, amiodarone, milrinone, heart failure drugs in general, potassium, magnesium, calcium drips, many...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. A doctor asking you to give him a cup of coffee!!
    I think the big deal is that he is rude is it not??
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. A doctor asking you to give him a cup of coffee!!
    Definately would not have gotten it for him , taking into account his rudeness, otherwise wouldn't have minded. Probably would have added though that it was still in the backroom, unpoured beside...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Graveyard shift work linked to cancer
    I have worked straight nights for almost twenty years, guess I am in trouble eh??
    Nov 30, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. All I Want For Xmas
    I really need nothing BUT... a night out with good friends would be great. Oh, and for my kids to be happy. Well maybe a pool heater too so summer can last just a wee bit longer up here.
    Nov 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. Happy Birthday Daytonite
    :balloons::balloons::balloons: Happy Birthday Daytonite!!!! :balloons::balloons::balloons:
    Nov 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is it ok to fax a letter of resignation?
    I would absolutely hand it in to HR in person just to make sure the right people got it. Guess I don't completely trust fax machines, or managers for that matter! Take a copy for yourself as well...
    Nov 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A Flutter irregular, it is A Fib?
    Your ventricular rate will only be regular in A-flutter if your flutter rate is constant , ie 4:1 , 3:1 etc., that is 4 flutter waves to every one ventricular complex.(or 3 or whatever the ratio is) ...
    Nov 8, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Holidays:  Here We Go Again
    By contract our schedule has to be out by now. Is my year to work Christmas, but again lucked out, am working christmas eve days and boxing day night, and New years off. Is not so bad, I don't...
    Nov 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Sleep Hygiene
    Great thread Zoe, I must be the odd man out. I sleep great, night time, daytime. Have never had to use gravol, benadryl or anything. I can drink coffee all day long and does not bother me to go...
    Nov 3, '07
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Who is responsible for preceptoring?
    I would disagree not for myself personally because I have preceptored and enjoyed it, BUT there are nurses who don't do well in the student/preceptor role. They either don't have the personality for...
    Nov 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. So what makes you pass out?
    Doing three nights in a row, 12 hour ones of course. Thankfully I am in my bed when I do pass out, but has been close a few times at red lights!:lol2:
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What do you think about people calling you "honey"?
    I would really have to agree with Sarasota, I cannot stand being called maam at the grocery store, OMG, am I like 100 years old?? Pretty sure I am only turning 41 this year. When I went down to New...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How long do you stay over shift to finish work?
    I also work in a telemetry unit, and I work only nightshift. 2hours later than your shift is way too much time. Unless your patient needs transferring to a critical area at the time of shift change...
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. IUD retrieval??
    Thanks for all the posts, makes me want to run out and get one!! NOT!!
    Oct 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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