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  1. Nursing in the Maritimes
    We will soon be moving from BC to the Maritimes. Wondering if anyone here is already working there. I'll be looking for a job preferably with the elderly or hospice. Can anyone suggest areas to...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Anyone made the move BC to Maritimes
    I'm thinking of a move to one of the maritime provinces to work. Anyone else on the forum done this.
    Sep 10, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Does BC require BSN to register as RN?
    I am an RN in BC and as far as I know you only need to prove your graduate RN status to become registered. The universities now provide a BSN for graduation.
    Sep 10, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Nurses who refuse to give pain meds
    You're right doing VS in LTC is not routine, particularly if they are Palliative. We usually monitor the temp only and give Tylenol per standing order. We are beginning an educational campaign...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  5. Nurses who refuse to give pain meds
    We are faced with this issue alot in our LTC. Even a doctors order for Tylenol four times a day is disregarded because it's thought the patient doesn't show any signs of pain. So some say anyway. ...
    May 22, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  6. Palliative Care Questions
    We are forming a Palliative Care Group in our LTC facility. Wondering if anyone out there has done this and can share some of your policies/procedures/guidelines that work for you. :nurse:
    Apr 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Urinary Catheter Care question
    I was always taught that maintaining a sterile environment and a closed drainage system is crucial in catheter care. If a resident switches between a leg bag and reg. drainage bag in the day it is...
    Dec 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is this part of Palliative Care????
    I need some advice. Would you consider things like fleet enemas and ear syringing necessary in Palliative Care? I ask because we have alot of new grads. One of our ladies has been Palliative Care...
    Nov 22, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Med  confusion for newbie nurse, need facts.
    Sorry for the confusion. It is 4-8mg. in a subcutaneous butterfly. This person is palliative care. :imbar
    Oct 23, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Med  confusion for newbie nurse, need facts.
    Yes we are giving Ativan through a butterfly needle so it's SC or IV prescribed. I do believe it is 10-20 mg.
    Oct 23, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pt:  Young man with lung cancer
    I'd like to prepare myself for this young mans death. I know it will be unbearable for him, his family and myself to watch as he fights for his last breaths of air. Anyone with some ideas on what I...
    Oct 23, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Med  confusion for newbie nurse, need facts.
    Okay I'm new to all this and I need someone to give me the straight explanation on a couple issues. 1: Ativan po dose compared to Ativan SC dose. ( like 0.5mg po and 4-8 mg. SC) Both routes...
    Oct 23, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Changing careers.  Get me outta here
    I've had it. I started nursing later in life. I'm in my forties now and find I just can't do it. I thought I could but find I'm not comfortable with the amount of self doubt I have. I am a LTC...
    Sep 11, '04
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. RNs in LTC
    Well I'm in Canada and in my province the move is to drastically reduce the RN positions and have only LPN's. It is happening at many facilities now. Legally there should be 1 RN in the building...
    Sep 10, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. acute care to LTC
    It is too bad you couldn't keep taking shifts at both places. I know for me, I only have worked LTC. I only did acute for a few months and now it's been 8 years. It will be next to impossible for...
    Sep 10, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. How much orientation for LTC nurses?
    I felt the same when I first started in LTC. I got 3 shifts each one in different areas. Basically gave me a full overview of my facility but nothing too specific. It is daunting at first but...
    Sep 10, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. New to Hospice Nursing
    I am starting my new RN job in a small hospice facility. I am quite nervous though as there is only 1 RN on per 12 hour shift along with one care worker. Can anyone offer some advice.
    Jul 18, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Elderly fall then bleed???
    Wow lots of replies. Thanks. Actually the man was in long term care and not a transfer. He was walking and likely lost his balance and fell backward. No bruises or trauma immediately noted. He...
    Apr 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Elderly fall then bleed???
    Had an elderly man who lost his balance and fell backwards. Xray showed a crack in back of hip. Went downhill after a couple of days, vomiting blood and then died. I believe he had some lung...
    Apr 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dementia/sexuality
    What would you suggest for a male resident who has gone from just an interest in masturbation to putting straws etc in to his urethra. We've found him many times with a fair amount of blood loss. ...
    Jan 29, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Where to go What to do?????
    I'm in BC in extended care and we've been told to get ready cuz we'll soon be replaced by LPN's. I'm not willing to head back to acute care. Just wondering what alternatives might be out there. ...
    Dec 11, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Nursing in US
    Thanks for the tip. I'd never been to that website before and it's a good one. It sounds like if I was to work in the US on a temporary assignment I would not only pay tax in the US but in Canada...
    Oct 23, '03
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. B12 Question
    Thanks Mama. What would that be in cc/ml ??? Reason I ask, pharmacy error at work. The order transcribed correctly, pharmacy filled incorrectly, wasn't caught by nurses. We're in the sh_t house...
    Oct 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. B12 Question
    What would a normal dose for Vitamin B12 injection be, the dose as well as how it is prescribed. Thanks
    Oct 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any BC RN's out there
    I'm with you on all of that. We've already been told that we are out the door in 1-2 years max. Course like you say that is the plan for the week. I think it all comes down to there is a supposed...
    Oct 13, '03
    Forum: International Nursing


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