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  1. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    I had a pt with a rectal tube and I was trying to empty the stool collection bag. I was having a hard time getting the cap off, so I pulled harder.. sending the cap shooting off and a full bag of...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Moving...license question?
    ^You never want to just let a license lapse. If you do not plan to renew your NH license, take the steps to place it on inactive status. It will make it much easier to reactivate later if you should...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Wound vac seal in toe space
    I've used strip paste around wounds like that with lots of skin prep, and have gotten pretty good results. Of course you want to make sure to bridge the trac pad out to the top of the foot with...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. Got a Second Job! Help!
    Just reduce your availability. That's the great part about contingent/prn. You don't owe an explanation, IMO.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    When they cannot be moved immediately it becomes obvious quickly. Listen to your residents! I had a fall in LTC years ago where the lady yelled out when ROM to her leg was attempted. She had a hip fx.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    Post fall, I'll get a set of vitals, assess for injuries, ask if the resident can tell me about the fall and if there is any pain, check ROM to extremities, and then get them up. For unwitnessed...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. IV's/Blood draws on Small Veins
    I didn't see if you mentioned where the site was, but hands are notoriously more painful. I wouldn't worry about keeping the needle out of sight; how is that even possible? If they want to look away,...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. Why do you visit allnurses.com?
    I come to AN because I work in PDN and have a lot of downtime. :wacky: OK, aaand.. honestly my number one reason is to educate myself and improve my practice and career. I agree with the...
    Jul 11
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. A little concerned
    I don't have a clue about the occult blood but I like your creative teaching method! :)
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Interview Etiquette?
    As pps have stated, since both jobs are within the same hospital, (or all three if I understand correctly) making inquiries into hiring decisions might not be seen in the best light. The best...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. What are the "rules" about being PRN?
    My facility requires PRN staff to work once a month. I get calls all the time to pick up, but more often then not I can't take the shift or am already working my FT job. I let voicemail pick up most...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Heat and LTC facilities
    My facility provides a heater/ac combo in each room, like in a hotel room. So I'll go from one room where I break out in a sweat giving meds to a LOL wrapped in a blanket to the next room where I can...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Is This a Difficult Patient,or is it a Genuine Concern?
    Were lung sounds assessed? CXR? Chest CT? Why wouldn't we take her concerns seriously? Anxiety can't be ruled out but at this moment it is more important to look at physiological causes. However,...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Should I stay or go?
    You really haven't given us much to go on, other than that you were told some bad things and you don't like how your preceptor practices. You will need to investigate whether the things you were told...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Resume Help. pending out of state license by endorsement
    I would definitely include GA license in process or something like that. Shows you are serious about moving. Also a tidbit from someone who has BTDT: I suggest getting a cell phone with a GA number...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    I wear 10s as well and I have bought 2 pairs of 41s. They fit perfectly with just the right amount of wiggle room.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. First night shift this week...
    Eat a balanced meal with plenty of protein before going in. Caffeine may help but don't overdo it. Good luck!
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    No way! It infuriates me when people misinterpret POA to mean they get to direct care for someone who is competent. That doc should never have allowed this to happen without involving the patient. ...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New to ICU- good comprehensive review book?
    Does anyone know if the content in PASS CCRN changes much with the different editions? I can get a used first or second edition super cheap but want to make sure it will still be a good resource. I...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I've been a nurse for 8 years (LPN 5, RN 3). I've had 6 jobs and hold 2 currently. I've worked hospital-based SNF, LTC, home health, and private duty.
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. LPNs in Home Health...
    I did home health when I was an LPN. I enjoyed the work and found it very low stress (as opposed to the case management side, but that's for another thread). I was full time, paid hourly. I did 5...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Has home health ruined your bladder?
    Nope, no probs. I drink a ton, too. In urban areas bigger chain gas stations and fast food places are usually good bets. In rural areas I've found people to be pretty understanding if you ask nicely...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    I've definitely gagged a few times but haven't totally tossed my cookies.. yet. My first clinical rotation in school I eagerly volunteered to help with a dressing change. The very heavy pt had a...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What "isn't" on the MAR
    I worked in a facility that did this as well, but I didn't like it. The reason is that, if a time inadvertently is missed when the color-coding is done, that pt could go without a med for days before...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Per diem RN's and scheduling in specialty area
    I agree with pp. I work PRN and once I have committed to work a day, I am put on the schedule and I am expected to work like anyone else on the schedule. If I cannot work that day it is a call off. ...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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