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  1. Lessons From the Zoo: How my Job as a Zookeeper Made Me a Better Nurse
    I've worked in veterinary medicine for 30 years. I started at the bottom as kennel person and moved up to lead certified veterinary technician years later. This is a great article as to the...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I have changed my focus. I have choosen to leave veterinary medicine for at least a year. The compassion fatigue and burnout is killing me. Plus my workplace has become more Toxic" Fuzzy
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    From Ethicrn4life: "My point is i think the LGBT community learned from these movements and decided that they would be in this fight for the longhaul, and would not relinguish til they could be...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    Ethicsrn4life: I too am a single person living on my own. I also live in an area where there is a lot of stigma. The state that I live in has been in the top five of suicides for the last twenty...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    Coping skills. Those of us that have mental disorders must learn good coping skills if we want to maintain some kind of "normacy". Those of us that don't often end up homeless, committed, in...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Hanging It Up
    Congrats. I'm thinking of going towards the dark side also...into human medicine. The pet euthanasia really takes a toll on me. We see a lot of it this time of year. At least I won't be killing...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  7. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    Ice cream and beer. Sometimes in the same glass... Fuzzy
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. No Experience Necessary
    I too am looking for a career change. However I wouldn't be taking much of a pay cut since I work in veterinary medicine. In fact I'll probably will get a pay raise. I have though about jumping to...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  9. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I've found that this is more effective and easier to carry: CAFFEINE Citrate Injection, USP and CAFFEINE Citrate Oral Solution, USP
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Oh Heck!!! (I really wanted to say HELL) Fuzzy
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. Cruel Summer
    You are such a strong powerful person that is an inspiration to all of us. Fuzzy
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Working with colleagues diagnosed with mental illness
    I've not had a problem. The people that I work with are competent and very good in their positions. We need to stop stigmatizing and just do our jobs to the best of our abilities. Fuzzy
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Bipolar Nurse Hoping to Open Awareness of Mental Illness
    I hope that you get accepted too. Sounds like this will be wonderful for you. Fuzzy
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. DMU for those who want to be a Psych Nurse
    If you feel that you are being discriminated against or treated differently because of your disability, contact someone in your state's proctection and advocacy (P&A) office. National Disability...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    I "WOW" my patients all the time. They just want a scratch behind their ears, a little walk, maybe a bit of soft food if the doc okays it. The clients on the other hand can be royal pains. Now we...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "You idiot, I told you not to open THAT door."
    May 13, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  17. I Hate Being Bipolar. It's AWESOME!
    Type 1 bipolar here. I so love mania Until the demons come out and get me. That does become a problem. Fuzzy
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. What's the coolest operation you've watched??
    I assisted in a PDA ligation on a 3.5# chihuahua mix puppy. PDA surgeries are not commonly done in small general practices like the one I work in. It was amazing to watch the changes in vitals...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. The Stranger Within: One Year Later
    I've been fighting demons for most of my life. They were given a name when I was 35. I like the thought of "normalizing" but as a realist I know that I'll never be normal in the eyes of most...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. RN in a Vet's office
    My question to sharpeimom. Did the nurses receive additional training? I know that many pharmacists are receiving extra training in veterinary pharmacology because many pharmacies have started...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Nurse refused to give CPR
    One of my best friends had a heart attack in the parking lot of a local eatery. CPR was performed and he lived to tell about it. Oh and he is going to have his 76th birthday next month because...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Nurse refused to give CPR
    This vet tech would have done CPR. I don't claim to be a nurse either. I'm also qualified to perform CPR on both people and animals. I don't know how someone nurse or otherwise could watch another...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. RN in a Vet's office
    I would like to add: Comparing the two professions is like comparing oranges and grapefruit: They both taste good Both come from trees They both are citrus fruits Both are round Both have...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. RN in a Vet's office
    Let me chime in here. First I will tell you a bit about myself. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). I have worked as such for over twenty years in a small animal hospital. Before I went...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. The stigma of mental illness and suicide
    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 35. Two months later I was involuntarily committed to the state hospital with that diagnosis. These were not happy times for me but they were very...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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