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  1. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Thank goodness the nursing supervisor was very patient and understanding. She came upstairs and finished the dressing for me, coached me through writing the notes on what had occurred, and helped me...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    My first nursing job, nights at a LTC facility. A woman had dry gangrene of her foot, and apparently a toe had been removed that morning. I went in the room to change her dressing and was very...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. j-tube?
    Hi Chanie911, If you're receiving J feeds 24/7, you can use a Zevex Infinity pump with 500ml bags and a waist pack. It's possible to tuck in and tape down tubes so that nothing can be seen. If...
    May 28
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. AIDS during the 80s
    I was a nursing student in the late 80's, and our instructors were doing their best to encourage us to use gloves during procedures with a risk of contact with body fluids. The nursing home where we...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. showering residents on third shift??
    When I worked on a floor with mostly PVS patients, we split the showers evenly between all 3 shifts. Years ago, my Mom (also an RN) worked on an Alzheimer's floor, and one man could not settle...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Hypothetical Situation
    Yes, it happens. In fact, it happened to a friend of mine. She was dealing with a high-risk pregnancy along with her TPN dependent, developmentally delayed pre-teen who was having escalating...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. If You Give a Patient a Cookie
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    If she's sliding out of a wheelchair or chair, how about putting a piece of Dycem (a non-slip rubbery mat used to keep plates sliding off the tray) so she's less likely to slide around? I also agree...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Young Nurses!
    I graduated from high school at 16 (a year early) and went right into LPN school. I was a GN at age 17 and actually had to get a work permit! :o Fortunately, I turned 18 a little over a week before...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How much poop/puke/cleaning of bodily fluids is there in nursing school?
    My friend's teenage son is alive and well because of a psych NP who had a strong APRN knowledge base on top of the child/family therapy techniques... 14y.o. with Aspergers, had a "rage attack" at...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Most Challenging Prereq?
    Ding Ding Ding!!! Same here. Evening class twice a week, while working 3rd shift and nursing/pumping for my infant daughter at home...I look back and think "WHAT was I THINKING?" :wacky:
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Nusing school --- and IBS
    One of my favorite resources for disability accommodations is the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN - Job Accommodation Network JAN is supported by ODEP, the Office of Disability Employment...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Can you make a living starting a non-profit?
    I am a self-employed and plan to change my business to non-profit status at some point. For the past eight weeks, I have been working with a business consultant in order to write my business plan,...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  14. Patient safety
    You acted quickly because 911 had already been called. You followed BLS recommendations regarding foreign bodies that you can see. You used hemostats rather than a gloved finger because you did not...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Student Body Odor
    This may be a simple case of a teen who hasn't yet realized the necessity of "deodorize before you socialize," but it's important to confirm that there isn't anything under the surface that needs...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    The Geri chairs... At one understaffed facility, I remember being told that the residents could use the Geri chairs with trays for "meals, snacks, and activities.". Well guess what? Every resident...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. 5 months snd still haven't takin boards
    Now that you're answering questions with the app and getting your brain back into the game, please go online to PV and SIGN UP!!! There's a 100% chance you'll fail if you don't take the test....
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. What makes you want to vomit?
    I once worked in a chronic care hospital on a floor that took emergency respite admissions for DMR/DMH group homes. This guy had a trach, really thick secretions, and hadn't been using a trach...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The math doesn't add up
    Hmmm, a personal "thank you" note from the nurse at discharge? The way I used to write "Thanks!" and drew a smiley face on the bill, topped with a few mints, the way I did eons ago when working as a...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. G-tube vs PEG tube- is there a difference?
    The Oley Foundation is a great resource for information related to home enteral and parenteral nutrition. They have an extensive Clinician Resource section with info guides that can be downloaded...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. Special needs and cerebral palsy
    Have you considered Early Intervention/Birth to Three? If you're looking for work with kids and families but not necessarily private duty or school nursing, EI is worth a try. I had to resign in 2005...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  22. Nursing: Then and Now
    Scultetus binders...oh my YES! Bellies that looked like braided bread. The patients seemed to have so much more support though. Harris drips for post op ileus with gas pains. Wasn't there a...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Subject that never seems to end.
    Stuck with a lancet that was left, used and uncapped, in the glucometer case by someone from the previous shift. Three diabetic patients on the floor, all of them tested negative for hep and HIV. ...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Avoiding inadvertent IV injection of oral liquids
    This happens more often than it's reported, sadly. When I worked as an EI service coordinator, I saw many infants and toddlers with GI and metabolic disorders, ans most of the kids had CVL's plus...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Please help me understand this scenario...can I be banned...
    Wait...WHAT?! So he's telling you that you have to accept the job or you'll be open to retaliation by the entire state, and in the very next breath he's telling you that he'll be your bestest buddy...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing