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  1. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I recently discovered that there is an Indy Racecar driver named Will Power. Ya think his mom quit smoking while preggers or what?
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Civility starts with you
    Applicable to this board on many levels ;)
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Three quick questions
    I cannot tolerate contacts for 12 hours straight, so I would go with glasses if working in the hospital. I also agree with others that they give a bit of protection against the nasties as well. I'm a...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Ouch...my back hurts
    I took the "faking no pain" line as a joke.
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Trachs/Vents - How much training?
    Not discouraging at all...this is what I want/need to hear. I want to be sure to be vigilent and proper training to recognize when things are going south is a huge part of that. Working with this...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Trachs/Vents - How much training?
    That is my worst nightmare and something I want to avoid at all costs! This would be a leap for me from stable kiddos, some with medical conditions but still stable enough to attend school, to a much...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Trachs/Vents - How much training?
    I am leaving my position as a School Nurse to be home with my kids, but I am strongly considering applying for a weekend night position advertised with a private duty company. They advertise trach...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. What supplies do I need for med-surg?
    Just wanted to say congrats on the job! Definitely wise to think and plan ahead. Good luck!
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. How To Get a Job As a New Grad Nurse
    Heck, I'm nowhere near a new grad but will be seeking employment in a hospital after years as a school nurse...and I am even going to take these tips to heart. Good ideas.
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Ever get the urge to release a horde of flying monkeys?
    For some reason those things just creep the bejeebers out of me. <shudder>
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Inhaler Use--Is this a reasonable expectation?
    I think you have a valid concern. Depending on the size of the district and who oversees the health room, you might take your concerns to Health Services or Student Services as well as the principal....
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
    I have next week then the following Monday left. Today is Field Day for PK-2nd and it's RAINING :( Boooo.
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Trying to get a physician office, outpatient clinic or school nurse job-not hospital
    For school nursing, contact the local districts directly to see what they require. They really don't generally advertise on the big websites. I felt the exact same way as you and left tele after less...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Surveillance cameras in pedi patient's home?
    Lots of parents have "Nanny cams" to watch over their young children's caregivers...some daycares even have them. I am wondering why this is an issue for nursing? I can see in caliotter's example,...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Nursing is slavery Period!!!
    I feel like I just stumbled onto the LUV thread...and I like it!
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Return to hospital??? Anyone actually like working there?
    I'm in your same boat too! You might know I resigned my School Nurse job so I can be home with my kiddos, but I've been thinking about doing something else PRN or weekends just to stay in the nursing...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. High school students with tattoos
    I'm in elementary so tattos are not an issue, but our warehouse has recently stopped stocking antibiotic first aid spray (spray version of neosporin). All I have is soap and water. Makes it difficult...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. What is the attire for attending a continuing education class?
    Considering this is an excellent opportunity to network, I would dress as I would for a jobs fair or similar event...business casual. Not as dressy as interview attire, but definitely not jeans and...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are you or someone you love the worst patient ever?
    My mom is an RN of 40+ years, but she has been in admin/consulting/risk management for around 20. Before I went to nursing school my husband had to have abdominal surgery. Mom came for support and...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. To tuck it in or not - that is the question
    I think it depends on the style of scrubs and the body type of the person. I also wear the ones with 2 lower pockets, so they are non-tuckable (I also have a body type that does not do tucked, lol)....
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Nursing is slavery Period!!!
    My theory: if it was all fun it wouldn't be called work and we would be paying them to do it. Every profession has it's pros and cons. Find one you can live with and just do it. Or marry rich.
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Why Nursing???
    I would try to avoid mentioning that you were in and out of hospitals yourself as a child. It might lead the interviewer to form a bias as to whether or not you are able to perform the duties of the...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Eating a new nurse for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Or is it?
    I love this thread! So many people would have just harbored ill feelings due to the hurtful comment, which while it might be justified, is certainly not helpful. I can see how this might have...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Where are RNs school nurses?
    My district in Texas has only BSN prepared RNs as school nurses. The thinking is that the nurses are professionals on the same line as teachers, and thus should be equally educated with a bachelor's...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. 1st grader and his inhaler
    I have never had this situation come up, but my thinking is that if the asthma is that severe, then the classroom teacher and PE teacher should be trained to administer the inhaler. I would not allow...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: School Nurses


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