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  1. You A Nurse When !!!
    32) you've used micropore tape to wrap presents for loved ones
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Thank you's - memorable ones you've received?
    I'm not overly religious, although i was brought up in a highly Christian household. I cared for this wonderful man who was one of God's onward Christian soldiers in the Salvation Army, post-op from...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. "You need to learn to tolerate abuse"
    I agree with you caliotter3, yet i too agree with the OP, that the statement "Learn to tolerate abuse" is a poorly worded and i personally find it somewhat offensive (as does the OP, by the seems of...
    Feb 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Any one else ever feel this way?
    This is tooo true!! Just keep remembering that.... silly questions are easier to fix than silly mistakes....
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Skin care question
    i'm not sure if they sell it in the US but QV make a product called QV intensive lotion - it is a 50/50% soft white parifin/liquid parifin creme that is real good for the chronically dry. Also have...
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Wound Care--"It itches!" Patient scratches around  wound
    I have a glue allergy and i recommened top lignocaine (use the gel for foley insertion) 1% or 2% whichever - for instant relief from the scratching and a Rx for phenergan which will also help the...
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How would you make inpatient rooms better?
    Can they make a volume switch on those pumps and call bells for O/N?? sometimes they're so LOUD!! Make a day room for ambulant pts and their families to go and sit/do stuff (TV, DVD, Playstation...
    Feb 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    i understand what it's like to feel that your skills as an rn are potentially being wasted by changing ppl in & out of day/nite clothes, pads & other such seemly small tasks. in saying this however,...
    Feb 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    RNsRWe, thank you for putting it so eloquently - it's the point i was attempting to make... I just hope that LookingForward can do exactly that and ask the hard questions, make the tough (and often...
    Feb 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    Looking forward,as ppl & as nurses,we all agree that poop smells and cleaning it up (without looking at the person behind it) can suck...but it is something that is BASIC NURSING CARE! Sure,some of...
    Feb 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    I'm just wondering what are some of the tasks specifically that "horrified" you?? What have you heard? Are these from the course coordinator or a lecturer or just your fellow classmates? Also, what...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. USA, UK, Australia, Canada or Switzerland- I need your opinion on this
    This may be so and many of the guys/girls that i work with in the same boat... but this has taken them many years. Many (not all - just some bad eggs) undertake sponsorship programs that hold you for...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. FELLOW Nurses please help with this dilema. I am so upset!
    The first thing i can say to is WELL DONE!!! for hanging on so long in a place with so little insight. They obviously had no idea what they had! Being a mum who has been in a VERY similar position to...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    This attitude is not helpful!! Ignore this sad person. It's true that your attitude at the present may not the presently ideal... because your scared of the 'gross element' of cleaning up bodily...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. HELP! I DON"T WANT TO GO THROUGH CNA first...
    Hi there, it is a small part of the job and the more that you focus on it the more gross it can get. Rather than focus on the $hite, focus on the poor embarrassed person you needs help and that your...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Name that part.  Words patients use for their own anatomy.
    i have a co-worker that refers to genitalia as "girl bits" or "boy bits"- i.e "don't forget to wash your girlie bits". i have also heard of a young 20 somethings female state she had a USB port -...
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The geniuses in Engineering
    Tell me about it! Whilst working in Neurosurg HDU we had a blackout of all our equipment and our O2 & suction stopped working all of a sudden! We called Engineering and they told us it's ok -...
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Question??  Tender hearted
    It is okay that you cried. We all cry over the loss of somebody every now and then - whether we knew them or not. Death is apart of the job. I can be ome sad/happy,long/short,expected/unexpected etc....
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing is taking over my life!!!!
    i understand what your saying but, i don't think that stating that she has to just "let it go" isn't overally helpful. whilst it has worked for some of us out there in the nursing world, the orginal...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How to work in Japan?
    hi, i'm going to japan for my hunnymoon next year and i want to extend the trip it if can and work. however, my friend tells me that japan does not accept foriegn nursing staff. is this true or is...
    Mar 15, '06
    Forum: World Nursing
  21. A patient pulled a knife on me today.
    :mad: few! gald to hear that you all made it safe and sound. i work in a dementia facitlity that gets aggressive pts. we have emergency buttons in each room but when you have two pt's linked togeter...
    Mar 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do you tell nurses ands Dr's that you are a nurse when you are the pt?
    i normally don't say anything about being a nurse until i'm really angry! (which doesn't happen often). i normally state that i work in the health care industry if anyone asks what i do for a crust....
    Mar 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing is taking over my life!!!!
    samantha, i'm sorry to say that you will never really go a day without taking your work home with you, in saying this however, the way in which you will take it home/to heart will change. is...
    Mar 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Messing with the lab tests.
    I've worked in both the hospital network and private practice (GP's and the like). I'm not too sure how it works there - but in Oz you can just mark/add what test you want and the pathologist/nurse...
    Mar 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tips for nurses in their first year of nursing
    Just remember that nursing someone is a 24/7 job. If you can't do everything but help the next person on the next shift by giving them options and help them to understand where your care for your pts...
    Mar 7, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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