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  1. Correctional Nursing Pros/Con and Environment
    Actually there is a wide variety of clinical conditions see in the prison system. I do not think it is a good location for a new grad though. I started my nursing career in critical care so I am...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. Am I the only one?
    Hmm, it is sad but there are people that can not control their tongue. I have never been like that in front of patients. I understand some are very frustrated with the systems in place. I know as...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. How to get a job in Correctional Nursing?
    It does depend on where you are. There are federal and state prisons and county jails. All are different and positions are filled differently at each. There are some nursing agencies that staff...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. This is ironic.
    You were perfectly right to be upset over this. It is a huge teaching/learning moment for the institution if they are smart.
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Lethargic a word to remove from Callers vocabulary
    My personal favorites for lethargic...Pt was up over 24 hours and now has slept more than 6 hours. Pt was woken up prior to call yelled at the person who woke them so they are lethargic. Or...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  6. Reality Check. How many calls do you triage?
    We are strongly encouraged to be able to take on average 4 calls an hour. I think it averages out okay. Some calls are just a couple of minutes and others take much longer especially when I have to...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  7. salary
    Some of us don't want to say what we are earning and it is a personal question. I make about 2/3rd of what I did as a bedside nurse in critical care. We get no shift differential. Most of us have...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  8. Will not take your advice
    I have called 911 several times, usually it is for the elderly pt who is confused or trying to do something for their spouse. I mostly do it with approval from the caller. I have called the Police...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  9. Fun with TELEPHONE TRIAGE a very challenging Job
    Mike, I agree. Sometimes I have to remind the person they have to describe things to me. I can not guess or see so they have to be able answer my questions. I love when I tell some middle aged,...
    Dec 24, '09
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  10. Utilization or Record Reviewer as a way out of bedside nursing
    of course it depends on the particular hospital but I think the difference would be UR works with the insurance companies and such making sure things get paid for. records reviewer works for the...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. BRA!!!!
    full coverage playtex bra has always served me well. Any kind of tee shirt under would work too.
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. What do you think of these stethoscopes...and does color matter?
    to me it never mattered. I have a black one. When I bought it black was the only color offered.
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. engraved stethoscope
    I have a littman master cardiology and engraved both the cross tubing area and the scope head. The cross tubing area wore off the head engraving looks the same as the day I did it 20 years ago.
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. What's the best "starter" Stethoscope
    I love my Littman master cardiolgy stethescope. Why would you want to buy one for 20-40 bucks just to spend more later. I suggest getting a good quality one and getting it engraved. You can buy a...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. new tele nurse
    I have the Littman master cardiology stethescope. I have had it for 20 years I love it. I would recommend it but engrave it with your name. Thats how I proved mine was mine several times those...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Best shoes ever?
    hard to tell what would work best for you everyone is so different. I have been wearing Birkenstocks for the last 15 years. They are wonderful for me. I wear the clog and have the cork replaced...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Help with patient teaching
    look on the american diabetes web site diabetes.org
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Work full time AND go to nursing school?
    I worked at a variety of jobs during nursing school. I had a work study job, and two part time positions. It is not easy. I had to keep my eye on the ball. I knew I needed to finish school in 4...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any nurses use a Cpap or Bipap? I found this used one...
    I don't have sleep apnea but I do know that most insurances have a buy out opt after 3 months. You rent the machine for 3 months then your payments go toward owning the machine then making tubing...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Should a nursing instructor tell a student they are not nursing material.
    To mitigate the instructors being your only employer in the health care arena, get a job in a hospital as a ward clerk or CNA/tech or whatever it is called at that facility. Do a summer job as an...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Why is hand-off reporting to so hard?
    Ithnk the forced nature of it makes it more difficult. I like the opportunity to write things in a sit down nurse to nurse conversation. Then going round to the patients and recapping what is...
    Jan 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A little humor. You might be from Illinois if...
    I went to ISU and have family in Bloomington. No Garcia's is no more as far as I know. I loved it too. We loved to walk over from Atkin and sit have a pizza by the fireplace and laugh and talk.
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. Anyone unhappy with their nursing school program?
    I think almost everyone is somewhat dis-satisfied with their nursing school program. The questions to ask are what is their rate of passage on boards. If your school is not in the high 90's then...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. Nurses...Miserable?
    It is different for everyone. I have had happy seconds, minutes , hours,days, weeks and I have had the same with being miserable. Nursing for me is a very emotionally charged profession. It is...
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Burnout or what
    I am feeling much better now. I left the unit I was working in. I am currently doing travel nursing. I have gotten my "joy" back. That is I now am happy to see the new day, happy to go to work,...
    Dec 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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