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  1. Trach patient in SNF?
    My first job as a nurse in NYwas in a nursing home. We had one big unit just for pulmonary patients, 24 ventilator beds, and the rest were for trach collar and other copd patients. Hope this help.
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  2. What info should be "tattooed" on a nurse's brain?
    Safety first. ALWAYS!!!
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Unemployed and frustrated new LVN graduate! Please help! What am I doing wrong?
    Wow, I know it is not easy for new grad to find a job, but I think some states are a little better than others. My step-daughters god mother graduated in may last year and passed the boards in sept....
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. How Much Nursing School Debt Are You In?
    I pay out of pocket for LPN and RN associate degree programs. From RN -BSN, I took a loan of 10k. Every year when I get my tax return, 1 pay Sallie Mae 2k. I owe less than 15 hundred now which I...
    Dec 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurse assaulted
    Update: From the pressures of her co-workers and the union, the nurse finally agreed to press charges. Police was called and assailant was put in hand cuffs yesterday. Still in the hospital though,...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurse assaulted
    No, I was not there from the begginning. I responded to the fire alarm with other nurses, we got there just when he released her.
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. LPN salary in New York??
    It is very low, but if no one else is offering you anthing better, then take it for now and keep looking for a better paying facility.
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Nurse assaulted
    She agreed not to call the police because management did not want to be in the news. Some nurses were pushing her to call the police but she refused and decided to go with management decision. It was...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurse assaulted
    It is absolutly not a joke, this is very scary as it can happen to any any nurse or doctor at my hospital. I work in a very rough neighborhood where it is impossible to work a shift without taking...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse assaulted
    Two nights ago, a nurse at my job was assauted by a patient. The patient who was on methadone came to the ER around 4AM sunday. He was sedated and sent to a telemetry extension in the afternoon. He...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Sitters, give 'em a break!
    Haldol, restraints and 1:1 sitter means the sitter wants to sleep and snore. If you want a break to stretch, you can do that right in the patient room, I can relieve you for bathroom break every 4...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Reality check: new grad in SNF
    My first job as an LPN many years gave me 2 days orientation on a 40 patients bed unit. The worse part of it was that there was no second nurse for me to ask any question. I quit after 2 week and got...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Lawsuit after patient kicks nurse
    You are right! "Nurses throw each other under the bus." We had a meeting to discussed our issues on the floor with our union one time. I reported to our union that we were being floated to work on 2...
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Lawsuit after patient kicks nurse
    \ This is so true!
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Bedside Reporting
    We do the same, but not in the present of others. If i we go to the pts room and others are present, the outgoing nurse just introduce the incoming and tell the patient he/she is leaving. Then we...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Cool PRN Job ideas
    methadone clinic is less stressful
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is this a microcosm of what happens in nursing on a DAILY basis!?
    Only God knows how many more patients the aid treats like that. I hope they send her to jail for a very long time! As a nurse, it very embarassing to watch this.
    Sep 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Insulin given by nursing assistant?
    What, OMG! Well, as a nurse your duties includes advocating for your patient. So speak up before somebody makes a fatal errow.
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  19. Looking for a part time/ per-diem home visit
    I have ten years experience as a nurse. 3 yrs as an lpn, and 7yrs as an RN. I want to gradually move from med/surg to home visiting nursing and I have been looking for a part time or a per diem...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. New Grad needs info on St. Francis Hospital in LI
    If they offer you the job, take it. There are a lot of new grads now looking for a job, some for over a year. Even the experience nurses are finding it hard to get a new job. A co-worker of mine been...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  21. Question regarding lack of bed bath in ICU
    This is someone who attempted to end his life, right? And the nurses and doctors saved his life, right? He was cleaned when he pupped, and when he peed and vomited, right? Well, I think you should...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!
    Who gets 38/hr? IS It the RN's or surgical techs? Because surgical techs from my job base 45k a year, the RN's don't even get a base of 75k/yr. Hope your friend was not juicing things up.
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  23. Alpine homecare
    Hello new yorkes, I just want to know if any of you have heard of Alpine Home Care in the Bronx. Is it a good agency. Pl tell me what you know about them. Thanks
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. they think i don't care
    I understand how you feel. I used to be very shy like you until few years after I became a nurse. I went through hell from my first job and had to quit unprepared, thank god nurses were hot then and...
    Aug 31, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I had a 250 pounds asthma and sleep apnea patient on bipap with a blood glucose of 585 last 2 nights. After she she finished all the sandwiches and the juices on the unit, she ordered chinese food...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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