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  1. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked
    I have been nursing 7 yrs. in med surg i have found that you take report, brush up on meds (which will tell you a lot about the pt's history), labs, then go see pt's. HaVING a good report sheet to...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Differences in practice: experts and novices. Are you learning from one another?
    I agree with the abx. With my own experience with chronic sinus problems, if I use OTC meds and other methods, I will not need an abx. Comfort measures and treating the symptoms sometimes are what is...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Exhaustion bloopers
    I use a fan but you can get apps on your smart phone that puts out some white noise. you can hook it up to your charger or to speakers that charge the phone while it plays.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. It would be from a nurse not you.
    I have to admit that if I had to idolize someone, it would be based on family which includes 2 nurses, 1 teacher, a secatary, and a mechanic. Basically know what your doing and do it well
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Really don't understand the mystery of LPNs not able being able to do certain things
    I think a lot of it is that LPN's are taught the how and RN's the why. Critical thinking really comes with time and some people have a better critical thinking skill set then others, RN or LPN.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Dear Student Nurse - a mentor's lament
    I appricated the nursing instructors and my later bosses who asked me questions and made me think. We gotta be able to think on our feet and reason out what and how we're doing things. This is how...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. VENT: school still ruining my life after graduation
    I have had to get transcripts from 2 different colleges and never had any problem. The one I just attened a few classes at I went to their office and got a copy of my transcripts not long after the...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Woman Calls C-Section "Rape"
    This is a situation where open and honest communcation between pt and doc and other medical personnel is imperitive. Educated yourself as to what is going on
    Oct 8, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Would you be a nurse if you knew then, what you know now?
    I, like others, wish I had went for my BSN instead of getting my ADN. I think though I should have went for a teaching or other nerdy degree. I went for nursing to take care of my family better...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. A Sister Never Forgets
    Thank you for telling us about your brother. I became a nurse in my late 20's. I learned before this when I worked in retail to pay attention to those with disabilities. I got several thank yous for...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Ruby's Marbles
    Not knocking timeliness or time managment, but while working a small ccu a very good nurse told me that pt care is paramount. charting can wait.
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Woman Calls C-Section "Rape"
    It was my experience that my OB was willing to work with me. My dtr was breech so I agreed to the csection. Whin I had my son, I was able to do vbac, although I had to be induced with him. My son was...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Student Resources: Narrative Head-to-Toe Assessment
    Thank you so much for the tips. Even those of us with nursing experience should go over pointers and webpages that help us with out charting.:yeah::loveya:
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Florida nurse brain-dead after procedure at day spa
    OMG what a tragidy. This is why we all need to research before we do. I include myself in this since I have fallen for a few tricks:jester:
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Australian who won 'right to die' case has died
    This is all very true. But we are humans not animals. If someone is suffering and is on the way to dying, give them pain med, make them comfortable, let them go. I have seen families do everything...
    Sep 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. You Can't Make This Stuff Up!
    To the poster who wanted to know why a preschooler would end up in a psych hospital...so the parents could take vacation. My first real nursing wake up call was in nursing school when I was doing my...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Australian who won 'right to die' case has died
    Pt's have the right to refuse treatment. If an adult or mature teenager says they don't want to eat, or be on a vent, they are terminal and want to go, so be it. As a nurse I will help with comfort...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. MRSA and patients who smoke
    Most hospitals where I have worked as agency and staff have had the non smoking policy on campus. But most of the staff and MDs realized that we cannot keep a person in their rooms if they are...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Eleven Things Your Nurse Thinks (But Will Never Tell You)
    We had a patient the other night whose family signed her out ama. She had had an MI and other comorbitidys and she became so confused and violent to staff the it was considered wise to restrain her....
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Propofol Abuse Growing Problem for Anesthesiologists
    A lot of drugs can be abused. I heard a rumor that a hospital in Kentucky fired several nurses due to propofol abuse. They way they were abusing it was that they were saving it and giving it...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Ban on mandatory OT for nurses becomes Pa. law 7/1/09
    If I'm not mistaken, the Kentucky BON recommends that nuses work no more than 16 hrs at a stretch. I have done that a few times, even as an agency nurse when the hospitals were paying me a lot to be...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Male Nurses
    Male patients may feel more comfortable talking about some things or getting a bath from a male nurse. If a man is modest around a female nurse, I understand, being a woman. There are some things I...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. older students- RN to MD?
    I agree that your not too old. Get your Rn then go from there.You may love being a nurse and continue from there or you may work as a Rn for a while then get you md. I was 32 when I got my RN. I'm 35...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you love nursing or hate it???
    I went from retail into nursing. 2 of my sisters are nurses so I guess it was natural that I be one. I'm really enjoying it, espicelly with the job I have now. But you can get burnt out on this...
    Jun 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you love nursing or hate it???
    Do CNA first. I went from retail to nursing. If you get an idea of what nursing entails, you may make a better decision. I enjoy the job I have now but I would have been better in a library
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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