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  1. Making others faint and fall out at the dinner table
    I was enjoying food and drinks with my stepdaughter and her med school classmates a couple of years ago. They were telling tales from their clinicals. Suddenly, one student looked at me and...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    First of all, there are different levels of containment and PPE at the CDC labs which depends on the pathogen. Ebola does qualify for the highest level, level 4. It is placed there on it's own...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    Apparently you've missed the mixed messages coming from the administration. An asymptomatic nurse flew from Dallas to Ohio. The CDC felt they needed to identify and check on everyone who was on that...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    Like the CDC's recommendations, my thoughts on this have evolved over time. I do think people who have close contact with symptomatic Ebola victims should be quarantined. That was done in Dallas with...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Ebola in Texas
    They are aiming for millions of doses of vaccine by next year. Ebola: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015 - CNN.com
    Oct 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Ebola in Texas
    Do you have a source for this? The last I heard was vaccines were starting human trials. From this article it sounds like they're moving full speed ahead. ...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Ebola in Texas
    I do agree that people should get training/practice if they don't feel confident with the equipment. If I went decades without starting an IV or dropping an NG I'd want a refresher. In my area...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Ebola in Texas
    If the protocol is new, I agree with you. When I checked the CDC guidelines it just looks like standard droplet protection PPE like we've used for decades. Nothing special or new....
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Ebola in Texas
    I would just like to see the CDC take off their bio suits and demonstrate their recommended precautions with actual Ebola patients.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Ebola in Texas
    There is a problem with using Ro to compare the contagiousness of Ebola to less lethal viruses. Ro is affected by control measures that are taken. For example, when someone comes down with the flu,...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Ebola in Texas
    The first case contracted outside of Africa, a Spanish nurse. I pray for her recovery and that they are able to figure out how she contracted the virus. Nurse In Spain Gets Ebola, Officials Say...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Ebola in Texas
    Firestone has a model that seems to be working. Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks : Goats and Soda : NPR
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Ebola in Texas
    The incubation period is reported to be from 2 - 21 days. So his exposure happened within the 3 weeks preceding his illness. I'd like to know if he was just running the camera from afar or helping...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Ebola in Texas
    The CDC is just playing politics now. They say they took a 5% hit from the sequester cuts. Did they really only need to apply 5% more resources to stop/prevent this Ebola outbreak? I think that is...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Ebola in Texas
    Dallas Hospital Changes Its Story The hospital has changed it's story once again. IMO their first response was to throw the nurse under the bus. Then, they blamed the software but that actually...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Ebola in Texas
    Comparing transmission to HIV seems disengenuous at best. We don't isolate or consider at risk people who have had casual contact with a HIV+ person. Also, we don't wear biohazard suits to escort...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Ebola in Texas
    There is one thing I've noticed that seems incongruent. On the CDC website, health professionals are advised to use standard contact and droplet protection. In my area that would consist of a blue...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Fake call outs irritate me
    I've worked places where it was a "me versus them" atmosphere. I didn't really care for that much. Where I work now it is a small, cohesive, supportive environment. Our manager spends a lot of...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. September 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Do either of you know what happened to the missing batteries from the supply room?
    Sep 4
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. September 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I guess it's just your word against hers as to who has been dripping hydraulic fluid in the hallway.
    Sep 4
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    There could be several reasons why nurses are working longer. I intend to work until I'm 70 to maximize my social security check. With my family hx and diet and exercise I should be able to draw on...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    The CDC is generally considered a respected source. However, when it doesn't support someone's point of view they will ignore it. CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "The news just reported Justin Bieber was admitted to her clinical site."
    Jul 25
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. TMI at Dinner
    I was out at dinner with my stepdaughter and her fellow medical students. They started talking about things they'd done and seen during the week. Then one looked at me an apologized for the gross...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. Why can't nurses intubate?
    In today's world we have to know our scope of practice and hospital policies and procedures. In the Army, part of my medic training included making an emergency surgical airway. However, I would...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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