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  1. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    Thank you for sharing such an amazing and moving story. As I sat here reading, I couldn't help but picture myself at the bedside of my own father, who will too someday die. Where you described...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Paper has me stumped: advantages/disadvantages of nursing theory
    I am an associate's degree CCRN back for BSN so I can open some new doors. Totally online, 17months, and at the state college I received my ADN from. Prompt is "list the advantages and...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. What are some tasks in a vent room?
    Well... If the pt. is sedated, the nurse will definitely need help turning for purposes of skin integrity, pulmonary toilet, and peri/foley care. Radiology usually appreciates help with getting...
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is my employer screwing me here?
    Thanks for all of the great replies everyone! Seeing some replies reaffirm my stance on the subject, others help to humble me! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking your time to read through...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is my employer screwing me here?
    Well, if this is the case--I shall go elsewhere. Do you want to be paid $13/hr as an RN? In the ICU? Who's sometimes tripled? No thanks dude. Had to edit this because I sound arrogant and I...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is my employer screwing me here?
    Hello again kind perusers of this forum, I wholeheartedly wish I was writing you to say "yes! I finally got paid!," but this is not the case. It has been two pay periods with no evidence of a...
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is my employer screwing me here?
    You guys are great, really. I didn't expect such a rapid and informative response. All of your contributions have helped put me at ease. I am reading every single post and digesting it all. Sounds...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is my employer screwing me here?
    Are you two sure of this? I'm new at everything still--I'm 22. Tax withholding on a lump sum isn't going to be > than the taxes on a few, smaller checks? Wezzie, thanks :) I'm proud to be a part...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is my employer screwing me here?
    I am so mad, I can't even go in there and talk to them right now. What's more, is that I work in the ICU. I have vents w/ drips for a PCAIII rate. Hello, have I died and gone to Mexico? Kind of...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is my employer screwing me here?
    Hello everyone, I have worked at the same facility since August of last year in the capacity of a tech (pca III) while in school. I recently became licensed as an RN and went straight to work...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any info at all on bkat 8 pleeeaassse
    We just did a 10-week critical care course at my facility. We took the BKAT 7 in weeks 1 and 10 to gauge the effectiveness of the course. Most participants scored in the 60s-70s on day 1 and many...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. New CNA worried might have caught HIV working with HIV positive resident
    Glad to help..always remember safety first
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New CNA worried might have caught HIV working with HIV positive resident
    Haha yes that's what I was thinking. Gotta watch out for projectiles! As for your question, did any of it get in your eyes, mouth, or even nose? Your skin is your body's first line of defense, so it...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New CNA worried might have caught HIV working with HIV positive resident
    What I really wanna know, is if he was on a vent, how the heck did mucus get on you? It goes into the ETT.
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What is up with the smell of TPN?
    Working in the ICU, I encounter many patients who have TPN. I swear there is a very distinct smell in these patients' rooms. I remember someone commenting on the smell of TPN, so I think that's what...
    Oct 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. HELP!!-- Care plan first one for med-surg
    You are welcome. However, I have a couple of other bits of advice for you. 1. it sounds like you need a care plan book. worth the $ x 1000 2. read what the poster Daytonite wrote if you haven't...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Nurse Certification
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=nurse+certifications Lol. No really though: http://www.testprepreview.com/nursing_certifications.htm
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. HELP!!-- Care plan first one for med-surg
    Here's a good one for COPD -- impaired gas exchange And platelets 93k? Ineffective protection or risk for injury R/T decreased clotting time
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Flash Fire Kills Patient on Operating Table
    Very scary stuff..let's hope it wasn't negligence.
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Any part of  nursing that does not have to use phone
    x2. I think that accommodations could/should be made.
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Peds otitis media care plan
    SolaireSolstice & DayTonite, it seems that "secondary to" was the missing link! I am grateful for your help and apologize for the double post...my original thread I realized was not in the...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Anyone out there a critical care tech?
    Hey everyone, I am in my final year of an ADN program, and am set to graduate in April '10. I have just been hired as a critical care tech (CCT)/ICU tech at a local 219-bed hospital. The...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Peds otitis media care plan
    So replace "painful throat inflammation" with "difficulty swallowing" as you said in your initial post and it would be an appropriately constructed nursing dx? imbalanced nutrition: less than body...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Peds otitis media care plan
    Hey, if I wasn't ready for your criticisms I wouldn't have asked for help..I'm a big boy. No need to forgive you, instead I should be giving kudos.... I have already turned my care plan in but I...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Ages of male nursing students?
    WOW, congrats.
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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