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  1. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    I'm a Libertarian. If Libertarians came into power, I'd have to find a new party. ANYONE who can get elected beyond dog catcher is bought and paid for. I weary of the political bickering; its a...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Hmmm... years ago. Had to "float" from my medical ICU to some other floor. One of my patients had ascites of unknown origin, freshly admitted. He'd soiled his bed, I assisted him to the chair...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I'm not going to take the time to read the original report. The basic fact is that CPI and other forms of "de-escalation" both verbally and physically are only marginally effective. The psychotic...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Contemplating a job in HH
    $70 for an OASIS evaluation/assessment, initiating the Plan of Care, getting additional orders, etc. is a RIPP off!
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Contemplating a job in HH
    I always do a "drive by" in Google, then in person just prior to the visit. If I see unsafe situations, I call my agency and report it, then call the patient and explain I will not be making the...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Contemplating a job in HH
    Kelnich: you'd be well advise to brush up on modern wound care, "moist wound healing" protocols and basic materials for the various types of wounds. OASIS documentation will also be a must and...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Need advice, preventing shear force/friction
    Help! I need advice on treating pressure ulcers from shear force/friction in a couple of my patients. Both have limited mobility, both are obese, both have limited recourses. Shear force during...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. Psych nursing is easy
    Sister (or brother, as the case may be), you've OBVIOUSLY have had limited experience if THAT is your experience. And, no, I'm not trying to be rude. I've been out of psych for 3+ years; it was the...
    May 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. haldol
    Haldol 10mg, Ativan 2mg, Benadryl 50mg -IM! A "B-52!" I haven't done psych nursing in about 3 years or so, but I remember that well! But, to answer your question, since "Peak plasma time: 6 hr....
    May 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. nurse/pt ratio
    I'm not going to argue this point, BUT consider THIS. I graduated nursing program in the 1980's and Jumped into a GREAT job at a major teaching hospital where I finished my last semester and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  11. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    Metformin is less likely to cause hypoglycemia than other oral agents. More likely to cause lactic acidosis. I believe the important point in this discussion is: What are the physician ordered...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    Welcome to nursing. The employer carefully weighs cost vs. liability. There is a "Policy and Procedure" manual someplace. If you deviate from it for ANY reason, including your "lack of...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    Me: I've got an MRSA infection in my hand, has just been opened/incised, packed and the Vancomycin IV is in place. Employer: Why can't your just wear gloves over your dressing? The I.V. should be...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Fewer nurses = poor outcomes
    The equation: + patients + nurses=< profit. If > profits = increased $ for administrators + shareholders, then < nurses = good unless Pt. deaths + litigation =/> cost to hire/keep nurses.
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. California BON
    The BRN, of course, is trying to "shake you down" for $'s. Unfortunately, if you want to practice nursing in CA., they've got you by the cajones... literally. I'm no attorney, but if you want back...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Best Hallucinations Thread
    Dang. Sounds like you met a learned master. Should have listened to him and gained wisdom!
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Manly patterned scrubs
    "Manly?" I remember, MANY years ago, watching Jessie "The Bod" Ventura on WWF. He was being interviewed after a "match." Jessie was wearing pink leotards and God knows/remembers WHAT tank top with...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Best Hallucinations Thread
    Back in the "day," a young man in his early 30's, nearing D.T. status, perspiring, wild eyed, girl friend unable to comfort. States he drank "2 bottles" of wine per day (r i g h t). As "green" as I...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New nurse..from Med/surg to home health
    http://allnurses.com/home-health-nursing/my-first-home-908502.html See my post this page. I hesitate to say this, but you'll not have much time to "spend more time" with you're Pt.'s. HHC,...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Need advice for new grad in homehealth
    http://allnurses.com/home-health-nursing/my-first-home-908502.html See my post. Good luck!
    Feb 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Training/Orientation
    The agency I work for promised "2 weeks" of orientation. It consisted of "shadowing" 2 or 3 nurses on visits; of course, they were too busy driving/visiting Pt.'s to formally lay out what is entailed...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. My First HOME HEALTH Job :)
    I'm back into HHC after about a 20 year hiatus, still struggling. I'm sure others will give you better advice, BUT, I believe organization is a key factor. I use Microsoft Office Excel to plot my...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. What do you think about this Staff/pt ratio? Potential job offer
    While I no longer work "psych," it sounds like a dream in comparison to my experiences! 1st psych job: NOC shift, 18 beds, 1 RN, 1 non-licensed staff; up to 2 (I think my record was 4) admissions,...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Does psych nursing affect ur home life?
    For me, yes. Positive: "trial by fire" to organize myself and staff, learned to cope with the chaos and low staffing. Negative: the injuries I sustained during "psychiatric emergencies." I no...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Payscale for rns
    RN revisit = $60 RN start of care/admission = $100 RN resumption of care = $60 RN recertification = $60 Paperwork/computer documentation/phone calls/phone tag/faxing/fixing aforementioned =...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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