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  1. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    I don't ask family members to help me with a patient. I have been told not to, with the rationale being that they can claim they "hurt their back" or something, and try to sue. Now, I am not a...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    I actually LIKE to give baths in my ICU; it gives me a chance to really assess the patient's skin for breakdown, peri rashes, etc. I enjoy making my patient feel and smell good.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    I have even seen doctors wipe butts; an MD pitched in to help today, as a matter of fact. If poop bothers you, you might not like nursing.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    We have one that is nearing 80. Still going strong. I like to work and think it helps keep one's mind sharp. About the ADN comments, the whole point of the ADN in the first place was to get...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. So is ADN- RN really a waste of time?
    We hire ADN prepared nurses all the time. Most of the nurses in management positions at my hospital are ADN grads, including our DON.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. New CCU/ICU nurse frustrations!!
    My ICU uses Swans all the time. Really just depends on the doctor. Most of our critical care specialists want them. I don't understand why nursing schools don't teach skills anymore. I hear so...
    Jul 24
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    We are required to chart inside the patient's room. We also have to go inside their room to put orders in, check lab reports, and anything we need the computer for. If a doctor calls, we have to go...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. What are the REAL limitations between an RN AND a LPN?
    In the state I currently work in, LPN's cannot access central lines, cannot give any blood products, or any IV push meds, regardless whether it is a narcotic or not, they can't "push" anything; they...
    Jul 22
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?
    The programs all seem to be so different. I had to take an entire semester of physical assessment in my RN to BSN program, and perform it for the instructor, pass or fail. This included several...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. "Floating" IV
    I was taught to float the catheter years ago; this isn't "new."
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    I think most people resent paying an exorbitant amount of money for those "fluff" classes; most of those fluff classes really should have been taught in high school. I had to read Shirley Jackson's...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    My son had several ports (for chemo) because nurses weren't careful and they got infected. The cancer center who did his chemo would draw peripherally if he just needed labs and not chemo that day. ...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    I was told (by a doctor from Russia) that in Russia you graduate from high school after 10 years, you go to college for 3 years, and medical school for 3 years. So I agree that you really can't...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    I guess times have changed since I took care of sick babies! We didn't have to worry about HIPAA, etc., back then. Before we let a baby go home with a foster parent, we did tons of teaching with...
    Jul 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. How many people recognize this abbreviation?
    SFTJOD= Snatched from the jaws of death. Our critical care docs would write this in their progress notes after a code, or after tubing someone and started them on multiple drips and such. Probably...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    I remember when diploma nurses were abundant. They practically lived in the hospitals. Their skills were exceptional. The ones I was familiar with lived in a dorm in the hospital-based nursing...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    That offended me as well, iluvgusgus. I couldn't believe what I read. Most of the ADN programs that I am familiar with require a much higher ACT score, and are highly competitive, just to get in. ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?
    @Applesxoranges: I graduated with an ADN in 1989; the BSN in 1994. The ADN program was at the same university as my BSN. It was NLNAC. At that time, the ADN was designed to get nurses out of...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?
    No chemistry? This is why I don't see how an ADN to BSN program can be considered superior~ I had to have chemistry classes for my ADN program. I keep hearing nurses say they didn't have to take...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Is My Thinking Flawed?
    Potassium should infuse at 10 mEq per hour. It is dangerous to give it faster than that, although sometimes it can be given at 20 mEq per hour. "25 cc per hour" is meaningless; it depends on how it...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. gfs scrubs are kinda see through
    Wow. She would rather have someone see her thong, rather than panty lines? I have seen nurses wear them before, with the thong peeking out over the too-tight scrub pants, and it looks trashy. I...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Anyone have an MSN with no BSN? Problems with this?
    Someone in Human Resources needs to be re-educated. I wonder just what that person thinks an MSN is? There is a possibility, however, that a manager could think you would be more educated than...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. How difficult would you personally rate your RN to BSN program?
    Large university with a medical school, brick and mortar.
    Jul 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Hours of sleep before work
    I always get at least 8, many times 9. I refuse to cheat myself on sleep! I want to be fully alert while at work, and I find that I have more energy and think clearer when I get plenty of sleep. I...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. A little concerned
    Yeah, seems like a waste of time to demonstrate that in nursing school. It is pretty self-explanatory. That said, the hospitals I have worked for only allowed lab personnel to "read" the results. ...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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