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  1. understanding pneumothorax
    Hello all, I'm having trouble understanding specific points of pathophysiology regarding pneumothoraces. I understand why tension pneumos are so deadly, but I have a couple questions. When...
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Am I missing something about Ebola??
    Hey all, OK I know that Ebola is spread by bodily fluids, so effectively it should be contact precautions. If this is so, why all the extensive PPE recommendations and N95 masks etc. It just...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. United General in Sedro Wooley?
    Hey all, Just wondering if anyone has experience at this hospital. I realize it is small, but I'm wondering how it is for nurses. Do you draw your own labs or is there phlebotomy? Do you...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. Nursing CEs and Evidenced Based Practice
    Hey all, I need to do some CEs and I know there are so many CE providers out there. Is there one that focuses on Evidenced Based Practice? I know they all offer info, but looking for one...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. trouble understanding thoracic pressures
    "Breathing consists of two phases, inspiration and expiration. During inspiration, the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles contract. The diaphragm moves downwards increasing the volume of the...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  6. PICC removal
    "the only way for a volume of air to move across the tegaderm membrane would be if their was a constant negative pressure on the tract side of the membrane for a very long period of time" I...
    Oct 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Any questions for reducing anxiety?
    Thanks guys for your comments. I really like nursing and feel that I belong in hospital nursing. However, my anxiety and brain has tricked me into thinking that I am not able to do things like...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Any questions for reducing anxiety?
    I do chronically suffer from anxiety. I am on meds and have a great psychiatrist in Tijuana, Mexico where I live. This job that I'm starting is a travel contract up in the PNW. I'm glad that...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Any questions for reducing anxiety?
    Well I'm not exactly sure about what triggers my anxiety. I always think that I somehow will lose it during my shift and won't be able to make it through the shift. I suppose that's a panic attack....
    Oct 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Any questions for reducing anxiety?
    Hello all, I'm an RN who's starting another job on the floor. I've had problems with work for years do to anxiety. I love nursing and am a good nurse but these past few years have been very...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    While I agree it is foolish that the OP smoked marijuana at all, I believe that most employers will just obviously not hire the person. I don't think they report to the Board. Why would they if...
    Aug 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Two new grad offers which one to choose???
    I don't know the small hospital seems like a dream. You could cross train and get skilled in all types of units.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Glendale Memorial
    Hello all, Just wondering if anyone works at Glendale Memorial and how it is etc... Specifically asking about tele unit but general info is good too. Thanks!
    Aug 26
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    Yeah it does seem that at a lot of places the CNAs don't do vitals. That's OK I guess as long as I plan on being organized. Thanks again.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    Thanks all for your suggestions. I'm not against nursing doing their own vitals, it is just that sometimes and the start of your shift there is so much going on that vital signs is one more thing to...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    I agree that it seems safer with CNAs. I agree that more RNs mean safer outcomes, but having CNAs to be also on the lookout seems appropriate. I see hospital systems all around using CNAs less and...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    Apparently we'll have four patients each, three if we have a gtt. I guess that is not too bad.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    Hello, I'm just wondering how others handle the night shift when there's one CNA only for up to 36 pts. The charge makes two of your patients total care, where you do the vitals, turns,...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Modesto or Oakland?
    Hello all, Anyone have experience or knowledge of Highland Hospital (formerly ACMC) or Modesto Memorial in Modesto? I'm trying to decide between two offers. Thanks! P.S. I know Oakland is...
    May 21
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Working at the VA in San Diego
    Hello all, I'm close to getting a contract at the VA (need to do the testing) and am wanting to hear from nurses who work at the VA in La Jolla and how it is. The nurse manager that...
    May 10
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Going back to RN-BSN without concurrently working
    Bump please
    Apr 4
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  22. Going back to RN-BSN without concurrently working
    Hello, I know there is a plethora of RN-BSN programs out there and I want to do one of the programs but I have a problem. Because of personal problems, I have not been able to work steady and...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  23. I am a good nurse, just in a bad rut that I so badly want to get out of
    I did purchase the book by Albert Ellis and love it!! It is hard to stop those damaging beliefs that are so ingrained but I am hoping with time I will be able to. The point is to keep at it I know....
    Mar 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. I am a good nurse, just in a bad rut that I so badly want to get out of
    You guys aren't losers, none of us are. We just have problems with anxiety. WhomeRN, I'm sorry to hear what happened. Things like that can definitely make one feel afraid of future jobs. I wish...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance?
    Hello all! Just wondering if anyone has anything to say about Little Company of Mary in Torrance, especially on their tele floor. Do they have CNAs? How is it? Thank you!
    Mar 13
    Forum: California Nursing


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