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  1. OHIO LPN looking for LPN to RN program
    I'm not sure what they offer online, as I've been out of school awhile, but Kent State had a good LPN to RN bridge program. My friend worked fulltime while she completed it. Good luck!
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patients' "home remedies"? What have you seen
    We serve a large Amish population at my hospital, and they have a lot of odd home remedies, but the one that sticks out in my mind was some sort of linement that contained KEROSENE. The child I was...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A vet tech as a nurse ?
    No such luck in pediatrics...;)
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An odd staff member
    I am a skeptic as well. I have known people like this in my life, and most of the tales they told were just that, fictional tales. If he has really experienced all that craziness, my heart goes out...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Tylenol IV
    We just started using it in my pediatric hospital, but we don't push it, we run it over a pump for like 20 or 30 minutes.
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Ever had a patient or family members fire you?
    I got fired by a Dad after inadvertantly getting caught in all of the games a divorced couple can play when their beloved child is dying. I could have kissed him I was so grateful to get out of that...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Lions WR Nate Hughes doubles as registered nurse
    Ah, but he is not the only nurse in the NFL! I recently read an article about one that worked the floors at a local hospital during the lockout, he has an MSN! I believe he is a Jacksonville...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. How to differentiate between epilepsy and pseudo-seizures
    I hate the connotation that the word "pseudo seizure" brings. Pseudo seizures are NOT faked, the patient has no control of the occurance in any way shape or form. Pseudo seizures are difficult to...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ridiculous V/S...are you out of your mind?
    Really? Then she doesn't want a job.
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You Might Be An "old" School Nurse
    Visitors that were courteous and appreciative, and FOLLOWED THE RULES! :D Strict visitation hours! Posey restraints were handed out like candy. Nurses were subservient to docs, THANK GOD...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Intubation without RSI meds??
    I have had patients I have been unable to ventilate d/t the need for sedation. You can't bag against a cough, they are coughing, gagging, freaking out, it isn't pretty. As they turn bluer and...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Intubation without RSI meds??
    That doc should be written up, he a danger to his patients! Who wants to render a guess at the damage caused to that man's airway by that maverick?
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. FIRED ON MY DAY OFF!!!!!! I thought this type of thing only happened in the movies.
    I don't really have any good advice, but... WAY TO GO for standing up for yourself and your license!!!! :yeah::yeah::yeah: You make me proud!
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Child dies at Urgent care clinic after anesthetic...
    Yeah, I realized that about 5 seconds after I posted. :D
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Child dies at Urgent care clinic after anesthetic...
    Oh, I am not even thinking using it as a local. My PICU brain only uses it during codes. Very fishy though.
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Child dies at Urgent care clinic after anesthetic...
    Why in the world did they give lidocaine? That makes no sense to me. It's NOT an anesthetic. They obviously had no clue what they were doing and no business doing it, how tragic!
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. PICU vs ICU
    Take the PICU job, you really don't want to be stuck owing all that money, do you? You will gain great experience there, they may be slow right now, but in a few months look out! You can also...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Doctor My Eyes.....
    The parent who insisted on sleeping nude in her 4 year old's hospital room, stating this is how they do it at home. Sorry sister, you are not at home, put some clothes on. The father asleep on...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Crazy MD orders that caused stress or concern...
    What a shame nobody explained the risks to her brother. I hope she was at least unbelievably happy while eating them.
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Crazy MD orders that caused stress or concern...
    You can get insulin that is very concentrated, but I don't know which insulins are available that way.
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Crazy MD orders that caused stress or concern...
    Before my friend's hubby had bariatric surgery, his diabetes was so out of control that he was SERIOUSLY taking 600 units a day!!!! Now that he's lost all the weight, he is completely off the...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Crazy MD orders that caused stress or concern...
    I have to disagree with you on this one. If the patient is competent to understand that he or she may aspirate on food, and they still want to eat, who am I to tell them they can't have cookies...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    In my experience, the shallower the gene pool, the faster they breed.
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Within scope of practice to insert a PICC line?
    At my hospital PICCs are inserted by RNs with specialized training, I believe they use ultrasound.
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why does ICU want to refuse the patient all the time?
    I hear of this a lot, ICU doesn't want the patient, the floor doesn't want the patient, and I don't understand. At my hospital, we just admit, we don't raise a stink, none of us, not the floors, not...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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