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  1. Still on my soapbox
    I'm also curious what the MAs are doing. Nurses' aide/tech stuff? Passing meds (I assume under the RN's license)? I've never heard of MAs in the acute care hospital setting.
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    I think this thread is starting to (or maybe already has) run its course. Multiple opinions have been presented, and I think a lot of us will have to just agree to disagree. Here are my final...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. My Poor Legs!
    Thank you for the tip!!! I always wear knee-high compression hose for leg support and spider vein prevention, but my feet STINK so much from them! Now I have a foot odor and leg support game plan!
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    Nope, no truth to that whatsoever. The only connection I can make is that ABO incompatibility puts your baby at increased risk for jaundice, which some practitioners use as a reason to encourage...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Who should make patient assignments??
    My first job as a nurse on a med/surg unit, the assignment was made by the offgoing charge RN, went by room number, but equally divided so that each nurse had about the same amount of patients. ...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    I don't need to scroll past, because your "challenging questions" didn't irritate me in the least. I simply felt from the tone of your posts that you were definitely NOT on "my side," because you...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    Melmarie and I both posted a literature review from 2009, reviewing research that focuses on the risks of formula and which includes studies that were meta-analyses. If that's not "scientifically...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    Really??? A two second search came up with this, and I didn't even have to sign in to PubMed: The Risks of Not Breastfeeding for Mothers and Infants It is honestly making me feel like I'm in...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Just started thinking about CNM
    There are many doula training and certification organizations. The one I am most familiar, and who I trained with, with is DONA International (dona.org). But it shouldn't really matter. Any doula...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  10. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    100% agree!
    Jan 15
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Just started thinking about CNM
    No, currently there is no push to make a DNP the entry level degree for midwifery practice. I would encourage you to explore the American College of Nurse-Midwives' website, midwife.org, for a ton of...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. L & D experience and CNM -- opinions!
    I only interviewed at 2 hospitals and ended up taking a job at the first. Neither employer was bothered by the fact that I didn't have previous L&D experience. That being said, I am in NYC, which...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. L & D experience and CNM -- opinions!
    Only you can decide what is best for you. I just graduated from a midwifery program in May, and I had 5 years experience as a nurse, but chose not to do L&D. I worked for 2 years in med/surg and 3...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. Certified Nurse Midwives - An APRN Specialty
    You're quite right, I should have clarified that I mean only in the U.S. are "lay midwives" uncommon. Certainly worldwide they are the largest group of midwives, and thank goodness they exist at...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Certified Nurse Midwives - An APRN Specialty
    Yes, I have read it and seen the made-for-TV movie version. She is described in the book as a "lay midwife," having learned via an apprenticeship model. This term really isn't used much in reality...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. Certified Nurse Midwives - An APRN Specialty
    As a CNM, I would venture to say that CNMs have greatly enhanced the quality of healthcare for women even in areas where OB/GYNs ARE available. We're not just physician-extenders, although many...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  17. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    OK, I just literally laughed until I cried. Might still be crying a little. That is HILARIOUS!!!!! :roflmao:
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!
    Wow that is impressive!!! Your dedication is inspiring.
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!
    Your stories are fascinating and you write with incredible skill. I can't imagine doing what you're doing and I am so awed by not just your ability to do the job, but your apparent love for it! ...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. First Code Pink
    I second the posters above, I thought this thread would be about an abducted infant! Never happened in our hospital, although the Hugs tags we use go off erroneously at least once per shift. Super...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. I didn't burnout, I went up in a great big ball of flames...
    Based on how much your experience with the dying patient touched you, have you thought about hospice nursing? It sounds like it might be a nice fit for you. I can sympathize with your situation,...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act
    Haha yes, gun prohibition will snowball down from the ACA. So depressing! :arghh:
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. CHG prep for all vaginal deliveries?
    I cannot believe that there are still places "prepping" the perineum before delivery. Babies need to be exposed to bacteria on their way out, it's what helps colonize their gut. Studies comparing...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I absolutely understand there are people who wouldn't be able to work without their glasses--I'm one of them. I didn't really think about someone saving the same pair of frames forever to save...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I once heard "my glasses broke" as a request for an emergency vacation day. As a 20 year glasses wearer, I found this excuse pretty thin! I have at least 4 old pairs that, while not perfect, could...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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