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  1. Identifying and differentiating smells
    Strep throat. I can't quite describe it but it's kind of sharp/sour but subtle. Also a good description for wine. Lol. I use my phone, to type, I work at night, and I'm a bad speller. Pick...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Regulating Feeding Times When Pt has PO and Continuos Feeding
    I work for two agencies, they're both nationwide. Both, allow parents to relay order changes from physicians visits. So long as those are verified within seven days, they are carried out in the...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Regulating Feeding Times When Pt has PO and Continuos Feeding
    I don't necessarily view this as a new nurse issue. It's more about where the parents authority starts and ends. As well as the fact that often we are placed in a position of taking instruction and...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Regulating Feeding Times When Pt is Getting Continuous Feeding along with PO Feeding
    In PDN the paperwork often lags behind the child's actual condition. In these cases I write an order based on what the parent tells me sign it and put it into action. I then call it in to the...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. med cart keys
    I locked mine in the narc box once. We have spare keys to each cart and med room with the nursing supervisor. The only spare key to the narc box was in the pharmacy closed for the evening. That was a...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Do you go to work with vomiting/diarrhea?
    Vomiting and diarrhea is really the only reason I call off work. I do peds home care so I really don't want to get anyone sick. If I just have malaise I will work I use my phone, to type, I...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. camp nursing for a new RN?
    Well I think you have a lot going for you. Your familiar with camp life and seem to have the right attitude for camp. This means a lot, really it does. The length of the program is good for you as...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. CPR/ACLS
    To get you instructor card from the AHA and read the above thread. I use my phone, to type, I work at night, and I'm a bad speller. Pick any reason you want for my misspellings
    Sep 24
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  9. CPR/ACLS
    I am an Lpn and have been doing it for about six years or so now. So yes it's possible. It's not exactly easy to find clients, I don't do public classes, so the client base came first then the...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  10. Terminated for Violation - HELP!
    Also your right to face your accuser only applies to criminal court. Employment termination is generally a civil matter as long as no protected status is violated. I use my phone, to type, I...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I need your advice....
    The thing with nights is your going to have to figure out what works for you. I find that I can get into a few different sleep patterns, but no matter how much or how little sleep I get there will...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Considering LPN.
    In my situation I had limited finances and didn't want to invest a lot of time and money in an education, for a profession I wasn't fully sure I wanted to be in. It's all well and good to want to be...
    Aug 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Could he be right?
    As an instructor, I believe what he was doing was placing you under stress. Sometimes when I have a student who is passing but barely, I want to see how they react to the stress of a more firm...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Medication Management at Camp
    So the campers just grab the bag with their name and take the medications? Or are handed the bag by the nurse? I use my phone, to type, I work at night, and I'm a bad speller. Pick any reason...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  15. abrasions due to Ga Ga ball
    99% of knuckle injuries are quite minor. The other 1% will present with other worrying symptoms, that should jump out to the nurse on duty. I have never and never expect to be overly worried about...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  16. Camp Meds... not a fan
    Yea exactly. When my cam cost $11000 for the season and I see parents dodging camp meds. I don't understand it. When they call upset that we didn't read their mind on the Claritin they sent up on...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  17. 10 camp lessons.
    I like that a lot. I'm havering a tough time this year and that may be the saying that gets me through the next two weeks. I use my phone, to type, I work at night, and I'm a bad speller. Pick...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  18. Camp Meds... not a fan
    We switched to GroupRx for a year and it was a disaster. We now have parents who previously did use campmeds refuse to do anything through a packaging company because of all the mistakes and over...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  19. question for big al
    You can email me. Alexatredhill@gmail.com. I use my phone, to type, I work at night, and I'm a bad speller. Pick any reason you want for my misspellings
    Jul 21
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. question for big al
    Well from a legal standpoint in PA. (1) An LPN shall communicate with a licensed professional nurse and the patientís health care team members to seek guidance when: (i) The patientís...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. 2014 camp work thread
    They relocated our problem bear. Camp is going pretty good this year. We just lost a nurse due to family issues so If anyone wants a 2 week stint let me know.
    Jul 19
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  22. Camp Meds... not a fan
    Yea.. I have heard that camp meds can be a pain. The truth is we had another pharmacy that we used last year that was 10 times worse. Our camp is 650 kids and we would have a real problem using...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. Trip & travel groups
    I think the ACA doesn't have any regulations on temps around trips that I could find. It seems like a classic case if information that I would now have to do something about. If I find out you have a...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  24. Give meds or not?
    We have a few parents who skirt the pharmacy by placing pills in ziploc bags. When we write the MAR these are simply listed as the "blue pill, and gray pill" packaged by parents Q AM. I use my...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  25. Who regulates camp nursing?
    It will vary state to state. Here in pa it's the department of health. I'm sure there is an inspection of some kind, but I have never seen it. Our regulations on camps can fit on an index card, and...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Camp Nursing


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