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  1. Health care a right or privilege
    I feel healthcare should be a right. If we value health and quality of life then we must provide healthcare when needed just as we (as a society) attempt to provide an abuse free living environment...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Dealing with nosy family members.
    Could you say something along the lines of "For the privacy and safety of other patients guests must return to the waiting area when they are not in-room with their family member" It's right .......
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Forced ultrasounds
    In Texas the sonogram is performed the day of the procedure and is silent and without viewing the screen unless the women wants to. It verifies gestation age as well as placement of fetus (ectopic...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. c-diff, contagious?
    Saccharomyces boulardii maybe? Its cheap too. Saccharomyces boulardii Protease Inhibits the Effects of Clostridium difficile Toxins A and B in Human Colonic Mucosa
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Do we need to take drugs.. in order to do our job?
    A boy I grew up with and cherished had parents who had the same negative attitude about psych drugs some of these posts do. Went off to college and tried to kill himself. While in 24 hour watch he...
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. help with interferring classmate
    My only thought is I find it interesting you say you don't want her near your patients ... but not you don't want her near ANY patients. The only difference between 'your' patients and 'any'...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job!
    I think people sometimes have not been taught the difference between dressing up, dressing sexy, and dressing professionally.
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job!
    What does understanding the connection between professionalism and appearance have to do with patient care or compassion, empathy, or understanding? A patient is not showing me through words,...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job!
    I thought the list was hysterical, and read similar things a decade ago. Some people are either not experienced enough in a work environment, or are not smart enough, to understand these things and...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  10. If There Was A Major Epidemic / Pandemic Would You Report For Duty?
    I would just like to point out that in all the professions mentioned when the emergency presented is outside of the normal risks and has a high likelyhood of death they ask for volunteers. I.E. the...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Whole class failed first test....now its a TAKE HOME!
    Now you have me curious, please let us know what the answers were when you get them! Just my opinion but I would totally go with monitor for relief of spasms and not teaching as my FIRST intervention...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Just a few weeks into first semester of nursing school and having second thoughts.
    Nursing is a high stress, labor intensive job, and will not ever make a person "rich" so if you don't really want to be a nurse, then perhaps you should trust your gut and re assess what types of...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Nursing School with 2 children!
    My tip for nursing school, make sure you have a plan B for drop off/picking up the kids and someone willing to watch them since the schedule can change daily! Plan meals based on budget and TIME. No...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Jobs for New Grads - The Big Lie?
    I have to say that I was aware of the "shortage" versus real life from reading the boards here and was curious about what school would say once I started. I have to say they were honest if in a very...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Praying when you don't mean it
    I cannot comment on the job since I am a student, but I will say that if it makes you feel negative in someway after (guilty, shameful, dishonest) then of course it would be better to simply tell the...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. Help!!  No one will hire me
    I just wanted to say try and keep your outlook positive! Many people look for 3-6 months to find a job in almost any field, with or without experience! It is not unusual! Keep looking! ~CS
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Should a CNA be told of patients condition
    I asked about this while doing my cna clinicals and was told that it was part of my job to check both the daily chart and the care plan in the room every time I came on shift to find out such things....
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Acne and working with patients
    After trying many different things my doctor (General not dermo) put me on BC pills that are monophasic, and I take one pill every night of minocycline. Not only did the BC pills level my skin...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Yet, another classmate fails cna skills exam on small technicality...
    There are two ways to fail, if you miss or incorrectly perform a BOLD step then you fail, period. If you make TOO MANY mistakes on the non bold steps, you can fail. I could not find out how many was...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Yet, another classmate fails cna skills exam on small technicality...
    I don't know if you already took your test but our instructors said that not pulling the privacy curtain ALL the way got you docked and one girl failed because on oral care she forgot to brush the...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. California Woman Claims Meth-Laced Breast Milk Not Cause of Her Baby's Death
    Oh:idea: I saw that after I responded. That is fantastic you have the relationships you need, in my home we believe that family is made of experiences that create relationships, not bloodlines. :)
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. California Woman Claims Meth-Laced Breast Milk Not Cause of Her Baby's Death
    I am sorry for your loss, your mothers recent passing as well as not having her fully throughout your life. Please note that my suggestion was for a voluntary program. Those who are addicts and can...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. California Woman Claims Meth-Laced Breast Milk Not Cause of Her Baby's Death
    I don't usually post, but just wanted to add that once a person is addicted to something as powerful as meth or heroin the person really ceases to exist and all the maternal instinct and common sense...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Bellevue College 2011 hopefuls
    They are starting something new this year, part time nursing school and the deadline is said to be.... "The online application will be available beginning June 20, 2011. The application deadline...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  25. CNA training in WA, how was your facility?
    For those of you who have taken CNA training in WA state would you please post your facility, the location (city) and whether you felt the education you received was of good quality or not? It is so...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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