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  1. how much should i ask for?
    A staffing service here in San Diego is offering $50/hr. I'm guessing that's because they haven't had much luck either getting or keeping nurses. I've never worked in corrections before, but I am...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  2. The driving is making me a nervous wreck...
    i'm hearin' ya. i also hate the driving. in addition to the on-the-job driving, i also make a 40-minute drive to and from work (i commute). thankfully it's mostly a reverse commute (against traffic),...
    Jan 11, '07
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Wear scrubs in a hospital? Then you're a nurse
    Yeah, uniforms are important in the world. Up until not that long ago, nurses wore the cap, which few do anymore. I'm a man, and there's a definite blind spot for men in nursing. People always ask...
    Nov 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pharmacists refusing to fill orders for The Pill
    Condoms are probably fine, because they involve MALE control of fertility, which is really what it's all about. As someone once said, "If men could have babies, abortion would be a sacrament". Women...
    Dec 7, '04
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. ratio of home hospice patients to nurse
    so where can I find these recommendations? >>>>>Medicare doesn't regulate caseloads, they just make "recommendations" Lyn
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Should I be mad at Hospice?  My mother...
    While I thoroughly object to the idea of oversedation without cause, I must say that Haldol is often used for terminal agitation. The research clearly indicates that thorazine and haldol are...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Decadron uses?
    Dedadron is amazingly good stuff, in my opinion. It 1. Helps with neuropathic pain 2. stimulates appetite 3. increases overall energy levels 4. decreases inflammation 5. decreases nausea --we...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. How does an atheist deal with death?
    I am a hopeful agnostic. I have received such gratitude from family members for caring for their loved one, that I know that the person lives on in their hearts, and that the living have the...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Roxanol-How do you describe the effects to the family?
    I think a lot of people just have a problem with the word itself: Morphine. It brings up a lot of preconceived ideas. I am agnostic, but if I'm with someone who believes in God, I often say that it...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. What's your census?
    I seem to be averaging around 14 patients right now. Of course, our entire agency has over 600 patients on service at the moment. :balloons:
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Profit vs Not for Profit
    I work for a non-profit, and I can tell you---I've heard stories from patients as to why they left the for-profit agencies. They were told they couldn't continue chemo or radiation ("call us when...
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Poor America doles our substandard social policy
    Kevin wrote: >>>>>The short version is that in my life, I have already had to (and still must) >>>deal with two government run healthcare systems. One in the military, and >>>the other the VA....
    Nov 21, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Poor America doles our substandard social policy
    All interesting points on healthcare. I don't like that we have a system where: 1. We can't buy pharmaceuticals from whoever or wherever we want. Isn't that the American way? The claim that...
    Nov 20, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is there Travel Nursing for Hospice Nurses?
    Hi, back when I did acute care (not that long ago), I did travel nursing and enjoyed it. Now that I'm doing hospice, I've started wondering if travel nursing assignments were available. Has anyone...
    Nov 19, '02
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. interested in the virgin islands
    I worked on St. Croix, which I believe is preferable to St. Thomas, but all the above statements are true. I still had a great time and met some great friends.
    Jun 23, '01
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. First time traveler looking for are with highest pays and most available overtime
    The companies don't always make it clear that the hospitals are having labor difficulties. I'd just ask whichever company you're with which hospitals are paying the most. These days it seems like the...
    Jun 23, '01
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Cruise Ship Nurse
    I had considered it once but the only line that wanted me was the new (at that time) Disney line, and the pay was really lousy and I decided I didn't want to work on a "family" oriented (i.e., lots...
    Jun 23, '01
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Nursing is pathetic...
    I'm right there with ya, nursedude. Nursing sucks because it is "women's work" and is therefore grossly undervalued. It wants to be white collar but is blue collar. The other thing is that we male...
    Jun 23, '01
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Are there really jobs for nurse death investigators?
    The address for Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts is: http://www.fsc.edu/catalog/Grad/nursing.html They also offer a certificate in forensic case work. Kal
    Nov 3, '00
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  20. Hyperbaric instruction
    me too, Mel. I have gathered a few useful resources. Reply in this post, or drop me an email and I'll send them to ya. ------------------ wherever you go, there you are.
    Feb 7, '00
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. RN looking for info. on hyperbaric certification
    Hi, I'm an RN with six years of experience, primarily in ICU and telemetry. I am interested in becoming certified in hyperbaric nursing. Any information would be appreciated. TNx! ...
    Feb 7, '00
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. I want to compare notes on Overseas Travel
    I have been researching travel in many overseas places, including New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, Dubai/UAE, Saudi, the UK, and so on. I have worked only in the US Virgin Islands, but am contemplating...
    Jun 30, '99
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. travel nursing and the quality of living
    If your complaint is the cost of living--and in SF, that usually means the cost of housing, I would suggest working in SF bay area as a traveler! That way, your rent is already paid for. The costs of...
    Jun 30, '99
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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