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  1. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    That was how we USED to do it. Too much work for the new manager apparently. Now you work your regular schedule right through the holidays & hope you get at least some of them off or that someone...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. COBs...what do you think about the handling of the Ebola outbreak
    Even after recovery, the virus can still be present in semen for several weeks after & the pt has to abstain or risk infecting his partner.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. What policy do you have for ebola patients at your hospital?
    We were told that we would admit/treat ebola pts at our smallish midwest rural hospital, only transferring out if we were unable to provide a high enough level of care, ie acute dialysis. Re PPE,...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Suicide by antibotics ?
    When glucosamine first became so popular, the doc I used to work for would recommend buying it from the vet or feed store. Pharmaceutical grade powder in 1-5 gallon buckets for the price of a...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Ebola here in Dallas USA
    Interesting! Also noted in the above article that even after recovery, virus may remain in semen up to 7 weeks. Wonder how often someone gets infected, thinking "all clear"!
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. How to write an IDP (Individual Developmental Plan)
    Is this for an annual eval? They're probably looking for something along the lines of how you intend to continue professional development as a nurse. Perhaps something like joining a...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    So then when a normal diet is resumed, your body will continue (at least for a time) to be in starvation mode, storing more fat, slower metabolism, & quickly regaining the weight that was lost &...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Please Start!
    Start being a role model for our new nurses. Demonstrate a high standard with clear expectations to be followed. (Issues last night with a nurse who floated to my floor. It was obvious which floor...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Would you get low census in scenario?
    We never take OT into acct when determining who gets off for low census. If you're willing to come in & pick up extra hrs, you shouldn't have to forfeit the benefit to your paycheck.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Say no to artificial sweeteners
    Never cared much for the taste of stevia, but xylitol is good. Might have to limit it d/t potential laxative effect (sugar alcohol).
    Sep 22
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. Discovered a possible diversion of meds, now what?
    Re incident reports, we are encouraged to report all kinds of things, good & bad. There is even one to fill out for compliments from pts, not just complaints. A "near miss" is supposed to be...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Best way to read text books
    Our instructors would post power points 2-3 days before starting lecture. I would use those as a guideline & do focused reading. I rarely ever read everything which would have been 10-30 chapters...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. How difficult is it?
    Not really. We had the syllabus & knew what chapters would be covered & tested for each class.
    Sep 18
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. What are you most vigilant about?
    Hmmm, VS of course & a lot of the above but also I like to make sure my post-op pts TURN! Seems like 9x out of 10 when I offer to help a pt turn they'll make a statement that they didn't think they...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Got A Bad Performance Evaluation
    Our performance eval is on a 1-5 scale initiated last year. However, we're told that getting in the 3 range is "very good", 5 is pretty much unobtainable. Therefore the majority of staff are...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. How difficult is it?
    Mine was so easy that we had each test directly following lecture over the material.
    Sep 17
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    There are **** in all walks of life. Sometimes they end up in the hospital. :o
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How Many Night Nurses Attend Meetings?
    Don't suppose they would be willing to hold multiple meetings? We usually have meetings sched over 2 days @ 0730, 1300, & 1530. Usually no reason to miss regardless of shift worked.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. What's the Best IV Size and Site?
    Had this discussion with a coworker last week. She wanted help with an IV (she's the anxious sort & hadn't even tried because she couldn't find anything but I hadn't even received report yet) She...
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. prn med help
    Personally, I think I would have given the ultram he asked for, pass that info on to the next nurse & he/she could have non-administered the sched ultram for 0800, documenting that a prn was too...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    I seem to be a magnet for pts with domestic relationship issues the past few weeks: a spousal abuse case, pt with a stalker, & most recently a potential death threat to pt from an ex....
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Right to Die
    Perhaps while Joe is still able to make his own decisions, it could be gently suggested to him that he could change his choice of POA to someone who will follow his wishes when he becomes...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Leaving home patient for own health emergency
    OP, hope all is well.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Fluid restriction
    Pts with low sodium levels
    Sep 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. PCA Patients
    Oh yes, we certainly use PCAs in ortho! Our docs dc the PCA on POD 1 (except for our spine doc who allows it until POD 2 & sometimes beyond; that's a whole 'nother thread *sigh* ) . Also have had...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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