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  1. The Pay - Military vs Civilian
    I served 11 years in the Navy NC. No where I have ever seen such an organization that rewards incompetence! It rewards those who work the least and punishes those that work the hardest. The senior...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Soiled uniforms
    I was told by the Infection Control nurse that it is a national infection control standard that any working hospital uniform soiled by blood or other bodily fluids or infectious waste, need to be...
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Would Jesus be employable
    I think those wounds would had have had MRSA.
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Accused of being too busy and not "social" enough?? (long)
    Was your patient digging a ditch? They get so fifthly in bed! How dare you. Bathing, airway, breathing , circulation.
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Whats with the scrubs?
    According to hospitals, there has never been significant evidence showing that the uniforms of health care workers carry pathogens. Thus is the reason why scrubs are not laundered and provided by...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Any patients you couldn't stand et how did you deal?
    I work in critical care so if they can usually expend that much energy, they are most often transfered out. However, I have experienced families that are out of control. Abusive, condescending, and...
    Jun 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Kinda Worried!!! Advice Please!
    I have been a nurse for 11 years going on 12. I was a RN in the military for 10 years. Your personal experience will depend on the team you work with. This includes your fellow RNs, your chosen...
    Jan 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. r-PA and t-PA
    Does anyone know a site or have reference to a slide show of mixing and administering r-PA or t-PA?
    Oct 27, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ICU use as a PACU
    I work in an a multiservice ICU at a Navy Hospital , which is also utilized as the step down unit, to include Peds, Neuro Surgery, CCU, Oral Maxillary Facial, and General Surgery. We get flooded...
    Nov 11, '02
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. Hints/Help with Microbiology.......PLEASE
    Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Physics, and Pathophysiology are fundamentals to being a good nurse. If you can not hack it, then you need to question your role as a a...
    Nov 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Veteran and Military Nurses
    Thanks for your support. :-) I am a nurse in the Navy stationed over seas.
    Nov 10, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Most Gross,Yucky,Disgusting Nursing Horror Story.
    I was floated to the General Medicine ward that was known for its multitude of confused patients. I was called into a room by an elderly male looking for his dentures. I scoured the room for his...
    Sep 9, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Does anyone sail through nursing school?
    It was easy for me I guess. I was a med tech, which is like an LPN, in the USAF before I went through college. I we lost half our traditional students to organic chemistry, and physiology.
    Jun 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Anyone have any suggestions for nursing diagnoses???
    In response to what is codependence of nursing: The general exagerated feeling, belief, and action of being needed, and I underline the word exagerated. Care plans are NANDA's attempt to make...
    Jun 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Admission and Discharge Criteria for ICUs
    I am a military nurse that works in an ICU at a Naval Hospital. If they need a band aid, they get admitted to our ICU.
    Jun 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. geriatric nursing
    I found that hospitals pay better than LTC. Most people tend to go where better pay is. For a large portion of LTC nurses I have met, they have had issues that have got them fired from hospitals or...
    Jun 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. geriatric nursing
    I found that hospitals pay better than LTC. Most people tend to go where better pay is. For a large portion of LTC nurses I have met, they have had issues that have got them fired from hospitals or...
    Jun 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anyone have any suggestions for nursing diagnoses???
    Don't take my advice if you don't want a F. Care plans are usless items of beuracacy and from the nursing philosophy of -paper work before patients. Tell your instructor to read the credentials of...
    Jun 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What is the most incompetent thing you seen a fellow nurse do?
    There were two patients in a double room on a 38 bed tele floor. One was an old fart with a sick heart an the other was a 35 year old male who was in an MVA being observed for a myocardial...
    May 27, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Diet Supplements & acquired Thrombocytopenia
    I have not seen that but I have seen young guys 18-22 having MIs from supplements with ephedrine. I know the body builders pre work out ingestion can includes coffee and Asprin and that some take...
    May 27, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Outrageous Orders!
    I worked in a Military Teaching Hospital where our stellar physicians (not) would want all sedation stopped cold turkey at 2400 for intubated, ventilated patients. They also refused to apply...
    May 27, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Outrageous Orders!
    I would have written a progress note on the care given to the flowers! I would have also put a yellow sticky in the chart requesting an H&P on the flowers before I provided care.
    May 26, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Lame admit Dx's
    I am a military nures in Japan. Another good lame admission dx, that I seen by our stellar physicians (NOT!) was: a Marine that went out to dinner for sushi. After he stuffed himself with sushi and...
    May 24, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Lame admit Dx's
    Admit ICU: DX Physical Exhaustion (Guess I should have been admitted on some days too) Transfer to Inpatient Mental Health Unit: DX: Major Depressive Episode, Partner Relational Distress,...
    May 18, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Outrageous Orders!
    Admit ICU: DX Physical Exhaustion (Guess I should have been admitted on some days too) Transfer to Inpatient Mental Health Unit: DX: Major Depressive Episode, Partner Relational Distress,...
    May 18, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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