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  1. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    I just read an article that someone posted on Facebook about this. I thought this was new news and made some off-the-cuff statements like the nurses will **** and moan but ultimately pick up their...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. PMHNPs - also doing primary care?
    Mostly it was to demonstrate my point that i dont treat HTN. I just pulled the first med that came to mind without giving any further thought such as if on any other anti hypertensives or dosing....
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. PMHNPs - also doing primary care?
    Bits and pieces about my perspective on things mentioned in this thread: 1) Psychiatry is an art AND a science. 2) As a whole, I give meds 20% of the credit; the other 80% is on the client. ...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. A slight twist on our stigma
    hmmmmm...I never got an email telling me anyone had responded anywho, funny you should mention about the family; I have a cousin who has a child with ADHD and tourettes; she lives in a rather...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Why aren't nursing homes doing 12 hour shifts???
    I'll take a stab at 1 reason. I suspect there are many many call-ins in a nursing home, just as there is in a hospital. Difference being that there are usually float pool and maybe even agency nurses...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. A slight twist on our stigma
    So as psych nurses we're painfully aware of the stigma that is still alive and unwell within psychiatry from the general public towards the patient, the patient with X Dx towards the patient with Y...
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Why did you join allnurses??
    I saw yet another example of some nurses getting hung out to dry (this time in KY); I believe a bunch had been using "mother's milk" PRN as if it were a protocol. Many were doing it and got canned,...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Posting advice:  "I can't do this, ...I don't understand you"
    Feeling salty today waiting for the ANCC to take their time to approve a certification application while having $0 income. Yeah no rush. So I ran across this thread and thought to...
    Jun 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. INCREDIBLE CNA/NNOC victory in Houston.
    Hardly a scientific observation, but regardless, the above observation doesn't change the fact that a majority did in fact vote for the union. So now you have a choice between becoming active in...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. Was I Inappropriate
    good rule of thumb, but the OP wouldn't have asked nor thought anything about her actions had the other nurse not cried foul
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Was I Inappropriate
    Which is the moral of the story--as sad as we might feel the reality is, having contact with a patient when we are not on the clock is walking a line that can land you in a courtroom and/or...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Was I Inappropriate
    I agree it was a nice gesture; and that everything has to be a "HUGE issue"; but unfortunately, we have to walk this line because of our litigious society, and because any given human can have impure...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pick your battles with your LNA.....
    I have an idea--go to the patient and ask them what they'd like to be called--honey, sweetie, Mr./Mrs. ______, etc. In an environment where they have so little control over their lives--i.e.,...
    May 11, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Are online NP programs good for the profession??
    I'm sorry, but I do not know which statement someone might take too literally. Could you please point out the specific statement I made that you're referring to (after all I made a million of them,...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Graduate school question
    first of all, congratulations of finishing nursing school; now the real fun begins; good luck to you 2nd--GPA is only part of the picture; many schools require a grad exam (e.g., GRE); so if you...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are online NP programs good for the profession??
    Having just completed an online program, I would absolutely not be the right person to promote them based on my experience. Another interesting point...I do not know the accrediting system,...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Are online NP programs good for the profession??
    You bring up an intersting point--Do you think the doctor you're working with to treat patients in an outpatient setting would be comfortable with you saying..."well I'm here to learn how to become a...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Are online NP programs good for the profession??
    Let me first say that I loathe being lectured at; my ADD starts firing on all cylinders within minutes (and even seconds) of the start of a lecture, and for this reason, as a rule of thumb I...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. How Can You Tell if a Pt. Is Addicted???
    absolutely there's a difference; but the DSM IV doesn't highlight it; hopefully the DSM V will; the scenario I presented is clearly dependence based on hitting the minimum of 3 criteria, but in the...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  20. Med Errors
    except alcoholism; it often gets them one way or another
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Do you include co-workers' names when charting? How do you chart?
    thanks for finding that; I'm guessing that source doesn't specifying nursing, so I suspect a majority of psych lawsuits come at the inpatient level because of what occurs (e.g., PRN emergency...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do you include co-workers' names when charting? How do you chart?
    why would I be offended? I posted about documentation because I knew someone would respond thinking they disagree with me, but in fact what they say is pretty much in agreement with me (I even bold...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. still a good idea to get med/surg experience first?
    psych in particular because we aren't real nurses:yawn: but really, like you allude to, even if you could look into a crystal ball and discover that you retire a psych nurse after 40 years of...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Sleep Hygiene
    -regular schedule of going to bed/waking up--get the circadians all sorted out -bed is for 2 things--sleep and sex (no reading, tv, computer, eating, etc.)--see below -no heavy exarcise at...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. How Can You Tell if a Pt. Is Addicted???
    it's interesting because the DSM IV-TR defines addiction as substance dependence; there is no separation, but many folks who study addictions medicine do not like using the term addiction or addict;...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Addictions Nursing


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