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  1. Enrolled nurses!
    This conflictual situation seems to exist in every country where there is a two tier system of nurse education. It produces more problems and frustrations than it solves. Usually, it's perfectly...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Antibiotic vs Blood
    Would probably have done as you did. Was the patient taking orally? Could he have had a dose of oral vanc - not ideal but perhaps better than a missed dose. Could you have given the vanc straight...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. Ideas for a non-nursing Master's Degree?
    Have you thought of Medical Sociology? I chose this for a masters. I loved it and found I could apply it to health care, while at the same time it give me a lot of other things to think of that...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    I have seen this and frankly, the time wasted in constant handovers to new staff arriving at different times makes it so not worth the bother.
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Chemotherapy administration
    The Royal Marsden Manuel is something of a bible in the UK: http://www.royalmarsdenmanual7e.com/
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. Port o cath help
    Ask an experienced nurse to watch you. Sometimes it's not your technique but a Port-a-cath that's already blocked, buckled over, damaged etc. I personally think they are more trouble than they're...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  7. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    I work 12 hour nights. With the French 35 hour week this give me 12 nights on per month (or 28 night rota) and 16 off. For night work it's vital to be in your bed more nights than you work or it's...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. What is the weirdest thing someone has been admitted to the hospital for?
    When I was an Occ. Health nurse, we would be called out to "emergencies" around the organisation. I once got called to an "emergency" in a conference hall (I worked for a large international...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Male nurse crying!!!
    I work in oncology. You would certainly get humanity from me, but you would never get my tears. They're reserved for family and friends. How about we just agree to differ? I wish you all the...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Male Nurse Characteristics
    No No No
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Male nurse crying!!!
    OCN admits to having done something I personally find unacceptable in front of a patient or relative, and hence I judge that, yes. In expanding my assumptions to others you will note I used phrases...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Thinking of leaving management to return to bedside nursing
    Your career doesn't necessarily have to be a linear trajectory of onwards and upwards. You do what interests you and makes you happy. I've taken sidesteps and downgrades and never regretted my...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Male nurse crying!!!
    You claim I don't read well and then you contradict that 100% by re-iterating that you have shed a tear with patients. That no family has ever tried to console you or complained about you doesn't...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Male nurse crying!!!
    Evidently you don't succeed if you cry over them. Patients and families have enough to worry about without the added worry of "ooh, the poor nurse who's done so much for me is upset now"...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Speaking foreign languages
    thank you i stand corrected. big mouth acknowledged! this passed me by. i found this very interesting: http://tagaloglang.com/the-philippines/language/filipino-tagalog-pilipino.html
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is there anything good that being a nurse has taught you???
    Whatever :yawn:
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Speaking foreign languages
    I think there needs to be flexibility and understanding on both sides here. I've been on both sides of this coin, being an Englishman who worked with foreign nurses in England and is now the...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. US to UK transition, pls help.
    This was my experience of the NMC recently when I needed information, and I'm both British and British trained. In days gone by the NMC, or rather the UKCC which preceeded it, used to be staffed...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  19. Is there anything good that being a nurse has taught you???
    Unlike the poster above, the things I've seen in nursing have reinforced my belief that there is no God. Those same things have also taught me that I've personally been very fortunate.
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Male nurse crying!!!
    Is it cold to be professional and keep a professional distance? Does that make one a cyborg? I think not. I have lost a father, a mother and a sister in hospital. If on any occasion a member of...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. New name for nurses who are men
    The title "sister" in the UK denotes rank, a senior nurse, often the nurse who has ultimate responsibility for a given area. The male equivalent is "charge nurse" though in recent years the trend has...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Being an HIV positive nurse
    The fact that a vaccine is available for Hep B doesn't mean you won't come accross unvaccinated patients. And your statement about the other hepatitis viruses is totally incorrect. You can contract...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Being an HIV positive nurse
    Patronising or what. Not at all. There wil be inevitaby numbers amongst them who are seropositive for HIV, Hep B, C, G etc. Your rationale is not consistant. There is rarely zero risk in...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  24. Being an HIV positive nurse
    Pacs, as stated above, you would have to exclude not just every nurse with any known blood borne virus but also every nurse not being routinely tested every three months or so for every single blood...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. Being an HIV positive nurse
    Pacs, I understand your concern, however I really do have trouble envisaging just how such an accident might take place. An ungloved nurse accidentally cuts him/herself, and by chance bleeds into the...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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