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  1. Preparing for NCC Exam
    Hi. Has anybody who has recently taken and passed the NCC certification exam have specific recommendations on how and what to study? I know that Sharon Hall specifically covers exactly what's going...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Escorting patients to labor
    Where I work, we have our own admitting office right by triage. So you come in, register, and then go right in. However, where I gave birth, you have to register first in the main admitting office,...
    May 27, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Conferences or Online Classes
    Does anybody know of any conferences on fetal heart monitoring or pregnancy or labor complications the week of July 18 in the NY metropolitan area? AWHONN has an intermediate level FH monitoring...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. help a new scrub nurse
    I would also appreciate the c/section guide. I did 10 sections in 5 days during orientation, but that was months ago, and now I'm terrified of when I'll have to scrub on my own. Who knows what I'll...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Confused about Variability & Decelerations
    I get the variability vs variable decel concept. But I'm still confused about what category a tracing that has moderate variability with non-recurrent late or variables is. If they're recurrent...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. uterine prolapse
    Mayan Abdominal Massage is supposed to be helpful for this. Google it to find out more.
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  7. ACOG requests unsourced anecdotal home birth "data"
    ACOG is a trade guild and, as such, they are merely trying to protect their financial interests. Talk about health care reform. THink of how much money we would save if midwife care was the paradigm...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. CPR on a person who is in rigor mortis?
    Don't think this is unusual. When I took ACLS we were told about the dose for atropine ona person who's alive and a personwho's already dead. But it still wrenches your heart. I feel alot different...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stethoscope cleaning
    A note to the OP. Don't use the antimicrobial wipes on your hands. It's carcinogenic.
    Aug 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. speaking of doulas
    Bear in mind that the economy is no great. Doulas are not doing as well as they used to. In my area, they are taking the same fee, but are less busy. It's a difficult time to start any business.
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Plan A Quashed. Need a Plan B
    Thanks, you made MY day. I'm still investigating. What I've been told, and I don't know if this is true or just hype, that as far as what type of MSN degree to get, it's okay to get a...
    Aug 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Plan A Quashed. Need a Plan B
    Moogie, your reply is particularly helpful. There is a method to my madness in doing ab RN-BSN first. My hospital will pay for $9000 per year for education through a Masters degree. Anything after...
    Aug 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Plan A Quashed. Need a Plan B
    Thanks for the warning about Excelsior. It wouldn't dawn on me that an NLNAC acredited school wouldn't be accepted all over. My friend graduated from their ADN program and had no problem sitting for...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Plan A Quashed. Need a Plan B
    Hi. I'am a 52 yo granny nurse who's been working nights for almost a year in cardiac progressive care doing my obligatory 1 year of med/surg, which is not my cup of tea. Before going to nursing...
    Aug 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. An Introduction
    Ive done some research. The thing is that I don't have the option of quitting work, or even going down to part time, so a program that requires 20 or more hours a week of time is just not realistic....
    Aug 4, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Vag exams with sterile gloves or regular gloves?
    I once observed an MD don sterile gloves to do a VE on a pt in labor, then she opened a cabinet with the gloves on, grabbed something from there, and then proceeded to examine the pt without changing...
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Cutting Repeat Hospital Trips -- Simple Idea, Hard to Pull Off
    This is so true. People just are food addicts. Not to mention smoking, drinking, etc. We have our frequent flyers. What do you say to an obese smoker with an ejection fraction less than 30% who's...
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. An Introduction
    Hi everybody. I'm really a lurker type since posting tends to eat up TIME, which is a very precious commodity, but keeps prompting to post, so here goes. I'll throw in a question too. I...
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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