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  1. LPN looking at the UK
    I am an LPN in the US and thinking of moving to the UK. I am wondering how this works if I want to work in the nursing field.
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Anyone know about Demerol?
    Demerol masks the pain with heavy CNS sedation. The sedation can impede recovery by not only not treating the pain, but by also limiting energy supplies that pts need to recover. And, if given for...
    Aug 12, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Team Nursing
    I worked at a hospital that did "team nursing" for about 2 months. HATED IT! You do all of the CNA work & 1/2 of the RN work. I didn't get to sit in on report, I was expected to pass meds, without...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Waterloo Nursing
    I did work for Covenant, however not on the floor. I worked in the clinic.
    Aug 2, '07
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  5. Waterloo Nursing
    Covenant is a good organization to work for. As a hospital CNA you will still be doing much of the same tasks however they will be geared toward restoration, not merely maintaining. I would suggest...
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  6. LPN?  How much lifting is required in LTC
    Nursing is an extremely physical job! Staffing, especially in LTC, can be iffy so you can't always depend on someone else to be there. And, as you can delegate the lifting and such, at the end of the...
    Jul 26, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Other Options For LPN's
    I am thinking of a similar road. How did you get started?
    Jul 11, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Other Options For LPN's
    I have been considering something similar, would you please let me know how to start. Thanks, Elisha
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. My Feet Are SCREAMING!!!
    I'm glad that you got some relief! I got my cortisone shot in the office in the am and walked downstairs and worked a 12 hour shift on M/S. I could not believe how much better it felt! You have to...
    Jun 29, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. What do you think of agency LPNs?
    I am just now considering going back to agency. I loved it! I had very steady positions at some really interesting clinics. I worked for 2 different agencies, that way I didn't have to worry so much...
    Jun 26, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. How much does your state charge for your nursing license?
    Iowa's renewal rate is $99.00 now. And the LPN license is now the same as the RN. (Of course salaries are not even in the same ball park!).
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Question about donating blood
    I am a nurse for the ARC blood services. As long as you have taken your last dose of atb you are fine to donate. As for wellbutrin, that isn't a problem. There are only a few medicines that have a...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Tattoos
    I have a vine around my right forearm. It has caused me a bit of grief at work early on but not too much anymore. I got mine about 15 years ago. I was new to that area so I didn't know of anyone...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Starting a home health care agency
    I am wanting to start my own HH agency and PRN staffing agency in Iowa but am at a loss as to how and what to bill for services, where to begin the insurance nightmare and how to compensate...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  15. do any of you work in anything other than ltc as an LPN?
    I have been an LPN for about 10 years. I have worked LTC (to get my feet wet), Med/Surg, Tele, assist in ICU and ER. I have worked Mental Health, Clinics and now for the American Red Cross. Also I am...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    I am wanting to start my own HH agency but am a bit lost as to how and what to bill for services, where to begin the insurance nightmare and how to compensate employees. I've never really been...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Working For Home Health Care?
    I am wanting to start my own HH agency but am a bit lost as to how and what to bill for services, where to begin the insurance nightmare and how to compensate employees. I've never really been...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. My Feet Are SCREAMING!!!
    It sounds like plantar fasciitis. It is when the fascia gets inflamed and then will shorten in the night. That would explain the tightness and pain in the morning. Try doing some light stretches in...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Taking orders from a medical student
    From what I understand, the new orders were written and approved by the attending? If so, then the student wasn't giving the order. He was, however, giving her a heads up that there was a STAT order...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses: Who came from a dysfuntional family?
    You could say that. My mother diagnosed with bipolar, however, today she would also be diagnosed with severe PTSD. She committed suicide when I was 6 (she was 22). I continued to live with my...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Thank you's - memorable ones you've received?
    I have several that really carry me through tough days. I remember one in particular. I had this 3 year old in with RSV. He was really sick and had been in for 2 days already and was really getting...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. acls/pals
    For a first timer I would definitely recommend hands on! There are some techniques that you really need to try first in the classroom before you ever try them live.
    May 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Help - taking ACLS for the first time
    First, take a deep breath! Any decent ACLS program is there to teach you, not drill you. They are good at walking you through the steps. Remember your algorhythms. Remember your med doses and...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Starting a home care/ home health agency
    I am an LPN and I want to start a home care/ home health and PRN staffing agency. Any ideas where to start?
    May 31, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Desperate for advice!!!!
    I started nursing school when my daughter was 7 months old. The college I picked had an on-site daycare so I could visit her in between classes. Not sure if that was more for her or for me. ;) I had...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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