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  1. Translator for patients
    This is a great video that I use during my communication, health literacy, and cultural diversity workshops: Karin Ruschke (ILS): Patient-Provider Communication - YouTube Patient Provider...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. G/J tube vs 12 hour shifts?
    Hi! The Zevex Infinity pump can be used with a "fanny pack" style bag. If the excess tubing is coiled up and placed into the bag and the rest of the J tube itself is securely taped to your abdomen,...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Patient families
    I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I've been one of those "unreasonable, screaming banshee-like mothers who fire nurses." My middle child was a 32 weeker, really uncomplicated course, became a...
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. some people might not like this, but I though it was funny...
    Oh man, this is definitely a "fall down a virtual rabbit hole" site. I have a feeling I won't be doing anything productive for a little while...:whistling:
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    Oh my... Years ago, I worked nights in a small hospital. The switchboard would shut down between midnight and 0600 and the calls were routed to my floor. Every morning, around 0400-0500, a...
    Sep 26, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    YES! I remember that! I was trying to remember if the "thin" envelope was good news, or the other way around. I think newer nurses are really missing out on the enormous "traditional"...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Best Mispronunciation?
    Years ago I had a sweet LOL in LTC who had IBS-D. Every morning around 0600 she rang to ask for her "linoleum" (Imodium.)
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. On being a mandated reporter
    While I was working in Early Intervention (also in MA), I had a child and family on my caseload that had a very obvious pattern of exceptionally bad luck with controlled substances, such as ...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Thank goodness the nursing supervisor was very patient and understanding. She came upstairs and finished the dressing for me, coached me through writing the notes on what had occurred, and helped me...
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    My first nursing job, nights at a LTC facility. A woman had dry gangrene of her foot, and apparently a toe had been removed that morning. I went in the room to change her dressing and was very...
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. j-tube?
    Hi Chanie911, If you're receiving J feeds 24/7, you can use a Zevex Infinity pump with 500ml bags and a waist pack. It's possible to tuck in and tape down tubes so that nothing can be seen. If...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. AIDS during the 80s
    I was a nursing student in the late 80's, and our instructors were doing their best to encourage us to use gloves during procedures with a risk of contact with body fluids. The nursing home where we...
    Apr 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. showering residents on third shift??
    When I worked on a floor with mostly PVS patients, we split the showers evenly between all 3 shifts. Years ago, my Mom (also an RN) worked on an Alzheimer's floor, and one man could not settle...
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Hypothetical Situation
    Yes, it happens. In fact, it happened to a friend of mine. She was dealing with a high-risk pregnancy along with her TPN dependent, developmentally delayed pre-teen who was having escalating...
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If You Give a Patient a Cookie
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    If she's sliding out of a wheelchair or chair, how about putting a piece of Dycem (a non-slip rubbery mat used to keep plates sliding off the tray) so she's less likely to slide around? I also agree...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Young Nurses!
    I graduated from high school at 16 (a year early) and went right into LPN school. I was a GN at age 17 and actually had to get a work permit! :o Fortunately, I turned 18 a little over a week before...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How much poop/puke/cleaning of bodily fluids is there in nursing school?
    My friend's teenage son is alive and well because of a psych NP who had a strong APRN knowledge base on top of the child/family therapy techniques... 14y.o. with Aspergers, had a "rage attack" at...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Most Challenging Prereq?
    Ding Ding Ding!!! Same here. Evening class twice a week, while working 3rd shift and nursing/pumping for my infant daughter at home...I look back and think "WHAT was I THINKING?" :wacky:
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Nusing school --- and IBS
    One of my favorite resources for disability accommodations is the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN - Job Accommodation Network JAN is supported by ODEP, the Office of Disability Employment...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Can you make a living starting a non-profit?
    I am a self-employed and plan to change my business to non-profit status at some point. For the past eight weeks, I have been working with a business consultant in order to write my business plan,...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. Patient safety
    You acted quickly because 911 had already been called. You followed BLS recommendations regarding foreign bodies that you can see. You used hemostats rather than a gloved finger because you did not...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Student Body Odor
    This may be a simple case of a teen who hasn't yet realized the necessity of "deodorize before you socialize," but it's important to confirm that there isn't anything under the surface that needs...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    The Geri chairs... At one understaffed facility, I remember being told that the residents could use the Geri chairs with trays for "meals, snacks, and activities.". Well guess what? Every resident...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. 5 months snd still haven't takin boards
    Now that you're answering questions with the app and getting your brain back into the game, please go online to PV and SIGN UP!!! There's a 100% chance you'll fail if you don't take the test....
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum

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