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  1. SNAP program at University of Kentucky Hosp. or SPICEE at Central Baptist
    My professors at EKU said that the SPICEE application was only available until 1/12, but I can't find it anywhere. Can anyone tell me how to apply?
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  2. Paleo/Primal Diet?
    So many things to address: *"As a student, are you yet familiar enough with "authority" and "government" sources of information available to clinical professionals and to the general public to...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Patient Education
  3. gastrophy , esophagitis and gastritis ..oh my
    I agree with the dietician suggestion. Docs do not have the patience for this sort of thing.
    Jan 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. gastrophy , esophagitis and gastritis ..oh my
    I have eosinophillic esophagitis and gastroenteritis and the bacterial overgrowth that usually comes with it. The things that helped me in the long term were probiotics- I took the pills, ate Greek...
    Jan 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Work as MHT?
    I would definitely let your employer know you have a license. An LPN was hired as a MHT at my hospital recently without telling anyone about her license, then she mentioned it later and they were...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Paleo/Primal Diet?
    I understand that many would feel uncomfortable giving nutritional advice. That is a valid point. I was kind of assuming any nurse giving such advice would try to be aware of any odd nutritional...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Patient Education
  7. Paleo/Primal Diet?
    Does anyone have any experience with the Paleo diet? Like what you'd see on Mark's Daily Apple or PaNu - PāNu Blog . Did anyone have a positive (or negative) experience with it? Do you see any major...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Patient Education
  8. Doors to patient rooms: open or closed?
    I've thought about this an abnormal amount - I think my job makes me paranoid, lol. I have to do 15 min checks at night and we have really loud, old doors. I close all of the doors but don't latch...
    Nov 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Specific Behaviors that Justify Seclusion/Restraint
    You should never restrain after the fact or as a punishment. Seclusion is less restrictive but inappropriate for any patient with self-harm precautions. Specific reasons I've seen for...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Louisville vs Lexington
    Yup, ESH is still there for now. BCTC is buying the land and they're already started doing stuff - they're letting some archeological people do digs around it getting ready for new buildings...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  11. Drug dose calc test at eku orientation?
    I just got accepted in EKU's ADN program for spring. My acceptance letter said that there will be a drug dose calculation test at the orientation and said to buy this big workbook: Calculation of...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Has anyone taken the HESI A2?
    Make sure you know the conversions. I remember a lot of those. Our test had a calculator built in to the test btw. It was tedious, but not too hard. The grammar part was super easy. I remember...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. RN Positions at Eastern State Hospital &/or The Ridge in Lexington KY?
    Gragg 1 is ok. The entire hospital has great people, even when situations aren't ideal. If you like the geropsych population, that's great, but I have to warn you that most of us hate being pulled...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  14. Louisville vs Lexington
    I live in Lexington, and I'm not too fond of it. The town is very closed-minded and snobbish. EVERYTHING revolves around uk sports, which I guess some people like, but it definitely cuts down on...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  15. Nurses, have you been been spit on, pushed, scratched and verbally or assaulted?
    I have been been clawed at, swung at, choked, spit at, pinched, chased down the hallway, had various body parts touched or commented on, cussed at, told to "smile" in a condescending manner, etc. I...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. The worn out topic of staffing.
    I have no clue if it gets better, but I can tell you that you're not alone! Good luck.
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Policeman vs. The Nurse
    I can't believe what cops get away with. While nurses might feel some loyalty toward cops, I don't think cops feel any toward nurses anymore. At least not where I live. The cops have gone out of...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Please help a Newbie with some info on Psych nursing!!
    Going by how things are at my job, none of the people in those jobs you mentioned get to talk to the patients as much as they like. There's always some kind of paperwork or regulation stealing your...
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Eastern State Hospital
    Benefits are good. My health and dental insurance are about $15 and $6 per pay period. As to the quality, I'm not really sure because I haven't been sick lately. I remember the deductible being high,...
    Sep 6, '10
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  20. Acute Psych Facilities - All the Same?
    I know my hospital takes some truly awful patients (we're a state hospital). I've only ever heard of one patient being banned. Some aren't admitted because they're not sick enough, but that's a...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Psych nursing while pregnant
    That's all fine and dandy to tell someone who doesn't have to actually handle actively psychotic people or set limits with upset people on a daily basis, but I think it's idealistic to tell a new...
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Psych nursing while pregnant
    I think it's doable if you're very aware of your surroundings. Yosemite said "KNOW YOUR CLIENTS, KNOW YOUR BACK-UP!" I 100% agree. Tell another staff member where you're going, don't give patients...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Is staffing always this awful?
    It this sort of staffing/census situation common in other hospitals? I'm just not sure where my unit falls - is my hospital particularly bad or am I just not handling it very well? Sorry this is so...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing intervention for schizophrenic patient having sex?
    In a psych hospital I think you need to assume they probably aren't thinking very clearly and don't have the ability to give consent. I don't think I've ever caught two patients fooling around where...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Traumatized by pt's attempted suicide
    Things happen sometimes and it's no one's fault. Even in the most secure situations with staff expecting the worst, attempts happen. We've had scares before at the psych hospital where I work. Even...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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