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  1. That person
    My mom has been in and out of the hospital several times in the last year, both times on the same unit. The first time I did not tell the nurses or doctors I was a nurse...until they made a mistake...
    6:31 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    That's what a script for Zofran is for.
    6:22 pm
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. tPA
    tPA
    Agreed. This would never happen where I work.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    It is common sense that your scrubs need washed separately? Why? If it is all clean when they come out of the washer why not throw it all in together? I never have taken special precautions, and...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Personal Information
    I have had pts ask me out right for my last name and I just tell them I don't give it out for safety reasons. Years ago I was working on a med-surg unit when we had a prisoner in receiving medical...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Wedding rings at woek
    I only wear my wedding band at work. I wear my engagement ring as a necklace on a chain around my neck. I have known many nurses that have lost their stones at work and I am not taking the chance. ...
    Apr 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    It really isn't your place to judge. While you may have religious beliefs that condemn being transgender, that is not the purpose of this discussion. This thread should be a place of support and...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Has your clinical instructor helped you or held you back?
    I have noticed a similar phenomenon. I graduated in 2008 and, once checked off by an instructor, was giving PO meds unsupervised early on in my program. I eventually carried a load of 5 med-surg...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Guns and Wepons
    No metal detectors in my inner city ER. Security is on site 24hrs a day. Double doors to ER are kept locked, and there are around 6 hidden cameras around the ER
    Apr 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    A good surgeon or endocrinologist should require counseling before they start treatment.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Personal Information
    Actually depending on your department and state they may not have a right to know your last name. I work in an ER and it is hospital policy that our last names are not displayed on our badges and...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Seriously?!
    OK that is disgusting.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Is it possible to own a med practice and still assist a surgeon in surgeries?
    First off, I really hope that user name isn't your real name, as you should never use your real name online. Most FNP programs want nursing experience, but they don't care if it is ICU, med-surg,...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  14. Ummmm...biology then nursing?
    Actually in nursing you don't receive higher pay for having a previous non-nursing degree
    Apr 6
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  15. How does your facility do the following:
    What about something that my first job offered that I don't see utilized at a lot of facilities. The position is call 'full-time flex' cause you can be schedule anywhere from 20-40hrs a week, but...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Transplant nursing
    I don't see this as a critical care topic. It could be if you are taking care of fresh transplants but I have worked at two transplant hospitals that had med-surg floors with a transplant specialty...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. How does your facility do the following:
    Agreed. I worked PRN only for several years and I did it for the increased pay and the convience. I got to choose how many shifts I wanted to work a week, or if I wanted to work at all that week. ...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. To be fired..or two weeks notice
    And how exactly are you planning on getting fired?
    Apr 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Need Advice!! STUDENT
    Have you shadowed or spent any time in a NICU? I would encourage you two before you make such a big life decision that NICU is right for you
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. To be fired..or two weeks notice
    I am confused, why would you quit if you need the income and you know with quitting you won't get unemployment
    Apr 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. What medications are in your mind when you think about pt. with respiratory diseases?
    Depends what the symptoms are and what disease. While Allbuterol is a common one, it is not appropriate for all situations. Some pts benefit from a twice a day long acting inhaler like Pulmicort,...
    Apr 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. Portal cath
    Please know the correct name. Port-a-cath or Mediport, not portal cath
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. On-line Forensic Nursing Resources?
    I have been looking there, just wondered if folks had found any other sites that are useful
    Apr 4
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  24. Abandoned patients
    This sounds like a waste of ER resources, and not an appropriate reason to call 911
    Apr 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Christian companies
    No difference whatsoever. I currently work at a Catholic hospital, but the care is the same, and the majority of the staff is not Catholic. The biggest difference is that the priests are always...
    Apr 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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