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  1. Are handguns allowed at work?
    In Texas, you cannot carry in a hospital, even if you have a concealed handgun license (CHL). Notices are typically posted on the doors of the hospital. That doesn't mean people don't do it... But it...
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Second ebola nurse "okay'd" to fly
    Fox News is now reporting that she called the CDC first. Megyn Kelly is pretty riled up about it.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Depression is terminal??
    Interesting topic. I started the thread OP is referring to, because I do think death with dignity/physician prescribed or assisted suicide or whatever one cares to call it is an ethically charged...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Any ways to prove you're neg for TB?
    I had a TB test nightmare when I moved to Dallas. I'd always had negative TB skin tests, but my new hospital did a quantiferon blood test. That was positive. They sent me to Dallas county public...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Well now, it's true via Medscape Dallas Ebola Patient Dies
    You may be right, but how would they prove it?
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Post-operative gas pains
    Last month I had a laparoscopic procedure and I had pain in my shoulders and ribs for five days. I was up and walking quite a bit, shifting positions, heating pad, taking gas x, anything I could...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Choosing a date to die?
    The ridiculousness of politics and semantics! I suppose if a state wants to say the sky is green, well then, the sky must be green now... even if we all know it isn't. That really is a side issue,...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Choosing a date to die?
    Ah, but I never said I don't agree with it. That's an inference YOU made. I was only seeking opinions for the sake of discussion. I find it interesting that several of us on this thread have...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Choosing a date to die?
    Yeah, I didn't quite understand how legally taking a fatal cocktail of barbiturates is NOT suicide. You will be alive, then you will not be. By actions of your own hand. Sounds like suicide to me. ...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Choosing a date to die?
    Just like if I come across as judgmental, it's on me? I never said I judged this sick young woman for her choice. It's not fun being accused of saying something you didn't, is it?
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Choosing a date to die?
    Saying I don't know or understand her motive is not judging. Goodness. I don't know why there has to be so much hostility. She has chosen to go to the media with this as a way to raise awareness. We...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Choosing a date to die?
    Oh no, I don't judge her, not at all. I have patients with glioblastoma, I understand. And I would never tell anyone what is right for them because I don't know what's right for anyone but me. I just...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Texas Ebola patient has died
    I just heard this on Fox News (fiance has Fox news on ALL the time). He died this morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas at 7:51 am. Very sad. I guess putting all those people at risk was for...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Choosing a date to die?
    I think the conflict, aside from the conflict about assisted suicide, is that she has chosen a date. Most patients fill their prescription and determine to use it when the time is right for them. ...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Choosing a date to die?
    I saw this article this morning and I can't find a thread on it here yet. I know there are many assisted suicide threads on AN, but I don't know of any where a person has set a specific date to die....
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Ebola here in Dallas USA
    What I find scary is that this man helped care for two Ebola patients back in Liberia (whom he lived with, according to the New York Times), then knowingly boarded a plane four days later. He knew...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. California RN's Address & Phone Number ?
    They don't... Not that I'm aware of. Not on the board website, anyway.
    Oct 1
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Your Specialty & Why
    Oncology. When I had my rotation in oncology in nursing school, all those patients with terminal diagnoses, including a 27 year old with stage 4 colon cancer, totally traumatized me. I said I would...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    My comment was not just in response to your desire to bag a "Heidi;" rather it was a cumulative response to everything you've said in this thread. While I acknowledge that there's no tone on the...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Hedgehog, you are disgusting. Please rethink nursing. It's clear you're not in it for the right reasons. Besides, bedside nursing is beneath you, right? There are plenty of other careers in which you...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Confused -please help
    You're right, and I agree. I work with a lot of large bore catheters where we flush heparin 1000 units/ml or even 5000 units/ml, so I guess I automatically thought of that. But I agree, with the...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Confused -please help
    You instill just enough heparin to fill the lumen and clamp it. In theory, this prevents clots from forming in the lumen. When you go back and use the line again, best practice is to withdraw the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. is alteplase EVER contraindicated for central line occlusions?
    Some of our hem-onc docs won't let us TPA the lines if the patients' platelets are too low. Just FYI.
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    The fact that you responded to all these posts without biting back even once tells me that you'd probably make an awesome nurse! ;-)
    Aug 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Accessing Ports
    I've had trouble as well with deep or tilted ports. I agree with the advice to palpate. It's tempting to rush, especially when you're busy, but recently I took the time to really feel a port and it...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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