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  1. An ethical dilemma
    I agree with the previous posters on all counts, but i also question why a rectal temp is standard for this type of admission. AFAIK most medical organizations recognize that temporal scanners can...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why I think L&D nursing really is best and hardest
    I just want to say that I have only ever worked in LDRP/OBGYN. I feel like a fish out of water whenever I float, and I never do anything besides patient sitting or helping hands. I wouldn't know what...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. All Men Shift
    Women, amirite? We're just so emotional, always on our periods or some such.
    Aug 13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. BREASTFEEDING
    I don't think advice about weaning can be called medical advice. That falls squarely under parenting advice IMO, unless there is a medical issue we don't know about. OP- congrats for nursing for...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Pls advise! Windows vs Android/iPhone for student NPs
    This is SO not on topic, but I LOVED that my CNM program encourages us to use our smartphones. In nursing school, god forbid we so much as brought our phone on the unit. I get it, you don't want to...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Good midwifery schools USA or Great Britain?
    Baystate Midwifery Education in Springfield Ma! The best midwifery school in the world. I might be biased, as I just finished my first year with them :)
    Aug 1
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. Why did you become a Nurse Practitioner?
    I'm in CNM school, which is not techinically an NP but oh well. I was originally trained as a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife). I was licensed in florida and did home and hospital births. It was...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. Is there a line floating?
    Yikes. When we have to send our OB patients to ICU (VERY rare, thank science), we still go down to do OB-specific assessments. Obviously ICU nurses are more than able to take care of ANY patient-...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How would you feel....
    Weird? I think credentials help clients understand who is who. I would feel mightily confused as a patient if I didn't know who was the RN, who was the provider, who was the secretary, etc.
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Nicotine Test, No smoking policy
    Actually nicotine, by itself, is a fairly benign drug with some positive effects. It helps promote concentration and is very useful for people with ADD/ADHD, and IIRC it has been shown to have some...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. progress notes
    Just curious. I work in LDRP and noticed that all of us seem to have very different charting styles when it comes to progress notes. Some of the nurses seem to chart every detail of every...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Parental Guidelines in Child's Medical Care
    Sure, they could definitely be trained in how to do this. However, it's not an easy skill to keep up when you don't ever have the opportunity to practice it.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Patient Education
  13. Immunization Question??!
    Most people DO get hep b as a child. But maybe you meant to say that hep B was only added to the childhood vax schedule in the mid nineties ( I think????), so a fair number of adults may not have...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  14. Medical Assistant working as PCT in the ER
    As a PCT, you will be doing tons of hands on stuff. Vitals, assisting to the bathroom, passing trays, any ADLs, etc. I used to have a major problem with trach suctioning. The phlegm, omg. Even...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Medical Assistant working as PCT in the ER
    As a PCT, you will be doing tons of hands on stuff. Vitals, assisting to the bathroom, passing trays, any ADLs, etc. I used to have a major problem with trach suctioning. The phlegm, omg. Even...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Need help with this medical abbreviation.
    oops, I did not mean to post in this thread.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Laser Hair RN pay in Ohio. 20% commission/no hourly
    what would be the dollar amount of your commission? That makes a huge difference.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  18. med/surg RN who wants to be in OB so bad!!!
    Yes, get some face time with the unit manager! The only way to get in is to make a personal contact.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Unprofessional lactation consultants
    That's just awful. What kind of certification do these lactation consultants have?!?! You have to meet moms where they are at, and that means providing education and then supporting whatever...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Doula Certification/Wanting to be a Midwife
    I would really encourage you to keep searching for out-of-hospital birth experience. I think a big problem with CNM programs is there is little to no education that is specific to home birth, and it...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. master in nursing?
    It totally depends on their specialty. I have an MSN Ed and I don't use it in my current job at all, but I needed it to apply for the post-MSN APRN program that I am enrolled in.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Butterflies
    OMG, yes, we used to use butterflies for GBS prophylaxis when I worked at a birth center years and years ago. Definitely less than ideal. That little needle hurts when it is left in place, and it is...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. LPN vs RN
    I would go straight for your RN if possible. Especially if you already have a bachelor's. It is hard to get a job, let along make decent money, as an LPN.
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Immunization Question??!
    My school would let you do clinical as long as you had started the series and provided documentation when you finished. I would definitely call your director when she is back! It may be worth your...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  25. Fight with pct
    It's never acceptable to fight with a coworker, EVEN if you were sitting at the desk and texting and just didn't want to help her. I obviously don't know the whole story, but I think you should try...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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