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  1. confused about nursing
    Keep in mind you are simply choosing a career path. What are the advantages & disadvantages? Do you think you'll enjoy it? Is the job market acceptable compared to similar careers? Is there upward...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Has anyone mistaken you for a punching bag at work?
    That's depressing. Should not have happened.
    Nov 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Has anyone mistaken you for a punching bag at work?
    I meant it as a metaphor, but we can be literal too. I can say that I have been pushed by a patient I was trying to suction. It sounds like you get it far more often though!
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Has anyone mistaken you for a punching bag at work?
    Yesterday, I was sitting with the charge nurse at the nurse's station, & a patient's family member came marching angrily toward us. "I have something for you; here!", she said irritably & loudly. She...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    Considering step pneumo causes more deaths in the U.S. than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined, I think the benefits outweigh the risks (prevention of invasive pneumonia vs. temporary,...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. What is an EKG artifact?
    Whoa killa dilla! Maybe he or she assumed we would have nursing degrees & google wouldn't. 16626
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Ethical Dilemma...Shingles :(
    I would just run it by the infection control or employee health department to find out their policy at your particular hospital. Very rarely, someone who is not immune to varicella may get the...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. aspiration before IM injections; are you SURE?
    I included a link to an article entitled, "To aspirate or not: An integrative review of the evidence" https://www.nursingcenter.com/_PDF_.aspx?an=00152193-201203000-00008 & a quote from CDC...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. aspiration before IM injections; are you SURE?
    The current practice NOT to aspirate is based on evidence that, while you may hit a vessel at those sites occasionally, you would not cannulate the vessel &, therefore, give a med intravenously as a...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Appropriate orientation attire
    Dress wholesome. 16595
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Afraid of loosing my job
    I feel your frustration. My supervisor told me verbatim recently, "You need to try to be more extroverted." My preceptor put on my recent evaluation that I was too soft-spoken. Part of my problem is...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    Attention allnurses.com participants & responders to this particular article: It irritates me to pieces when people hog a thread by posting an excessively long comment. Why can't people be concise?
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    The difference between 1 brand of inactivated flu vaccine vs. another is negligible. I know this because, in order for any new vaccine to get licensed by the FDA, they must undergo non-inferiority...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Documentation of delegated tasks
    I totally agree with your reasoning, but I would try to meet management halfway unless you don't need a paycheck. If CNAs are doing skin assessments, they need to be coached to NOT interpret what...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  15. Obamacare and hospitals
    Has anyone actually experienced Obamacare firsthand? I have. I had some health issues & decided to quit my job/return home to the lower 48 prior to applying for another job. I needed health...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Mandatory flu shots????
    Your job hangs on many things in addition to the flu vaccine, so why did we pick the flu vaccine, in particular, to protest against? Often mandatory: PPD test & reading, proof of MMR, Hep B, Tdap,...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    I actually need to call bull on this one. Was she planning on running urine IV? There isn't a place on a Foley bag that could be hooked up to an IV. I believe this was an example to illustrate your...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Yes Drill Sergeant, but may I point out we aren't fighting the Vietcong with Gump? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8U04Jr0mqI
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Which unit would be good for a RN with ADHD-inattentive to work on?
    I think a hallmark sign of it is distractibility, rather than the ability to hyperfocus. With the exception of when I took Adderall, I haven't been able to hyperfocus on squat my entire life. I...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Abandonment or not? Need opinions! in Louisiana
    I think she's fine, at least with the LA BON, because she notified appropriate personnel. See pg. 4 of an LA BON publication for how they define "patient abandonment"....
    Nov 2
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  21. Obamacare and hospitals
    I supported & do support Obamacare, but I was not naive enough to believe it could be implemented flawlessly. Such a major change in policy will inevitably be plagued by setbacks & obstacles in the...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    I like Glycerine82's line of thinking, documenting something like, "Per facility protocol, notified Amy, RN Supervisor, of change in patient status". I would also document any follow-up with the RNS...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  23. "Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases"
    I will put on my HAZMAT suit & hope it will protect me from the media sensationalism likely to ensue.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. where is correct english going.
    If I had a red pen & printer handy, I could attack your post repeatedly, grammatically speaking. Why attack ESLs? I imagine that English, which has Latin, German, & Arabic roots, is a difficult...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  25. Do you wear jewelry to work?
    Just my gold necklaces, that's all. http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/26/top-10-pop-culture-looks-mr-t.jpeg
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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