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  1. new RN frustration; med surg makes nurses become bitter people??
    No one is saying anything negative about LTC nurses here. But to say that one should be happy to have 8 patients because you have 15 in LTC is just comparing apples to oranges. Its like saying an...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Are you a PD nurse?
    I did PD as a med surg nurse, and really enjoyed it.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    I made the switch recently from soda to sparkling water. I never knew what I was missing, its really good!
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The thing that has surprised you the most about nursing...
    Agreed. Coordinating care and babysitting every single department to make sure they do their job is a huge part of nursing. For example, I got a talking-to when my patient went down to xray and...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Interview question
    I would mention it. It shows the nurse knows the field she's getting into which means easier training time, easier time gaining rapport with families, and less likelihood of burnout. One of the...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. To tell or not to tell?
    Were you being seen by interns or students? No one I know talks to any adult patient like that. Real names of body parts are always used and then expanded on if needed. The confusion you stated...
    Feb 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. To tell or not to tell?
    I've found the knowledge base varies so widely among those in healthcare (new vs experienced nurse, different specialties, different patient populations, etc) that its just not safe to make any...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. To tell or not to tell?
    Why do you like to know your patients are employed in healthcare? Do you change your care because of it?
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. To tell or not to tell?
    What's "gotcha" about being a nurse? Why do you prefer to know, especially if the patient is a nurse not in the specialty they're receiving care in? (i.e. an allergy nurse receiving treatment in...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. To tell or not to tell?
    I don't see the benefit of saying you are a RN. The facility staff might then assume that since you are a RN, you 'already know XYZ' and just not tell you things you need to know. I've seen this...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. GOD in NURSE is the Difference!
    Spirituality is an incredibly vague word/concept which does not necessary require belief in a god. Everyone is absolutely entitled to their own beliefs. No message board which bans opposing thought...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Regarding chronic tardiness
    One of the main reasons I aim to arrive early for all formal appointments is because you never know when you'll have traffic or train delays. I'm curious what the effect of self-driving cars will be...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Drowning in prior authorizations... Help!
    Oh! Also forgot to mention, if you didn't already know, Target and Wal-Mart have a huge list of basic generic $4 medications. I'm not sure which specialty you're in but the list includes drugs for...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. Drowning in prior authorizations... Help!
    I'm also in outpatient specialty so I've got a lot of experience with PAs. With experience the PA process will come a little quicker as you'll know what's likely to be approved or not. A common...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. New way to give shots
    How many injections are given every day, every year? Unlikely to hit a vein does not mean impossible. Would you knowingly ignoring Humira's manufacturer instructions to aspirate? Would you feel...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New way to give shots
    Just prior to your quote they article is talking about immunizations. They then reference 10,17,19,20, which all are in reference to immunizations, not to any injection.
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New way to give shots
    I just finished reading the article. Their conclusion is not that aspiration is unnecessary for all injections, but only unnecessary for vaccines, heparin, and insulin. Here's 2 quotes from...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New way to give shots
    Its definitely a topic of debate, and I agree that the data is lacking, and that there isn't much need to aspirate low risk medications. But its the high risk ones that I'm concerned about, which is...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New way to give shots
    Right, that's what I said: Multiple people have been saying here that you should not aspirate any injection. What I'm asking for is any major definitive source which confirms guidelines to be that...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New way to give shots
    Does your text specifically state to not aspirate with any injection(not just immunizations/heparin/insulin)? Or does it just not mention aspiration at all? See my post above, the manufacturer of...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New way to give shots
    Can you provide a link from a solid, definitive source like CDC/WHO/major nursing text specifically stating aspiration should be stopped with all medications? Again, the only guidelines I've seen...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New way to give shots
    What guidelines? Can you link a good definitive source for this? I haven't seen definitive sources say this except for immunizations, heparin, and insulin.
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New way to give shots
    Can you link a good definitive source for this? As far as I was aware only immunizations and insulin/heparin were clearly spelled out that there was no need to aspirate.
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many of you actually enjoy your job?!
    I greatly enjoy the science of nursing and the ability to really help patients. I loved working hospital med-surg but the working conditions were very poor so it took a bad toll physically and...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Help me figure out how to be happy!
    That's great! Good luck! :)
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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