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  1. 5 top things
    1. Time management is key. If you are seeing 5 patients tomorrow - mapquest all their address to find the shortest routes - then once ordered call them with a time frame. For ex. I will call pt...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. What can I do or say???
    I explain the risks of aspiration pneumonia and how hard that would be on the patient. Sometimes when the patient is transitioning I explain to families when their loved one is refusing to...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    Oh my I cried and cried and cried... This letter hit home hard. Thank you for sharing such an emotional piece of your life. I felt as if I could have written it myself... Thank you.
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What's the deal with this Information Literacy course?
    I took Penn foster Info lit - spent 1 hour reviewing and took the 2 tests. Passed it with a high B three hours from paying for it. Super easy but I knew I flew through it bc I took a class just like...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. Entering into the gates of Hell
    Thank you all for the wonderful comments on this article. I wrote it originally 3 months after my father passed in 2008 when I began volunteering with hospice as a means of coping with my loss. ...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. i cant insert an iv catheter successfully :C help
    AHAHAAAA! Well said!
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Don't feel like I am good enough!
    Well, for hospitals generally they want someone experienced. But ostomies believe me only take once or twice doing them before you are pretty good at it - its just one of those things you learn...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Don't feel like I am good enough!
    PS - as for being a CNA - dont worry you will get hired if not by this company another will take a shot with you. In the meantime, you could try volunteering with a LTC or a hospice a few hours a...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Don't feel like I am good enough!
    Its all about perspective my dear... You are not alone! Several years ago I started RN pre-reqs... I was an A student until I hit my first Bio class. I tried EVERYTHING to pass. I studied and...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor
    I once witnessed a doctor yelling at a CNA for not properly locking a cath bag and when he checked it - he almost got wet. I walked away thinking that could have been said a bit nicer... 2...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. i cant insert an iv catheter successfully :C help
    For me the key was a deep relaxing breath... You will never find the vein if you are shaking in your boots sure you will miss it before you even place the tourniquet... What I suggest is take a...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Documentation altering/tampering...Is this the norm???
    I experienced this with my previous job. I worked for hh company and the DON would go back into my assessments and change my charting for example... I had a pt with sudden high HTN and the patient...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Entering into the gates of Hell
    There are 2 types of Earthly hells in my opinion: the physical kind (like being tortured or murdered) and the Emotional kind (like losing someone you love and watching them suffer) I have lived...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I made the decision and I am shaking in my boots
    i made the decision and i am shaking in my boots well not really my boots more along the lines of my saucy white nursing shoes that i got on clearance lol. after much debate i made the...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. Anyone else feel the same way??
    PS - in nursing school I had a teacher explain to me that as we get older we should refer to our books and any new knowledge we gain and keep our books and any hard copies from CEUs. The rationale -...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  16. Anyone else feel the same way??
    keep your text books! this is almost the end of my first year as an lpn doing home health and wound care... there are many times in my practice that i just feel that my brain didnt absorb enough in...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. ATTN WOC Nurses - Wound Care Questions from New Home Health Nurse
    ok, been researching my little heart out and decided to add to my own posting answering some questions bc i am sure there are going to be future nurses with the same questions... foam dressings...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. ATTN WOC Nurses - Wound Care Questions from New Home Health Nurse
    Fellow Nurses - have mercy on me and help me learn what nursing school failed to teach me. I am a home health nurse - graduated in 2010 and have basic questions about wound care as I have not had to...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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