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  1. Do You Have To Be Religious/Spiritual to be a good Nurse?
    Absolutely NOT! In my experience, those with strict religious beliefs care about one thing.....values based on a book about fantasy/male domination. That does not equate to patient advocacy, in any...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. Medical Terminology
    You won't be able to work in the profession without the terminology
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pain management
    I had no idea it was legal to dilute pain meds like that. Is this in the US?
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Do you have to be certified to debride wounds in a hospital?
    Go to the Nurse Practice Act of your state & follow policy/procedures of the facility. It sounds like the nurse probably overstepped her boundaries. Its most definitely your responsibility to report...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. You're Hired!: The New World Of Hiring Nurses??
    It's pretty much all based on behavior now. They want to know what you would do. They already know you have skills, knowledge, & some sort of experience. Or they can train you in to their department....
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. 2 glove technique? HUHH?
    That was my first thought too
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. LTC facility, can an LPN adjust TPN?
    If you need an IV certification in Florida and you don't have one, then don't do it. End of story. You are risking your license.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. How clean is a "bathed" patient?
    I came across a patient once who received a "bath" full of baby powder. Instead of just cleaning this patient like one normally would before bed, this CNA was so lazy they thought the baby powder...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  9. Stopping patient care for another patient
    And to "been there done that" (not willing to view every post to copy the quote again) are you able to give two patient's pain meds at once? There are strict policies when it comes to med...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Stopping patient care for another patient
    Your DON was wrong in approaching you like this. I would not have attended to the other patient until the other patient's scheduled meds were passed. The family has unrealistic expectations of how...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Indiscriminate Empathy?
    This is one of the most unprofessional posts I've seen on here. Grow up!
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Advice -- ADN or BSN for a second career
    Do you still need those same pre-reqs with the BSN completion program? can do the BSN completion program online. You would not need to apply to a program than requires those pre-reqs if...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Shocking story of the day
    First semester of nursing school a substitute instructor was guiding another student on how to give an injection. The student accidentally poked herself with the needle......the instructor mulled...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What does Florence Nightingale mean to you?
    Very interesting in that the "heroic" qualities she is known for, came about because of her own mistakes. Don't get me wrong, she certainly was a pioneer in the nursing field, but not necessarily a...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. Man with Law Degree Considering Nursing
    I don't see much about your post besides the "business" of nursing as a career to make some money. Honestly, be prepared for a lot more than that. I see people disregard the "taking care of people at...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. Spouses/Visitors In Patient's Beds
    i see the post about there being liability issues here and the first thing I think of is that aren't you then responsible elsewhere for visitors, being they are in your facility? why discriminate by...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Nurse, since the age of five when my Dad bought me a Clara Barton doll and book at the hospital gift shop. I had a bout of gastroenteritis and hated getting poked with needles. It was such a sweet...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Jury: Negligent Post-op Care to Blame for Patient's Brain Injury After Arthroscopy
    I wonder if he was on an MAOI prior to surgery? This could have possibly caused the acute reaction to the dose?
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Community College *CLOSES* ADN program d/t poor job/clinical placement vs BSN
    Sounds more like an issue with clinical placement. The economy sucks for everyone. I am sick of nurses on this site over-reacting to a slow economy and spouting doom and gloom. Don't blink because...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. The Patient I Failed
    it never ceases to shock me how a situation like this can give someone a power trip. the daughter and doctor should be ashamed of themselves.
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Midwife faces involuntary manslaughter charges
    Wow, I don't think you can put all the blame on the midwife at all! The idiot mother did this knowing the risk...she is the one that should be brought up on charges, if anyone. Ridiculous....they...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. It's here: BSN only hiring in hospitals
    It should actually be a requirement for BSN's to have an ADN. BSN nursing school does NOT prepare you for real world ADN does. So before you rattle off to me that everyone needs a BSN,...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Substitute Teacher Gives Boy Medicine Overdose
    Now that WI is getting rid of all nurses in their schools, this will happen a lot more often.....sad to say
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Fewer Florida nurses have bachelor's degrees, study finds
    Probably has a lot to do with Florida being a right to work state....big issue right now where states are wanting to sacrifice quality for budgeting the state's economy. Good to see a working example...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Nurse charged with drug diversion, not giving meds during surgery
    What a strange, confusing story....I don't know about this one. He's writhing in pain and the anesthesiologist or doctor did nothing? Hmmmm
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News

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