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  1. Flu Vac, should it be mandatory
    there is also no one influenza to vaccinate against. last i read they can vaccinate against most pneumonia, but not influenza; hence they have to repeatedly vaccinate each year. yes, if i am...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Flu Vac, should it be mandatory
    this has nothing to do with them guessing about the strain and in the end, educated or not, it is still a guess and you may or may not actually be protected. that depends on what strain of flu...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Flu Vac, should it be mandatory
    Sorry about that, don't know what I did wrong; thanks for pointing it out though. :-) Maybe using "A" or "B" was wrong, I wasn't meaning the types, just illustrating the differences... Problem...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Flu Vac, should it be mandatory
    Even so, it doesn't mean they're going to get it right. It's still just a guess. You have a high chance of them not getting it right. "While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Flu Vac, should it be mandatory
    I've heard conflicting reports on whether or not it actually protects other's from getting the flu, but even if it did the flu shot is a guessing game based on last year's strain! So I don't see the...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year
    I'm not a nurse, but one did show me the rewards of nursing by revealing his payments received throughout the previous year. He made a little over 100K that year and he told me that the way he did it...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  7. Simulating arm veins for practice IV's
    I actually made a practice arm for school. Modelled the arm after my own and added fish tank tubing, then covered with silicon sealer to simulate skin. The blood came from two "iv bags" I made with...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Funny thought about nursing...
    In the 2009 Star Trek movie there is a scene where the bridge is frantic with weapons systems going and the ship is being fired at, but the bridge crew were running around and everyone was talking to...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. how did they know I was in the hospital??
    Hi Mara Sorry to hear about your mom. It's one of the hardest things in the world to lose a parent or anyone close to you. I lost my father 16 years ago and still have problems with it. To be...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can I carry my own pulse ox?
    Exactly :). Also having one you'll always have one around to check if friends/family need to be checked; probably not going to happen everyday, but you never know. And for the price, it can't be...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Can I carry my own pulse ox?
    How exactly does a portable pulse ox get calibrated or maintained? It either works or it doesn't and if there is any question one can try to get/wait for a second unit from someone else to verify....
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. ACLS
    http://www.onlineaha.org/ holds the American Heart Association's online classes. You can get to the above website through heart.org that GreyGull listed. I took the 'Learn: Rhythm Adult' online class...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can I carry my own pulse ox?
    I don't see it as being a problem. Like you said, as long as you follow infection control precautions there shouldn't be any problems. Do you bring your own stethescope? Would your hospital consider...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do you do about MA, GNA, etc calling themselves nurses?
    I don't think we really have that problem where I work. Our nursing staff will very quickly correct them with a, "You meant tech right?" or similar, but I've never heard any of the tech's calling...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Pocket Guide
    That's an excellent idea. I'm wondering if I could make a smaller version, almost like a Hipster PDA? How large is yours and would you be able to post a picture? Just curious to see your set up now....
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. I want to anticipate needs...but I am also scared....
    I am a tech also with my EMT-I and I think the best "training" I've received is by asking a good nurse or two if I could help them with procedures or let me do them with their guidance. You'll very...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Pocket Guide
    That was funny!
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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