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  1. What is the appropriate action..
    Okay, I've talked with the CNO as well as the CEO and they are taking this very seriously. Correction, the physician who did this was Internal Medicine on the case, not the actual attending...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. What is the appropriate action..
    I haven't posted on here since nursing school, I think. I've been a nurse for two years in Jan. I've been charge nurse for a few months at a rehabilitation hospital. Here's my deal. Yesterday, I...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. New Nurse Looking For ER Advice
    I really couldn't tell you a right answer on this. But, I will give you my opinion this last year being a nurse. I feel as if my calling is ER nursing as well. I work in a Rehabilitation hospital...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. I'm a nut case and about to apply for licensure in Texas
    If I remember correctly....is asks if you've ever been hospitalized or dx with schizo, bipolar, etc.? Just the hospitalization question alone would lead me (if I were you) to answer yes and give the...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. NCLEX suggestions for the boards
    I absolutely loved the Hurst Review. 75 q's and passed on the first try! I did the online videos. Good Luck!
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. first code
    I actually saw my first code the other day and it was my very last day of clinical of nursing school!!! I was amazed at how great of a job everyone did. The teamwork was outstanding! I took ACLS in...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New Grad, new job... My First emergency!
    I've seen many pulses this high. ICU is a great place to see that kind of stuff. I'm confused as to what you are saying is a pulse ox. Usually when I use that term I'm thinking about how much oxygen...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Any tips with smells? Please!!!
    Our instructor recommend we use masks if we cannot handle the smell. I do understand where you are coming from, it's like using gloves while taking vitals or something. However, to save more...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. do you make sure your pts
    I am graduating in 5 days, but I will tell you...the last hospital I did rotations at was the best at this! Every nurse, esp. ICU gave mouth care, brushed their hair, ect. I've learned from my own...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Unhappy with medical care...let them know or just go?
    I say let them know how you feel. It will show them what they can do to improve the quality of care there. If you don't tell them, they remain unaware of the things that drive patients away.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any tips with smells? Please!!!
    I have the same EXACT problem. One of the patients I care for in the first year of nursing school....had c-diff. If you've ever smelled that, you will never forget it. Her legs were contracted in...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Failed pre-employment drug screen
    Darvocet is not considered a strong opioid and was also removed from the market. I don't see why they would have even tested for that specific drug considering the fact that it hasn't been on the...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What was wrong with my patient??
    I've seen people act this way when taking steroids.....prednisone. Don't know why this happens but it seems to be pretty bad and scary when it does. Steroids really mess with people sometimes.
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New student..what should i do?
    I started working on pre reqs with no previous college experience in Aug 2007. I graduate from the ADN program next month. However, I had a very small baby at that time, a huge wedding to...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. how can these schools get away with SCAMMING people?
    You know, I've wondered the same thing and if you look up any of my posts you will see a discussion I've had with others about the same exact thing! Stay away from those places!!!! Waste of time and...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I was the first responder to a car accident today
    I have a similar story. I'm still in the program, and graduate in Dec. A 20 yr old boy was driving recklessly through our neighborhood on his dirt bike and hit a brick mailbox. I was there along with...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. TB RESULT HELLPPPP!!!
    For my program, the way they do it is if your TB results come up positive, you must have a clear x ray to be accepted into the program. Some people have gotten an immunization and now their TB...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Mike Tyson trading places w/ a nurse on TV show tonight!
    Good it set to record on my DVR. Thanks! :D
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. First year student
    Nursing school is pretty tough. I've never been diagnosed, but I think I may have a little bit of a learning disability. I have been in college since 07 and have had very close to a 4.0 until nursing...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Quitting more than one addiction
    I have a feeling that this person will just over compensate with alcohol now that he has been told that drinking is ok. What I mean is, since he is recovering from narcs, he will just drink more....
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Failed! 4days before grad!
    Keep your head up! I know it seems like a long time, but you obviously got this far for a reason. Everything happens for a reason and that reason may be unclear at the moment, but I'm sure there is a...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. failed pre-employment drug screen
    Nope never had to go through that, but I will say that I wouldn't want a nurse who smokes weed to take care of any of my family members.
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New to ER
    I don't have any advice for you. I know that ultimately this is what I want to do-- ED. I just wanted to say congrats on your position and I'm sure you will do fine. Out of all my rotations in...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. NCLEX results= FAIL   :(
    I'm sorry to hear that! But it happens to the best of us!!! I graduate in December and have been asking around of what to study when my time comes. I've heard Hurst is awesome. Kaplan....kind of hard...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. When did you decide nursing was for you?
    Honestly, you just know. I've wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember and have never wanted to do anything other than that. However, do not rely on one area i.e., ER trauma nursing to help...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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