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  1. HIV needle stick
    What is wrong with you guys? I'm sorry this happened to you, OP. The chance of transmission is very, very low (I think about 0.25%). Sending good vibes your way.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Feb - Mar 2015 Top 8 Captions - Help Select $100 Winner
    Who chooses the 8 captions?
    Apr 1
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. Second career nurses: what if you ended up not liking nursing?
    If you're questioning it this much, don't do it.
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Father Smuggles Newborn Out Of Hospital - Nurse Deactivates Alarm
    There's a difference between a Code Pink and an infant's band alarm (at least at my hospital). In my NICU, babies in open cribs wear security bands and on average, there will be maybe one or two band...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. FLAME ON!
    "Does the Pearson Vue Trick really work?" "I got this pop-up, what does it mean?" Those are the only 2 that really annoy me, and I avoid it by not going to the NCLEX or student forum. Oh...
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Feb - Mar 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I refuse to use those purple wipes - I thought I'd disinfect my charting desk the old fashioned way."
    Feb 11
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. How many of you actually enjoy your job?!
    I LOVE my specialty (NICU) and like my job. Do I jump for joy the night before work? No. Am I content when I get to work? Yes. Even on the craziest days when I've been running around all shift, I...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. When to piggyback This
    I can see how that would be confusing. Basically, the only way the antibiotic would be flushed in at the rate the NS going at was if the antibiotic wasn't on it's own pump and just flooding into the...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New Nurse Proverbs.
    When starting a new job, listen more than you talk. You will learn a lot more this way.
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Tips on being a parent
    I wouldn't say "play dumb." You should definitely ask questions and be present. The thing is, with a 32-week preemie, the plan of care is going to be pretty straightforward and routine (as long as...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Do you carry around your stethoscope?
    Well if you don't think it's necessary to listen to your patients (which it is), listen because it's your JOB to do so. You're the nurse. You're there to assess, monitor, and document on your...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I was almost in the same situation as you are, OP. The only difference is, I knew I wanted to go back to school and become a nurse first and then subsequently fell in love with NICU. Before I even...
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should I pursue a career as a registered nurse or elementary teacher?
    If it's as simple a question as nurse vs. teacher, I would go with nurse. There are so many different fields of nursing you can go into. You can even teach as a nurse, but you can't nurse as a...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Has anyone mistaken you for a punching bag at work?
    One time, a patient spat food at me and later on had the audacity to shoot pee on me!! ...
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Not exhausted but tired, yes. If I don't work my days in a row and just have a day or two off here and there it feels like I am perpetually working. And I want to do less on my days off. If I have at...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. graduating in may, getting married
    I would only tell them if your wedding & honeymoon would interfere with the orientation time. For example, if you start your job in September and know that you have a 2 month orientation, you have to...
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What can you tolerate the least?
    This. I'm a NICU nurse so no bodily fluid has grossed me out, but looking at the contents of a suction cannister is pretty disgusting and makes me gag.
    Nov 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why did you become a nurse?
    1. Got tired and bored of working 5 days a week at a desk job 2. Wanted more meaningful, altruistic work 3. Wanted a job where I could work part-time after starting a family and still make decent...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    They keep updating the article on CNN. It was last updated about half an hour ago. But the first article had said it was the ER nurse who took care of him during his 2nd ER visit. So now I guess...
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  20. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I've seen it in a couple of reports. Here's one from CNN: Ebola: Texas nurse tests positive - CNN.com
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  21. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    The "healthcare worker" was an ER nurse that took care of him during his second visit to the ER. Reports say she was wearing a gown, gloves, mask, and shield. She wasn't wearing the "spacesuit" type...
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  22. Further studies for NICU
    I think CNL is the only Master's (in nursing) that you can get with the intention of still working at the bedside. We have many CNLs working on our unit. Many of them (not all) have taken the...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    I did a research report on the use of oral sucrose in neonates in nursing school and read the Cochrane review. All of the studies on this subject concluded that oral sucrose use before minor painful...
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    My gosh. I'm sure the same people who are arguing about how wasteful it is to throw out pillows and about how clean once excrement-laden washcloths are after they are washed would not blink an eye if...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    That was very informative. I knew hospital laundry is done differently, but no one could ever tell me how it was different and I never cared enough to look it up! I still think it's wrong to use...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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