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  1. Thank you
    I echo your thoughts Viva! I have been a patient numerous times and the psych nurses I dealt with were the best. I appreciated that they listened every time I had a concern or problem and never...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Well, I didn't expect THAT answer...
    85 year old lady on a geriatric assessment unit. MD had ordered Premarin vaginal cream at HS. I went in early in the evening, explained to the lady what it was and why it had been ordered. Doing...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    Our doctors are great. I have heard attending doctors tell residents that "nurses who have been here a while know more about renal than you ever will unless you become a nephrologist - listen to...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Credible Courses in Canada for the CDE
    If you are still looking, UBC offers a course every fall in Vancouver Diabetes Educator Course Vancouver Fall 2013 - UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education I took it last year and although...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  5. Be a renal nurse and not work a day in your life
    I have been a renal nurse for my entire career. I would never move to another specialty. I work in transplant now but it is still an area that I love. One of my pts told me that he thinks the best...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Calgary Region Floods: Stay Safe!
    The High River hospital is evacuated, Canmore hospital is sheltering in place, Drumheller health centreis evacuated, a number of LTC facilities have been evacuated, the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Dual Career - Nursing and Ministry
    I have been an RN for 23 years, and work full time. I will finish this summer a Masters degree in Theology that I have been doing online. I have no plans to go into professional ministry, I took my...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. CNA Certification: Preparation Time While Working?
    I did the Nephrology exam, I worked full time the entire time while doing so. I studied mostly for 3 or 4 hours per weekend and the occasional weekend. Good luck!
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    Many years ago we had two pts on our floor with identical names (including middle name if you can believe it). They were in the same four bed room, and they were both blind diabetics on peritoneal...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    I must say, my manager would NEVER tolerate any of her nurses being spoken to that way. She is like a mama bear looking out for her cubs. One does not abuse her nurses. She would have stepped in...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other
    You are so right that until one experiences it, one does not "get it" about mental illness. I thought I did. I was wrong. I have been on meds and in therapy for well over 10 years. I have three...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. annoying little thing some of our docs are doing
    I work in an outpatient clinic, one of our docs will write the letter to the family doc (I saw Mr X, I recommended this and that, he had no other complaints, return to clinic 6 months) before he even...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What are you good at?
    I haven't worked inpatients for a while so I am sure all my inpatient skills are rather rusty (although when I did I was good at most of them) but where I think I am really good is in palliative...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. We need to advocate for better mental health
    Yes, absolutely we need to advocate for better mental health care. In all countries. But what really bugs me is whenever something like this happens the media announces "had mental health...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    Okay, I have to chime in..... We women all wore caps for grad, the guys in my class (6 of them) did not. All the ladies paid an extra $5 in fees that year for the cap. The guys decided THEY were...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Dear new grad...
    Last week my Mom's goals of care at her LTC facility were changed to comfort measures only. I am so grateful for the nurse who has taken my calls every day, or called me herself to give me a daily...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Head, meet desk
    Once on a night shift I rec'd a call from admitting to which I replied "We are full. Sorry, but you'll have to look on another unit." This was met with "HOw can you be full?" Me: "We have no...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Thanks for taking the time...
    I will be contacting the Patient Care Manager in emergency to say thanks and will be contacting the Patient Care Manager on the inpt unit about the "go in your diaper" thing. I don't work on an inpt...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Thanks for taking the time...
    I will contact the Patient Care Manager in the emergency deptartment and pass along my thanks. KitkatPRN, I know they are busy in LTC and they do have a podiatrist who comes around. Problem is, he...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. Thanks for taking the time...
    Last night my Mom was taken from her long term care facility into emergency because she had a UTI that was not responding to treatment and they couldn't get her fever down. At one point my sister...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Clinical Preps Rant
    I remember thinking that my first clinical instructor hated me. I thought she as a really unpleasant well, witch, to deal with. She made may of the same demands on her students and yes, if we had a...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    Wow, you read my mind. Almost. I just spent 4 days at the bedside of a dying Uncle - he is the last of my Dad's siblings, the end of a generation. I want so badly to fix things, to make it right. ...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. My buddy Joe
    Thanks for such an awesome story. We may not all be starting IV's or complex technical tasks, but each of us is equally vital to our patients. A number of years ago I looked after a gentleman in...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. A no good, very bad day: a vent, a rant, a plea for laughter.
    I can't imagine. Sending hugs.... Hoping your next shifts are better. Take care of yourself!
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Transplant nursing
    Aweome! So glad to hear it! You are eager to learn so I think that will make a huge difference. And yeah, always nice when the doctors want you there! When do you start? Did you find out about...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology

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