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  1. All you can do is shake your head
    Might she be delusional or hallucinating that "they" or Oprah are telling her things? I don't know what her mental status is, but I've heard confused people say more off the wall things...and it's a...
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Yesterday was weird
    ...runs screaming, from the room, eyes burnt out by the image....
    Dec 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Dodging the mucus bullet
    The first time I suctioned a trach patient, when I pulled the suction catheter out, it flung quite a bit of goo onto my face. I turned around, vomited into the wastebasket, and continued with my...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Psychiatric patients and nurses have similar issues?
    I think many nurses go into psych nursing because they love someone who has psych issues, including themselves. I think those nurses have a better understanding of what psych patients go through,...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. family issues
    I'm sending hugs too...
    Nov 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    My comment follows what I wrote and the OP wrote.... I wrote: I think they must be desperate for food and shelter, in order to willingly be hospitalized, especially on a psych unit. I have...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Can you check my psych care plan please?
    I'll put my thoughts in bold after yours. I'm a psych nursing professor, and assume things are done in the same way, where I teach as where you learn. I could be incorrect, so don't take my...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. My 1st new grad interview & left confused
    In my experience interviewing people, there's a list of questions the interviewer uses, and not all of them get used. If more than one person is interviewing, they've probably decided, ahead of...
    Nov 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    I think they must be desperate for food and shelter, in order to willingly be hospitalized, especially on a psych unit. I have huge empathy for them, and treat them with respect. Besides, if their...
    Nov 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Civil War Nursing
    I read that the symbol for the Red Cross came from the symbol some of the Crusaders wore on their armor. Those were assigned the duty of caring for the wounded...
    Nov 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. what laptop is good for nursing school
    For software you need, check with your school's bookstore. Often you can get a huge deal on the basics. For instance, I got Microsoft Office 2013 for $8...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. NP clinically
    You'll have hundreds of hours of clinical time to put in, probably. I don't see that it's very possible to work full time too.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. teacher to nurse transition
    I was a teacher before I was a nurse. Discipline problems are so much less in nursing! I've never had to give a patient a time out! Well, I should take that back because I was a psych nurse, but...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what laptop is good for nursing school
    Go for lightweight because you'll be carrying heavy books already. For careplans, teachers usually give you a format to follow, so how you do those will depend on their requirements.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Can a Nurse Practitioner be a school nurse
    I worked as a staff nurse even though I'm advance practice trained and certified. I just couldn't do those things my advanced training said I could do, that weren't in the role of the generic RN.
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. DVD's
    Your text might have some. Try contacting your publisher and see what's available for free since you're an instructor...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  17. Joining a private practice as a Psych APN, need advice
    I was in private practice with a group of psychiatrists. I was their psych CNS and did pretty much what they did. The practice charged $80 for an appointment with me (15 to 60 minutes) and I got...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    you are awesome!
    Nov 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Concerned
    You're right, Kel. I should have looked it up rather than trusting memory: [QUOTE=KelRN215;8230079]Not ok if the drug test comes back positive for opiates. Fioricet is butalbital, acetaminophen...
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Concerned
    I'm thinking, and could be wrong, that the Rx and/or bottle have expiration dates. Seems logical that THAT date would be the one considered...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The pt that always slides down
    I'm starting to slide down in bed and could use some of these gadgets!
    Nov 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. HIPAA violation
    Consider if you think it would be a violation if you did it in front of a patient who doesn't have dementia. The answer is the same...
    Nov 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. The pt that always slides down
    I was thinking "duct tape" but ignore me! :D ...or velcro...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Formula Scanning
    What are you scanning it for? I'm snoopy and since I don't scan anything, I'm wondering...
    Nov 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Concerned
    You should be ok if your drug test comes back positive for opiates, since you have a current Rx. If it comes back positive for benzos, nope, you're not ok. Also, you're didn't follow policy on...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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