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  1. PICC lines and k-pads
    What is the common feeling about using k-pad use after insertion of PICCs? I have gotten different opinions from different PICC nurses. One says it helps prevent vein spasms another says it isn't...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Please help me with my temper
    When I find myself in that place I ask for help (if that is what is bringing my coping down), take deep breaths and while doing so say a prayer asking God for help and thanking Him for help He has...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. New Nurse Teaching Students
    I can understand a student being nervous but I can't understand students not able to do vitals when they start clinicals. I would be looking for an instructor to help with this! When I have a...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Tall/Plus sized scrubs
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Charge Nurse Ignores Me
    Make sure you have her full attention...stand next to her. When you are finished with your question/ statement and don't get a response, ask her if she heard you. (sometimes with all the chaos going...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. My seven month journey in ICU has ended.
    "I know what I know, and I know what I don't know"... a very profound statement because there are many that won't admit what they don't know!. I too wish you well. I apologize on the behalf of...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. The Grateful Nurse Speaks
    Once again, thank you for your words of wisdom! I so agree with you on every level.
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. counting my chickens before they hatch
    Most facilities won't let staff move to another unit until they have worked the unit they were hired on for at least 6 months to a year.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Type I Diabetes
    Our 6 yo grandson has been diagnosed with diabetes. Can someone recommend a book to help me help this family with their adjustment? My son-in-law also was dx at about the same age so it is not...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Liability Insurance after retirement
    Since I do hope to retire ...someday. I'm not sure how long but I know people sue many years after an event and I got to wondering about keeping my liability insurance after I retire. I will ask my...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  11. Education of nurses
    A hundred years ago...ok 1970 when I got my LPN and again in 1982 when I got my ADN this was a hot topic of discussion. I truly feel if SOMEONE would make a decision, set a date, provide some sort of...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Is it possible to....
    Of course! That makes you human. After 43 years I still love being a bedside nurse...most of the time. It's shifts like you describe or when admin makes inane policies that make me wish I could...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Where are the supplies?
    Doesn't just happen in LTC...we had 3 pt with NGs this week and needed to replace one of the stay-guard nose things ( not sure of the name). Anyway, our floor had none and neither did the next 2...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So what can we expect from you?
    You can expect me to remember that students need skills and offer to let you do dressing changes, foleys and anyother treatment I think you will not get a lot of chances to do. You can expect that I ...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. It's All YOU Baby!
    My dream has always been to work somewhere that has an IV team...alas, as I get closer to retirement it is bound to be a dream unmet! It has to be hard to go from a big facility that has...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Just curious, What do they teach in Nursing School these days?
    some Grade school, middle schools and high schools often "teach to the test" for funding so we should not be surprised that some nursing schools do the same. Hospitals are flooded with schools trying...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How does your unit handle this assignment situation ?
    You shouldn't have to ask for help, your coworkers should realize you need it BUT you also need to stand up for yourself: " I know I have fewer pts and will be glad to take an admit if I can get some...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Has anyone heard of something like this before?? Input please!!
    Having been a CNA test giver (!) I would caution you to make sure you know what you will be tested on. When you do the skills lab there are "critical elements" you must do and in some cases in the...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How do you deal with explosive customers?
    Depends on the situation..."I'm so sorry.." works in some instances but if I feel I am ( or a co-worker) personally threatened I back off and have someone call for help. Security presence can have a...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. is there a difference between pct and cna?
    Probably depends on where you work but not much difference. Where I work we call them PCAs
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. what to do when pts aren't nice?
    Kill em with kindness! Unless it is abusive and getting out of hand just smile and move on. For those that can't seem to remember to say Thank-you I often smile and say you'r welcome as I head out...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Let me get this clear
    I have always been told " we pay according to the following: 1-4 years ....5-9 years...10-15 .... "and most of them cap out at 20. If you are at the top of the scale the only way you can get a raise...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. do you like working for a staffing agency?
    Advantages: you can pretty much set your hours, gives you a feel for places you might or might not want to seek employment Disadvantages: unless you want to work weekends, nights or specialty areas...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  24. To old to be hired anymore?
    Have you thought about doing some agency work? I did that when I was wo work ( long story) and couldn't get an interview. I am sure my eons of experience was a factor cause I am at the top end of the...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Long term acute care inside hospital
    If the nurse recruiter gave you the impression that LTAC is slower he/she is waaaay wrong. I worked at one as an agency nurse and everything the other poster said is true: not making enough progress...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)

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