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  1. vital signs?
    Homework? Tell us what you think is significant about them?
    6:58 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. IV starts in nursing schools
    My health authority requires all new hire nurses to take a class with a CNE and have three witnessed starts before being certified to start IVs independently. You can be a new grad or have decades...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    Did you report it to Health Canada or just your municipal/provincial public health office?
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Health Care Aide Clinicals
    Hospitals hire far fewer NAs than LTC even with AHS and it's workplace transformation projects. Aides always get the heavy, repetitive nursing chores. There is a basic orientation to units but...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. LPN Student Wanting to Pursue Oncology
    Cross Cancer Institute employs LPNs but I don't think there are any preceptors there. It is not a place for a placement as experienced LPNs are hired there. You need to have honed your assessment...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Advice to a 49er fan moving to Montreal
    Does Quebec have an embassy in SF????
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Accerelated Nursing Programs I should apply to
    As an Albertan, I'm surprized by Dishes comment on the high drop out rate for Athabasca's Anatomy course. I know several people who have done the course and completed the degree. None found the...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  8. GPN
    GPN
    Just be prepared to walk out of the exam hall thinking "what in hades just happened". Like Lori, I found it easier than I expected yet, was convinced I'd failed until I got the letter six weeks...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Where are the middle age nurses working?
    I'm mid 50s and still work acute care. Granted there are fewer of us on the heavy medical floors, but I see our age group in maternity, dialysis, opthamology, and day surgery wards. Nurses in my...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Health Care Aide Clinicals
    LTC is hard work. Corners are cut because there just isn't the funding to staff it. And let's face it, it's a thankless job. Management expect more and more. Patients are demanding. The families...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  11. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    Look at the OP's posting history. This is their usual style. Ask a question, get responses and rarely return until there is another question to be asked. He hasn't been in Vancouver long enough...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What are the options available after failing the Canadian RPN exam 3 times?
    Three failures has always resulted in a return to school. You graduated nearly five years ago and haven't worked as a nurse. This is something that has to be considered. Call your provincial...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Whats the normal intake and output for a 5 wk old?
    Nope. Tested twice during both pregnancies. My SIL smoked (despite being nagged by everyone). It just runs in my genes. A 7pounder is considered tiny. My mother's first was 9/15 and her second...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Practical Nursing, Good job oppurtunities?
    The poster is in Ontario, where in general, the nursing job market is lousy. Why on earth would she work "as a student" during the summer when she has a valid PN practice permit? Experience as an...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. Whats the normal intake and output for a 5 wk old?
    Sorry guys, my last one was a 35 weeker who weight 10lb 8oz. Big babies run in the family. My SIL had a 34 weeker who was 7lb 3oz.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Licensed Nurse or Vet Nurse (tech)
    Are they caring for animals, medicating, them and nursing them back to health? Then in the doctor's eyes they are his nurses.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Philippine licensed RN, Canadian licensed RPN seeking US RN job
    Those certificates are part of the basic education and they are job postings that haven't been updated to reflect the changes in the diploma PN education. If you hold a valid practice permit, you...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  18. Philippine licensed RN, Canadian licensed RPN seeking US RN job
    Don't know if you qualify for a NAFTA visa. You'll have to check with the government
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  19. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    "Sister" is still used in the UK and much of the Commonwealth. I've been called "Sister" by doctors and patients.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Philippine licensed RN, Canadian licensed RPN seeking US RN job
    If you are planning on living and working in Canada, why are you taking the US-NCLEX? Canada has it's own version
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  21. Student wants to know what stethoscope is best
    Don't buy one until you need one. My college had a basic one for sale in the bookstore which several classmates loved and it was dirt cheap. Littman had a rep who came in during the year and sold...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Do American patients actually know their nurses surname/family name, whatever is politically correct? It's a huge security issue in my region. It doesn't even appear on ID cards anymore. Just...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Semantics, I'm old. H e l l, I have a Hindu co-worker, who has said "My Christian name is xxxx". Which has led to several educational conversations.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    Most of the units on my hospital move you out as fast as possible. We have enough of an issue with bed blockers waiting for a nursing home bed to prolong stays. Being a regional centre, we will...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Up here, we introduce ourselves by our Christian names. We are not permitted to use our surnames on the floor for security reasons. Some remember our names, most just call us "Nurse". My...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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