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  1. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    I should clarify just for full disclosure - during the pre-op interview the circulating nurse told the patient he would have a safety strap. The patient expressed severe anxiety over this, as he had...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Nursing school claims to not be able to teach prioritization.
    I think when your instructors say, "We cannot teach prioritization", they are more referring to the fact that they cannot teach critical thinking. They teach you your ABC's, Maslow, etc. and all the...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    It's been over a year since I posted this thread and I just wanted to give an update. I'm an NAII now and halfway finished with NS. I've only worked in hospitals since but I have a much better...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    Thanks for the input. While observing a skin graft was a really exciting experience for me, some things just left me reeling. The sterilization (or lack thereof) of course, but also, the circulating...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Skin grafting - does your facility treat it as a sterile procedure?
    I am a nursing student and I had an OR rotation last week. I observed a split autograft and xenograft. The procedure was "clean" and not sterile. I asked the resident as to why it wasn't a sterile...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. How many people in your class?
    65 in my nursing program year (I think 2 of those dropped by mid term) 15 in my lab 32 in my lecture 8 in my clinical group
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. nursing diagnosis
    I'd probably go with a risk dx here since it looks like he's well underway with his care. Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance would be my best guess, unless you're allowed to make a dx from the...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. I survived my first semester...
    :banghead:
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. How to prepare for nursing school??!
    I just finished my first semester. I'd say... just rest. Take naps. Watch TV. Spend time with your family, your friends, drink wine, enjoy yourself. Pretty soon you won't be able to enjoy that as...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Is my husband being unreasonable?
    I don't think it's fair to your older children to have them assume parenting roles. My mother was a night shift nurse and I always had to hold down the fort, and yes, there were emergencies...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To all the students about to start nursing school...
    Thank you for this post. I start nursing school tomorrow. I feel scared ******** and unprepared. I have to work 25-30 hrs a week and I'm a single parent. Hi to the General Nursing Student board...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Tips on getting an A in A&P1?
    Aside from studying a bunch, I also used Mr Ford's videos online Mr. Ford's Anatomy and Physiology -- worth the $5 per lesson. When my eyes were too tired I would just play his videos over and over,...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    Curious as to why some people would think I would make something like this up. I work full time, am a part time student, was just accepted into NS for this fall, plus I am a single parent. I have a...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Does a CNA have to wipe butts?
    Don't feed the trolls...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. CNA state exam tomorrow... sooo nervous (NC)
    I'm so afraid I'll be so nervous I will forget everything! My CNA class really sucked, the instructors could never agree on anything and always gave conflicting information. I just feel so unprepared...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Anyone dealing with a discouraging advisor?
    When I decided to go back to school full time, I also worked full time (still do). My then-advisor laughed in my face and told me it was impossible especially because I was a single parent. He said I...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    Thought I'd come back to this thread now that my 3 week CNA clinical is over. This LTC was nasty, disgusting, HORRIBLE -- I would not allow my dog to live there. The treatment of the elderly lady...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    :w00t::cheers:
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Potential nursing students who dont want to hear the truth
    Forgive me for oversimplifying your post here, but it to me it says, "How can I discourage people from their dream without making it seem like I'm trying to discourage people from their dream?" Would...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    Umm.. how do you know they weren't dental hygenist students or cosmetology students? they wear scrubs as well. I seriously doubt an entire group of nurses who were in contact with bodily fluids all...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Keeping A Written Record Of The Patients You've Had: Good Or Bad?
    Oh, dear. I feel that institutional covered entitites rush their HIPAA training so quickly that it basically says "PHI PEOPLE! DISCLOSE IT AND BE FIRED! NEVER BREATHE A WORD!" Keep your list,...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    I think she meant on the back of the thigh, close to the buttocks. Thanks for your input Leslie. I know that CNA's have many patients and can't provide such unique care to each and every one, but if...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. First day of CNA clinical - Elder abuse?
    Good afternoon everyone. I just need some perspective on what I witnessed today to see if I can expect to see this kind of thing everywhere. I'm not sure if I can handle it. This is going to be kind...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Nursing Schools in North Carolina
    Durham Technical Community College doesn't do a wait list, it does a point system for admissions (based on number of pre-reqs completed) but the application deadline has already passed for Fall 2012...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  25. Starting A&P I tonight, need tips!
    No, I wish! I'm in 2 now and it sure would help.
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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