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  1. What is/was your job going through grad school?
    I work inpatient, 3 12s a week, but I've saved up my PTO so I'm on a paid leave of absence during a big chunk of my final semester. Highly recommend doing that if you can.
    Feb 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Apartment Walking Distance to Duke Medical?
    You can get on the Duke HR site and look at the bus routes that service the medical campus. You can also look at the Durham Area transit website to familiarize yourself with the areas around campus....
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  3. Oncology CNA advice.
    Patients on oncology units have to use the toilet A Lot. IV fluids= have to pee...chemo/radiation=diarrhea. I deeply appreciate an aide who willingly helps those unsteady patients to the bathroom...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU
    OP, yes, sometimes it is completely acceptable and necessary for the patient's safety to yell. It goes kind of like this: Mr. X, Open your eyes sir. Open your eyes. Can you hear me? And then I might...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Should i become a nurse practioner or wait?
    zenman, may I pm you too? I would really appreciate tips on utilizing my bedside time while in NP school. I'm in the 3rd semester of my adult/gero NP program. Thank you, and sorry to highjack the...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Best online RN-BSN: WCU, ECU, or W-SS.
    I had a great experience with WCU. Well organized, very dedicated professors. I recommend.
    May 17, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  7. Screening Hospitals/Critical Care Units
    When you tour the unit, ask to speak to some preceptors & charge nurses. Ask how long they've been working there & how long they've been nurses. I think it's telling if a unit has nurses taking...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Is there a difference between a cordis and TLC?
    I was taught that MAC stood for multiple access catheter; 4 or 5 lumens, as opposed to the standard 3. A cordis line could fall under that category, I suppose, since it has multiple lumens, but not...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Head lice. Walking around, visible from a few feet away, on a patient that had been in the ICU ~ 3weeks.
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hourly rounding logs
    OP, are you asking about implementing hourly rounding in a long-term care facility? I don't see how it would be humanly possible. The bits of evidence I've read about it were specific to hospital...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Inappropriate medications for the elderly
    Oh, and I really want to point something out: Delirium=fast onset, temporary, fluctuating altered mental status due to a treatable cause (such as lack of sleep, UTI, medication, dehydration, on...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Gerontology certification exam
    Hey, thanks a bunch for the info! Good luck to you too!
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Gerontology certification exam
    sweepea or VickyRN, either of you may know the answer to this question: what documentation would I need to provide to show my hours of gerontological nursing? I've worked in med-surg, progressive...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Inappropriate medications for the elderly
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1298101/pdf/11089480.pdf Anticholinergic effects are amplified in the elderly related to a variety of factors. The article above is really informative.
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Can you ride a bicycle in Danskos?
    Oh, great site. Thank you!
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Can you ride a bicycle in Danskos?
    Hey, good suggestion. Thanks!
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Can you ride a bicycle in Danskos?
    Has anyone tried it? I want to get some Danskos, but I don't know if I can ride a bicycle in them. Thanks.
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. What area of nursing did you work in before becoming a NP?
    zenman, your presence in this world lights up my life & inspires me more than you will ever know. Namaste!
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Could this be an ARPN thread?
    Thank you for the new forums, moderators/allnurses staff.
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Awake, alert, oriented & non ventilated...on ECMO??
    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=8162701
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Duke MSN/DNP Application Info
    Sunday brunch at the Pinhook. On me. Just sayin. Okay, sorry, back to your regularly scheduled topic.
    May 9, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  22. Getting antsy...is this normal?  RN for two years
    I think I've heard that it takes about 2 years to "pay for" the orientation costs of a new nurse. I could be totally wrong about that--any managers know more? I get antsy too after I've reached a...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Duke MSN/DNP Application Info
    Well hey there! I'll see you in a few months! Rebecca the porterwoman in Durham :D
    May 6, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  24. What's Your Stress Reliever?
    I have the good fortune to live close enough to work that I can bike there. Riding my bike home in the morning, after a rough night, I sure am grateful to be alive. After one particularly horrific...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. New RN on busy med-surg/oncology floor
    One thing that really helped me when I was having those out-of-control too-many-things-to-do moments was to stop and take two minutes to make a little list on a post-it note of the things I had to...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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