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  1. Recently terminated
    Mistake #1: giving the wife the medications to administer and then leaving the room. It would have been something else had you stayed while she gave the meds. Sometimes with seniors/children/patients...
    3:55 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can an employer ask you what medications you are taking?
    I've only had to disclose the medications I was on for the urine drug screens. And considering once I was told flat-out by one employer that if I didn't disclose something and popped positive because...
    3:43 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Have you travelled to Africa is a invasion of privacy?
    I've had to ask similar questions to my patients. Almost no one has complained...and for the few that did wonder why I wanted to know this information, I explained that I'm asking as part of an...
    3:35 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Post Pneumonia Fatigue
    I'm sorry that you are continuing to feel unwell...however, we at AllNurses can not give medical advice per the TOS. You need to return to your healthcare provider and let them know how you are...
    3:31 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Self education - Best detox information
    A crash course for you: Opiate detoxers look like they're got a really bad flu and think that they are dying. The good news is that they aren't dying. Comfort care and meds, lots of fluids and...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  6. Self education - Best detox information
    That was my first recommendation but you beat me to it :) NetCE offers a bunch of great CEUs on addictions as well.
    Dec 15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. Call me Indecisive Career Nurse...
    If you want the change and have a chance to get one, go for it! You might find that you're truly interested in ER/hospice or you may find that it's not what you thought and you really do want to...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Can you ask what sort of reference your current boss will give you?
    You could ask. But she is under no obligation to tell you what she plans to say. Nor is she obligated to tell them exactly what she tells you--after all, she has the right to change her mind. I...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Soon-to-be new grad dilemma...
    It sounds like you have a very good chance of landing a coveted new graduate position. IMO, look at the long-range picture. It may be worth deciding to stay in the town you're in for another year...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. Meeting with HR Recruiter and don't want to blow it! Advice please!
    If they really like you and really believe you're going to get your BSN ASAP, they may be willing to make an exception. Also, they may make you sign a contact about getting your BSN (and they may...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Cali new grad RN
    You can't have more than 6 months of RN experience. And apply fast as new grad position postings tend to be taken down quickly because they get so many applicants.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. My favorite med:
    My favorite med to give? In my specialty, that is any medication that the patient willingly accepts :D My favorite med for me to receive? Toradol. I can't take narcotic pain relievers, so if I...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Renew of cali lic
    The 30 hours have to have been completed since the last time you renewed your license 2 years ago. A good habit to get into is to try to do at least one CE class every month. Between that, plus...
    Dec 13
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. New to San Diego RN Hourly Wage
    But that's not necessarily the case. I did agency work in Southern CA and per-hour earned slightly less than what a permanent employee made. There's no law saying that as an agency nurse you must...
    Dec 13
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. patient's making false allegation
    Definitely call your malpractice insurance carrier and seek their advice. Just because the DON said that the investigation "will probably lead to nothing" doesn't mean it is guaranteed to turn out...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is it legal to have RN's use full name on badge?
    The patient has the legal right to know who is caring for them. So yes, they do have the right to know your first and last name. Also, their looking you up on Facebook has nothing whatsoever to do...
    Dec 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Key lanyards around neck
    Wearing a lanyard around one's neck can be a big safety hazard, especially if a patient--and it DOESN'T have to be just psych patients--decides to grab hold of it and pull. On the other hand,...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anyone work for Telecare Corp?
    I've dealt with Telecare on occasion, but that's all I know about it.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Major Boundary Violation
    I don't think you have to go as far as quitting, unless you wrote something in this card that went way beyond "Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays." But since you did by your admission break a facility...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. employee referral vs job board
    Sometimes a referral can help, especially if the referral is in the unit/department for which you are applying, so they can really talk you up to their manager. That's how I got a couple of nursing...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Any PEDS Emergency Psychiatry Nurses out there?
    I've done Psych, Peds Psych, and Psych ER. But not Peds Psych ER. I know our local children's hospital has some psych but I don't think they have a dedicated ER role for it either.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Recovery To Practice
    We've worked with a recovery model for years...one key thing is that we always encourage patients to become active participants in their care and subsequent recovery.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. san diego area nicu jobs
    Start with UCSD, Sharp Mary Birch and Rady's Childrens'. AFAIK they all have NICUs.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Acadia health/Pioneer Behavioral health
    No on both counts, sorry :( Where is it located? I can move this thread to that state's forum to help you get more responses.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. positive drug test
    Testing positive due to secondhand THC smoke is not very likely, unless you were practically on top of the smokers and/or in close unventilated quarters with them for a long period of time. Is it...
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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