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  1. Nurse Coding
    I have my certification in coding as well, I think it was an asset to me personally but as far as financially....no. Most hospitals don't hire RNs to code...they hire certified coders which they can...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Trying to decide on a specialty
    There are so many choices, it's such a personal decision. Not every specialty is right for everyone. I started out in critical care/trauma...and ended up in Pediatrics. Sometimes, you have to just...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER
    Ohhhhhh and the ones that come in for "FEVER" and we ask what the temp has been running..."I don't know, I don't have a thermometer but by hand, it's high" and one of my favorites when I asked that...
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER
    I had a parent call an ambulance 12 TIMES, YES, 12 TIMES in one month and had her child brought to the hospital for a "cold"..... that was the most ridiculous thing ever. Medicaid abuse.
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Scared Silly! Help!!
    You can do it! And if it makes ya feel a little better, there is a school here in Louisiana that not only makes students wear the traditional white but they DO have to wear the white nurses cap...
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Who's going to NTI 2009 in New Orleans:  5/16-5/21 ??
    I'm goingggggggggg!!! But I am already in South Louisiana! :wink2::wink2:
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Carrying Equipment Outside of Work
    Each state is different, you can check out the statutes here...for instance, you have to be a trained responder in Mississippi. ...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do regular "newborn nurseries" still exist?
    They still exist here in Louisiana! Absolutely, I have always encouraged the mom to send the baby to the nursery so she can get some rest when she needs it! And I have seen too many accidents...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Carrying Equipment Outside of Work
    I carry it all, you never know when you might need it. I have stopped numerous times when nobody was on the scene yet. Most people do not know that under the Good Samaritan laws in most states you...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I graduate in 9 days ...
    Congratulations and good luck! Study, study, study and don't be nervous! It's what you have been working so hard for! :grad:
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. A Frustrated Nurse Writes About Poor Conditions in Evacuee Shelters
    I have worked numerous shelters during hurricanes in South Louisiana and I haven't seen any of this either...however...during Katrina, I did have a few "unruly" people spit on me but I think it was...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Cat Scratch Fever!
    Like I said, it can lie dormant and go undetected until bloodwork is done....I don't believe it was "caused" by that fall...I believe it was detected as a result of that happening. I had a patient...
    Oct 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Cat Scratch Fever!
    Umm..I would like to know what other causes there are out there for cat scratch fever?? It is a known fact that it is a flea borne bacteria and mainly infects cats, although it is "possible" to be...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. husband begrudgingly supportive
    Oh wow. I would dump him.:spin: But that's just me! haha..ok all kidding aside, it will be a long road trying to go through this program and living with someone who is so negative because it is...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ever called CPS?
    Unfortunately being in Peds I have dealt with CPS so many times, I couldn't tell you how many!! It is absolutely ridiculous what some of these children endure. Heartbreaking. It certainly takes a...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I can't stand needles, help!!
    You get used to it, you will be able to do it in your sleep! I don't like needles coming at me either and I don't particularly "like" that part of nursing (especially in Peds) but it's a part of it. ...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Cat Scratch Fever!
    Cat scratch fever is actually more common than you think...I have seen quite a few in peds. It is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella that cats carry in their blood. Fleas pass the bacteria from...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Need as much advice as possible-considering leaving nursing program.
    But what I REALLY wanna say is don't quit!!! LOL :p
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Need as much advice as possible-considering leaving nursing program.
    I agree, I would try to stick it out a few more weeks and see if it gets better for you. I was an EMT going into nursing school so I was trained and had pretty much seen it all. I think everyone is...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Most Women Can Relate to this One. It Has Happened to Most of Us
    Haha absolutely and then throw in having your 4 year old in the stall with ya trying to crawl under the door! LMAO Have a great week y'all:wavey:
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?
    OMGGGGGGGGGGG...whatttttttt?
    Jul 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    haha..sooooooo true..I do this all the time
    Jun 20, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Hospital Staff Charged With Killing Patients After Katrina
    I know opinions vary greatly on this issue...and I don't know what really happened. BUT..I can say...I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I was one of the RNs who flew into the massive disaster for 3...
    Jun 20, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. New Grad Question
    I totally agree..your nursing texts are some of the best info you will get. I am a peds nurse but didn't move into NICU/PICU until I was 5 years established in regular peds. The American Nurses...
    Jun 20, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Embarassing OR experience.
    He's a jerk...pfffttttt...I once had a doctor do that to a few of us trying to be a smartazz...saying to another doctor and patient..."they're JUST nurses"....well this "just a nurse" does a whole...
    May 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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