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  1. Newborn Baths
    My son had his first bath at about 70hrs old. He was an elective c-section due to breechness and they bathed him on discharge with hubby and I watching to teach us how to bathe a baby.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Dear Nursing Instructor
    been there done that when pregnant with hg and they tried to ping me for turning up sick. I was like, if you let me go when I first felt nauseous I wouldn't have disrupted the class as much by...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients
    We had a resident the other day screaming out for help in the dining room the other day, stating that she was worried about the chicken for dinner and she didn't have enough time to get everything...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Good Excuses for Missing Work
    I had an orthostatic hypotensive episode almost 2 years ago now and my husband rang in for me as I was in no fit state to do it laying in resus while they were figuring out whether to admit me or...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Car seats for preemies
    In Australia, car seats don't have a weight limit and britax have just released a new capsule that is specifically designed for preemies. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet as my kid is 4 1/2...
    Nov 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Ever Been Recognized?
    I don't think I've been recognised, but there is one person on here that I know, not through nursing but through another forum we were both on. She started a new account once she graduated though and...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. You know you're tired when...
    I fell asleep on the bus on the way home from work one day and had to find a payphone to ring my parents as I had no idea where I was and no rides left on my bus pass.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 24 hour shift as a CNA
    I used to regularly do 24 hour shifts when I worked in disability services. I did the 1400-2200 then the sleepover, then the 0600-1400. The majority of these shifts were looking after clients who...
    Aug 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Is This Bullying?
    How hard is it to get into nursing school with a previous history of Jelly (jello) addiction? I did lines of crystals throughout highschool and lived on the sugar high. I think I'll be able to...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    We've done a couple of midnight trips with the small one for croup, when the redipred isn't working and he's got stridor and starting to cyanose, I'm sorry but I don't have an o2 tank at home so ED...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I have the company I work for, but that'd be like an english nurse putting down NHS or an american putting down say kaiser.
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Lying to Dementia Patients
    Just remember not to do what I did when I first started out. I told a resident that had dementia that their mother wasn't with us any-more and they got very upset. After lunch that day, a community...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  13. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    I was 6 when my grandfather died, mum took us kids down when he was sick so she could help my grandmother look after him as he wanted to die at home. I remember just sitting with him on his bed...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    A couple of times now as a CNA. I've lived on main roads at times and the two that come to mind were a kid who totalled his car and walked away unharmed, I was off work that day and just sitting on...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Any CNA's out there want to answer a few questions?
    What state do you live in? Queensland Australia How long have you been a CNA? I've been an Assistant in Nursing or Disability Support Worker now for about 14 years How long did it take...
    May 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Color coded uniform vent
    I find this really interesting as I've worked for 4 different companies over the years that have had compulsory uniforms. All of them you've only been able to get from one or two places as they are...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. Wedding rings at work
    I don't wear my engagement ring any-more but that was a sapphire with 2 diamonds on it and they were all inset. My wedding ring is a plain 9ct gold band that never leaves my hand. My husband used to...
    May 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Weather Policy
    I've made it to work in inclement weather, but I have called out once due to refusing to drive in the middle of a category 5 cyclone, I then volunteered to stay at the evacuation center afterwards...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Yep a few, years ago, when I was an agency AIN down south, they varied from local celebs to international aussie celebs.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!
    I have no idea which was the most embarrassing, probably either when I was asleep in the staff room, I was working a double shift and about 8 months pregnant at the time and I rolled off the couch...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Reports of virgin pregnancy at 0.5%
    We had fairly extensive sex ed classes as well that went from about age 9 which was 4th grade up until the end of year 10. These covered everything. I remember in year 7 so at about 12 being given a...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Lidocaine Spray
    I got it otc in Australia in the form of "Paxyl" spray when my son had a balantis and we had to retract his foreskin to apply the a/b cream. The pharmacist knew exactly what it was being used for as...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Residents and bathing
    Would something like this Whiteley Corporation | Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion work for her? I have also "threatened" a resident once when they wouldn't shower with stripping them down and chucking them...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. two people for hoyer lift-why?
    Every facility I have ever worked in has required at least 2 people for all hoist usage. I have worked with an AIN who ended up with criminal charges laid against them after a resident fell out of a...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    As someone who was an obese CNA, (BMI 36) to now just overweight (25.28). I can see where the original poster is coming from. We have several CNAs at work who carry extra weight and it doesn't affect...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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