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  1. Transcript for ENB courses?
    I trained at a hospital shool of nursing starting in the early 1900s pre project 2000. I did get my transcripts from the university that has replaced my old system of training but it did take about...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. Non-Medical Prescribing
    Thanks all for the replies. I have heard from other NMPs how scary it is when you first start to prescribe. I'm looking forward to getting started and hope I can just start with the drugs included...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Non-Medical Prescribing
    I have recently completed my NMP, got my official results about 2 -3 weeks ago now. I was just wondering about a number of things: How long does it take for NMC to record this How did those who...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Blood transfusions??? just say no...
    why are people failing to read what has been written by jws in this thread but continue to rant about jws abandoning their patients and abdicating care?? it has been said that the objection is to...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Slowing down LEGAL immigration process in the US
    I can understand people getting angry if local junior nurse jobs were being given to overseas nurses while local nurses were being over-looked. I'd be surprised if this was the case. As a UK nurse...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. post op and renal failure
    The biggest causes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the surgical setting are hypovolaemia and sepsis. Some surgical procedures are higher risk - there is about a 20 - 30% incidence of AKI following...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Blood transfusions??? just say no...
    Macgirl - I have been nursing for over 20 yrs and am a JW. The first thing you need to establish is if you are willing to administer blood to another person despite your stance on receiving blood...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Jehovah's Witness nurses in the critical care unit?
    I just wanted to clarify the issue of blood transfusions and JWs. The decision whether to administer blood or not is a personal one, not one that is laid down by the organisation, so some JW's will...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurse practitioner
    and this site may be useful http://www.nursepractitioner.org.uk/
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Nurse practitioner
    There are advanced practice nurses in the Uk but they are not regulated / registered like they are in the US. The NMC is supposed to be working on this but it is a long time coming. In the meantime...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. cathlock heparin
    Weekly only if it's not in use. We have a few patients who hold between plasma exchanges and weekly has been adaquate.
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Acute Dialysis Medications to Know
    I think the main ones are antihypertensives, ACEi, ARB, BB, CCB etc, also any diuretics the patient may still be taking.
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. breach of contract
    I'd be interested in the outcome of this. I signed a contract in 2007 and so have been caught in the retrogression trap also. Another nurse I know signed with the same agency around the same time...
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Liverpool Women's Hospital
    Getting info can be a problem and I would suggest that you come to an arrangement with just one person and speak to them only. Ideally the ward doctor or the ward manager / sister, that way they...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. If I do Midwifery course?
    Good - I would if I was in your position, get as many skills and as much experience under your belt as you can. I'm having a second wind as a student and am disappointed it's coming to an end, it is...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Liverpool Women's Hospital
    Hi Celia, the days of the telephone trolley and communal TV in each room have been replaced with individulal phone & TV at each bed space. That comes with a considerable charge unfortunatley. I...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. If I do Midwifery course?
    I don't see why you should lose your general nursing skills. I know a number of nurses who after RN training went on to do midwifery before moving back into general. As SD says you can always opt...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  18. Smoking in Unform..unprofessional???
    In my last Trust all the managers where on a rota to patrole the hospital grounds to seek out anyone smoking and inform them it was not allowed on site. It was only stopped when the local press...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Liverpool Women's Hospital
    I have been a patient of this hospital and have a positive experience, however it was not for such a major reason as you MIL. As a nurse who has had to deal with the complexities of long distance...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Proposals to scrap 4 hour EU targets
    Another proposal is imposing a a fine if a patient is re-admitted within a month of discharge. I work in renal and we would be fined on a regular basis as most of our patients are chronically ill and...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. When the RN becomes the Patient
    As you know we are not allowed to give specific medical advice on AN and you should discuss all your options with your PCP. I work in renal and treat chronic anaemia with IV iron and S/C EPO and...
    Feb 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Dead woman comes back to life
    Apparently a patient pronounced dead by hospital staff was found to be breathing by the mortuary staff and returned to the hospital. No word yet on how she is doing. ...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. How mych did you $pend to become a Registered Nurse?
    I'm shocked, I had no idea it would cost so much, actually I'm shocked anyone has to pay to be a nurse. I was very fortunate as when I started my nurse training back in 1989 (in the UK) I was...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. retrogression and status
    From my understanding, overstaying on your B1/2 is the same as overstaying on the VWP and this could mean being deported and banned from re-entering to US for several years. If you have signed a...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. From Scotland to the U.S?
    That'sa shame that the Uni wasn't able to help you, I was surprised how much mine were clued up on the requirements, or maybe I was fortunate enough to deal with a clued up person. You're in a...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: International Nursing


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