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  1. CDC Unveils New PPE Guidelines for Ebola
    Well, it's a start. Nurses and nurse aides are likely to handle ebola when it's feverish, sweaty and warm to the touch - then, spewing vomit, pooping, convulsing and bleeding out. Meanwhile, the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    [=nuangel1;8176143]I work in Rhode Island .the DPH has already stated that any nurse who refuses to care for an Ebola pt will lose their nursing license.[/QUOTE] Is that, like, a dare? LOL ......
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. VRE
    VRE
    Were you at work when you wrote that...? LOL. "Hmm. What to do? What to --I know. I'll log and pose the question to ALLNURSES and wait for someone to post an answer!" Yeah - tell the aides to...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    I dont feel guilty when im actually sick. I dont call off unless im sick, either. If I had children, I wldnt feel guilty for taking off to care for my children. My babies > My coworkers. Be real.
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dallas Presbyterian Nurse Interview
    SMH She's so brave and I'm glad that she had the balls to speak out..bc the CDC AND that hospital arent doing a thing but covering their butts. What she says doesnt really surprise me in that...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Second ebola nurse "okay'd" to fly
    I was at the gym watching the news yesterday. Just in time to see Sanjay Gupta's head explode. Everyone on CNN basically called her an idiot. It got real, yesterday!! Today, too. Im watching...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. 2nd Ebola Healthcare Worker visited Akron/Cleveland after Exposure
    Are you serious? I was at the gym watching the news and didnt know that shed boarded with a temp. theyve downplayed this ebola thing, for sure. But i wonder what possessed her to get on the plane...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Common sense
    People were using judgement. All over this board ppl have been shouting down conspiracy theorists in favor of "the facts" and research? Now, the nurses whove done so were wrong for having done so?...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. *rolling my eyes*
    I blame the hospital but the nurse used poor judgements. I actually dont know what i wldve done. i use PPE often like everyone else. I put up PPE removal instructions so that my aides know how to...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    Pain meds- Ativan, Tylenol, Norco, Trazadone, morphine, methadone Allergy meds - claritin, flonase, cough drop, throat spray, cough syrup Bowel/Bladder meds -Docusate, MoM, Kaotin, Senna and...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. "For Profit" vs. "Non Profit" employers?
    Ive worked for one when it was nonprofit. I continue to work there now that its for profit. Biggest difference? Staffing. When it waa nonprofit, we werent as shortstaffed because the old owners...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Nursing & Ebola Surveillance
    I havent taught anyone anything. I have refreshed my memory on the disease, though. Nursing unions are FINALLY maling themselves seen. 'Bout time. I cant stomach the media and I'm over this...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    LOL. @Brendan1. America isnt a white country. If ebola got out of hand, rest assured that my black butt would be hemorraghing, feverish and delirious...alongside you. LOL I initially assumed...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    One of my residents has HIV and Hep C. Drugduser. Two more have Hep C. I've done some volunteer work along the southern border and we're not even going to discuss the assortment of crud that those...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. med cart change over
    We do report and count the meds.
    Oct 1
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Looking to become LPN and specialize
    You can wound care if you like. Its a certification. There are plenty of lvns doing wound care in the nursing homes. If not, just ask the DON if theyd be interested in a wound care only nurse. ...
    Sep 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Work schedule?
    What are shifts like? I dont even know to answer that question. Too much to go into. Even in the hospital, some depts do 8s. Beyond this everyone works 12's. In LTC, theres more variance. ...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Frustrated LVN in DFW area!!!!! Is anyone hiring!?!?
    DFW is saturated from what i hear...with transplants and new grads. Youre new. It doesnt help. You shouldve held onto the first job a bit longer. If you've been on several interviews, there...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    Nope. I honestly wish that I were one of those people who could work for money. It would make nursing so much easier to deal with. I could earn more NOW, far as thats concerned. Money just...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    Meh. Of course, there's credibility. Most nurses know that they're wreaking havoc when they overeat/drink to excess/smoke/take drugs. They do it ANYWAY. That's not strange. It just makes...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Being Asked to Come in and Work as CNA...
    We have this going on, though, management doesn't make a big thing out of it because they don't actually want to pay nurses to work the floor. It's not 'mandated';if it were, there'd be problems. ...
    Aug 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. How guilty do you feel?
    I just tell them, 'No'. I don't feel guilty at all. I envisioned it being different, with me pulling shifts all week. I did in the beginning but, nah. For one, work is stressful and I don't like...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    Yeah. I dream of call-lights that won't shut off, phones that won't stop ringing and I'm yelling under my breath, 'What the he -- I just answered it!" I dream of pt's chasing me. I work psych,...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Fitness and nursing
    Yes, I run. It's cheaper than therapy, booze and drugs.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    Weird question. You're not just pouring formula & meds down the g-tube. You have to 'check placement' and pull residuals. You can't assess a vomiting pt without checking bowel sounds. You...
    Jul 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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