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  1. Nursing: Then and Now
    No amino, no US, no Doppler. Fetal age determined by dates and when movement first felt, and X-ray to determine calcification of bone. Rectal exams to determine dilatation because vaginal exams might...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    What can be learned by treating these patients in Atlanta, with all of the resources CDC has to offer, far outweighs the risk to the staff that is highly trained in infectious disease. It is my...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Nursing: Then and Now
    Perhaps it varied in parts of the country, but as an RN I carried malpractice in the early 1970s. In school it was stressed that we should do so.
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Specialized Training in Public Health
    Unfortunately, PHNs usually do not get paid more. LOL
    Jun 5
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  5. Specialized Training in Public Health
    At the health jurisdiction where I worked in the 1970s the Public Heqlth Nurses carried large caseloads of MCH and infectious disease patients. Did we diagnose? Sure we did. That specialized training...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  6. Specialized Training in Public Health
    Public Health Nurses were the very first Advanced Practice Nurses, and we didnt even know it. LOL. Your Health Officer is responsible for providing standing orders allowing nurses to perform duties...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. Nursing: Then and Now
    Does anyone else remember cleaning thermometers? After vital signs were taken on the floor thermometers were cleaned of any matter and soaked in alcohol or benzylkonium chloride. In four hours or...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    It puzzles me that one learns all that is needed to be a nurse, but cannot ascribe to the science that guides our practice. If one chooses to dismiss vaccines as unimportant, even harmful, despite...
    May 3
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    Dear Pre-nursing Student, it is highly likely I was an RN long before you were born. I am guessing you have never heard the sound of an iron lung, seen a case of smallpox, seen how ill a child is...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Fired After Fifty: Redux
    A appreciate what you are saying. I am 73 and have worked as an Army Public Health Nurse (APHN) for about 3 1/2 years. I will work as long as I can, but with health issues, I know I will have to stop...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    Where is your EO representative? Hostile workplace. This is not allowed.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    This whole nonsense is so "last century." I am a U.S. Army DoD civilian nurse (RN) working overseas. Physicians, nurses, medics and ancillary services in our clinic work as a TEAM. Being...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing: Then and Now
    I have my cap from 1958
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Infected Needlestick
    Your charge nurse was wrong, per Occupational Health guidelines. You should have seen a provider immediately.
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Infected Needlestick
    Go to the CDC website. The risk of HIV infection from a single (needlestick) bloodborne pathogen exposure is very small--0.3% if the source is HIV positive. Hep B virus is somewhat higher--6%-30%,...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Dangerous patients
    In states where I have worked, most public jurisdictions have a secure facility for lock-up psych evaluations. Rules vary from place to place. Sometimes it may be the community hospital with a couple...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Dangerous patients
    I have certainly not worked in all states, but in states where I have worked, any citizen can call the police regarding a person (patient) who is in danger of hurting himself or others. The person...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    How are you going to MAKE someone pay their emergency room bill when they can't afford an office visit (even if someone would see them), they have no education, and they are unemployed or...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    Ever citizen should have basic health care. Taxes are paying for it now, when people without health care go to the emergency room for minor illness. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    How are we going to pay for it? Expanding Medicare to cover everyone is an extremely good suggestion. Support education--train and educate our youth so they have jobs and pay taxes. Bring corporate...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    We all grew up learning that socialism is bad. That is not necessarily true. Other industrialized countries do a very good job with government supported health care. Check out this organization: ...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Nursing: Then and Now
    Who else worked in a TB san? Remember what we used to do with TB patients? Lots of fresh air. Gruesome surgical procedures. Isoniazid was brand new. Ten years. . .TB sans were gone.
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing: Then and Now
    I can remember washing gloves, placing them on a drying rack, and checking them for leaks before they were autoclaved. I remember cleaning glass syringes and sharpening needles. Catheters were...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    Let me get this straight. You were on the schedule at a particular facility for a colonoscopy. Upon arrival, you and your "Doc" decided to pack up and drive across town to another facility where you...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. Bleach and C diff
    Caviwipes? Do they handle C. diff?
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing


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