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  1. new use for botox -FYI
    Heard about a new use of botox for overactive bladder today. Heard a commercial on TV couple of times. One reason Not eligible to be a candidate was 'unable to or choose NOT to' self-catheterize as...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    This is so very, verrrrry true! And we all know what happens when we wait 'for later'. Life happens - and you'll never know what obstacles may pop up that would interfere with your intentions...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. when an employee "tattles"
    OP was new to management, so I'd bet that tattletale was just trying to cozy up to win points. I just so dislike those kind of people!
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nurse Management
  4. Where can I get my stethoscope engraved?
    Some jewelers might do it. Also, used to be those little kiosks in the mall that sold badges & pens & award plaques, etc did too.
    Oct 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. I'm just as good as you...
    Hospitals and doctor offices - that's from where most of the general public get their perception of nursing. There and from TV/movies. So is it any wonder that they really don't know there are so...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. med cart keys
    And what a bummer if you live some 1 hour +++ away! But I've got y'all beat - went home with the keys on my last day of employ at the place. TWICE!!!:roflmao:
    Oct 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Resignation Advice
    Your current place, it is NOT the NORM for all LTC. Some try and do well, and some others are horrid. But it is a tough industry. Work out your time - you might just need that place for a second...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. ICU pay differential?
    So, was I right or wrong? Effect?
    Oct 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. ICU pay differential?
    Maybe a union might have effected some type of differential? To Grammar Police - should it be affected?
    Oct 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    This reminds of an old trick CNAs used to use --- they would put the pts' beds up flat in the highest position possible. It was their attempt to force the pts to remain active on the unit and to keep...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Ridiculous Reasons to See the Nurse
    You should write a book. A simple 'Day in the Life of a School Nurse'. It would make for fun reading. I worked with a nurse who was keeping a log of the silly reasons nsg staff would call out...
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Admin nurse returns to bedside and.....
    Maybe what this country needs is another holiday. Like Boxing Day in England when the top admin person exchanges places with a staff person for the day. There was a M*A*S*H episode where Margaret...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Help! Should I take a SNF job as a New grad?
    Don't know if it's Calif or not, but I learned here on AN that some states' BON regs require nsg supervisors to have clinical experience. In other words, a nsg super cannot be a newbie - supervisor...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. What to wear???
    Another thing - you may want to consider a second nice outfit so if you're called back for a second interview, you're ready. Think positive & good luck.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Help! Should I take a SNF job as a New grad?
    SNF is much more advanced than many in general would believe. And new nurses in SNFs will most likely face all the same challenges that other new nurses face (ie clinical skills, critical thinking,...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Reception bell at a psych nurses station
    Add Bellboy to the MerryMaid title.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    To OP - is that a real first name? It is beautiful!!! I've never said that to someone on a post before. I don't do psych, but could 'least restrictive environment' be extended to imply that you've...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Looking for Fall Risk Assessment Tool
    I think Briggs catalog has a form ( or more) that NHs use. I know we've used pre-printed ones at the various facilities that I've worked. Briggs has all kinds of forms.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Trouble with license by endorsement
    Wait until you have the correct license in your hot little hands, THEN notify the proper upper echelon parties about the debacle you've endured. A MAJOR system failure/error occurred and it needs to...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    Esme - did you feel the earth shake from my hysterical laughter at your CDC pix?
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Advice
    Other than a whack or two, that's all I've been lucky to have experienced. There's multiple issues in your post. From my perspective, it looks like your best bet might be to obtain legal...
    Oct 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Ebola!
    PERSONALLY, I don't know that I would want to be the one whose name goes down as author of such a plan. I take that statement back, I KNOW I wouldn't want to be associated with that plan. Too many...
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Nina Pham and/or Amber Vinson
    I'm sure she's thinking that now. We all need to support our fellow practitioners across all the disciplines for the risks that we don't really have any handle on.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. What to wear???
    Kind of sideways off the topic but - I remember someone saying ALWAYS wear a watch. It reflected a sense of punctuality/timeliness to a recruiter. Made sense to me. I remember that person saying...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. Appropriate or not?
    There was another post not too long ago post that touched on the same question. Opinions were mixed like this one will be. All recommend using caution - you no longer are responsible for this pt so...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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