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  1. What kind of car would you want?
    Great question! If money was no object a Tesla for sure. They're coming out with an SUV version... If it were available in electric, then an Audi Q7. Or both.
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Pt selling drugs out of room
    Selling I haven't encountered. Using? Well, yes. I have suspected patients who seem way happier and dozing off mid sentence after their "friends" visit... Never witnessed it though. Once had an ED...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ebola in the pregnant patient
    Oh man. That is awful. Call the NNU and get advice. They posted a statement on proper PPE backed by OSHA guidelines. Here's the link...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Ok. Well I realize we (as in our healthcare corporations) really messed up the handling of the ONE EVD patient we had and that has led to healthcare workers becoming infected. I get it. I'm angry....
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Dallas- Ebola
    Well, they probably have to replace the 70+ staff members they are now "watching closely" for signs of infection. Or, they anticipate many more cases within the healthcare workers.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    This case is a perfect example of why we need a national nursing union. Had the union been in place from the start, all these reports of unsafe working conditions would have been brought to light...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    Oh my G-d!!! That is what goes on inside my mind all the time. It causes me great anxiety because I'm always failing at stuff. Even when I'm not failing, I feel that I am. I keep coming back...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Media a bit too invasive of nurse's personal info following her catching Ebola?
    Exactly. Real nice reporting there. Ugh! I hope they offer her a lot of money for exclusive interviews after she's discharged. (I've got high hopes and prayers for her!)
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Our better medicine is putting us at higher risk: "And the authorities are weighing whether procedures like intubation and dialysis are worth the grave risks they pose to the medical workers who...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Alright, Esme! You might be right after all ... ;) But I am still not panicking. I am educated on this thing because I know I will see it in the ED soon. Thankfully, my hospital actually has good...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Had to code my best friends husband
    I am so sorry. I feel your pain in your writing and I wish I could hug you. You will be angry, and distraught, and will replay the whole thing in your mind a million times. Then, slowly, the pain...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Esme, here is the CDC's response to that question about hazmat suits: Why do responders in Africa wear so much personal protective equipment (that can include full body suits) for this Ebola...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ppe-poster.pdf
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    No, there's no confusion on the CDC's part. When the fluids become more copious or there are procedures where fluids might become aerosolized (ie: suctioning an intubated patient, dealing with high...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    You are right on about our own vigilance with PPE. The nurse in Spain remembers one time when she brushed her gloved hand against her cheek. That was the transmission contact. Let's be truthful...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    Exactly. Ethically, I could not refuse treatment to anyone. No matter what disease they are stricken with or what life choices brought them to where they are (I'm talking about other illnesses with...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    It is not airborne. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/patient-management-us-hospitals.html?mobile=nocontent
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Hospice as 1st RN job after graduation?
    The only reason I would suggest hospital experience is so that you have knowledge with the various appliances people live with (foleys, PEGs, trachs, pleurex drains, etc). If you've had hands on...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I would hope they've been working on it since there have been >3500 deaths in Africa. But then again, we know how third world deaths are treated differently than first world deaths... Here's an...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. A little light reading
    Look at the syllabus for one of your classes and see what textbook they use. But honestly, you will be so immersed in nursing that I suggest not doing any reading now. It's not going to help you...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    No. She's talking about Jean Watson's Caring Theory. It's quite interesting on a philosophical level. Through the years and through both professional and personal growth, I have come around to...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Removal of a PICC line in home
    I think it totally depends on the agency's protocol. In home hospice we d/c these all the time. We were all trained in the procedure of course.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. What to do??
    It sounds like just what you need at this time in your life. But, it really depends on how important being on your own is to you. If I really wanted out of my marriage and finance was holding things...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Statistics help
    Have you reached out to your faculty for extra help? My first stat course was a nightmare because I chose one geared to business, so it involved doing all the math by hand. If was awful. Excel or...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  25. Statistics help
    I suggest hiring a tutor. Also look into Khan Academy, they have great free videos teaching these basic concepts. Or withdraw from the course if you still can. http://www.khanacademy.org/
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning


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