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  1. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    One day you will post something ignorant, ill-conceived, poorly thought through, inflammatory or otherwise reflecting poorly on yourself and you won't want your manager to immediately identify you. ...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Why were you trying to empty a stool collection bag? Was this from a fecal tube where there is a balloon such as a Dignicare or Flexiseal? NEVER EVER empty those (if you can, because you really can't...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Seeking online WOCN mentor
    Have you found anyone yet? Here is my email address: lorirn58@yahoo.com :wavey:
    Jul 23
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. Biting Your Tongue
    However, they should be legit. Anyone can order a "special" vest to cheat getting the dog going everywhere with them.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Scrub the Hub
    Right?! Also, the "dude chill" thing is a big ridiculous. Just be nice and stop admonishing, reminding, and using weird little phrases! We are adults here, not children.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Other Jobs That a Nurse Can Do?
    You can sign up with Summit, Healthy Achievers, Total Wellness, etc, to be a wellness examiner for these companies. It is fun, light, and you get to travel around and meet relatively healthy working...
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. What kind of dressing for this patient...
    Sounds like this patient needs to see a surgeon or go to the nearest outpatient wound care clinic asap. It also sounds like he most likely has some necrotic tissue in those wounds.
    May 7
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    Wow. Could you please quote the words or phrase in which you detect "bitterness"? I'm at a loss to discern any such intent Great question, Roser13; I wondered myself how this mere question...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    How are you reading (labeling) that she is "bitter"? She is merely asking a question....
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Requiring Bedside Experience for NP
    ".....YOU'RE an expert....." Thank you.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Have a Sense of Humor!
    I have a way of finding those special people who love sarcasm and humor just like mine and away I go! These fabulous people could be family members, patients, co-workers, ancillary staff, or...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ostomy nurses are fabulous
    Thank you! Most ostomy nurses seem to really love helping patients who have had a bowel or bladder diversion :) I know I do!
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. skin care day
    Your nursing education dept can help you with making sure the word gets out, sign-in is prepared for and completed, and general support. You can keep it simple and have 4-5 stations set up with the...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Stage 2 wound...
    Ca Alginates do not "secrete" a gel. They become gel-like after they get wet.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. wound clinic set up
    You will probably benefit by speaking with the HIM manager in your hospital about the billing and coding issues and maybe they could lend you one of the coders or take on helping you set up a simple...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Any Good textbook for WOC
    Which course are you enrolled/enrolling in? Maybe you can buy the textbooks that you will be using? They will probably be the best ones....
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Any Wound Care Specialists Here?
    TCC is indeed a gold standard for offloading a foot wound. Everything else you mention (and there are many more) are advanced modalities and are finely-tuned and individualized for the patient's...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Certification Exam
    That outline is excellent. There are also cert. preparation courses and Emory has some nice preparation materials.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Opinions on what this order means...
    Yes, the entire open wound bed should be in contact with the dressing; undermined areas are still open.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Becoming a WOCN...need a Bachelors?
    Google the following and you will learn more: WOCNCB Comparison of Wound Certification Programs
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. are most wound patients the frail elderly?
    Nope. Wound care encompasses ALL AGES, from preemies to the frail elderly. It depends upon the type of hospital/health care facility you choose to work in as to what your mix of patients are.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. wound vac questions
    Where on the body/which body part is the wound located? Yes, it is possible that you cut it too small; it should be cut quarter to half-dollar-sized.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. How did you break into wound care?
    You are doing the best thing by obtaining your BSN and then going to WOCN school! You can get some experience at your level now by applying to outpatient wound clinics (where do you live?) and/or...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. Dressing choice help
    You will most likely have to just know what they went over in nursing school and what your chapters on the integumentary system teach. Wound care is a specialty and I am the sure that the NCLEX...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  25. Are you providing great or just good enough patient care?
    Excellent. Thank you for speaking up to that comment, duskyjewel.
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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