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  1. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    Wow. Banterings and canigraduate -- thank you for validating my whole existence!
    9:48 pm
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Goodbye...
    I totally get it. I've taken voluntary LOAs from AN. I come back and binge, of course, but I often take weeks off. It's a sanity and self-preservation issue. Enjoy the rest and hope you return...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Hospice DX not dementa
    I was given a lot of written material during my 6 week orientation. I did a search online and this guide seems to have the basics (except it includes debility and adult failure to thrive; these are...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Hospice DX not dementa
    That's a bit cavalier. Hospice eligibility is tricky and has guidelines that are directly related to reimbursement -- especially Medicare patients. If the patient is later on deemed not eligible,...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Hospice DX not dementa
    Absolutely not! What if you pick a dx that's not the right one and the MD disagrees with you? You as an RN cannot admit a patient to hospice. An MD has to give the order. We do verbal orders via a...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Nursing Dx
    This book helped me tremendously during my first months as an RN. There might be a newer edition now. I kept it in my locker for quick reference. 15852
    Sep 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. some people might not like this, but I though it was funny...
    I agree. This blog is always riddled with spelling and grammar errors. It kills the sarcasm for me. They try too hard and usually miss the boat.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Fed up with being denied an ICU position
    Very frustrating! You are doing all the right things. I would figure out a way to get an "in" with the ICU staff. Know any nurses who work there? Friendly with any of the ICU attendings? Do you...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Hospice DX not dementa
    Are you discussing this on the phone with the hospice MD during the actual admission? This is not your decision to make alone, but rather a discussion to be had. The MD is who sets the diagnosis --...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Nursing School with an expunged record
    I'm a little confused: doesn't expunged mean it does not show up on a background check? In any case, I'm sorry you're in this situation. I have no practical advice except to say -- get ready for...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  11. MEN, dont come into nursing
    Not with an ADN. Seriously limited prospects depending on the market OP lives in.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Why would a patients respiratory rate be set at 28 on a mechanical ventilator?
    Go to your A&P book and review the physiology of acid/base balance. What builds up with acidosis?
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. IV clinics for hangovers
    The model of hydration with some meds thrown in for hangover symptoms is pretty brilliant actually -- this doc is raking it in. They don't send a treatment to you unless you've been examined and...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  14. IV clinics for hangovers
    It's been done. https://www.theivdoc.com/
    Sep 26
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  15. What is your crazy?
    Me too!!! Nice to know someone else is feeling it :)
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    Yes. This is what I would worry about. You could just do a TID Ensure can diet I guess without the tube... To test it out.
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How do you say "diabetes"?
    Well, unless you're one of my old professors, you're not. I've heard plenty "diabeetus" thrown around. As HygieneQueen mentioned, I too mimic people's pronunciations! I though I was the only one...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    26 lbs in 10 days? That's all I aim to lose anyway. Sign me up! Just kidding ... Kind of ...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Discovered a possible diversion of meds, now what?
    OP: also think about following up with corporate compliance if you don't feel the manager responded appropriately. Diversion is something the hospital wants to investigate.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Discovered a possible diversion of meds, now what?
    Right! I forgot about the reaction. I understand what the incident report is for, I was trying to understand how to best justify this particular report.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Discovered a possible diversion of meds, now what?
    I'm just curious about the incident report: why write one? The incident did not harm a patient, so why write it? Just to have a written record of the accusation? I don't know, it doesn't seem to fit...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Nursing note for beginner LPN, my first note..opinions?
    Good job. Just one thing: you say she's alert and oriented and later on mention she responds to verbal stimulus. I would use the verbal stimulus thing only with a patient who is sleeping, or...
    Sep 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Where should a new grad BSN move?
    Now that's a good recommendation! It might be because I'm nearing the 6th decade of life, but relocating sounds very appealing to me. I've always wanted to live in an austere place like Fargo or...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    I agree with this (including the cursive comment -- it's pathetic that kids can't read cursive now...). Technology is an integral part of our lives and seen as an extension of our human tools. I...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The Right to Die
    Oh crapola, Viva. I'm sorry. It's a very difficult process. Glad you have more time together.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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