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  1. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I forgot glass IV bottles, that we taped down the side with masking tape, of course that was after we did the math, on our own, and figured out the drip rate. Gamco suction to NG tubes, ew that...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I've been a nurse since doctors and nurses smoked at the desk. I was working the night John Lennon was killed. We wore those darn dresses to clinical, with seem binding in light blue sewn around the...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. It pains me to read "the suspect was a nurse"...
    This happened not all that far from me. Here is the latest article about the case. Check out the studies of the woman.Amish girls' accused kidnapper studied rape psychology |
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Sit for LPN after 2 semesters of BSN?
    Look it up on your BON, website.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen as a nurse?
    The scariest thing I ever had to do as a nurse, was to walk into the Medical ICU, and see my beloved sister on a vent , unresponsive, and know that she was not really in there. Nothing could be done...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    I just retired this month. I reside in New York State. No CEU's are required to renew, other than Infection Control every three years, and the RN's have to take a Child Abuse one as well as IC. The...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Girl brain dead part deux
    Was reading on the FB page and then an interesting link was on there that gives lots of details. First the link to the different FB
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. My Backpack
    Wanted to let all of you know, my article made it to the top four. I won! Thanks for all of your support. Tomorrow I will be officially old and retired! :yes: God Bless and hugs
    Jul 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Chat room
    I've been a member here since 11/2000. We used to have a chat room here on Allnurses, but it was discontinued for lack of use, from what I remember.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Site Feedback
  10. How much orientation should I expect to receive in private duty nursing?
    Some things you need to know immediately doing complex private duty peds cases : the vent alarms- high pressure, what does that mean? Low pressure- what do you need to check for asap, remember the...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Paranoid parents
    In all my years of nursing, I was never filmed, and would have left the case when I found out. Sounds like the mother is just looking for something to get after the nurses about. I think it all has...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Doing Away with LPN?
    :banghead: No LPN's are not being done away with! I bet if you did a search on Allnurses, you would find a ton of threads about this subject, and the answer is always no. In my area, LPN's are...
    Jul 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  13. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I don't know what she said, something about never forgetting her backpack!
    Jul 4
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. Two patients one client-revisited
    A few years back I cared for a set of twins. I was not payed double, but I think it was like $8 or $9 over my regular rate. They were premies, both on apnea monitors, but bottle fed. You should be...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Do any nursing homes use "agency staffing" anymore?
    They still do that here. Ads all the time, lots of agency work in Syracuse, NY and the surrounding area. Lots of jobs too, hospitals, LTC, and tons of private duty/ visits. Guess central New York...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. LPN - How do I get my own medicare/medicaid patients without using an agency?
    Depends on the procedure in your state. Look on your BON website.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. My Backpack
    Thanks everyone for all the kind words. P.S. My backpack is still in the corner, maybe next month:)
    Jun 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Cleaning Trach Stomas
    What ever the dr. ordered. Or how the parents want it done. End of story.
    May 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Report Boards
    Sounds like the typical over jealous parents. Their child is not in ICU, if that was needed, they wouldn't be home. Over charting is nuts and most times it is not relevant. Don't really have any...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Oh, the places you'll go!!
    Amusement parks, the mall, lots of times. Outlet shopping, out to lunch. All kinds of fun things. For sure it all depends on the family finances.
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Does drinking more water make you thirstier?
    Why Does Drinking Water Create Acidity? | eHow
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. No!  It is NOT OK.
    I was taught in nursing school how to speak to patients during clinical, before we started. It was never, "I am going to give you a bath now, ok?" It was, "I am going to give you a bath now, I'll go...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Can parents give medically fragile kids meds w/o Dr. order in homecare?
    Hi, I have tons of experience with Peds home care. FYI, mom or dad don't need an order to give their child medication. They don't need to sign for meds. It is their child and it is their home you are...
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Night Shift PDNs....
    They are just being rude! What a mean way to treat your nurse. I live in the northeast, and no one I know has a cap on their internet data. Why make an excuse for unreasonable families? If that was...
    May 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    One day while doing staff relief at a SNF, I was called a C--N--., by a drug addicted, walkie talkie, young, resident. He wanted his oxycontin, and he wanted it now. I know exactly what the OP, is...
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications