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  1. Bair Huggers
    Safety belts? Something I must have missed! For sure, the Huggas should be in direct contact with the patient. The way to prevent burns (??) is to set a correct temperature!
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    And where does 'evidence' and 'data' come from? Asking people to relate their experiences - iow, anecdotal evidence! You should try reading some of the research papers in the Journal of Bone and...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. "Neutral" sharps passing zone
    NO!!! Jiminy cricket! I have to add the story about the houseman (junior doctor) who had his finger included in a transfixion suture and was too polite/timid to say anything! True - I was...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Pre-Employment Physical
    I'm curious - here in the UK, OHNs are required to maintain all medical records of employees as strictly confidential - that is, not for the eyes of any member of the management. All management gets...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  5. Applying for a position in Occupational health with no experience
    Gosh, you get involved with first-aiding? I've been doing Occy Health for 14 years and never got involved with accidents or such - well, only the really serious ones that required triaging and resus....
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  6. Nursing Student interested in OR for practicum
    What's a practicum? Don't think we have such a thing in the UK (unless they snuck it in since I retired!)
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Probably a dumb question from a nursing student
    Welcome to Ortho! Fat, especially in TKRs, is a fact of life! In 50 yrs I never found anything that would eliminate it! You just get used to it over time. You might be misreading their looks....
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    Well, I've been a patient in wards that had 12hr shifts and there was precious little continuity of care that I could see! The people most ready to attend to a call bell or be obliging more often...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Please tell me I am not wrong!
    Try telling that to the anaesthetic staff! Hear, hear, Scrubby! There are always occasions when there is no-one else able to do this particular case for a variety of reasons. And I've always felt...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. "Neutral" sharps passing zone
    I always passed by hand but received it back in a kidney dish. I was pretty strict when teaching that the scrub should always pass with the back of the blade to the palm, place the scalpel handle in...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Recycling Program in OR?
    Well, if people still insist on sending instruments and bedpans to the laundry, what makes you think they are fastidious enough to be into recycling!...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. crisis of confidence
    Bless you - what a horrid atmosphere to be working in. But the others are right. And those people are nit-picking at you because they are jealous! Be proud of yourself, what you have achieved and...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. "Why are my cases backed up?!?!"
    Oh this gave me such a belly laugh! Seems the US and the UK aren't so different after all, even if what we call the OR does sound like something from Broadway! :D I can only reply with a story of...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Incorrect count..
    It's been a few years since I actually worked in theatre (4 actually!) but when we got extra items out, the packet was fixed to a clipboard kept especially for that purpose and kept on top of any...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. What is the difference between AMA & total hip replacement?
    And here's some educational websites that might help! hemiarthroplasty Total Hip Replacement Plus there's heaps of vids on YouTube!
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  16. What is the difference between AMA & total hip replacement?
    Oh these acronyms! Bane of life! If you'd Googled Austin Moore, you might have had better luck! http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/flagady15/smilies/wink-1.gif Okay: Insertion of an Austin...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  17. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    Quoted for truth! http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/flagady15/smilies/thumbsup.gif
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Agency owner has let her Registration lapse
    Yes, I do remember that but thanks for the reminder.
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    Fact is that research has shown a working day in excess of 8 hrs can be a hazard to the worker, his colleagues, the firm and (in this case) to the patient. Haven't got time to look out the articles...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Agency owner has let her Registration lapse
    Well, that's true but I didn't want to intrude in that area. I did think that was the case - she can run the business but not do anything herself - just wanted input from my colleagues here! Thanks...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Agency owner has let her Registration lapse
    I work for this firm - freelance part time occupational health on ad hoc sessions. We go to manufacturing firms to do medicals as per HSE standards and requirements. It used to be quite a busy firm -...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Do you like nursing?
    First person who ever asked me that was my father, famed for his passionate dislike of all things medical and anything whatsoever to do with blood or other bodily fluids! I had just recently...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. just want an answer please!!
    No it can't!
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Forums do have some use then!
    That's very unthinking of them. But yes, you do have to notify them so they take your name off the list, same as any other organisation, bank, etc. Our register is a legal charter not just a...
    Feb 13, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. UK hospital bans visitors
    You are quite right there, teach! And brilliant idea to let them access it on intranet. But doesn't it take you back in time to Lister and his efforts to tell doctors to wash their hands!! ...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing News


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