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  1. Dansko EU/US sizing discrepancy?
    I know dansko sizes are in European sizing (EU) but that's where my problem lies:for some reason, its always tricky for me to pinoint what my EU size is. According to most conversion charts, a US...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    we may need an ostomy nurse consult after all. we have a wound doctor but honestly, he's not that effective when it comes to ostomies lol
    Jun 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    just when i was about to try your hydrocollloid suggestion, i went back to work only to find that the resident out to the hospital because of how aggravated the area became. now that he;s back we're...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    I've seen another nurse use the skin prep + nystatin powder method on a patient, however, that patient's site was no where as irritated as my resident's is. I actually tried using the skin prep once...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    I will try this tomorrow...I know we have hydrocolloid and we should have calmoseptine. If not, I'll put in an order for it. Thanks for the advice. For my patient's sake, I hope it works!
    Jun 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    I originally posted in the wound/ostomy section to no avail...go figure! since I work in a post acute unit in a SNF, I figured I'd try my luck here. I am the treatment nurse on my unit on a pretty...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. The dreaded "salary requirement" part of job applications (nyc edition)
    Yea..I always add negotiable.you're absolutely right about the experience pay scale...so i never understand why employers even ask about a salary requirement. just another thing for applicants to...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  8. The dreaded "salary requirement" part of job applications (nyc edition)
    Thanks for the great advice! This would be a change of pace for me so I am not extensively experienced in the area that I am applying for since I currently do home care as well as as Long term care,...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. The dreaded "salary requirement" part of job applications (nyc edition)
    I don't know about you, but I know always hate the salary requirement part because I don't want to shoot myself in the foot by either lowballing or highballing it. I don't want to be taken advantage...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Medpass combining and coumadi's place in it
    Yes, I know combining med pass is tricky. However when there is only one nurse to 40 patients, I don't know how 2 med passes can be done especially when new orders, new admissions, falls, etc are...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Medpass combining and coumadi's place in it
    No. You're reading way too much into it. If I were an LPN, I would've written the same thing. point being if you are any sort of licensed nurse, you have patients AND a license to protect, so I'm...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Medpass combining and coumadi's place in it
    Please do not take offence, I was just stating my title. My facility does not really make a differentiation between LPNs and RNs, so I have no reason to make this a LPN vs RN thing.
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Medpass combining and coumadi's place in it
    ok..I admit I combine med passes BUT I am a RN, so i assess, assess, assess. I space out bp meds, depakote doses, put IV ABTs on time, etc. However, some patients have like 2 meds, maybe a shot of...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Per diem etiquette and expectations?
    My facility must be very informal because they did not ask me to commit to X amount of days or anything. out of courtesy, i always put down at least one weekend and i decided to work the 4th of july....
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Per diem etiquette and expectations?
    I do not believe I had any specific scheduling commitment. I simply put down when I am available (barring any unforeseen circumstances off course) and my employers seem okay with that. I guess next...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Per diem etiquette and expectations?
    Ok..I work in a long term care facility and I am Per diem/PRN. I do not have a fulltime schedule neither do I have benefits, health coverage, etc. I have another primary job, so of course, . Every...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Need help with hanging bags of liquid nutrition
    Thanks so much for taking the time to give advice:spin:...I believe I have found the resolution,,I wrote it below!
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Need help with hanging bags of liquid nutrition
    Thank you all for your responses..but in this situation I couldnt help but to think of what an old prfoessor used to say: "when you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras" meaning that sometimes the...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Need help with hanging bags of liquid nutrition
    I am no longer a nursing student but I am a New RN, but I couldn't figure out under which thread to post my question...I guess this is a good of a place as any. I spike IV bags, prime, and then hang...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. why does it seem that HR and the nursing department aren't on the same page?
    I've had those phone recruiters contact me too...I'm pretty sure they got my contact information from the resume I publicly posted on Monster (which clearly shows I'm a new grad), so when I would get...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. home health gency is sending me out on my own...feeling a bit unprepared. advice?
    I have a job assignment at a local home health agency and I really feel like its sink or swim. I was not naive and I wasnt expecting a grand 6 week orientation or anything but I did expect more than...
    Mar 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. how to go about tailoring your resume/interview when applying for a nonnursing job?
    So I posted previously under another topic and didn't get any responses, but Im sure this thread would be more appropriate. any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance :spin: As...
    Mar 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  23. How to field ?s about nursing background in a non-nursing job interview?
    As we all know the job market in general is tough out there and it seems extra tough for nurses. In the meantime, I need a job to pay the bills and who knows, I may like my potential new job so much...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. advice for new grad possibly working in ambulatory surgery center?
    sorry for the small novel...just trying to give you a clearer view so I can get useful feedback. Call it being overly optimistic since I have yet to complete an upcoming interview for a fulltime...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. why does it seem that HR and the nursing department aren't on the same page?
    Totally LOLIng at the smashing head icons! But oh gosh! isnt that the worst feeling and that "oh wow...you're a VERY new nurse" look?! its like you just been sent into Rapid waters and you cant...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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