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  1. RN license required to teach in other states...
    Greetings, I'm an active and practicing RN in PA who was recently hired by an online company for online teaching assignments. I've been given my first assignment, and it is for a campus which is...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    Read more: Nurses Masquerading as Doctors What do you guys think about this idiot, and the ignorant nonsense he is blabbering over on fox news? Kind of insulting to those of us who have spent...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Whats it like being a guy in a female dominated career?
    To be honest, after my first couple years on the job I never gave it any more thought. These days the field of nursing is not quite so "female dominated", at least not in certain units. The one major...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Tattoos
    I think tattoos are great when they can be hidden. You do not want your potential employer examining your tattoo of a flaming skull on your right forearm while you are telling them why you would make...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Facial Hair
    Keep the facial hair. I have been fortunate enough to work in many different settings in many different facilities, and my trusty goatee has never caused me any problems. It you have a giant beard...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. What do the male nurses do to prevent sexual assault accusations?
    The answer to your question would be......don't sexually harrass/assault anybody. Seriously though, almost every male nurse I know who's even been accused of sexual assault deserved it. I'm not...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. RN looking for info. on hyperbaric certification
    Hyperbarics is certainly a tiny but exciting speciality. I run a tiny hyperbaric center with monoplace chambers. I have been considering pursuing certification, but it is not easy for those of us...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. So what is the deal with nursing.....
    This thread has some good information. I am an experienced RN who keeps hearing about "the nursing shortage", although I haven't seen it yet for myself. The ED I presently work in is overstaffed and...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Maggot therapy
    Yes, you can do this. One of the hyperbaric staff here treated a woman with a compromised skin graft. At the time she arrived for treatment, the woman had "maggot therapy" in place. The staff...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. Have recent generations forgotten correct spelling and grammar?
    The poor grammar that today's society uses disgusts me. Before I start my rant, I'll admit that I'm guilty of the occasional grammatical error. English and grammar was not my strong point in high...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. RN experience prior to ER triage?
    ED triage is not something to take lightly. It also depends on what kind of triage system your ED has. In the first ED I ever worked in, triage was run by 1 nurse. That nurse had to assess the...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. ICU to ER transition issues
    That was a transition I made. I went from full time at a busy community ED, to full time in the biggest and toughest CT-ICU in my region. What it showed me, was that I did not know nearly as much as...
    Oct 16, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. ICU to ER transition issues
    In my opinion, ICU to ED is one of the toughest transitions a nurse can make. I speak as a nurse who worked Med-Surg, then ED, then ICU, then ED. I have worked full time in the ED while working...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What is this?
    Hyperbaric nursing is a tiny specialty that I have fallen in love with. I run a tiny hyperbaric department with two mono-place chambers. I do everything in the department, from training a few...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. Any online hyperbaric courses out there?
    I want to take a hyperbaric course and eventually pursue my certification. I'm already in the position of running a department, but unfortuntely there are no budgeted dollars to help me take a...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Anybody treat a patient with an implanted medical port?
    I am going to be diving a pt who has a "BardPort Implanted Port". Its basically an implanted medical port in the right subclavian region. The manufacturer has no documentation saying whether this...
    Jun 15, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Looking for any help I can get....
    Thanks for all the help guys. I will be running a department with 2 monoplace chambers. I am located on the east coast. The outgoing hbo nurse is leaving the entire hospital system, and not...
    May 1, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Looking for any help I can get....
    Thanks for the outstanding information/reply/and support. Safety is definitely the most important priority. The nurse I'm replacing sometimes lets patients into the chamber with their clothes on. ...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Looking for any help I can get....
    Hello everyone. I have been an RN for about 7 years. In my time I have worked in ER the longest (level 1 trauma center included), also spent time in an extremely tough CTICU (managed every kind of...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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