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  1. Practice on each other?
    Many many schools have moved away from the practice of invasive skills such as injections and IV starts on fellow students. However, many still require students to perform physical assessments on...
    7:02 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. meds that you can't mix?
    That may indeed become a rather long list. Every nursing unit or even every nurse should own or have access to a medication book or website that allows for checking of interactions. With our...
    6:45 pm
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Meds a lpn can't give?
    Going to vary by state practice acts and facility policy. Best bet is to read your particular state's practice act and know your facility's policies.
    6:43 pm
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  4. Suggestions for getting my foot in the door for OR??
    Honestly, it may just take patience. Many nurses either love or hate the OR. Those that hate it leave quickly; those that love it often stay put for their entire nursing career. Keep an eye out for...
    4:13 pm
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Nail polish and wraps
    I'm going to go with every facility has a general policy and some departments may have a stricter policy. I could wear regular nail polish only, no older than 4 days, and chip free. No gel, no...
    4:10 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. MSN or BSN?
    This is going to depend on the school. A BSN is a generalist nursing degree. An MSN is going to involve specialization. Options include management, education, informatics, CNS, NP, CRNA, etc. It's...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Nurses who can't find work.
    With the exception of the last couple of posts before yours, this thread is nearly a year old, and it's possible that these posters no longer visit the forums.
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    I change before and after every shift, but that is because I work in the OR and am required to wear hospital provided and laundered scrubs. Really, as long as you are following infection control...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. overtime laws in PA
    This might be able to help you: Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act Labor Law Compliance http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=614498&mode=2 My...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hospital Loan Repayment ???
    I doubt you will find a hospital that will pay for school that occurred before you worked for them. However, if you are currently employed, the best bet is either HR or if the policy is available on...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  11. Platelets - rh compatibility?
    We frequently give platelets with such mismatches. However, to ward off the confusion, each slip attached to the platelets is stamped with "Mismatch okayed by blood bank" with the initials of the...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. RN Detained and Quarantined As Ebola Hysteria Reaches a New Low
    You can have the Wilbur Buds. I want the peanut butter meltaways. But anything that comes out of that factory is delicious and welcome.
    Nov 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. cam walker and c diff
    The OR usually has shoe covers. Those in the OR who wear a boot have to use the long shoe/leg covers because it's considered outside and therefore dirty. Why not see if you can get a few of those?
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nursing salary not that useful to pay back loans?!
    Be aware that if you are not in school a set minimum amount of time, you will be required to make payments on the loans that you have taken out for the first part of the program. If you take the full...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How Do I Apologize to Professor?
    I'm not going to get into the whole missing clinical for a meeting part, but I do want to address the assumption of thinking a phone will be off after a certain time. For many people, their cell...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Assigned to discontinue treatments not in place. Help!
    Another thought: which would you rather lose, your job or your license?
    Nov 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Assigned to discontinue treatments not in place. Help!
    Writing telephone orders to d/c treatments without actually getting the order is falsification of the medical record and practicing outside your scope of practice. I wouldn't do it, and if this is...
    Nov 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. New to PACU; question about how "bad situations" are dealt with typically.
    There are some units where rapid responses are not called, because everyone who needs to respond works there. Our ER handles their own codes and RRs; the facility team does not respond. The same is...
    Nov 12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  19. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    No, the certification does not specify whether scrub/circulate/both. It only specifies that one must have completed 2400 hours in periop/1200 hours in the actual OR/2 years periop experience.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    No, the certification does not specify whether scrub/circulate/both. It only specifies that one must have completed 2400 hours in periop/1200 hours in the actual OR/ 2 years experience.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    Same here, but it's a very limited number to balance out later running surgeries. Vast majority are 8 hours.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine
    Sad when it's a choice between unwarranted hysteria and apathy, isn't it?
    Nov 11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Nursing Survey:  Violence in the Workplace
    Just want to point out that question 4 requires an answer, even if violence was not witnessed. Can that be changed or an N/A option added? I chose other, then commented none.
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Apply for same company who fired me
    Chances are, if you were terminated you will be considered not eligible for rehire, and your application would end up in the "circular file". Best to be honest if you decide to put an application in...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Why get an MSN?
    Management positions, teaching positions in some schools, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist. It all depends on what you want to do and what you think is worth it. I work bedside with my MSN;...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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