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  1. Should mental health nursing be grouped with addictions nursing?
    I often wondered if there was an addict that did not have an underlying mental illness diagnosis. I suspect that all addicts have substance abuse/addiction as a secondary issue. I believe the...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  2. Did I shoot myself in the foot by disclosing?
    I am sorry that you have to disclose that information. It truly does not seem fair, if they do not ask for other disclosures for other illnesses!! That is quite intrusive, especially if you have...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Someone help:(
    I think that you should check with BON to check the scope of LPN in your state. IMHO, I think that nursing homes are grossly understaffed with the nurse/patient ratio. I just don't see how...
    Oct 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Trying to get a job 6 years after graduating
    So, how was your interview? If you recently took boards and passed, then you have reviewed theory. Your skills will come back to you. Congratulations on passing the board after a 6 year hiatus!
    Oct 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Does suctioning trach's ever get easier?
    I have only had one trach patient. It did not bother me. I have had two tracheostomies myself before becoming a nurse. I have empathy for the patient with a tracheostomy. I was able to tolerate...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What is the funniest or most embarrassing nursing experience you've had
    I can recall a night when most of our unit geri patients had a case of "code brown". I don't know what it was, but we cleaned one up, then another patient had an explosion. And, the last patient...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. very per diem.  Stumped for yearly self evaluation
    I am a very per diem nurse for DD patients in group home setting. I just give insulin to one patient. When I first started, two additonal patients.However, I am down to one, as the other residents no...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    All med errors should be reported. Some nurses are more worried about their jobs than the patient. I am a human first and care for the patient. I would risk my job before I'd risk a person's life....
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Need advice about who I can contact re: my ex-MIL in SNF
    Yes my son contacted the ombudsman. I told him that he has no proof, so he can not say that he suspects that she stole the money. He did report how she made herself POA. That is a fact. I told...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Need advice about who I can contact re: my ex-MIL in SNF
    My ex-MIL is in nursing home. She had a stroke in Jan. She had a biopsy and was off her Coumadin and not bridged. By the time, she was discovered it was too late to give her anything. A...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?
    Unfortunately, my daughter is returning to methadone clinic. She tried to do without it. She was extremely fatigued and had boy aches. I don't know, if it was long term withdrawal or effects of...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Death is a journey
    Beautiful article!!! We had hospice for my brother. I would love to be a hospice nurse. However, I really don't have any med/surg experience. I did not become a nurse until I was 40. I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)
    jadelpn, I agree 100%! I thought of that when I was going over it in my head. I have always been so careful with my checks. Today, I was careless! That is going to be in my plan of action...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?
    I never heard of "fit for duty". What a croc!!!! Why is that not a HIPPA? If the dr. states that it does not impair you than that should be sufficient. I am not an addict, but I have a...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)
    I just commited a med error similar to one above. I mean similar in regards to the insulin. I am an LPN and work per diem for patient on insulin. I was horrified to discover that I gave pt. 45...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Balancing on the Borderline
    I see that you have some great replies. I agree that DBT is a good treatment choice. It works for many, and I believe was originated by Marsha Linehan. She has recovered from BPD. I have an...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. lovenox injections
    I have a patient that gets lovenox injections. As ordered, I must waste 5 mg of his pre-filled syringe. So, the lovenox is on the needle prior to giving the injection. I know this is very...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Please help!  Need current resources for work w Nurses w depression
    Are you currently working? EAP? What about vocational psychologist? I can understand what you mean about your work environment. Many places just have their cliques and politics. You have...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. Thank you for all your comments over the years
    ventmommy, I am so sorry for your loss. You were/are an asset to nurses. In fact, I thought that you were a nurse at one time. What a positive contribution you are making for other parents. ...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Can I get paid to care for my mother
    My elderly mother has lymphoma. I moved in with her to help her. I was hoping to return to work on a part time basis. I am on disability. I was attempting to return to work, then my mother became...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. I gave two weeks,,,but I dont want to finish
    BTDT. Please hang in there! I worked almost two months and quit. I handed in my two week notice, but left after three days. Also, had a family crisis going on at same time. I wish that I would...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I really need some advice ASAP
    Resident definitely needs a behavior consult done. This is a behavior that needs to be dealt with. His behavior is abusive to staff. This took away time from other residents that were truly in...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. insulin help!!
    Always follow your parameters. They should be listed on the mar.
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. mouth sores during chemo
    Thank you for the information. I discussed it with my mother and asked what she wanted to do. She is willing to suffer the discomfort and carry on with the fight. God bless her. I really...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  25. mouth sores during chemo
    I have a question regarding mouth sores from chemo. My elderly mother has a severe case and is finding minimal relief from the magic mouthwash. She has had 8 doses of mouthwash already. It seems...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing


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