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  1. Young Nurses!
    I graduated and started as an LPN at 20 got my RN at 24.
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. AVF/AVG
    People with chronic hypotension are at increased risk for clotting of their AVF or AVG
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. IM injection
    I've never given IM shots or shots of any kind on the side with the AVF/AVG. Isnt that what we also teach our patients? No needle sticks BPs etc on ur access arm.
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. I just wanted to SCREAM
    I once took care of a physician... he came to our SNF after a heart surgery at a larger hospital. He was a doc I had dealt with many times before as he often admitted patients to our unit. He was...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. RN License plate
    Theres a doc in town here his plates say "kidney"
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Smokers need not apply?
    My employer is a smoke free facility but they haven't started testing for nicotene nor do they deny employment to those that smoke. I am a smoker but am able to work through the day only having a...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Switching from Chronic to Acute Dialysis
    I work in a hospital unit. I do chronics the majority of the time but am on call one weekend per month (from friday at 8pm until monday at 5am.) If there is someone in acute who needs dialysis during...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Level 2 background checks at LTC
    What is a level 2 background check? How is it different?
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Wise nurses please give me advice, from med surg to dialysis
    I went to dialysis a year and a half ago after almost 9yrs SNF/LTC. I haven't lost any skills if anything I've gained them and have been able to draw on the experience I had. I felt like a new grad...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Does your SO understand job stress?
    No my husband doesnt get it, he is a cook. When I get home late, say shift was over at 3 but don't get off until 4. He is always like "well you were supposed to be off an hour ago you should have...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When is it time to make the best decision for youself?
    Please seek help sooner rather than later. If your facility offers EAP take advantage of it. See about FMLA to take care of yourself
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. UU?
    UU?
    While I am now Catholic I attwnded Unitarian church and summer camps growing up. They definately have a broader view of religion worship and everything else that traditional churches like Catholic...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. D.O.N. tells me NOT to describe wound???
    I was taught in LTC/SNF I could describe a wound ie: drainage amount character odor etc wound bed color periwound tissue appearance blanching and if any slough or eschar. What I couldn't do was call...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Do you have a nickname at work?
    Makes me laugh... on my last unit I was routinely refered to as "whexican." I am white but my husband is from Mexico. He has been here for over 20yrs but we do speak "spanglish" at home. Nickname...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Call Ins. Again
    On my previous unit we had a "staffing" nurse as well. She was supposed to do the schedule find coverage for call ins, fill any holes in the schedule, and help with admissions. Yep those things...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I feel like a loner sometimes.
    When I was in high school I wasn't a social butterfly. I had my close friends and that was it. I was nice helpful and would go out of my way to help the person who seemed was the "odd man out" ...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Visitors that are drinking in patient rooms......What do I do?
    Simple answer... ask them to refrain from drinking alcohol while in the hospital and remind them if they can't do that they will be asked to leave. If they're being loud and disruptive have security...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Voluntary hospitalization, does it affect nursing license?
    Wonderfully said as usual Viva
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. I need your advice on dealing with people who try to treat me like I'm stupid
    "Cry me a river then build a bridge and GET OVER IT" Maybe not the best way to address passive aggressive, whiney or otherwise inappropriate behavior... But I have said it once or twice after trying...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How do they rationalize staffing??...
    My DON is one of those that doesn't hesitate to help when we are short. One time comes to mind.... A nurse had to go to ICU to dialyze a critical patient and a tech had called in. They called for...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Warm Fuzzies Story
    Brought tears of joy to my eyes... your story kept me in suspense. It really hit home for me because watching the ICU nurses skillfully and compassionately care for my daughters father after a car...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. What would you have done?
    Always always ALWAYS call the doc if you have concerns. You did what was best for the patient. The doc can get as mad as an old wet hen but your responsibility is the safety and well being of the...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. How do you organize your day?
    I just can't imagine having to be a charge nurse as a new grad... When I started in LTC/SNF I was the only nurse on my floor but was not the charge, their was 3 other floors and a more experienced RN...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. For those who work while in nursing school:
    I had no choice but to work fulltime while in school. It was hard... especially seeing my classmates that didn't have to work and didn't have kids. If you can afford not to work I would say don't...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Cruel Summer
    Oh my... they say in everyone's life a little rain must fall but it looks like typhoon juan is roaring thru yours. As my avatar says... may god give u the serinity and strength to get through this...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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