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  1. I am a very young nurse. Will my patients be frightened?
    im 22 but look young for my age so i get asked ALL the time how old i am? if im old enough to be a nurse? etc. at least once everyday im asked about my age. most people are pretty polite about it...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Medical conditions on peds medical floor?
    hi! i also work on a paeds medical floor with a mixture of general and infectious disease. Common respiratory- bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma, pertussis, apnoeas Infectious- gastroenteritis,...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. N95 Masks and reuse
    we use a single mask for a shift. would be interested to see any further info on best practice for this.
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Peripheral IV luer and air
    Hi. I work in paeds where we try to use luers for as long as possible. I have noticed that when a luer has been in for a few days and becomes difficult to push that if you draw back on the syringe...
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. packing a child in ice for a fever of 105 degrees?
    there was a child on my ward just yesterday- 7yr old with mystery illness spiking temps over 40 degrees celcius and having febrile seizures. The nurse looking after her applied cooling measures-...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Auckland DHBS ICU
    Hi. Yes she will be working for Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). ADHB is made up of Auckland City Hospital, Starship Childrens Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre. The DHB means all...
    Nov 30, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Auckland DHBS ICU
    Hey. I have a friend who will be starting as a new grad in ICU this year at Auckland. She has worked there for 2.5 months as a student and loved it. Staff very friendly and helpful!
    Nov 30, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. maple syrup disease
    i cared for a child who was in hospital with symptoms of seizures and becoming increasingly unsteady on their feet- child learnt how to walk and then was having difficulty standing, started falling...
    Nov 23, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Help! Uniform at SydneyChildrensHospital
    Hi there. I was hoping a nurse working at Sydney Childrens Hospital will be able to answer a question for me. My friend is starting a new grad position there next year and has the choice of...
    Nov 20, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. NZ State Exams!!! :-S
    WOW its all over! definately time to celebrate and relax over the summer!! i agree that the questions, particularly mental health were very straight forward. im wondering how much my study...
    Nov 20, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. NZ State Exams!!! :-S
    eek. yeah i should be spending more time studying rather than on the internet! anything is distracting me right now. i have got sick of nclex questions i have now started reviewing straight...
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. NZ State Exams!!! :-S
    im not sure about the safety and drug calc. i ASSUME that they will only be contained in one of the two exams. i think that is my biggest worry...what if you accidently get a question that you have...
    Nov 5, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. NZ State Exams!!! :-S
    Hey. I am also sitting state on Nov 20. Dont stress too much- talking to people who sat it last year it seems fairly straight forward. I know several people who only studied for 3 days and still...
    Nov 5, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. pediatric nurse from US to Auckland
    who is your recruiter?? there are definately LOTS of jobs available at starship.
    Sep 9, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. giving medication through burette
    thanks heaps for clarifying that :spin:
    Aug 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. So depressed ... want 2 quit
    hey. one idea- maybe you could get a needle and practice jabbing it into an orange a few hundred times. If the thought of holding a needle etc freaks you out maybe practicing on inanimate...
    Aug 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. giving medication through burette
    Hi. Im on clinical placement at the moment and have a question... Heres the scenario. Pt needs AB's given over 1/2 thru burette. Nurse tells me to prime extension tubing then put 30ml NS into...
    Aug 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Do you work night clinicals?
    We work all shifts during our training. Including 1-9pm and 3-11pm. If we work on a ward doing 12 hour shifts we do those too including 7pm-7am night shifts. Lucky for me i enjoy doing them...
    Aug 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Male nurse in the NICU?
    i am a student and recently did a placement in NICU. They had a male new grad working there who said he was really enjoying it. All the nurses on the unit thought it was great and spoke very highly...
    Aug 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing Dictionary
    Hey. I spent ages choosing my nursing dictionary. I wanted one that was small enough to easily take to the hospital but one large enough to include good explanations, diagrams, tables of norms...
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. pediatric nurse from US to Auckland
    Hi there. Im sure someone out there may be able to give you better info than me (im still nursing student, but im currently doing my final rotation for 10 weeks in paeds) but ive lived in...
    Jul 19, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. interosseous access (IO)
    check out http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2557.htm they can be left in for 72- 96 hours but risk of infection increases.
    Jul 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. interosseous access (IO)
    Hi. I am in my final year of nursing school and we learnt about IO access and how to insert them last week. You are right in that sternum IO access is usually only used in adults, it was designed...
    Jul 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. No Maternity (or peds) rotations in my school
    Hey. At my nursing school we dont do a L&D placement as such. We have a large (over 60pages) assignment to complete where we find a woman in the community (through friends/family) who is happy...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Paediatrics in Sydney.
    Thanks pie_face. It has been great getting your perspective on this. You are right, i am worried about 'missing out' but i guess every hospital has its good and its frustrations, i realise i will...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand


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