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  1. Requesting to not have a certain patient
    Don't feel bad about making the request. We do it quite a bit on our very large antepartum unit. We have patients that we need to "take turns" with- both good and bad. Usually, when the charge is...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rumor of a six month 200K RN position in Iraq????
    Also, this: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/nurse/corps_benefits.jsp You can make the most of your time and career by taking advantage of the benefits available to nurses serving in the U.S. Army...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Rumor of a six month 200K RN position in Iraq????
    I looked around the web and could not find any job listings for nurse in Iraq or Afghanistan. The only articles I saw were about nurses who are also enlisted military members. It appears there are...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Coaching women during childbirth has little impact
    Professionally, I agree that coaching provided little benefit. Personally, I took no classes and had no birthplan with my first. the baby came anyway! LOL!
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. 1 gram of Sodium = ?
    A raisin?
    May 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "A Walk to Beautiful"
    I saw it, also. You can watch many PBS/NOVA shows on their website for free. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
    May 22, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. An answer to them calling everyday!
    I don't mind when they call.. I rather like it. Keep calling!
    May 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Patients who are too lazy to open their own splenda packets
    I had a pt complaint once about something trivial like that, too. She complained that food service forgot to bring her a soda, so I secured one for her- with a cup of ice. She asked me to pour it for...
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Doctor Practices that Dump Patients
    Here is an intersting article about a Doc who didn't want a particluar patient I read recently: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1681838,00.html
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Would you consider a home birth?
    "The Business of Being Born, a documentary directed by Abby Epstein and produced by talk-show host Ricki Lake, is a generous-spirited tribute to the practice of home birth. It's full of moving (and...
    Jan 13, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Highest paid nursing field?
    More Onet info..the 25 top paying jobs: Top 50 Highest-Paying Occupations by Median Hourly Wages These are the occupations with the highest median hourly wages in 2006. Annual wages are...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Highest paid nursing field?
    Onet says about registered nurses: Wages & Employment Trends National Median wages (2006) $27.54 hourly, $57,280 annual Employment (2004) 2,394,000 employees Projected growth (2004-2014) ...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Highest paid nursing field?
    Sure, money won't buy you happiness, but it will allow you to have a comfortable life which can get you closer to happiness sometimes. Try "O-Net"...not sure if it is a dot-com or dot-net. It has...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What does you health insurance cost?
    Mine is 12,500 per year. I pay half and my employer pays half. This is for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and includes dental and vision.
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Pinky finger issue
    I recall their names as hallux (or was that pallux...one is the thumb, the other the toe), indices, impudens, annulus and minimus.
    Oct 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is it like working 3/ 12 hr. shifts?
    I like working 12's. I don't usually do all three in a row, though. I usually work two 12's three times over the 2 week pay period. The 12 hour day is a long day that doesn't leave time for much...
    Sep 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Planned Parenthood... for men?
    While people asscociate PPH with abortion services, it is also the largest provider of reproductive heath care services in the country with over 4 million visits per year. They diagnose and treat...
    Sep 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hating nurses? What is going on?
    Everyone needs a hobby, I guess. LOL Seriously, try OB-GYN nursing. There is a small but vocal minority who badmouths OB-GYN like crazy.
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Controversial Michael Moore Flick 'Sicko' Will Compare U.S. Health Care with Cuba's
    I have not seen the movie, but would be interested in doing so. I have only recently qualified for heath benefits throuhg my job- after being uninsure for 8years. And that is 8 years where I was...
    Jun 21, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. sextuplets
    (IUI= follicle stimulation meds + intrauterine insemination. IVF=follicle stimulation meds and the follicles are removed, fertilized, perhaps frozen, and replaced at a later date.) Usually, when...
    Jun 17, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Have you had a baby at your hospital??
    I had both babies at my hospital- a full termer and a 23.5 weeker (now 9). I wouldn't have one any place else!
    Jun 5, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Longest you've had an AP pt on your unit?
    4 months.
    Jun 3, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Getting Divorced During Nursing School
    I'm not divorced (and was single during NS) but I recall being surprised at how many women in NS were iether getting divorced or planning to do so. You can do it and you will be glad you did. I,...
    May 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do I handle this?
    We just got the new alcohol/hand sanitizer stuff at work and I thought the maintenance man had been drinking when he got into the elevater with me. It took me a few seconds to realize that he had...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question about your rooms..
    Yes, we have "infant stabilization" pods scattered throughout or 45 L&D rooms. Each pod can acomodate up to 4 kids and they are always up and ready to go.
    May 15, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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