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  1. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Welcome to the gray zone. First of all, a patient request for a special type of nurse is a preference. What if the entire shift was made up of men? It is vital to address it with the patient, but it...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Movie set and concert nursing
    I believe EMS usually provides on-scene medical standby. There would be little benefit for a nurse on the set. Without physician orders a nurse can't do much. What nursing care would you expect to be...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    Yes it is safe in a multi lumen line, the fluids won't mix in the line. I don't know of any reason you couldn't give blood through a portacath, but have never done it. You need orders or a protocol...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. nursing to medicine, is that possible?
    Nursing and pre-med have very different curriculums. If your goal is to be a physician, nursing school is a waste of time and money. Go get the grades you need, in the courses you need, to move on in...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Guys in Peds??
    You should pursue any area that you wish.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Suture Removal without Medical Screening?
    Our triage nurse will remove sutures. The patient is not charged as the removal fee is included in placing them. They create a patient chart and document what was done. If there is any reason to...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. caught a med error. ...stress. ..
    Good job! You are not selfish in protecting your license, you are serving your community. If your boss gets in your face you should state that you did the right thing, and will continue to follow...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Detox nursing is sucking the life out of me
    I don't work in your specialty but I've had rough patches in my career. Hating my job was one... You need to adjust your attitude. I don't mean you have a bad attitude, but you need to look at your...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  9. How do you teach nursing theory?
    Making theory relevent is a challenge. But it is the core of nursing. Theory tells us what nursing aspires to be, without which, how would we truly know what nursing is? The military uses doctrine,...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    This is a joke, but not funny.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. RN, NP, and Corpsman Career Questions
    To "test the waters" how did you end up at corpsman? I agree with jfratian. You can become a CNA for very little cost and commitment. If you want to be a nurse, go to nursing school. If you want to...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. How do you teach nursing theory?
    Teaching theory is about showing the reason for theory and introducing students to a number of theories. The students are capable of drawing their own conclusions, in fact that should be a focus of...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. Navy Reserve Nurse- when to join?
    Correct, 48
    Jul 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Continuing professional development opportunities for nursing staff
    God, that is the challenge huh? I just took a similar job and that issue is the gigantic elephant in the room. Getting the manger to agree to pay for training is the first hurdle, then as you say,...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  15. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Please call the state. But look for a new job first. Even if you can do this anonymously, your facility might be closed and you would be out of a job anyway. First of all, protect your license, which...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    fitness!
    Jul 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    For fitness, don't show up out of shape. You will SO regret this. The AF PT requirements are easily found online. Run, do pushups and sit-ups. If you show up flabby it will only add the considerable...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    They have some people arrive at COT without any uniforms, so the first few days are set up to get that done. Don't worry if you don't have all your pieces.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Air force nursing cot august 2014
    This is based on your nursing experience. You probably got some time credit towards O2 which will shorten your promotion. It sounds, right don't worry.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    We have a card that is slightly larger than our IDs, it hangs down the back so the title RN, MD, or whatever can be seen below our IDs.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    I think your worries are overblown. Retreat, deescalate, block, evade, or make them chase you across the ER. Never place yourself in a vulnerable position unless you have no other choice. There is...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Men in Nursing Conference
    Thanks for posting.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Older professional just starting out
    I got my RN over 40 and it has worked out very well for me. Don't get too hung up on long range goals yet as you might find another area of nursing that you like, or an opportunity might come your...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  24. Treating a Human Bite
    Human bites may have a forensic angle. Photographing, describing, measuring, and documenting the bite is a forensic nursing skill. Saliva can be collected for DNA. There should always be a...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What do you say if you don't pray?
    Is there a universal definition of prayer? I think not. Anyone who prays has their own idea of what it means. If you do not pray, you can create a definition that fits your comfort zone. If that...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality


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