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  1. Killer struggles, gasps repeatedly under new 2-drug combination
    I also am against capital punishment. It can't change what happened, it is very expensive, and time consuming to go through all the appeals. It does not deter others. And with that I probably will...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    I went into nursing and felt that was the only path I wanted. Perhaps you could say it was a calling. I loved nursing and, in general loved my patients. I was kind considerate, professional, etc. ...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    There may be other ways of describing the relationships. I have never heard it described as similar to phantom pain, and I think in many ways it is similar. In a grief group I ran, it was described...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    When my DH was brain dead the doctors gave me a choice. In 24 hrs. they would remove all machines (I do not recall exact wording) and allow him to die or, they would move him to a different floor...
    Jan 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    Viva, as another retired nurse I agree with all 10. Of course I am old enough to recall white uniforms, sensible white shoes, and caps. I have not stopped being a nurse. I once said to a doctor...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    I agree that it is not the words, it is the actions. It is the non-verbals. It is the conversations overheard by family when co-workers talk with each other. Once a person is placed on...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    Mechanical support is what family members see. When they are told it is a temporary measure to mechanically support breathing, and they see a machine, it sinks in. Having dealt with my family...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What would you do in this situation?
    Did something change in the pt. condition to lead to having an RN on day shift? I agree that at this point it is time to change assignments and your manager needs to discuss with the family what the...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    As a family member who has gone through this scenario not once, but twice, I like the idea of mechanical support. In both cases of family, they were maintained on vents up to 24 hr. after the...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 27-Year-Old Brain Dead Woman Removed From Life Support; Family Watches from Iran
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/sanaz-nezami-iranian-dies-us-hospital-online-laptop_n_4532547.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&ir=Religion A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Confessions of a Hospital Administrator
    Thank you for a great article. My recent experiences as a family member and friend of patients in two hospitals run by the same organization tell me, as a retired nurse, that your message has a long...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. 2013 A dose of Holiday Cheer for Nurses PDF/Ebook - Download Now!
    Merry Christmas, a bit late, but I figure I still can say it until Jan. 6th. This is great. So on target for all nurses. Thanks.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    This is my doctor. He told me not to get a tattoo because I could get an infection. I said most infections come from hospitals. I want a tattoo of a cup of coffee. I always need more for those 12...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I don't care that you were up studying for the pharmacology test all night. Students still cannot bring coffee to clinical floors."
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Personal Legal issues. How can it effect my RN license?
    We cannot give legal advice. Get to that lawyer. Ask those same questions and many more. Domestic violence in any form is taken very seriously by any prospective employer (and I will not touch how...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History


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