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  1. Long term acute care hospital
    I was a new grad when I started LTAC and going on my fourth year. The type of patient has a general stay of greater than 25 days; ventilator dependent and sedated; some other drips that require...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  2. Drug tests
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I was in a similar situation a few years ago, and had the discharge nurse write the name of the drugs given to me on the discharge papers. I took it with me to the...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Anyone else rushing to become an APN before 2015?
    The Arkansas State Board of Nursing just had a comment about this. In a nutshell, the AACN recommended the DNP by 2015, but without statutory changes (no state has it yet), then it will not be...
    Dec 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To ADN nurses who later went back to get BSN..
    I worked full-time and went to school part-time on-line through Oklahoma Wesleyan. I have family, but found it to be generally doable. They do not have a traditional "clinical", but you have some...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. IV starts in nursing school
    We started IV's on each other. Each student was (and still is as I understand) required to sign a waiver before the "event".
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Fluid restriction question
    I recently clarified a similar order with a nephrologist. He responded in a condescending tone that he was quite aware of what the IV intake was as he ordered most of it, and that it (the order) is...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What  is your opinion on antibiotic use for acne?
    I have struggle with acne for years. My dermatologist recently started me on Nicotinamide ZCF, which is a prescription medication that contains high doses of zinc, copper, folic acid - all of which...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Cancelled repeatedly - is this normal?
    What kind of unit do you work on? I work on an LTAC, and when census drops we get cancelled. How they go about fairly determining who is cancelled might be the issue you should consider. Those with...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Dealing with Codes/Serious Emergencies
    I agree with everything Altra said. It takes time. I used to have a similar reaction, and eventually realized that I, for whatever reason, felt totally responsible for the event, how it was...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Breakfast before a 12 hour shift..
    I eat a serving of Yoplait yogurt, a half peanut butter sandwich (on wheat), and a Kashi pumpkin spice flax granola bar. The key is having protein as it sustains you longer than carbohydrates. The...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My feet hurt!
    Quarks work for me, and they are not terribly expense. I have plantar fascitis and this is one of the few shoes that does not aggravate it. The suggestion to change your shoes halfway through the...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Is it really worth it to get your bachelor in today's economy?
    Get your BSN. I am finishing mine, and wish I had not waited this long. It is doable working full-time, but you pretty much lose your social life, especially those with kids that take priority. ...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Mama told me there would be days like this!!!!!
    I do not understand your problem as you were vague, but if somebody has made statements that are hurting your chances in your occupation, you may have grounds to sue for defamation of character...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ER speedbump
    Do not let this stand in your way. I fainted after a toenail extraction. It gets better with time/experience, and if I had bailed after that toenail so many years ago, I would have missed out on...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Oxycontin - I didn't know how to answer this for pt.
    A pain management physician once told me that abusers will "break" the time-release coating on pills by cutting them in order to get the rush of the narcotic all at once. I have no idea if this is...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. termination for expired acls
    I don't know if this helps, but at my facility if you do not get your CPR/ACLS by the time it expires, you are taken off the schedule until it is accomplished. You also cannot use PTO, so it is a...
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Return to work early after surgery
    Thank you for all of your responses. To clarify, I will be back at work (6 weeks) before my CPR expires, thus you can understand my feelings about this. Each of you have given me a lot to think...
    May 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Return to work early after surgery
    I am new to the site and need an opinion. I recently had surgery and am on sick leave during my recovery. My DON called and asked me to see if I could call my doctor and shorten my FMLA so that I...
    May 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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