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  1. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    Sending love and light to Amber and Nina from Arizona! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    11:04 am
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    I like this response best! If Mommy is going to put me in an inappropriate situation, I want her to be there with me! I did have a patient with a cruel family member that made comments about the...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Giving versus taking...lol
    I am scared of hurting someone AND I am really bad at it. Actually had one pt that told my co-worker "I think she needs glasses". That being said, I volunteer to start IVs whenever possible...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Giving versus taking...lol
    When I was in nursing school, I was sure I was going to be the IV queen. I have disappointed myself greatly!!!!!! However, I too can get a foley in anybody. Just ask the guy with a prostate the...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. My PT called 911
    When I worked nights at a geriatric hospital, 911 calls were frequently made for issues like "they are trying to kill me", "I am being held against my will" and the especially heinous "they wont give...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Stepdown vs PCU
    Never
    Jul 30
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    Thank you all, these suggestions are great! I am starting a word file tonight! Thank you again.
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I was written up and put back on orientation
    Kalicokats, don't give up too soon. First, nursing is a continuum of learning. Everybody screws up eventually, if this is the first time in four months, you are doing okay. Was the child...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    I admit, I hate behavioral question interviews, but they do seem to be the predominant trend for nursing positions. What do you do when you have an answer to a behavioral question that you know...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    I would like to send the same letter, with a couple of additons. 1. How can you base a portion of MY review on pt communication with doctors? I work nights, I barely have the opportunity to...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. self adaptive wound dressing
    I did not have any problem molding the dressing to the body. Are you trimming/cutting it as recommended by the manufacturer? What are you using to fill the deep wounds? I also had good experience...
    May 4
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. Banner Del Webb vs. St Lukes Medical Center
    Banner
    Feb 13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. Arizona ICU nurses! Are you happy?
    The weather is great now, summer is another story. As far as work goes....out of the frying pan, into the fire. (kinda like the weather)
    Feb 13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  14. Old Question Posed Again...Is it worth it?
    I am considering pursuing WOCN certification because I love wound care. However, after obtaining my BSN (with no financial or apparent job opportunity benefits), I have to wonder if the actual...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. self adaptive wound dressing
    Drawtex is good, but in my experience, it sticks to wounds. Enluxtra absorbs better and doesn't stick.
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. broken nurse
    Before I was a nurse, I worked primarily with men. Sadly, once you anger a woman, there is often a LONG period of retribution. Of course, this does not apply to all women, and some men are the same...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Help! Need advice with tough situation.
    My first (gut) reaction is...stay where you are. The market is tough. If you were hired on your first interview before you graduated, I suspect your employer recognizes your potential. BUT,...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Looking for hospice or pediatric hospice position in AZ
    Thanks for the info. I know a couple of the hospice facilities in AZ have peds divisions, but there may not be any pediatric only facilities. Thanks again
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Looking for hospice or pediatric hospice position in AZ
    I am currently an RN working in adult care. Finding hospice postions is AZ seems to be nearly impossible. Finding pediatric hospice positions, even more so. Am I looking in the wrong place? ...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. A Nursing Perspective of "Being Eaten":The "Eater" Nurse to the "Eaten" Nurse
    Response to the “eater” Begin not with the name calling, nay “hare-brained”, nay “clueless” Thou hast heard of evidence based practice? Tis not jaded but corroborated If thou seek not to...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. My story and some questions from a confused older student
    P.S. Being in your 30's does not make you an "older student" :)
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. My story and some questions from a confused older student
    If you can afford to work as a CNA while pursing your BSN, go for it. LPNs are not commonly used in hospitals anymore, however, in longterm care, there are still positions available. If you get...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Banner Health application question
    If you want to add a cover letter, make it part of your electronic resume file. If you want to work at Banner, be patient. There are many Banner facilities in AZ, some huge, some small, so it...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    Running with bulls!
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. broken nurse
    Sapphire18 if I may borrow your quote in response to this post....... "Don't always believe everything you think." Consider that this may be the correct path.
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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