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  1. Code rolee
    ACLS made me more confident. Being the runner keeps you out of the room too much to learn. I do think you learn a lot as recorder,but you need ACLS and experience in codes first. If you are given the...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    This sounds like me. I loved nursing. I retired due to health issues, first encephalitis then pancreatic cancer. It was the first time I had been on the other side of the bed so to speak. I do miss...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    I am a retired nurse, due to health issues. Even as a nurse I felt uncomfortable with the personal care I recieved from male CNAs and male nurses. I had a Whipple procedure due to pancreatic cancer....
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Retired, now what?
    You sound just like me. I retired in May due to health conditions. I'm getting chemo and waiting on a date when the surgeon tells me he thinks I'm healthy enough for a wipple procedure. I now have...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  5. How do I get around to LIKING changing an ostomy bag?
    Dear Ihateibd, I'm sorry you were insulted. My husband tells me he doesn't smell the illeostomy odor. That's good for him, but I've had to teach him not to burp his bag in public, which he has done....
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Help with a poor nurse manager
    I'm not sure about the Rn/LVN thing. I was a LVN First then went back to school for my RN. I am proud of both. I do think I get a little more respect as a RN, but I have worked with excellent LVNS...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Help with a poor nurse manager
    re:lowly LVN: In the first place you are not a lowly LVN. I was a LVN for 9 years before goin back to school and getting my ADN. Keep in mind that a lot of managers haven't worked on a unit for...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Going to work with a broken heart...
    You are being very hard on yourself. I don't know what happened, but sometimes you just can't go to work. My husband had major surgery and I was off work with him at the hospiatl for 2 months being...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do RN's ever do physical examinations?
    I think all nurses LVN and RN do physical exams on all their patients. How else would you care for them and know what's wrong?
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Thank-you Son
    Congradlations to you and your son. Someday he will look back on this as an experience. I know he's proud of you. It's amazing how resiliant kids are, thank goodness. Good luck! I've been doing...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Managers can I change your opinion of them?
    Unfortunately, I don't think nurse managers have much control. It's upper managemant who doesn't really have a clue. Most nurse managers have experience as floor nurses. I do think some of them have...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Man, you guys make nursing seem HORRIBLE!  If I knew this before school...
    As a lot of people have said, most of us are venting on this site. We of course vent about our bad days. I've been nursing for 25 yrs and I love it. I have really bad days and really good days. I...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. lifting requirements for hospitals in NE tx
    Not sure what you mean, but we have to be able to lift 50#.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    We also get $2 hr. It's no called on call though it's stand by. If we get called off for low census we are put on stand by. They can then call you in for any unit they want to. Until about a year...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Best jobs for nurses with seizures
    Thanks for everyone's reply to my question about best jobs for nurses with seizures. So far I have kept my job. After 2 all clears from 2 physicians. I have changed meds and am hoping for the best. ...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Best jobs for nurses with seizures
    I've been a nurse for 25 years. I've had seizures since I was 32. (partial complex) I recently had a seizure in a pt room. I'm off work at present. I'm very concerned I'm going to lose my job. My...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. True Unsung Heroes
    Thanks for the kind words to nursing. I don't know who the nurse in your life is, but it is wonderful that you are taking the time to say what they do and who they are. Fortunately I see more good...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do I get around to LIKING changing an ostomy bag?
    My husband has had an ileostomy for a little over 2 years. He's only changed it himself a few times and that's when he has a blow out and has to when I'm at work. Ileostomy's do smell. He doesn't...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What was I thinking
    I've been a nurse 25 years. Do you really hate nursing that much or do you just need a break? I sometimes think I want to do something different too, but am afraid to make the change. I've been a...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. nursing student needs help with colostomy care
    My husband has an illeostomy. He's had it for 2 years. We really had a lot of trouble at first too. We've really had good luck with the seals or rings that other people have mentioned. Several...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. pediatrics+specialty pay
    Glad to know our unit is not the only one no one wants to float to. I guess the only good thing is that it makes for a tight unit and a good team. We work well together
    Nov 25, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Tell me this doesn't happen all the time.
    To GrannyRN65: I'm sorry you're daughter had such a bad experience. I would like to think that never happens, but it does. I had a nurse taking care of my husband after a subtotal colectomy that...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. pediatrics+specialty pay
    The reason I got curious about specialty pay is because all the nurses who get floated to our unit don't want to be there. We have a mixed unit in that we do also get adults. The first thing that...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Young Looking Nurses
    I agree with most of the posts. Don't worry so much about it. I looked younger than my age until I was in my 50's. Now I wish I looked younger again.(lol) I'm small too and I have patients tell me to...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What if every nurse walked out for one day?
    Everyone should be respected. It really doesn't matter what job they do. If they do it well and respect others as well. Nursing is just hard work. I wouldn't do anything else, but when I come home...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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