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  1. Best lotion for dry hands?
    3M reps used to pass out sample bottles of this white lotion called "Cavilon". It didn't have dyes, perfumes, kind of smelled weird; like vegetable oil. It was wonderfully moisturizing and perfect...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Best lotion for dry hands?
    I have chronic eczema and probably always will as long as I'm at the bedside, at least according to my dermatologist. I'm also kind of allergic and a lot of lotions just make my eczema worse. I have...
    Nov 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. RN-BSN The College Network
    Emphasize what most have said about The College Network. You can buy the books you really need (from a list Excelsior will be happy to give you) from reliable sellers like Amazon, without the...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. Ebola in Texas
    Oh wait! Wait! Can I be quarantined during Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays? Not the kind where I'm locked up in my house but rather not allowed to care for patients? Me! Me!
    Nov 23
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Attendance
    Get intermittent FMLA, usually not that difficult, most of us have migraines off and on. Usually employers can't pursue corrective action if you call in FMLA.
    Nov 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Other than BSN
    If you get a BS/BA in a related field then it's more than likely they will have also have filler classes & more than likely you will need to write papers. They might however require a different...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. I never would have thought of that...
    Love, love, love!!! I can see someone hearing about this and trying this the first time with a massively soiled brief!! I've used a version of this trick with infant diapers. You can usually...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I never would have thought of that...
    Yes this!!! Had a parent show me this and I try to show as many people as possible, really decreases odors.
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. THR Versant Residency
    "Po-mouth" is a term where someone tries to make you believe they are worse off than they are trying to justify stinginess or get you to cut them a break, my Southern Georgia daddy uses it. I...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. AGNP vs FNP
    There are 2 FNPs in my PhD program, even though the university offers DNP. I haven't asked them why they chose one over the other but it's probably for the reasons listed above (versatility & easy...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. THR Versant Residency
    THR operates a couple of dozen facilities. Though THD is probably going to have a bad year, they have a long way to fall financially. I know they will "po-mouth" the nurses & other cost centers. ...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. I never would have thought of that...
    Different area, but should be useful to NICU & mother-baby people. Need to get heelstick labs from a kid & you're either: A. Not super-experienced at it Or B. Sure this kid is not in a...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    I heard of 10hr shifts a long time ago in a cardiac ICU that was more a post-cath & PTCA unit. They were supposed to help staff heavier for the times when the patients still had their sheaths & when...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Mother's Milk Topic
    OK, just a few quick studies. Hope you have access through your school library: An Exclusively Human Milk-Based Diet Is Associated with a Lower Rate of Necrotizing Enterocolitis than a Diet of ...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Mother's Milk Topic
    The physician group I work with is a huge proponent of "mother's own milk as medicine". In fact, I might search that term for some good literature. Also "exclusive human milk diet" for NICU...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. AGNP vs FNP
    DNP is different than PhD. Both are valuable, but have slightly different paths. If your ultimate goal is clinical work, a DNP may serve you better. If research, a PhD may be better (though DNP does...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. Clinic requires recent travelers from Texas to call from car
    I would have to assume it was because Dallas had the only known transmission cases of Ebola in the US, the nurses caring for a Liberian man who died. I've heard of some ridiculous Ebola overreactions...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Clinic requires recent travelers from Texas to call from car
    Oh come on, that's so unequivocally ignorant these people need to be called out. Do they realize the incubation period for ALL Texas exposures expired a few days ago? The alert period for NY...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Clinic requires recent travelers from Texas to call from car
    I don't find this completely unreasonable, just redundant. It's completely reasonable to screen patients for symptoms & travel history with appropriate alerts for those with symptoms AND + travel...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. best way for a nurse to manage cuts on her fingers?
    First of all, not stupid at all, it's a pretty common issue. If you like the dermabond idea and don't have access to abundant supply (i.e., not an ER nurse), there's a veterinary product (still...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. No more 12 hour shifts?
    I wish we had a real management type chime in here. I had to do an exercise in my BSN management course and it showed that the costs were higher for the unit using 12hr shifts and most nurses at 0.9...
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    My RN to BSN program was through Excelsior College. I think they have a 4 or 5 year limit to finish a degree which I think was more directed towards their ADN program but maybe it applies to BSN...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine
    We need a thread on most ridiculous Ebola overreaction. I've seen so many stories. The best so far was som teacher who was self-quarantined at home because she. . . Wait for it. . . VISITED...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine
    Would I be "run out of town" for suggesting the AN poll be redone with several questions that would give the pollsters the ability to correlate level of nursing education with beliefs about mandatory...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Ebola Nursing Survey:  to Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
    Yes, the same process that allows a "lowly" ADN RN to question/dispute the board certified chief medical director that writes questionable orders. One opinion is just one opinion; those of a...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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