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  1. Certifications: Are they worth it?
    I'm debating on getting either my Oncology or Med-surg certification but I'm not sure how valuable they are. Any opinions? I'm not looking to change positions anytime in the near future but thought...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurse Practioner Vs. Physician Assistant
    You say you work in a hospital so why not speak with both a PA and a NP to see what they're opinion is. I work with a great NP so was able to grill him with questions about what he likes and doesn't...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Question about blood transfusions and H/H
    Wbcs were 16. Platelets 275. She wound up going to ICU after she had chest pain during her transfusion :( She's stable from what I've heard but they still don't know what is causing this this. She's...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question about blood transfusions and H/H
    Thanks everyone! I only had her for half a shift but she really got to me as she's a young, otherwise healthy girl. Definitely no gi bleed and no active bleeding anywhere else. We wanted to transfer...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question about blood transfusions and H/H
    Recently had a pt with an H/H level of 4 and 15. MDs were leery of transfusions because everytime she has been getting transfused her levels would drop even more. I know you can develop antigens...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What Baffles You?
    When as soon as you try to introduce yourself to the patient they immediately ask for food!!
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. One of those days I would like to forget about...
    My day today!! Felt HORRIBLE at the end of the day :(
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What Baffles You?
    Wanted to be treated for said illness then complaining to the MD and everyone else in the United States of America when your injections to help said illness hurt. Seriously??? Or insisting that your...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ICU NP jobs vs primary care/family practice jobs
    I'd like to hear this answer as well.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. What Baffles You?
    What's so difficult about tipping the med cup into one's mouth? I swear it takes some people ten minutes to do this
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New nurse doubts
    I was terrified my first six months or so!!! It's completely normal and it's also good to be scared at first. Anyone who isn't scared probably should not be taking care of people's lives. Give...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. recovering from eating disorder... eating at work
    Congrats on recovering!! I too have struggled with an ED and know how hard it is. We're not technically allowed to eat at nursing stations either but since everyone else does I've joined in. You...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Does your SO understand job stress?
    Thanks everyone!! So good to know I'm far from being alone!! I'd like my SO to not use the bathroom for eight hours and skip lunch :)
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. oncology (cna interview)
    As the above poster said it can be very, very sad however you balance that with many happy endings as well. Just know you WILL see young people die and sadly many times pts you have known for quite...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Does your SO understand job stress?
    Hi all, Do your significant others understand the stress that comes with being an RN? I'm an RN on dayshift working in a very busy med-surg unit. I typically don't get to use the bathroom until...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Difficult Coworker
    Thanks everyone!! I've realized this person is difficult with many other staff besides me. While I'm still a bit upset it does feel good to know that it's not personal :)
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Difficult Coworker
    How do you deal with a difficult coworker? I'm not one who likes confrontation in least, in fact I avoid it at all costs. Said coworker is someone who seems to make rude, condescending remarks...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. "I don't want an admit..."
    I feel for you! I NEVER complain about getting an admit. That's why it's called "work" :)
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Changing Shifts (Eves to Nights)
    I was 28hrs so three to four nights a week. I also was up until at least 2am watching television :) Plus my only "real" meal was dinner... Healthy RN here too lol
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Changing Shifts (Eves to Nights)
    I have done both and while you feel like you've wasted your whole day before working evenings it was much better on my sleep/wake cycle. Nights didn't have as much stress and busy work of...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Evening shift to day shift
    And that's exactly how I feel! Do I choose a great work life OR a great personal life? How can you choose?? Of course I want both :)
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Evening shift to day shift
    Hi all, I currently work evening shift and have an opportunity to move into a day shift position which I've wanted to do for quite some time. Of course now that I have the opportunity to move I'm...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New to chemotherapy...concerned about exposure risk...
    Ensure you wear PPE and double glove if you wish. As long as all safety measures are taken you should be just fine.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  24. Oncology & blood transfusions
    Just tonight I had one pt get platelets and 2units of PRBCs and sometimes I have multiple patients getting transfusions. However on other shifts they may not get any! All depends on the patient's...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  25. 3 most important things to know for an oncology nurse
    Know what you're facility considers to be neutropenic. Ours is a cutoff of 1500 but I know other places differ. Know about ANC, H/H and platelet levels as MDs frequently call to check on these labs...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing


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