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  1. Crying babies
    Not sure how old this kiddo is, but if mom smokes, she might have been going through nicotine withdrawal. I've noticed that breastfeeding seems to help with that, as they get a little nicotine in...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Presentation on Pain Management in Postpartum Woman with a Vaginal Delivery
    We use all of the above, depending on the situation. I would also encourage you to consider the source of the pain. Is the patient sore from pushing? Did she pull a groin muscle? Did she have...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. How Not to Get Taken Advantage Of
    It's fine to share possessions, food, clothing, etc. freely and without reservation, because no one is going to be graded on eating the casserole or wearing the donated jeans. Patient safety won't...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Most often when people post about these legendary names, it's a second- or third-hand account (or more). They know someone who knew someone who had a co-worker who took care of the unfortunate child...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. How Not to Get Taken Advantage Of
    Generosity does not require you to enable poor study habits. Sharing your notes, calendars, concept maps and other materials without a darn good reason could mean that, far from being a better...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Possible termination for HIPAA violations
    If you were asked to assist or cover for another nurse and you looked up information for that purpose you should sign the chart and also note what you did. This covers you by showing that you had a...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. HIPAA Violation?
    I was thinking more along the lines of giving a new med or doing discharge teaching. I agree with you that it isn't necessary to go through the whole shebang each time. Sorry that wasn't expressed...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. HIPAA Violation?
    If the bracelet can be used to verify name and date of birth, that part of the review does not need to be stated out loud. But the rest of the med review--name, action, dosage, times, and other...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. HIPAA Violation?
    Wow. I was not expecting such common sense in a government directive. Good information to have. Thanks, EricJRN and GrnTea.
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. Losing respect for nursing students
    It isn't about age so much as maturity level. Some folks are level-headed and responsible at twenty. Some are still self-centered and undisciplined at forty. Maybe it's time for clinical...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Let RN license lapse to get out of "Old" new grad rut?
    I would check with your state BON. Letting your license lapse is a pretty extreme measure. Some states do not allow an easy reinstatement. They may require more education or have other hoops for...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can a pt hyperventilate themselves into resp failure?
    Five seconds of not breathing does not constitute apnea. Think about it. A low-normal respiratory rate of 12 breaths per minute would mean five seconds between one breath and the next, and that...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Sexual Orientation Question
    NOT asking about sexual orientation makes it seem like "that which shall not be discussed." It's the elephant in the room. Young people especially might be hesitant to initiate conversation but...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. County Psych Closing :(
    This seems short-sighted at best. Some patients are not "community-based" material and will endanger themselves or others without close supervision. Where in WI are you?
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Adoption Policy???
    You're wanted here. Thought you'd want to know that. :wavey:
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Looking for some feedback: was I too pushy, or not pushy enough?
    We can't tell from this one interaction if the husband has control issues, dominates his wife, is a bully or is simply a caring man who feels protective of the woman he loves. People often show...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Adoption Policy???
    Yow! This was not a good situation for anyone involved. Your facility needs to have policy in place for the most common adoption scenarios, including one in which the birth mother doesn't want to...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth
    Tender story + sardonic wit = a well-told tale worth hearing. Form and content both rate and A+.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Hyperthermia
    I hope you meant "cooling." Seems like cooking was already happening. :laugh:
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. question: can you chart on a pt. being rude?
    Document what you see, hear and feel (not emotions but things like getting hit or scratched)--not what you think it means. Not, "Patient became rude and hostile," but, "Patient threw wash cloth,...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Glucometer to use on multiple patients
    This is probably moot since you've already gotten hold of the supplies, but doing a blood glucose on someone tells you very little about their overall diabetic/non-diabetic status. You can get a...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Depression, why!
    Just so you know you're not alone, here is a link from another nurse with a speech problem. She got some good advice along with much-needed encouragement. Don't give up just yet.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Hospital professional liability coverage?
    HR departments often tell new hires that they do not need their own insurance because they will be covered by the hospital policy. That such coverage exists is minimally true. But if there is any...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is bringing dougnuts for my clinical unit o.k.?
    Doughnut holes, cut up fruit and/or veggies, mini muffins, fun-size candy bars. If you do fruit/veggies, bring toothpicks. Also think about bringing in small paper plates and napkins. Even if...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Longing and Wanting
    You might also get in touch with a unit manager to ask about job shadowing. Read the Ob/Gyn threads here at AN. Try to get a feel for the reality of L&D, postpartum and gyn patients. A lot of...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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