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  1. What is an EKG artifact?
    Whoa killa dilla! Maybe he or she assumed we would have nursing degrees & google wouldn't. 16626
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Ethical Dilemma...Shingles :(
    I would just run it by the infection control or employee health department to find out their policy at your particular hospital. Very rarely, someone who is not immune to varicella may get the...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. aspiration before IM injections; are you SURE?
    I included a link to an article entitled, "To aspirate or not: An integrative review of the evidence" https://www.nursingcenter.com/_PDF_.aspx?an=00152193-201203000-00008 & a quote from CDC...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. aspiration before IM injections; are you SURE?
    The current practice NOT to aspirate is based on evidence that, while you may hit a vessel at those sites occasionally, you would not cannulate the vessel &, therefore, give a med intravenously as a...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Appropriate orientation attire
    Dress wholesome. 16595
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Afraid of loosing my job
    I feel your frustration. My supervisor told me verbatim recently, "You need to try to be more extroverted." My preceptor put on my recent evaluation that I was too soft-spoken. Part of my problem is...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    Attention allnurses.com participants & responders to this particular article: It irritates me to pieces when people hog a thread by posting an excessively long comment. Why can't people be concise?
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    The difference between 1 brand of inactivated flu vaccine vs. another is negligible. I know this because, in order for any new vaccine to get licensed by the FDA, they must undergo non-inferiority...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Documentation of delegated tasks
    I totally agree with your reasoning, but I would try to meet management halfway unless you don't need a paycheck. If CNAs are doing skin assessments, they need to be coached to NOT interpret what...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  10. Obamacare and hospitals
    Has anyone actually experienced Obamacare firsthand? I have. I had some health issues & decided to quit my job/return home to the lower 48 prior to applying for another job. I needed health...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Mandatory flu shots????
    Your job hangs on many things in addition to the flu vaccine, so why did we pick the flu vaccine, in particular, to protest against? Often mandatory: PPD test & reading, proof of MMR, Hep B, Tdap,...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    I actually need to call bull on this one. Was she planning on running urine IV? There isn't a place on a Foley bag that could be hooked up to an IV. I believe this was an example to illustrate your...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Yes Drill Sergeant, but may I point out we aren't fighting the Vietcong with Gump? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8U04Jr0mqI
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Which unit would be good for a RN with ADHD-inattentive to work on?
    I think a hallmark sign of it is distractibility, rather than the ability to hyperfocus. With the exception of when I took Adderall, I haven't been able to hyperfocus on squat my entire life. I...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Abandonment or not? Need opinions! in Louisiana
    I think she's fine, at least with the LA BON, because she notified appropriate personnel. See pg. 4 of an LA BON publication for how they define "patient abandonment"....
    Nov 2
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  16. Obamacare and hospitals
    I supported & do support Obamacare, but I was not naive enough to believe it could be implemented flawlessly. Such a major change in policy will inevitably be plagued by setbacks & obstacles in the...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    I like Glycerine82's line of thinking, documenting something like, "Per facility protocol, notified Amy, RN Supervisor, of change in patient status". I would also document any follow-up with the RNS...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  18. "Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases"
    I will put on my HAZMAT suit & hope it will protect me from the media sensationalism likely to ensue.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. where is correct english going.
    If I had a red pen & printer handy, I could attack your post repeatedly, grammatically speaking. Why attack ESLs? I imagine that English, which has Latin, German, & Arabic roots, is a difficult...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  20. Do you wear jewelry to work?
    Just my gold necklaces, that's all. http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/26/top-10-pop-culture-looks-mr-t.jpeg
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bullied at work
    Seriously, you need to enlist the aid of your superiors at this time. I would specifically tell them you heard people want to jump you. Not seriously, you could train like Rocky, so you'll be...
    Nov 1
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Help me bring this into the public!
    You reaction was to an IM injection, not specifically the flu shot. Local tissue injury or hematoma may occur following any IM injection, which may lead to a palpable knot that takes several days to...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Help me bring this into the public!
    Off the subject, & we do see eye to eye on the topic of quarantine for Ebola-exposed nurse. As a TB case manager, I isolated plenty of people with CXRs consistent with TB prior to having a positive...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Help me bring this into the public!
    These people treating Ebola in West Africa are heroes. Their work abroad helps assure our future safety at home. They should not be subjected to mass hysteria upon their return; they should be...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Can job termination occur if nurses do not get the flu shot and refuse to wear a mask
    [QUOTE]There has never been any pandemic threats on the strains to which you are being vaccinated in the USA.. It it was that serious patients would also have to be vaccinated.[QUOTE] Actually, the...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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