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  1. "A Case of Bad Blood"
    What was the patient outcome? Thanks for the great information.
    12:49 pm
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
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    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    I would if it would make it easier with scheduling of your appointments, if it saves you $$$ because of better insurance coverage, etc. I chose an OB through my employer. It make scheduling and...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part I
    It is tough to be the one who has "the" conversation with families. I feel it helps if you have an established relationship with the family, but in acute care often this is not likely. Taking the...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Pseudo Munchausen parents...
    I saw this all of the time when I worked in an outpt Peds office. Many of these parents were bored stay at home parents. The kids were F-I-N-E, but yet we saw they every week for these random...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Polypharmacy-When is it too much??
    I'm glad some MDs are willing to address this serious issue. I think diet is a huge problem as well. The food is unhealthy and tasteless at best.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Rocephin Injections
    We always made them wait 20 minutes regardless of how many times they had received it previously.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. Unemployed experienced nurses
    It isn't just you. It's just hard to get a job in some markets. Sometimes it doesn't matter if you are experienced or a new grad. Keep up the search and do some travel nursing if you need to. We all...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    Teacher, police officer, or firefighter.. What can I say I'm a glutton for public service and punishment :)
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do I need a Pediatric Stethocope?
    I bought a cheap $20 stethoscope at the beginning of school. It had both an adult and a Peds diaphragm or bell (you could mix them however you wanted) and it worked great. I still use it. You will...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. What has your workplace done to retain nurses?
    Honest thank you's go a lot farther than some cheap pens.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    Then I would as the HR dept. They would be the ones to know what you can and cannot do. Good luck. .
    Apr 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Career help!
    It's tough to know what the future holds. If you are wanting to be in acute care then the year of med surg is prob. a good idea. Howevere if acute care isn't your focus I would stay where you are....
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    You would have to ask them what they will allow or not. Better yet look at your contract. Those are typically pretty clear in what they do and do not allow.
    Apr 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Would you be insulted by this?
    What a joke. We no longer have Nurses' week. Instead we have employee appreciation week during the summer. That is the biggest joke ever. Once and awhile they will pay an enterance fee at a local...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "Wasteful Nurses"
    Also every time that child is taken to the MD office they are exposed to illness. During the Flu/RSV season we prefer to give them in the home vs the child going in for this injection. And yes some...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Student loans, ugh!
    Too long. College is becoming unavailable to so many people due to cost. Something needs to be done.
    Apr 13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. Peer review evaluations
    This is why this doesn't work. Your manager may not have any idea, but if you get to pick 2 out of the 3 people who do these reviews it isn't going to be accurate for most anyway. Most staff will...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Peer review evaluations
    I HATE these. Too many people are petty and won't be honest in their reviews. If you are my manager I want YOU to tell me how I am doing. Nott the lazy co-worker who is jelous/petty/catty. More often...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How do you handle impending death of a child
    I have dealt with a few patient's passing. It's very tough on me. I try to not get attached, but I have a soft spot for some of the kiddos. While it breaks my heart I have to hold it together for the...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you read hospital Yelp reviews?
    Also look at your facilities FB page.. I bet there are some real Gems there too.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses who are mothers to small children.
    I work M-F 8-5 with a little one at home with Dad. It's nice for us because no matter what our kiddo has Dad. I am seriously thinking about going back to school so I know things are going to get...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New LVN needs help with GROUP interview for... complex position!
    Good luck. Do you know why they decided to get rid of the 4 people who did this before? It sounds like it is going to be a lot of responsibility, especially for a new nurse. Since it is a new...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. salary for peds office?
    I would negotiate. Many places offer a flat rate to start. Some do not take into account previous experience. I wouldn't sell yourself short. If you think 14 is too low go higher. I would tell them a...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. how much follow up is too much : job search?
    I would wait a few more days and then email or call back. Sometimes you have to be persistant, but yet not be annoying. Good luck!
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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