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  1. Question about CNA's state to state
    Does anyone know if a CNA can move from state to state on the same certification? I don't know what to tell a friend that is moving. She is a CNA. Does she have to be certified in that particular...
    Jan 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    How about.........Wake up and get out of that bed, it belongs to the patient (while she sits in a chair)!!! or....no seriously..I don't mind stepping over your little blanket beds you have made in...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Hospital throws out stillborn baby in the trash
    A baby is considered a "live" birth, not a stillborn, if it has ANY signs of life at birth no matter what the gestation. This baby was a near term baby. Not products of conception, as it clearly...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Hospital throws out stillborn baby in the trash
    Very disturbing.
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Old, but Not Out: The Aging Nurse in Today's Workplace
    A Senior Nurse at the hospital I work for has spent the last 50 yrs at this hospital. She endured it all!! She was my mentor, my inspiration, my desire to do well came from her. The new younger...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Womens interest in male nurses
    The part of the country that I live in tends to cater to male nurses, and the male nurses really eat it up. They are cocky as hell, and the women love them. Well...except for us older nurses that...
    Dec 30, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Checking dilation help...
    BAHAHAHAH.....this is SUCH A COOL IDEA!...sneaky too..I love it
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Vag Exams & Dilation
    Two separate things....effacement is the thinning out of the cervix, so if you are 100% thinned out (or effaced) your cervix is paper thin. If you are dilated 10 cms you are "complete" or "fully"...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Either Give Me A Lunch Break Or Pay Me!!
    I am printing this out and taking it in to work. Thank you.
    Dec 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Either Give Me A Lunch Break Or Pay Me!!
    How does that happen!!!
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    Childbirth becomes a medical issue when it is complicated with complications...those are the ones I am referring to. I'm talking preterm labors, PIH, uncontrolled gest diab, partial abruption,...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Montana RN Salary
    I worked in MT for a yr and a half. In that time I racked up so many bills I had to leave. The cost of living was way higher there than where I live now and the pay was way less. Too bad too...my...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Montana Nursing
  13. Either Give Me A Lunch Break Or Pay Me!!
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------- this is where they "got me" where it says "except in workplace environments that by their nature of business provides for...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Either Give Me A Lunch Break Or Pay Me!!
    I have brought this concern to all of my managers (past and present), and nursing administration several times. One of the Director of Nurses asked me, "just what would you do for 30 minutes off the...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Either Give Me A Lunch Break Or Pay Me!!
    For the last 10 yrs my employer has deducted 30 minutes from my pay every day that I have worked for "lunch". I work in a small hospital, so at any given night it is just myself and the nursery...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    It's the unreasonable ones that upset me. Have you ever sat on a laboring patient with PIH who refused an IV access (not in her birth plan), and then seized? Not pretty. Have you ever been in a...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    Hi...I would be the original poster. I guess I just don't understand why fellow nurses would have a problem with this post, especially those who work L&D. I have worked in this area for 23 yrs. I...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    "No, she doesn't need pain meds"[/quote] why does this bother you? If the woman wants pain meds then she can ask for pain meds; especially if a mom makes it clear from the beginning that she wants a...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Do birth plans grate on your nerves?
    Yes, I'm old and rickety...but, I HATE birth plans!! Especially those that include NO vag exams unless she needs to push (wth), or NO IV access (wth), or NO fetal monitoring (WTH!!) etc..... It...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. First vaginal exam
    YIKES!! Besides YIKES...although that would be good if you wanted to know what a closed/thick/high cervix felt like..I ain't doing it!:no::D
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Discovered a breech baby for 1st time
    OMG!! One of the first breech deliveries I assisted in was a preterm (27weeks) TWINS!!! The first baby delivered just fine...the second was a nightmare. It was breech and the head got clamped...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Vag Exams & Dilation
    10 cm's you don't feel ANY cervix, at that time they would be complete. An anterior lip is when you can feel just a "lip" of cervix on the anterior, and no where else. I would probably call someone...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. AWHONN Staffing Guidelines Please check this out:
    This is a rediculous guideline. I work in a small hospital, where I AM the charge nurse, and I AM the labor nurse. We have just started using computer charting that is HORRIBLE and time consuming. ...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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