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  1. Experiencing Burnout?
    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/250/4/d/human_torch_sample_by_totmoartsstudio2-d5diiht.jpg Is this enough "burn out" for you?
    Nov 17
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Where can I find a Job outside of bedside nursing
    Hmmmm, tough situation. I wish I had suggestions of promise but, due to the GLUT of nurses in the U.S., let alone California, most employers will not consider us unless we have RECENT/current...
    Nov 17
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Inpatient Psych - Ever call the police on a patient?
    Quite a few times, actually. A few "lock downs" where a potential patient showed up at the front door during the night, was let in by unlicensed staff (as per protocol), escorted to the floor of...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Age-old question… Should I leave the hospital for home care?
    Do NOT leave the hospital. There is NO return (unless you're hospital based and unionized). The pay for the hours worked is abominable. Take my word for it, kid, the grass is always greener on the...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    0300 hours: alarm went off, got up an turned on computer, brewed coffee. 0320 hours: plotted out my visits for the day, driving times, expected visit times, ect. 0415 hours: reviewed the care...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Anchor & Maxim agencies
    *cough, cough*
    Nov 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Need advice, preventing shear force/friction
    Thanks, Mon... This was a Home Health patient, no care giver, no Hoyer lift, not incontinent and NOT willing to consider assisted living facility or board & care. Fairly obese, mobility impaired,...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  8. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    I'm a Libertarian. If Libertarians came into power, I'd have to find a new party. ANYONE who can get elected beyond dog catcher is bought and paid for. I weary of the political bickering; its a...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Hmmm... years ago. Had to "float" from my medical ICU to some other floor. One of my patients had ascites of unknown origin, freshly admitted. He'd soiled his bed, I assisted him to the chair...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I'm not going to take the time to read the original report. The basic fact is that CPI and other forms of "de-escalation" both verbally and physically are only marginally effective. The psychotic...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Contemplating a job in HH
    $70 for an OASIS evaluation/assessment, initiating the Plan of Care, getting additional orders, etc. is a RIPP off!
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Contemplating a job in HH
    I always do a "drive by" in Google, then in person just prior to the visit. If I see unsafe situations, I call my agency and report it, then call the patient and explain I will not be making the...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Contemplating a job in HH
    Kelnich: you'd be well advise to brush up on modern wound care, "moist wound healing" protocols and basic materials for the various types of wounds. OASIS documentation will also be a must and...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Need advice, preventing shear force/friction
    Help! I need advice on treating pressure ulcers from shear force/friction in a couple of my patients. Both have limited mobility, both are obese, both have limited recourses. Shear force during...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. Psych nursing is easy
    Sister (or brother, as the case may be), you've OBVIOUSLY have had limited experience if THAT is your experience. And, no, I'm not trying to be rude. I've been out of psych for 3+ years; it was the...
    May 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. haldol
    Haldol 10mg, Ativan 2mg, Benadryl 50mg -IM! A "B-52!" I haven't done psych nursing in about 3 years or so, but I remember that well! But, to answer your question, since "Peak plasma time: 6 hr....
    May 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. nurse/pt ratio
    I'm not going to argue this point, BUT consider THIS. I graduated nursing program in the 1980's and Jumped into a GREAT job at a major teaching hospital where I finished my last semester and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    Metformin is less likely to cause hypoglycemia than other oral agents. More likely to cause lactic acidosis. I believe the important point in this discussion is: What are the physician ordered...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    Welcome to nursing. The employer carefully weighs cost vs. liability. There is a "Policy and Procedure" manual someplace. If you deviate from it for ANY reason, including your "lack of...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    Me: I've got an MRSA infection in my hand, has just been opened/incised, packed and the Vancomycin IV is in place. Employer: Why can't your just wear gloves over your dressing? The I.V. should be...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Fewer nurses = poor outcomes
    The equation: + patients + nurses=< profit. If > profits = increased $ for administrators + shareholders, then < nurses = good unless Pt. deaths + litigation =/> cost to hire/keep nurses.
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. California BON
    The BRN, of course, is trying to "shake you down" for $'s. Unfortunately, if you want to practice nursing in CA., they've got you by the cajones... literally. I'm no attorney, but if you want back...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Best Hallucinations Thread
    Dang. Sounds like you met a learned master. Should have listened to him and gained wisdom!
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Manly patterned scrubs
    "Manly?" I remember, MANY years ago, watching Jessie "The Bod" Ventura on WWF. He was being interviewed after a "match." Jessie was wearing pink leotards and God knows/remembers WHAT tank top with...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. Best Hallucinations Thread
    Back in the "day," a young man in his early 30's, nearing D.T. status, perspiring, wild eyed, girl friend unable to comfort. States he drank "2 bottles" of wine per day (r i g h t). As "green" as I...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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