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  1. Nursing occupation, politically ineffective due to inequalities of both gender?
    What's your opinion? Sounds like homework - is it?
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. aspiration before IM injections; are you SURE?
    Same thing happened to me, twice. Once when giving colloidal gold (suspended in sesame oil), once with Procaine penicillin. I'll keep aspirating, thanks.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Hospice Nursing Question
    The question about being "ready" is a tricky one ... who decides readiness? Death, like birth, happens when it happens ... a terminal illness can, and often does, outpace a person's ability to cope....
    Nov 13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Hospice Nursing Question
    It's important to recognize that hospice is not "one size fits all". Decisions about treating co-morbidities, continuing specific meds, etc. are a delicate balancing act with very different...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. PPD Wrong dose
    Just speculating here, but I suspect that the most that can happen to the patient would be a more severe local positive reaction. While unlikely to be life threatening, local over-reactions can...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Hospice Nursing Question
    Re her meds - it may well have been her own choice. It's not unusual for people with multiple chronic conditions to bear very heavy pill burdens. It gets tiresome to be continually popping pills. It...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. PPD Wrong dose
    Wheal.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. CHF alzhemiers difficulty
    What level of sedation will the family tolerate? I once had a hospice pt who was quite strong, and assaultive. His wife would not allow any sedation at all - until he got her in a headlock. Agree...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    Stay away from the coast. And look at places with temps a little colder than your ideal. Ask where the water comes from and what are they doing to it upstream. I wouldn't touch Florida, or any...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Seeking Opinions on End of Life Care
    I know it's terribly incorrect to advise a search - something about eating the young - but I'd still advise a search, or perusing the Hospice nursing board. It would help if you would refine your...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. I'm supposed to what now?
    Good for you - seems like that "suggestion" was not necessary. You treated the symptom in front of you, which is exactly right. Carry on ...:yes:
    Nov 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Cultural Diversity and Tattoos
    My advice: pick your battles. I see the acceptability of tattoos as a generational thing. Give it time - change will happen. Personally, I've always been attracted to body art, just never chose to...
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. I'm supposed to what now?
    There are many posts giving good info about pain management. May I respectfully point out that the OP has told us that the symptom being addressed is dyspnea. The two are sometimes related but are...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I'm supposed to what now?
    I'm still curious as to why the suggestion was made in the first place.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I'm supposed to what now?
    Morphine isn't used just for pain relief. FWIW, in hospice, morphine is the gold standard for relieving resp. distress. Its euphoric effect helps the anxiety and its physiological effects ease the...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I'm supposed to what now?
    Given those facts, then it makes sense to question that advice, especially since the patient has already told you how he wants it given. I'd still keep a weather eye on the work of respiration -...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I'm supposed to what now?
    You don't include enough information about the situation for me to have an opinion. If someone has severe chronic or acute pain that needs atc dosing, then withholding pain meds would allow that...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Compassion fatigue...how do you deal?
    Forgive yourself. Sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly cranky with a given resident, I'll deliberately try to imagine what it's like to live in that person's head. Doesn't necessarily trigger...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. No briefs?! Is this an ICU thing?
    The question in my mind is, am I caring for a person or bed linen? Briefs have their place, especially in preserving the dignity of mobile patients. But my purely empirical experience is that...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. stinky patient pet peeve
    If the OP's claim is true, ya gotta wonder at the quality of the school that doesn't teach basic physical care to nursing students. I see a NETY post in our future.
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. stinky patient pet peeve
    If you can't think of anything to assess during that bed bath/linen change, then your professors aren't teaching you assessment, either. In addition to skin condition, you will get a good look at...
    Oct 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    What would that look like, other than pitching a very public beotch on the subject? A public objection can certainly make a difference but not a very big one all by itself.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Humph! Agreed - it's pretty outrageous. Can't hurt to send prayers for the sick nurse and her family. Is there any effort underway to provide more concrete help for them all? I wonder if she's...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Most of what I'm reading is blaming the EMR system at that particular facility. I haven't seen the same reports you have, so I'm wondering whether they're blaming, per se, versus mentioning her role...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Recurring Pediculosis
    OP - did you ever figure out how the bugs were spreading? I'd love to know, purely out of curiosity.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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