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  1. Patience with the New Doctor
    Thank you for your post and for reminding us that every professional has to start somewhere just like we all once did. It is always so strange to me when nurses are rude or mean to doctors who are...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. No luck with a new grad job- should I go back to school?  Any nurse managers around?
    If you were planning on getting a MSN anyways, I say go for it. The time will pass anyways and you may as well use the time to acquire a degree that you intend to get anyways. Going back to school...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Help finding LTAC/LTACH information
    Find LTAC Hospitals - Altha.org Not the most up to date info, but it is a start. Good luck
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  4. If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become?
    #1 Every time I see those guys on the travel channel that get paid to travel the world and document it, I know,, that's what I would rather be doing than anything else. I guess that's whimsical coz...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Working in SNF or LTC
    Whenever I have worked LTC, we had several hospice patients. The hospice nurse was not responsible for any of the daily pt needs like assessment, medication administration, wound care etc. Those...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Advice or Ideas Regarding Patient Compliance...
    Please forgive me as I have never worked in a place such as you describe, but your post made me laugh! I am sure to you and to those in the middle of dealing with the issue it is a serious issue. ...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. How does this happen???
    Why was his blood sugar low? Was he too zonked and did not get to eat his meal? Did anyone follow up with the lack of meal intake? Maybe then the sedation could have been caught before RRT was...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Fainting... so dramatic
    When I was about 5 months pregnant, I worked 1st shift at the nursing home. I must have forgotten to hydrate coz I was leaning on my medcart infront of a resident's room getting ready to pull their...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A change in EKG
    You did the right thing by getting EKG and continuing to monitor. In this case, also report to the charge nurse and they will advice further based on their experience and unit protocol. Most...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. I finally fell prey to the LTC politicos after a year and a half.....
    Yes..you are not supposed to make any copies. But as demonstrated by OP's predicament, lack of a triplicate paper trail has a way of coming back to bite you on the caboose. Most original incident...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Walden University has new FNP and AGNP Programs
    Walden currently allows students to enroll in the FNP specialization in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho,...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  12. Banning food products in school due to student allergies
    I found this article pretty interesting, and the comments after the article even more interesting. What do you guys think about banning stuff like pb&j due to food allergies, and how does your...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. How scary does this sound to you?  Or am I the only one -
    sounds like every ltc I have ever worked at or considered working at.
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Is pulling a 200 lb patient different than lifting them
    http://www.arjohuntleigh.com/admin/files/20100723162630.pdf probably still need two people to safely move a 200# quad patient
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Malaysia:  "Please, help my son! He is dying!"
    wow. The world needs more nurses like you. Sorry the other nurse wasn't helpful in time of real need. Thank you for caring.
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Do you have to always call for abnormal labs?
    I promise you and any experienced nurse will tell you this>>>>>>> The day you get an abnormal lab that turns into something bad and has a negative outcome for the patient,,,,this same doctor will...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Favoritism in nursing?
    Oh yeah...favoritisim, nepotism and all isms you can think of exist in nursing. I once worked in a nursing home where the Admin was sisters with the DON, sister in law with the MDS coordinator, ADON...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?
    Oh that's too bad you did not get the care you wanted over there. Well let's see who is rounding today,,,there Dr. (insert very difficult to pronounce Indian name here), then the attending is...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Disgusted - wipes for bathing
    My hospital does not stock ANY basins. If you want to give a bath, you must use wipes. Our linen cart doesn't event have wash rags, just full sized towels. (WHY?!?). When I started, I would be in...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. 5 interviews no offers.NEED HELP
    To add to all the good advice, do not let your frustrations start showing. Even without realizing it, once we start getting frustrated about a situation, it will start manifesting in different ways...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Please help me understand this scenario...can I be banned...
    Do not be bullied into taking an assignment you do not want! If you NEVER SIGNED any document agreeing to this contract, this recruiter is a bully (maybe worse) and by threatening you, he is probably...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Have you ever lost it with a patient?
    yep. Some patients/family/visitors just need to hear how it is and how its gonna be. Enough hand holding
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. FNP students
    Put in your notice, go to the other job. Do not mess up your last 2 semesters. If after graduation you choose to go back, at least you will still be in good standing. Maybe you can stay PRN if...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Soooo, I quit
    TX911, First, I applaud you for doing what many of us fantasize about doing every shift. At my job we are chronically short staffed, we are supposed to have assignments based on acuity with the...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nova SouthEastern Fall 2012 FNP
    For some reason, I have not found people from previous classes. Classes started Mon 8/20. So far so good. The program looks very doable (I hope)
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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