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  1. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    Thank you for this. As someone who has struggled with depression and occasional suicidal ideation, I have heard all the stereotypes and have greatly learned not to talk about it. There is nothing...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Study ties home births to higher infant death rates
    I'm not sure I follow this. Midwives only see low risk clients, so why would they have any statistics on high risk births? There is nothing to "filter out".
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Planned Parenthood
    Probably 8 years ago, I spent time at a Planned Parenthood as a Medical Assistant through a temp agency. I loved it. At the time, MA's did the back office work - rooming and vitals, fingersticks...
    Feb 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Girl brain dead part deux
    This case gets stranger and stranger. :( I haven't posted on this topic at all, but I found myself reading the other thread in its entirety. It's rare that a single subject will interest me for...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Study ties home births to higher infant death rates
    One problem with collecting national statistics is that state laws for lay midwifery vary greatly. Some states do not "allow" midwifery, which means women choosing home births must be attended by...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. How do you clear a newborn's airway?
    Ok, I tried to clean out my pm's - something I think I haven't done since joining the site years ago. Maybe I should stop second-guessing myself based on what random people on the internet say. I...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. That awkward moment when....
    I once heard a cell phone ring with a certain tone, and found myself following the sound to another room to see who's pulse ox alarm was going off!
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How do you clear a newborn's airway?
    Hello everyone! I've been an LPN in LTC for 6 years now and though I've been trained as a doula, I have never worked in L&D. So I have a question for all of you more experienced people. :) I...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Why did you become a nurse?
    I went to nursing school with one thing in mind, and that was to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife. I haven't made it past LPN though, and I'm actually considering a different route to midwifery. ...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Having a celebrity as a patient
    Not as a nurse, but as a Medical Assistant working in a doctor's office, I had a couple of celebrity encounters. One was a well known author, but he was a jerk. He would come in self-advertising...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. CNM without seeing a live birth?
    I'm not sure what you mean by "direct-entry CNM". I've always considered direct entry and CNM to be the two different routes to midwifery. Direct entry means a program that teaches midwifery...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction
    Sorry, I didn't mean to offend anyone. I've met people who really believe this, and from several of the comments in this thread it seemed that way here too. Maybe I am taking things too seriously. ...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction
    Sorry, you don't have "hard evidence" of these things. This is still opinion. You can't measure "mean, crazy, and stupid people", though someone could do a study on drunks and drug addicts. But no...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction
    I think the full moon issue is just a figure of speech. On busy days I hear people say, "It must be a full moon" without even looking to see that we are nowhere near that time of the month. People...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Checking vitals on a stranger to see if they are ok
    I recently fainted while on a nature walk with a group, and a nearby med student checked my pulse and asked me basic questions to assess my orientation before letting me stand up again. Someone else...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Depression with psychosis student
    I've learned over time that it is best to keep things like this to myself whenever possible. Don't lie about your issues if it directly comes up, but you can stick to a "don't ask don't tell"...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. I'm burned out
    I know it's been a while since I posted here, but I thought I would give an update. I used up my paid LOA and am currently looking for another job in a different specialty. There isn't much out...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Doctor refused obese patient
    Many people bring issues to media attention because they believe it is wrong and want to help others avoid the same problems. I doubt she was "emotionally scarred" because I think that wording is a...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Doctor refused obese patient
    I have a hard time seeing this as anything but a selfish decision on the part of the doctor. People don't just disappear just because a medical professional refused to treat them. If they don't...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Diagnoses you never thought you'd see?
    I know this post is years old, but what is a "mermaid"?
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm burned out
    I work in a nursing home. After making repeated med errors on the job, I chose to use up my vacation time with some time off to try to pull myself together. Unfortunately, it's not working. I...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. In One Sentence; if you weren't a nurse, you'd be a ________
    Great thread, thanks for bumping :) If I wasn't a nurse, I'd be a midwife (and I probably will be someday). Other dream jobs: Astronomy - my brother majored in it but I thought I wasn't good...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How much did your nursing education cost you? Worth it?
    I paid out of pocket for prereqs that I took individually (usually 1 class per semester), and I never totalled what that cost. Once I entered nursing school full time, my loans totalled $12,000 for...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My degree is not worth the debt!
    This caught my attention, mainly because being a single mom is one of the main reasons I have never gotten my RN. I worked my way halfway through an RN program, and got my LPN. I went back an...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Credit check along with background? *****??
    Even if employers don't use credit information against you, it still seems way too personal to be any of their business. There are laws against prospective employers asking questions about your...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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