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  1. Jehovah witnesses and ADL'S
    I as well am unsure what you mean by affecting ADLs? JW's don't have dietary restrictions (unless health related or personal preference), and nothing else stands out to me other than the blood/blood...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. How to be a polite patient/family member
    I work med-surg, and sometimes our aides have 12 patients each. Depends on the night, the floor, acuity, and lots of other things. But we appreciate when the call light is used. If someone stops me...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Am I crazy for this?
    OK, I'll say it. Yep, you're crazy. Nosey sister-in-law not withstanding, you're 35... It's time to put your big girl panties on and grow up. Get a job, move out, support yourself, and then if...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Some questions for nurses?
    My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I was a stay at home mom of 4 for about 14 years before I decided to try nursing, but I was too scared. Bit the bullet and 1 year in, I am loving it,...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Uncontrolled pain- how to approach the Doc?
    This. In my facility asking pharmacy for a pain consult is a nursing judgment. We call pharmacy, talk to them about pain management (or lack of) and they come do a thorough assessment, including...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  6. How is the night shift for a new nurse?
    Hello, I graduated last December as well, and have been on nights on the med-surg floor for about 6 months now. I love it :) If anyone tells you nights are easy, all the patients do is sleep, yada...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Negative Feedback from GN Interview - HELP!!!
    By the by... no feedback is negative if you learn from it!! :)
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. Should I self report?
    I would think this would be a good question for your PCP, the one who has prescribed your methadone... or I guess I should ask where you're getting that from? You should self-report, and I think...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Multidisciplinary rounds
    We do something similar at my hospital, only the nurses don't usually go to rounds. We report to our Clinical Leader (Charge Nurse), who then takes any outstanding issues to rounds. Sometimes the...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Sadness after a child passes
    Devil's advocate here, It's not always "a fantasy" or unwillingness to accept reality... Sometimes it's "hope", and that hope is all they may have left.
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Math Question!
    Not going to give the answer but I would.... figure out how many mls of fluids the pt is getting per hour (oxytocin and mag combined), subtract that from 125, and there's my answer.
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. reviews for MDF stethoscopes
    I bought one for nursing school, and thought it was good enough. Then one clinical day I needed it and had set it down who knows where and borrowed my nurses Littmann... no comparison!! For...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. How to determine a Pt is incompetent?
    I learned about competency, or lack of, like this. Legally for someone to be competent there are several requirements: First, the person must have the treatment options explained to them in simple to...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Weekend shift premiums???
    $2.00 diff for nights $0.65 diff for weekends
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. Chemistry not required for nursing program?
    Just graduated nursing school... no chemistry for me, and I didn't take it in high school (even though that was almost 20 *gasp!* years ago). (Community college)
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Refusing to dissect in A&P or Microbiology?
    We came across this issue in my A&P II lab. One of the girls was a vegan, and wouldn't go anywhere near her groups table. We had fetal pigs in this lab. She'd have to take a phone call, need the...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude.
    The only thing no one addressed was the PTO... Since you can't cash it out, can't you use some of it before you go to get some of that time you need?
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Has anyone ever coded for you at clinical ?
    While I've never had a pt code, I will share an experience I had. At report, it was passed on that so-and-so in 15 was just a drug seeker. She had been post-op for 24 hours + and refused to ambulate...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Funny & Cute Things Our Demented Patients Say
    Just yesterday morning 2 of my classmates and I were doing vitals, and although we were told to wake anyone up that was sleeping, I saved the 1 that was sleeping for last. We knock, go in, tell...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Are there cliques in your nursing program?
    If you don't want to keep in touch, don't. It's simple. However, your classmates may be good for networking, and could pass along job openings or whatnot, so I personally wouldn't completely cut ...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Is 31 too old to start a nursing career?
    Man I sure hope not, or I'm wasting my time and money! And it's too late now, I'm almost done :(
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Really, this is the dumbest question ever, but...
    At the last hospital I had clinicals at, one of the nurses told a fellow student "if in doubt, pull the call light cord out of the wall, that will get you help in a hurry"... I'm not exactly sure...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. For Those Who Are Accepted...
    Go out to dinner with hubby and enjoy your time until school starts, after you start school, those moments you share with family and friends will be few and far between! Good luck!!
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. Stopping IV infusions
    I've never given a patient a choice, no matter what was infusing. "you need to use the restroom? Sure, I'll unplug the pump and bring it for you".
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. 2012-2013 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application
    "Bad" credit definitely does not bar you from receiving the scholarship! I was chosen and didn't know until after my credit was checked that I had been the victim of "mis-identification"... I say...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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