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  1. Dear Parents...
    I work in allergy/asthma so we deal with the other side of that coin. I tell the parents they need to get the forms from the school, bring/fax to us, we'll fill them out, then call parent when it's...
    9:29 pm
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. Asthma/lung posters/teaching
    Doctor Recommended Allergy Relief Products & Catalog | National Allergy Supply and AchooAllergy.com - Making You Healthier and Happier Through Allergy Relief may have some free stuff for you. Find...
    9:21 pm
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    I used to feel guilty for calling out, but since a coworker will call out with no reason given or announce that she has to leave early during our busiest time I don't think twice about it. I do...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Well, my premiums went up $100/month for a $500 higher deductible (from $1000 to $1500) with higher copays and 80/20 coverage instead of 90/10--and that's just for me. Hubby has himself and the kids...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. most gross and sad situation
    I worked in an ENT office and you'd be surprised what we suctioned/removed from ears, noses, and throats. Yes, we pulled something with legs out of an ear one time, a green pea from a toddler's...
    Oct 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    Amber's uncle was interivewed on Good Morning America (the 2nd nurse, who flew to Cleveland and is now in Atlanta), and Dr. Richard Besser was interivewing someone at Texas Presbyterian and asked how...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    Did you see the interview today where the Texas hospital admin admitted that Nina, the first nurse to contract ebola from the pt, was given the gown/gloves/mask when she first received him, then...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Student Allergy Shots
    NOOOOOOO! I work for an allergy/asthma clinic and we don't even allow school nurses to administer allergy shots to our pts. The ONLY time someone can get their shots from someone other than us is...
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Things Little Old Ladies Say
    During a clinical rotation in nursing school, a classmate and I were showering a LOL in the shower chair that had the hole cut in the bottom of it. My classmate hesitated and asked if she wanted to...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Diaper Changes
    No parent would let their child sit in a diaper for 4 hours for a healthy child, let alone one with medical issues. Even daycare centers check diapers qh and change at least q2h. Talk to ped...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Blood sugar guidelines for neonates
    My baby was born at 37 weeks 4 days, weighing in at an impressive 8# 6 oz, and his BS was checked frequently his first 24 hours then d/c. Is that normal? The nurse said it was because of his size. ...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    Initially the nurse had tire marks on her back from being thrown under the bus, but the hospital did FINALLY admit that it was an error on their end with the computer charting system. So many people...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. What is your opinion on getting the flu shot?
    The flu vaccine is a dead virus.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  14. Well, I didn't expect THAT answer...
    This is more of a gripe, but when I'm doing intake on a new pt and it goes like this: Me: are you allergic to any medications? Pt: No. Just penicillin, aspirin, and codeine. Me (internally):...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Male modesty double standard
    Would chain of custody rules apply? A cop must witness and if any evidence can be collected then they witness it and collect/label/document it, right? I was working in an ER when a 5150 was brought...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Charge nurse unnecessary comments
    Can you tell by her body language and/or tone of voice if she's joking or serious? She may be trying to keep it light by joking, or there may be a smidge of truth behind her statements. I worked in...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    Yep. I've heard from more than one pt that insurance won't cover it or even with the $100 copay card it's still over $200 out of pocket. There's a generic auto-administer self-injector epi device...
    Oct 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Never Say the Q Word
    Or "bored" or "it's slow". I was working in a small office and the MA said she was bored and I fussed at her for saying that out loud. She said it again 5 minutes later and the doc opened the exam...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    EpiPen coupons can be used with insurance EXCEPT government plans--Medicare, Medicaid and its varieties, Tricare. I work in allergy so we're filling those forms out for school all the time. If we...
    Oct 2
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    I asked someone with full sleeve tattoos on both arms, with full color and shading, who his henna artist was when pt said he hates needles.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Grey's Anatomy Scrubs- how to keep in good condition?
    I wondered if they were worth the $, and also if they were made for people NOT built like Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    Pt can be alert but not oriented. They can be wide awake and coherent but not know person, place, or time. There is a difference between alert and oriented. I think the post was referring to...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    That would be a noun--if they're impacted they're certainly not moving!
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    Hospice gets a bad reputation for just "doping people up on morphine" but it is so great and such a great resource for families. My FIL was on home hospice care the last week of his life (he was dx...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    My oldest son was dx with ADHD at age 5 and I was aghast at the overwhelming negativity I received. I had nursing school classmates tell me I was overreacting and one in particular told me not to...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities


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