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  1. Can't stand dialysis
    I too HATED dialysis for the first 6 months. I had a VERY STEEP learning curve, coming from labor and delivery to dialysis. But I swore I would give myself ONE YEAR AND THEN give myself permission to...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. A POEM for the Nurses and Future Nurses, From me to YOU
    If this is in the wrong area, please feel free to redirect. I have been away a LONG time. DEB
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. A POEM for the Nurses and Future Nurses, From me to YOU
    This Old Stethoscope of Mine.... It's heard the beat of new life at its start... The beating of a newborn heart... It's seen the twinkle in the eye of a new parent's tear when the baby first...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Dr.Oz dancing with sexy "nurses" on his show.
    Ironic, in anotghe news post, a Gallu pPoll names nurses "the nost trusted professionals" Poor tastein Dr. Oz's part, but I am not that up arms over it;
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Want to avoid a hipaa violation but the name of a popular SUPERHERO was truly an official name of a boy born in my presence a few weeks back. No lie! THink like Superman, Batman, Robin. YEP this is...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. I could use a little advice...
    I did PRN for 11 of my 13 years. LOVED IT. Consider that.
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Nurses, have you been been spit on, pushed, scratched and verbally or assaulted?
    Does abuse., outright horrible verbal and emotional/mental abuse by a coworker count? If so, I got a story to tell you! It's been horrible.
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I could use a little advice...
    I have not regretted putting my FAMILY FIRST over my career. My son (oldest) just turned 18 and is off to school in another state. It went by so fast. I would again put my career on hold for my kids...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Violence in hospitals common for staff-CNN
    This is why we have to change ours and the public's thinking. VIOLENCE should never be considered "just part of our job". It's NOT OKAY to assault doctors, nurses, housekeeping staff and others just...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Teamwork with OR ??
    How about a meeting between the two units to hash out the differences and try to work things out? Glad we do our own c/s,tubals and often, d/c's. Takes that problem out of the situation.
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Postpartum Sleeping Pill
    Ambien 5-10mg PRN for sleep. That is both ante and post-partum.
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Confessions Of A Labour & Delivery Nurse
    As an L and D nurse the post sounds almost like a joke to me.....none of these are major "concerns" in MY book anyhow.....I wonder if it's mainly in jest. Pubic and body hair don't bug me and a...
    Sep 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Mirena Perforation
    It's an emergency best advised and treated by a doctor.
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. What part in the contraction pattern do you administer narcotics to mom?
    7cm can be SO arbitrary. MANY primips will be HOURS before they deliver when still at 7.....even multips can take time.......I go more with 8 or even 9 in primips and maybe 6-7 in multips. But...
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. What part in the contraction pattern do you administer narcotics to mom?
    I have always done this DURING the contraction, SLOWLY. For the reasons AWHONN states.
    Sep 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Any new information out there on L&D to share?
    AWHONN Web
    Sep 2, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. How much liability insurance?
    Being an OB nurse, I work in one of the highest liability areas. I recommend Professional Liability Insurance for nurses, nursing medical malpractice. Good luck.
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. new job
    I am shocked to read any hospital operating this way these days....WOW. I would not want to work there. Unless they were open to learning evidence-based practices and using them, you would be...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Infant Pain Management
    I cannot imagine a grown male (except in some rare cultures) allowing anyone to circumcise him without any analgesia/anesthesia! WHY, for the life of me, I will never understand, would it ever be ok...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. What do some L&D nurses have against doulas?
    THIS may be needless to say, but it is clear you would not want to work there anyhow!!!
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Question about perfume/cologne
    Deodorant and bathing are sufficient. Please think of your coworkers and patients. For people like me, strong scents can trigger asthma attacks and migraines. It's not fair to them. Thanks.
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Question about perfume/cologne
    Please save the perfume, cologne and highly scented lotions and hair products for home and date night. There are people who react violently to scents of any sort. I work with one of them. Nothing is...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Question about perfume/cologne
    Sorry duplicate post. Please see my post below.
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. When nursing staff ask for medications
    I would send them to the pharmacy to ask. We have Pyxis, so I can't help them as it would cost a patient to give any meds.
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. non-inpatient OB related jobs
    I work Per Diem in an OB/GYN office and LOVE it. Definite change of pace but pay is much less. Or you could look into home visiting nurse, making post partum visits for at risk moms and babies. Just...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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