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  1. How do I start my own Private duty nursing?
    Just make sure you've researched the legal and financial ramifications fully. Working as an independent contractor means that you carry 100% of the legal liability, which is separate from your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    "OP" is shorthand for Original Poster... in other words, YOU! ;)
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    I wish more people heard these stories, of it not really "requiring" sedation to be tolerated. I think a lot of people don't get their screening done b/c of a lack of a ride home... no spouse /...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    Like I said, the colonoscopy itself really wasn't painful... the doc warned me when she got to "bends in the road" so I could do some deep breaths as she advanced the scope, but other than that, it...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 10 Mistakes You'll Only Make Once (Hopefully)
    My clinical instructor in OB asked that in a post-partum room where there were two school-aged kids and two adult males in addition to baby/mom. "Sibling, sibling, husband, baby's father." :eek: ...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    Just do the colonoscopy without the sedation. It's really not THAT uncomfortable... the prep is still the worst part of the whole thing, even without sedation. A couple crampy feelings when...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    And don't be stingy with them, either..... slather that stuff on like you're frosting a cupcake! When my son was a baby and came down with rotavirus, the diarrhea made his poor cheeks positively...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy
    Please be sure to include the advice to get flushable personal wipes and Diaper Rash or A&D Ointment to soothe the reddened orifice!
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV
    I left some of my peeves in this thread on the same subject: http://allnurses.com/nursing-humor-share/i-cant-do-984467.html
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV
    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :roflmao:
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Difference between hemeplegia and hemiparesis?
    Where do you draw the line for loss of "some" motor function in a limb? If someone can move their biceps but not their triceps, they have motor function in some muscle groups, but not in others. ...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Difference between hemeplegia and hemiparesis?
    Most of my quadriplegic patients have at least *some* movement of their upper limbs but not *complete* movement of their upper limbs. Because the arms/hands are somewhat affected by the paralysis,...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I apologize
    I work Private Duty, and I had to take a patient to the ER once at the insistence of the (non-present) guardian "because <patient> can't breathe" (as diagnosed by non-medically-educated guardian via...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. what is the easiest,  or lower stress nursing job?
    Private Duty doesn't pay as much as LTC, but it's one-to-one patient care, and often very low-stress.
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. low balling me with pay rate?
    In Michigan, RNs on Medicaid cases are only making $20-$22/hour.
    May 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    My family was uninsured last year -- we paid almost $2,000 in penalty fees to the IRS this April because of it. We're on my husband's insurance this year, paying $5,000/year to cover three people...
    May 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Paralytic Ileus
    Did you ask the resident who proposed the diet change? Or is this homework you're wanting us to complete for you?
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Need advice! Contract or travel to work??
    A commute of 45-60 minutes is no big deal, IMO. I'd go with what you know you want, unless there is a reason (like small children / childcare issues / lack of dependable transportation)...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Bedpan? Why not a Poise pad?
    Even if you're rolling them to put a brief under them, you're still able to keep them relatively flat, and a brief is going to contain the urine. A bedpan, on the other hand, is still going to end...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Proximal vs Distal
    I'm not really sure how else to describe this to you... you have the main points. Proximal is closest, distal is farther away. Point of attachment is where the limb attaches to the torso. Stick...
    May 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. New Grad, Non-Floor Nursing?
    If you don't mind patient care, why not look into Private Duty Nursing? (There is a separate forum here on AN devoted to PDN: Private Duty Nursing Forum ) Pay is typically lower than hospital...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What I Wish Would Change/Be Different
    It's already coming out: The Problem With Satisfied Patients
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Bedpan? Why not a Poise pad?
    Weighing seems like a pretty easy way to go about it. You know the starting weight, subtract that from the post-urination weight, convert weight to volume. That's going to be a lot more exact than...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Bedpan? Why not a Poise pad?
    Going off on a bit of a tangent here.... I've never understood why "adult briefs" aren't made with a proportional amount of the gel-crystals like baby/toddler diapers are? I know that the...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I can't do this anymore . . .
    And soooooo many docs on tv take blood pressures, start IVs, give injections, do blood draws, do pre-op prep, deliver meal trays..... have these tv writers ever even BEEN in a hospital???? ...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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