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  1. Question re: antepartum visits
    Hi there, I'm seriously considering PH nursing and I had a question for those of you already in it. If and when you check on antepartum patients do you usually see them in their homes or in...
    Jan 3, '08
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  2. Being a new grad in postpartum and needing assistance
    Hi there, Thank goodness for these specialty forums. I've had almost 3 weeks of orientation for a postpartum floor I am working on. Granted, I've learned a lot but since I'm a new grad I'm...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Postpartum Spanish Terms (Need Assistance please)
    I can't remember if I said thank you already but all the spanish phrases thrown in by everyone have been very helpful. Muchas gracias!
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Postpartum Spanish Terms (Need Assistance please)
    Wow, I really appreciate all the helpful posts (including the humorous ones). Thanks everyone. I've got my work cut out for me ;).
    Jun 1, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Postpartum Spanish Terms (Need Assistance please)
    Hi there, Any PP nurses who know medical spanish or who are spanish-speaking, would you be able to help me out here? Or direct me to somewhere on the web... Just started out in a PP unit and...
    Jun 1, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Is PP Hemorrhage usually pretty obvious???
    Thanks shortstuff. The descriptions really helped me to visualize things a bit more. Question: when you say the pt trickled blood for awhile, what exactly do you mean? That is, what exactly...
    May 24, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. How many new nurses are seriously thinking about quiting?
    I have to say I very much concur with this. Had I known how difficult the real world of nursing is I know I might have rethought my choice for this career. I'm totally a new grad as well and...
    May 24, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Is PP Hemorrhage usually pretty obvious???
    Wow, thank you both for the helpful information/answers. Actually, I know from theory that PP hemorrhage can be insidious but I wanted to hear from more seasoned nurses. Wow, I'm still processing...
    May 24, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Is PP Hemorrhage usually pretty obvious???
    HI there, I'm sorta new to OB nursing but I've been reading up again in my school textbook. I'd just like to ask all of you whe practice in this clinical setting about PP hemorrhage during...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. ICU RN thinking of switching
    SmilingBluEyes--thanks for telling it like it is although it makes me more frightened now since I'm a new grad possibly entering a PP floor. Our nurse recruiter suggested this for me since I...
    May 21, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. [help] Confusion about fundal massage
    Thanks for the comment, Mirasol. What you said makes sense and yes, I'll have to investigate further the issue of expressing clots.
    May 18, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. [help] Confusion about fundal massage
    Hi there, I wish I could say I retained more from my OB classes/rotation in nursing school (just a year ago) but I'm a bit rusty. I might be getting a PP job soon so I've been trying to polish up...
    May 18, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. What is UTILIZATION REVIEW?
    Thank you for the great explanation. What kind of nursing does one have to do to get into such a position? Do they require other types of experience as well?
    May 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is UTILIZATION REVIEW?
    Hi there, I needed some help understanding what utilization review RNs actually do, what the job is like, what's it like on the pay scale continuum, etc. Thanks so much!
    May 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. [help] Nursing just too scary for me?  Your advice/wisdom please
    I really appreciate all the comments/advice so far. rose61, I think you described a lot of what I'm feeling so far. I am indeed frightened and I think my biggest fear is not catching something...
    May 16, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Using newly obtained BSN/RN for things besides bedside nursing?
    Thanks for all the info KatRNBSN. dria: What is "PDN" and "HHC"?
    May 11, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Using newly obtained BSN/RN for things besides bedside nursing?
    Hi there, It seems to me that to get anywhere in nursing you have to pay your dues (obviously) and get some experience down. From what I understand that usually means some acute care experience...
    May 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. [help] Nursing just too scary for me?  Your advice/wisdom please
    I appreciate all the input and comments. I still struggle with my choice for nursing but again, maybe I'm just letting my anxiety control me. Nevertheless, sometimes it's hard to know if your gut...
    May 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What's the nurse-pt ratio for postpartum units in California?
    If I do go into postpartum I was wondering what the ratios are. I know you deal with couplets but how many patients in total are we talking about here for nurses in California? I'm from the Bay...
    May 4, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. [help] Nursing just too scary for me?  Your advice/wisdom please
    Hi there, I'm a new grad, been orienting in a stepdown floor for about 3 months and realized that it just wasn't for me. I'm now trying to transfer to a less acute unit in my hospital but things...
    May 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. More than regular new grad anxiety; feel like quitting.. too soon?
    Thanks for the input KatRN, BSN. I plan to stick out my orientation which is about a week away from finishing up and that's with an extra week added on since the nurse educators felt I needed it. I...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. More than regular new grad anxiety; feel like quitting.. too soon?
    THanks for all the replies from everyone. I'm getting to thinking a little more clearly about things although it's still hard to make decisions. Maybe quitting at 2 months is too early... thanks...
    Apr 24, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. More than regular new grad anxiety; feel like quitting.. too soon?
    Hi there, I already posted on this forum previously but I wanted to post again. Honestly, I've been reading a lot of posts here and very much relate to the experiences of new grad RNs. I've...
    Apr 23, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. [help] Divided between staying or leaving unit
    Jamonit, THanks for sharing. It's nice to hear from someone who has gone through similar experiences. I'm going to stick out my orientation and see how things go.
    Apr 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Crying when stressed/overwhelmed
    Hi there, I can TOTALLY relate to what you are saying. I'm a new grad BSN and I'm almost off orientation on my stepdown floor. My hospital is large, county-run, teaching facility and we see...
    Apr 19, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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