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  1. Should rural nursing be a specialty?
    I am a nurse manager in a CAH. I would say that the nature of nursing practice in small rural hospitals would benefit more from nurse residency programs than an actual rural education track. A...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  2. Question for Nursing Recruiters/Nurse Managers
    For me spelling and grammar mistakes are a big turnoff. However I put greater weight on enthusiasm and knowledge about my hospital and the specific job I am hiring for. Of course this usually does...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Management
  3. Continuing Saga with MDG Medical
    My hospital just discovered that MDG has filed chapter 7 last week. All promises to correct issues, which were made over the last months are worth absolutely nothing and our facility is now left with...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Pt safety concern: Lispro vs Regular
    Although no harm was done, you need to be sure to report the error. This will ensure that other nurses can use your experience to avoid making the same error.
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Career change at 54 to Nursing?
    Do what your heart tells you. There are many non-traditional students in nursing. Also your BS can be a steppingstone into an accelerated nursing program.
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. You don't feel like soap and water so I think I'll run away.....
    For a long time I could not figure out why a lot of my patientsdid not get a bath. Our nurse-techs do most of the hygiene tasks, and after a while I noticed they would go into a room and ask the...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. learn to say it correctly!!
    the prostrate really gets me and when someone writes "I was suppose to..."
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hospital extends smoking ban to nearby sidewalks
    I guess I fail to see a connection between the HIPAA law and your rights as a smoker. I believe that as healthcare providers it is our responsibility to at least try to live what we preach. ...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. What electronic charting program to purchase
    Thank you for the posts, as in most things we can research and talk to others, but in the end we are going to buy what administration tells us to buy. In this case we are going to go with the...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  10. WOW, last Post 6/16?  Anyone in Rural NE?(like ME)
    Holy cow, it took you over a year to find another middle of nowhere person. Glad to see there's others here in South Central Nebraska. Well at least one other. :wink2:
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  11. suggestions.....PLEASE!
    I work in the center of the State, but have not had any trouble getting hired. Actually only had to wait for an answer once, for the other jobs I got hired on the spot. You should not have any...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  12. nurses accepting telephone orders from other nurses
    I work at a small rural hospital that services several Long Term Care Facilities. We usally have one Physician or mid-level parctitioner on call and very rarely do they agree to talk to the LTC...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Redman's Syndrome
    Sounds like an allergic reaction rather than Redman's
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    OK, this is a story about what else a call light could be for. We had a patient that was very confused and we were unable to ever re-orient him. The doctor ordered a Physical and Occupational...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Pros & Cons of starting starting school as an LVN to be RN
    Good Luck to you :yeah:. I started out as a LPN and then worked for three years in a critical access hospital (very small rural). I took a bridge class to RN with 9 other LPNs at a distance learning...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Cost of electronic charting
    Dear ABOOKER, I feel your pain. Our small hospital does not yet use electronic charting, but I believe some of our problems may still be the same. Whether it's electronic or paper charting, if...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  17. What electronic charting program to purchase
    I have been put in charge to help bring my small rural hospital (20 beds) into the 21st century and find a computer charting program. I have been researching different programs, but I can't say that...
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  18. Dipoma Nurse and Proud!
    Another proud Diploma RN. I work in a small facility, have been here for several years. A fairly new BSN RN co-worker just used the fact that I was making more than him, even though he had more...
    Jan 6, '08
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Your Favorite one liner used with patients
    I have a co-worker that always reminds patients that are ambulatory with an IV pole to "be sure to take your date along"
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Possible positive TB test
    In my opinion, there is really nothing else to do but notify the Health Department ASAP. Even though - just a thought that came into my mind - would this patient be considered a danger to others?
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  21. Do you trust automatic "vitals" machines??
    Actually the individual cuffs that we issue are not cleaned between patients, that get thrown away after the patient is discharged. If the patient is transferred to another unit, they go with the...
    Feb 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Would you do anything about it?
    Report her. This time it's Z-max, (bad enough), it may be something more dangerous next time. The other thing- I have worked pretty darned hard to be able to call myself nurse, no one should just be...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If you suspect your nurse coworker of being a drinker, what do you do?
    I would speak to her and depending on her reaction would either follow up with a supervisor, or direct her (in this State) to the Nebraska Licensee Assistance Program. http://www.lapne.org This...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Would You/Do You Offer Assistance?
    I would definately offer help if the EMT's had not arrived yet, (or if it was a situation where there is more than one patient eg. car wreck). Having been an EMT befor becoming a nurse though, I have...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do you trust automatic "vitals" machines??
    At the place where I work we now issue cuffs to our patients, that get marked with their name and stay in the room. Yhis has cut down significantly on cross contamination. The other issue about...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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