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  1. In light of the recent NETY thread that was closed...
    Wow, a metaNETY thread. Or is it a NETY metathread? This is interesting. I am on a number of lists for volunteers and professionals in and out of nursing. One has a rule that I find particularly...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I beat cancer
    What a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for offering to pay it forward. Merry Christmas!
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I Care Plans
    If you had pain, how would you know whether the nursing care you got made it better? How would your nurse know? That's your answer.
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. A Good Nurse Manager...
    My best managers (only two in my entire working life of >40 years) were outstanding because, in addition to most of those sterling qualities, they were quick to recognize and were not threatened by...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Newborn Baths
    Aha, that makes sense. Maybe a feature at the top that indicates "ORIGINALLY POSTED IN .... " would alert us to the intended audience. :)
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Please help with question...
    Let's see. You can go to the grocery store and shop systematically-- by department, by following your list, or by going up and down every aisle in order. Each of these is a system in action, and each...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. roy adaptation model with case scenario
    What do you know about Callista Roy's theory of nursing? How did she think nurses do what they do, and why? When you know that, come tell us how you think it would work in a mental health...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Inquiring Minds
    It's a different kind of education than you've ever experienced. We hear from students all the time who got As and Bs in their prerequisites and then had a terrible time in their nursing classes, and...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nursing diagnosis-- what would help?
    Pithy honesty is one thing, but it's not too helpful in answering my question :). What makes it bad for you, and what might make it better? Surely you must have an opinion on those?
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Meds?!!
    Um, yeah. I used to tell my students that if the people who came to the hospital didn't have any problems with their physiology, we wouldn't have to be seeing them at all, because they wouldn't have...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Newborn Baths
    :: confused :: Doesn't it say, "Nursing Student Assistance" at the top of this page anymore? And to add to Esme's comment, OP, going to an online community, asking your question, and sitting back...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Dosage Calculation (Heparin)
    Alas, considerably wrong. I think you did this much too fast without really understanding the question, and as a result you have both misunderstood your patient's initial dose (450 units per hour,...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. nursing eating young
    Nurses don't really eat their young, here, there, or anywhere. This snappy phrase was first published about thirty-five years ago and ever since, and increasingly in the last 15+ years, it's been...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses bettering lives
    Even if pt care is secondary in the big machine, we still make a difference for many people. AN is full of threads about how nurses made great saves by dint of their knowledge, observation, and...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing diagnosis-- what would help?
    The above responses are much appreciated and I hope we keep 'em coming. Ideas on different ways to pass this along? What learning formats work best for you when you have to learn a whole new...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Positive PPD and nursing
    Oooh, I was the scultetus queen on our floor. I loved pulling those things together.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing diagnosis-- what would help?
    There is no such rule, except in the minds of some folks who haven't actually read the NANDA-I. I grant you that faculty are sometimes to blame for promulgating this myth. Your best defense is...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. 5 Part Goal Statement
    You wouldn't think much of a doc who came into the exam room on your first visit ever and announced, "You've got leukemia. We'll start you on chemo. Now, let's draw some blood." Facts first,...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Peg tube bolus feeding
    "Tube displacement" is not a nursing diagnosis. He could have swallowed a lot of air from anxiety. Tap over his abdomen and see what it sounds like-- hollow or solid? (Since this is imaginary, your...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Tracheostomy Care
    This is a new trach: This sounds like you have to think of the possibility of air escaping from a disruption in the anastomosis between the skin and the trachea. No mention of trauma? Of course there...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Nursing diagnosis-- what would help?
    Thanks so much for responding (and gold star for being the first). You have hit on the number one reason(s) that students have a hard time learning this (and apparently, that teachers have a hard...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Nursing diagnosis-- what would help?
    All, I have been asked to help with a project to help make nursing diagnosis more accessible, understandable, and (ta-da) better-taught in nursing programs and in other settings. Since I flatter...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. student in need of help
    No, sorry. Asking how long he will will live with this graft doesn't say a thing about his feelings about his moral dilemma. Many students confuse the idea of "This is a true statement" or "......
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
    You can also check out other textbooks as supplements. Sometimes the different language or perspective is all you need to achieve that "Aha!" moment. My personal favorites for this purpose are: ...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. RIP Betty Ackley RN - Nursing Diagnosis textbook author
    Betty Ackley died on Dec. 11 after a 9-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Many students and nurses have relied on the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook by Ackley and Ladwig over the years. ...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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