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  1. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    I can't imagine the courage it takes to relive those moments in your lives. Thank you, ladies, for sharing your experiences with us. Experiences like yours present a stark reminder that the...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Are energy drinks effective?
    I have used energy drinks sparingly, as in...maybe ten times in as many years. And I don't do the "drinks" like Monster or Rockstar, I do the energy shots...12 Hour Energy. It's much less to...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. Males in Pediatrics :) Thoughts?
    Hayden, I'm a 42 year old male paramedic and have worked in pediatrics for the past 18 years. In the beginning, I was one of the only males anywhere in the hospital. Now, males are much more a...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Husband and wife working together
    Jinny, that policy is commonplace. Nepotism (in the form of wife/husband or even father/daughter, mother/son) has been an issue at many institutions in the past and in order to keep it from...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. EMT-Basic (maybe?) during nursing school?
    If you have that time to "kill", as you say, then it can't hurt to take the class. Even if you don't get a job in the field, the skills you will learn will help you in nursing school and give you a...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. New shift, new person
    So happy for you Good Morning! After 16 years of working nights I now have a new job and I work days. It is so refreshing not to have to nap during the day or to be up for 16 plus hours like I did...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Seven down, two to go.
    Amazing, isn't it? First off, thank you for your service to our country. Growing up in Virginia myself I had always thought that the military was an option for me. Scoring high on the ASVAB test...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  8. Seven down, two to go.
    Thank you, Lunah. As always you remain an inspiration. Hope all is well with you!
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  9. Seven down, two to go.
    Thanks, EricEnfermero! - Bet you didn't think I'd remember that username. Hope all is well with you, sir.
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  10. If a patient wants something but an RN says don't do it, whom do you follow?
    When in doubt, make the charge nurse aware of your concerns...always. What you describe isn't uncommon, moreso when children are in pain because you can bet your bottom dollar as a parent I'd be...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  11. Seven down, two to go.
    Almost there, and I'm ready to be finished. Tests down are Health Safety, Health Differences, Lifespan I, II, and III, Transitions, and LS Developmental Psych. All that's left are Reproductive...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  12. Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"
    That was without a doubt one of the most insightful, honest and grateful posts I've read in a long time. So often in the hospital, and even here on allnurses, people overlook the importance of the...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. My first pedi death
    It is experiences like yours, canesdukegirl,that keep me from working in the emergency room anymore. In the ER you have the unenviable position of bearing witness to the unthinkable - the death of a...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. PHRN transfer to EMT-P in other states?
    My ego is well in check. I would simply point out that the National Standards for Paramedic Education are minimum standards set by the DOT, and that most college based programs and many certificate...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  15. PHRN transfer to EMT-P in other states?
    And while you make some good points, your post and your attitude make you part of the problem and not the solution. :madface: While it is true that skills are key to being successful as a paramedic,...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  16. PHRN transfer to EMT-P in other states?
    You will have to go through some form of paramedic education program. The one at Brookhaven College in Dallas is 12 credit hours and you must have at least 2 years of experience in your nursing...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  17. 12-Hour Nursing Shifts and Patient Safety: Time to abandon this concept?
    Exactly. And I LOVE the username, btw. I work with 2 nurses who only do 8s, just about everyone else that I know of works 12s, me included. I enjoy 12 hour shifts, it works best for my family....
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nurse helping out Cna at times = they eventually expect the nurse to help them?
    Maybe your organization needs to change it's expectations of CNAs then. It doesn't require a college degree to use a phone, a computer or a glucometer. And in placing those responsibilities solely...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. NLRB challenges Facebook-related EMT firing
    You are exactly right on with your post. What you are seeing in this case is an employer overstepping their boundaries...bigtime. If you are of the opinion that just because they pay you to do a...
    Nov 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. New to EMS & starting nursing school
    Some people find it easy, others, not so much. There's much to learn when you're a new EMT...you got the classroom instruction, now it's time to actually "do" it - and that takes some getting used...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Something a nurse said to me at clinicals...
    Wow. When I initially read this I thought you had said he was unaware. Ouch. Yes, definitely report the nurse - to your instructors, her charge nurse, her manager. Her attitude is probably a...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Anyone ride a motorcycle (or scooter) to work?
    It really depends on the environment you're riding in. I used to ride in to work on my motorcycle, and during the summer a shower was a must when I arrived due to the heat. However, riding on...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How much notice?
    So sorry to hear of your troubles, erin01...I'm sure it's difficult coming back from leave and feeling the way you do. Two weeks notice should be all that you need to give. Best of luck to you with...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Gotta Wear Shades
    That's awesome, Viva. Congratulations, and all the best to you in your new position!!:yeah:
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "If you can feel a pulse their BP is at least 90"
    The above is true, and to add it is primarily used as a guideline to remember indications and treatment for shock. And several other factors have to be considered along with the numbers as well...as...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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