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  1. Disheartened
    I am at the top of the career "hill" looking down, rather than the trail leading TO the hill......Sometimes folks are unfriendly and not helpful just because that is the kind of people they are, age...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why I LOVE night shift
    SO TRUE!!! If only we were't working against our body's natural rhythms....that is what I worry about. Long term fall out from working nights forever is questionable. It IS my family though and I...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Book: The Basics of Camp Nursing
    I LOVED this book!!!! I just returned from camp after caring for about 80 high school marching band students in northern Michigan. I was there with them for a week. Had a BLAST!! It is the fourth...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  4. Pain Management Certification?
    I recently became certified in this area. There are a lot of free CEU's on line....I used places like Gannett Education online, Medscape LLC, and Nursing Spectrum Continuing Ed. Looking at my...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  5. What do you use as your "brain" while on the job?
    When I worked in the Neuro ICU, I used to rip off a piece of EKG paper, label the back of it by the hour. Wrote down whatever was due each hour (12 hr shift) such as labs, vs, meds etc. and carried...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ANCC Pain Management Certification
    :D GOOD LUCK on exam! I just took it last week and passed. Summer begins for me NOW!!!!
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  7. ANCC Pain Management Certification
    I looked at the paper work posted on ANCC website: You have to have "a minimum of 2000 hours of practice in pain management within the last three years" and have practiced the equivalent of two...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. ANCC Pain Management Certification
    Maybe you should contact ANCC with your specific question about this. They have pretty specific guidelines for eligibility to sit for exam. Not sure how strict they are on them. Good luck!!! Hope you...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  9. How Does One Start in Pain Management as a Patient
    I agree with keeping up with the PT. Work as hard as you can. Possibly, getting another primary care doc's opinion if you think you still are not getting any better. Does anything help your...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  10. Why apologize to doctor when calling?
    My standard line about calling docs in the middle of the night....." If he/she wanted to be a plumber, they should have been a plumber!". However they ARE a doctor and patients DO have issues 24/7...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MD orders via computer
    Computerized order entry is great for the most part. I LOVE that you can determine WHO wrote WHAT and the exact time it was written. My personal opinion is, at times the computerized system keeps...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Advise regarding acute pain management
    My answer is based on practicing on the USA but some of the principles may apply......I think you need to get into a PACU situation, working with patients/ pain issues Also lots of CEU's are...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  13. A cold-hearted manager
    I realize the upset, stress, and anxiety evoked by reporting disruptive behavior in the work place......BUT if no one reports it, and folks WAIT for someone else to do it.......said behavior WILL...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A cold-hearted manager
    Need to file a disruptive behavior in the workplace report, regarding the manager......you HAVE the witnesses
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. RNs tell your hospitals to hire new grads
    I would be HAPPY to encourage my employer to hire new grads......but currently there is the issue of "down staffing" occurring at the teaching facility where I am employed. Nurses who are gainfully...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Favorite "Lay Terms" for diagnoses.
    epidermal=epidural :eek:
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Time Management
    Posts are referring to a brain sheet.........I ALWAYS used this when I worked even with one or two patients in the ICU. Truly the BRAINS of the operation some nights!! Get an index card...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Not staying on top of pain - confusing orders - myths?
    I am SO SORRY this happened to you!!! A few things I am thinking, based on the information you have provided.......Sounds like the nursing staff did not understand that you had MORE than a vaginal...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. No gloves ever?!?
    While rounding recently on a surgical floor, I saw a medical student remove a patient's abdominal dressing WITHOUT gloves on! I was horrified! I looked for her when I was finished seeing the...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Night Shift For Newbies
    An additional TRIED and TRUE night shift assist= GET A FAN! I am SO about the "background noise" ....it really does help block out neighbors mowing lawns, family in the house showering or just...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Please Help Me . . . Advice Needed . . . How to Title a Post
    I can see it from differing angles..........some folks like answering/offering advice, sharing information and welcome the opportunity offered by these "HELP" posts. Others are more logistically...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Change...good or bad?
    Yes, I agree ..........GREAT question! I think the focus of care delivery has changed.......since 1978 when I started nursing. I mean, think about the fact that a patient having surgery for...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Advice for new pain management nurse?
    What kind of therapies does this office offer to patients?? Do they do interventions such as injections, blocks and that kind of thing? Do they see patients with chronic pain issues requiring...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  24. How do I get out of a pt's room politely?
    I really try to keep patients "in the moment". i KNOW it is really hard to do! (and let me tell you.......I am asking patients about their pain......so you KNOW that is like opening THE can of...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do night shift nurses get paid more when day shift clearly does MORE work?
    I have been working nights for 30 years. Jokingly, I have said the day folks SHOULD get the pay differential........three meals, endless visitors, more white coats and management than you could...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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