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  1. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    That's right all over again. Your last statement nailed it. Unfortunetly an addict's experience and years of use somewhat defines the recovery road when the addict quits using his DOC. I don't...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Signed up for ACLS...what to expect?
    I received the books needed. At the class we broke up into smaller groups to discuss the different waveforms and one group was on intubation. Then the last half was rotating through the stations...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hi, I'm a reccuring "frequent flyer" of Pneumonia...
    Hi Wheels, Isn't it the truth that when we have chronic diseases and recurrent problems that the last thing we want to do is "burden" someone else. The concept of burden here is a mute point. ...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Patient Education
  4. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Hi Jack- Good to see your post. As I mentioned to SillyRn D does not know when that time might be. His cravings at 90mg were significant and then the perfuse sweating. He was pretty bummed...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Hey SillyRN, Thanks for the post. I'm not sure if there is some confusion as to who has chronic pain and who is "the addict" in our family. I have chronic pain. I am not on methadone. D,...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. How Can You Tell if a Pt. Is Addicted???
    The nervous system, specifically the nerve endings are all so different per patient, hence the pain tolerance. I find that very interesting in dealing with chronic pain patients and hope in the...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. Help with deciding LVN-RN?!
    Personally, I took pre-reqs while attending LVN school in Corpus Christi, TX. I graduated with a AS in LPN as I had my prereqs done and then I was able to go forward with the RN courses. I found...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. HELP: anaphylactic attack
    Within my scope of licensure I would contact MD in a clinic setting, have the epi already there , (I'm assuming since you know it's a full blown ana shock you've done the ABC's) give it and of course...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mandatory reporting of injuries
    The one experience I had with a patient it was the company policy to photograph the injuries in domestic assult. We kept pictures in case we were ever called to court and of course relied on our...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Hi Dixiecup, Ya know, I hear ya. But thru this crazy process and in my research and in talking with many others, addicts and family members of addicts, I do know this. Chronic pain, which I have...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. LPN role in Clinical Research
    Hi there, In the 90's I was lucky enough to be working for a doc as an LPN who became a clinical investigator and introduced me to clinical research. I was a clinical research assistant. I loved...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Research Nursing
  12. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Thanks for the info. D has never heard of vivitrol. He is continueing to do well. Now it's my turn to start healing. Appreciate the prayers and being a mom is the hardest job I've ever...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. What Happens If the Nurse Didn't Aspirate For H1N1?
    With all the news coverage on TV showing flu clinics and patients receiving the vaccine, I have yet to see the nurse, or person injecting aspirate. Just like previouslly said, clean, poke, push, and...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A running list of low abuse specialties
    Regarding Dialysis, My son worked as a tech in a dialysis center and one of is triggers for his addictions is needles. So not knowing if "triggers" are an issue for you or not at this point, I...
    Dec 7, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. LATERAL Violence. How Nurses treat Nurses!
    Looking back at the hard work everyone went through to become a nurse, being a student is part of the deal. Moving ahead in your career, you may have to take on a student. We all were students at...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Hi Everyone, Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that even tho D has relapsed after returning from work. He is now again clean and sober. He decreased from 175mg of Methadone by 5mg a day to "be...
    Nov 26, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Student Loans and Nursing Disability
    I wantd to pass along to anyone who might be in this position. I took a $30,000 parent-plus loan out for my son's tuitiion. I notified the federal student loan people about my disability. It took...
    Nov 26, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    I am totally on board with the above post. D is in an MI/CD house for 3 months, then he'll go into a sober living house. How ironic is that? He currently is at a 75mg dose. I see him a bit more...
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    My thoughts exactly.
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Well now that the holidays are past, D is in-patient under a 6 month committment. He's being placed on a methadone program and will bein some sort of housingfor the long haul. Let's hope his...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. First PO med and SQ injection in same day
    Congratulations! It only gets better! Sharona:yeah:
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    WOW! That's an eye opener. Glad you are here today! I really do get it that it is the disease talking and that D is not really angry at me. It is misplaced anger. I, probably like many...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    No not this admission anyway. Last admission he banned us from coming. A control thing. The more I think about it, maybe it is just keep going on with my healing and let D concentrate on...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Does Methadone really help prevent relapse?
    Thank you for your post. I am involved with Alanon. I have been involved with them since my late teens. My mom is an alcoholic. I do get the relief I need for support by talking with the...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. The best behavior/verbal respond to the MD raising his voice
    I've had charts thrown at me. Female doctors are either the best or the worst. Don't know why. I've had a female doctor try to destroy my career....hmmm right after I turned down her invitation...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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