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  1. I think I made a boo-boo...
    Besides the excellent responses here, I want to clarify that oxygen is actually considered a *drug,* and it requires a prescription that includes route, volume and rate, including transcription onto...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. A difficult learning experience
    Oh my, how well I relate to these statements! I went for a BSc in Midwifery 2007 after being an RN for nearly 40 years, with 20years in the field of L&D. I was sure I would soar but I had no idea...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  3. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    that's an interesting idea. i'm an american graduate of a bsc (hons) in midwifery programme here after arriving as an rn with experience, so i had my nmc pin number. but the visa that follows the...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  4. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    yes, and it's still done with new moms. the mild fumes do something to stimulate voiding.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    yes, i actually researched much of the stuff i wrote above in getting my midwifery degree after being an l&d nurse, and it is all out there. and i have incorporated them into my practice. do you have...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    yes, and years before that, we gave them the 'sippy' diet which was milk and full cream together several times a day!
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    there are loads of good examples in obstetrics/l&d nursing, and you'll find the research evidence easily on the net. so much has/can change when nurses follow evidence-based nursing practice!...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ONP uk matters
    must draw attention to this big red flag - it does not cost "12k" (what currency is that?) for nmc fees, even including the onp tuition. any "courier fees" that put the costs up that far are, in my...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    helricha, i was going to refer people to the nursing times message board about this, but i think you must be the same poster there who wrote of her experience is sorting this out, so i won't!...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  10. Canadian RN thinking about the UK!
    @ muskoka rn - i can't answer all your questions but i can say this - as a canadian, if you have a uk-born grandparent, you may apply to work here under an entry clearance. see uk border agency | uk...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Hospital goes back to white dresses/caps
    nope, catherine. your statements don't hold water, imo. wearing a cap isn't feminine - old man bus drivers, police officers, etc wear caps...i don't know why, but they do. if there is no good reason...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Hospital goes back to white dresses/caps
    but most of them were probably over at least 60+, which indicates to me they are longing for a past era when they were more sure of roles people played, which would be fine if those roles of the time...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Hospital goes back to white dresses/caps
    i would much rather wear nhs issued scrubs in one set colour for midwives, but our current fitted tunic in grey with blue piping has got to go. also the 80s-cut trousers with sewn central seam and...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Hospital goes back to white dresses/caps
    no way! if caps became 'mandatory,' that's the only kind i *would* wear - no differences between male and female nurses allowed!!...which illustrates why caps are a throwback to the dark ages of...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Hospital goes back to white dresses/caps
    I'm dismayed and a bit shocked that the idea of caps is being looked at in a positive light here. There is absolutely no functional reason for nurses to wear caps. It may have originated as a way to...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Bicitra in labor?
    no, and that is truly despicable; even ridiculous. have you ever tasted it? :no: it is disgustingly salty, which is no wonder, as the usual 30ml dose has 3 grams of sodium citrate in it! no wonder my...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. this makes me sick
    mine went at the same time, but spontaneous labour followed within a few hours, unfortunately. my son then developed rds and became severely ill. had there only been a few days for lung maturity!...
    Apr 15, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. How long in bed for post C/S mothers?
    Once they have their legs back, how long do you keep mothers in bed after C/S's? Because of the physical and emotional benefits of getting OOB after surgery, I was used to getting mothers up to the...
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Got any good BF resources?
    have you heard of biological nurturing (bn)? (http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/) dr. suzanne colson was one of my midwifery instructors here in the uk, which is where i first heard of her research...
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. this makes me sick
    fully agree, jokerhill. this statement, however, requires a source reference. apologies if already done, but i haven't seen one anywhere. ;)
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. silly ?--anyone else hate calling L&D "the baby factory"
    i called it the baby factory when i worked many years for a hospital that had over 7000 births a year, and we were required to "get 'em in and get 'em out" as quickly as possible, i.e. assembly-line...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. It pays to be a nurse.
    oops, you're right - don't know where i got that from. my apologies to the op!
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. It pays to be a nurse.
    personally, i wasn't being mean. just surprised a nurse would admit to texting while driving and think nothing of it. this award-winning psa was made to remind teenagers and others how dangerous...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. pushing hospital beds around
    i agree that there should be two people pushing a bed, and that comes from 4 decades of nursing resulting in chronic back and neck pain. but the other big issue is that the op is a volunteer! pushing...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. It pays to be a nurse.
    jopacurn wrote: i got pulled over tonight for running a stop sign. i was coming home from recovery room call and talking about work on my cell when it happened--mind you this was on a back road with...
    Mar 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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