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  1. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    Oh, I forgot! We can fangirl all over the globe, we may have to start a geek commune and there may be multiple ecofriendly cabins.
    12:27 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    It's going to be different for just about everyone you ask. 100 nurses = 100 different answers. I love my job. I don't know how to be anything but a nurse, and I think I'm good at it. I enjoy my...
    1:07 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Cytotec and FHR...what would you do
    Foley bulb and sleep, then pit in the AM. Very rare that we do anything else.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Cytotec and FHR...what would you do
    We've stopped giving Cytotec at all for pregnancies with a live fetus. No way I'd give it with a HR that high.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Vent: parents
    It's a fine line to walk sometimes. And sometimes when parents ask, "Why is s/he doing that [desatting, screaming his head off a la the NAS kids, not improving, whatever]?" on a kid when mom and dad...
    Jun 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. PNPs with Neonatals
    We have PNPs in our NICU, but they work with the step-down babies, not the most critical ones. They also work in our well nursery. NNPs go to high risk deliveries as well.
    Jun 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Probably didn't live a great deal higher than 72 on a good day anyway. COPDers amaze me sometimes. Ditto preemies, and for much the same reason.
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. IV's/Blood draws as FNP
    I worked in a community health center and our NPs were never asked to do blood draws or IVs. We did occasional IVs to save our pts a trip to the hospital, but it was the nurses who started them. And...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. What is the most...T.M.I. thing that you've been told because you're a nurse (but not by a
    Come to my facility, let me don the right PPE to lance your boil. Heck, record yourself doing it and upload it to popthatzit.com.....I'll watch and be the biggest duck in the pond. (BTW, I highly...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Congenital Pneumonia
    I'm so sorry your grandson is sick.....it's got to be hard. You're here, he's there and there isn't much to do but wait and worry. Would it be possible to arrange a Skype meeting between you,...
    Jun 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. I'm a sexless nurse
    This isn't a knock at the UK and other points east of here, I'm just surprised to hear that nurses don't listen to hearts/lungs. Clearly it's working and Europeans have pretty good health outcomes as...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm a sexless nurse
    I do too sometimes, but with the earpieces around my neck and the bell in my pocket. Hurts my neck otherwise, at least it did when I carried something heavier than a neo/pedi steth, and old habits...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Apologies
    Well, that was the first line I thought of....
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Apologies
    The first AP quote that came to my mind is probably not the one you used. So do tell. That's one of my favorite movies that when I admit to people is a favorite, I always follow with, "I know,...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    ESME!!!!!!!! It is so good to see you back here, darlin'! Leave it to you to be the one to kick ass and take names! Welcome home. :) :)
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. DNP for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners?
    Several NNPs in our NICU have their DNP, as have a couple PNPs who work with the NICU stepdown kids and well babies in newborn. Some of the curriculum in my DNP program is applicable to all NPs...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. I'm a sexless nurse
    No one is asking you or anyone else to curtail your opinion. No one's asking you to like porn. You and Red aren't the only ones here who aren't fans. But it's also not really any of your, my, or...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm a sexless nurse
    I'll agree with you that legal/illegal doesn't legitimize a thing, but where there are two consenting adults, should there really be a law against it? This is not me condoning porn. I don't watch...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I'm a sexless nurse
    It's not quite the same thing, but when we had to do a physical exam on an actor pretending to be a patient in skills lab for NP school, we got graded on whether we paid attention to the patient's...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'm a sexless nurse
    I'm in FNP school. My job will entail examining both male and female genitalia, doing prostate exams....IOW, having my hands inside all kinds of orifices. Is it my favorite thing ever? No, that...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Illegal immigrant nurses can now be licensed in California
    Stereotypes and preconceptions? This is my reality. For some people these are (clearly) stereotypes and preconceptions, but this is what I live every single day. I will not ask for forgiveness...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. BE HONEST! What part of your job do you hate?
    Forceps deliveries. Fortunately they are very very few and far between, like almost never. At c/sections when they grab the abdominal fascia and essentially rip it open to get to the uterus. ...
    Jun 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. What would you have done? Episiotomy
    As much we get right at my place, I'm sad to say this does happen. They crank up the pit right after birth and give gentle traction (or so they call it) to deliver the placenta. It's impatience,...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. What would you have done? Episiotomy
    Even when baby is crowning and crumping, an epis is rarely needed. That's not to say never, but in 10 years I can count on one hand the number of epises I've seen. And we deliver upward of 500 babies...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Platelets 3. After a platelet transfusion. Patient alive/asymptomatic, nurse terrified/pooping pants.
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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