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  1. New RN sup still orienting but full of questions
    A diet order has probably come with the admission paperwork. If your pt is A&O, ask them. You've got to know that they have had something to eat that eve. And they need to eat in the morning. Just...
    6:51 am
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. New grad looking for a job, but wants a vacation
    Yeah, OK, really, uh huh, yup, sure, just fine, you do that. You're one less competitor for what few positions might be avail in Boston for newbies. Gives all the other newbies a better...
    6:21 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. accused of drug diversion,i do maintain my innocence  however i cant afford an attorney
    OP comments that she was working LTC/SNF. Don't know which shift. Y'all ARE AWARE that sometimes on the NOC shift there is NO OTHER nurse with whom to witness any wastes??? And yes, one can retain...
    6:10 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "Gift" Ideas
    Flare, now that's funny!
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. job offer, what would you do?
    You'll be very lucky if they continue to hold that offered job for you as you've left them hanging for so long! Are you still sure you have the offered position? Proceed cautiously.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can a debt cause my nursing license to be taken from me?
    In the past 3 weeks or so, I've received 2 different phone call messages on my phone tape from scammers. It was "the IRS is ready to file a lawsuit against me for not paying taxes" yadda yadda yadda....
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  7. Wheelchair use in high school
    I think his issue was just wanting to be 'the cool kid'. Thanks to others who saw my point. (I don't do kids!) Stick to your guns and decline!
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. "Gift" Ideas
    I've heard of the "Keystone Cops", now we have the "Cough Drop Police". :cheeky: "Cough Drop Kids' sounds like a neat name for a movie. I was very serious about using cherry Lifesavers for cough...
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. The Story of Jahi Continues
    Uh - I've wondered about her recently, too. I've also thought about Paula Deen and the Ebola nurses. The one I DON'T think about is Honey Boo-Boo. :cheeky:
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Unpaid overtime - is this the norm?
    Isn't it sad about our 'professional regard' ? And it's best seen by second career people like OP. Nursing by large is just an hourly job, like migrant farm workers or 'grease jockeys' at the gas...
    Dec 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. "Gift" Ideas
    Just a question - is there some illicit use for chapstix that we don't know about, but 'bad guys' do? Like Preparation H?
    Dec 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Graduated with high honors - is there any point in saying so on my resume?
    Yes to your 'with Honors" and yes to Phi Theta.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Resigning and the Incessant "Why?"
    I would graciously disagree in that I truly believe that there is no such thing as confidentiality and/or anonymity. Benjamin Franklin said "two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead". ...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Wheelchair use in high school
    This is partially related to your school environment but --- what would you use for an emergency if your whch is being loaned out?? In some of my LTC places, we had a whch near the front door that...
    Dec 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Advice for a stuttering nurse
    This! Will think +++ for you. Good luck.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why I am leaving my last job
    I think it's the ostrich-head-in-the-sand syndrome. They either just don't WANT to address the problem or else they just CAN'T do it.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. highschool senior curious about neonatal nursing
    OP - any and all places in a hospital have SICK patients. That's why they're in a hospital, even in nurseries. What else could you be that deals ONLY with well babies? Outside of nursing, there's...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Refused admission
    I wonder if your State DOH might be interested in the situation??? It does sound like the pt IS theirs. And their refusal to accept her back is inappropriate. Just hope that YOUR facility was...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Positive PPD and nursing
    A LARGE population of corrections officers are PPD+. Some things are just occupational hazards. OP - might just a letter from your current PMP be easier to obtain? Something that would record your...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. "Gift" Ideas
    Cherry Lifesavers make great cough drops - not a med then. (Has to be cherry.)
    Dec 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. NurseLpN
    What state? What city? Which specialty (hosp, LTC, HH, etc)? What shift? Any experience? Your question needs some clarification.
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What to do if your facility is not following the resident to cna ratio set by law
    To be honest,IT IS something like that, really. Staffing is bare-bones, but administration usually tries to meet the minimum requirements because it's an easy deficiency to figure out and cite the...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. "Gift" Ideas
    Me too! I have a weird use for chapstix. I apply it to those cracks on my fingertips in cold weather (even at work). After I wash my hands, I apply it. I figure the wax helps to seal the open...
    Dec 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Positive PPD and nursing
    Slightly off the subject but does anybody still do the old tine tests? Do they still make it anymore?
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. NightShifter Problems
    Hey OP - Not all of us are Mommies!!!
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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