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  1. Diabetes/Renal Failure
    You did not say if he was Type 1 or 2. I am guessing he is either a poorly controled Type 1 and has been for most of his life. Or a poorly controled Type 2 who sees no hope in his future. I am an...
    May 25, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Question regarding Florida RN hourly rates
    Hi Beth. I live in Port Charlotte. All three of our hospitals are for profits. Fawcett is an HCA. Peace River (old St Joe's) and Charlotte Regional are owned by a group of physicians down in...
    May 16, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  3. What's the most amazing thing you've seen in the OR?
    The worse thing I ever saw was a ten year old boy who had to have his burn dressings changed under anesthesia. He had suffered over 80% first, second and third degree burns over his body. What was...
    May 15, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Family members as patients on your unit
    Generally I do not think it is a good idea to have a family member on the floor I worked. It puts too much real or imagine strain on the rest of the staff. And if a family member wants to be put on...
    May 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Neurosurgical Floor or Epilepsy?
    Regardless of the type of floor, there will always be problem with patients. It depend on what type of path you are looking for. I worked ICUs, ER, psych, transplant, as well as med-surg. I...
    May 15, '06
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  6. Natural Disasters in Florida
    With the exception of Orlando and Gainseville, all of Florida's major cities are located in disaster prone areas. And quite a few people forget at our fire danger which generally starts in Maarch...
    May 14, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  7. blood culture?
    The infectious disease guy said the whole thing started with a spider bite. Why a spider would biye me on yje back of my calf---well I can think of several more interesting spots to bite, if I were...
    May 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. blood culture?
    I sometimes wonder if blood cultures are not being over done. In the past three weeks I have had four blood cultures drawn. Granted I am a diabetic, have an open wound but I have received three...
    May 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has anyone ever had to go to court?
    I have been named twice. And I have always carried my own insurance. In the first case, I was soon dropped. In the second one, the judge dismissed the suit with prejudice. I have testified in...
    May 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. diabetic skin conditions
    I am guessing based on a recent experience of my own but the black spot could be a spoy of necrotic tisse, I had a small area, on my calf, that grew in size. My PCP treated me with some heavy duty...
    May 9, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  11. Nurse Refresher Courses in the Florida Panhandle?
    Have you checked the county's Vo-tech programs? Grannynurse:balloons:
    May 7, '06
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. Welcome to the Diabetes/Endocrine Disorders Forum!
    I will be happy to go to the wound clinic. I believe my wound is complicated by damage done when I was badly injuried in a car accident, in 1989. My circulation was compremised by my car accident. ...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  13. NYU, LIU and other Private Nursing colleges
    I am a graduate of LUI's RN to BSN program. LIU has gone thru many changes since I was first a studen in 1964. Then it was a good program for basic students. It went downhill a bit, then it went...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: New York Nursing
  14. Welcome to the Diabetes/Endocrine Disorders Forum!
    Well kiss my grits. Boy am I happy to see this forum both as a diabetic and as an RN. I am not seeking medical advise, I get that from my PCP. I am sharing a current experience. I developed a...
    May 4, '06
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  15. Nurse sues sheriff's deputy over arrest at hospital
    I can only assume he did, I never saw him again. I had another deputy call from Lee County about a Baker Act admission. He called back 15 minutes later and said they would be a while, the patient...
    May 4, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Is there a doctor or nurse on board this flight?
    I took my flight to S.F. And had a wonderful time. Two years after this happened the air line went out of business. It was Eastern. The paramedic and I satayed in touch. He used his to fly to...
    May 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is there a doctor or nurse on board this flight?
    Forgot to add, our guy arrest 35,000 feet in the air. We successfully resuscitated him, landed at Charlottville and paramedics wisked him away. We both need a drink after we took off again. And...
    May 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is there a doctor or nurse on board this flight?
    Sounds like one of my trips to NYC. Only it was just a paramedic and myself. And we both go a free round-trip ticket as well. The ticket wasn't necessary but it was appreciated, it was first...
    May 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Have you gone to patient's funeral?
    I went to a teenage patient's funeral. And I spoke at the funeral of an adult's funeral. at his request and his wife's. And I went to a wake of a patient. Grannynurse:balloons:
    Apr 25, '06
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Medicare coverage out patient IV antibiotic
    I am leaving in a few minutes. Unfortunately there is no admissions office, just pre-registration in the ER, with a pink lady. My money is tight and even with Part D coverage my cost could run from...
    Apr 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Medicare coverage out patient IV antibiotic
    I an on Medicare and have a question. I went to the ER tonight. Rather then admit me, I was discharged, given a script and told to return for outpatient IV therapy. I have Part D. Dies anyone...
    Apr 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Bipolar Nurses
    I have been bipolar since I was 19 years old, only I was misdiagnosed and treated for more then 15 years. I was fairly stable until the 90s. Had repeated hosptilizations. My past experience was to...
    Apr 20, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing & Depression
    It is too bad that depression is treated so cavalier by some of our peers. But there are a good number of our PCP who prescribe antdepressants inappropriately. And there are a good number of our...
    Apr 19, '06
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Nurses struggling with mental illness
    Unfortunately, a great number of states have only Medicaid. And a good number of us have income that disallows us from that system. Grannynurse:balloons:
    Apr 17, '06
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Nurses in huge demand [Florida]
    Don't know where you plan to settle, here in Florida but I would take a closer look before I made the big move. The average new three bedroom starts at $250,000 through out the state. And lots go...
    Apr 17, '06
    Forum: Nursing News


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