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  1. Need Help, Working on Paper
    Here's a link to the major nursing theories: http://www.sandiego.edu/nursing/theory/
    Mar 12, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Any tips on reading EKG's?
    Here's a few more sites" http://www.embbs.com/ekg/fileroom.html http://www.nurse-beat.com/stripshow/strip_index.htm http://rnbob.tripod.com/arrhythmiarecognition.htm...
    Jan 9, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. First Couple Weeks
    "Just keep your lip buttoned, don't give anyone any ammo to use against you and pretty soon you'll sift out a few co-workers who won't stab you in the back the first chance they get." This is...
    Nov 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Not Good Enough For Medicine - Be A Nurse!
    You have ignored what I have said. I said the people I know hold RNs in high esteem. I did not say that nursing has been a positive experience for me.
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. nurse patient ratio on nites
    On the telemetry unit where I work, we RNs get 7 patients with either a CNA or an LVN on the team. Beginning in January, it will be only five patients, but there is talk that it will be either...
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Not Good Enough For Medicine - Be A Nurse!
    Keep in mind that BB's are used for venting. So they are not an accurate pertrayal of how nursing really is. Sure, nursing is not a bed of roses, its a hard job, but I was talking about how RNs...
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What Type of Lectures Do YOU Like????
    I am not a student anymore but here are my two cents. PowerPoint Presentations may look nice, but IMO they are a waste of your time because the good students are looking down at their paper taking...
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Report sheets
    I mentally divide my worksheet into three's - Past, Present, and Future. On the left is basic pt. info:- Name, age, Adm. Dx, Doctor, Pertinent History, and other things that have already happened...
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Not Good Enough For Medicine - Be A Nurse!
    Everyone I know hold RNs in high esteem. To be a RN was a long-time goal of mine. Now, I am proud to be one. My family is proud of me also. I have not seen this so-called prevailing negative attitude...
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Telemetry Nurses
    A Telemetry nurse does much of the same things you would do on a Med/Surg floor. But since all the patients are connected to cardiac monitors, the heart rhythms must be moniotred and documented....
    Nov 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My Nocturnal Lifestyle
    I work nights - 12 hr. shifts - but I only have to work 3 days/wk to be full time. My schedule for the first week is 4 days on and five days off, and for the second week, it's two days on, three...
    Nov 12, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. ? for schooling
    I origionally planned to take the ADN program and took Beginning Algebra, English I, Psychology, Anthropology, Communications, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. When I couldn't get...
    Nov 9, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Case Management
    I'm considering going into Case Management but would like to know a little more about the actual job. Would someone who is a Case Manager describe it to me please? What happens during your average...
    Oct 24, '03
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  14. Air in IV lines
    Another little trick is when spiking a new bag (assuming the line hasn't run dry) is to crink the line with the hand you are going to spike with, spike the upside-down bag, turn the bag upright,...
    Oct 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I walked out of the ER this morning...
    Having worked in the out-patient area, I must say that patients like you are a royal pain in the a**. Tell me did your the "fit" that you threw in the PT department make you feel any better?
    Oct 20, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is it too late to become a nurse?
    I was 50 when I graduated with a BSN. I've been a nurse for a year now, and I'm doing alright (except for my poor feet). Go back to school now for your nursing degree. Take it from me: that nagging...
    Oct 16, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing schools in SoCal counties..San Bernardino, Orange and LA County!!!
    You want pass rates? Check out this site http://www.rn.ca.gov/passrates/passrates.htm
    Oct 10, '03
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. noc shift...............more confusion
    I like nocs too. I find that if I eat before going to bed, that it helps me sleep. I usually find some left-overs in the fridge - nothing big. My "big" meal is before work. I work 12 hour shifts: 7...
    Oct 5, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NCLEX rapidly approaching...Help!
    I bought and read several NCLEX review books. But, when it came to the actual test, I found that REALLY studying the text books is what helped the most.
    Sep 6, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. CNA or Clinical Assistanct
    I used to be a Clinic Assistant. We were qualified to workworked in the Out-Patient area or in Doctor's officies only. The training I got was as a Medical Assistant. It was a 7 month program and cost...
    Sep 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Looking To Buy A Pda
    I have Davis's drug guide, Epocrates, and Taber's, among others. The only one I use regularly at work is the Davis's. It beats carting a book around. I use Skyscape for the applications:...
    Aug 31, '03
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  22. new to noc shift
    It helps to eat in the morning when you get home - so you can sleep better.
    Aug 31, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. dealing with rude doctors
    I used to work at a facility that had a Charm School for Physicians: If a nurse complained about their rude behavior, the physician's paycheck was withheld until they attended the class.
    Aug 26, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. nursing job question
    It shouldn't be too difficult to get a job doing days at a hospital - you might have to work every other weekend, though. At the hospital where I work, we work 12 hour shifts, and only three a week...
    Aug 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Really need some advice about orienting/vent
    Even if bad treatment to newbies is traditional, that doesn't make it right or acceptable. I am doing my part to break a tradition that is counterproductive and doesn't make any sense at all. Try to...
    Jul 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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