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  1. need help ltc ileostomy
    In my facility, we do not use skin prep under ostomy appliances because it contributes to leaking. Just a very thin layer of stoma powder if needed. Also, you want to cut the hole to fit the size of...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Mixing working and breastfeeding
    it's only the "reality of things" because we allow it to be that way. it is unacceptable to ask someone to work for 12 hours without taking a break. if we don't demand that we be allowed our breaks,...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Please don't change my schedule and not tell me..
    I think your letter does a good job of explaining why you weren't at work, but it doesn't address the issue of the manager changing the schedule without letting you know. If I were you, I'd be more...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Tattoo/employability question
    Someday society may be more accepting of tattoos in a professional environment. Until then, I would do as the others have said and find an effective way to cover the tattoos. That way you can still...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Venting about Leadership class
    no, i've never been a manager. i may have mistook the intended meaning of what you posted. i was simply pointing out that your statement seemed to devalue to role of a staff nurse as compared to a...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. learn to say it correctly!!
    I work with a nurse who mispronounces the antibiotic Zosyn. She says zoy-sin.... drives me nuts! I want to scream "It's zoooo-sin!!!!" And another nurse who says po-taz-ee-um. It's po-tas-ee-um lady!
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Venting about Leadership class
    wow. i'm sure you didn't mean that they way it comes across. i've really valued and respected things you've posted before. this seems to imply that staff nurses aren't using our brains in our daily...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What the heck do these people think?
    I agree that some of the hoops we have to jump through make it a bit more time consuming and frustrating at times. I'm just saying that I don't think you have to be any "smarter" or have a higher IQ...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What the heck do these people think?
    This is exactly how I feel. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think nursing school is going to be sooo hard because others said it will, then you will have test anxiety and freak out. Honestly,...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Funny/Strange things other hospital employees have done????
    Not trying to pick on anyone, but isn't the nurse signing off on a chart ALWAYS supposed to verify that they were actually entered in the computer, etc? That's the way I've always been trained and...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Anyone else call 'em johnnies?
    Ok, so it's a New England thing! Good to know.... Here in Montana, where my hubby is stationed now, we call 'em gowns. I wonder where the term "johnny" comes from?
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Anyone else call 'em johnnies?
    I went to nursing school and was a CNA in Maine, and we always called hospital gowns "johnnies". When I got my first job out of school at a hospital in NC, I sure got some curious looks when I asked...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you count resps every time you do vitals?
    When I work in the cicu, I set my monitor to show the resp parameter. When I am working in the surgical unit, the CNA's routinely take vitals. If I do a set I do usually count resps. I wouldn't ever...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CMMC, St. Mary's hourly rates?
    I'm a Maine native who will be moving back home early next year. I am an ADN RN with almost 5 yrs experience. 4+ years in surgical, and by the time we get home, 9 months in CICU. I'm just wondering...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Maine Nursing
  15. Pain scale is missing a key element
    I saw a pain scale that made sense to me posted on the wall at the Air Force base clinic where I get my GYN care. It's based on level of functioning...ie pain is present but able to perform...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. learn to say it correctly!!
    Personally, I would want someone to let me know if I were saying something the wrong way. The reality is that a person who misuses words, or pronounces them incorrectly comes across as less...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Age you will/were graduated?
    I was 20 when I graduated with my ADN. I turned 21 a couple of months later.
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. learn to say it correctly!!
    I'm not really bothered when pt's or family members say things incorrectly. There are some things that the general public just doesn't know....but I get really annoyed when healthcare...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. learn to say it correctly!!
    Doesn't it just drive you insane when someone tells you that Mr. Smith's O2 STAT is 96%? It's O2 SAT people! Sat, short for saturation. I even hear respiratory therapists saying this. I am sooooo...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Taking admission orders over the phone.
    Yeah, if you're the ER nurse. Not so awesome for the floor nurse. It's nice to know you're getting a pt, and a little info about them...like their NAME, for example....before the doc is on the phone...
    Jun 22, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. easy way to remember drips...
    That's exactly the type of memory aid I was thinking of! Thanks!
    Jun 22, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Missed orders!
    At my last job I had to constantly reach over the charge nurse's shoulder to look at my charts, and annoy the heck out of her...or rely on the less than dependable unit secretary to let me know when...
    Jun 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Taking admission orders over the phone.
    This sounds pretty passive-aggressive to me. IMHO, it's always better to be direct than to resort to cattiness. These are the kinds of behaviors that lead to a breakdown in communication and...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Personal Hygiene...
    It's amazing how difficult it can be to convince people to shower in the hospital....but in a way I can understand it. Some people just feel too rotten and don't have the energy, and other people...
    Jun 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. easy way to remember drips...
    I was just wondering of any of you long timers had any memory tricks or ways to help remember which drips do what and/or what doses to start at...whether they are in mcg/kg/min or mcg/min etc. Or...
    Jun 3, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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