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  1. WGU RN to MSN
    I am starting the first of July. I have two friends who have gone there. One completed her MSN and now teaches (at home) for WGU and one completed her BSN and works for public health. She is...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  2. electronic devices during tests
    I also have that in my syllabus. But on top of that, they also start losing points per instructors discretion. I've told them I don't want to see them or hear them. At all. They are dismissed...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Question from a third shift nurse....
    It's been a long time since I worked in a SNF, but it was against policy to get residents up before day shift. We didn't mind getting them dressed if they were already up, but to physically get them...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Teaching Labor & Delivery
    Hi Rhonda. I work in L/D part time. I remember when I first started working there, we'd use oranges (baby's head) to apply fetal scalp leads. That orange would be in a box of course. And it...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. How to start a cna training course in mo
    Ours here go through a set curriculum through the BON. I'd contact your states BON and see what they say.
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. Fluorouracil
    When I was on 5-FU, I was sure it was a chemo because it acted and felt like a chemo drug. :) It's classified at an antimetabolite. It is a Pyrimidine antagonist which blocks the cell growth...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  7. OB Nurse's View on Natural Childbirth
    We follow AWHONN as well.
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Can you briefly tell me your Group B protocol?
    Just curious to know your Group B protocol. Ours keeps changing and it's driving us nurses crazy.
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. OB Nurse's View on Natural Childbirth
    I am pro -whatever the mom wants. If she wants to go natural, go for it. If she wants an epidural, go for it. I worked with a mom who wrote out a beautiful birthplan the other night. When her...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Do foley bulbs work?
    I'm an oddball too, Elvish. We often do foley inductions and they work well. I personally hate Cytotec ripenings.
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Are enemas making a comeback?
    Not where I work, either. Thank goodness!
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Postpartum Depression
    We go over all that information in discharge teaching. There is a PP discharge video that parents are required to watch before leaving that mentions it and we verbally mention and go over s/sx of PP...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. nursing policy on handling infant that is not bathed
    Immediately after delivery, babies go directly to mom's chest. They are wiped off, and stimulated. They aren't taken away to a warmer for evaluation or assessment unless there is a respiratory...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. New NRP testing
    Our NRP is handled the same way. I paid for it out of pocket and they reimbursed me. They even paid me for the hours (Maximum of 2 hours) it took to take it at home.
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Staffing for sick call/ not enough nurses
    I'm curious how your OB floor staffs for sick calls or when there just aren't enough nurses? Do they float from somewhere else? Do you have a resource pool? Do you have PRN staff you can...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. c/s with ONLY local
    We don't have anesthesia at our hospital 24/7 either, but their response time is amazing. They respond PDQ when we need them for emergent C/S's. I have to admit that most stay in house during their...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Just wondering -
    We have 9 LDR beds. 3 triage rooms, 2 OR suites. Staffing on nights is usually 3-4 nurses vs. 4 nurses on day shift. We are a 1:1 staffing and our charge nurse does all the triage and catching...
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Floating
    Absolutely you should have two RNs on floor at all times. Minimum. We follow AWHONN guidelines to the letter.
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Dealing with OB docs...
    I am so sorry that you have to work with doctors like that. It's not like our job isn't stressful enough. I wouldn't go anywhere else, but I would stand up to them. I seriously have no problem...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Oncology Drug shortage
    I noticed this problem when I was finished with my FOLFOX. Leucovorin was the first one to disappear from my onc's shelf and then the 5FU was the second one to disappear. Pretty scary for those who...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  21. Duramorph and foley removal...
    Our foleys are to come out at no later than 12 hours post op. My patients hate it, but then again, it gets them up and moving which is good. I've never had a problem with any of them urinating with...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. intrauterine pressure catheter(IUPC)
    We passed off when we took an AWHONN course. It was a one time thing only.
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Do you have gifts for your new moms??
    Our parents have a special steak and shrimp dinner before hey go home. For some reason, we're not giving bags away anymore, either. We used to do special crib cards which our HUCs made and many...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Straight cath or foley cath for labor patients??
    We straight cath as needed...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. When do you get a pt. out of bed after C/S??
    I also work night shift. Our C/S orders states within 8 hours. Generally, my patients recover in one room and after four hours, they are ready to walk to their regular room. They push the baby's...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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