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  1. Recent court cases involving nurses
    This is a great resource that I think we can all learn from
    May 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. How was Nurses Week celebrated at your Facility
    We get to have a Pot luck meal---> "Just remember to make enough for all" And we got a coupon to a nearby restaurant Let's just say... not too thrilled :o
    May 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. copd and shingles
    Well with COPD the Pt is usually on steroids which as a side effect compromises their immune system. They probably got shingles as a result of low immunity from the steriods or beacuse they had a...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurse - Patient ratios in your hospital?
    Days, Tele mostly-- but we get a bit of it all at times-- our ratio is 5:1, a few times I had 6
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. acuity staffing or census staffing?
    How about both! On my floor (tele unit) we have a max of 5:1 with an acuity max of 12 (we- the nurses in coordination with the charge RN) made our own acuity rating system. Its not perfect, and...
    May 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bike commuters?
    Im a bike commuter too! Save on gas and get a workout all in one. I have toiletries (sp?) at work, and take a quick shower there. I ride 8 miles each way and I love it. I also like passing the...
    Apr 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Chicago Graduate Programs - Any reviews/opinions?
    The Univ. of Illinois @ chicago has a pretty decent program and tuition is a lot less than at some private schools
    Mar 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Very humbling experience today
    The world works in mysetrious ways- and like Forest Gumps says, "Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what your gonna git" :redbeathe Have a great day
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Wow- I can't bbelieve it
    I went into nursing because when my mom was dying the nurses there were phenomenal! I will never forget them- So here's the wow part. I had a pt not too long ago who was dying. She was awake &...
    Mar 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. SURVEY: What degree did you get for nursing and other questions
    1 hospital
    Feb 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Weight Loss Medications
    Phentermine, it take over a long perior of time, can lead to mitral valve or (any heart valve) problems. It a controlled subsance it is highly likely to be abused and assoicated w addictions! Be...
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. You A Nurse When !!!
    I'm gonna Print this and Post it in the Break Room- Thanks:bowingpur:yeah:
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. EPIC Computer Program
    EPIC is at my hospital too and I love it- the system does freeze up at time but nothing major. It is overwhelming at first- just like learning anything new & different. I've only used...
    Feb 6, '08
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  14. Needlestick last night from +HepC pt
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. You did the right thing by going to the ER stat. this is difinitely a scary situation to be in. I hope the test results are ok.
    Jan 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Med-error & down n the dumps
    I know this sound naieve but what do u mean exactly by "damage control" ?
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Breakfast of champs
    If I'm working during the day shift I usually prepare my breakfast to eat in the car (around 0545 am). Yougurt mixed w high fiber cereal, banana, coffee. Or I make a hardboiled egg, slice it...
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Med-error & down n the dumps
    Yes, things are getting better. I have learned much from this experience and am moving on. Thank you for your support. -Advocate-
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Amzing video- HBOT and traumatic brain injury recovery
    That's incredible- I wonder if he will have to have the tx for the rest of his life? And I wonder if this works for others like stroke victims?
    Jan 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Question on right to refuse
    Oops- posted b4 I finished typing Not sure where the law is- but pt's alway's have the right to refuse any medical treatment, including meds In my hospital that is explained in the "Patient's...
    Jan 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Would you write this up?
    Is it possible to ask the other RN about the situation. Maybe she rec'd a verbal order and didn't put it in. If you can't talk to her I'd talk to your MGR
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Med-error & down n the dumps
    Talk about EGO boosters-- you guys are phenomenal- Everyday i read new words of support and carry them with me when I have to go to work. BTW, I spokw with my floor MGR and she said she would...
    Jan 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Med-error & down n the dumps
    Where does one sign up for Liability Insurance and how much is it yearly? THanks again to all of your support
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Med-error & down n the dumps
    wow! at first i was hesistant to post about my error at all but now i am so glad i did. you guys/gals have been great and reading your words of support is really helping me get throught all...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Med-error & down n the dumps
    I am still working on my floor- maybe ur right- Thanks for the support
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Med-error & down n the dumps
    :oWell I made my first (and hopefully last) med error :(. I gave wrong meds to the wrong patient. The meds were NOT high risk medications. To make a long story short although I asked the...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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