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  1. asking a patient if they smoke
    In the Pediatric ICU, we ask ages ten and up, but I question the parents about second hand exposure for all ages, including newborn. (Here's a little passive/aggressive tip I learned from one of...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. LPN with more cert.
    Just to be clear- my hospital has no LPNs either. BUT, nearly all the PDNs I work with at my second job are LPNs, as are the majority of long-term care and office nurses. I almost think LPNs have an...
    Dec 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  3. Wound care certification for nurses.
    You are not certified.
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. LPN with more cert.
    I've been hearing that 'phased out' nonsense since I was in LPN school. In 1976.
    Dec 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. Issue in tracheal suction
    Hmmm.... Are you saying you don't have suction canisters attached? I've NEVER (in 37 years) seen suction go directly into the wall. Is there such a thing? But then- I remember the glass-bottled...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. why this popup?
    Wait- are you trying to imply that Joe is NOT a beautiful celebrity? :)
    Dec 15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  7. Positive PPD and nursing
    I sure wish they did- because I think the intrademal hurts like a mother!
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Touro University Nevada
    I took the plunge and applied....waiting on a decision from admission committee which meets mid-January.
    Dec 12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  9. Nuvaring Question
    Per TOS, we cannot give medical advice. Your question is best answered by the care provider who prescribed it.
    Dec 11
    Forum: Patient Education
  10. Making others faint and fall out at the dinner table
    I am an RN of 30+ years experience, my son is an RT student and my oldest daughter is a wound and ostomy nurse. We can clear a table faster than you can shake a stick. :)
    Dec 9
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. can pediatric nurse practitioners work in the nursey
    There is another type of NP program specifically for neonatal (NNP). I've never seen anyone other than an NNP work in a nursery of any type.
    Dec 8
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Don't think my marriage will survive night shift
    Night shift per se is NOT your problem.
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. pregnant and thinking about resignation
    Only your employer can answer these question, we cannot.
    Dec 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Patient families
    Pretty much every patient's family that has fired me has made my co-workers jealous. Some people just cannot be pleased. I do try to dig out the grain of truth that every complaint has and learn from...
    Dec 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. IS there hope after going to non accredited BSN school
    OR- just switch right now and get into an accredited BSN program. More direct route- cut your losses early.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  16. Western Governors U. RN-BSN
    I have BSN and MSN from Western Governors and would NEVER have been able to say that without their online, asynchronous format (I work nights). The quality of the program was good, I learned a lot....
    Dec 6
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  17. How important is regional accreditation?
    Regional accreditation is extremely important for this reason: You cannot transfer those credits earned at a non-accredited school to anywhere else, AND the degree you earn is unlikely to get you...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Pet peeve, bad practice, or overly critical?
    I view that bath as a great way to assess every square inch of skin. When our CLABSI rates fell to almost zero after the institution of the admission CHG bath- I became a believer. In theory, if you...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. ER 2nd Interview - 7 hours long?
    I second the above. Likely you will be shadowing as well.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. What job will you do for your semi-retirement?
    Exotic dancing
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Please help me to pass my background check
    Parking fines will in no way impact your professional license/ potential license/ nursing school entry. Pay the $500 and NEVER do it again. No Black Friday deal was worth that, was it?
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  22. Embracing Change. What techy stuff have you learned lately?
    We recently started being able to bolus pain meds from our drips/ pumps. Wonderful, right? Not having to go to PYXIS, sign out med, draw up and scan and give, waste in PYXIS. All good things. ...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  23. Interview with a Nurse Leader
    It's from a commercial for Chrysler automobiles in the early 70s - really!
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. This may be a short WGU inquiry
    I am a Clinical Instructor in the Indiana pre-licensure program. You do NOT need to live in IN- my clinical groups have had students who commuted from TN, MI and PA in the past. However, you DO need...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  25. Perfume at work?
    Nurses (healthcare workers in general actually) should not wear fragrances while working. Persons with asthma/ airway issues /allergies are negatively impacted, and a patient who is nauseated may...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear

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