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  1. Opioid induced hyperalgesia
    I also tell my post ops that they are going to have pain. I tell them that we hope their pain medication will keep their pain level below a 5, but that it can not take it all away. I have found our...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing A/B starting 5/20
    Anyone else here with me and interested in keeping in touch?
    May 17, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  3. Anyone taking online History 1311 now?
    I am hating this class! I do not understand the power point document assignment and I am finding the coaches less than helpful. They just keep repeating the mechanics of what is expected vs. what...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  4. Anyone taking online History 1311 now?
    My Blackboard course opened today. I was wondering if anyone else here was taking it with me. Susan
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  5. Funny/embarassing situations with the DR.
    Mmm...Not too long ago, I got a fresh post-op from OR. It was a middle-aged man who had had some areas excised from his penis. I lifted the blanket to check the dressing for my pacu documentation...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Getting licensure in Virginia
    It depends on what type they were and if you are completely honest. They are hard on crimes that are violent in nature, take advantage of the weak, and theft or drug dealing. There is a list on the...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  7. My HIPAA mistake.
    @armygirl7- I'm right there with you. I have taken care on my brother's MIL a couple of times for minor surgery. It makes for a weird Xmas eve when we go over there because I know, she knows and her...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. How long do you think I would need to take off work?
    I have to have a second look at a multi-nodular goiter soon and because of the increased symptoms I anticipate they may suggest a thyroidectomy. Our patients are always admitted afterward, so I have...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Read this email my NM sent to all the nurses.
    Ok, maybe it would have been better delivered in a staff meeting, however, I see absolutely nothing wrong with the email. I work with some of the most work-ethic challenged people I can imagine. It...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. East Coast RN's-did you stay or go?
    Virginia Beach here. We did not evac, nor did we need to. We have some high water/low lying areas that are pretty bad but my house sits up high. I was able to get to work by big pick up truck...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    Ours accrues as a percentage of hours worked. I am budgeted for 64 hours a payperiod, but usually work 72 minimum so I get a bit over 3 weeks a year. We are not forced to use PTO except for vacay...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Fainting... so dramatic
    Of course I don't remember it, but unfortunately my only faint was immortalized on film. I was a senior in high school and on a summer Saturday band members had to stand in uniform for pictures on...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I am now too expensive and too experience to get a new job!
    Three years ago the hospital I worked for "eliminated" 16 positions during a restructuring. Funny how all 16 nurses were over 40 and near or at the top of the RN pay scale. Hmm, fish anyone?
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Casting Nurses for the Walking Dead
    Thank you! I forgot about this scene and I love it.
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. Can't to get an interview
    Hi Andy, Did you get a job yet?
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  16. Any leads on how to get a job in Ambulatory care?
    I went from many years in home health to a hospital outpatient ambulatory surgery center. I was nervous at first having been out of the hospital for so many years, but spin everything you have to do...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  17. Advisor Issues
    So to follow up...I get that automated phone call saying I need to pay my tuition and I am a little confused because my next class is to start in Oct because I need a wee break for vacay, connect...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  18. Advisor Issues
    Does anyone else have issue with their advisor being super slow to respond to requests for help? My course map gives me credit for Tech Writing so I have been attempting to register for Nursing A&B....
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing

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