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  1. April 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Four coffees on separate checks please!
    Apr 19
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    If the child survives I would think the family can give it up to the state under the safe haven law. However I don't think there is a way to compensate the husband and family for the pain and anguish...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Lap Chole Bundle
    You might consider borrowing or buying the current ASPAN standards. You can evaluate a patient's risk for PONV and then determine how many interventions/meds should be given for prophylaxis. For...
    Jan 9
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    The legislators would have given it more thought if they were the ones who had to pay the medical bills and care for the child after it's born.
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. December 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    The secret is support hose and comfortable shoes!
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Propofol gtt in PACU?
    Yes, but only on vented patients with titration orders. The propofol is only for comfort since most people would not tolerate an ETT when they are awake. The vent is the prevent the most obvious...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. I've hit the wall--suggestions?
    All of the suggestions are excellent. More shifts will help because more experience helps things stick. I've worked in three PACUs; a mixed turned adult PACU that may do up to 100 cases a day, a...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  8. Man = muscle, being taken advantage of
    On my unit I am often asked to help with lifts. That's fine, we all help each other and everyone has skills that strengthen the group. I am good with computers and can lift heavy things. My female...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Staffing and patient abandonment
    Your state nurse practice act and board of nursing are what matter. I think two things could put your license in jeopardy. One would be abandonment and the other would be to care for patients when...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I love my 12 hour shifts. I work MTW one week and then WThF the next. That gives me alternating 2 day and 6 day weekends. I am able to travel for vacations or to visit friends/relatives without using...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. Alarms Fatigue: How are you planning to meet this NPSG?
    I wonder who or what system TJC will approve for adjusting alarm limits. I doubt they would approved of the patient's nurse doing that. I expect them to want alarm limits to be set by physician...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. They laid off a lot of nurses now they want us back.
    I have not heard of this but it would be a great way for a place to get rid of their top performers. If I were laid off I sure would not wait around hoping to be called back. I'd be beating the...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. Pearson says... Pearson vue trick not accurate
    Pearson sends the results electronically to the BON. How long it takes to find out there depends on your BON. In 2007 I sat for the NCLEX in Texas while on a road trip after graduation. I called a...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    I've only known a couple of nurses where I thought their weight could interfere with job performance. Both had mobility issues due to the weight. I know many obese nurses who are excellent and I'd...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. What type of shoes do you buy?
    I like a good quality running shoe, currently wearing New Balance. Running shoes have a lot of cushion and are well built. I usually get 2-3 years use out of a pair.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  16. What Is The Deal With All The Highly Educated & Professionals Becoming RNs?
    I was an engineer in Semiconductors when I decided to switch to nursing. In doing so I traded income for job security. Semis is very cyclical and I got tired of the frequent layoffs. Now I have...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How to pay back your student loans
    I highly recommend taking Dave Ramsey's course. It helped my wife and I get organized to pay off everything except our mortgage in 3 years. We paid off just over $100K on two nurse's incomes. There...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Yes doctor, that is my loaner stethescope. Don't lose it!
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    If you're going to wear white you've got to ditch those red striped boxers.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  20. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    That generic laundry bleach you bought is going to cost you $300 in new scrubs for me.
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Good question tewdles. I think encouraging people to make healthy choices and educating them on the results of poor choices may be the best way to improve the overall health of our society. We...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    After all, should I care that my surgery went well or that the medicine team chose the right abx to help cure my infection? No, what I really care about according to CMS is That's right doc, just...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. question about HIPAA
    There are some iffy areas. Suppose I talk about a child who sustained a head injury and was now vented. If we were in my small hometown, everyone would know who I was talking about. If I were in...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. New NYC anti-teen pregnancy campaign....are they being too harsh, or just enough?
    Since the program just started in New York it's a bit early to expect a drop in teen pregnancy. However, there was this from the article in the original post. You can read more about the...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. New NYC anti-teen pregnancy campaign....are they being too harsh, or just enough?
    I think the ads are just reminding the teens that parenthood is not easy, especially if you're a teen. I like the one that tells dad he's going to pay for the next 20 years. They did say a...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing News


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