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  1. Quiet initiatives - what has worked for you?
    If you haven't already assessed equipment condition and maintenance -- and I'm talking mostly non-patient care equipment here -- check on that. Do the carts that bring supplies and food to your...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Malpractice Insurance
    If the only time you ever give health advice is "on the job" and if, on the job, you are ALWAYS in compliance with EVERY single policy and procedure, and there is NEVER a situation where you are so...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. How has nursing assessment changed?
    I graduated with my BSN on June 13, 1969. We weren't required, weren't even encouraged to buy our own stethescopes. I learned good techniques for taking B/Ps -- learned to listen for bowel sounds. ...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Other Jobs That a Nurse Can Do?
    I suggest you consider your interests -- depending on your education and your job needs (ie, do you need benefits, regular paychecks, a consistent schedule, etc.) -- you might look at doing some...
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. April 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Hi! We just finished clinicals for this quarter! We're giddy with relief, in great need of food, and it's vital that we consume some alcohol. Now! What do you recommend that we might afford?
    Apr 18
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I've scanned all of the responses and not seen this -- so, please remember that the "pain scale" was developed as a research tool and was NEVER intended as a clinical tool. In general, it's pretty...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Warning Signs Associated With Degree Mills and Scam Schools
    Not necessarily a scam in the strictest sense of the word -- but, before you start at a private for profit nursing program call your local public college and ask whether the core courses -- English,...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Colleges, Universities
  8. Stop calling me sweetie!  - How to get respect as a new nurse
    So, OP, you don't give any indication of your age and it SHOULDN'T matter, but it does. I've lived in parts of the country where female servers in restaurants (those of you from parts of the south...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Unusual Names for Medical Diagnoses
    Let's see -- "the sugar" = diabetes; "high blood" = hypertension; "high herney" = hiatal hernia; "tubalization" = tubal ligation; "mighty fart" = myocardial infarction. Then there are the names for...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Back in the day......
    Where I worked, way back when, even though there was more than one set of keys, the rule was that if the keys were gone for a full shift the narc cabinet would have to have the locks replaced...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Back in the day......
    I remember a vigorous discussion in the letters to the editor of the AJN regarding use of clean gloves when cleaning up an incontinent patient. We used clean gloves when caring for patients with...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. RN total patient care...
    The concept of RN total patient care is based on each nurse having few enough patients to make teamwork by all of the RNs to make very high-quality patient care possible. With the levels of acuity...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Malpractice insurance
    I also carry malpractice insurance and have since I graduated in 1969. My thought process has always been that if a hospital had to choose between sacrificing a physician who brought millions of...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Win CASH! Christmas Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    OK. Who's this fellow Munchausen and why do you people think I have his syndrome?
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    Several posters have suggested that alcohol should not be allowed in the hospital. UNLESS the person is admitted to the hospital for treatment of alcoholism -- and that's whether it is voluntary or...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can someone "dumb down" what Obamacare really means?
    The ACA (too often called "Obamacare" as if he could pass legislation all by himself) is not a perfect bill, but is the result of compromise, as is all legislation that gets passed in this country. ...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Considering a move to Oregon...good job markets?
    BusyMommy, unfortunately, the local hospitals aren't hiring, as far as I know, and the largest one is trying every trick in the book to reduce nursing hours. The hospital nurses are unionized so...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. Considering a move to Oregon...good job markets?
    "I have 7 yrs experience( med/surg, tele, ambulatory surgery) would that help if we are thinking of moving to the Portland area? Are there prn options? How easy is it to get a RN license( have ny...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. What does Florence Nightingale mean to you?
    Florence Nightingale was the person I know of who first defined nursing as putting the patient in the best possible condition to heal. Is that not much of what nurses do today? We have many more...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. 4th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    "Apparently she's NOT one of the girls from the hospital."
    May 2, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. 2nd Nursing Cartoon caption contest - win $100
    Oh Wise One, PLEASE explain doctors with God complexes and teach me how to get good care from them for their patients.
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  22. Best Nursing Shoes/Sneakers
    At the recommendation of my podiatrist when I had plantar fasciitis, I purchased a pair of Brooks Addiction Walkers. They come in widths so I can buy the narrow width that fits my foot, and they...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. What options does an LPN/LVN have with the Navy?
    I suggest speaking to a recruiter about joining the reserves as an enlisted corpsman and discovering what options exist for financial support while you pursue your BSN (if that is your goal). Such...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. Considering a move to Oregon...good job markets?
    Explore the job market VERY carefully before you decide to relocate. Jobs are scarce in many areas. If you're considering a move to Portland or the Eugene/Springfield area I'd suggest waiting until...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. My mom is 54, has been in RN and now LPN school for 4 years. Please help.
    I wonder why your Mom failed clinically. The possibilities are endless and I won't speculate. However, in my 40+ years (off and on) as a nursing instructor, I've been aware of a few individuals who...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student