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  1. Protecting Skin Grafts
    Hey, that might work! I've never seen them used before, but I can get them through Medline. Thanks for the assist.
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Protecting Skin Grafts
    Oh I called the surgeon- he told me to dc the bag and apply xeroform. I just don't have any idea how to secure the whole thing to avoid further trauma. I can't get it through anyone's head that he...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Best Burn Centers in US??
    Oh my goodness, I've only been inside two burn centers, but BAMC's unit was freaking beautiful.
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  4. Protecting Skin Grafts
    I tried to ask this on another site- was met by a barrage of "OMG CAN'T DIAGNOSE ON THE INTERNETS!" Let's see if this does any better. I have a very obese patient, with split thickness grafts...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Wound Callus (?) on nonhealing wound
    I have a patient with a stage 4 ulcer, that's not making any progress. It's about the size of the top of a Gatoraide bottle, were someone to punch a hole in his thigh with one. There's some pale...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. More Things You'd Love to be Able to say to Patients
    I'm so glad we don't have "Customer service surveys" here. I get away with this- "I'M GOING AMA!!!" "K. Here's a box."
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    We got some storebought cupcakes, and a threat... "If the weather gets bad, you are required to stay overnight at the hospital. You will not be compensated for time spent sleeping at the hospital,...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Jon Stewart Puzzled Why Combat Medics Can't Apply for Nursing Jobs
    I was a medic, and was quite annoyed when I discovered, that in my state I was ONLY allowed to drive the ambulance. I went LPN, and rather wish I had gone for Paramedic instead. Nurse or not,...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. This might be a stupid question but...
    Protip: That New-Skin stuff sold at pharmacies is exactly the same as super-glue. Source: Boyfriend went into their facility to do some industrial type welding on their vats they make it in. Two...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. A facility that allows patient smoking. Feedback and advice-guidance requested!!
    We are a smoking facility. It's a pain in the ass. We only do it three times a day, but nursing/CNAs do it each time. It's terrible because if we are behind, the patients are NOT understanding, and...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Student Nurse kills patient w/ excuse "Anyone can get confused" after admin coffee IV
    Wh...what... How? HOW IS THAT CONFUSING? COFFEE DOES NOT GO THERE!
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. STILL NO JOB
    You can have mine. I quit! :D Best thing I've done for myself in years.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    I imagine that "these LPNs" don't particularly care for your attitude. Most "people" wouldn't.
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Anyone else have a problem with this ad?
    Uhm.... Have you guys EVER seen facebook ads that make any dang sense? There was one on mine with a woman smearing what appeared to be fake blood all over her face, with the ad reading, "Woman...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to respond to mgmt combining 2 high-acuity psych units in order to cut staff
    D: As a LTC nurse, I was always reassured that "Granny" who has been acting out a bit lately, would be kept safe and seperate, in her own little geri side of the mental health facilty. How...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. "You look tired"
    If this is the worst thing that happens to you in a day, you have had an excellent day.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. "You look tired"
    I tell them to go get me coffee.
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Funny things patients say !
    I was attempting to give someone their insulin. When I walked in the room, the woman rips off her covers, pokes her rear in the air, and screams "DO IT TO ME BABY!!1!" :eek:
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    Oh God. Two hours? How rude. Here's what I'd do, but I've only ever worked at one facility so I don't know how much it would vary. 1) CHEAT SHEET Print out a census of every person you will be...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Peg Site unable to heal- what to do?!
    You guys are great- I will bring up all of your suggestions in the AM meeting- I appreciate everyone's input
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. Peg Site unable to heal- what to do?!
    They are very sweet, very passive people. The patient has been with us for quite a while.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. Things interviewees have said...
    Last week, we spotted a new interviewee trotting down to the DON's office in a tiny t-shirt, out of which exploded her not-so-tiny belly, and some short-shorts. For extra classy points, she had...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Tattoo's on Nurses
    Maybe some of the noobieishness (?!) has worn off since she posted this two years ago. At one point in time, I had 18 piercings in. I didn't get struck down by lightning, so I'm assuming I'm good...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. new nurse, trouble already
    :( So sorry this has happened to you, what a terrible situation.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Avoiding inadvertent IV injection of oral liquids
    "...who were unaware of the associated dangers" What the actual F. NO we don't need special shiny syringes for this! We need people that know pills don't get shot up into your veins!
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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