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  1. Completely Devastated
    Thanks so much for such warm words. It helps me a lot to hear things like this. I am 44 by the way. Not old but not young either.
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. Hurting
    Thanks everyone for all your support and good suggestions. After I get over my shock and sadness, I think will be ok. I may not end up exactly where I pictured a year ago, but I hope to learn from...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hurting
    I have recently refreshed as a nurse; took me a whole long year of hard work; ton's of reading and exams and a short clinical, not enough for me. worked recently in a sub acute area. got fired...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Completely Devastated
    I had recently done the nurse refresher program to get my license again, and worked in a vaccine clinic. more recently working in a sub acute area; i was fired after a few months. told i'm not able...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  5. Cold IV fluid through Picc line..?
    Hi, thanks for the info. I only had a 100 ml bag, but your comment makes sense.
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Less than 2 yrs experience in a 20 years
    Thanks to all of the posts; some great input. I do need more exposure, but also need to spend time when I'm off honing up my knowledge and reviewing pt scenario's, meds, some skills I should...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Less than 2 yrs experience in a 20 years
    Ok so I'm not a spring chicken, I'm 44 yrs old; but I"m not old either; however, my total experience in acute care amounts to 16 months in 20 years, since I graduated! Now, I've completed the...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Cold IV fluid through Picc line..?
    Hi My question is; if I have set up my pt's antibiotic Picc infusion with a dose right out of the fridge; would this be actually 'cold' felt by the pt? ie; it is going into the vena cavae; does the...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    Thanks that was very interesting and helpful! Another question I have is this: my pt's med Maperan (sp?), was to be premixed just before giving; ie. solute (powder), mixed via vial with minibag; both...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Back in nursing..but never really was in it...
    Thanks to you all for such great feedback. I will check those ideas out!
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. I've been bullied all my life, and it continues...
    It sounds like you might be exaggerating a little. Even if you are being bullied; you sound to be the kind of person that would not stand for this, and I don't see how so many 'professional' nurses...
    Apr 25, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Back in nursing..but never really was in it...
    Hi I graduated from nursing 20 years ago, when I was starting to have problems with alchohol abuse. I drank at school, even on the job a couple times. I drank to cope, and b/c I had depression...
    Apr 25, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Making up for a lot of lost time
    Hi all, I am an RN who has spent many years out of commision, so to speak b/c of depression, substance abuse problems, etc. I have not much experience as a nurse right from when I graduated 20...
    Apr 25, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. meds
    Do certain types of meds create more of a dozy state .. I am wondering about Clonazepam (taken at hs), Paxil (hs), and Wellbutrin in the a.m. I take these and wondered sometimes as I do feel kinda...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    No that is not it. I will try and find it and post a picture.
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    Sorry, I really don't actually know; this is in canada. it is a 'blue connector' with a male piece on either end; ie. connects to infusion line and connects to pt. the Picc line is a valved one;...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    Thanks for the reply's.
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    The 'blue connector (clave?), is the connection between the injection cap and the infusion set. So, after I disconnected the infusion set from the injection cap, via the blue connector to flush the...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    My question is this; my pt has a picc line, that I flushed with saline after his antibiotic to the cap end; each is one dose, so is disconnected from the line and minipump. I did something dumb;...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Coming Back
    Hi all! I'm a nurse coming back to the profession, have a 6 yr old and am so proud to have finished the Nursing Refresher course and working again. I have lot's to learn, but love that there is...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  21. Picc line and PE
    I have a question regarding Picc lines and something that happened to me today at work. I am new to nursing and I am rather upset with this; I had been given a pt load that I was not at all familiar...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Anyone start their career late in Life?
    I am 44 yrs old and can totally relate to the original post. I too led a party life for way too long. now I'm trying to get back into nursing, have a career; and it's tough, but i'm trying to stick...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing


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