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  1. I can't smell c-diff
    C-diff and pseudomonas have distinctive odors to me. But I think that is because of familiarity; a long time ago, I knew rotavirus by the smell as soon as I walked in the room. I doubt I would...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Stories of the pre-vaccine days
    I had chicken pox as a child, have scars on my face and chest that still show. And I caught HiB from a little boy at the first school I worked at, got so sick I should have been hospitalized. I would...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  3. I have the Florida license, now I need the Florida job!
    Hey, thank you all for replying! Jacksonville did not come through, but I did find a position a few hours south of there. You are not kidding about the pay rate, I had to take a 4.00/hr cut! We are...
    May 5, '14
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. I have the Florida license, now I need the Florida job!
    I've been in critical care for over a decade, and I'm just finishing up a year in a burn intensive care unit. We want to move to Florida, and I've gotten my Florida license by endorsement. My brother...
    Mar 31, '14
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  5. Toxic Nurse
    It doesn't seem to follow individuals on our unit, it's more like everything happens to everyone at once. We call it a "Bad Moon" without regard to what the actual lunar cycle is, lol!
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Wristwatches or Lapel/FOB Style Watches?
    I wear a plain silver circular fob on my left chest. It's oriented so that all I have to do is look down and read it. Keeps my hands free and I don't have to worry about it getting dirty. I used to...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners
    Respectful question, is there a reason you spelled klonopin and adderall in that fashion?
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. Best one sentence handoff report
    "Smoked, snorted, came and went." Referring to a pt who had used drugs and had a cerebral event at the critical juncture of intercourse.
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Nurses, what is on your Santa wishlist?
    My wish is that 8-12 nurses would be hired for our unit. Not going to happen, but it would be such a blessing.
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Unsung Hero
    How absolutely awesome, to be remembered that way, for those kinds of things. Thank you for sharing your remembrance with us, I feel privileged to know her name.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Is it possible for a doctor to be as personal with patients as nurses are?
    There is this one doctor where I work who is absolutely the most caring physician I've ever met. From previous jobs, I had developed a bad impression of doctors from the Middle East, and expected him...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Worst case scenario needle stick
    Thanks for doing it, though. Your story may be what gives others hope in a scary situation. And in some small way, by posting updates in this thread, you are not going through it completely alone,...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Needle stick injury
    So sorry that it happened to you, too, chocolateheals. The statistics are in your favor, the odds of transmission are lower than you might fear. There's a link to an article that breaks it down, I...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. amazing natural remedies
    If you are sensitive to the sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate in commercial shampoos, you might want to consider something like the shampoo bars from Chagrin Valley. They are made...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. amazing natural remedies
    The power of ordinary salt and hot water as a gargle or a soak has always amazed me.
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Worst case scenario needle stick
    Thank you for posting an update. I hope that your test results continue to be negative.
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Medical student admits to killing 13 dogs out of anger.
    The hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial will be on August 4th. I wonder what kind of evidence there will be, and how it can be interpreted.
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nurses,if it ok to be scared of the hospital ER?
    nobody067, if you do not go to the doctor or nurse practitioner and have him or her assess your heart condition, you can die. You need medication that is prescribed for you by a doctor or nurse...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How is CVICU different from ICU?
    Thanks, tachy!
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Weirdest, funniest, grossest male teenager pt. Stories
    :D For some of us, it lasts into our 40's.
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Am I ever going to get this?
    I think that your first year or so is always hell. The good news is that it gets better with time and practice. Everyone can probably relate. Do what you can to relieve your shredded nerves and take...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Ethical discussion about blood donation.
    Donating blood is different from selling blood or plasma. Blood banks don't offer compensation any more, to eliminate the financial incentive to lie about risk behaviors. I know that in Mississippi...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. They won't stop calling me!
    I wonder if the "creed" she was referring to was the Nightingale Pledge? Which, by the way, was not penned by Florence Nightingale. "I solemnly pledge myself before God and presence of this...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Your one stop for all the most popular pressing questions on allnurses!
    Nursing is a sacred calling! All of you should be ashamed of yourselves for not doing it for free! All nurses should take an oath to belong body and soul to their employers!
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Endoscopy Center vs. Mental Health Hospital
    I too would do endo. It would give you a chance to specialize, and the hours sound really sweet. My personal bias is that psych requires someone with a true love for it, otherwise it's difficult,...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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