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  1. Cannabis and Healthcare 2014
    As the above mentioned-I already fear more impaired drivers. You don't think for a second, do you that these people are going to stay home?!? Not a chance-even if they smoke in their own home, they...
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Where do individual drs. List job openings?
    I am curious.After having spent my life working in hospitals, then not working/moving for awhile, I want to look into a job in a drs office. I have very rarely seen positions listed on CL. Where do...
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Is there any truth to this?
    Some of you need more education..... What were you taught about hypothyroidism? ? If your memory is shot I will remind ss of hypo is low baseline temp. 96 is common. When that person rises...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    I worked St Joe's on Woodward in the middle 80's. Post partum....would routinely have 10 mothers-some first day c-sections. Even though the nursery did vitals/assessment, we still spent time...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Asked to work every other weekend, 16 hr. shifts!?
    This is an older thread.... And I am older and now more experienced...I also worked many many hours- my 12 hour shift routinely was 12-16-18 hours. It has been proven that any hours you work that...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Help from experienced agency nurses...
    Look at the copy of the paper you signed with the agency. It probably says (at the bottom I tiny print), that you may not work for any individual/agency for 6 months to one year after leaving the...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  7. different rules/regs for HH agencies?
    Please help me out here. I am both newer to Texas and new to HH. My first HH job and I am shocked the first day! Mind you, I have been in hospitals for many years-ICU/THORACIC/ER... On my first...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    Wow! I used to work in Michigan. Sometimes 10 postpartum patients! Of course that meant teaching breast feeding moms, changing diapers, etc. the vitals were taken by nursery staff, but then the...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. I don't hear much about Liability Insurance anymore...
    Fiona, You are lucky! What province do you live? And, if it is not too personal, can I ask about how much in US dollars you spend a year to renew your license, or is it every two years?
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I don't hear much about Liability Insurance anymore...
    I do not hear much about Liability Insurance anymore. I have gone to part time Home Health. Nobody that I have asked has their own. Is this due to the Recession, or is it considered outdated now?...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 'Mobile computing forum'?
    I see a comment by a moderator about moving a thread to the 'mobile computing forum'. I see a 'mobile app' forum, but not a separate 'computing' forum. Where do I find this? Thx
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  12. How do I find private duty work outside of an angency?
    I do not think it is wise to send out cards or any info when taking care of a pt or discharging them. That would be a conflict of interest and a good way to get fired. Not while the patient is on...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. TX BON can't process exam application because of compact state
    Yes, I finally got my license...but not after they said they had everything......and I looked up my permanent license number.....only to find out later that they never did change from the temporary...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. TX BON can't process exam application because of compact state
    I recently got my RN from Virginia license transferred to Texas (compact states). This was the most confusing, misinformed process I have ever gone through! I have had licensing in 6 other states....
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Men's incontinent brief
    My male patient uses incontinent briefs. He is sensitive to the elastic at the leg opening. So far, we have found none that have a cloth-like band at the leg opening.Can someone be of assistance...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. PHES RN refresher course- do it!
    I needed to do an RN refresher course. I have some disability issues that made it a challenge to find someone who could accommodate my disability. Plus, I am not in Houston! Not to worry! PHES...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. what are the conditions in Dubai or Qatar now????
    With the political unrest even greater than ever, what are the conditions regarding working in Dubai or Qatar if anyone knows?It used to be safe on the compound in Dubai, but I am unaware about it...
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: World Nursing
  18. My nursing program was terrible and I was too incompetent but I still graduated
    Oh... I feel your pain. And it has been many years. One of the posters was 'right on'. The first year is just getting your feet wet and learning how to organize your time/skills! You can't expect...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Is OR nursing a good start for a new grad?
    I would agree with 'joanna73'. You should have the skills you get only by working on a floor before going on to a unit. Even if just for 1 year- it makes you a much better nurse in my opinion when...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Does Tx allow Rn's with certification to...
    Does Texas allow Rn's with certification to do wound closures? Maybe here you can only do them in an ER setting? I would appreciate any answers. Thanks
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Can civilian nurses get jobs in military hospitals abroad?
    Yes! I was a civilian nurse, although I worked for Indian Health. must get a year or two (I forgot if you need two), of experience first. At least that was the way it was when I was...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Reporting med errors...
    I am sorry you are going through something like this. Very recently there was an article in The Times?? regarding the same. The article said there were XX (number) of med errors a year. Because...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Med/Surg RN required to care for L&D patients
    As I worked L&D for 15 years, along with other units, I see no reason to be worried about your new unit IF you have good crosstraining and someone looking over your shoulder routinely if it is indeed...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Iraq or Italy??
    I hope you are correct about the cultural aspect- I would like to learn fron people who are 'old Italy', or 'old Swiss', not Muslims that have moved there in the last 50 years though....Thanks for...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. L5-S1 Disc Herniation
    It seems that most with back problems continue to have problems after surgery- the majority. I, too have had two surgeries in the last 11 years and always thought I would 'get better in the next 6...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities

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