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  1. Student Nurse with Epilepsy
    There absolutely is a stigma! You're a threat to everyone around you (in their eyes,) and cannot be trusted to stay conscious. Just stay on top of your meds, avoid having another seizure, and...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Doctor vs Nurse
    As far as discussing this matter with your DON (which was your ultimate question), I should think expressing that you have concerns about specific patients' treatments, facility protocols, MD...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Disease Case Manager educating a member in a different state than your license
    I haven't verified this on my own, but in a similar situation, I was told by my employer that it is permissible, unless the patient resides in California, and then you cannot do Treatment Decision...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. "If they really cared about their mom, they wouldn't of put her in a nursing home"
    You're doing the attacking here - not me. It isn't relevant to your role as Grandma's nurse to know/understand/judge what's going through the minds of your patient's families. There have been a lot...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. "If they really cared about their mom, they wouldn't of put her in a nursing home"
    You have no business asking for an explanation, I think that is the point. What will you do with this explanation? Determine the validity of the family's absence? It is irrelevant to your patient...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Med question
    I once precepted a nurse completely incapable of med calculations. People here are very helpful if you are stuck on a particular problem, but show your work... this is, what, a quiz? For us? No...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Maybe bedside nursing isn't for me
    Chronic HD? Routine?? Maybe it was my inner-city experience, but I wouldn't have called it predictable. This one's got chest pain, that one spiked a temp, this one crashed, the other one dislodged a...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. status epilecticus question
    As the previous poster mentioned, not everyone becomes incontinent after a seizure, but when they do, it's AFTER the seizure, when the muscles relax finally. So, in status, I guess it would make...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Anyone had this problem?
    oops, never mind - post deleted, wrong thread
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Admit I dread"generalized weekness a/o Dialysis pt, had dialysis today, Full code:"
    I don't think I was being sarcastic or rude. You said your admits made you wonder what was happening at those dialysis facilities and I was trying to shed some light on it... My, "duh," comment was...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Admit I dread"generalized weekness a/o Dialysis pt, had dialysis today, Full code:"
    "makes me wonder what is happening in that dialysis facility. " I'll bite. "patient felt week after dialysis and is now unable to ambulate, or they have a fever, or they suddenly had blood...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. buttonhole cannulation with regular 15g needle?
    The above poster is correct; and just to clarify, the initial advice you were given regarding using a sharp fistula needle AWAY from the buttonhole is the appropriate course of action if you aren't...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Rude Medical Interns
    I laugh internally. The interns are near the bottom of their pecking order, but they've worked hard to get there... it takes time, I think, for them to soothe their tired egos enough to understand...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Help! I'm a new grad and can't find a job
    I understand that it's frustrating, but your tone is frighteningly apocalyptic. Pursuing your nursing career goals in this economy takes determination, persistence, and PATIENCE. A LOT of people are...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The Nurse Will See You Now
    Yesterday my patient's BP plummeted while the doctor and I were in the room. The doctor looked right at me and said, "Can you take a look at her? Her systolic is 63!" I readjusted her BP cuff and...
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Epilepsy and night shift
    I started on carbamazepine, but had to switch to Tegretol XR (not available as generic) because of the side-effects of the same med taken without the extended release (lethargy and feeling 'dim')....
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  17. ADN in Minnesota?
    Wow. I understand these recruiters are in the business of *selling,* but I find lying to make a sale reprehensible, no matter the product they're peddling. You can, in fact, become an ADRN in...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN

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