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  1. Pain medicine and bone mets
    OK, I posted this in the hospice section, because I am now a hospice nurse and this is a hospice patient. She recently moved from another state to be with her daughter and was transferred to our...
    Feb 6, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Pain medicine and bone mets
    I have a patient with lung cancer that has spread to spine. Pain is horrendous, any suggestions. Currently on Fentanly 100mcg, Percocet 10 (2) every 4hrs and Roxanol every hr as needed. Thanks for...
    Feb 5, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. What is the lowest HGB you have seen?
    She was in her mid 40's. Not much history. Had been feeling tired for awhile, went to her doctor a couple weeks ago, he scheduled cardiolyte (which she passed). That was done a week before I saw her...
    Jan 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. RN License plate
    In my state we can get an auto license plate that has RN with a picture of stethoscope on it. Today I learned an Lpn in my facility has one on her car. She is not in school to obtain her her and no...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Took Readiness Assessment
    Congrats and best wishes on taking the test. What was the content, I have been nervous about taking it, but since I haven't really done any basic math in years, that is worrisome. Thanks for any...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  6. Nurses fired for refusing flu vaccine
    Goshen Hospital Employees Fired After Refusing Mandatory Flu Shot (VIDEO) It sounds like the religion objection were their final hope. "I believe in God and he will protect me from the flu". Each...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  7. Perfect shoes for the "flat footed" male nurse
    Brooks Ariel for women, there's a Brook's equalivent for men, but don't know the name. It's the best Brooks style, but you could try others. I also like Merrell shoes.
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. What do I do now?
    My hospital hires student nurse techs. Same job as CNA, but you are more likely to get a job as RN if you were a tech, not always but it helps. Indiana also does not issue temp licenses anymore also....
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Corizon in Indiana
    Anyone work for Corizon at one of the correctional facilities in Indiana? Would appreciate info on company, pros//cons of working for them. Thanks,
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  10. CNA appreciation gift
    Thats a good idea. Thanks for replying.
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. CNA appreciation gift
    Any suggestions? I'm thinking either bath/body or flowers.
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Bedside Reporting starting Monday :(((
    We started bedside reporting a month ago and most of us now love it. It goes much quicker with less chit/chat. As nurses we don't seem to like change, but this really isn't as bad as you think. Give...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. What was the funniest/crazy thing you have heard another Nurse doing?
    When I was in nursing school many years ago, the student I was teamed with had a patient on a sips/chips diet. So she gave her a sprite and some potato chips!
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What was wrong with my patient??
    Do you work in a hospital? What was she admitted for? Was she on steroids?
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Defining nursing with a single word...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Trouble with lung sounds
    The best site I have found:
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. looking for advice, or mabey just an ear from those who understand
    I am sorry for your loss. It is a personal experience only which you can decide how long. Six months is not a long time. When my mother died, it took almost a year. Then 15 years later, I took a new...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Venipuncture
    First off relax, you have only been doing this for 3 weeks. The two most important things with venipuncture is vein selection and anchoring the vein. Take your time looking for the best vein. As...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. My achy breaky feet!
    So how long does it take to break them in? I have had for several months, but can only wear 4hrs at a time, then my feet just hurt and I have to change them. I really like them though and would like...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses entering their own eletronic MARS? ?
    This is like a step back. About 10-15 years ago we used to hand write the mars and it was never reviewed by pharmacy, but pharmacy reviewed the order. Do you work for a large facility? All I can say...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Sticky poop...I need some tips!
    Use just shaving cream, you can buy the cheap stuff and you need just a little foam, spread it, then wipe. Really works, used to use it when I worked and the nursing home and now at the hospital we...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. UAP d/c-ing peripheral IV's
    Our hospital allows trained techs to remove pivs. Never had a problem. On another note, had a patient about 10 years ago remove her own iv (being helpful) and she broke off the canula, it was a...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. AN store
    I was bored so went to AN store. I was really shocked to see candy covered sunflower seeds in an imitation pill bottle. There was another snack also. This so upset me to see candy items being sold...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing Administrator
    Usually you have to be a nurse at the bedside first and work your way up. You will also need a Masters Degree in Nursing to be a CEO of Nursing. You can be an Director of Nursing at a LTC with a...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. should I be concerned?
    You should have reported this to your supervisor. We cannot answer the question. Report it first thing in morning.
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion