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  1. Please help - diaper issues
    Maybe you can hand the aide te supplies and say "I need to look at little Johnny's sore throat, I will check on you as soon as I can" -- I worked as a classroom nurse/Paraprofessional, and we (and...
    Jul 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. 2014 camp work thread
    I just had Lymphadecectomy on my femoral/inguinal nodes for Metastatic Melanoma (had a tumor removed from that same knee 2 yrs ago) I am hoping to be able to return to Eagle Springs Programs again...
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Nurses and Dry Hands
    that bag balm stuff is a miracle cure!!! Not pretty by any stretch, but in the dark ages when i started in nursing, we had an old country doctor that would order that for severe excoriated bottoms!!!...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Crazy new school nurse sub situation
    I think you are doing as well as expected under the circumstances. I haven't run into this in school, but I have worked a camp situation where good information was lacking. All you can do is operate...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Head Lice - Protocol at camp
    That would be MY rule... call the parents, and home as soon as possible. I work in a school setting, and that is the rule. Once they have been treated, and all the nits removed, they may return.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. Special Needs "Classroom" Nurse
    I work in this type of situation... BUT I have 25 yrs under my belt. I agree that you should work some med-surg, or even LTC and get some practical experience, and confidence in your abilities first....
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. 2012 work thread
    Hi, All... My name is Faye, and I am working at a church camp in south central PA. I am the second nurse on site, I am an LPN, and the other nurse is an older RN. I had major cancer surgery on my...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. Some ideas about clothes
    I have a girl friend who is larger (she is very well endowed as well) and she shops Coldwater Creek and Lane Bryant. Good luck with your interview!!!
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Agency Tips
    I have done agency for 22 yrs, and have worked with a variety of agencies... My biggest pet peeve? when "confirmed" doesn't mean confirmed! I get a call, I take a bunch of shifts, I get a call...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  10. What do you go by?
    I work as a classroom nurse in an MDS classroom in an elementary building. Our building nurse is "Nurse Robin" since her last name is very long and could be difficult to pronounce, and I am "Nurse X"...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Is following a doctor's order "too many" narcs?
    i am currently a patient trying to get my pain managed... i had a golf ball size tumor removed from my knee, muscle flap, skin graft, and 2 snb sites in my groin and lower abdomen... i am 11...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Camera over each pts bed on the M/S unit.
    I will be a patient in the next few weeks... I would be VERY upset if I found out that they were taping me... What if I decided to scratch somewhere that one would NEVER scratch in public??? ...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Advice requested
    Thanks! Any info is a step in the right direction
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  14. Advice requested
    I know we cannot ask for medical advice here, but what I am asking is for general advice you would give to any patient who is recently diagnosed with cancer... I have recently gotten the diagnosis...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Anyone CHOOSE to work 2 different places?
    I have worked a variety of places, all at the same time, for the past 24 yrs... several agencies at the same time, and currently, part time in a school, part time teaching nursing assistants, agency,...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. is this a nursing trick you would use?
    BRILLIANT!!! I would have never thought to do this...
    Jan 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. what do you like and don't like about your nurse manager?
    I appreciate someone who understands where we are coming from... and as the previous posters have said, someone who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty if the need arises. I like working for...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. First Med Error Blues...
    take a big breath... there is not a nurse alive, that hasn't made some sort of med error in their career. You reported it... that is the most important thing... accepting responsibility!!! ...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are LPN's being phased out?
    Here in south east PA, many (most) of the hospitals have started phasing out LPNs... as another poster mentioned, they are looking for Magnet status...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Rant:  I will SHOW you where it is
    Ooooooh... that makes me want to scream as well... So many don't want to take a minute and think about themselves, or the next person to be in that position... Keep smiling... it will make...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "That's where they keep big needles to stick bad little boys."
    I work part time doing flu clinics and hear this... makes me want to stop what I am doing, and explain that I am the good guy... and educate the parents that they are only instilling fear in their...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why do you do what you do and DON'T do what you don't do?
    I am a nurse educator (teaching CNA's in clinicals) I love being able to watch them find their wings... they only see me for 5 days... but in those 5 days, they grow more confident every day. I love...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Computarized Med Pass in a  LTC facility????????
    I LOVE IT!! the system I use when I work as an agency nurse, has barcodes... it is a real joy to do the medpass there...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Work for a mass immunization company?
    Anyone who wants to email me privately may... This is my 3rd year with the company I believe you are talking about... and I LOVE IT!! There have been glitches along the way, but nothing that...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Seasonal flu shot clinics
    I worked for one the past 2 yrs... they took care of my taxes. There were a few glitches, but that is pretty much par for the course no matter what you do in life. I really enjoyed it, and have...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion