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  1. More RN's in Ontario nursing homes?
    in my area of ontario, i know that there are fewer rns available. with ltc facilities needing rns around the clock, they are having a hard time finding them. some ltc places are continuously...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. CAWC S-Series
    Is anyone attending this educational event next March? [FONT="Comic Sans MS"] Karen LadyLurker
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Health care in Canada
    A couple years ago I developed a blind spot in my field of vision. After seeing my regular eye doctor immediately (Wednesday), I saw a specialist within 2 days, on the Friday (I waited because of...
    Jun 6, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Need advice re:LTC in London ON
    i'm sorry it escalated so quickly in hospital, my friend. :o i suggested to kidsmom that she look at various threads here, as i have always seen that support is readily given. the poster implying...
    Jan 27, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. What's the dumbest remark you've heard yourself make...
    LOL!!! I didn't cook supper that night... I informed him that I don't cook for anyone who has an autopsy report with their name on it. :lol2: Karen
    Sep 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. This just infuriates me!
    About scheduling surgery.... up here in Ontario, we generally go on a wait list for just about everything except emergency surgery. I had no idea when my first arthroscopy(knee) would be scheduled,...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What's the dumbest remark you've heard yourself make...
    this isn't something i said, but rather my husband. he had had a biopsy done on an area of his back, and wanted to call the MD's office to see if the results were back yet. he was all cheery...
    Sep 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What would you change about your scrubs?
    :yeahthat: I'm tired of patching that area, cuz it's never smooth, then I have material rubbing me.... I'm hitting the point of TMI. :uhoh21: Inseams about 32" on UNtapered pants, with elastic...
    Sep 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. looking for lpn scope..
    avoid the whole lpn scope issue by completing your RN. :) :loveya: everyone says HEY! Karen
    Sep 3, '07
    Forum: New York Nursing
  10. looking for lpn scope..
    Vida, was the scope in Canada much different from the NY state scope of practice? When I read that, I was thinking that you had much more latitude up here... And I miss you... you are a FINE...
    Sep 3, '07
    Forum: New York Nursing
  11. Collapsing Colleagues?
    Last week, a PSW told me she didn't feel well, and then vomited in the nurse's station, just as we were getting our residents into the dining room. Thank God, she was able to tell me about the...
    Aug 30, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Vanderbilt Pay Scale
    I'm sorry for this thread hijack.... I just wanted to say that my Mom *still* praises the nurses at Vanderbilt who cared for her mom over 20 years ago. Gramma died there, from liver and lung cancer,...
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  13. What students need to know
    [font="comic sans ms"]i sincerely apologize. i did rant, and it wasn't called for in this thread. [font="comic sans ms"]and may i say that i very much appreciate students who are understanding...
    Aug 10, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. What students need to know
    We get PN students, BScN students, and PSW students, and these apply to all.... The staff at our facility are there for the *residents* of the home. They are our priority. We realize that you are...
    Aug 6, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Soft Scrubs
    the microfibre scrubs from are fabulous, feel like silk, wash like a rag, need no ironing.... but don't breathe well enough to wear in the heat of summer. i love the scrubs, but i...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Whats with the scrubs?
    :confused: Huh? I didn't get the feeling that the poster had a "desperate need of alcohol" or was "unhappy" with their work..... Sometimes a shift sucks... no matter how much you love your job...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Things you wish you could say to your co-workers...
    To say to a co-worker.... "You are barely 3 months into your pregnancy. The baby is NOT kicking so hard that it makes you vomit. The baby is not yet large enough for that. You, on the other hand, are...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How much does your state charge for your nursing license?
    You only pay ONA if you are a member.... I am not, so I save the union dues. And I'm not a member of RNAO, and never have been. My workplace reimburses me for 1/2 of my license cost, since I am...
    Jun 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ABC  or 123
    the majority of our meds are given in the dining room or adjacent lounge, so working alphabetically is much easier, especially for new staff. our individual narcotic sign-out sheets are with each...
    May 24, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. ABC  or 123
    just to throw a different opinion into this... we've always done it alphabetically at my retirement home. and it works for us. we just move bins around in the med cart when needed, and if we...
    May 20, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Can anyone tell me what a HCA or PSW scope of practice?
    I work with HCAs, PSWs, and degree RN students hired as "care attendents". They provide most of the hands-on care that our residents require: AM/HS care, baths/showers, mouth/denture care, transport...
    Mar 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Would you recommend nursing to your daughter?
    No. She is, however, going into Health Information Management. But I'd never want to see her going into nursing. Karen LadyLurker <who actually loves her job, and loves being a nurse, and...
    Mar 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Banning Crocs?
    our facility policy states "closed toe and closed heel shoes only" for all personnel working on the floors. no clogs of any kind. the health and safety committee agrees with this policy. i too...
    Mar 15, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Would you put your family member in a LTC facility?
    Are LTC facilities in the USA *that* terrible??? I'm not saying that all LTCs in Ontario are fabulous-great, but I wouldn't hesitate to admit my mom or dad to a NH here. In fact, my parents have...
    Mar 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any new grad Ontario LPN'S in retirement homes?
    "all hell breaks loose..." yep, i just worked that kind of evening. ;) karen ladylurker
    Mar 9, '07
    Forum: International Nursing