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  1. Hospitals discriminating against medical conditions..?
    I asked the state BON of my state, which has medical marijuana and the response from them was that as long as MJ is schedule one and is federally illegal, it will not be allowed as medication for...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Under the knife... again
    Hello fellow nurses! As you may remember, I have severe Osteoarthritis as well as Rheumatoid arthritis. My knees are really awful. I generally use a cane as an assistive device due to left kne OA,...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Employee vs Patient: Do you receive care where you work?
    One nice thing about being treated at "your" hospital is that the staff caring for you, knows you and, in my case, they new they better dot their I's and cross their T's, becasue I expected the same...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. From the files of "You can't make this up".
    [QUOTE=BostonFNP;8668034] When questioned about her concerns regarding addiction, she responds "my best friend is on Suboxone and she is having a hard time coming off it". Best friend is...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. I paid 200 dollars for pvt
    wow, really, risk $200.00 for what may or may not be accurate. You guys would croak a few years ago when it was an easy 6 week wait to hear. NO PVT, NO rapid results, orwhatever that is, and NCLWX...
    Aug 28
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Cra Cra co-workers
    I have worked with many nurses that are, well.......interesting to say the least. i worked with one male CNA, a very good CNA, however he continually griped about whatever his work assignmnet was....
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Your worst nightmare
    Ok, Nursingaround's name should be foolingaroundwithyou all. I don't see any lessons for today in the story and as a PP said, too much info is missing or inferred to really determine what occurred....
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I'm a sexless nurse
    I have to admit, that when I first saw the title to this thread I'M A SEXLESS NURSE, I wanted to say, "Oh you poor dear, I bet you can find SOMEONE to change that". OR, what sex would you like to...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Most Ridiculous Med Order
    I woke a dr up at night once for a Pain med. He ordered atropine, even spelled it slowly for me. I called him right back and asked him if he meant Demerol and he said oh, yeah, what did I order? ...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What kind of job can I get with an ADN but no license?
    I am a care coordinator/case manager I have an Associate degree, however, I do have 15 years in hospital and 8 years in LTC experience!
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Now THAT'S a lab result
    13 month old with a heart rate per EKG of 345 beats per minute. Digiitized, sent to cardiac, had undiagnoses cardiac issues resulting in corrective surgery. Baby is great now!
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Rn: what's your typical daily routine
    first things first! Prioritize. First thing in the am would be glucose monitoring and insulin, then your AM med pass. OR, if it is early enough, maybe some treatments while the resident is still in...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. This week, I learned..... (6/6/15)
    [QUOTE=Dogen;8537703]I had a patient with an inverted penis. Maybe this will help... I made a peace sign with my fingers, placed them on either side of where his penis should be, and pressed in,...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Mental math very important in nursing?
    with VItal signs it is easier to simply count the pulse or respirs for one minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MATH NEEDED!!! you can spend 60 seconds with a patient. Even if you did the pulse, the respirs for...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Working with injury
    I worked on a busy med-surg floor with a boot shoe and badly broken 2 toes. It can be done.
    Jun 10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  16. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    I had a sweet confused gentlemen try to "outsmart" the doctor doing his assessment. this is the conversation: Dr. What day of the week is it? PT: a weekday Dr: what month is it? Pt: a summer...
    Jun 4
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    any updates?? getting worried !!!!!
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I failed my preemployment drug test :/ what now...?
    and unfortunately, even though you are not employed, they CAN and WILL most likely report to the BON that you failed the drug test. Be aware that BONs may not notify you for several weeks to a month...
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. "Male" nurse?  Le sigh.
    When I hear "femaile doctor" I think of an OBGYN and NOT that the Doctor is female..
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Application for Endorsement
    In New Mexico, I know, they will NOT accept a transfer etc if you are in any disciplinary program. This was true two years ago, so it may have changed.
    May 22
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Managing Patients on the Outside of Hospitals
    Also, no matter what services we offer, it is up to the patient to take part in them or not. Sometimes all the teaching in the worls and all the support in the world isn't going to convince the 28 yr...
    May 18
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  22. rheumatoid arthritis
    I am aorry to hear of another RA Warrior who is a nurse. Nursing is tough enough on the old body without RA!!! I was not diagnosed until a year ago, but I worked with dx of OA since 1986. For 15...
    May 18
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Legal responsibility to perform CPR?
    Just a word of advice.... if this is your real name, or close to it and your real picture, It is probably best if you change your naem andyour avatar on this site as anyone can read it, even...
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Positive Drug Test
    When I was on Probation doing the testing, etc., I was given a HUGE page of things to avoid that would show up as positives and basically my program stated they didn't care if it was due to...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Do you have AS or USpA?
    I have RA and osteoarthritis and have really bad knees and ankles/feet. I had to give up on floor nursing after 20+ years and moved to Care Coordination, and I love it. When I worked, I took...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities