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  1. Day in the life of a PHN??? Please respond.
    It's been a while. For those interested, an update. After 2 years with WIC, I will be transferring to our maternal/child health division. Unfortunately the WIC program's funding has been slashed and...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  2. Pt from Psych unit knew everyone in my community!
    You are operating under an occupational license which is public information. Not just some public, ALL the public. It is not your identity and information which is protected under HIPPA, it's the...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Blood typing at birth?
    Thanks for the info. Yes, it does answer my question. A nutritionist colleague asked me if she could call the hospital and find out her preschooler's blood type. I figured a cord blood sample was...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Blood typing at birth?
    It's been a while since my OB rotation and even longer since I had kids. Has it become standard practice to blood type newborns at delivery?
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. PHN Poorly defined and understood role
    It would be safe to say that I'm new to public health (less than a year) in a newly created position working for WIC. The primarily nutrition staff have a limited focus. Mine is broader. For example,...
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  6. PHN Poorly defined and understood role
    Has anyone found that your role as a public health nurse is a blurry one? Poorly understood by other non-nurses? In short, have you run into flack just performing the basics because non-nurse staff...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. young mothers and their children-Question for PHN
    Not in our state. Our public transportation is also being cut. Services aren't centralized either.
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  8. Day in the life of a PHN??? Please respond.
    Thanks for the well wishes. No, I will be the only nurse for this program. Without giving any identifying information, it's really kind of hard to address the question. Let's just say it's a medium...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  9. Does anyone else ever get tired of "stupid" nurses?
    I'm in the role of a government nurse in the field of public health. I'm being asked to dumb it down. Dumb it down??? Are they serious? Client: "What are you testing for?" Me: "hemoglobin."...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Being Sued / Losing License
    The fear for losing one's license is genuine in the hospital setting. Short staffing is the main culprit for the fear. It's one of the reasons I left hospital nursing. I've only personally know one...
    May 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. looking for my dream job...
    What you are describing sounds like an outreach coordinator kind of position. There is no actual hands-on nursing involved. It involves a lot of setting up tables at health fairs, some public...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  12. Job Interview
    Hope my PM gave you what you were looking for.
    May 13, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  13. Job Interview
    Hey Dimples. I know too many nurses who work ridiculous shifts, burning themselves out in micro managed short-staffed facilities and hating every minute of it. They do it because they got themselves...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  14. Acceptable sites for capillary blood sampling
    I think it's because my supervisor is not a nurse and if it's not "by the book" (the Hemocue book), she's worried that it is in violation of state protocols. I really need a nurse to be able to talk...
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Question for commun. health folks
    I'd say about half of our clinics have a doctor on the premises. Our health department is essentially nurse run with protocols for just about everything. I work in the WIC setting. We don't have...
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  16. Acceptable sites for capillary blood sampling
    Recently just started working with peds after years with adults. What are best practice sites for obtaining capillary samples for hemoglobin for children to 18 months? I know of the heel in newborns...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Professional/Personal Boundaries?
    Unless she invited you to contact her, I'm certain I would be very upset if I was contacted by a member of my treatment team for the purposes you intend. I would be fuming that my personal...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Math Problem Procalc I cant seem to figure out!
    Yes you need to know this but you will learn it. You did the right thing asking for help. And when someone asks you this question, you will help that person find the answer without an attitude.
    Feb 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Anyone from Mid-Atlantic states interested in sharing their snow storm stories?
    Got over 2 feet of the white stuff, a foot more than forecasted. My story's not too exciting. Traded in my hospital job for a M-F clinic nurse for the local health department. Downtown was cleared...
    Feb 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can I sign off on my own immunizations?
    I'm the only nurse in my department and will be administering immunizations to staff tomorrow. I just realized no one is available to vaccinate me. So can I sign off on my own vaccinations?
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. should nursing require a bachelor's degree for entry into practice?
    When it comes to direct patient care on the nursing floor, it's not the degree, it's the person who holds the degree that makes the difference.
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Legal?  new employer wants list of all meds taken and medical records
    The message from this employer is "I intend to violate your boundaries anytime, anywhere if it suits me. Personally, I'd rather work in a book store.
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How Violent is Your Unit?
    Several factors I can think of. Not holding on to patients beyond the window for a good DC, especially true in teaching hospitals. There is a window of opportunity. I've seen many decompensate and...
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Rower who lost legs to disease sues hospitals, doctors
    makes me wonder how many times I was joined in a lawsuit and didn't know it. Is that possible?
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. What kind of Degree do I need for Public Health Nursing?
    BSN is preferred in my county but I was recently hired with my ADN. I believe my experience was considered too which had two years in community health.
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing