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  1. The soul crushing part about nursing
    Codes were started many years ago for SUDDEN UNEXPECTED DEATH and in my opinion should remain so. We have gone from one extreme to another-- not all for the good of our patients/ residents.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you have to be certified to debride wounds in a hospital?
    I live in Canada and would have to look up Standards of Practice for each province and they may be different regarding this issue. Then each facility may approve or not approve nurses debriding...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    Hi RN Chaos You are the kind of nurse that we need !!!! caring and conscientious--just learn from this experience. There will be many more such experiences during your nursing career-- just learn...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Day shift vs Night shift
    I believe that it is an individual decision-- some people love nights and others dont--- I think that you will have to try it for yourself to see what happens with your home life and if you like...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Asked to start a new graduate discussion group
    I think that "working together and how to ask for or where to get help" are two areas that could be used to start a discussion. Very basic however sometimes difficult to do as a new staff member in...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Elderly Are Devalued
    FORTHELOVEOF LTC needs nurses like you!!!!
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. The Elderly Are Devalued
    I treat and care for everyone the way that I want someone to care for and speak to me-- the elderly deserve our respect!!!! and mostly we need to remember that many of them cant help themselves or...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. The Elderly Are Devalued
    I am Canadian however your comments apply to my experience too. I worked in acute care for over 40 years and have to admit that I really never thought about how nursing in LTC could have many...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Trying to rearrange/prioritze my schedule each night
    Hi I do understand your problem. I have been a nurse for over 40 years and have worked in LTC for the last 5 with years of experience in acute care, and several as a nursing professor at at...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  10. How does inexperienced RN do ER?
    Take some courses like ACLS ATLS or TNCC to show that you are interested in this specialty.
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Long-Term Care Nursing: A Specialty In Its Own Right
    Barbara-- You are right on-- that nursing in Long Term Care is a specialty of its own and requires special assessment skills and understanding. I worked in acute care for over 40 years before going...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. My first patient death
    Hi__ I think that you did very well and did all that you could. I have been a nurse for 47 years and death is still difficult-- usually because of pain or family that are left behind to grieve. At...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. What are your tricks for leaving work at work?
    go for a walk or a run if possible
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Hi just divide the topics into small parts so that it isnt so overwhelming-- write a plan of what needs to be reviewed and a time frame to study these topics--- have been a nurse for more than 40...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. What personalities traits are necessary for success and happiness in nursing?
    sense of humour-- especially being able to laugh at yourself!!
    May 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession.
    If money is the reason that a person wants to be a nurse-- it shows in the care that is given to the patients/ residents/ clients!!!! Sure money can be a consideration however if that is all that...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession.
    I wanted to be a nurse from the time I can remember-- had a fantastic role model-- she died at age 43 from Ca of the breast. I have never regretted my decision to be a nurse and after 47 years in...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Don't you just hate it when you are scheduled to work on a holiday?
    I love working the holiday days--- depending upon which area you work -- can be very quiet and usually no management staff working or for instance, ER can be very busy. As a manager always nice to...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work
    yep and coffee breath too
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurse Educator without nursing experience.. (?)
    Experience is a must-- not fair to students even if you are very BOOK smart----knowing how and actually doing are not always the same so to be fair to yourself and your students-- try to get in some...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Overwhelmed
    You should hold you head up high since you have finished your nursing course.. Often others do not know the responsibilities and time contraints placed on us as nurses and how this affects every...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion