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  1. Oregon LPN schools
    I know there are about 20 schools in Oregon who offer LPN programs. Are there any that should be avoided? Any that have a good reputation? Are they as hard to get into as nursing programs?
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. What would you do?
    I am a medical assistant, have been for 6 years and really enjoy the job. However the top income potential right now is around $18 an hour. I originally wanted to go into nursing but life and...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  3. 7 yo with Schizophrenia on Oprah
    There was a special on Discovery Health about the same little girl called " Born Schizophrenic'. Having a family member who committed suicide due to schizophrenia ( and two other family members...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. The Suicide Tourist
    One1's links giv there clearing verbage of the laws as they are now. Living in Oregon I see some of this first hand. At the Oncology clinic I work for our doctors are willing to write perscriptions...
    Jun 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. My Dad......
    Working in an Oncology office I can see some of your anxiety. These kind of issues can be very scary and emotional. But it sounds like the Dr.s are doing their research and finding what exactly is...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New Grad Jobs in Oregon???
    Welcome to Oregon. The major facilities in this area are OHSU, Providence Health System,Legacy Health System, Adventist, and Tuality. They each have several hospitals in the area. Online applying is...
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  7. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I have 2 gross out to add. The first being oral cancer pt. I looked like she had a giant white gum ball in her mouth. When i leaned down to get her vitals, the smell hit me. Litterally the smell of...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Curious About a New Procedure
    From an article I have ready- it is very new, in clinical trials, they are placing ports int the peritoneal cavity and the chemo is then infused to wash over the affected area. supposedly causes less...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  9. Funny Websites or Blogs With Nursing or Hosp Stuff
    I really like Dr.Grumpy in the House. It is really funny.
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Charting blood draws in an office
    We have a template "questionaire" that we do. We enter: time, R or L, ac or other site, # and color of tubes drawn.
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  11. How does your medical office flow?
    I work in a Oncology office so things may be a little different. -Walk ins- hate 'em, we have a triage nurse that can usually address most of the issues or triage them to schedule an appointment....
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  12. Any Oregon LPN's here
    I am currently a CMA looking into LPN in the future. So I have some questions: 1. Where are the nearest schools with LPN programs? 2. Are they hard to get into? 3. What is average pay for newbies?...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Curious
    A Dr. I work for was on Mystery Diagnosis.They came to our office and filmed the scenes of the patient getting care. They were very nice and asked lots of questions to get accurate information. It...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. MA verses LPN
    Advice from a CMA. If you want to be a RN eventually I would say go for the LPN. If you want to stay as an MA then go the MA route. It really depends on what your eventual goal is. Having been a...
    Apr 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    Working in an Alzheimers home you see some funny stuff. One day a little man calls me over " hurry hurry come quick". I come over by him and he lets a big fart. I busted out laughing.
    Apr 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. How many of your hospitals/clinics offer alternative medicine?
    The clinic I work at has a massage therapist come maybe once a month who does sliding scale fee. A lot of the staff get massages when he is here too. We also have a meditation room ( which no one...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. CPR certification
    I would keep up your cert. anyway, so it is one less thing to do in school. It is not too expensive through the Red Cross or other agencies.
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Heparine, Lovenox, Coumadin... which one?
    I am a CMA at a hem/Onc clinic. For the most part what I have seen is heparin is used mainly for emergency situations and maintaining central lines. Lovenox and Arixtra are often perscribed to raise...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Name a situation that is not your responsibilty...
    This is funny because where I work it is always the CMA's fault. We get blamed for some of the most rediculous things.A patient show up late it is the MA's fault for rooming them late. If I can't...
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. should rn keep medical assisting certification current?
    I would keep the license if I were you. You can keep cert. by doing home study courses which are about $50-$100 from the AAMA. Generally 2 or three courses for the total 60 CEU credits and you're...
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Insights from dogs
    My dogs and cat are really cuddly when I am sick. They stay near me all day. When my sister was pregnant her in-laws bassett hound would follow her everywhere. If she got up he was was up...
    Jan 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Does death have a smell?
    When I worked in Nursing Homes and even now as a CMA I could smell that smell and just know. It is a sweet syruppy smell. I have actually had two " prediction of death" dreams and the pt died...
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Near death experiences stories
    My husband was shot in the eye as a young kid. He remembers seeing a person in white on one side of him and a person in black on the other side and they were pulling him back and fort. He believes it...
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Most embarrassing thing that happened to you at work
    I have split my pants open at work. Luckily lab coats were available and I wore one for the rest of the day. When I work at a restaurant I slipped and fell right in front of customers. Also slipped...
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Wildest lab values you've ever seen?
    I'm a CMA at a Hem/Onc. clinic. We occasionallt see plt < 10. Transfusion time!
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion