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  1. Should I stay or go? 1st Year RN wanting to quit without another job in place.
    Never wipe back to front and never leave a job without another lined up.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Self defense and protection in a hospital.
    The only time it would ever be brought out and used is in an immediate life threatening situation. If I am in a life threatening situation and had to use a firearm then legal fees would be a...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Wrong fit or wrong career?
    It is very hard for me to imagine that there is not a great career fit for anyone in nursing. Nursing is so extremely diverse it is unreal. I personally work in the medical industry side of...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Self defense and protection in a hospital.
    I conceal carry a full-sized Kimber 1911 Custom Tactical II and my wife carries the Kimber pepper spray
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Port and TPN use
    Much of the home TPN use I have seen when I worked for Coram was not a continuous 24hr infusion but rather a 12 or 16 hour infusion so flushing BID was possible. Connecting and leaving connected...
    Oct 13, '15
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Arrested but not convicted
    I think it entirely depends upon how the situation was handled by you. You do not have to commit a crime to have your license suspended/revoked. In Arizona a married couple lost their license...
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  7. Can you get poked by removing an iv catheter?!
    Is it possible? I've heard of crazier things. Is it likely to pierce a glove AND your finger AND not cause any bleeding? No. What brand and size was the catheter?
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse used same syringe on 67 people at N.J. flu clinic
    The nurse worked for the biometric/vaccination/corporate health company TotalWellness. Its more akin to a registry company than anything else.
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Interview Question that has me stumped
    I would have personally first questioned what facility policy was, policy always takes precedent over guidelines (you said that but I would have emphasized the latter part of my sentence). The other...
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  10. PICC line: flushes, but no blood return
    Don't feel bad, if she works for an outside vascular access agency like I did then feel assured that she was well compensated for her time and expertise. I LOVED those kind of calls.
    Oct 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. PICC line: flushes, but no blood return
    Certain types of PICCs and some needleless access devices will have valves in them that will require a certain threshold of either pressure or vacuum to overcome the valve. It's not much though.
    Oct 1, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. PICC line: flushes, but no blood return
    My money is that you are having an issue with mechanical occlusion. Could be where the catheter is terminating, could be that it is looped or kinked within the body, or could be that it is kinking in...
    Oct 1, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Lose your license for administering a PRN med without a pain scale?
    The argument that you will "lose your license" is an old, tired, and silly scare tactic middle managers will use to compel their nurses to do something instead of just doing the professional thing...
    Sep 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CNA to RN
    My greatest regret is not going to nursing school immediately out of high school. If I had to do it over again I would get my CNA in high school, start taking some of my pre-reqs/test out of...
    Sep 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pros & Con's of baby making while in nursing school.
    Pfft, once they trust you with a rental car the next step is your AARP card and discounts at Denny's.
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pros & Con's of baby making while in nursing school.
    Nursing school is not easy, although kids are awesome I personally would not add a baby to you "things to do list." Most people wait until the second week of getting your first job to get pregnant.
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Firearms
    Considering you live in New York with one of the lowest gun ownership rates in the country, are clearly uncomfortable with firearms, and the state has a relatively difficult to obtain CCW I highly...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Firearms
    I see people riding bicycles on hospital property all the time :nailbiting: For those who lived and worked through the 80s and 90s there is a reason why there are laws regarding the fair treatment...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Firearms
    Feel better that most of those who I know conceal carry are former police and military who regularly engage in training. I know in most states, all?, that in order to get your CCW you have to...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Firearms
    Considering that 3,799 people were killed by means other than firearm in 2013 I would say yes, keep in mind that that is only the people murdered but that does not include all violent crime like you...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Firearms
    I already posted my personal reason earlier in the thread but "I personally carry a firearm like I carry a AAA card or life insurance. It's not because I am afraid or concerned that I will ever...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Firearms
    I am a firm believer that a privately owned company gets to make rules that are legal on their property. A privately held company is not the "community." I honestly do not know what...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Mandatory flu vaccines
    We simply don't know the long-term consequences, if there are any. Maybe there aren't! Maybe it's perfectly safe to shower daily for 20+ years of a nursing career and there is zero risk of negative...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Firearms
    I apologize if I sounded dismissive but it really is a comfort issue, a comfort issue relating to why and how someone else does or does not do something that has pretty much no impact upon you. ...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Firearms
    I strongly support your right to do or not to do what you believe in but wanting to force others to comply with what makes you feel comfortable is disappointing. Hopefully one day more will...
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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