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  1. Bite Release Pressure Point
    You could try punching them in the face repeatedly until they let go. It worked for me.
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Doctor texting order turned into a nightmare
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Keeping Patients Out of Hospitals: A Private-Sector Approach to Health Reform
    "Elderly account for 70% of healthcare spending and 80% of that is in the final month of care. HealthCare Partners is somehow getting their elderly population to choose home and probably hospice at...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. A Call to Action from the Nation's Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
    Well, don't sweat it, because civilian ownership of automatic weapons has been effectively illegal since 1934. Don't look now, but your ignorance is showing.
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Nurses stopping for an accident scene - topic revisit
    That's the problem. Nurses (unless they're former Fire/EMS/LE or part of a flight program) haven't got the training to be "safe" at an accident scene. You don't know what you don't know, unless you...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. National Certification for PICU other than CCRN
    Not that I'm aware of. Classes (ENPC, PALS, etc.) but not professional certs. Why don't you want to get the peds CCRN? If you're not caring for adults, you 'll have to let your CCRN adult lapse...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Nursing Students That Are Dating
    Meh, don't sweat it until you get there. It might not be that bad. I see posts like those here all the time about how people had NO time in nursing school, and that was not my experience at all. I...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. D5w KCl IV fluid in hyperkalemic infant
    Well, first let's address your question about giving potassium in hyperkalemia. It may sometimes be appropriate, even life saving, to supplement K+ in someone with a high serum potassium. The most...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Signing out medications for my manager.
    If he doesn't have access because, in his words, "it would be a conflict," and you're circumventing that... how dies that make sense?
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Malpractice Insurance
    Proliability.comTheir plan's endorsed by AACN and they're underwritten by a MAJOR insurance company that's very well thought of in the business.No one in insurance has ever heard of NSO, and I don't...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Jon Stewart Puzzled Why Combat Medics Can't Apply for Nursing Jobs
    It's not a domestic problem, it's a military one.Both medics in the interview had their EMT-B certificates from the military. They can go work as an EMT when they get out. The problem is that...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Check Up: Obamacare vs. Romneycare: Any real difference?
    None of it is healthcare reform. It's all health insurance reform. As long as both sides are willing to sell out to big insurance by keeping them in the mix, things won't get better.
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. John Muir Fall 2012- New Grad
    The great irony is that while visiting this page, I see this at the top: 11361
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Travel assignment at Oakland Kaiser...wanting to live in San Fran
    Should probably add that I had my med/surg and peds clinicals at Kaiser Oakland. I also have a good friend who works in their ER, and have taken my father-in-law there for care. Overall, folks seem...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Travel assignment at Oakland Kaiser...wanting to live in San Fran
    Don't let Oakland scare you. Like any urban city, there are very bad areas, very nice ones, and everything in between. Kaiser Oakland happens to be (as the previous poster wrote) right on the edge...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Can i do just 75 questions for 6 hours?
    I can recommend you not become a nurse, if this approach to your licensure exam reflects how you handle challenges.
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    I disagree. I don't think patients making requests for nurses of a certain race are different from those requests based on sex. These are often emotional, not logical, requests. If we accept...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Forumla for change in Serum K related to change in pH?
    Does anyone know or remember (I believe I saw it in Laura Gasparis' CCRN review videos) this rough formula to predict the change in serum potassium given an anticipated change in pH (all other things...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. John Muir Fall 2012- New Grad
    Count yourselves lucky. The way I hear it, things have been spiraling at John Muir for almost a year and a half. Evidently, yesterday they announced to staff that they're going to be laying people...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Is It Just Me?
    Yeah, what you said. I knew I wanted to be a flight nurse, so I'm left my first nursing position (Adult ICU) after only three years to work in a Peds ICU. I'll probably only be at this position...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Confused between school and preganacy
    If you want to get an abortion, get an abortion. If you want to have the baby, have it. There's no easy answer, take your time and decide which one is right for you, absent any outside influences.
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. New in ICU... I'm scared I'll lose my license
    First thing's first: your fears are completely normal and even beneficial at this stage. They're going to help keep you sharp while you slowly close the experience gap that you're struggling with. ...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Nurses aren't supposed to,lol
    I wonder how well received a sexist joke would be on this board if a woman were the butt of it?
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. 100k salary?
    It also depends on what area of the country you end up working in, since there are wide variations in salary and cost of living from region to region.I made $106,000 in my first year as an RN. That...
    May 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion