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  1. California judge rules only nurses can give insulin to kids
    As the grandmother of an 8 year old diabetic I think ALL schools should have nurses. Not necessarily RN,but at the very least LPN. I don't particularly want anybody who isn't familiar with my...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. A Frustrated Nurse Writes About Poor Conditions in Evacuee Shelters
    What is this comment supposed to mean???
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A Frustrated Nurse Writes About Poor Conditions in Evacuee Shelters
    I was fortunate to volunteer at the PMAC in Baton Rouge after Katrina. The evacuees there were truly grateful for everything that was being done. We treated about 5000 people while I was there. ...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I am being written up!
    Why did your manager wait months to write you up and why were you written up? If the next nurse had checked her orders, she would have found the change and not made the med error. Yes, you made a...
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can i get all of your opinions? Confused
    this type of behavior is not acceptable nor should it be tolerated and sets me on fire. by asking this question, deep down inside you know the answer. how long have you been there? run now while...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Thank you notes to patients?
    Since your manager was kind enough to hand write 50, maybe she will volunteer to continue writing, handing them out, and collecting them.
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Drug rant: Legalized Dope Dealer, RN
    This is a battle no matter where you work. The difference is in admin's attitude. We have a new CEO and is 100% behind the docs when they determine that the patient is non urgent. If found to be...
    Sep 10, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. what did you learn in the real world that you wish you learned in nursing school?
    Just about everything
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Best Holiday gift given be your hospital
    What's a holiday gift???
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Gustav Roll Call
    Northwest LA here, just wind and expecting rain. The weather says 6-10 inches but as fast as it's moving, maybe just a good soaking. Keeping my fingers crossed because not only will my house flood,...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hurricane coming: evacuate or stay and work?
    tell your mom DO NOT TRY TO HEAD TOWARD MISSISSIPPI. Tell her to head north. The contraflow has started and she may not be able to get anywhere except stuck in traffic.
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Differences b/w rural hospital vs. a large city hospital
    I have worked in both and work in a rural facility now. I wouldn't trade the experiences I have in the rural place for anything. There are definite disadvantages to working in small places such as...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Charting Wounds
    Go to There is lots of helpful information on staging wounds on this site. We used it to revamp our wound care policy and protocols..
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How to dodge HIPAA?
    If he was there because of an auto accident, the police should have been aware or made aware of the accident. We have to call on all accidents,dog bites, crimes,etc unless the patient is...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Returning for my RN advice
    Why not try getting a job as a CNA and then work on going back to school? If you really did love it when you did it before,try it again. Then you can start taking classes one at a time and work...
    Aug 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is this illegal?
    In our state, it doesn't have to be posted and even if it is a relative of a board member will always win.
    Aug 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Keep your pants zipped at work-- Hospital wins appeal; OK to fire nurse for sex
    I can't imagine ANYBODY wanting sex two days post op anything. If he did have sex with her, he deserves whatever happens.
    Aug 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. EMS services, EMTALA, self-pay accounts
    I don't know about your hospital, but at ours there are two ambulance services in town and they rotate. We have contracts with both to carry self pays or whatever needs to be hauled if going to the...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. should i just quit?
    I am probably going to get in trouble for saying this, but you probably may want to try a less intense environment for a while. Try Med surg or step down until you get your skills and confidence up...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dig Toxicity
    My first question after making sure the patient is stable is "How did he/she become toxic?" Talk to the patient and/or family about his ability to take the medication properly and the importance of...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Acuity-Based Staffing?
    So, when Joint Commission comes through, what do you tell them when they ask if you are acuity based or numbers based?
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is there confidentiality in workplace.
    Just make sure you have a witness, like HR or somebody.
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Care Plans - What's their purpose? - What do you think of them?
    I do agree that care plans in nursing school are a huge pain in the you know what. But, when you get out of school they will still be lurking around We have computer generated ones that can be...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. In your experience.......when a seemingly "stable" patient tells you they are
    That is the kind of statement that will make the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. There haven't been very many times that a patient has said that to me that he/she didn't do their...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I Quit!
    Good for you!!!!! That took a lot of guts to go through with. There is no way that 2 licensed people can care for 28 patients in an acute care setting. The what if's are horrendous.
    Jul 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion