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  1. Advice wanted, as an older RN student, what thing should I NOT do?
    Don't drink with younger students when you have to be functional the next day. I could keep up with them but the hangover I suffered the next day was a lot worse than theirs :)
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  2. Concealed Carry for Caregivers
    Why concealed carry? Just have them sitting on your hip or slung across your shoulder. Maybe they could become standard equipment. Hospitals could start operating more like veterinarians and animal...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What's your side job?
    Main Job - Nurse Manager/Western person who deals with and talks to all other western people whether in anyway related to nursing or not. Side Jobs - Teach First Aid & CPR and Lifeguard courses to...
    Dec 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. termination or not
    I would doubt much can be done about it. When working in a different field I was out late one night having a beverage or two and I also seen one of my staff out. The next morning I arrived to work...
    Nov 27, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Best online sites for wound care education
    Try WoundsWest
    Nov 23, '15
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. I&O
    Add up what is going in via the IV for each hour. So mls per hour of fluid running, plus whatever else is getting put into them via IV or orally. Then take away the amount that comes out of the...
    Nov 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Products at work staining uniforms?
    Probably, it is full of chlorine.
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. submitting an anonymous neglect report
    Run away. It sounds dodgy and you wouldn't want to be caught in the middle of it if the xxxx does hit the fan. I am sure the extra dollars are not worth it. Make a anonymous report with social...
    Nov 11, '15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. please answer my question
    IELTS is what is used in Australia. But as far as I am aware as long as you can prove that all your schooling (primary and secondary) was taught in english there is no need for it. Best to check with...
    Nov 11, '15
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Stethoscope engraving
    Yes that is often the case with name badges. However, myself and other nurses I have worked with often just cover up the surname with a sticker. The patients don't really need to know your last name....
    Nov 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. legal question POA
    It depends on the situation and his capacity to understand it. It depend on where you are I guess. But in NZ, Australia, UK and a few others if the child is deemed "Gillick"Competent then they can...
    Nov 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Stethoscope engraving
    I would consider keeping it with your maiden (current name). Depending on where you end up working, sometimes you do not want patients knowing your full name. With all the social media etc it can be...
    Nov 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Depressed self-referral to ED
    I am in Cambodia, mental health is poorly understood. The police wouldn't know what else to do with them. if they were white they may just be locked up so the police can get a bribe to let them out....
    Nov 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Depressed self-referral to ED
    Yeah the restraints sound a little much, but at the end of the day both patient and staff were safe. I only wish I had some legal backing in cases like this. I have had to discharge 2 attempted...
    Nov 6, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. nursing volunteer work in cambodia/southeast asia somewhere?
    You really need to do your research on this. It is not easy to just come over here and help even though the need is high in some areas. If you don't speak the language or understand the culture it...
    Nov 3, '15
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  16. How do you help your suicidal patients?
    Hi all. I would totally appreciate any advice in regards to this subject as well. I am a NM at a clinic in Cambodia. Recently I have had two self harming cases. The one I had yesterday was a...
    Nov 2, '15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. How long is your commute?
    Around 25 mins to work and between 30 - 60 mins on the way home. Depending on traffic, flooding, funerals, weddings, protests, public holidays, someone in the Gov't that wants to go to the airport...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. EN to RN in New Zealand
    It would probably be best to ask the place in NZ that you intend to study at. They would know for sure and have all the details.
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  19. Just need to speak to a real person...
    I am from NZ originally. Not currently there though. Why would you think that you wouldn't be able to financially support yourself? I know nurses in NZ and they are able to feed and clothe...
    Sep 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  20. Check-In 2015 Spring New Nurse Managers
    Hey all, I have not been on here for quite some time. However I have been looking around for hints and info recently as I have just started a new position as a Nurse Manager. Just - as in 2 weeks...
    Sep 15, '15
    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. Possibility of Grad year in Aus reduced with a new family?
    Grad years are not compulsory so therefore they are not reduced for any reason.
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  22. Anywhere new Graduate Registered Nurse vacancies ?
    I will be applying for 2013 places soon. Everything I have seen requires Australian/NZ citizenship or Permanent Residency. Nil exceptions. You may have to forgo the Grad Program, which is not the end...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  23. 2 weeks now, still no call after my 2nd interview...
    Call the NUM and ask them directly what is happening. It shows you are keen and stops you wondering. I had problems with HR recently and they don't always know what is happening.
    May 29, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. What's the first thing you'll buy when you're officially an RN?
    Wow - What a wonderful wife you are :) For me I will be heading to Cambodia to do volunteer work, then saving the rest to help pay Med School for my lovely fiance.
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The Negative Effects of Foam/Alcohol Hand Sanitzer
    If you are not actually touching the pt when you deliver the trays I don't see the need to sanitise before and after every room. If you do not touch anything just set the tray down which is...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion