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    Black Plague

    Black Plague

    The Black Plague has been in the news recently, with a couple in China having contracted the highly deadly disease.

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    Nurses
    Reasons To Become IV Certified

    Reasons To Become IV Certified

    Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) is the infusion and/or injection of substances through the venous system. In this article, I will explain why nurses should be certified and the benefits of obtaining…

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    Nurses

    I Made A Mistake

    Let me start with my background. I’ve been a nurse for almost three years. I stared off on a trauma/surgical step down unit for a year- only left to relocate closer to home. From there, I went on to a

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    NP

    5 8s, no thanks!

    Question: I am an FNP student who actually likes the idea of a three or four-day work weeks. I know retail clinics offer 3 10s, but they are every other weekend (which I dont want). I know there are u

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    Nurses

    It's Driving Me Crazy

    The assignments at my job are never made in time to look up patients before the shift starts. Is it like this everywhere? I cant stand going in not feeling prepared.

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    Nurses

    LPN to RN woes

    I have a little dilemma. Im finding it really hard to find the drive to go back to school for my RN. Ive only been an LPN for about a month, and I know I want to get to be an RN as fast as possible, b

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    Nurses

    How to effectively delegate in nursing on a unit

    Hi everyone, Im a new RN but not a recent grad. My experience includes 7 years being an LPN and 4 years working in the lab at a hospital. However, Im currently having difficulty in delegating tasks on

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    Nurses

    What would cause this?

    What would cause bloating prior to death? I tried to look up this answer on Google but I can’t find an exact answer. Patient was at home, said didn’t feel well & then a family member told me that

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  2. Operating Room

    Facing my second major cardiac surgery in 3-years :(

    Background: I wrote an article a little over a year ago about what Being on the table taught me about treating on the table. I was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome as a child and required an AVR in Sept

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    Recovery

    Maximus diversion program says inpatient treatment for 30 days

    I have been in the CA diversion program for 3 months. Got a positive PEth test and now they say I need inpatient for 30 days. I’m not in the program for alcohol or narcotics. Problem is I have a 7 yea

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    Nurses

    Quit my CNA Job ???!

    Hello all! I’ve been working as a CNA on the west coast for almost 2 years now! I love being a CNA! I became a CNA with the goal of gaining healthcare experience for PA school. I made that clear to my

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    Relations

    What should I do when I am not appreciated on my unit

    I have noticed that nurses all over the world have similar problems with not being appreciated from all angles. For example, some say sometimes they feel discouraged and unappreciated by families, man

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    School

    Any Advice?

    I am exploring School nursing K - Sr. High. What would your 1 best piece of advice you would give a nurse new to this specialty? What ailments and issues will I likely see the most? Do you have a Log

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    Stress 101

    Depressed and Suicidal at work

    I’m at a loss for what to do anymore. I’ve been working as a nurse for 6 years now; next year February it will be 7 years. Been in CT surgery icu for 2 years now. Also I have been studying for my Mast

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    Students

    My Parents are Nurses and Don’t Support My Withdrawal from Nursing School

    Hi all, I joined this forum because I am in desperate need of support and advice. I am a nursing student in an LPN to ADN program. Both my parents are nurses, I have several family members who are als

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    Nurses

    Potentially Hypochondriac Sister

    I am looking for some advice, and also just to vent. I am pretty sure my sister is a hypochondriac. She has been diagnosed with a few psychiatric disorders, though other than OCD, she will not actuall

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