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Woman dies from tap water netipot use

Rare brain-eating amoebas killed Seattle woman who rinsed her sinuses with tap water. Doctor warns this could happen again | The Seattle Times Moral of story: only use sterile water in a netipot!

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Nurses
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mzsuccess

Seasoned nurses really affecting my self esteem as a newer nurse..need to vent?

I work at a drug rehab facility. I have a great "lead nurse" But thing is she can uses her years of experience to constantly shoot down all of my ideas and suggestions. She points out wrongs...

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Psychiatric
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elizabethgrad09

Responding to psych patient requests/comments

The other day on a neighboring psych unit, I heard a pt tell his nurse "I lost my dog and I'm going to kill myself if I don't find him! I need you to search for him online!" I wondered what I would...

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LPN-RN
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Lpn2014

What do you do when your instructors are useless?

To make a long story short... BOOM! I failed my 2nd LPN to RN bridge course by 1%. I'm devastated, pissed, blah blah blah. Next day, I called my school and asked whats next? I was given two options:...

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Nurses
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VergoRN

Burning out

Hi there, I've been an RN for almost 6 years. I've worked in a few different areas trying to find my niche. I really enjoy patient interactions although I'm beginning to think that nursing isn't...

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Nurses
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heythatsmybike

Interview Process & Etiquette

I am currently interviewing for new nurse grad positions in the ICU. I am finding that no interview is the same and was looking for advice on some things. When is it appropriate to ask for base...

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Nurses
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Davey Do

Sitting in the Catbird Seat

"The catbird seat is an American English idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage in any type of dealing among parties......

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Educators
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BRN131417

Teaching nursing with a Ph.D. in medicine?

My husband has a Ph.D. in medicine and he is interested in teaching nursing (the more science-based courses like patho and pharm). He currently teaches undergrad and graduate biomedical science...

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Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Caught With Weed and Wants to Apply to Nursing School

Dear Nurse Beth, I have recently been freaking out about my future. So I was recently caught with less than a gram of weed. I just got a ticket and they sent me home. It is a drug misdemeanor and...

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Geriatric
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Valcorie34

Feeling lack of respect

I am really feeling a lack of respect at my work. I was hired from RN floor nurse work on a cart and charge nurse, into a manager (Rcm)role in July. Only every month it turned into just wait we need...

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Nurses
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bananabutter

nurse for 15 years and I feel like a fraud

I've been working in oncology for the past 15 years. Even though people tell me I'm a good nurse, I feel like a fraud. I'm not confident in the decisions I make (not in the day to day type of...

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Recovery
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N377311

To TPAPN or not...

Hi all, I'm need of some guidance, advice, opinions, prayer ... whatever you can throw my way. Recently terminated for a failed drug screen without disclosure of my poor judgment of using...

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Nurses
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murse27

Quit first hospital job after less than 6 months

Any nurses new to the hospital setting able to bounce back after a year or less of experience? I've come to accept that maybe the hospital just isn't for me. Long story short, I was not mentally...

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Nurses
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klone

More proof (in case you needed it) that HCA is evil

As someone with very close ties to the midwives, as well as the inner city OB patients, in Denver, this absolutely INFURIATES me. What the **** are they thinking?? ...

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Nurses
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spasta

Experience before Travel Nursing?

I eventually want to be a traveling nurse. Some agencies say that you can travel with as little as 10 months experience, however I do not feel like that is enough experience. I know that a lot of...

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Nurses
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Toaster2k18

Interview..what to do?

Hello, I got an email from the manager to attend for interview on Monday to which I agreed to. I am having seconds thoughts about going to the interview because I have a planned vacation in...

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LPN-RN
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I said Yes!!!

Its official!! I said yes I will accept the offer to join the Spring 2019 LPN-RN cohort. I am so excited and nervous. Honestly, I am having mixed emotions about it. Sometimes I wonder if I am...

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Nurses
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I alexis

Diabetic Medications and Kidney Failure

My doctor said that I was borderline diabetic and my sugars was elevated a little bit maybe 150.He wanted to give me this pill which I had never heard of. He gave me samples to try. At the moment I...

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NCLEX
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Nurse_ready

Failed NCLEX 2x help needed

I need some real advice/ help from my fellow nurses... I am coming to this site for advise on passing the NCLEX, I have taken it twice and did not pass both times. So please only respond if you...

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Nurses
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Should I be asked to get consent without the doctor?

I'm working in a non-teaching hospitals radiology department. Every procedure we do requires consent. In my past life of working in the ICU either the resident had to call the family for consent...

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