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    Quote from Jolie
    Not by any route. Chicken pox is not transmitted via week-old lollipop.
    I am not arguing with you about transmission by lollipop. I was simply pointing out that varicella is not solely an airborne disease.

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    Quote from Jolie
    from your source:


    Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus spreads easily from people with chickenpox to others who have never had the disease or received the chickenpox vaccine. The virus spreads in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters.

    Chickenpox can also be spread from people with shingles. Varicella-zoster virus also causes shingles. A person with shingles can spread the virus to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine. In these cases, the exposed person might develop chickenpox.

    How does licking a lollipop sent via the mail bring one into contact with active blisters of chicken pox or shingles?
    Certainly not by the respiratory route.

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    Striving2BG8 likes this.

    Quote from Jolie
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.

    Not so. Varicella is spread by contact as well, according to the CDC.

    The virus can also be spread from people with shingles by contact with the blisters, causing chickenpox.

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    Quote from poodloo28
    what would a bsn require?
    Depends on the school.

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    Quote from poodloo28
    hello, i am taking chemistry in high school and was wondering what things in chemistry will be useful in in nursing. I have heard that ph, and acid/base are needed but was wondering if anything with the elements or complicated formulas or dipole/bonds stuff would be needed in nursing?
    Thank you.
    A general familiarity with all of those things will help a lot with understanding basic physiological processes and diseases processes, as well as actions of medications and in understanding other types of treatments.

    Plus, it will help a lot when you go to get your PhD and become a nursing professor.

    Knowledge of chemistry is never wasted.

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    Quote from Cindyrella
    I just saw this article and oh my gosh...

    Authorities in Cleveland, Ohio placed a 200-pound 3rd grader in foster care. In your opinion, do you think this is ethical?

    IMO, I think the autorities were correct in taking the child. 200 pounds is just cruel.
    No, I don't think it was ethical to remove this child. I don't think there's any evidence foster care is going to make things better for him. I think they could have worked with this family instead of taking the child.

    The news story that was linked in the story you cited states that the foster mother is having trouble keeping up with the boy's appointments and they are thinking of moving him to yet another foster home.

    Wouldn't it have been better to provide the mother with a little more help in the first place?

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    Cuddleswithpuddles likes this.

    Quote from claudiap51
    I need help with formulating ideas on what i could do practium project on. i need to look at aproblem in nursing and look at evidence based practice and what it says about the problem and how it can be improved. Does anyone have any ideas, especially in diabetes.


    The best ideas usually come from a problem you've seen that interests you. You've got a good start because you've already identified an area of interest. What problems have you noticed in diabetes care or management?

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    Quote from nursel56
    Has anyone heard of the "wine steward" partier? A Foley catheter is inserted into a man's empty bladder, as much wine as he can stand (owie) is instilled, and he goes about filling wine orders sans the glass in a very unique way. .:uhoh21:
    I could have very happily lived the rest of my life without knowing this.

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    HisKids37, SE_BSN_RN, whereslilly, and 10 others like this.

    A little note to her manager describing your great experience would be awesome too!

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    Quote from jordanl
    Thanks for the response! I find the lab to be incredibley repititive and a little bit of a snore. I feel like I would like something with more variety. I feel like I'm on autopilot most days. Nursing seems like a good fit, but I'm a bit worried maybe its just the hospital environment I don't like? I also feel as though in my hospital the lab is a bit of a dumping ground for other healthcare workers. For example, I was up on one of our wards doing morning round blood draws, and one of the nurses had a nursing student with her and she tells the student "oh don't worry about here she's just from the lab, we consider the lab to be the bottom feeders of the hospital". I had to pick my jaw up off of the floor. I also want to add I mean no disrespect towards any nurses, as most of them are great.
    She really said that? As a nurse I was always grateful to see the phlebotomists on our floor, because I've worked at hospitals where the nurses had to do the lab draws on top of everything else and I didn't like it at all. So I'm really surprised a nurse would have that attitude.

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    Quote from jordanl
    Hey everyone, I have posted a few times on here regarding stuff sort of like this. I am currently a lab tech at our hospital. I really thought I wanted to be a nurse, and most days I still do. Then I look at how miserable my job in the lab makes me and it discourages me. Am I comparing apples and oranges here? Or if there some validity to thinking if I don't like the lab then I may not like nursing either? Thanks in advance .
    What is is about working in the lab that you don't like?

    You certainly have more options as a nurse. Way more options. But it's still healthcare.

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    Quote from Kiwidanni
    So I always wondered with the "K" stood for in EKG - considering it's an electroCardiogram (we call it - more accurately - an ECG here in NZ). Today I wiki'd it and discovered that the K is for the german version ... electroKardiogram. So congratulations America on randomly adopting a Germanism instead of sticking with the English version lol.
    Not random at all. It wasn't invented in the USA.

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    Rose_Queen, Altra, wooh, and 9 others like this.

    Quote from mindlor
    If you want to ignore me and look at me cross eyed when I ask for report or try to give you report, or if you want to just flat look through me as if I were not even there, then guess what?

    Do your own vitals!
    Do your own code browns.
    Make your own beds with the patients

    I will sit and practice therapeutic communication with them while you wipe them down.

    Now if you want to engage with me and show me a little respect/kindness then,

    I will do all your vitals.

    I will do all your code browns.

    I will make your life a breeze.

    The choice is yours.....
    You're not there for me. You're there for the patient.

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    Quote from 2011nursetobe
    Ok, so I know someone can get "colonized" with MRSA and it can be found out by swabbing their nares. Many of us nurses are probably MRSA positive if we all got swabbed. My question though, is what exactly does this mean? How would we infect others or become infected ourselves if it is in our nares? If we touched our nares, and then touched one of our wounds, would we infect ourselves with MRSA in the wound? I'm SO confused!!!
    We all have S. aureus on our skin, but some strains of it are resistant to certain antibiotics (MRSA). Handwashing is your friend. Getting MRSA in a wound may or may not lead to infection with the organism. It depends on how many organisms were transferred, and how strong the person's immune system is, among other things. It's like any other opportunistic bacteria: if it can gain a foothold and multiply, it will. If an infection occurs, however, it's just harder to treat because only a limited number of antibiotics will affect it.

    Best thing to do? Wash your hands!

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    Quote from I<3H2O
    We recently have "trained" every single RN on our floor to be the charge nurse. I (and a few others) feel this actually is counter productive. The boss looks at it like he never has to come in to work to be CN b/c there is always one available. We feel like there are "too many chiefs and not enough indians" (I know this is not "PC" but being Native American I feel I can use it LOL). There are nurses who have not enough backbone, experience to be the CN and there are others who should be the CN that aren't b/c the boss wants to make sure everyone gets a chance even though it isn't the best nurse for the job.

    Several nurses are judgmental of the one who is CN b/c s/he wouldn't do it that way when they were/are CN. I feel like we the boss has actually created a hostile work environment.

    So, what do the nurses of AN think about this situation?
    Where I work, it's in our job description that we are able to function as charge after (I think) 6 months on the job. I think that's a good thing. Not everyone likes to be in charge but it's important that they be able to step up when needed.

    Nurses being judgmental of each other and a hostile work environment are separate issues, IMO.