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  1. End of Life Research

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  2. End of Life Research

    Hello Nurses! I'm conducting a study with regard to nurses' comfort level regarding end of life care. This is a 32 question survey that will only take 4-6 minutes to complete. I would really like to target nurses primarily with med/surg/icu/tele back...
  3. Wearing gloves with HIV positive patients

    Sounds like the nurse was paranoid and probably a bit uneducated. I know sometimes it hard to remove certain stigmas when it comes to things like infectious disease when it comes close to home. Just as the forum mentioned already, no bodily fluids......
  4. NP School

    Not sure whether your employed within a hospital or not. Some hospitals have special programs that offer reimbursement pending certain requirements. My hospital offers NP programs every two years as long as they have enough students. Otherwise do you...
  5. I have not applied for CRNA but I'm not new to the struggles of dealing with exams. Just keep your head up high and not let it bog you down. If the will power is there, you'll find a way to get through it. If not, then there are worse things in life,...
  6. Big grey areas

    Yeah, I always ask the patient if its okay to give the results to tests now if they're within capacity. I remember sometimes I would ask the relative to hold on the phone while I put the patient on the phone to confirm it was the right person. Thats ...
  7. Big grey areas

    So I was speaking to a friend of mine about how to deal with phone calls from relatives of patients. What exactly constitutes a violation of HIPAA privacy? Generally I give people status updates and vague information like "they are doing well" or "th...
  8. Unions vs non union hospitals

    Thats a great point. When you work for management that is fair then the union is not really necessary and seems kind of superfluous. Ive worked in a unionized hospital for many years and it seems like with every contract renewal there is drama and ni...
  9. Nursing supervisors

    Whats your general opinion of them? Are they helpful? Do they general tend to blow you off when you need them for something? My experience various as to some are good and some are really awful. You can tell some of the interim nurse supervisors are j...
  10. Education and end-of-life care

    Home hospice seems like a great thing based on the idea and what i've heard. My experience is only limited to the hospital. I would think if you had a terminal illness and you didn't require much resources in the form of hospital equipment, you would...
  11. Education and end-of-life care

    So I remember that I didn't really have to much in terms of education about end of life care in nursing school. And if it was, it was probably covered in a lecture that was 5 minutes. I know this can be a touchy subject for many on both the patients ...
  12. Mine used to be borrowed constantly and I would have to constantly ask for it back. It would get lost by my fault admitedly and then return out of nowhere months later. Which would suggest it had been used by someone else. I had one patient (demented...
  13. A lot of us are hard on ourselves when we get out of graduation. We expect the training we receive to be sufficient and sometimes even management expects us to operate at a level we may or may not be at. Time and experience just like anything else h...
  14. Whats your favorite part of nursing?

    I think a lot of healing comes with just listening to people. People have to vent and that includes patients. They are probably at the worst and most scared. There is a sort of therapy by just sitting down listening to someone even if you don't provi...
  15. Whats your favorite part of nursing?

    You definitely get a lot of stories from being in this line of work. How many stories do you hear about performing CPR on someone in the bathroom and having to assist in an intubation on the women next door?