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  1. Oregon LPN schools

    I know there are about 20 schools in Oregon who offer LPN programs. Are there any that should be avoided? Any that have a good reputation? Are they as hard to get into as nursing programs?
  2. What would you do?

    I am a medical assistant, have been for 6 years and really enjoy the job. However the top income potential right now is around $18 an hour. I originally wanted to go into nursing but life and other things got in the way,so I went to MA school. I am...
  3. 7 yo with Schizophrenia on Oprah

    There was a special on Discovery Health about the same little girl called " Born Schizophrenic'. Having a family member who committed suicide due to schizophrenia ( and two other family members diagnosed) is was very hard and emotional to watch. I to...
  4. The Suicide Tourist

    One1's links giv there clearing verbage of the laws as they are now. Living in Oregon I see some of this first hand. At the Oncology clinic I work for our doctors are willing to write perscriptions for these patients to take at home on their own by t...
  5. My Dad......

    Working in an Oncology office I can see some of your anxiety. These kind of issues can be very scary and emotional. But it sounds like the Dr.s are doing their research and finding what exactly is happening. You sound to be very attentive and not jum...
  6. New Grad Jobs in Oregon???

    Welcome to Oregon. The major facilities in this area are OHSU, Providence Health System,Legacy Health System, Adventist, and Tuality. They each have several hospitals in the area. Online applying is the fastest way to get your resume in.
  7. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?

    I have 2 gross out to add. The first being oral cancer pt. I looked like she had a giant white gum ball in her mouth. When i leaned down to get her vitals, the smell hit me. Litterally the smell of death coming out of her mouth. The second is anoth...
  8. Curious About a New Procedure

    From an article I have ready- it is very new, in clinical trials, they are placing ports int the peritoneal cavity and the chemo is then infused to wash over the affected area. supposedly causes less side effects that systemic IV chemo.
  9. Funny Websites or Blogs With Nursing or Hosp Stuff

    I really like Dr.Grumpy in the House. It is really funny.
  10. Charting blood draws in an office

    We have a template "questionaire" that we do. We enter: time, R or L, ac or other site, # and color of tubes drawn.
  11. How does your medical office flow?

    I work in a Oncology office so things may be a little different. -Walk ins- hate 'em, we have a triage nurse that can usually address most of the issues or triage them to schedule an appointment. You could appoint one person to deal with all walkins....
  12. Any Oregon LPN's here

    I am currently a CMA looking into LPN in the future. So I have some questions: 1. Where are the nearest schools with LPN programs? 2. Are they hard to get into? 3. What is average pay for newbies? 4. Where are the most jobs? ( LTC,SN,hospital?) 5. An...
  13. Curious

    A Dr. I work for was on Mystery Diagnosis.They came to our office and filmed the scenes of the patient getting care. They were very nice and asked lots of questions to get accurate information. It was fun seeing it on TV.
  14. MA verses LPN

    Advice from a CMA. If you want to be a RN eventually I would say go for the LPN. If you want to stay as an MA then go the MA route. It really depends on what your eventual goal is. Having been a CMA for 5 years now.I am happy with my choice. School ...
  15. Share The Weirdest Reasons Patients Push The Call Light

    Working in an Alzheimers home you see some funny stuff. One day a little man calls me over " hurry hurry come quick". I come over by him and he lets a big fart. I busted out laughing.