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  1. Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

    As the above mentioned-I already fear more impaired drivers. You don't think for a second, do you that these people are going to stay home?!? Not a chance-even if they smoke in their own home, they will think how great it is! Wow-this is really cool!...
  2. I am curious.After having spent my life working in hospitals, then not working/moving for awhile, I want to look into a job in a drs office. I have very rarely seen positions listed on CL. Where do they advertise, or is it just word of mouth on the u...
  3. Is there any truth to this?

    Some of you need more education..... What were you taught about hypothyroidism? ? If your memory is shot I will remind you...one ss of hypo is low baseline temp. 96 is common. When that person rises to 98.5 that is like a normal baseline of 98.6 goin...
  4. I worked St Joe's on Woodward in the middle 80's. Post partum....would routinely have 10 mothers-some first day c-sections. Even though the nursery did vitals/assessment, we still spent time teaching/nursing, which in essence gave us twenty patients...
  5. Asked to work every other weekend, 16 hr. shifts!?

    This is an older thread.... And I am older and now more experienced...I also worked many many hours- my 12 hour shift routinely was 12-16-18 hours. It has been proven that any hours you work that is more than 10....subject you to making mistakes! I...
  6. Help from experienced agency nurses...

    Look at the copy of the paper you signed with the agency. It probably says (at the bottom I tiny print), that you may not work for any individual/agency for 6 months to one year after leaving the agency or you will be sued by the agency. Do not take ...
  7. Please help me out here. I am both newer to Texas and new to HH. My first HH job and I am shocked the first day! Mind you, I have been in hospitals for many years-ICU/THORACIC/ER... On my first day, when time for meds, I find out meds are already in...
  8. Wow! I used to work in Michigan. Sometimes 10 postpartum patients! Of course that meant teaching breast feeding moms, changing diapers, etc. the vitals were taken by nursery staff, but then the babies came out to us. Go Blue!
  9. Fiona, You are lucky! What province do you live? And, if it is not too personal, can I ask about how much in US dollars you spend a year to renew your license, or is it every two years?
  10. I do not hear much about Liability Insurance anymore. I have gone to part time Home Health. Nobody that I have asked has their own. Is this due to the Recession, or is it considered outdated now? You comments are welcome. and what you think about the...
  11. How do I find private duty work outside of an angency?

    I do not think it is wise to send out cards or any info when taking care of a pt or discharging them. That would be a conflict of interest and a good way to get fired. Not while the patient is on hospital property. A friend in Hawaii was recently fir...
  12. Yes, I finally got my license...but not after they said they had everything......and I looked up my permanent license number.....only to find out later that they never did change from the temporary to permanent. It was such a mess. I have worked a fe...
  13. I recently got my RN from Virginia license transferred to Texas (compact states). This was the most confusing, misinformed process I have ever gone through! I have had licensing in 6 other states. NOTHING has been such a nightmare. Please talk to mor...
  14. Men's incontinent brief

    My male patient uses incontinent briefs. He is sensitive to the elastic at the leg opening. So far, we have found none that have a cloth-like band at the leg opening.Can someone be of assistance regarding a product?This is an active gentleman.Thank y...
  15. PHES RN refresher course- do it!

    I needed to do an RN refresher course. I have some disability issues that made it a challenge to find someone who could accommodate my disability. Plus, I am not in Houston! Not to worry! PHES went the extra mile...several miles, in fact.. PHES was ...