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    My First Shot!!!

    I'm in my 2nd semester. Hardly anyone gets to do anything in the first semester but wipe butts lol
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    PDA use for nurses?

    I have a Palm Tungsten E which was about $199 and came iwth a free aluminum carrying case. It had about 32MB of memory on it, but I got a 512MB expansion card for about $35 from Staples. I think it works great.
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    My First Shot!!!

    Thanks for the commentsn and encouragement guys. Yeah, my instructor had thought I gave one before. She helped me with the G-tube meds then she goes "Okay, well, you know the shot goes in the abdomen 2 inches from the umbilicus, so go ahead, I've gotta help another student." then she left. I didn't even know how to get the goofy cap off the needle, but my floor nurse helped me with that, then I gave it no problem. Then I turn around and houskeeping had pulled the sharps container to change it, but she hadn't come back yet. My FIRST shot and housekeeping decided THEN to pull the sharps container So I capped the needled by the one-handed scoop method and walked outside. She was coming down teh hall with a new one and saw me standing there, so she held it up so I could drop it in. Like I wasn't nervous enough LOL
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    My First Shot!!!

    Did it today. I was nervous too. It was a pre-packaged Lovenox shot. The patient's skin was thicker than I had anticipated, but I got it in enough, and all the medicine went in. No blood, no casualties :roll
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    PDA use for nurses?

    I'm a first year student and doing my med surg rotation. I have a Palm Tungsten E and I use it constantly and would be lost without it. Besides the calender, calculator, and addressbook in it, I also have Davis Drug guide, a medical dictionary, and nursing diagnoses software that includes outcomes and interventions. I would normally have to carry at least 6 books around clinicals without this thing, but it fits right in my pocket. I also have a digital bible downloaded with a daily reader so I can do devotions between classes
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    I heard somewhere that flushing pills

    Those plastic pill bottles dont break down...they'd last like 1000 years in a landfill. I think its called the media stirring up a frenzy...they do that here about once a year too.
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    Out with "Nurse" In with...?

    oooooohhhh....now you're making my heart flutter
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    Should nurses have MSNs

    Yeah..I thought the hatparty smiley would be an indicator
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    Out with "Nurse" In with...?

    Don't worry Angie...I've always had a thing for girls in scrubs, with sweat beading on her forehead and hair starting to fray out of its ponytail. :w00t:
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    Should nurses have MSNs

    While I've come to the conclusion that ADN nurses kill more patients than BSN...then BSN's kill more than MSN's and ADN"s kill WAY more than MSNs. Thats a lot of dead patients. But wait a minute, most MSN nurses don't do beside nursing...but thats still NO EXCUSE!! GUN'S DON'T KILL PEOPLE ADN'S KILL PEOPLE!!! Tim (ADN Student)
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    I think I'm gonna be sick

    Thanks Futurenrse...I've kind of been doing that already. I"m gonna find the sylabus and the point scale and add up exactly what I need for a C and keep a runnng total. I think that will help me too.
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    This is sick

    You know, there isn't any need for sarcasm or rudness, it was a question. Did you read all of my post and any of posts after? I'm quite aware of the differences in TV and reality.
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    This is sick

    i attended a seminar on this stuff a few years ago. assisted suicide is a doctor or someone providing a fatal dose, but the patient adminstering it themselves. euthanasia is the dr himself adminstering the fatal dose, though they sound pretty much the same to me. one interesting point one psychologist brought up who'd done a study on it said that most of the terminal patients he'd interviewed stated that their wish to die was more influenced by a. the feeling that their families wanted them dead sooner (financial reasons, etc) and b. depression. not that its not normal to be depressed, but hte point he was getting at was, by legalizing this, theres too much propensity for abuse. people shouldn't be euthanized becuase junior wants mom to die before his inheritance is spent.
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    Concerned about this and other sites

    Why would a bankruptcy be relevant to getting a nursing license?
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    Prayer and well wishes needed

    Dear Father in Heaven, Be with these injured children, comfort them in their time of need, lay your healing hands on them so that they migh be well. Be with their families and the members of this town. Comfort them that they might know you are in control Lord. All is possible through you. I Jesus' name, Amen.
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    I think I'm gonna be sick

    Thanks Leslie. I bought a book called "Physiology Demystified" and that helps some, but doesnt' go quite as deep as what he covers. Thanks for all your help. :kiss