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  1. I was sent in first to evaluate the scene, I think I was sent in first to totally freak me out, and they succeeded. Hanging from a rope was a man I think wearing a diaper, panty hose, some kind of leather harness, and high society magazines all over the floor. It seems his fail safe mechanism, failed. Same week****************************************************** There was what they thought there was a hostage stand off, someone saw a woman through the window of a man's home and they heard loud fighting, Police were called. They stood off for about 6 hours, they heard a gun shot and they stormed the place and called called the M E, the man who lived there was in a woman's cow girl outfit and killed himself.
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    Test for College credit

    I did not explain myself well on my Clep EXam post, please read this link. https://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=55727 About CLEP Shorten your path to a college degree -- with CLEP! The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. Why take CLEP exams? By taking one or more CLEP exams in your strong subjects, you'll... Save time. Get college credit for what you already know. Be rewarded for what you've learned through independent study, advanced high school courses, noncredit adult courses, or professional development. Save money. Compare the cost of a CLEP exam, just $50, to hundreds -- even thousands -- of dollars in tuition. Make college more interesting. Move right into advanced courses. Graduate on time. CLEP can help you to the finish line if you're a few credits shy of graduating. Satisfy a proficiency requirement. Demonstrate you've already mastered the content of, for example, a basic math or language course. Great for dual-degree candidates or students just a few credits shy of graduation. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html
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    Difference between the ICU's

    TICU is strictly Trauma
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    Difference between the ICU's

    CCU nurses look at the monitor first then treat the patient SICU nurses treat the patient then look at the monitor, sorry an old joke. Medical Intersive Care are critical pateints (MI) who have things like liver failure, respiratory illness, Acute clean medical Crisis. SICU are strictly surgical and trauma cases, They have clean rooms and dirty rooms. CCU is strictly MI's and rhythm disturbance. CVICU is open hearts. Few Facilities can afford to split them though.
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    NICU vs PICU

    No one seems to want to answer. I would want to do Pedi ICU as well as NICU. I had Pedi dreams years ago, I did Pedi Oncology for 5 years. Talk about painting myself in a corner, I suggest you expand your area of practice for what ever reasons you want, just do it!
  6. Photographer. I learned in Crime Scene school how to use a manual camera. Now I do it for fun!!!!!!!!!
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    Night shift humor

    Never Never never eat out of a nursing lounge refrigerator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Who uses scalp veins in babies?

    Thinking more about this, I will never use a scalp vein at home. If a mom spikes a fever in Labor, the baby is put on 10 days of gent and ampicillin, 7 of which are done at home. Mom doesn't need to see a scalp vein infiltrate and have the baby's eye become puffy, I always D/c the scalp vein and and put in a peripheral cath.
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    Tell me I'll get over needle fear

    and gag you will so gut used to the idea of having to run out of a room, it is normal.
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    Large man wound care

    Originally posted by earle58 the snf that he's going to will probably order a psche eval. That is what is missing. SNF have little time to invest in his nonsense. They have taken care of worse. He will be put on as much medication as needed to stop him from shooting himself in the foot. The last resort for these people are colostomies to stop skin breakdown.
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    nurses will "eat thier young"??

    Unfortunately you are catching Young Nurses when they know everything, ask them, they will tell you. Older Nurses who have been around the block have seen everything, there is a big difference. In forensics we call it an arrogant phase. Humility will eventually come, I just hope not too late. I don't know if a student has a complete grasp of whether patients are in danger or not. Talk with the Licensed Professional you trust the most, they will guide you.
  12. I did very well with the Cleveland Clinic in Ft Lauderdale.
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    Relocation from London to Florida

    https://www.browardhealth.org/ This is your best start. The north Broward Hospital District. Good luck with your future plans, Barbara
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    Most commonly used drugs?

    ps, remember how ototoxic gent is.
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    Slaughterhouses, Mad Cows, and Public Health

    It says nothing of what is current, now I am finished with this. My family was in the Meat Packing business for 50 years, I totally disagree with all of this, end of topic.
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    Most commonly used drugs?

    I did High Tech Home health for many years. When a mom spiked a fever in Labor on the 3rd day the baby was sent home for IV nurses to do 7 days woth of Amp and Gent. Make sure you know exactly how ro draw Peak anf traughs