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    Nurses with newborns at home

    That's a very good idea! Unfortunately I work on small units of 18 beds, and the only shower is for patients, so I wouldn't want to use it for myself. ? And since I float, like I said, I don't have a locker. I'm thinking I may put my pump bag in a ...
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    Nurses with newborns at home

    I just logged onto this forum after a long time away from it in order to see if others are in this same situation! Thank you for posting! I have a 9 week old (full term) and am going back to work in 2 days. I have a husband with some underlying healt...
  3. I have always wondered about this myself. As a hospice nurse we often give a LOT more doses of comfort meds than is typical for non-hospice patients. I used to be very uncomfortable with this, and this is where it's *very* important to document what ...
  4. A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating woman in a vegetative state who gave birth last month at a Phoenix health care facility, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Wednesday. Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse...
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    A nurse with a difficult name??

    I have a "nurse name" that I use only at work, and otherwise I am called by my real name. While I expect people in my life to learn and say my name, I don't expect that of sick people or stressed out people. Nor do I want to have to explain my name b...
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    Walmart cashiers wearing gloves?

    I asked one of them why she was wearing gloves and she said it was to protect her nails
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    Allergic to cats in AL, what can I do?

    I am also not giving medical advice here-- just sharing my own experience. When I was hired to hospice nursing I was originally going to work both the inpatient units and home setting for our company. I told them I won't be able to visit homes with ...
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    Something that has been eating away at me

    I agree with comments above and wanted to add: Document the heck out of the situation as you communicated with the doctor, what they said back to you, what you observed that they did, and how patient responded all the way through your shift. It cover...
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    Weighted blanket "to prevent contractures"?!?!?

    1. Is it possible that the wife misunderstood the rationale behind the weighted blanket? For example maybe the hospice nurse told her to use rolled washclothes to prevent contractures of the hands, and the weighed blanket might be soothing.I can only...
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    What Can be Done

    This is a wonderful article! I found myself going back and remembering my own version of the patient you described above, with a similar history. My patient had a severe anoxic brain injury at the age of two. When I cared for him he was in his 20's, ...
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    I Desperately Want Out

    In addition to the great input you've had from other posters, I was thinking that could very well be the actual job making you feel depressed, OR it could be that you are changing phases in your life from student to full-time working adult. I know fo...
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    The Bucking Bronco in Room 116

    My heart goes out to you. I think that eventually most of us will experience a situation where we have to choose between our deeply-trained desire to follow doctor orders, and to put our jobs on the line in order to save our patient and/or our licens...
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    Jahi McMath is finally at peace

    For those who have been following this saga . . I'm glad she was finally allowed to be at peace. Jahi McMath, girl at center of brain death debate, has died after surgery, family says | Fox News
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    It Never Occurred To Me.

    Wonderful!
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    Death's Perfect Timing

    Ahhh so wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I am a hospice nurse and I have seen some amazing things that make me (and my co-workers) believers in powers that are outside our human understanding.