xtxrn ASN, RN

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  1. #!@$ I hate cancer

    It's never easy- but with a kid, it's horrendous. I couldn't do pediatric oncology. Peds was bad enough. I've been through chemo, and while it stunk for the 19 months I was on it, at least I was "old enough" to understand the reasoning for the need f...
  2. St.Mary's or Good Sam in West Palm Beach???

    Maybe check the Florida forum... threads will be moved by staff to the forum where they are most likely to get the most exposure appropriate to the topic :)
  3. Is becoming a nurse for me?

    Personally, with the market being as is described by so many new grads here, I couldn't imagine recommending that someone take out loans for nursing school when the job prospects are so poor.
  4. If I talked to a specific supervisor, doc, or other nurse, by God their name went in the chart w/date and time. Period. If they are pertinent to the situation, they get named in the role they played. :)
  5. How do you take your meds when working nights?

    Maybe ask your doc for some suggestions.... not sure if this borders on medical advice. I know the dilemma - I take my meds as close to the same time as I can (no diuretics, but just about everything else in the PDR, ).
  6. Murray was a fool. Big difference I loved drug/alcohol rehab patients....yeah- they had some really hard times. But they knew what they were. And, imo- and ime, methadone maintenance is cruel for the patient who actually wants to get OFF of heroin...
  7. opinions please?

    OK....opinion on this topic. Why not do the ADN-BSN thing.... NOBODY CARES what school you go to ...if you pass boards you get a job (eventually).... it's not even on job applications. Never in 19 years of filling out and processing apps, did I EVER ...
  8. opinions please?

    Very good :) When I saw the title, all I could think of was that my present opinion on a totally unrelated issue isn't fit to print
  9. Pegnant Nurse in of help ASAP

    Wear a shirt that has the word "Baby" with the arrow pointing down.... if you're 6 months and nobody has a clue, you NEED to tell them. Either that or check to see if THEY are breathing - Should something untoward happen they need to be able to t...
  10. Is Med-Surg really a dead end?

    Ten pages of links- maybe you'll find some more opinions here :) https://allnurses.com/gsearch.php?cx=partner-pub-9350112648257122%3A0185952529&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=Is+med-surg+bad&sa=Search&siteurl=allnurses.com%2Fgeneral-nu...
  11. There are probably a million other nurses with the exact same things going on... and they get it done. Whether or not you WANT to live like that is another matter. Good luck. :)
  12. Sample nurse malpractice suits

    You'd be amazed at what fast talking lawyers can weasel out of a corporation. The truth is irrelevant. Period. I've been sued (along with another nurse, the DON and administrator). There was no negligence. I don't know what the settlement was. The w...
  13. In your opinion, which is more addictive tylenol 3 or tramadol?

    Tramadol CAN be very helpful for different kinds of pain. I'm in constant pain- no pain free days since 1996.... docs won't prescribe the Norco to take it enough to be pain 'tolerable' (I don't expect anything near pain free- that's just not realist...
  14. POA vs POAH....

    Right- my main point is to know the paperwork...:) Unless the POA specifically covers healthcare decisions, it is useless for medical decisions.
  15. In your opinion, which is more addictive tylenol 3 or tramadol?

    T#3....hands down. NEVER had a patent enter drug rehab for tramadol. I hear about the tramadol being taken off the market- first it was propoxyphene.. they're leaving few options besides the hard stuff- and then docs hate to prescribe that.... don'...