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    Care Partners?

    Has anyone here worked for Care Partners? Specifically in Ontario? I've heard mixed reviews.
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    Care Partners?

    Just a visiting nurse in the community. Glad to hear positive feedback. Fingers crossed. I only applied yesterday.
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    Care Partners?

    Thanks for the reply. I did spend 8 years as a PSW in the community before I was an RPN so I am used to the sights ( and smells) of the community. You never know what you are walking into. I feel fairly confident of working on my own since I have over 10 years of experience. I am considering giving community a try. I just quit a retirement home job that was a nightmare. I'm still trying to find something that is the right fit for me.
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    Care Partners?

    Did you enjoy it? Were they supportive?
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    Orlando Tragedy - "Why Does It Bother You So Much?"

    The horror has nothing to do with the fact that it was an attack toward any certain community. The horror is because it was innocent human beings being slaughtered. It doesn't matter what their sexual orientation was. They were human beings. My disgust lies with the US allowing these firearms to be sold to any schmo off the street.
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    A Newly Defined Type of Constipation: Opioid Induced Constipation

    Since when is it "news" that opioids cause constipation?
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    Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

    I hope that you don't allow your personal beliefs get in the way of educating your patients about vaccines.
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    Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

    Have you ever watched this:
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    Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

    Oh she would find an article on the internet that would back her up. I pointed out to her that there were some childhood illnesses that were coming back due to people not vaccinating hteir kids. Her response was that these diseases come in cycles and they were due to come back anyways. Sigh.
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    Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

    I would love to foreword your post to my oldest sister. However I know I would just be starting a war. She is a staunch advocate of the "vaccines cause autism" camp. Yes she can claim to know people who had perfectly normal children and when they got vaccinated - POOF they became autistic the very next day. I think we could reason with these people until we are blue in the face and they will not listen. Fortunately she is not a nurse.
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    Nobody Likes Me. Everyone Hates Me.

    .... guess I''l go eat worms:roflmao: I am mystified by people that complain that their instructor/charge nurse/coworker isn't warm and fuzzy all the time.Not everyone is going to be wonderful and love you to bits. But you have to learn to work with these people and "play nice" even if they don't. and yes, if you are feeling overwhelmed or dumped on you have to speak up. I think sone people just feel they are being persecuted no matter what.
  12. I just say " I have to get back to work".
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    Nursing Schedulers / Staffing Coordinators

    We have a Central Scheduling office with three employees that takes care of most of the hospital.They are not nurses. They are trained on the job. They do an awesome job.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Yeah I was thinking stripper.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    I have a friend that teaches Grade 8. She had a student named Bunny Delight.And she was a ditzy blonde.How nice. They gave her a stage name.
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    Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?

    This topic was already discussed ad nauseum not to long ago and it got into a mud slinging match. Let's not go there again.
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    LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

    Atcually I think we may have RPNs in dialysis too.They will call in RPNs for upstaffing if ICU is busy.
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    LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

    As far as LPNs being phased out of the acute setting again it depends where you are. I am an RPN in Ontario and utilization of RPNs in acute settings is actually expanding. At the hospital where I work RPNs are in almost all areas except ICU and dialysis and RPNs out number the RNs on three floors I have worked on.
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    LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

    Sorry.I meant in this article.
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    LPNs: Myths and Misconceptions (Part III)

    Usually LPNs don't resent RNs,that's true, but you didn't mention that some LPNs are perfectly happy as they are and have NO desire to become an RN some day. :)
  21. Thanks so much.I have always wondered about scopes in other areas.
  22. Yes you are right.For example RPNs( the Ontario term for LPNs) recently became able to take care of and access PICC lines.I don't know if this something that LPNs can do in the US but it used be something we couldn't touch.We have RPNs in pretty much every area of our hospital except for the CCU. Our RPN courses are 2 years full time.Mine was actually 5 semesters with about 1200 hours of clinicals.
  23. One thing the article didn't mention was the length of LPN educations and how they vary.I am an RPN in Ontario and our programs are two years long.Excellent article.
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    Tattoo cover up

    It is no problem where I work. Several coworkers have visible tattoos and a couple have multiple piercings (ears and noses).One even has the tragus of both ears pierced.My charge nurse has a bery large tattoo on the calf of her leg and she wears capris in the summer to show it off.
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    Morphine dose in vial?

    A bit off topic but does anyone see much use of PCA ( patient controlled analgesic) pumps in chronic pain patients? Many of the patients that I care for have a PCA ordered if they are getting frequent PRN morphine (usually palliative or fresh post op patients).