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OwlieO.O

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    What I Wish Would Change/Be Different

    I personally dislike patterned scrubs. Nursing has come a long way in being looked at as a profession. However, patterned scrubs in my opinion don't help this. At the very least I will wear solid scrubs because I care about my own professional image.
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    Are You a Scrub Hoarder?

    Nope; the only reason I own scrubs is because my school requires a certain color and patch. Otherwise I wear hospital scrubs exclusively.
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    Male student enters OB room. What do you think?

    Sounds like you could sue. Just cause you're a male doesn't mean you don't get to take care of women. I was in OB helping with a pelvic exam and ROM not too long ago. No issues.
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    Doctoral CRNA programs

    With CRNA programs going from masters to doctoral, what differences is everyone seeing? Is the education more focused on greater physiology/pathophysiology or nursing theory?
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    Physical exam on women

    Will do. Thanks!
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    Physical exam on women

    I agree. Confidence helps; it's just taking time to develop it!
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    Physical exam on women

    Makes sense, thanks! Just trying to be more careful than not.
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    Physical exam on women

    Makes sense. And yes, I wouldn't be discriminating on gender, just generally more comfortable doing assessments on pts. of the same gender.
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    Physical exam on women

    Checking integument as a head to toe assessment in general - in a recent case for rashes to screen for Steven Johnson syndrome. Thought I'd cast my net here for a more diverse response before asking my clinical instructor. If it's not necessary to inspect the whole integument during a head-to-toe, then why do we do so at all unless otherwise indicated?
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    Physical exam on women

    Hey, everyone. So I'm doing clinicals in the hospital now and I'm having difficulty. I'm finding it difficult to initiate physical examination of women (as I'm a male) that incorporates observing or touching the breast tissue and perineum. I personally believe that it isn't a big deal d/t it being necessary for proper medical and nursing care - however I just seem to not be able to get over the hurdle and put these beliefs into practice. I feel like I'm not shy, but rather nervous about them questioning why on earth I have to be so invasive and believing I shouldn't be doing such a thing. So does anyone have advice on gaining more confidence with doing these invasive assessments on the opposite sex?
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    Mens nursing shoes?

    I wear these: Amazon.com: ECCO Men's 571004 Classic Moccasin, Black, 45 EU/11-11.5 M US: Loafers Shoes: Shoes I went from danskos to these because I kept almost braking my ankles in the danskos and they are too heavy to wear around all day. I don't do running shoes cause blood and fluids drain through the mesh and onto my feet.
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    glove allergy

    Please speak to occupational health - both at clinical sites and at school. They should have non-latex equipment available. That isn't just for gloves, but other medical supplies you should be coming into contact with.
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    Clearing lines for pump.

    Interesting. Yeah, we always squeeze the drip chamber while the line is clamped. How does it work then with no cassette? I think my hospital is getting new pumps. I wonder if they'll be these.
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    Clearing lines for pump.

    Yeah, for some reason they got mad at me for back-priming. Seems simpler to me, but oh well.
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    Clearing lines for pump.

    I just figured it out. You can back-prime into the drip chamber of the piggy-back. Got it!
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    Clearing lines for pump.

    Oh, plus I like the idea of doing anything other than NS, LR, or whatever for other meds cause they usually need to be diluted, and I can stop line A if they don't need diluting.