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  1. CCU - Removal of Femoral Sheath by Registered Nurses

    I'm a newbie, so please be gentle! What is the difference between a femoral sheath and femoral line? Thought the sheath was an anatomical entity NOT to be removed. Or is the reference to removing a femoral sheath, actually the removal of the plastic ...
  2. Anyone getting the RN liscense plate?

    I hadn't thuoght of the idea, but Im proud to be a nurse, so why not display it? I do something each day to promote nursing as a wonderful profession, so why not have it on my car?
  3. Low rider pants on nurses

    I've got to weigh in here. We have a huge healthcare crisis in this country and around the globe, and nurses chose to talk about the advantages, disadvantages, pros and cons of low-rider pants? No wonder nurses aren't respected too highly:imbar Ple...
  4. NY Times story

    Sara, I'll be keeping your article; I've had a letter to the NewYorkTimes and one to Wash Post printed. Now its time to submit a few op-ed pieces. Nurses cannot afford to remain silent any longer and watch our healthcare system crumble, as we've to...
  5. Is Health Care a Right?

    KP, I like your reply about our making it a DECISON to afford or NOT to afford healthcare. Not having it is NOT an option for us. I have pre-existing conditions, and haven't worked for 2 years. Hubby lost his f-t job 6 1/2 mos ago and is freelanci...
  6. Is Health Care a Right?

    I've done a lot of thinking on this one. I don't think a universal system is the answer, as I've heard of people who NEED to see specialists or have procedures, to have to wait months or a year. Seems close to barbaric to me. I believe some care i...
  7. RNs! Vote in my poll! (Please)

    I took a review course, because the hospital who was doing the hiring at the tme, offered to pay for it. If I had it to over again, I don't know. I've been in nursing 20 years now, and can't remember WHAT I learned in school and WHAT I learned in...
  8. The solution to nursing problems

    rncountry, I was one of your original contacts, and I spread the word, and talked it up as far as I could. As I couldn't drive for a time, the work I did was all 'behind the scenes', and I know the change of approach to which you referred. I also a...
  9. Calling in sick: how do you decide?

    Youda, I agree with your staffing solutions. And, as far as the call-ins go, I remember the agony of 'stay home and get better', 'go in to work, not get better and spread my germs'. Back and forth I'd go, and on the days I finally felt it bett...
  10. The solution to nursing problems

    I've read some great ideas in the above posts. However, where was everyone at this year's Million Nurse March on Washington, at the Capitol Mall? I and others talked it up alot on this and other message boards, but when push came to shove, only the...
  11. bone cancer

    I'd agree with the others that bone cancer is often not the diagnosis; rather, it may be another cancer that has metastisized to the bones. Either way (and its entirely possible that it is bone cancer, soley), she should receive adequate pain contro...
  12. What comfort measures would you want?

    Well, as a former hospice nurse...... to start with, DNR/DNI (tatooed on my chest). I'd like to be cared for in home hospice by a team trained to care for terminally ill. Also, I'd like comfort measures only; not everyone has the same idea as to ...
  13. What is?

    Another form of Telephone Triage nursing is the on-call RN, who "triages" questions and decides from symptoms told and questions asked/answered what course of action to take. The course of action can be ER, home visit (I've come from a hospice backg...
  14. Positive Nursing Article

    Thanks for letting us know this; all nurses should know who positively portrays nurses in a good light, and gives us the 'warm fuzzies' instead of the 'cold pricklies'. Johnson and Johnson is also airing a commercial (don't know if its cable or net...
  15. Singing the "Burnout Blues"...

    Dear JeaneM, I think this may be what might have happened (and this is my opinion only), from my experience. In 21 years, I had numerous managers, and I can think of few who were willing to work with their staff to meet unitand patient goals. Staff...