KMRN81

KMRN81

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  1. Interested in Hospice, coming in from a different field

    Hi there! Hospice RN for 5 years. It depends on the setting and acuity level of the hospice. In the home hospice setting, you will probably be doing lab draws, dressing changes, managing Pleurx and/or Aspira drains, inserting foleys, that kind of th...
  2. Hospice Nursing Support Group

    Hi all! I'm the admin of a hospice nursing support group on facebook. We share resources, clinical tools, ideas, and stories. If you're a hospice nurse, please feel free to join us! The group is closed and requires that you answer questions to join. ...
  3. I think clarification is needed on the type of suctioning you are talking about in order to gauge a more accurate response to your survey. For example, deep suctioning = mostly a no-no due to increased production of mucus from agitating the mucosa. O...
  4. Nursing school is tough! Some days you're just glad your socks match...or for that matter, that you remembered to put any on. Other days, you're falling asleep over your venti double soy latte, mumbling about beta blockers and bed baths. However, tou...
  5. Pure Wick

    I'm seeing this post so late in the game!! I work at an inpatient hospice unit and we use it for select patients. I LOVE this thing. First of all, as mentioned by some other posters, it's not for every patient (agitation/restlessness, frequent ambula...
  6. Conflicted with two offers

    I've heard great things about Kaiser. I hope you love it and best of luck! :)
  7. 8 or 12 hour shifts

    I prefer 12 hr shifts, hands down. The 8 hour shift nurses often leave around 5 pm, only to get stuck in rush hour traffic! No thanks! I love commuting during off-peak hours, and having 3 days off in a row helps me recharge and relax in between my 12...
  8. The every year Snow thread

    Just a lil funny for ya :) Most of us drove in on Friday afternoon and were able to get out Sunday night or Monday morning. The night shifters and some of the aides & kitchen staff dug everyone's cars out. We gotta take care of each other! Hope e...
  9. The every year Snow thread

    I live 25 miles from work. This weekend is my weekend to work (of course, lol). I'll be heading in Friday and will plan to stay all weekend. The stress of driving in the snow is worse than just sucking it up and getting to the unit before the storm. ...
  10. The same thing happened to me. Despite my workout routine & healthy eating, I gained weight. You may not have much luck dropping the pounds until you switch to days. Just an unfortunate byproduct of being awake at night and how it messes with you...
  11. Donate Blood - Become a Hero

    They don't want my perfectly good O+ blood because *gasp* I lived in England for several years and might have undetected *double gasp* mad cow disease (a.k.a. Creutzfeldt-Jakob). I've never been able to donate a single drop of blood my whole life, an...
  12. Possible Needle stick and I am 22 weeks pregnant

    Oh, I see what you mean! Different than what I expected! Hopefully it's nothing but a scratch from something else. Easier said than done, but try and relax a little. Whether you were scratched by a needle or something else, it can't be changed. I'm s...
  13. Possible Needle stick and I am 22 weeks pregnant

    You may have scratched your knuckle on the sharps box itself when prying off the lid. I probably wouldn't ever attempt to open one though, they aren't really meant to be r/t that exact possibility!
  14. Padding Your Resume

    After your first semester of nursing school, many states will allow you to become licensed as a CNA. For every one of my classmates who worked as a CNA in nursing school, we all transitioned into the RN role after we graduated. For those without CNA ...
  15. I don't want to be a nurse!!

    OP, that sounds like a tough situation, and I'm sorry you feel bullied into the nursing profession. I encourage you to to seek a career you would really love. Nursing is not the type of profession to get into if your heart isn't in it. I could give y...