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  1. It really doesn't matter if he is putting on makeup or lipgloss or perfume. And if you're going to get on his case about toning down perfume, you'll have to make sure you get on all the other kids too, as ALL jr. high kids wear WAY too much perfume ...
  2. Morphine and End Of Life

    I have held medications when patients have had respirations of 6-8 per minute. I had one recently who was snowed on dilaudid q 3 hours ATC and we backed off, gave a long acting med (methadone), and she woke up :) So there are times when it is approp...
  3. Why are patients...?

    Why does everyone have to die at 2:00 AM????
  4. "Tramp Stamp"....heh heh heh.....thanks for the new term! :)
  5. Am I the only one?!!

    Instead of taking it out on the coworkers who are sick, blame management for not planning ahead and having enough folks available just in case someone has to be out. There are some of our coworkers who abuse the system, I know. But so many times th...
  6. So many misconceptions from medical people who SHOULD know better...so take the time to learn, those of you who feel that we must keep people alive at all costs and we are killing them if we withdraw nutrition and hydration. If someone is dying and t...
  7. Nurses who steal narcotics....

    I agree that once someone crosses the line and steals drugs from patients, it's time for him/her to rethink careers. I have issues with letting these nurses come back into the 'fold' because there is a HIGH probability that they will do it again.....
  8. Second career nurses: Do you like nursing better?

    I was a high school teacher for 12 years before I went to nursing school and have been a nurse for 5 years. I love what I do, and I'm not sorry I switched careers. I miss all the vacation time teachers have, and I miss the retirement I could have h...
  9. blank signed scripts

    Our office used to do that, and I was never comfortable with it. There are many things that can go wrong. The powers that be decided that maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all and scrapped it. It can be a pain to try to get meds for someone i...
  10. What grosses YOU out?

    Vomit. Sympathetic vomiter here, and it's REALLY hard to hold back! I'll do poop any day over vomit :)
  11. Just for a laugh

    Made me chuckle! I'm sorry, but I just don't see how this is offensive. Someone somewhere will ALWAYS find something to be offended by......we can't stop getting older, so we might as well laugh about it. I know the current generation of increasin...
  12. Is Accelerated too hard if you have a family?

    I did my program with a 2 year-old, and it was not easy at all, but certainly doable. It was intense and required that my husband take a huge portion of the childcare and home care duties. It was good for us because it was 14 months. A traditional...
  13. Natural remedies at end of life???

    I had a patient who was exactly like that, and he told me that morphine is actually a relatively 'pure and natural' drug. Did he take it? No. But that was his choice. He had a pretty bad death, but it was HIS choice all along. He was a homeopath...
  14. Prescribing narcotics to drug seekers

    I have to question what 'wanton' prescribing of narcotics means.....in order to curtail what some may feel is a 'wanton prescription of narcotics' YOU WILL BE PROHIBITING THOSE THAT NEED IT FROM GETTING IT. Think about that before you call in the tr...
  15. Prescribing narcotics to drug seekers

    How do you know they are all drug seekers? Sometimes frequent fliers use the ER as primary care, and if they have a chronic pain condition, then you WILL see them all the time. There are people with chronic pain that is not adequately controlled wh...