Lynn Casey RN

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  1. British Columbia Nurses may have Gov. imposed contract

    I am a nurse in NB!I am envious of your strike vote 96%!Wow!Our group here caved for a measly $1000 retro pay and terrible contract because they wanted an extra cheque for x mas!We'll never see that team effort here!I was so angry!You have my support...
  2. ?new weird flu?

    Thank You CEN35.Amazing diagnostic skills you have!My hubby has been diagnosed with Panic attacks/anxiety syndrome...and you were right,the spouse is the last to know(even if they are a nurse!)Looking back it makes 100% sense to me.In the last year w...
  3. ?new weird flu?

    Thank You CEN35.Amazing diagnostic skills you have!My hubby has been diagnosed with Panic attacks/anxiety syndrome...and you were right,the spouse is the last to know(even if they are a nurse!)Looking back it makes 100% sense to me.In the last year w...
  4. ?new weird flu?

    Thanks for the replies!Last night was the worst episode.He and I were watching TV,relaxing....then....BOOM!He turned sheet white,pupils like pancakes,sweaty palms,chest palpitations,and passed out very briefly.We rushed to the ER(1 minute away).There...
  5. ?new weird flu?

    Thanks for the replies!Last night was the worst episode.He and I were watching TV,relaxing....then....BOOM!He turned sheet white,pupils like pancakes,sweaty palms,chest palpitations,and passed out very briefly.We rushed to the ER(1 minute away).There...
  6. ?new weird flu?

    Hi!My husband had flu like symptoms for the last 2 weeks.Last Sunday,he almost passed out,had sweaty palms only,left sided chest palpitations and numbness both arms.(In the reverse order actually!)Anyways,he is a very healthy 41 y.o male,athletic,no ...
  7. ?new weird flu?

    Hi!My husband had flu like symptoms for the last 2 weeks.Last Sunday,he almost passed out,had sweaty palms only,left sided chest palpitations and numbness both arms.(In the reverse order actually!)Anyways,he is a very healthy 41 y.o male,athletic,no ...
  8. Positive work environment

    This is a hard one!I went to the CCU where I was going to work and had a look around.On outward appearances it looked great!They had made up poems about the DR's,had pictures of the group in extracurricular activities(ie dress up tea parties,beach pa...
  9. Yes! I use humour in every walk of life.I believe that it is especially important in nursing.I see all the time nurses that are so wrapped up in tasks that they forget the issue at hand is "this patient's life has been turned upside down".They forget...
  10. STOP THE FIGHTING

    Hi! I agree!I used to be an avid reader of this site and dedicated a couple minutes everyday to see the new stuff.I haven't been enjoying it as much these days because of the reasons stated above.I avoid it at work,I sure don't want to go looking for...
  11. Anchoring nasogastric tubes

    Hi!I am uncertain of the brand but our hospital has NG anchors.They are elastoplast bandages with a plastic clamp attached.Sounds like heaven eh?Well,it isn't.Our NG's are always falling out(But the tape stays!)This really sucks because some stuffy s...
  12. Why LPN??

    Hi Suzy K!I just read the boss's post and now I am really confused.I always thought the LPN was the same as an RNA here in Canada.RNA meaning Registered Nursing Assitant.Is LPN Liscenced Practical Nurse?Do they work under the direction of an RN?(ie R...
  13. Canadian RN's working in Canada

    Great answer snickers,you painted a very accurate picture!We have fulltime jobs at The Moncton Hospital for diploma nurses in all the ICU's and ER.Look up SouthEast Health Care's website.If you don't have critical care they have a 1 month course upon...
  14. How do you like them apples?

    Years ago my dad was in CCU .He is quite a practical joker.The RN on nights gave him a specimen bottle and told him to pee in it in the morning and give it to the nurse.He filled it with apple juice from his pm snack and put it in his bedside table.I...
  15. Catheter Clutz

    One night shift a coworker asked for my help after three failed catheter attempts with an 82 yo lady.In I went and she followed with a big flashlight.On the second attempt,I found it!As I was inserting it I contaminated the tip on her thigh.I meant t...