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  1. Questions- I just don't get it..

    I know very little about cardiac care (and I've never done hospital nursing) but I have a few questions google cannot answer... I thought why not try here ... Is the chest tube used post CABG the same type they use for a chest tube when they relieve ...
  2. I work as a case manager for a state program (first case management job so other "types" of case managers are new to me). In this state program, we follow those with disabilities so anytime one of our consumers is admitted to a hospital, we get invo...
  3. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,

    Thanks for the advice. That is the thing with law- it is up to interpretation and even the BON put that in writing when I asked for specifics. They also told me I can submit a declaratory statement to the BON for further review. Luckily, I'm still...
  4. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,

    Again, thank you steeleworks for your valuable input. You have brought up so many things I haven't considered yet... There is such a gray area in some parts of this. Sure a nurse can use their education to talk about healthy eating but at what poin...
  5. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,

    Wow what great advice. I strolled onto allnurses in hopes of finding some answers and sure enough, I am in luck! I've been searching my state's statutes and trying to figure out what is allowed in my state vs what is not (everything here needs a li...
  6. This is why I am an anxious wreck...

    I can't imagine how you felt but I can certainly understand your anxiety. I was in a situation like that a few times too. I came to the realization that it is MY license on the line and I don't play around with people's lives. If you are not getting ...
  7. Today after clinical I broke down in Tears!!:(

    Always carry a med book around and never give a medicine without knowing what it is for- follow that rule. The one time you stray from it, the patients mom, wife or someone will ask you what it is and what it should do and you will look like a fool....
  8. M.R.S.A or mersa?

    Mersa- American... I've only heard it spelled out a few times
  9. Night Shifters... How do you do it?

    Once I saw this question, I decided to post. I saw my husband less than before when I worked 3rd. I became a zombie during my days off and had no energy to even get up and play with my son. I would sleep in the day that my shift started and try to...
  10. no you don't have to respect the medicine at all. you have to accept it but you don't have to like it.. hence the ethical problems many of us deal with. some medicine does work and others are over prescribed or just prescribed for the hell of it. ...
  11. So Stressed & Aggravated At My Job

    So what if every patient decided to wait in their car? I'd have to admit it is much more fun to wait in the car and listen to music or chat on the cell phone. Should you stand in the parking lot yelling out names? How the heck do you go around loo...
  12. LTC interview update

    My last LTC facility had a standing order for neuro checks if the pt had a head injury. I would always call for an injury like that no matter what the hour.. a minor skin tear can wait until the AM. I call to save my butt even if that means getting...
  13. How much education to be a state inspector?

    In my state.. you need to be an RN with at least 5-8 years of experience (a BS counts for 1 year of experience and Masters is 2 years total). He still needs to work a regular nursing job for the other part of the required experience.
  14. Is It Possible An LPN Can Make More Then An RN?

    Some people are so annoying. No one is degrading an LPN in their post so cut out the "poor me" whining. She has the same experience as the LPN. As a RN, we go to school longe, held to a different, more involved job description AND home health agen...
  15. Advice- Non Clinical RN Jobs

    Hey there fellow EC grad :-) I actually couldn't stand bedside nursing anymore so I don't do it! I'm now a clinic manager so I still have patient contact but in a doctor's office setting...I don't plan on doing it forever. What about insurance comp...