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    OldDude reacted to jeastridge in Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize   
    Well said. A trip like this helps us re-prioritize our lives and examine again what is truly important.
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    OldDude got a reaction from pixierose in Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?   
    I'm sorry things haven't worked out in accordance with your expectations. But I'm wondering why you only want to hear from people who share a negative experience such as you? How will that help you to move forward? Not to be mean but...
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    OldDude got a reaction from /username in Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize   
    I think this paragraph encapsulates, to the core, and exemplifies all that is "good" in humans. You went over with the intentions of doing good, helping those less fortunate than you, and you did that...but, you likely came back having "received" more than you gave and, YES, that change and bigger vision you speak of will continue to grow through you going forward. So, your "mission trip" only began in Belize but will have limitless effects and will never really end. "Good" on you!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from TxRn408 in Diabetic question!   
    One word...CPS...no wait, that's 3 words.
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    OldDude got a reaction from juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP in What would you do   
    Since insulin is lighter than water I'd place the patient in the Trendelenberg position so the insulin will rise to the patient's feet and thus be absorbed over a longer period of time...🤓
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    OldDude got a reaction from pixierose in Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?   
    I'm sorry things haven't worked out in accordance with your expectations. But I'm wondering why you only want to hear from people who share a negative experience such as you? How will that help you to move forward? Not to be mean but...
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    OldDude reacted to Jedrnurse in No More TB Tests?   
    Thanks! (Although the test sounds like some new Power Ranger...)
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    OldDude got a reaction from yaRNthrower in Why two weeks?   
    This is a pretty good theory!! I'm not convinced a louse would lay an egg on a cold inanimate object but if they did, I'm not convinced you keep your house at a constant 98.6 degrees...otherwise it seems feasible - move over Bill Nye the Science Guy!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from NutmeggeRN in Diabetic question!   
    The only other thing you can do is follow the current management plan. If you don't hear back from CPS you could certainly follow up on your report "regularly." You know...squeaky wheel.
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    OldDude got a reaction from pixierose in Anyone else regret becoming a nurse?   
    I'm sorry things haven't worked out in accordance with your expectations. But I'm wondering why you only want to hear from people who share a negative experience such as you? How will that help you to move forward? Not to be mean but...
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    OldDude reacted to Euro_Sepsis in What would you do   
    It depends: is it closer to the start of my shift, or toward the end?
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    OldDude got a reaction from juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP in What would you do   
    Since insulin is lighter than water I'd place the patient in the Trendelenberg position so the insulin will rise to the patient's feet and thus be absorbed over a longer period of time...🤓
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    OldDude got a reaction from yaRNthrower in Why two weeks?   
    This is a pretty good theory!! I'm not convinced a louse would lay an egg on a cold inanimate object but if they did, I'm not convinced you keep your house at a constant 98.6 degrees...otherwise it seems feasible - move over Bill Nye the Science Guy!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from Davey Do in Body Image Sessions for MS   
    It was not my intent to come across rude or sarcastic so I sincerely apologize for doing so. I truly have never heard of such an organized activity in public school. Since you're a private school you can do anything your administration wants to do regarding such programs. 
    I will freely admit I am a Cave Man and I don't understand a lot of such things as you describe...enough said about that.
    Best of luck to you!!
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    OldDude reacted to EnoughWithTheIce in My very first squad call   
    SPOT ON!!!!! I love it all of it but #1 speaks to my soul. 
    I see no sense in splinting if EMS has been called. As someone else, stated - they need to do their own assessment and have their own protocols (with appropriate equipment) in place.
    I had a kid last year with 2 obviously deformed fractured arms laying stomach down on the tennis courts. As soon as I saw what an awkward position he was in with neck at a strange angle, I called 911. Just monitored ABC's and tried to keep him calm. PE coach kept wanting to flip him over and I stood my ground! 
    It took 5 EMT's and lots of imaginative maneuvering to get him onto the stretcher. 
     
     
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    OldDude got a reaction from /username in Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize   
    I think this paragraph encapsulates, to the core, and exemplifies all that is "good" in humans. You went over with the intentions of doing good, helping those less fortunate than you, and you did that...but, you likely came back having "received" more than you gave and, YES, that change and bigger vision you speak of will continue to grow through you going forward. So, your "mission trip" only began in Belize but will have limitless effects and will never really end. "Good" on you!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from scuba nurse in My very first squad call   
    Good on you for remaining in control and the voice of reason! Excellent assessment and intervention. Under the circumstances you describe I can't see a need for jean cutting/splinting since he's only going to be moved from one stable environment to another stable environment. If there was some long bone deformity or swelling...maybe. Plus, grabbing the cuff of a pant leg is an excellent way to support the leg for transfer; cutting the jeans would have taken that option away! 
    It's good to second guess yourself and identify how you will prepare for a future incident but move on and let it go. You did a great job! They are lucky to have you there to take care of those kidlets.
     
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    OldDude got a reaction from scuba nurse in My very first squad call   
    Good on you for remaining in control and the voice of reason! Excellent assessment and intervention. Under the circumstances you describe I can't see a need for jean cutting/splinting since he's only going to be moved from one stable environment to another stable environment. If there was some long bone deformity or swelling...maybe. Plus, grabbing the cuff of a pant leg is an excellent way to support the leg for transfer; cutting the jeans would have taken that option away! 
    It's good to second guess yourself and identify how you will prepare for a future incident but move on and let it go. You did a great job! They are lucky to have you there to take care of those kidlets.
     
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    OldDude got a reaction from yaRNthrower in Why two weeks?   
    This is a pretty good theory!! I'm not convinced a louse would lay an egg on a cold inanimate object but if they did, I'm not convinced you keep your house at a constant 98.6 degrees...otherwise it seems feasible - move over Bill Nye the Science Guy!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from scuba nurse in 1st 911 call at my new school   
    What a mess. At least "IT" finally happened and you got it over with. Hopefully it'll compel mom to get off high-center and get a plan in place for school. Great assessment and intervention...I know you were reluctant to call EMS but you did the right thing. Fantastic job and fantastic advocate for the child!
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    OldDude reacted to not.done.yet, MSN, RN in Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize   
    This is something I have started in recent weeks looking seriously at doing. I hope I get the opportunity and read your report voraciously. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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    OldDude reacted to TriciaJ, RN in Nurse on a Mission Trip to Belize   
    Thank you for a well-written and inspiring article.  It might be easy for some to take a superficial look and conclude that the benefits weren't worth the expended resources.  However, consider even one person whose life was improved by your mission.  Who knows what that person can now go on to do?  Your mission was a little pond and you'll never know how far all the ripples went.
    As far as resources - consider what is spent on healthcare in the US and how many of us have health problems of our own making.  How can we begrudge a  little help to people who have so little?
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    OldDude reacted to UrbanHealthRN, BSN, RN in Why two weeks?   
    I completely agree with you, OldDude! I'm guessing her maternal instincts were kicking in real strong and she just HAD to get those babies out. Do lice have labor contractions? I don't know, lol. 
    And as far as the temp goes, this house would definitely not be mine! I'm up in New England, and short of my cat deciding to roost on top of the bag for 10 days, I'd say this scenario's home involves Miami without air conditioning. 
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    OldDude got a reaction from yaRNthrower in Why two weeks?   
    This is a pretty good theory!! I'm not convinced a louse would lay an egg on a cold inanimate object but if they did, I'm not convinced you keep your house at a constant 98.6 degrees...otherwise it seems feasible - move over Bill Nye the Science Guy!!
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    OldDude got a reaction from yaRNthrower in Why two weeks?   
    This is a pretty good theory!! I'm not convinced a louse would lay an egg on a cold inanimate object but if they did, I'm not convinced you keep your house at a constant 98.6 degrees...otherwise it seems feasible - move over Bill Nye the Science Guy!!
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