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  1. Will nursing wreck my hands?

    I would like to thank all the PPs for not ONCE mentioning how UNFAIR it is that we can't have pretty acrylic and polished nails like all their friends. Did the students not find this thread yet? LOL
  2. Hyperbaric Monitors

    I just googled "patient monitoring hyperbaric" and got a lot of hits. It appears HP might have some, and there are some other mfrs I'm not familiar with.
  3. Clinic RN vs Medical Assistant

    Do not confuse "job descriptions" (which are often heavily task-oriented) for the two with equivalency. MAs do not have independent autonomous licensure; they cannot be held responsible for patient assessments (again, pt assessment is more than "take...
  4. Need help renewing my license for the first time.

    Getting mandatory CE is your responsibility as an RN. The BoN will not just send you a license if you send them the fee. The BoN will not send you CE, and will not necessarily recommend any (with the exception of any state-required course they mandat...
  5. NANDA website

    They're probably getting swamped temporarily. I usually get in pretty promptly. Try again later, as the Magic 8-Ball recommends. :)
  6. What does pathological effects mean?

    WAAAAAAY too much information on these slides. If this is a presentation you're giving, the last thing you want to do is read your slides to your audience-- nothing bores an audience more than hearing somebody read to them. Make the slides only 3-4 ...
  7. Are nurses actually people too???

    Ok. We're not. I am dreadfully overweight, stay in bed reading the paper and doing email until noon sometimes, and spend way too much time on AN. I keep looking at my wallpaper where it's peeling and thinking, "Geez, I gotta fix that." I haven't seen...
  8. Assignment: Feeding tube w/dementia patient

    That's interesting. How long have these been in use? Are there any studies about pressure injury inside the nose?
  9. What does pathological effects mean?

    Mass effect is the mechanical effect of a mass. For example, if you have a big benign tumor inside your chest, what effect does if have on your lungs' ability to do their job? If you have a big abscess near your esophagus, how does that affect your a...
  10. I just want to be a stay at home mom!

    Second the "setting a good example for your children" part. They will see you working hard to finish an educational program so you can provide for them, sticking it out even though it's hard, overcoming your fears (you will, you know-- we all had exa...
  11. EBP Narrated Powerpoint

    Keep your slides uncluttered-- don't put everything you're going to say on them, because then you're just reading your slides and it will make people crazy. Think of them as an outline. One or two ideas per slide Avoid fancy curlicue fonts An illustr...
  12. Med Math

    I hear you on DA being "required" for your med math exam. What happens when the question you must solve doesn't require it? Then what?
  13. Nursing care plan question, Nasogastric tube

    You don't "choose" or "pick" a nursing diagnosis "for" a piece of equipment. You make a nursing diagnosis of your patient based on your patient assessment. Step back and take a deep breath. What did you assess about your patient that would lead you t...
  14. Care Plan Help: Diverticulitis

    Diarrhea IS a nursing diagnosis (p. 220 in your NANDA-I 2015-2017). Its defining characteristics re abdominal pain, bowel urgency, cramping, hyperactive bowel sounds, or loose liquid stools > 3/24 hours. Its related factors include (among many oth...
  15. Practicum Trouble

    Whoa, Nellie. You must NEVER, NEVER do things that are outside your scope of practice (you do have one- it's as a student nurse, with whatever limits the hospital, school, and BoN place upon students) no matter who tells you/shows you how/says "I'm r...