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March 23. 2011 01:59
Yes, really its all part of being nurse...when you are using medical abbreviations and medical terms with your colleagues in your daily conversations. I am used to write "o" (meaning hour) at the top after the number instead of writing a 4-letter word. Because numbers are scattered everyday in my daily work. I have my own chart at home I use everytime I monitor my mom who is diagnosed with rectal ca. My sister who underwent thyrodectomy. I am applying the ADPIE too! At home sure have disposable gloves, forcep, BP apparatus, etc.

Worked as volunteer nurse in one of the hospitals. Now as a company nurse in a hotel. The work has no pressure at all. Up to now I still find my capacity in terms of nursing skills below par. What I am trying to do now is read and apply on my own way those nursing skills, procedures, medications from the internet. Its really hard. WIsh I could do more and utilize my nursing profession.
6/24/2015 3:03:24 PM

Margie Everhart
February 3. 2011 17:53
I hear (?see) you (lol). My kids both have chronic conditions that are under control but flare up every now and again. Both are in high school and when they have to go to the clinic they describe their sxs in clinical terms and my son, who is on several meds, knows how to tweak his dosages. The nurse (who has known my kids all their lives) thinks this is hilarious, because her kids are the same way. Whenever my kids have to be seen by a doc, they explain their sxs themselves, speaking clinically and with clinical jargon.
6/24/2015 3:02:46 PM