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    Maybe things are different in the US, but in...

    Maybe things are different in the US, but in Ontario floor nurses are not allowed to push any IV meds. At all. So this whole, IV push situation is surprising to me. Only ED and ICU nurses can do so...
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    I lost my best friend of 18 years last month. I...

    I lost my best friend of 18 years last month. I still catch myself looking for him and calling his name without thinking. I grew up with my dog and hardly remember being without him. It's been...
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    Actually, both herpes simplex viruses can cause...

    Actually, both herpes simplex viruses can cause oral or genital herpes. One is just more common in one area than another. However, once you get herpes simplex I in one region, it's unlikely that you...
  4. Thread: Pancreatitis

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    My father had acute necrotizing pancreatitis and...

    My father had acute necrotizing pancreatitis and spent 2 years in the hospital (6 months in ICU), so I have a bit of experience ... If you want to find out for sure, have your Dr do a simple blood...
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    I am an RN. I work in the ICU and ED. Not going...

    I am an RN. I work in the ICU and ED. Not going to lie, originally went into nursing for the stability, benefits and decent money. My first degree didn't offer me many options unless I wanted to do a...
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    Hey, thanks for the tips so far! Still trying to...

    Hey, thanks for the tips so far! Still trying to get out of hunter land and into the dressage mentality. I'm not sure that balance is my issue, moreso core strength and hunter-induced psychological...
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    Sitting the trot/canter on a big mover

    So I just got back into riding dressage after a 3 year hiatus ... did hunters for years before that. For the most part, I can sit deep in the saddle riding good movers at the trot and canter. Right...
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    Don't ignore your dental problems! I work in an...

    Don't ignore your dental problems! I work in an ICU and we have had a couple people admitted this year from septic shock related to a dental abscess. These people were on life support for days and...
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    There is a lot to this story that the general...

    There is a lot to this story that the general public does not know about due to privacy restrictions. The Canadian health care system nor LHSC is not at fault in this case; the right decisions were...
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    I'm just about finished my accelerated BScN...

    I'm just about finished my accelerated BScN program, I will be done in April! Just keep trucking through. For me, the first year was very, very busy with school and clinical. This semester, I have...
  11. Watch the documentary Gasland. It's about the...

    Watch the documentary Gasland. It's about the impact of fracking in the US on the land and the people. Due to fracking and lacklustre safety standards, people are unable to use their water because of...
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    Yeah I meant welfare, not EI.

    Yeah I meant welfare, not EI.
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    Wow, I can't believe the reactions to the...

    Wow, I can't believe the reactions to the homeless that some of the people here have! Maybe instead of making your own stereotypical conclusions that these people are dangerous addicts, or whatever...
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    Betadine scrub gets zinc oxide off no problem ...

    Betadine scrub gets zinc oxide off no problem ...
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    Love love love Glee. Sue Sylvester is absolutely...

    Love love love Glee. Sue Sylvester is absolutely hilarious!
  16. I was able to ride and jump him to a regular...

    I was able to ride and jump him to a regular level for about the first 6 months after his diagnosis. Then he went on his first bout of lameness. I haven't jumped him since, even after he became...
  17. My horse has ringbone and was diagnosed with...

    My horse has ringbone and was diagnosed with navicular. He had the bar shoes on for about 2 years. He was sound for normal work for about 6 months after he got the navicular bar shoes on. Then he...
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    My horse is parrot mouthed and I've found the...

    My horse is parrot mouthed and I've found the only bits he likes are ones that aren't jointed. He's happiest in a mullen mouth happy mouth or a myler snaffle.
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    The clinic I work at allows clients to choose not...

    The clinic I work at allows clients to choose not to do a HWT after their initial negative test, but they have to sign a release form. I believe that there's the danger that the dog could die if...
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    Rabbits do synthesize vitamin C, it's guinea pigs...

    Rabbits do synthesize vitamin C, it's guinea pigs that don't. Rabbits produce 2 types of pellets, the ones they produce at night are cecal pellets which they eat again because the matter is not...
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    I recently started dressage after 16 years of...

    I recently started dressage after 16 years of riding hunter. I switched mostly because I've wanted to try dressage for a long time and because my horse is no longer sound to be jumped. I also think...
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    I have a Kieffer Wein DL Pro for my narrow and...

    I have a Kieffer Wein DL Pro for my narrow and high withered horse. It's the only saddle I could find that fit him without spending a tonne of money. You can usually find them used for under 1k.
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    I'm not going to post any photos of my horse's...

    I'm not going to post any photos of my horse's feet on here (had a bad experience the last time I did ...). He just had his shoes (wedges and eggbars - he has navicular) taken off a week ago, so his...
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    Well I didn't look at the barefoot vs shod...

    Well I didn't look at the barefoot vs shod threads because I'm not interested in that! I didn't make this thread to know whether it's better for a horse to be barefoot or wear shoes.

    All I want to...
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    haha no I'm really not hoping for controversy...

    haha no I'm really not hoping for controversy here. I've just been speaking to someone where I board who is a "natural" barefoot trimmer. She thinks that my horse could benefit from it over my...
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