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When the Patient Refuses Hospice

George stepped out of the hospital room and shut the door softly behind him. As his Faith Community Nurse, I had just stopped by to check in and asked him if it might be a good time to talk. "She...

5 replies
CJ2121's avatar

Right med but suspended

Need help. I was pulled into HR concerning a patient's chart. I gave the right pt the correct antibiotic at the correct time. BUT it would not scan. I got caught up with a few other pts and two hrs...

42 replies
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Requesting to be laid off?

i am a home health nurse and recently had a baby. I've been on maternity leave since november and am due to go back to work in june. i was contacted by my employer about a month ago and was told that...

18 replies
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Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June

Nurses understand health disparities, but it may not be a topic you ponder everyday. This article explains health disparities, social determinants of health, and how this impacts the care you give...

2 replies
EternalFeather's avatar

Is late or lack of Documentation a reason for fireability?

So, i work in an ICU. It is always busy and were always tripled. The only time we actually have one to one is when theres a balloon pump or impella. The rest doesnt really count. Recently, i have...

17 replies
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How is drug testing done at your facility?

Hi, I am just curious how drug testing is performed at your job facility? Does someone go into the room with you? How do random tests work? Does someone accompany you to the lab? Are they done at...

17 replies
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I can't make this stuff up

Second grade student brought in by his assistant teacher just now. Teacher "J needs you to look at his arm. He says he felt something bite him and look at his arm, it is all red". Me : "J,...

8 replies
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I don't think I can take it anymore.

Hey guys, just feeling down about the start of my nursing career. I am 4 months into my nursing career, i am in the ICU at a small community hospital. I am 4 days of orientation, orientation was...

8 replies
OhioBPH's avatar

Last monday

It is the last Monday of the school year here! Woot! I just sent in my schedule for the hospital through 7/21/18, woot woot! Anyone else super ready for the Summer?!

14 replies
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New School Nurse!

Hello, fellow nurses. I am new to Allnurses. I have recently accepted a school nurse position and will be caring for students in grades 5k - 5th grade. I have been a substitute school nurse since...

13 replies
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Student loans killing me!! stressed!

Hey guys, so im in a ton of student loan debt about $110k to be exact. Found out last week debt of edu disqualified me from the loan forgiveness program TWO years ago despite turning in all my...

70 replies
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A day in the life of Infection Control

To start, I'm a spanking new Infection Preventionist of a prominent, 5-star, non-profit 200+ bed SNF located on the water in Seattle. Plucked from the floor a little less than a year ago, I have been...

6 replies
Amethya's avatar

It's your fault that my child broke her glasses!

*Do not post on facebook* Basically yeah, parent just started to yell at me on the phone because LD broke her glasses and it's her third pair. Mother was ranting that she wants to talk to the...

29 replies
Jo1212's avatar

Car germs

Hi all I am anxious about wearing my uniform post shift in the car on the way home. I worry that germs will be transmitted to my car and when I drive in my car when I am not working my clothes get...

22 replies
UrbanHealthRN's avatar

Bizarre Med Order

This is actually a kiddo on the daycare side, not preschool side, of my agency. And actually, he's a 4 month old baby, not kid. But anyways. Has bad reflux that's not under control plus I guess had a...

25 replies
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Ramadan & Field Day

Hi. New School nurse and have a very diverse student population. Ramadan started last week and I have a good amount of kids 1st-6th grade come in complaining of headache, stomach ache, nausea, dizzy....

18 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

1 RN to 45 patients-should I leave?

Dear Nurse Beth, I wanted to ask for your opinion. I've been a RN for a little over a year. Currently work in healthcare/assisted living at a nursing home. I love working third shift. I don't work...

0 replies
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Patient had terrible fall

So my patient had a terrible fall last week. She ended up with a broken wrist. I go in today and notice HUGE bruises (with what appears to be hematomas on her back). She has already been to the...

3 replies
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Anyone had an experience like this??!!

Ok here goes. So I got hired at a LTC facility. I did all the paperwork and the class orientation. During orientation, a bunch of people were talking about receiving a "Welcom Aboard" email which...

12 replies
priscue09's avatar

Help on getting into nursing school

Hello. I need some advice from people who have gone through similar hardships as I am currently facing. I currently have a B.S. in developmental biology and graduated with a 2.35. Yes I know that's...

12 replies

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