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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,386 (62% Liked) Likes: 2,672

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  1. The gastric sleeve was the best $11,500 I ever spent. I was self-pay because my crappy health insurance didn't pay for...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Dictionary.com defines a lie as "a false statement with deliberate intent to deceive". You didn't lie my friend, you gave a...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. You were brave. Don't feel bad for what you did. You gave a family peace.
    brandy1017
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Oh wow! You did a beautiful thing there!!!!
    brandy1017
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. (((((HUGS)))))) I couldn't have said anything better than this, but it bears repeating. You gave the husband the time to be...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. `snif` dang---got something in my eyes..... That was truly the most compassionate gift you could have given. God bless...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I got the call on the EMS radio around 5 am. This is the usual time we get calls from EMS responding to nursing homes- The...
    brandy1017
    Article Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. The special treatment I receive is to be called on if there is a heavy lift or if there is a combative patient to subdue....
    brandy1017
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. In the last two weeks, I've found myself increasingly frustrated with the whining. My coworkers are whining that they...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. I knew of a hospital once that had its very own McDonald's. Go figure. (It has since been removed and replaced by...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. I think there should be healthy options, but I wouldn't support ONLY healthy foods. Sometimes I need a Pepsi or a candy bar...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. I've been in the biz since 1970 and have seen lots of changes. If I was 19 years old and starting again, the way things are...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. All smoke and mirrors, ain't it?! Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Giving a raise and taking away shift differentials is...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Yes, exhausted working nights, dealing with coworkers who fight and bicker all shift, patients who are never satisfied. ...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Pervasive through the article is the fundamental and dramatic shift in power from the working class to the executive class,...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. The scuttlebutt at my hospital is that we will no longer be paid time and a half for critical overtime (i.e., I stay to...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. A major employer decreased pay because medicaid reimbursements were being cut back. That never happened, but the employer...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Another thing that is happening for most workers. Workers pay was cut and many layed off to save the company. Pay cuts and...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. I appreciate your perspective. I'll be 56 in a couple of months and have actually filed for disability, so I don't see...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  20. I'm just genuinely curious. I have a pedometer app, and I noticed it says I take 9,000-10,000 steps per 12-hour shift. Am I...
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. take the NICU job! I was at my old job for 2 months before I left for my dream job!
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Give two weeks notice immediately and take the position that is a better fit. If I were in your position I would not even...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Give 2 weeks' notice and don't badmouth the facility or your manager. And then take the other job with a clear conscience!
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. The fact you already have a job offer is fine. Leave the place you hate and work at the new place, specially if it is...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Oh this one is easy.... take the NICU job!!!
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  26. Lol I'm about to quit a job I've worked at for a WEEK! For a couple reasons, a chick I hated, HATED, works there. I also was...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  27. Agree with lev. If you are already offered the nicu job that oppurtunity might not come by again for a while.
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  28. Take the NICU job... Work there for many years and have a wonderful career. 6 months at one job won't kill your resume. You...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  29. Hey all! I am going for this really great position (outside of nursing). It is an education position for a non profit about...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  30. IF you are so inclined, "linked in" is a more professional focused social media outlet, in my opinion. If lines of...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  31. As someone who has transitioned from LPN to ASN, the process isn't that simple...if going back to school only took a year,...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  32. I don't see a point to make a Facebook page just to please your employer. Either have one for YOU or don't. Don't make one...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  33. This. I have never had an employer ask me if I'm on Facebook; that's pretty unprofessional to me IMHO, and I agree it's a...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  34. How do you make a decoy FB page if you already have an FB page? This is an interesting idea... As far as having an FB...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  35. Years ago, as the Nurse for an Assertive Communuty Treatment Program, I would visit Patients under my charge if they were ...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  36. wow- that's how we track you? for 8 hours a week and no hopes of ever getting an increase in pay???? 1. creepy as you know...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  37. That's bizarre. I've never had anyone comment about Facebook. Let alone make a comment about GETTING a Facebook to track...
    brandy1017
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  38. And the conditions at another hospital a few miles over are going to be better? Unlikely, due to the massive amount of...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  39. I do wonder why one would continue to work under these circumstances. But then, the answer is the same as it was 80 years...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  40. I am an ER nurse and make $52000 a year with an employer 401K contribution of 3% per year (only 90% of one year's pay over a...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  41. Wow.... Speaking as a single parent to a child in preK and as a parent who has also buried a child following "just a GI...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. Early years in my career, yeah, I felt guilty. Would never have dreamed of using sick leave for anything but being really...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. I'd LOVE to be able to put every need of every patient ahead of my own. BUT, realistically, it's not happening. Think...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. This is how I took it too...not that the PP was expecting a patient in the hospital to meet our needs, but it is more than...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. In an ideal world, perhaps. But that's not what I'm being taught in first quarter nursing school. My instructors are telling...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. A one-sided experience though. I've been a patient more times than not. I've also been a nurse with the same frustrations,...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. No we get it. We know the S/S of hypo/hyperglycemia and how to treat said pts. We KNOW how to recognize when our pts are in...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. The cafeteria is open until 2am and I will be happy to point you in the right direction.
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. When people start threads, it's usually either to seek support, share a laugh, or vent a frustration. We're not at work;...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. "I need a sandwich 'cause I haven't eaten in 24 hours". Of course he had money enough to get drunk last night, spend the...
    brandy1017
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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