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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,367 (62% Liked) Likes: 2,622

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  1. I love it when people want to be free to say whatever they want without consequence (like telling someone to shut up) but...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I feel pretty much the same way about my job as ceccia described it. I actually do enjoy my job a lot, but it’s not my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I don't think I'd take very kindly to someone yelling "Shut the **** up" to me, no matter what I was talking about to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. because they literally have nothing better to do and nothing else going on in their lives. i don't get involved in drama at...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Fixed that for you. Some of the men I work with can gossip circles around some of the women. Let's not use such stereotypes...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I have found many nurses to be the most passive-aggressive people I have ever met. I think often, the job gets to us, the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. It is not just in nursing, but virtually any work environment where women work together. I think it is more obvious in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Esme had emergency surgery Saturday and is in ICU. She is doing better, but is still very uncomfortable. She could use...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ebola. The very name of this evil virus is striking anxiety in the bravest of nurses. Nurses everywhere are facing the...
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    Article Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. I get that many nurses prefer to work in the Southern At-Will states and are OK with the anti-union atmosphere in those...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. She could be the spokesperson for a company that manufactures hazmat equipment. It would certainly lend credence to the...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. I totally disagree with places which have a policy which requires Nurses to reveal the reason for their sick call. If...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I've never heard of an ICU differential anywhere I've worked. I've said this on another post a while back, but the hardest...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. You've made your decision.. move on. Their attempt to keep you is strange ,to say the least. Realize that a "magnet"...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Since this is quite literally in my own backyard, I would like to extend a personal thank you to ALL the TX Health...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Nina and Amber, thank you for being excellent nurses who put patient care first! I am so proud of the two of you, and so...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Nina and Amber Joy, get well soon! Sending prayers and healing thoughts. Thanks for your bravery in the face of this...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. To all of you nurses in harms way: I am praying for each of you! To those who are speaking out: thank you for giving all of...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Sending out thoughts, prayers and well wishes to Amber and Nina as well as their friends and loved ones. Praying for a...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. May the Good Lord laid his healing hands upon you.wishing you guys a speedy recovery (nina and amber and all nurses who...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. Nina and Amber , prayers for a fast recovery so you can continue too care for others. 💗
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Over the past months, the people of West Africa have been dealing with the Ebola crisis. In spite of the efforts of doctors...
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    Article Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Is there already a thread where we can post and laugh at all the non-nursing/medical theories on Ebola? If not I should...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. I agree to some degree. I think what the nurses here are concerned about is possibility of it showing up in their hospital...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. My dear friend and nursing mentor Cathy had a list of thirty reasons she could not come to work. It was posted by her home...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  26. You did the right thing. Calling you in for OT then laying you off later so you don't OT is a diry underhanded trick. Like...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  27. I work at two hospitals in their MS/Tele units; one full time, the other per diem! Both facilities know I work at another...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  28. My time and a half rate would be $60/hr plus the diffs. For what I have to go through to get it, it is just not worth it to...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  29. I hear you. However I find even having to deal with the issue when I am relaxing and enjoying my family time can put me in a...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  30. I have zero sympathy for any nurse who finds it difficult to say no to OT when they really don't want it. If you didn't want...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  31. I don't answer the phone on my days off. My job calls religiously in search of help for the next shift. They...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  32. The highest B/P I ever recorded on a patient was 310/118. I was working in Med/Surg at the time and that reading scared the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. ​I rejoined ANA for a year last year, just to see if things had changed. They hadn't. NNU is getting things done for...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. The reporter got the reason we left the ANA wrong. I was one of those who raised my hand to vote, "Yes" to being...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. The Texas Nurse Whistleblower Law can be more effective than Safe Harbor for many nurses, however it does not protect a...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  36. Even if she gets fired, hopefully her bravery alone will help others. She may just get a career change...for the better....
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  37. I'll be honest here, I've reached the point in my career where I want to slide, quietly, into retirement. I used to speak up...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  38. This is National Nurses United's checklist for preparedness: Nursing Practice & Patient Advocacy Alert—Treatment of...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  40. I can tell you right now, the old CDC guidelines for taking off PPE wouldn't fly in the OR even in a regular scenario. Gown...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  41. All I can say is...Wow...:wideyed: How can he sleep at night...:no:
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  42. The hospital should have a backup plan for call offs, even last minute call offs, if not, that's their problem. Some...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. I LOVE this post. Well said-thank you!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I never feel guilty about taking a sick day. I'm a human being and have needs too.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. I don't feel guilty at all. I am sick and I am staying at home. End of story. I don't feel guilty when they are calling me...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. No guilt on my end. Of course, I try to keep the jobs where I get to set my own schedule, so there's no reason to call in....
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Brilliant post, Ceccia. It's no one's business how anyone else chooses to use their sick days. I've taken mental health...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. the idea of having to account for your sick days is ridiculous imho. you have (3, 7, whatever) sick days per year, you're...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. Many nurses in Texas are represented by NNU. Most hospitals in El Paso have been organized. The others are smaller...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  50. I think they were contacted by some of the nurses there. What they're doing is shining a bright light on what goes on in...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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