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By nursetaminator

Joined Jul 10, '07. Posts: 132 (27% Liked) Likes: 74

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  1. The agency cannot go to bat for you and you need to understand their perspective. The hospital is their client not you. The...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. This will sound harsh, but you are headed for failure here. You are not 15 living in a goldfish bowl, you need a thicker...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. You will be OK! It was hard for me to let go of what apparently is a little streak of perfectionism (my co-workers at my...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. I don' think it is NETY....Some people just don't know how to behave. If you forgot something the professional thing to do...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. A career portfolio is where you put in a bunch of things showing what you have done - i.e. certificates, awards, a nice...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Hood Rats, Gangbangers, Multi-Generational Wellfare Recipients, IVDA ER Abusers, Non-Compliant Homless Addicts, etc.. I...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Anticholinergics inhibit nerve impulse activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. If you remember your A&P, the PNS...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. It is really difficult to compare staff pay with travel pay and it often depends on where you are staff for whether you can...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. There are days when I walk out the door so proud of what I do, and days like today I come out completely exhausted ...I've...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Start with paid housing, travel, and meals. Would you believe the agency also pays for every hour you work? Best deal...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. It is do-able..yes. It is right, no but you will get better, faster and more efficient. You will get better at time...
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    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. In my opinion, this sucks. There are plenty of people - me included - who use Ambien on a routine basis - either in split...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. I too think it's very dangerous! I mean, a drug that makes someone confess to a murder they didn't commit? Or makes another...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. This OS a pretty common side effect. I have heard of it hundreds of times and seem it a bunch of times. It is in the fine...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. I had one of those moments not too long ago.... I had a patient who had developed a fistula at her PEG tube site, which had...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Yep. It sucks. I had a cushy IT career and previous degree and decided I wanted to help people too. Off to nursing school I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I'm probably going to get grilled for this, but nichefinder is right. We are highly-paid blue collar workers. I work...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Boy, I can relate to just about all of these. I'd love to comment on all of them but there would be a whole string of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Travel nursing is not exactly commonplace now. There are perhaps 20,000 travel nurses out of around 2.7 million working...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Management and regulatory agencies keep piling on more and more tasks like this. They are usually reactionary in nature,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. When I hand older senior pts the pill cup and they want to pour the pills in their hand to try and put them in their mouth...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nah. It reflects on a challenging profession manned by real human beings who benefit from the stress relief in noting and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. All of the higher trained positions are in big demand, CVICU, cath lab, OR, L&D, ED (a bit more bread and butter, but lots...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. OMG!!!!! I spent all of these years believing I didn't have a sister!! Hi, it is sooooo nice to finally meet you! We have...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I have no idea why I became a nurse.
    nursetaminator
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I never decided to become a nurse. Someone talked me into it. A college counselor said I had enough pre-requisites to apply...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. When every single time you go in a patients room no matter what it's for, you hear......"well...since you're here I may as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Here's another one the 52 y/o CABG who is POD 4 won't do his IS or cardiac walks, still has all 3 chest tubes in and asks...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I don't know what the rules are, but I can think of two cases when we did big things for a couple patients on my neurology...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. weve all made mistakes... honestly...this will help reinforce your triple checks before giving meds in the future..please...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. My patient was new, just arrived last night from the acute care hospital. He was on the young side for our population and...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  32. As a new grad, you may struggle a lot in home health. You're expected to practice pretty much independently, though there...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  33. Sounds like a place you wouldn't have wanted to stay for long, anyway. I just think everything happens for a reason. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I don't have any advice for you but did want to wish you well and tell you not to give up. Dust yourself off and start...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Not to sound like a smartaleck, but wouldn't it be just as effective to go back and simply ask "Did the pain medicine help?"...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  36. Some people don't want to have a witty conversation about number theory, they just want you to know they're in pain. 15 out...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  37. If you're going to push it when you know they're in pain well...I would have just marked it a 10 with a note patient says 20...
    nursetaminator
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  38. I've had patients fire me in the past after bending over backwards.....I consider it a reprieve.
    nursetaminator
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  39. Get over it, but keep going with your healthy lifestyle!
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  40. For starters, if you don't itemize already, you are unlikely to benefit from itemizing versus finding an agency that...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  41. Why make this into a power struggle? If the patient has an order for ativan, then she has an order. If it is PRN then...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  42. I can tell you right now at noon that I will need a Dose of Xanax at bedtime tonight.
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  43. New grad positions are filled several months before graduation for start dates after NCLEX is passed. Austin is one of...
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  44. Nursing could provide a steady income until your cupcake shop earns enough profit to pay the bills, including your own...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. The worst time to quit is when a person has something stressful going on in their lives, and that includes any sort of...
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  46. Yo. I was you when I was in school, for sure. I drank and drugged my way through my BSN just because I was so miserable,...
    nursetaminator
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Thanks guys. I'm not feeling as bad about it today. I'm definitely done with work parties, though.
    nursetaminator
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. In the past I have told patients to stop cursing at me. I have also demanded that patients stop yelling at me. I am...
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. You mean you actually leave call bells where pts can reach? That is an error.
    nursetaminator
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. "when a call light goes off, consider that an error." ??? Everytime I hear this customer service crap,I consider the job to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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