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  • Jul 4 '09

    Quote from stripbubbles
    Also, do you think it is okay to respect the religious views of other family members , like praying, last rites... if they insist it be done?
    you try and give their life meaning.
    i know it 'sounds' a bit simplistic, and much will depend on pt's willingness to talk.
    as for respecting religious views, that will be up to the pt.
    if he/she doesn't mind, then fine...
    but if it seems to bother pt, i would respectfully ask family to pray elsewhere, or do so in a way that will not offend pt.


  • Jul 3 '09

    No guilt here. If I feel any guilt about my sloth like tendencies on a day off, I can always play XBox.

  • Apr 25 '09

    I'm not worried unless Randall Flagg starts showing up in my dreams telling me to move to Vegas.

    (anyone who doesn't get that, go read/watch The Stand).

  • Apr 25 '09

    Quote from NeosynephRN
    Take this as a lesson why you need to be careful what you use as a reference for a paper...
    I think most people realize that no encyclopedia should be used as a reference on anything above a middle school level paper, and this extends to the printed ones equally.

    However, wiki is a great stepping stone to understand basic concepts, and used in that context, is an excellent tool. Often time the references cited in an article can provide a nice jump off point leading to more relevant and scholarly sources on the subject matter.

  • Apr 25 '09

    Quote from Atheos
    I play all sorts of violent video games. Sniping, stabbing people, flame throwing people, dropping frag grenades.

    I still personally believe Grand Theft Auto is the BEST game ever made. Running around perpetrating random violence. Or pimp slapping women randomly.

    Guess that makes me a danger when dealing with patients...

    It's a video game. Gotta love how people blame video games, music, tv, lack of religion, friends, the devil, the purple people eater for their problems...

    Ahhhh haaaa.

    (The purple people eater DOES cause the disappearance of people)


  • Apr 25 '09

    no really, i don't actually play, i watch as my brother plays and tell him what to do every now and again. i can't work the controls for ****.

    babies were getting shaken and people killed before video games. one game i "played" the main character was a schizophrenic and spent the entire time killing docs/nurses/other patients with screwdrivers and glass shards trying to break out as the voices told me to. awful, sure, a challenge and fun to pass the time with, definently.

  • Apr 25 '09

    Quote from Thankfulnurse
    She doesn't need to be fired. She is used to having her way. Maybe this new nurse can speak with the CNA about her behavior. Then if she continues she can report it to her manager. Then it is up to the manager what is done. Wow, i'm glad that i don't work with any of you all. You guys are quick to want to fire some one.
    ????????????? Could you please explain why you feel she should not be fired for this type of behavior directed at the elderly patient? Do you think we are too quick to fire the CNA in question?

  • Apr 25 '09

    US Gun Statistics
    Various Sources

    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

    (Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
    Yes, that is 80 million.

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

    Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
    Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."


    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

    Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

  • Apr 23 '09

    Sorry guys, it's in the UK but anyway here's some research worth participating in

    Volunteers are wanted by researchers to see how compounds in dark chocolate might help fight heart disease.
    The scientists in Aberdeen aim to assess how flavonoids, found naturally in cocoa, could fend off disease.

    So now I'm off to volunteer so I can eat chocolate with a clear conscience

  • Apr 23 '09

    Quote from iceyspots
    Yup, He'll be at the bottom of the pecking order.
    Yep, he'll be the one bending over to pick up the soap for others in the prison showers.

  • Apr 21 '09

    One of the reasons it is important to keep records for yourself is that employers have been known to cause documentation to "disappear". If the office copy of documentation has "disappeared", your copy of your side of the story is evidence that you did indeed report as required.

  • Apr 21 '09

    Why would a secret ballot election hurt unions? I thought it protected the identity of the voter?

  • Apr 20 '09

    Quote from Atheos
    That's not what I meant LOL.

    Someone prior to me implied it was unprofessional to side step the ADON and go straight to HR.

    They were wrong...

    I agree with you. A professional wouldn't have even MENTIONED prayer at the meeting.

    I apologize for the misunderstanding. We are on the same page. . .

  • Apr 19 '09

    Quote from 101st_LVN
    Uhm, no, it's not the same hardware all the time. Sure, Apple uses Intel-based systems, standard hard drives, etc but they have the advantage of developing for a relatively standardized hardware setup. Windows is developed to run on a myriad of setups, and the OS and applications are not tested on every available configuration. You can get on Newegg and purchase components to build a custom Windows rig (including choice of motherboard/CPU/video card), whereas with Apple the motherboard/CPU are standardized, and usually the only hardware that can be changed are the HD and RAM.

    are you saying a mac's extremely limited upgradability is an advantage? their marketing team is obviously doing an excellent job if they've got their customers thinking limited hardware options and paying out the butt for over-priced upgrades is a good thing. kudos to apple!

    there's a reason why Microsoft lists minimum and recommended hardware requirements for running Windows. they just don't force manufacturers to use only high end hardware components. but even if they did, they'd still be cheaper than macs. they'd also still be faster and more powerful. funny how that works.

    i guess some people don't like choices though. to each their own.

  • Apr 17 '09

    Quote from 2bnurse-1
    Im calling the po po for you right now girl!!!.
    CONGRATULATIONS.... now go murder that NCLEX

    This is no longer a female-only profession.