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By sbostonRN

Joined Jun 22, '08 - from 'Boston metro area'. sbostonRN is a Nurse!. She has '2.5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/Surg, Rehab'. Posts: 518 (31% Liked) Likes: 315

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  1. I can see a printed report. Verbal reports from the E.R. usually went something like " the patient is fine as far as I know-...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. I've been a nurse for a lONG time -- probably longer than most of you reading this have been alive. Had I known what I was...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Lots of hostility towards the ED. We're all on the same team. In my ED, we have 30 minutes from the time the provider...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. OP's question was whether or not anyone had graduated with a similar amount of debt and if anyone could offer him some hope...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. The work day started as any typical day on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I arrived on the unit promptly at 6:30am to...
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    Article Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. I think it's v. unprofessional, but I've found over the years that no one really cares what I think about anything. :)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. When it comes to nursing, I respect the profession for what it is, what it has been, and where it is headed. Am I proud to...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Those nurses you admire for their mastery learned a lot of their lessons the hard way. I once asked a Red Cross Nurse...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. "Remove this foley or I'll pull it out myself!" Do it. I dare you.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Nursing is not the sure thing it once was. You cannot predict the future; you seem to think you will absolutely, positively...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Ok, I've seen many "Sexy Firefighter" Calendars,in fact we have one hanging up in the locker room at work. Now, if I call...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. I'm 58 and plan on working at least 20 more years. My hearing is better than any 20 year old's and I can still run circles...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. During the early days of LPN school, we were practicing head to toe assessements. I went home that night after school and...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. This past November, I was traveling out west to visit family. My mom and I had been on planes all day, and had just arrived...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. I believe rules can be bent at times. Heck, I feel that some rules can even be outright broken as long as doing so has...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Back in the mid-90s I worked with an old-school (for that time) RN, who was also a Baptist minister's wife. She was an...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. love this thread!! Once i was talking to some doc on the phone, and this was back when we still occasionally made actual...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I rarely post on here and usually just read through the threads. But I wanted to comment on this. No, I absolutely would...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. It seems like every time I come onto AN these days, every other post is "I'm sick of nursing/I want out". I understand the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I have to disagree with the comments that nursing is more stressful than school. Not because I don't think nursing is not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I see bedside nursing as analagous to being a commercial airline pilot (and given the economics of the airline industry,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Tough call. But really, what you're seeking is permission to quit once the internship is over, bottom line. What I mean...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. To be perfectly honest, in this economy, any hospital that will hire you is the one you want to work for. I have only ever...
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    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. Dear nugget, Here is an inescapable truth: The first year of nursing....sucks!!! You really do not know anything even...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. LTAC now has its' own forum! It was added today. Yay :-D
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    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  26. that is SO funny that you say a lantern and a bird, here is my RN celebration tattoo :)
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  27. In a nutshell: It depends. I've had patients present with pneumonia like symptoms, thinking they had pneumonia, only it...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. i absolutely hate it when i hear a nurse say, "you'll have to ask the doctor about that." it's such a cop-out. you can't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I'm really sorry for you. I have to add my old crusty bat 2 cents here. This sounds to me like this is a total system...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  30. As a new nurse, here is a dilemma you have to 'resolve'... Med/Surg is a high turnover location because most nurses do not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. You are NOT on the other side of the management door. A major error like this does require a thorough investigation and...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  32. What do you think would be sufficient? A public flogging?
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. Competent adults have the right to make bad decisions and to not follow medical advice. All you can do is educate and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Im 24. Im 55 44-35-44. No shrinking violet, but not a bruiser, either. I live in skinny jeans and fitted tops and I...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  35. Ok, as nurses, we all have thick skin. (At least most of the time) I'm sure you ALL know what I mean when I say, that...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. Rehabilitation nursing is a fast-paced specialty that involves helping patients and their families deal with short-term,...
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    Article Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  37. It's kinda like when you visit another place in the country that you hadn't been to before. You get a glimpse and taste of...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Thank you all for your advice and support. I slept on the decision on whether to go ahead with the job or to quit. I decided...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  39. The pt c/o 10/10 pain will tell the doctor everything is fine. And then get upset because the doctor didn't increase their...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. The pt will stop having BMs when a stool sample is ordered!
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Apply for every job you see. Take the one that is actually offered to you. Congrats on graduating.
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I have bad days of course, and frustrating experiences, but...overall I love nursing. I love that I am gaining this skillset...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. My first nursing job was horrible. I was sick to my stomach on the way into work. I would sit in the parking lot wanting to...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  44. It's right up there with "Are you sure you're allowed to do that...isn't the doctor supposed to do it?" when talking about...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Esme wrote, "We called the MD, we called the pharmacy, we yelled at lab....because we were the ones smart enough to know...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  46. While I agree with some of the posts that nursing is a ridiculously stressful, constantly stuck between a rock and a hard...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. While I see where some of the comments about essentially stating that "popping a pill" is the easy way out, etc.. are coming...
    sbostonRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. With all the studying how do you find the time to do anything? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  49. I love this cartoon with a nurse shark and nursing lingo :) Please click the like button if you enjoyed this and...
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    Toon Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  50. This was a temporary job description but not a temporary job. The RNs who completed this program are currently working as...
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    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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