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By Aurora77, BSN, RN

Joined Aug 4, '08 - from 'Midwest'. Aurora77 is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med Surg'. Posts: 801 (57% Liked) Likes: 1,834

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  1. I'm in California, and our acute care ratio is a strict 1:5. I only stay overtime very occasionally ...either because...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Wow. I understand you came here to vent, but you won't get a sympathetic ear from me. It scares me how nonchalantly you not...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. That actually is a big deal. It was a 2mg vial, correct? Your order was 1mg, did you waste the remaining 1mg? I think not,...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. The trend where I work is fewer CNAs, expecting the RNs to shoulder the extra work load. I've never opposed "helping" CNAs....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. You're right - and this is characteristic of a culture of fear. The alternative is to foster a culture that TRULY...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. 6 to 8 patients per nurse is a downright crappy ratio for a neuro/stroke telemetry floor. 4 to 6 patients per nurse is a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. About this time 2 years ago I posted that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I didn't post much on here about it. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I am highly offended by your original post directed at ALL hospital RNs and MDs as well as your immature, dismissive...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. That is true, but most nurses assume more direct liability for life/death than the average American worker, and they are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Obviously women are still seen as less than a man by so many. Women are still not treated as equals in the United States. ...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Just to be devils advocate....as a supervisor I have seen many staffing patterns. I have not found all male shifts all that...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Keep in mind that nurses are part of the "room" charge. Because we are furniture, or something.
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. <assumes "mom" stance> Your job should not be the end-all and be-all of your life. A job is the way you earn income to pay...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Meh, it's not worth arguing. I'd just try not to talk about it if it were me. But I will say this- I owned my own house 4...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Tell your family that you've decided against nursing. You've discovered it's such an unimportant job that the hospital you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. In a period of overstaffing (yes, Virginia, once upon a time, we could be overstaffed) my manager offered any of us a chance...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pet peeve warning: It's HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) not hippa (makes me think of female...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. I second that Bingo! The hospitals complain they have a nursing shortage; they don't. The NURSES have a nursing shortage....
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If she's got the stuff to get admitted in favor of some other people then I have no problem with her taking the spot which...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. We all have our own reasons for attending nursing school. If I told you that nursing was my dream job, I'd be lying. I'm not...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Recently, the department I work for at my hospital received a significant national award for excellent patient outcomes. The...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Bingo! In this day and age, the bedside nurse is viewed as a largely invisible cog in the profit-generating machine better...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Because you haven't taken bachelor level NURSING courses.
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I manage a very busy unit. The workload is heavy, but people tell me over and over that they stay for the teamwork and their...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. While I think not assessing each patient every shift is 100% wrong, as a former floor nurse, I do get how it can happen. I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. It is pretty normal to have these issues so I wouldn't consider it a marriage-breaker. You said you don't need to work...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. Night shift per se is NOT your problem.
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. What the CNA said in the OP doesn't even come close to some of the incredibly idiotic things I've said or done as a nurse....
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  29. Document -- PSN or incident report or whatever. Also talk to your manager about this. If he's well known for doing this...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. And therein lies the difference between a good nurse and a great nurse.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. Guess I'll add my own thoughts: Saying circumcision is disruptive to breastfeeding is as valid as saying sunlight is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I feel I DO live in luxury. Compared to so many others,that is. I live in a decent sized 2500sq foot 3 bedroom home, drive a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I can't believe you are comparing circumcision to rape. Any credibility you had has been thrown out the door.
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Some people might argue with me when I mention this, but I'll say it anyway: We all cannot be whatever we want to be. There,...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  35. Professors do not fail people. Poor grades fail people.
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  36. I don't "convince" anyone that they need it. I offer it, I tell them we recommend it, and I answer any questions they have....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I left a position I loved because I was feeling overwhelmed by the insane demands placed on the nursing staff. PT doesn't...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I listen and emphasize. Most of the time staff (people in general) just want somebody to hear them...."yes it is hard...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. Nurses leave the profession for a myriad of reasons, including: 1. Overworked 2. Underpaid 3. Treated badly by patients...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Too many tasks, and not enough staff in which to cut down on the nurse/patient ratios. When I have 3 or 4 patients, I feel...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Then come on down and spend a few days with us and see that people with PE can have clear lung sounds. In patients with...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  42. You were correct to report this because there is a problem in the system that must be corrected. A lab value that low needs...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  43. I can personally say, as someone who spends a considerable amount of time on the Internet, that I take people less seriously...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  44. I have read your posts in their entirety. Why are WE not worthy of being exposed to good grammar? Like I said before, it...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  45. Perfume should not be worn, period. In fact, many facility dress code policies will state this. Too many patients with...
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  46. Phenergan so they are narc'd out and sleepy.
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  47. After reading through this thread, I'll go off on a tiny side-step to say that I DO think it's absurd that people who are...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  48. The "roflmao" is a programming code for a "smiley" that does not appear in the app version of allnurses. It is an animated...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  49. My sister has cancer, she's 40 years old with two elementary school kids and a single mother. she is not likely to survive,...
    Aurora77
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Because your bashing of a certain network was totally apropos to the subject matter of the story.
    Aurora77
    Forum: Nursing News


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