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By rngolfer53

Joined Sep 13, '08. Posts: 687 (53% Liked) Likes: 985

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  1. Have you never seen poorly controlled pain in oncology before? It's really not that uncommon, even when physicians are...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. I disagree re acls and pals I was specifically ruled out for several positions because I did not have them. Where I live...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Thank you for this! You have no idea how many of my peers say, "It's a waste of money - the hospital will pay for it." To be...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I got a public health job right out of nursing school, working in a position that involved both clinic nursing and home...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I have a patient who's family is administering his chemotherapy at home. I don't think they can read above a 5th grade...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. gypsyd8 - I am sorry that you feel offended by my comment towards MSN nurses in our area but it is true for us. I have had...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. BIT, not nit! If I see nits down there, we got more problems! ;-)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I doubt I would have "wasted" so much time with explanations. Your job is to steer the boat. They need to learn that. If...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Would've told her to **** off.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I no longer work in ER, but things like this **** me off. The ER and EMS should not be used as a dumping ground for other...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How would that 911 call go anyways. "what is your emergency? " " an adult woman decided against breakfast today. " ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. It has really become a problem in our culture today, which many in the field of medicine feel that everyone that comes...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I agree one hundred percent. I actually kind of have a personal thing with people who claim if it's real pain it will be...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. One thing I think we all need to remember is that we are not DEA or any other sworn LEO’s. We are professional nurses here...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If a patient says they have pain, they have pain, medicate them. It is worse to not medicate someone with pain then to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I would be very cautious about this, because you are introducing a scored scale other than what is likely named in your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I know that I sometimes plant pain pereptions in my patients' minds. I work with post-surgical peds patients and always...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why wouldn't you just ask them if they are in pain? Why are you concerned about "planting in their minds the the idea...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I went into nursing as a 2nd career and I was immediately shocked at how nurses treated each other. The trash talking, the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I don't know that nursing was ever a "calling," nor should it have been. I don't subscribe to that line of thinking. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I posted the link about the facts in the case from a court document filed. The issue is that it was discussed how to...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  22. AMEN!
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. I hardly ever see this mentioned and it's really true. Some may argue that just the fact that a student chooses a BSN...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. And this attitude my friends is why so many people with ADNs resent the BSN nurses. Being told that OUR degree is useless...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I heard they are all goofy over there. Bada bing! Late night comedy!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I understand the frustration that a lot of ADNs feel. I'm a new nursing student so I've read a lot on the forums about ADNs...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  27. Hi, I'm Mary Poppins and I will be your nurse today!:uhoh3:
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. While I do think this is way over the top, I do wish the perpetually negative unhappy people would stop coming to work. It's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Yes, actually, you did. Confining him to his room, even if it's just for meals, IS isolating him. And making him...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I don't understand the big deal here. Half the staff probably has it. Half the people at the market, and the kid scooping...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Wow! I think that nurse will be posting on the " I'm struggling with pts families" thread.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I think you should write "stupidity" under patients' allergy list and inform the PR guys that this contraindicates them from...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Remember the days we got scolded for "Spoiling" a patient or family member? Hahaha:) Now I'm waiting for a poster to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I have a number of thoughts on this. All violate TOS...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. We are also being "re-educated" on PROPER nurse-patient relationships right now via new policies, funny little "model...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Management in healthcare are beginning to remind me of these nit-wit politicians that run this dwindling country. Just WOW!!!
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. I disagree. Just b/c someone is a client doesn't take away the essential role/position of patient anymore than when someone...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. :eek: If that doesn't get someone hopped up to go into L&D, I don't know what will. ;)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Added to task A that only takes 30 seconds per patient x5 (haha! only 5 patients!) Plus task B from last month that only...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Thank you, dear patient, for coming to us when you were in labor. Thank you further for choosing the local medical school...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. My aunt is an RN. My uncle is a stay-at-home dad for their two small children. My aunt works ridiculous amounts of overtime,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Are you kidding me? WHy should someone who wants to make good money not go into this field? people type online differently...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. High turnover. If they were fired, you wonder what type of management you're getting into the ring with. If they left...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  44. Thank you for the words of encouragement, everybody! I'll keep you posted (no pun intended) on what my psych professor has...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  45. My first job was in a medical psych unit of the VA. When I graduated I just wanted a job. Any job would do. I wanted to...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  46. The beauty of nursing is that you can switch 'specialties'. Go where you're pulled. I've been in nursing since 1972, most of...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  47. Too bad we can't just write patients up for their own failures.
    rngolfer53
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. It sounds to me like an excuse on his part, really. He knew he was to be discharged and suddenly as its happening he decides...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I think Brandon is being unnecessarily castigated here. For the most part, you people are arguing about the word...
    rngolfer53
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. I am one of the first posters who replied to this topic. I am admitting that my ideas and thoughts changed when I read the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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