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Joined Sep 11, '03. Life_is_good_1973 is a Registered Nurse. She has '8' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU, dialysis, psych, corrections'. Posts: 1,103 (12% Liked) Likes: 334

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  1. I can't stand vomit. By the time each of my 4 kids was 2, they knew where the bucket was... Give me suctioning, lancing of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. You mean M&M enemas are still used? WOW, I remember the first one I gave - almost didn't make it out of the blast range in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Because charting that is too wordy and overly detailed can potentially get the entire facility in trouble if the wrong...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I currently work on a surgical floor that takes some ortho patients (I am leaving for ED next month). Pain management is...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. I couldn't disagree more.....as I am just recovering from an emergent surgery. Pain is pain. I had nurses that empathized...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Did you ask them how they thought the state department of labor would feel about that?
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Previous Job: 1. Texas, Central 2. 0 - 2 years exp 3. ICU 4. $23/hr - $25/hr 5. Night diff approx 21%, weekend 10%...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ahh...milk and molasses enemas. I still can eat gingerbread after giving one. ;)
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Well, Life_is_good_1973, Now you've gone and done it! Milk and molasses enemas? Never heard of such! All I know is that my...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Vomit and phlegm! Anything from the mouth, really. I would rather have a GI bleed patient let loose a stream of stool on my...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Avoid the benzodiazapines. They are designed for short term use only, highly addictive and can mimic the symptoms of anxiety...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Self care. When I experience high stress (which has been a LOT since this adventure began) I just have to pause and take...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. What's the point of sticking around for a few more days or weeks of terrible suffering? How does that make it 'better' for...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. I'm not conflicted at all. I'm fully in favor of assisted suicide for terminal illness, or greatly diminished quality of...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Regardless of the legality or how others feel about what she has decided to do, I suspect that she has made an informed...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. I watched my Nana die from a glioblastoma. These tumors grow "fingers", I don't have to tell you what that does to the...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. I think that it is absolutely 100% up to the pt and personally none of my business. I think every person with a terminal...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  18. I work 12-hour night shifts and remain mindful of the risks to my health. My total cholesterol jumped from 177 to 254 in...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. I understand your frustration but also feel that there are some holes in your story especially when it comes to your...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Bluedevil, I honestly wouldnt return to you either based on your policy. People want relief from their pain, not a pain nazi...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Rubbing an ice cube on the spot will do the trick as well when it is a fresh blood stain. I've gotten out more than a few...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Bring a bag of candy for your coworkers. Sugared up coworkers are much more likely to help.
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Microwave popcorn on night shift at 2am. Do not burn.
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hello everyone, The last time I was on this forum was mid 2012. I apologize for the length of this thread, however, I...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Working at a drive through restaurant. The inmate cruises up, tells me what he wants: “I’ll have two Neurontin, ahh…the...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  26. Every hospital has drug addicts who try to scam narcotics. However, your post is a little disturbing to me, because you...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  27. "Why the resistance to do the IV drip or PCA?" um..because Nurses can't order PCA's....Believe me, I wish more of my...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  28. I dilute my dilaudid in 10 cc of ns and do slow push. After 20 some years of nursing, I have never had anyone go into...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  29. studies show "drug seekers" are not always addicts; some portray addict like behavior only because their pain is not...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  30. This is a bad, bad, bad, idea... would you leave 2 Percocet sitting on your patient's bedside table when anyone from staff...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. Yes. Drink it. I guess you haven't been around many addicts.
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  32. Does the physician write for it to be given as a drip in the 50ml of saline? If not in my facility they would consider that...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. Okay... trying not to get too ticked off here. You asked for advice, now you want to argue with everyone who has taken...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  34. Yes - they will drink it! I've had detox patients that have had to have the Purell hand sanitizer dispenser removed from...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. Today is my 1 year sobriety birthday. I was sober for almost 22 years, and then had to start all over again after falling...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  36. To OP - congrats on your successes. To others out there who still struggle - wishing you all the best also.
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  37. Saaaaweeeeeet!
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  38. Oooowee! What a great story. Life really is so much more simple than we make it out to be right? The pressure of this...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  39. Congratulations to you for all your success! Thank you for posting such an inspiring story. I, too, have completed my...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  40. Hey big! Speaking purely from experience here. I quit using opiates in October of 2013 and had two months of sobriety. Then...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  41. I have read many, many accounts over the years regarding this subject. Overall, I frankly can't remember anyone being...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  42. Psychiatric Hospital in Texas. Was suspended from practicing nursing for six weeks. When I was released to return to work,...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  43. Hey little! Glad you're here with us on the recovery forum! I'm Anne and an addict. I was placed into our state's RNP...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  44. Sorry I don't have time to post in more detail, but I will tell you that I have been coming to this recovery forum since...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  45. I have time now to expand on what I said above. Growing up, we had a neighbor with some mental health issues. Even as a...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I find the parts of nursing the best when I have to think on my feet. So the ER is a natural for me. With that being...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Better to try it than not..there is no reason you can't train/exercise at night...I have worked M-F and for me, personally,...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  48. I agree with the previous post. I'm currently being monitored by the ohio board of nursing. Alcohol was not my drug of...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  49. Hello student nurse, again :). I noticed that you posted this same question at the end of June, to which you received the...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  50. I was tested for over 5 years for all mood altering substances (except nicotine was okay, which I have never used). ...
    Life_is_good_1973
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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