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By Cinquefoil

Joined Oct 3, '08. Posts: 186 (32% Liked) Likes: 196

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  1. You're going to have to change your userID now. :)
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. end of a long, busy, stressful day in the OR....last case of the day and everyone is tired and grumpy. The room is very...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Something is just brewing inside of me that needs to come out... This primarily an emotional response but there's some...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I was hit by a tractor trailer on my way into work. Was actually stuck in my car. Thought i woule blow up. Firefighters had...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. You may be right, but I can't help but think, given 1-2 years of the same experiences as myself, someone such as an MA with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. One of my co-workers said she saw a chart that said "Pt had large bowel movement ambulating around floor!" Amanda :)
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. LOL... a nurse that I have worked with for a long time once had a crush on a very attractive resident and used to complain...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. The 6 month mark was like magic for me. I remember coming on here during my first few months (esp. the first 2 during my...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. I happen to teach Peds and I always tell students, If you need to draw up a dosage that is less than 1 ml, always use a TB...
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    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. I explain to our cardiac patients: Ya got yer plumbing and ya got yer electrical. Valve issues = plumbing Coronary...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Heart sounds occur from the flow of blood through the heart, and turbulence created with the closing of the valves...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Pacemakers themselves do not create abnormal heart sounds. What you most likely heard was a valve murmur in a patient who...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. Congratulations to you; this is what habilitation is all about. Everyone deserves a second chance, I'm proud of you
    Cinquefoil
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. As a new nurse and a grouchy old fart, I broke my manager from this within 3 months of hiring me. She called me around 1PM...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Manipulative patients are annoying. Aggravating. Down right ran me off from my last job. (When you're on a dilaudid PCA...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. well there are a lot of things to consider. i am only a student so i am not as wise as the experienced nurses here of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Not all sources of pain show up on a conventional test. I can understand the concern, but I also think that if there's that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. and what about those "crabby, opiate-hookde" pts, who have legit pain? some do, you know. leslie
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. On one hand, I agree that too many narcotics are given out to some people. Working in the ER, some of the same people show...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Well, first, most of the technical skills are going to get faster with repetition. Like twice as fast, that's a lot of extra...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Know that patients will try to be brave, and that the pain WILL quickly go out of control if you don't get on it when it's...
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    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  22. I seriously don't think I could handle being a nurse in many other places. There is a reason, I guess, why it's so hard...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You just need to explain to her that "covering" her patients while she is on her break just means that you will take care of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. This notion of having everything "caught up" is interesting to me. If I waited until everything was done, I'd almost never...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why don't you just take her aside and calmly explain how things are supposed to work with this. I bet she's overwhelmed, and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. No one was blaming the new grads themselves, more the system itself. There seems to be a partnership between nursing schools...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Ok.....I know I'm late to the game....I am still feeling like I've been run over by a MACK truck....:barf02:. Here it...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. 5 stepdown patients? Nights? What is the CNA to patient ratio? 5 seems like a lot when I see most places around here 1:4...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  29. Don't forget for neuro (lamis, discectomies, etc), good god get rid of that trapeze bar!! It's funny...I am going to be...
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    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  30. The dates were Jan. 7th-22nd.
    Cinquefoil
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  31. Laurie, Keep your chin up and just roll with the punches. Those nurses are acting really stupid. Ignore them put them on...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. You can also get in in the rural areas of the Midwest. Basically talk to your friends and family. Ask them where the last...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  33. Every once in a while, what goes around, comes around. I had a preceptor (although I had been a nurse for about a year) who...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Maybe we're just really tasty?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Hopefully things are much better now....my preceptor did her best to push me as far as she could just so she could tell me...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I was raised in an environment where a poker face was very necessary for day-to-day interactions. When my brain is busy, my...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  37. I agree with others. It comes with time. I can look pretty stone faced on the outside and be ****** as heck on the inside,...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  38. Relaxing your face is a good thing but better yet is to feel relaxed internally. Ounce you achieve that your face will...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  39. For many I think its got to be a matter of confidence and just "letting your training take over". I am a new nurse so I dont...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  40. One needn't be empathetic in order to provide excellent nursing care. OP: Practice in front of a mirror or a video...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  41. I thought you were referring to the haggard, dark circles under my eyes look. The calm look is simply the look of...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  42. Botox.
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  43. Practice. Lots of practice. Basically doing the same thing you are, which is self observation and noticing when my facial...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  44. Early in my nursing career, I had a really good "nurse face"...after being in health care for 12 years, I stopped being...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  45. I was attempting to give someone their insulin. When I walked in the room, the woman rips off her covers, pokes her rear in...
    Cinquefoil
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  46. *** i too am a full time rrt rn. the staff rns love rrt. when a nurse's concernes are being blown off by the physicians they...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  47. "Best" is a matter of preference and on the goal of the mechanical ventilation. AC delivers a preset Vt and the pt can...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  48. You really should insist on a trach CPR class, and don't do a trach change alone until you've done several with help. Get in...
    Cinquefoil
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  49. Adult Ventilation Management Online Nursing Continuing Education Course This is a very nice pdf on adult ventilation...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  50. As I just wrote in another thread ... here is a word of caution about online portfolios. They can hurt you if they are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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