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By chenoaspirit

Joined Sep 27, '03. Posts: 1,044 (29% Liked) Likes: 708

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  1. I am so sorry, I know this is difficult. Had the same thing happen to me. I had a "low risk stick" too (seems like an...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I know this is very frightening for you, but the chance of transmittal is relatively low. Does your employer have an...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I had the same thing happen to me three and a half years ago. My husband (then boyfriend) and some coworkers were the only...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. That is some of the worst documentation I have ever read. It tells me nothing, yet it opens a whole Pandora's box of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Keep your communication with the MD office short and to the point, give clinical to back up your reasoning, eg: "Mrs Smith...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. nicki, great catch! if i had been on the floor only a year, and caught such an error, i'd be proud as a peacock, too. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I had to smile when I read your post. It sounded like you were a newer nurse when I started reading it and bingo! There it...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My experience with recruiters is that they don't assist with anything. They are less than useless. Blow smoke at her. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hi Nurses, I had bi-lateral mastectomies with many lymph nodes removed from each side. Soon thereafter I developed...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I just recently had surgery. Everything was great. Exactly as I would have expected it to be. They all knew I was a nurse...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I read your entire post & I figured out you were male. I also figured out you weren't gay because you stated you were out...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. i worked doing home care and forgot to block my number one morning when scheduling my stops... well of course my phone rings...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Just out of curiosity, why have you not just answered the phone and clearly explained your professional boundries and tell...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. i don't agree that she is necessarily evil...more like, miserable. and we know how that goes... you need to call her on...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. It is not acceptable for a nurse or any person in medical field to tell the patient that her coworker did not do a good job....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. frankly, i think this should be a firing offense.....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I dont think unless that patient was in someway in immediate danger, nurses ever need to degrade one another in front of or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I really admire you for going to the ICU so soon after graduation, but maybe it wasn't such a great idea? You aren't a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If you want to make it in an ICU, you need to get a backbone and put a stop to that. You should not be expected to do more...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. If it were me I'd grow a pair real quick and tell the unit secretary and the nurse manager that if I'm going to do the US's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. ICU nursing is very intense. They get the worst of the worst, and caring for them can be very taxing both mentally and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. It sounds like you're feeling very discouraged and overwhelmed. Maybe instead of questioning whether nursing is right for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ok Im agreeing along the same lines as SWS RN. Ive been in nursing for a long time so I would not have even done as much...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Has anyone else had the experience where the patient literally walks you through the procedure? I've been an RN since...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Sorry, but this statement is just absurd. No one is calling for discrimination against nurses who speak a different...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. You need to catch up on your history. Puerto Rico is a self-governed democratic US commonwealth. Guam is a self-governing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I worked with a nurse who said ( and I quote) "Welcome to America, we speak English here". I tend to agree with that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. The last hospital I worked in had a stated policy that English is the official language of the hospital, and is to be spoken...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Just because they speak a different language does not mean they are not U.S. citizens. I do, however, feel it is rude to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I respectfully disagree. I am a true believer of "When in Rome..." If I were to decide to work in another country, I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. I am a little stupid so bear with me. Many US CITIZENS who are RN's are out of work yet we have foreign nurses speaking...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Sorry, but when you work in the US, you need to speak English at work! No ifs, ands, or buts! This is a pt safety...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. The part in your post that really bothers me is the "many times leaving me on the floor by myself " This is really not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Somebody said this is a delicate subject. It is, but seemingly only for US born English speaking citizens who will be...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  35. I'm sure this is a bit of a touchy subject for some, but I have to agree with the OP. I actually live in Miami, and most of...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  36. There is a fine line between reaching out to those who don't speak the local language (a good thing) and enabling people who...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. i am sitting here, wondering why it bothers me and i guess it comes down to it being disrespectful. these folks have no...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. There is a big difference between visiting or spending time in another country and living/working permanently in the...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  39. My mother-in-law came over from Latvia when she was 14. Not only did she learn English fluently, you can't even tell she's...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  40. This is really not to bash the OP, but honestly, this is the reason that new grads shouldn't be doing home health care. I...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  41. Know exactly what your point is, and then get to it. Tell them: who the patient is, who the primary on the case is if...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Have everything in front of you et recent vs, labs, pmh, drug allergies, med list, etc. If you are unsure whether you need...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. anticipate their questions, and be fully prepared before calling. don't stumble over words, do not apologize, and provide...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Do not start the conversation with "I'm sorry"unless you forgot to ask them something and you just talked to them 10 minutes...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. What we have here is a case of a CI not liking how the floor nurse is handling things, and the student is caught in the...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. thanks everyone for your input. The patients vitals were all stable and it was mostly blood being drained. She had a history...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I am an end of first year student. I have loved our clinicals, but not all the nurses. Our instructor has 6 students and...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. If she thought that the finding was normal she should teach the student the reason for her thinking "Its often normal to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Reigen....simply telling the student "thank you i will follow up" teaches them absolutely nothing. they need to SEE what the...
    chenoaspirit
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. When dealing with students who only have one or two patients, I have found it is best to say thank you for informing me, I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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