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By Little_Mouse

Joined Feb 28, '09. Posts: 148 (28% Liked) Likes: 106

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  1. I found this on scrubsmag.com the other day and thought this might help give anyone struggling little piece of mind. Even...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. We all have bad days. I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never...
    Little_Mouse
    Article Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full...
    Little_Mouse
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. At the risk of jinxing everything, I'm going to say it: I never thought I'd find my perfect nursing job. In fifteen years...
    Little_Mouse
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Carelessness can cost everything you have, your work, hope, dreams, and most especially your life. So it so imperative for...
    Little_Mouse
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Well I dont have any problems medicating people for pain heck I have had some major abd. surgeries myself and believe me I...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Depending on the area of the country you work may depend on the popularity of a certain drug. I do know Dilaudid has become...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. thats it, i just love my days off , i like working hard on my last shift and waking up having 3 days off its great,:sleep:...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ah, it never ceases to amaze me when kids come into my office nearly doubled over with a stomach ache and i'll gently...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. I wouldn't say I'm a leader, but I've received compliments for actually doing something when things go sideways. Some folks...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Also, stop TALKING while I'm trying to give report to a group! It's distracting. So is saying hi to all the male employees...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. :D Here is my most gross, yucky, disgusting nursing story! I was working a night shift on a tele floor as a new Nurse. ...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Hey D, Dogs are absolutely creatures of habit. They tend to freak out when routines are changed. She is probably feeling...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. In the renal community life has changed drastically since the 1st January 2011 a new and dreaded word became the norm, the...
    Little_Mouse
    Article Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Oh, gosh. In my humble opinion, the healthcare industry has no business seeking advice from the hotel industry because the...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. I would have done the same things that you did. I wonder tho, did you get vitals when you first were alerted about the...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I have called codes twice when pt's were still AAO - the first was starting to gurgle from acute fluid overload, and the doc...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. example - someone has had a foley in for a while. once in a while, the bladder 'forgets' how to expand and contract to allow...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. ALERT, many users on allnurses.com have been contacted by an "International Association of Nurses" with flattering comments,...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. It wasn't a "if-I-don't-do-this-right-now-he's-going-to-die-on-the-table" situations. I have witnessed similar situations of...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Our medication machine requires a finger scan. It is not uncommon to see nurses walk up and run their finger on their...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Have some cheese, Little Mouse. Sleep well, and avoid traps. :up:
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. This is why we need physician order entry. Then everyone would be able to read the orders and the mds will not be constantly...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I sat in on another Pharmacy and Therapeutics meeting in our hospital. I listened to the MDs complain (once again) about the...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I would be concerned if you didn't feel a measure of sadness. It is difficult to lose a pt. no matter what. You always...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I do not want to sound crass, but you do not have control over life and death. Your job is to provide quality care to the...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I'm kind of an angel of death. It's not that I make patients die, but I don't mind if patients die on my watch, so I tend...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Big hugs to you, Little Mouse. The others posters have given you some great words of wisdom. The first death we experience...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I'm so sorry :( It's not your fault she passed when you weren't there- it's hard when patients are alone, but it...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. First, quit beating yourself up. You are doubting yourself and I don't really see any reason you should be after reading...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. That first death is difficult, but you can make it worse by taking "blame" where there isn't any. I'm not saying this to be...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I'm sorry for your loss, but it wasn't your failure. It would make a nicer story to be able to say you held her hand as she...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. My sentiments exactly, I could not have said it better. Please hear what was said here, you did the best that you could do...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I went to a death & dying conference many years ago, and one speaker mentioned that sometimes a dying person will wait till...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. You did everything right, it was her time to go...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Just the opposite. We had a thread awhile back (I don't have the time to look for it right now) about the fact that...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Other posters have already stated my sentiment so eloquently that I don't have much to add. As far as the doctor on the...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Gut instincts can be very accurate. I think you and maybe more people kind of knew what was in store for her. From what you...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. I don't usually feel badly when my residents die...I did all I could do. I will say, the last resident that died on my...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. wooh and cherrybreeze's posts were spot on... specifically noting that often enough, pts want to die alone. so...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I would NOT be comfortable saying this..at all. I dont know, it sounds like a plea for attention or something. I think its...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. no doubt the unit has a finite number of beds and a policy stating there has to be a specific number of nurses per patient....
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. Hello everyone, like the title said I just needed to tell someone how lucky I feel. I am a new Cna that just got my...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  44. I was forced to find another job, after the rural critical access hospital I worked at opted to no longer provide security. ...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Nursing News
  45. Nursing is (in my opinion) getting progressively worse for causing anxiety. I'm not sure the reasons - admin expects more...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I see a lot of threads in here about people hating their first year of nursing. I know that right before I graduated, and...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  47. When I gave notice at my last job I told them I was taking a position working for a group home agency. I shared what kind of...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Because of a comment a from a bitter old woman you're rethinking your life? It's one or two screw ups in a micro lab. Don't...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  49. I always make sure I have 2x2s, alcohol preps, and tape handy.
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  50. I happen to enjoy this video about DNR-- I think in certain circumstances the message really applies. It is rarely...
    Little_Mouse
    Forum: Patient Education


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