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  1. I strive to work 40 hours a week, no more. It's usually more like 45-50 hours/week. I value my free time. You couldn't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Are you a new grad? Those are burn out hours and not doing your patients or coworkers any favors.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I thought this was supposed to be a site for advice not to belittle people !
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Check with corporate compliance /ethics as it could be considered a conflict of interest. Then ask your direct...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Long term retention for me comes down to a positive work environment, opportunities for growth (both education and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I don't hate nursing...don't think I was "born" to be a nurse either...but..I am where I am and if money were not an issue I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Become a Flight Attendant. They do not discriminate and you still have time off to be creative. You work around great...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Wow, air traffic control...that seems less stressful :)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. it is free advertising AND they want you to pay for it????
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Yeah, I have. I have to sit on my hands not to give scathing replies back about how they didn't belong in the ER in the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Where I work there are a few nurses who are allergic to the soap and hand sanitizers. They go to Oc Health and are given...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. They forgot the room service button...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Nom Nom Nom Inter-shift hostility is a whole different 'thing'... Just like inter-departmental hostility - AKA "hate the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I am siting here with my mouth hanging open.....and I suppose the administration thinks that patients will use this...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. You need some intensive self care. A number of us have been there done that and are here to reassure you that this is...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Nothing quite says "y'all best be moving offa my property" like the sound of racking a mossberg 500.
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    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. I personally prefer shotguns. But they are kinda hard to conceal . . .
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    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Anyway, can't seem to get more than 4 to 5 sharpenings on my chains. Running a Stihl 290 18"and an Echo ES-300 14". Think my...
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    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Sign me up! Seriously though, I understand your frustration, I would look around and apply other places.
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. I agree!
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. It does sound sort of heavenly!
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Is that all you have to do? Little interaction? In a room all by yourself? I'll take it.
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. It's understandable how anxious this is making you feel. Also, I think it shows you are a cautious, conscientious nurse. But...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Well clearly, you are a much better human being than the OP, Rivalicious. You are a much better human being than I. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Let's sing the beautiful jobs of non-bedside nursing! Pharm/Med equp rep, Office nursing (some have good pay), surgery...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. OP, another thought too- being a nutritionist will suck too, as guess what, you'll be serving the same non compliant people...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. BTDT, you have company! I guess I'm old too... EEK! We aren't o-l-d, we're seasoned.:cool:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Would you prefer that posts be more basic, then? Sorry, I can't resist a pun. Back to your point, OP. Honestly, I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Get to a professional mental health person now. You need someone to help you cope with what is going on NOW, and then you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Before you jump off the nursing ship, have you considered trying to change where you work? I mean different unit/floor or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. The bottom line here is that the OP is not well versed in pain management. The OP intentionally did not medicate the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. I am so sorry about your grandma. How terrible for all of you...It does reiterate the need for a better system, more...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  33. Give formal notice, but they can't do much if you aren't available :smokin:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. The current culture that is happening on the unit is not in tune with how I like to be a nurse. Ya'll know how I am, we...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. Some of you have heard this story before, but i think it might help. I was in shock when I first lost my hospital job to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. If he was awake and asking for pain medication and with how you interpreted the order waiting for one to wear off before...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. I guess I'm curious how you define breakthrough pain and why you thought a PRN needed to be designated as such? I'm not...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. When did I become the old timer? In 1989, I was a young fresh-faced nurse ready to start the first steps to becoming a...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. In my experience during a second interview they tend not to ask the same questions and if they do and you think your...
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    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  40. Surprisingly dark humor for the "About a Nurse" cartoon series. I approve.
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  41. Ask her what she wants to do.... Kudos to you for being a supportive and encouraging parent. You are blessed she has been...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. There are CDC guidelines on exposure precautions for pregnant HCWs, in general it would appear you've placed far more...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. You told the charge nurse instead of the manager? I'm just curious why you told someone else instead of just not entertained...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. It could be that you are working in an unsafe "system." I don't see why you have to take a the blame.
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  45. While we don't have PTO where I work, we have sick time. Once a year, HR asks all employees to donate 7.5 hours' worth of...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. Because dried blood means there was bleeding somewhere that is difficult to see. It is akin to leaving an incontinent...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Bingo! I applaud yours!
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  48. I'm going for the extra credit. The vasopressin and nitroglycerin are synergistic because they help improve blood flow to...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  49. This thread reminds me a little bit of when I was very new in critical care, and we had some hemodynamic drips that...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  50. I recommend contacting your lab technologist in charge of this - who may even be the educator for that product. Not only do...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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