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  1. You think this is funny? You are proud of this? You think this was a right thing to do? I am sure your...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I don't see anyone here posting from the instructor perspective. I have been a student, too, and remember it vividly, good...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Why is it that when an experienced nurse tells her orientee in front of someone that they did something incorrectly they are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. It isn't about what's professional or moral. If they've treated you like crap, then you owe them nothing. It's not about...
    catlover314
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. We are a 60 bed 5 pod unit. We have 4 huge freezers with bins that store milk. Each pod has a dorm fridge that stores milk...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. I'm not sure of the brand we use, but we have a large freezer and fridge in a separate room on the unit, the "Nutrition...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. We are a smll unit, less than 50 beds, with 3 rooms. We have one large freezer for all the breast milk, (like a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Some states may require you to go to a "lab grade" refrigerator and freezer. Our small (10 bed) unit had to do this. These...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. hmm we have two HUGE (floor to ceiling) freezers. Organized alphabetically, each kid has a page in the log book and we write...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Plain old kitchen refrigerator, two doors (top freezer, bottom fridge).
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Conflict resolution is tricky. No one ever seems to be happy. There are a few things missing from the other postings:...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Management
  12. It's called OBSESSING, and every addict and alcoholic is guilty of it. We get something on our mind and it takes away...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. I'm with Cheryl. You are in very EARLY recovery. 7 months is not far out but the early period is the worst because...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. We draw our own labs, line, venous or heelstick. We also have a Gem for blood gases. Some of our staff do art sticks if need...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. I don't let the lab near my babies. They might be perfectly competent, but I'm territorial! The only thing we've had to...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. The lab does not come into our NICU, we draw our own labs via heel stick or arterial line/broviac. If the baby has neither...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. You may never want to work at this place again, but you will have to depend on them for a reference at some point or...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I hope this does not come across as harsh, it is honestly not meant that way. Why would you expect niceness? Was she...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I let them finish their thoughts, (rants) and say, "I hear you, (I am listening) and understand that you are upset...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. It's great to know that so many colleagues are being proactive and preparing to become more effective Nursing leaders. ...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Management
  21. True there are those that scraped by in nursing school and maybe repeated classes. There are also those that took the NCLEX...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Frankly, the more "out there" they get, the more calm I become. It marks a clear line of who the reasonable party is and...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. 100% agree. The hotter the "customer" .. the cooler your head must remain. I have never been unable to calm down an...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I'm an RN Nurse Educator who taught a formal customer service program for years. De-escalation is always the name of the...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I have learned that the louder they talk, the softer that I answer is what works best for me. This way they have to shut up...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. To be painfully honest, this response sounds kind of childish, like you are tossing it back in her face and throwing down a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Just tell her you are swamped now, and can't get to it. This is a team situation, and she is part of the team. In an urgent...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. We have a variety of councils which are working quite well. They usually take a good year or so to really take off and have...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  29. I wouldn't say I'm a leader, but I've received compliments for actually doing something when things go sideways. Some folks...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  30. I would say you just lack confidence in yourself. leaders are not in fact 'born' there is no specific gene for it, or im...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  31. I have made many mistakes in my nursing career. I don't consider myself a great nurse, but I know I'm a work in progress. I...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. on that thought gitano...... maybe hospitals can get coffee mugs at work that says, "great nurse...or at least i think...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Did you ask for help or did you just assume everybody could read your thoughts, knew you needed help and chose not to give...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  34. Strange...two hours ago my bladder felt like it would explode.
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  35. Coming in a bit late, but I want to point out that "baby friendly" means something very specific. The Baby Friendly Hospital...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  36. my second year working in the icu brought about changes, both good and bad. i was becoming more competent, more independent,...
    catlover314
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. With all of the checks and requirements that women are required to go through in order to donate milk to a milk bank, and...
    catlover314
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  38. Hi, Ahleesejo, I've worked in 13 NICU's across the country over a 26 year career and can't recall a meeting to...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  39. Hi ahleesejo, Congrats on your move up to the manager level. I have had many different managers at multiple facilities...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  40. Our manager will sit down during a unit meeting and discuss what happened. She lets us talk too, which is important. We...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  41. Actually, HPPD stands for hours per patient day. What this means is the amount of hours permitted or allowed for a nurse...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Management
  42. To my2sons: You are in a delicate position and your appreciation of the politics here is admirable. I think the key is to...
    catlover314
    Forum: Nursing Management
  43. Just curious: what is your floating policy where you work? Do you have to work all areas, or do you get to pick which area...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  44. I work post-partum--just babies (and breast feeding!) I used to float to PICU, occassionally peds, also just supposed to...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  45. This is one of many, but my latest personal favorite... I guess one nurse must get really bored I come on and find that...
    catlover314
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  46. As a nurse on her way out of hospice, I can draw from my experience of what I have learned about the successful hospice...
    catlover314
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  47. Well thanks for all the positive info my assignment was a nightmare,my recruiter was not up front, there was no public...
    catlover314
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  48. I went to nursing school in Flag and worked as an extern at FMC for a year. Mind you, this was over a year ago, so my info...
    catlover314
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  49. Well, I will try to help. I lived in Flagstaff twice for about a year each time. I am an Arizona Native and one of those...
    catlover314
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  50. Add me to the list of bad hospital experiences. Got resolution by: a. Contacting patient advocate and informing them...
    catlover314
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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