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  1. Juan, thank you for responding. A more in depth review of Critical Care Fundamentals sounds like something that I...
    blueheaven
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. None of you will like what I have to say. But let me kick the hard truth to you. Honestly about 50% of people I talk to are...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, saying that you were fired is a bad idea. Always go with the "don't...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I worked with a nurse who had some weird misunderstanding with the wife of one of our frequent flyers (an oncology unit) for...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. You mention that you are a 14 year nurse. In this same facility? Bottom line--They can hire 3 nurses for the wage that...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I belive my first 'message board' WAS Allnurses :) maybe in 2002 or so? And I remember one particular post reply (I want...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. It's valid to me, as I am not offended. I once weighed 200 pounds---something my small frame couldn't handle--after...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Yeah, if you want privacy, a teaching hospital is not the place. I guess I was referring more to the attitude and...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Interesting that people believe that. I live within an hour's drive of the medical mecca of the world with many teaching...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. True, but you can still refuse anyone's care and attention, including house staff, and if it's a teaching hospital, it's...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Unfortunately, if someone is going to be upset about a parade of residents and medical students crowding into their room, or...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I just came back to this thread after perusing some of my other more recent posts, and I have to say WOW---the outreach from...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses? Of course they can, diploma programs did so for decades before and...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. There are many, many hospitals that are phasing out more experienced nurses who hold a lesser degree than a BSN in favor of...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What a powerful article! Thank you for telling your story of honesty and integrity at a time when there is precious little...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. I am fortunate to have a job as wonderful as this one. The cozy group home where I work is meticulously geared toward making...
    blueheaven
    Article Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Most of us agree that there is much enjoyment and pleasure gained from being part of a social website. My own weakness...
    blueheaven
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. There seems to be more than one confusion on how a union can be of benefit to nurses. Especially when the grass seems so...
    blueheaven
    Article Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  19. Yep to avoid snitches stay away from nurses who are too close to the DON or unit manager and especially stay away from...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'd like to see more LTC areas get slapped with law suits like this. Those are the really dangerous places.
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Need to know more, was she be called in to do mandatory overtime? Had she only been off a few hours and then went back in? ...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. For me, there is nothing more special (I can't come up with a better word - important?) than caring for people (and their...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nicely written. Although I have worked in ICU and Hospice - both of which involve life and death - there are some things you...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I too have had this discussion with my p-doc, who works closely with me on everything but especially work-related stress...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Oh no, not again ... What's the point of having any sort of reasonable criteria if you can pressure transplant teams into...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing News
  26. ... Never mind.
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing News
  27. Was this a comfort care only pt?? The CCA after DNR leads me to believe it was. With that an ICU transfer would not be...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. Did this patient have orders that included not doing anything invasive? I have had many patients that would not wish for a...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. I am so sorry you had that experience. That is sad that she had no pain meds or antiemetics to help with the emesis. ...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I'm really sorry. That sounds terrible. It sounds like the patient was "Comfort Care Only", is that right? I would think...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Congratulations on the new job! Just want to stress to you that while you are orienting, to take advantage of all the help...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. You will definitely have to turn off the suction when giving meds for at least 30 minutes (some will tell you an hour). ...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. My first thought was cancer as well. It would not be inappropriate to suggest a cancer workup to her care team. Good luck!
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Look into getting your pccn. It's like the ccrn for progressive care or tele floors. Go to www.accn.com for more details to...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  35. Hugs and prayers to you in your time of need.
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  36. Oh dear one, you and your hubby will be in my prayers. May God grant you strength and peace that passes all understanding....
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  37. I have no words other than to say I am sorry you and your family are going through this. You are and continue to be a light...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  38. Prayers said for you & your family, Viva.
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  39. ((HUGS)).....you KNOW I'm here
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  40. Learning to live on $15,000 less a year takes longer than one month. You can't take $ 600 a month from anybody and expect...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. I can't speak for all situations or all states, but I have been hospitalized for depression many times over the last 5...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  42. I think you need to seek treatment for it will catch up to you and affect your job. You are going through a tough time and...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  43. PS. I wanted to clarify that your boss definitely doesn't have to know why you are out sick- I voluntarily told mine. You...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  44. You should have called in. You should not go to work sick with a fever, you could be contagious. Putting other staff and...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. I agree with PPs. I totally get being short-staffed and not wanting to call out, especially if the culture there frowns upon...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. If you work in LTC, then you are most likely working with frail elderly and immune compromised residents! It is totally...
    blueheaven
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I thought about trying to become one of the "chosen ones" at work, but it seemed like it involoved way too much butt-kissing...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. I don't know if it's a regional thing, but south of Boston the kids call them "Johnny's" or "Johnny Rottens" Neurontin is...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  49. I am so mentally drained somedays that I often wonder what in the heck i'm doing working a rehab hosp. Especially when you...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  50. Don't argue with them. Get a Doctor's order stating that these meds need to be given an hour apart, and clarifying which...
    blueheaven
    Forum: Addictions Nursing


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