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By Nurse Maru

Joined Dec 22, '10 - from 'Nebraska'. Nurse Maru is a Psych Nurse. She has '2' year(s) of experience. Posts: 48 (48% Liked) Likes: 85

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  1. *** I used to work at a large Magnet hospital that had the same policy. One day some of us nurses were standing around in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. The audience the media serves is more out of control. If not, there would be no media wasting their time on the celebrity...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. So true.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. We had a really mean pt on our oncology unit. I was told she was a very intelligent and articulate woman who was in denial...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. I wish nurses would treat each other better :(
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Just as much as I wouldn't tolerate verbal and emotional abuse at home, there's no reason why I would tolerate it in the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Job hunt now while you are still employed. Don't leave until you find another position.. 6 months is not ideal but that...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Write it up. Nurses write eachother up all the time. Are doctors exempt? Exempt from have to respect coworkers? No.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I haven't read any of the other responses because what the OP wrote struck a chord. I got a call at work that my daughter,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If you work inpatient psych, guess what: you are still in floor nursing! Davey Do summed it up best. It's not without...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. This question comes from the perspective of a student or very new grad, who thinks that all nursing is, is "tasks," which is...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Aggressively interview. Tell them you are looking for a change, different shift, shorter commute, or something neutral. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I think you have made a really good point here. Reminds me of the dilemma anthropologists face when observing cultures -- do...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I too have been annoyed by the theorists who spew on and on about "caring". Its as if they all wrote their work after a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Stay in nursing! Professionals like yourself who care to question the status quo, problem solve and critically devise...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I've gone back to school to get my BSN. I knew it would involve a lot of nursing theory and writing papers, but I figured I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Been doing this almost 7 years. I get frustrated, tired, aggravated, etc, etc, ad nauseum. bottom line, though? I love what...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. We've been in nursing about the same amount of time and I'm also in NJ. It's not easy here (not anywhere, but especially not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I agree with this completely. And to add...she states "Many (not all) patients with chronic pain need limits so they don't...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. That's the problem-everyone is a drug seeker to some nurses and other medical professionals. Someone said on another...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. I pretty much disagree with everything you wrote. I don’t believe it is your job to second-guess the Physician in as far as...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. "I work on a med-Surg floor where dilaudid is prescribed excessively." This is not your nursing concern. Administer the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Thank you so much for stating this. As someone who WAS treated like a drug seeker in the ER last year when I went there for...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Here's my opinion on this whole thing. Unless you are an RN employed in a drug treatment center or somewhere else that...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. As someone who has had some pretty painful injuries...I can tell you my eyes were glued to my alarm clock to see when I...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  26. I once had a very wise Nurse Manager on my Orthopedic Unit who said during a staff meeting, "Give pain meds when they are...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  27. I think nurses need a lot more education regarding pain management and addiction. We recently had a class on this where I...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  28. Really? Then I don't see how you can ethically remain as their nurse. Once you're addicted, it's a choice? That...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  29. 100% agree with KatePasa. Whether it is safe to administer the medication in question should be the only consideration. On a...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  30. Just curious...is the cancer patient white and the SSC patient black? Just curious. Is suspicion of drug seeking ever...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. What a poor excuse for a nurse..makes me sad to see that there are nurses out there with zero compassion for people with...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  32. It's sad to see SSC patients labeled as drug seekers once again. Nurses have no business projecting what their idea of what...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. I have worked almost my entire career in settings with a large number of patients who are not ... *opiate naive*. I have...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  34. I'll go one further. Patients who are opioid naive with no chronic pain issues may not seem to be in pain, depending on...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. Everyone remember what we learned about the ways chronic and acute pain are expressed? People with chronic, opioid...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  36. I have had pts set their cell phones to go off every two hours. Did I give the meds, yep yep as long as it was safe..The...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  37. Well, the OP obviously has a well developed sense of humor -- much more important than looks!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. YES, YES, YES!!! I am so glad this was written. I have seen this everywhere I've been--management bullying and nurses all...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  39. A few months ago one of my coworkers casually said, "I'm going to punch out and finish up my charting. I don't want...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  40. OP, First of all, you are NOT a troll, an ogre, super hideously ugly! As I say to my husband occasionally, "Knock it...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. We've discussed at length how awesome some young, hot nurses think they are and how that perception fits with what sort of...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. My mother gave me a miller, fannypack, and insisted I should wear a nice pant suit to homecoming (I'm a chick lol), but so...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Hi folks. My questions in this thread are actually more serious than they'll seem... We've discussed at length here how...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. thanks guys. Nurse Maru, I dont know what his intentions really are, but I guess the way he constructs criticism, comes...
    Nurse Maru
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  45. Is he well educated himself by who's standards? Does he have a master's degree? If he is well educated, then he should see...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Have nothing to do with this man.
    Nurse Maru
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I'm sure he has a drivers license... similar reasons exist for professional licensing: to document meeting minimal...
    Nurse Maru
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Sounds like he needs to come out of the 1800s.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I'm sure there are other countries in which she could obtain the title of "nurse" without the degree from the state. For...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Well, at some point his daughter will be an adult capable of making her own decisions. Why not talk to her about her options...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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