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Joined Mar 2, '11. Posts: 789 (52% Liked) Likes: 1,011

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  1. I worked with several women like this on a rather toxic unit. They would try to run others down in my presence. I refused to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I think my head just exploded with all the abbreviations.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Self-esteem can be defined as the extent to which we deem our value, worth, and competence as a person. It factors...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Yes, nursing has changed my outlook on end-of-life issues. However, we are immersed in a death-defying, death-denying...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Of course you can still do your job without vitals. The whole point of nursing is to take into account the patient's goals...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. My license is worth more than my loyalty to any healthcare facility.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Actually, I lost all respect for two colleagues today. One is a brand new grad, about 21 or 22 and gorgeous in one of those...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Do you work LTC? That's a tough area for a new grad. First off never, ever check off a med as "given" when you haven't...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. And here I was thinking that "professional" applied to hookers and what not.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Yes they sure did do me a favor. I have been playing the interview over and over in my head and have some thoughts about...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. I think one of the cruelest things we do is let patients lay in nursing home beds without the legal ability to terminate...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Hi guys! I have looked through this site for years and decided it was time to join. I am currently in the middle of a...
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    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. You're over thinking this. Each experience will bring a unique skill set to YOU. North Dakota with some people you know/...
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    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. AA&O gentleman, sitting up in bed at 0330 rolling his BM into little balls and lining them up on his bedside table. When...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NPO drinking from the toilet bowl, the mop bucket and his roommate's urinal. Three packages of saltines in an old woman's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I am very in favor of education with mentally ill pts. I am also very in favor of education with mentally healthy ones. ...
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    Forum: Patient Education
  17. :roflmao: The idea of needing a guardian just because I have bipolar disorder is laughable. There are times when I...
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    Forum: Patient Education
  18. I'm sorry to say......I don't think anything could surprise me anymore. With more than 20 years of nursing I've seen almost...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  19. Today, September 10th, is National Suicide Prevention Day. As comedian Robin Williams' recent death shows us, anyone can be...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. I took NCLEX the 2nd time this past Tuesday. It shut off at 75 questions & I started to cry because I thought I failed. I...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. It makes a lot of sense. Gabapentin has a very important place in the management of complex regional pain syndromes, and is...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Hahah, nice!
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. I could hear the complaining all the way down the hall as I clocked in for my shift. "Will somebody tell me again why we...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Take it to the logical conclusion. Nursing is bad on the back and highly stressful. Thus, to be true role models of...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. This conversation is discouraging to me as someone who just very reluctantly began the process of applying for SSDI. I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. "Where do climate change deniers, anti-GMO activists, and vaccine conspiracy theorists overlap one another? According to a...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  27. I don't "preach" to patients or families. Taking care of you health isn't a MORAL issue. If I thought there was some chance...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  28. ..........and most importantly.......covers your ass if you ever get taken to court. There are very few things we chart on...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Oh but if it was that simple...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  30. Here are some reasons why us Crusty Old Bats are Crusty! COB jump in 1. Back in the "old days" we were respected. If we...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Once upon a time, I was shy and reserved. I remember lamenting to my mother how I felt picked on as a new nurse and that I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. People pick on others whom they perceive to be easy targets. These coworkers view you as an easy target, so they're rude. If...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. That is not gaining experience. That is trying to survive in the seventh circle of hell. Get out before the inevitable...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Yet she brought her child to the ER?
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  35. I8i This is one of the most misunderstood, wrong, and hurtful ideas about spousal violence there is. It's also one of...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  36. Healthcare is changing. And not for the better. Behind all the pretty pictures on billboards showing a world where everyone...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  37. Was this in the well-known journal, No Sheet Sherlock, or the fabulous, Stuff We Already Knew, or my fave, Captain Obvious...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A study found doctors in several countries do not wash their hands properly 40...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  39. There’s being blunt, honest and plain spoken. There’s saying what you mean and meaning what you say. There’s giving it to...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. First thing, travel light, everything should fit in your pockets. I recommend a stethoscope. Second, a penlight. There...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  41. I have worked in a MICU here are some necessary things you will need: Stethoscope, penlight, calipers (for measuring rhythm...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  42. That is wonderful. Congratulations. That is a lovely picture but you really should protect your identity on a public forum....
    mariebailey
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  43. Many of the "new grad" threads will have nuggets of information that you can use, especially since you're new to the...
    mariebailey
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. No one has every said anything like that to me, but I've heard the line about not being smart enough to be a doctor. Nursing...
    mariebailey
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  45. We've been talking a lot about mental illness during this early part of May, which has been designated as Mental Health...
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    Article Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  46. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 35. Two months later I was involuntarily committed to the state hospital with that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. ​Visiting is a privelege, not a right. If you don't abide by the rules, the privelege is revoked and if you refuse to...
    mariebailey
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I agree that the direction our education system, in general, is headed is deplorable. The argument about for-profit schools...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  49. Maybe you need to talk it out with a psychiatrist or someone that you really can trust.
    mariebailey
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  50. I apologize for being remiss in checking my threads/articles. :blackeye: Things have improved rather dramatically in the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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