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Joined Apr 24, '11. Posts: 133 (50% Liked) Likes: 179

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  1. Best McGyver moment in LTC - cutting the end off oxygen tubing to insert into a gtube that had a broken seam on the cap...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I have worked LTC for 29 years. A few times I have tried to get out of the LTC grind-house, by trying to get into Acute Care...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Not every long-term care nurse chooses LTC as a profession. Sometimes, it chooses us. But no matter how you've arrived at...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Loved this article! I started out as a CNA in 1980-1981 and was laid off a year later because CNA's were no longer permitted...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. I, and others, have said this earlier in the thread but apparently it bears repeating: You do not have to provide any sort...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I just prefer if people don't tell me. it's none of my business...if there is an issue the manager can talk with them. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. a calf just got out of my pasture, it will be a while a red wasp stung my right hand , swollen cant grip a pen
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I would definitely call in if my dogs were too sick, they are my babies :-)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. we had been working short handed for a while and it was crazy. one of the nurses called off and when asked why she said...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. This actually happened - I swear (because you could NOT make this up!): I was the house supervisor over the four day...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I'm with you on this one RobtheORNurse...... I am seriously being considered for a position in a state prison, and from what...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. I once had a patient who was virulent and caustic to everyone, but was particularly repellent in his treatment of minority...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Having "soft skills" does not mean you smile while someone is kicking you. It really is the concept of kind but assertive...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. I guess it is time for me to find myself a new career. I am very much a tell it like it is person, while not mean, or...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Oh, please, give me a MAJOR break! Most nurses start out eager and kind - a few months or years on the floor takes care of...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. I just read a little excerpt from Silence Kills. I probably never realized, until just now, that other nurses share my...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. THAT is exactly how I feel. After a 40 year career, give me a nurse who KNOWS what she is doing. I can get my giggles and...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. If you find yourself bored, ask if there is someone, anyone you can help with anything.
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. There are many ways to skin a cat, and you might learn something new and interesting that you can use later (even if you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Always ALWAYS get report before doing EVEN the smallest thing (taking a bp etc.) Always report to the RN before you go...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Some of this may seem common sense, but I learned the hard way 1. Anytime your patient has any vital sign outside of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I used to love to get a double-shot vanilla latte every morning from a local coffee shop (along with an almond biscotti...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Youth doesn't last forever. Money isn't always readily available. Eventually there will be more than just you to support....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I honestly think they need to teach financial management in high school. Kids don't know or understand how to balance a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. learn to live below your means. You never know when that extra money will be needed. Also, take advantage of any retirement...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Our finances are mostly decided by the choices we choose to make or not. You do not have to be a Wall Street guru (this is...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. +1 to what joemomma35 said. Nursing is a weird culture, to anyone who goes there from a more diversified profession. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. "Weeks later I was taken into the managers office and told my tone was not appreciated the day I informed her about the day...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. 2nd Elkpark. Freedom of Speech applies to the government, not employers, not websites. And the government historically...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Unless you are wrapped in cotton wool and live in a fantasy world, we have all experienced or know somebody who has...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Thank you for this post. I enjoyed reading it and learned something from it. I had similar experience that you named...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Every unit has opportunistic snitches who will get you in trouble and possibly fired if they have an opportunity. I don't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. It is more important to get along with your coworkers for your own well-being than it is to actually be a good nurse who is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. 1.) This obesity epidemic has brought a whole new set of occupational hazards... 2.) This is nothing...you should've been...
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  36. I apologize doctor, but I do believe your hearing has gone from selective to near deaf. Perhaps it is time to consider...
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  37. I thought the ad said "Giant Sale", not "Giant's Sale"!
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  38. If Adminstration walked a mile in my shoes....
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  39. Some days, the job just gets the better of me!
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  40. Out on the parade route again I see. This hospital knows how to pack on the workload out of simplest things.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  41. You look a little weighed down. Need some help?
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  42. The hospital is cutting budgets...this is our new combination stethoscope/floor buffer...get to work!
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  43. Now apologize like you mean it and then I'll take it off.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  44. "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small."
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  45. Seriously, my 6 year old was helping me water the plants and spilled some Miracle grow.....
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  46. Put you BIG boy stethoscope on and deal with it.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  47. After a twelve hour shift, I always feel like something is weighing me down.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  48. "I told them if they just give me a big one, I could just check all of the patients' heartbeats on this floor at once!"
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  49. Wear the giant stethoscope, they said. It'll be fun, they said.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  50. Sorry we couldn't fix the nurse to patient ratios but we bought this giant stethoscope so you could vent your frustrations.
    martinalpn
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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