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By Fiona59

Joined Oct 9, '04. She has 'Ten plus' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,199 (35% Liked) Likes: 6,521

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  1. I hate dealing with crazy family members too. What they don't seem to realize, when they are taking up our time with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I've felt that way at times. I've had issues with patient's families that were very draining. One of the brothers of my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The feeling of wanting to go home, close the blinds, turn off the phone, and lock yourself in the closet with a can of tuna...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I've been a nurse for almost a year, and I think burnout has hit me hard. I'm also finding certain aspects of the job...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I've been a nurse since doctors and nurses smoked at the desk. I was working the night John Lennon was killed. We wore those...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I charted with a 4 color pen to show which shift I was working. "/QUOTE] I had forgotten that! Black/blue 7-3 shift,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The month I graduated from nursing school, 1) Bill Clinton was President-elect. 2) Gas was about $1.05/gallon. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Actually no, it isn't relevant. This wasn't a thread about who was "better", simply a fun thread about how many changes...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why did you feel the need to interject that tired topic? This thread is not about whether older nurses who are sloppy, bad...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I've been a nurse since before Daisy my cat was born. I've been a nurse since before my favorite team went to the Final...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I sat for NCLEX ( I'm not sure that was even what it was called then) in 1987. I had just had a baby two weeks after...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. OMG, those heavy ortho frames with the end pieces that stuck out just enough to jab one in the side of the leg when rushing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I've been an RN for 25 years now. (My second degree.) I was pregnant with my daughter when Elvis died. I was in the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I've been a nurse since before the Bicentennial (but not too much before :-)), before C. Everett Koop was Surgeon General...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hmm. I remember when Elvis died... it was 37 years ago Saturday. I was at work when I heard, slinging hash in a coffee shop....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I was admitting a patient the other night into the PICU, and the parents were VERY anxious. Rightfully so. Our attending, in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I've been a nurse since before we had to wear gloves to start IVs, before these was a "needle-less" system, before there...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. The comment was inappropriate. But it had nothing to do with her job or place of work. I'm sure many will disagree with me....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. In nursing homes LPNs and RNs many times perform the same roles. I see no problem with a nursing home having LPN in house...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. That's your interpretation. Others have made comments similar to mine, so I wonder why you didn't feel the need to deflect...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I would have a terrible migraine that weekend and have a doctor's note ready to prove it.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Clinical placements were always a mess for us and we often didn't know where we were going until a couple days before. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Sometimes you'll find that scheduling is a hot mess. We've had clinical sites changed a month prior to classes starting, 2...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I give them to my neighbor who cuts out what she wants and makes quilts. She does a very good job with them. Otherwise I...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. I think of scrubs as "cheap" also, probably because when I worked in the business world (accountant) I had to wear suit...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  26. I have scrubs in my closet that I've been wearing for 15 years or more. They just seem not to wear out... and they still...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  27. I see our work clothes as cheap, especially compared to our peers who have dry-cleaning bills to keep their expensive work...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  28. Ones I don't like anymore, have become worn/faded, etc...I use them as bum around clothes (when I have no intention to leave...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  29. I am wearing them til they get super worn, cause scrubs are expensive
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  30. Time to disengage from this attention seeking individual
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  31. Run lol
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  32. I would personally avoid a boundary stomper like that at all costs. I would also never stick around in a moms group where I...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  33. Too bad I didn't see it. Might have lured me out to smack someone....then again, maybe it's GOOD I didn't see it...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. AB has been cutting jobs and laying people off for two years. More position eliminations will continue throughout the...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  35. Yes it is very unrealistic. They would certainly be looked into and could even lose their accreditation with the CNO for...
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    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  36. I think we all feel this pain. My state does not have legal safe nurse-patient ratios (based on acuity). Each facility...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  37. Or TWO central lines from a groin site? Oy. With an INR above 5?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I agree do what makes you happy and will help you succeed. If a rolling backpack will satisfy your needs, use it with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  39. Think of how fast graduation would be over, though! :)
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    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  40. How much did you research a location to work in if you didn't identify it as a city rather than a province?
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  41. This drives me nuts! Also, saw a patient with no eyes charted as PERRLA. Really?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Wow. You'd last about an hour in our ED with an attitude that "restraints should almost never be used." Restraints should...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I do the same, however, I always give an example of behavior or verbal abuse (in quotes) so if my charting goes to a jury, I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. ICU nurses are supposed to document a full assessment every 4 hours. Now am I really going to check peripheral pulses, ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Honestly, you have to so what is best for your career; I also would've let the agency handle the pt in notifying a change in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  46. Once you go to school you will see the difference between a PSW and a LPN. There is no amount of telling people that can or...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  47. I completely understand wanting a better life and I said as much. Who among us doesn't want better pay, better surroundings...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  48. Did you not do any research into these places that you want to move to? If you had you would have discovered that 2 are not...
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  49. Let me see if I understand what you're asking. You came to Canada without first laying the ground work to be able to work....
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    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  50. Wanted so bad to say this when I first read the thread. Glad someone else did as I was sitting on my hands! There are so...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student


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