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Joined Jul 25, '11. Posts: 66 (61% Liked) Likes: 144

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  1. The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a...
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    Article Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. I find this topic quite interesting having been on both sides of the spectrum. Growing up I was bullied every single day. I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. We've also had a spate of over-the-top threads about grade-fixing and abuse in nursing that overstate the issues in an...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I am sure I am about to get flamed for posting this, but I feel the need to anyways. I have been seeing these threads...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. walking into a crap storm in our high acuity section of the ER with no room to walk b/c there are stretchers EVERYWHERE...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I say BRAVO to Mass. and I hope that other status follow suit! I can't believe that this hasn't been done yet. Healthy...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Hi, Newbies, and Welcome to AN! Since the forum is clogging up with a bazillion threads all asking the same questions,...
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    Article Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. I think that would have required a lot of therapy to get over. WOW
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. If aything, when HIPAA was enacted it helped aid in decreasing discrimination due to individuals that had the disease;...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Personally, at this point I think it's about control and being right.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  11. True about the source of the article. I personally happen to know Jessica Hilliard through an internet support group, when...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  12. I have a friend who's little boy lost his battle with mito disease when he was 3. It took quite some time for them to get...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  13. for every "dead horse" YOU see, someone like ME (several months ago now) changed my avatar because she chose to post this. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I told him like it was. With a smile on my face and fire in my heart. ;-)
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I didnt realize the client was on O2. Thisn is SO dangerous. The agency should refuse to staff.Dont forget you are a...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. I'm not sure if that's true. Allnurses doesn't have someone pruning the comments that don't fit the owner's preference. I...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Discover the protection of FMLA. Some know FMLA from their maternity leave but it can also be used intermittently for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. It is my experience that a adolescent at this age seldom speak...they have their faces in a cell phone texting. ;)
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    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Juice? Oh, the cafeteria is down the hall to the left, and they have plenty juices to choose from! Or, "Sir, I'm sorry, but...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. The policy for every facility that I have been at is that it is absolutely not acceptable (like a fireable offense) to push...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Of course a hospital is a business.....They charge for a specific service. They are required to treat reguardless of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. If private rooms :up: If well-behaved :up: (no barking, must behave on-leash at all times, must remain in room at all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. My brother-in-law had a Golden Retreiver that could sense an impending seizure. Oddly enough, this dog also developed...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Weighted blankets are an AMAZING thing. You (and by you, I meant anyone in general) can make them yourself if insurance...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. I told my son I was jumping through hoops. I watched as I could literally see him think about me doing a jump through a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. I've always loved working with my elderly patients! The good news for you is, once you start working you'll get a ton of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. Drama often ensues when pots point out the color of kettles.
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  28. If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  29. OP, I'm not sure you are understanding how MRSA gets spread & contact precautions. For easy of visualization, pretend its...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. It depends on the level of support. V60s are considered BiPAP machines and ventilators. They can be hooked up to an ETT,...
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    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  31. They are patients. In a few settings, such as outpatient mental health, patient do prefer to be called clients, but for the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Yeah, a hundred and fifty years ago, nurses were cleaning rooms and all that noise because they didn't have IVs, chest...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I thought I sucked at math, even though my previous career seemed to use math a lot (Casino Table Games). I discovered, in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  34. Yes, thank you! I feel like a lot of people just come here to vent and post their frustrations. Granted, this is a "venting"...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  35. How do I 'like' this ^^^^^ about a million times??? And back in the day (stop rolling your eyes kids) when it wasn't...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  36. Statistics. lol Seriously, I hate math classes, especially nighttime classes, right after dinner.... :p
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  37. The answer is....do you utilize the rest room every day? Then so does your patient....and if you wish to be a good ADVANCED...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  38. Meds should never, ever be put in your pocket. Think of it as a lesson learned.
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  39. I did the exact same thing! I had to run and pull the Ativan and other meds from another Pyxis on another unit. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  40. Unless YOU make a big deal of it, the nursing staff will never know whether you have excellent insurance, pay cash for your...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. To me it sounds like they are putting the nurses in an untenable position. Why is management making you do their job? It...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  42. As an afterthought, I am reminded of one patient who whined that it was hard for her to "reach back there" because she was...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. I work in an ICU. I lay out the plan for the night right up front. I tell them I will be in the room at least every hour to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I am not sure what area you work in......or if you deal with the transfer of patients to other facilities....or work in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. I usually tell patients goodbye and if I really liked them then I'll spend a few minutes talking to them if I know I won't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. The thank you notes/cards need to come from the hospital administration, not the bedside nurses, IMHO.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Yes, I'm sorry, but this is strange. Now if the hospital wants to send home a brochure that says, "Thank you for using THUS...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I think reorientation has its place, like for meals and bedtime. "You had breakfast this morning, right now we're having...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. Lie to me. Tell me I am being held in safety from all my fans who would overwhelm me. But whatever you do, please don't...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  50. What the OP did is called therapeutic lying, which is recommended in middle and late stage dementia. It is much more humane...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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