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By SleeepyRN

Joined Oct 26, '11 - from 'Berwyn, IL, US'. Posts: 698 (44% Liked) Likes: 802

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  1. The bag needs to hang lower than the pt/resident. Urine backflowing from the bag/tubing into their bladder is a HUGE risk...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. And I'm not really sure what you mean in the title of your thread and your initial question. It doesn't really make sense in...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. The ignorance and judgmental attitude admitted by the OP in this thread is really disheartening.
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. He must really like you. He was marking his territory letting all the other boys know that you are HIS nurse. :)
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. I would start high and let them negotiate you to 20-23 range
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Please everone, remember that the pain scale mentioned here is asking the PATIENT to compare this pain with the greatest...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Well, when was this? Perhaps she just hasn't responded YET. She contacted you to let you know there was an opening, she...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I believe I do understand. . .somewhat. I worked as an LPN for 4+ years and never felt these feelings of not being 'good...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. I don't have it but I have coworkers who do. You'd never know by looking at any of them that they suffer from it. Pain...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Before I became an APN, I worked for a busy pediatric practice and did phone triage a lot. The key is to have good protocols...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. My mother is one. She doesn't take pain meds but she has an autoimmune disease that leaves immune complexes in her blood...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. I have fibromyalgia and it is extremely painful. I can assure you it is most definitely not in my head, and I am not an...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. My kids really help me realize why I'm doing nursing school BUT. Nursing school ranks up there with the hardest things I've...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. I don't work in a pediatric office but, as a pediatric visiting nurse, parents call me about stuff they should be calling...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Something similar happened during my time attending an LVN program back in '04/'05. My clinical instructor would ask, "Why...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. You're welcome. To be honest in the hospital I was making 23/hr without shift differential. I am making slightly lower...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. I do telephone triage for a busy peds office. We talk directly to the parents. They call in and tell us what it going on....
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Most phone triage setups will have the pt (or parent in this case) leave a message. Our phones have a red light that...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. Umm, I think you're being a little hostile. I did say I always err on the side of caution, correct? You don't know me at...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. The plural of "anecdote" is not "data". I see this everyday on social media and, unfortunately, in my own family. One can...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  21. Great point....each person I know who excelled in my program each had some sort of obstacle that made them dig deep and kick...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Go to your college academic counseling office or dean of students. They have heard this story many times before and will...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I hope you have a fresh pair of asbestos undies on because pretty sure you are going to get some heat from this. My advice,...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. My Dad was waiting for a call from "the nurse" at his doctor's office. I asked him if she was really a nurse, and he said,...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. And then in my school, we have students having physical fights with injuries in the parking lot and fighting over who sits...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. If your relationship cannot "survive" nursing school. It won't survive marriage, mortgage, children and debt. If he is so...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. I'm confused, where in the OP's post did it say that she was expecting any of what you describe from the nurse? She was...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. "NETY!" is also the rallying cry for the perpetually aggrieved, and it annoys the heck out of many of us who don't shoot...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  29. I have to say....that after many years in the nursing profession. I have yet to see any nurse eat the young. ;) I really...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  30. I'm in my last semester of nursing school and have met so many amazing nurses in my clinical experiences. These nurses were...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  31. Was she dehydrated when she came in, and now that they've tanked her up with fluids she's dilutional? Common problem, very...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  32. Five rights. Wait, it's 7 now. But those cards are clearly labeled w/ resident's name, drug name, and dosage. :yes:
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. I get what you're saying, I do, especially in the examples you gave. I will say though, I have often times observed...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  34. I can totally see where you are coming from. I was also a CNA before becoming an RN and would notify the RNs of any...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. I'm a CNA but I understand where you are coming from. A patient was getting a little restless and constantly getting out of...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  36. I'm an aide in a psych hospital, and whenever something seems to be brewing I tell a nurse. Often I do hear my co...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  37. I think that a lot of it is the language -- it's forgetting that the nurse requires an actual SBAR/SOAP/SOAPIE (SOMETHING!)...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  38. I sometimes work extra shifts on our psych unit. What I have noticed is that the mental health aides, CNA's, or techs, will...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  39. I worked in a state psych hospital for 20 years armed with a MSN plus extra grad credits which I feel prepared me well for...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  40. Maybe if you had asked the nurse to assess the patient and her behavior instead of demanding that a PRN be given, she might...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  41. If you never have and never will worked in LTC, then you really aren't qualified to state to unequivocally about the med...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  42. So when you see them sitting and playing with their phones, you say something like, "I need vitals on the patients in 201...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  43. Hmmm...and I am willing to bet that the administrator is not a licensed nurse. Which of COURSE means that if a patient has...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  44. Dear heart, you have a job, it's new to you, you will get better at it, and there is no reason to think you are risking your...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  45. Having worked PICU and step-down, all I have to say is that I pray for those children whose parents have not vaccinated...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  46. "I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  47. I just came here to vent after having a conversation with an anti-vax parent who told me that if more kids got certain...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  48. Yes.....it is mind boggling the amt of meds that are given to our elderly. I wish there was a way to d/c all meds and then...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. Why do I have to call lab to remind them of timed blood draws being drawn, well, on time? Why do I have to call dietary...
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. Could you clarify exactly what it is you’re trying to say?
    SleeepyRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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