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  1. Esme, Welcome back. Glad you're feeling better. And, uh, the board's been a little weird lately.....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I believe when we as professionals start delegating tasks out based on gender and the belief that it will make the patient...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. We require a code word that the pt comes up with. Just yesterday, I asked a caller "do you have a code?". The caller...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. After a vaginal delivery in which she tore a little bit, the physician was getting ready to repair her perineum. He was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I was walking my blind resident to the dining room. When we bumped into a chair. I said " well if this isn't like the blind...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient: I'm sorry. I'm not a very good patient. Me: That's okay, I'm not a very good nurse! (The shut down valve from...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "I just wanted to tell you thank you, I can tell you really care." Anonymous, 2015 So often I have heard this statement...
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    Article Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Regardless of whether you were actually right or wrong, it would be best to find another case, now, while you have a say in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. It sounds like you have issue with her personality in addition to her prescribing so it sounds like a decent idea to find...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. I do not work in such a place. And while I'm not a big fan of benzos I do acknowledge their medical and/or psychiatric...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. I'm trying to imagine the next job interview when they ask why you left your last job...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I think you should remember that people who write here are writing, oftentimes, about their stressors. People write about...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. I don't know why they don't just dc the etoh wd order. My nurses wouldn't allow me to get away with that. :) I like to...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. ROFL, gotta love auto spell correct. I got a text the other night that read: Pt escalated again given porn calm now
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. I think one way of counteracting the stigma of mental illness is for those that have it to come forward and talk about it. ...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. I too am glad you can come here to vent. I think having a mental illness yourself makes you empathetic and understanding in...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. I wish I could tell my clients at work that there is hope for a life in spite of a psychiatric diagnosis. Sometimes they...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. I don't post often compared to some but I do read AN extensively. I stay out of the flame wars but it gets really old...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I list where I work and use my real name so that people can find me. Just recently, a former college roommate of mind...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. To me, it depends on your intentions for having a presence in social media and how you are using any social media platform...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I know this forum isn't overly active, but I just wanted to say I'm starting my brand new career in psych! I was hired...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. I could cover the walls of my house with rules that are made, then bent and broken. Sometimes the rules need to be broken....
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    Forum: Nursing News
  23. The thing about psych nursing is that you may spend days or weeks at a time doing noithing more strenuous and physically...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Hi everyone. I am new here. I must say I absolutely love reading all these stories. I have see some interesting things when...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Yesterday was my 5 year anniversary of being at my current job (outpatient psychiatric medication clinic). I really like my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Not a texting while working story.. but similar to PP. I work at a restaurant part-time, and it's really sad to see so many...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  27. For me it is gratitude. I am grateful that I have a well-paying, meaningful job. Lots of people don't have that. I have my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. My husband once put it to me this way and it has always helped me when I'm feeling like you describe...... Does what/who...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. It sounds as if this nurse wasn't able to convince the adjudicating body that her actions were the minimum needed for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. My humble opinion: Our own personal well-being is of the utmost importance. We cannot serve ourselves, much less others,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Why in the heck was the nurse wearing earrings in psych? When I worked psych, people knew better than to wear earrings....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Because you are taking care of your mother, I am assuming she is not well and can not take care of herself or live on her...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Frankly I am so done with this...it isn't fair to subject senior nurses who have extensive expertise at the bedside back to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I don't think its about control, in the case of the article of the OP, I think its about taking advantage of a weak economy...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I believe you are writing primarily from a theoretical point of view, as, from your profile, you are a pre-nursing student. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Have you really ever heard a physician or member of administration ever tell a nurse "you only have an associates"? I know...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I think people who say physicians disrespect ADN prepared nurses are projecting their own insecurities onto other people. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. A far wiser course of action would be to simply grandfather in all current RNs and make a BSN a requirement for future hires.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. If we have to raise the head/foot of the bed for a patient's comfort, we use foam wedges. I've seen them in use in a lot of...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  40. We do the assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation stuff just like all nurses. We give meds for...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  41. Please ask your charge nurse and nurse manager to help you problem-solve this. Make it their responsibility for you to get...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. We listen to our hearts and guts when it comes to assessing patients. It takes skill, experience and knowledge to 'listen'...
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    Toon Forum: Nurses Rock
  43. How about accepting their reality? Of course, they need to be safe and have dignity.
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I think "avoiding unnecessary psychological torture and abuse" is probably a better way of describing it than "lying".
    marydc
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. 14434 Don't even get me started on Dr. Oz. I'm on a weight loss forum, and OMG the things people bring up, particularly...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I don't think respect is tied to education all the tine. I have worked with quite a few disrespectful MD's(and nurses) and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. This is unacceptably rude and grossly unprofessional.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. Actually, when I was working in an LTACH the dr. asked for my help to turn the pt so he could see the pt's sacral wound. :)...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. The doctor's role is to investigate, diagnose and treat the disease itself. The nurse's role is to help the patient live...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. I was getting to DC a pt, when her boyfriend asked a question about what the doc had been in saying; the pt said "don't ask...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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