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By marydc

Joined Apr 2, '12 - from 'USA'. Posts: 53 (64% Liked) Likes: 180

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  1. That person would be the one who uses the last line on the page.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Just wanted to give a shout out to all that I took and passed the ANCC Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse exam! I have...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Thanks for this article. Allnurses compiled mental health resources several years ago which I regularly update located...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right? According to the APA, studies show that...
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    Article Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. I didn't know that there were any facilities with these types of policies! And guess what? I guarantee you that somewhere in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. There is a HUGE difference between 'sleeping on duty' and taking a power nap during one's unpaid break time. I recently...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. A lot of us take naps on our break and let me tell you, it is SO refreshing. I honestly feel so much better for the rest of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I think this is a mistake. Personally I do not think taking a blood pressure is beneath the nurses role and there is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Unit Clerk and Manager had a secret meeting and decided to lock the cabinet with extra pens, pencils, post it notes,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When you feel yourself getting triggered and you're not sure what to say, just hear the person out, and calmly tell them...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. You're going to have to change your userID now. :)
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  12. My Story in bullets: Graduated w/ BSN 2010>>>>passed NCLEX>>>officially an RN Applied for every RN position I...
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    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. It shows you're very empathetic, which is a great quality for a nurse. One way to stave off the tears is to look up just by...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Doing my very first male catheterization on a real, live, human. 85ish y/o with bladder ca and retaining. Set up sterile...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. So you're a student nurse about to give your very first Lovenox shot. You sashay into the patient's room and, while...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I agree on the documenting. I disagree on the scapegoating. Where I work the team is very effective and supportive. I think...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Well-used digital rectal thermometer was giving odd numbers. After pt airlifted out, Me: "I think this thing is off"...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Maybe someone should call the CNO every two hours at night to test that out before it's implemented.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. So our patient satisfaction scores are down, yay us! A couple weeks ago, our CNO told us that and then a few minutes later...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hospital Administrator: Nurse, why are you wearing a marijauna leaf pendent at work? Nurse: What? The salesman told me it...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. On my computer desk stands a brightly painted wooden figurine of a toucan, a souvenir of a part of Mexico I've never visited...
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    Article Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. When I first started where I am attendance hadn't been addressed. When I met with my employees for their annual reviews,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Just Added: A new section called Now Trending on allnurses.com. It can be found on the main page. Basically, this page...
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    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. we have been issued phones so we can be reached instantly instead of being paged to pick up a line. If you are in the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. BAHAHAHA You just reminded me of our Thanksgiving gift. One year, management decided to gift us a frozen turkey for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I worked in a state facility for developmentally delayed. We got a new client who had to be removed from a group home due...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I am a nursing student who has been reading AN to better understand nursing culture to better prepare myself for the field...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. My unit is trialing enclosing the nurses station in glass to help reduce noise. It's actually working, and it looks nice...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I'm a just a student, but I came across this thread and read it, hoping I could learn from others' mistakes and not make...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I worked at a community health center that decided to run several emergency drills simultaneously. We had a man with chest...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Here's one that occurred at one facility at which I was contracted. It happened because of the inadvertent intersection of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I'll never forget the small community hospital where I previously worked. The infection control nurse initiated a program...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. A couple of gems from my previous unit and manager- - Manager was obsessed with keeping two visitor chairs in each room...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I don't want to post too many details about it, but the short version is: having nursing and laboratory staff re-paint the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. And the cookies...oh my, oh my. I used to work in a SNF that made a lot of effort to be home-like--meals made to order in a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I used to work nights on an OB floor. The postpartum rooms surrounded the nursing station. As often happens, the patients...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. The stupid nurse trick thread and some of the abusive policies cited in the getting fired for being late/calling out thread...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Decisions to call the MD need to be made on the basis of, "Does the MD need to be aware at this time. Does the patient need...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. Former manager here. 1. If the on call people are not coming in, start disciplining and fire people. They are not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I was going to reply one way, but then I read your post again and saw that you are a unit manager. It is time to assert your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Frequent call off? On-call nurses not fulfilling their obligations? That's the problem! People need to be confronted...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Frankly, if she has a problem with when you're clocking in and out, she needs to take it up with the nurse manager. It's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Life has taught me 1. To develop a thick skin and 2. That people with that type of personality (not just nurses) either have...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I live +/- fifty minutes to one hour (depending on traffic/weather) from the hospital. One winter, we had excessive snow. I...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  45. Attempt to assist the doc assessing the new admission by fetching the ophthalmoscope, decide you'll make sure the light...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. New grad in OR. CRNA: "hey, spike these two bags of NS for me". New grad: a second of slightly flustered look. Grabs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Oh, here is another one. When I was a LVN student, I was trying to be supportive towards a post-ob diabetic. "Well,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Lose weight. While awaiting arrival of new smaller scrub pants, continue to wear old baggy scrub pants with tightened...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Actually, it should comfort you. We ALL have stories like this - only some of us are brave enough to admit them!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Oh my god, yes please to this thread. Yes. May I? ~~ Call a code and begin CPR on a sleeping patient. Continue with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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