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By CarryThatWeight

Joined Apr 17, '12 - from 'Texas'. CarryThatWeight is a RN. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology, Mental Health'. Posts: 194 (36% Liked) Likes: 238

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  1. I feel every shift that doesn't end in me strangling a random administrator is a day I've gone above and beyond.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. At my hospital, there has recently been a push for nurses to "go above and beyond" when providing patient care. They send...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My mother has (had... ) severe mental illness. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar, and manic-depression among...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. I have to admit that I find posts like the OP somewhat ironic when compared to the enormous number of posts asking for help...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Yes, medical school is much harder than nursing school. Begin with the path to entry: The foundational education for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm sure medical school is much harder than nursing, though doable if you are willing to put in the time and effort to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Medical school is harder than nursing school, period. Moreover, while I think many would do okay in medical school if they...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. That 'adrenaline type stuff' isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, it's initially exciting to be involved in a code that...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. since the end of December everything surrounding Jahi has been nothing but a media circus because of the family, we are able...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  11. While posters may seem defensive, we should be for you are maligning a honorable and trustworthy profession, your random...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I believe that one day we will all be judged. So, therefore, it is not our place to judge others. Thank you for sharing your...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. I graduated from my nursing program well over a decade ago, magna cum laude, worked step-down for a short time then...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. For some reason, I always have immediate concerns about any situation where a husband feels compelled to speak for his wife....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Virus's by nature are constantly adapting and changing. I see no lack of "critical thinking" in anyone's part by wondering...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I find it interesting that Dr. Brantly was meticulous with his PPE and yet still he was infected, and that Nancy Writebol...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I agree. And did they not wash their hands, as a poster said that's all it takes to eradicate the threat of transmission of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Whats crazy is this is from Texas If she was from NY NJ or somewhere else up north, id expect her to go free with some...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  19. You're new in the ICU. Give it a chance. If people are stuck up, then just mind your business. There's always something to...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. There is a big difference between dealing with day to day sick patients and a patient with a class 4 contagion which if...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm very impressed that when (or if) you do become a nurse, you will not be concerned with your "private time". Drop us a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I'm not naive, and not surprirsed or angry. None of that applies. I never suggested that because nursing instructors don't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I find it strange that people are passing judgment on those nurses who don't think they'd want to take on such...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The hospital is saying one thing and doing something else. The claim is that they are excluding smokers, when in realiety...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Given that you, yourself, are not a nurse, perhaps you should refrain from passing extreme judgments on those who are. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I get that you see that there's a difference between using a trump card and not wanting to expose other people, but I don't....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I am unable to bear children, and I take great offense to the idea that my life is therefore less valuable.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. I have older parents who may need me. They are my only family. If your kids are a good enough excuse, so should the family...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. You may not see it that way, but that's how it appears to me. Who's supposed to take care of these patients? What if...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. It makes me crazy when I hear the proverbial, "But I have children..." Good grief, it's used for everything from refusing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. I also wonder if Ebola is airborne because I find it difficult to believe that the expert doctors, Brantly and Writebol,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. THIS!!! Seriously, I must have missed the part of my nursing school application or licensing paperwork where I agreed to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I'm curious, how will the used linen be handled? How will lab specimens be transported and tests run? What special...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I'd go to the CPI website and read up on the concept of patient deescalation. Also you'll want to be aware of your...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  35. A sign saying "gun-free zone" is welcoming those with intentions to hurt people, knowing that the victims will be...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  36. Honestly, I don't think your BSN program is all that expensive. If you have the opportunity to go there, I would do that. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. To be honest with you, having stability and consistency in your home and personal life are HUGE factors to your success. ...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  38. Are you active in Al-Anon? That is the "sister" organization of AA that is for family members and loved ones of alcholics...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  39. I've been an RN for 22 years, with a ADN. I have my CCRN and 17 years under my belt as a ICU nurse. I am almost done my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I have a lot of thoughts on this subject based on my own educational background. Of course these are only my opinions based...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I worked inpatient Oncology and loved it. (I'm currently on disability and miss it terribly!) It was always something new...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I have not posted here in a LONG time (several years, I'm guessing) and I don't even know if there any familiar names on the...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  43. Yup everyone gets a gold star like first grade or little league ;) I am cavalier when some rando poster gets on here and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Dude chill, is admonishing? What is this 1956? I was letting the guy know everyone makes mistakes and for him not to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. If my family member is coding, don't even think about wasting 15 seconds scrubbing the freaking hub. Give the meds, the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I find it hard to believe you have never, not once forgotten to scrub a hub. I think it's ridiculous to accuse someone of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I've been lurking for a while and joined just to respond to this. I'm not a nurse yet, I'll graduate this December, but...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  48. I have spent 8 years in Oncology and BMT. Oncology patients often want and need connection with those who are caring for...
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    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  49. I want you to please know that pacu nurses do not just sit, take vitals, and chit chat. I have worked 3 PACUs and days that...
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    Forum: PACU Nursing
  50. I was reading a thread in another area, about napping at work. Someone wrote that she heard that there are nurses who even...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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