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By sherdk

Joined May 9, '12. Posts: 21 (62% Liked) Likes: 44

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  1. I have to reply to this post, since I do feel strongly. I guess I am one of the "paranoid" ones, but I feel like it is my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I think last names should not be on the badge but especially in cetain areas like the Emergency Department. Police can give...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. There are exceptions to everything. When I worked at the jail, I covered my last name with a little bit of masking tape....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Sadly, that scenario plays itself out where I work with distressing regularity, but on children whose wishes are never...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Check everything you possibly can, head to toe assessment (at least neuro and heart/lungs) and MONITOR! You know that "sense...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. This happens a lot in peds where the parents say something isn't right with the child but can't quite put a finger on it....
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Listen to them and watch them like a hawk! And if they tell you 'now it's time to call son in Boston', RUN, do not walk to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I guess if she was so worried about it and didn't think signing your initials to things you didn't do was okay, I would...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. This is why it's SO important to convey to everyone you know, friends, family, and YOURSELF, to have a health care proxy,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I agree with JMBnurse. I think sometimes family members need "permission" to let go. I think that for some, there is a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I wear my hair in a ponytail, my scrubs are neatly pressed, but I like wearing makeup. Some would say my choice in make up...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. I worked in LTC for 6 years. This is familiar and touching. You have a beautiful way with words.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I have been an RN for 41 years and if a nurse tells you they have never made a mistake, they are lying to you! Learn from...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Every last one of us has made a mistake and been extremely upset by it. You did everything else by the book, you had a...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. I feel so bad for you, because we have all been there. Please don't let this discourage you. We truly have all made...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Please dont beat yourself up. That is honestly is a common mistake. Others would not have documented, filed an incident...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. oh and you know what? You didnt try to hide it, you had a resident check him over and were owning up to what you did even if...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. You'll never do that again...we all make mistakes, and no one was harmed.
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. We have blue tourniquets...ive never even seen a white one!! Don't beat yourself up!! Now you will make it part of your post...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. We all make mistakes and you will make more! I bet you'll never make that particular mistake again!! Your patient is fine...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Nursing in academia IS ridiculous. But nursing in the real world is nothing like what you read about in textbooks. I do...
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    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  23. UNLESS they started back in the day when nursing was actually about being a nurse and not what it has devolved into now....
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    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. I am happy to read this post as well and I am not offended at all. I have been in nursing most of my adult life- that means...
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    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  25. Well said! "No day but today"
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  26. No worse then the "privacy" in an ER where you are explaining meds to a pt.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. I've been a nurse for 21 years in both ER and ICU. I have worked both small, rural hospitals and large level 1 centers. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Change specialities! I love my doctors, my supervisors, my team-mates, my patients and my job. Could do withouth all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I used to hate nursing. I worked long-term-care for years as an LPN then I went back and got my RN thiinking that once I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I always do: Name, age Why they're here/history Vitals/pain/accuchecks/isolation/any abnormal labs Systems
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. If you really want to quit, you should do so ASAP so you don't waste your time and the hospitals expense in training you. ...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  32. RNsRWe, you are so much nicer than I am. I, for one, was angry at this post. My question is if you liked home health and you...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  33. Tough call. But really, what you're seeking is permission to quit once the internship is over, bottom line. What I mean...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  34. I think you are asking about the end of the tubing when the antibiotic is finished. You need to carry a cap with you to plug...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  35. Disconnect the line. Put a sterile cap on the end of the IV line. Flush the saline lock. The saline lock needs to be flushed...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  36. Prior to having a meeting with the new grads, I would draft and send out a letter/email/handout to find out what topics they...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. This is a great idea, if the group is facilitated by a department educator, staff nurse who frequently precepts, department...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Self care would be an excellent topic, which also ties into your time management. A needed discussion for all nurses, not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. I agree. If I were a group discussion leader, I guess I would start out asking the group what they would like it to be. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Remembering how scared and unsure I was as a new grad I would love something like this. I would start out with asking them...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I enjoyed the article and agree with you 100%. To add to the conversation, our cultural views (Western, particularly...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  42. HAHAHAHAHAHHAA No way in Hades do I think this.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  43. I interviewed at a LTC facility. The first nursing job I interviewed for. LPN, fresh out of school and passing NCLEX. I...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  44. Great articale, thank you. I'd love to see more volunteers come into our facilities to visit our residents, so many of...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  45. I am a nurse by vocation, but a geriatric nurse by choice. :heartbeat
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  46. The best part of working LTC was the residents. I really enjoyed the interactions and feeling like I knew more about them. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  47. I have been an operating theatre nurse for seven years. For the past three years, I have volunteered for a healthcare...
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    Article Forum: Nurses Rock
  48. Those that devalue the elderly are not old and frail yet. I have been a LTC LPN for a year now and while I'm still new, I...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. I work in a LTC/Rehab facility. Mostly on the Rehab side. I must say, I must be the exception rather than the rule, b/c I...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  50. During the many years that I have spent browsing these forums, I have noticed a common theme regarding the preconceived...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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