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By gonzo1

Joined Jun 8, '05. Posts: 1,586 (43% Liked) Likes: 2,080

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  1. I think a lot of people do not understand what nurses do. We are always the scapegoats for everything. Doctor writes a bad...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  2. This comment qualifies you as an idiot. I will accept the reprimand from moderators for saying so outloud and in print.
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  3. Never underestimate the ability of nurses to lack compassion for their own.
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  4. The study on pigs actually never proved that airborne transmission had in fact occurred. There is forty years of...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  5. She deserves to win an enormous settlement -- she went to work one day, took care of the patients assigned to her with the...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  6. The "Ebola Crisis" caused me a significant amount of distress. When my workplace started preparing, they gave us PPE that...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  7. Several years ago, a nurse that I knew contracted a very virulent strain of cdiff when there was an outbreak of this...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. There have been a lot of nasty comments on the internet about Nina Pham and her decision to sue. Some saying she's a gold...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. Thank you, I'm giving it my best! I did change the device to a safer one as soon as employee told me what had happened (said...
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    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. Thanks for the heads up! I'll watch how I word that then ;)
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    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. I hate when someone is admitted for cyclical vomiting syndrome- and then throw a fit about wanting to eat Cheetos and fast...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Just remember most ERs, as well as EMS agencies do not have the ability to look down into an airway with a scope, nor do...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Calm down. You are so stressed that you are not thinking or behaving in your usual manner. You can apologize to the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. As someone who has worn both hearing aids and glasses since early childhood, I can say that (in my long years of experience)...
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    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Pneumonia in a Nutshell Once upon a time in a clinical wonderland, the instructor was attempting to teach the...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. That's how I learned it 6 yrs ago.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dear nursing students, There is a reason this site is called allnurses: It's for all nurses (and anyone remotely...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. YEAH!!! CONGRATS! And welcome to the other side. :)
    gonzo1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Congrats!!! :up::up::up: Sending positive vibes in your new endeavors!!!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I agree 100% with MBarnes. Rural hospitals have a lot of drawbacks in terms of poorly trained and inexperienced staff and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Congrats on the job. I think it's fine to change places sometimes. The first hospital I worked compared to the second were...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I have never once in my life met someone who someone else could not be offended by. I'd hate to offend my manager on...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I wouldn't send a Facebook friend request to a boss, nor would I accept one from a boss, manager, or any type of superior....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I've been to Vietnam twice with a medical mission and we got yellow fever vaccine plus many others. Had to take...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. It's so hard to slow down in the ED environment. I've made my mistakes too. I caught a dangerous error once, patted myself...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  26. I am not sure why I am just reading this. I make a point of reading your posts all the time. I find this like a weight in my...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  27. Here's what I keep coming up with... I am NOT the error... the error is a thing separate from myself. I am NOT my...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. Over the years, I have read many posts on AllNurses (often from experienced Nurses in specialized areas of care) stating...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  29. I highly recommend you contact your employer's HR dept to see if there is an employee assistance program. If so, make an...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Not necessarily. If she was on probation they can fire you for whatever they wish and really don't need to give a reason. ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. There is a nursing shortage......but no one wants to hire the required numbers. Of course nursing educators cannot speak the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Nurse educators perpetuate the belief that there is a nursing shortage for their own job security. If potential nursing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Right now, where I live, hospitals are hiring lots of nurses. It seems hiring goes in phases. First there won't be jobs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. A "nursing shortage" in terms of the number of nurses we need to adequately take care of patients and the number of nurses...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. The people I would donate to wouldn't be on gofundme. I had it pretty easy, lived at home while going to an affordable...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I am another person who finds crowd-funding a tad bit distasteful. Crowd-funding does have an appropriate time and place,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Confident, competent nurses get more respect.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. OK, so pay is complicated. You've just blurred the picture further by saying this is take home pay, not gross. You have to...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  39. A GOOD preceptor will encourage you and make sure you are positively reinforced. A good preceptor will also offer...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Hello, 1st off I'm sorry this is going on b/c it just sucks. Stand up for yourself and call her out. Don't beat around...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  41. Stop ! This nurse is clearly not ready to be a preceptor. You need to be trained but so does she. Do what you do best,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. This might be a bit tricky . . . but could you maneuver a meeting with the nurse manager and this preceptor under the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Everyone else has great advice so I am going to hit something a bit different. You are saying you are starting all over...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. I think you should have a meeting with your manager and preceptor, together, then individually with your manager. It's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. I would be careful about going to management about your current unit until you actually secure a position on another unit or...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  46. Nurses have once again topped the Gallop poll for America's most trusted profession! I think we should all be proud of this!...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. I've been a nurse for 23 years and after all I've seen, and even done, I am so relieved that nurses remain in such high...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. Firstly, I am in my 30s, so I am basically in an age group that is a tad bit too old to be 'young,' but too young to be...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. This reminds me of something that happened to me during my shift on Sunday as a CNA. One of the nurses made a very rude...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. Excellent article on an important part of being a nurse. I think most of my social skills, which are pretty good, are...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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