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By gonzo1

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  1. Patients usually don't get violent out of nowhere. There are many verbal and physical cues that lead up to physical...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. And several people have responded that there is no situation in which it is legally, professionally acceptable for you to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. You cannot strike someone. You just cannot. If you're this worried about the possibility of physical violence, perhaps the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. So many people I started nursing school with didn't make it to the end for different reasons...I feel it's unfair to tell...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. The first year...or two is daunting. But yes...you do second guess yourself. A LOT. I have driven home and then called in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I suppose I'm not understanding the part where your boss asked to see your backside??? This almost sounds like sexual...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. It doesn't stop with pregnancy. I've had people lift the covrr of my carseat to look at my kids. Ive had strangers touch my...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. This falls under the management philosophy of "the beatings will continue until morale improves".
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. My hospital is doing something similar. They went on a hiring freeze and now that we're so short staffed it's worsening the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. That's what happens when someone with a finance degree and no clinical experience gets to make a staffing grid. And on the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Been there , done that. I'm a nurse in the Netherlands. It happened to me in 2003. It's your worst nightmare. But after a...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Good for you for having the courage and integrity to share this. It gets tiresome, that game we nurses play where we pretend...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Thank you for sharing your story. We as nurses need to rally around each other. It could happen to any one of us. When I was...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. I often hear lay people complain about medical errors, bad doctors, bad nurses,etc. I don't deny that of course there are...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. First of all I would like to say that I am sorry you have found yourself in this position. There is not one of us that goes...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Thanks, all. If I could impart one thing to all who read this: Slow down, slow down, slow down... even when seconds...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Come here any time you need to talk. You are among friends.
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. your integrity alone is something I applaud. Taking ownership of an error takes more guts than those who hide or never...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Don't forget that you are human! Keep your head up! This doesn't change the FACT that you have been a good nurse for the...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Honey, I agree with the others. I know what it's like to be 'that' nurse that makes a big mistake. Been there. It's hard to...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Well, it's happened. Despite my best efforts to provide excellent care, I've been involved in a serious error. I say...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. This is the consumerist society we live in, love it or leave it. It's just the way it is. I sometimes tell pts that I was...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Prayers for your coworker. Talk to HR and tell them how stupid the policy is for that unit. I hope she sues them for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Thanks for the responses. It's good to know this is not "common". I am currently looking for a new job. Recently I sprained...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. There are always stories about violence in the ER and in mental health but rarely is violence in med/surg or LTC reported. ...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  26. Welcome to the ICU. We're happy to have you here, and we know you want to be a great ICU nurse. That's going to take a...
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    Article Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  27. I remember one occasion in nursing school of there being an elderly man on one the med surg floors where I was doing my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. You did very well, very emtional I would say, you have positively affected this patient and he will remain grateful all his...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  29. I get to pee, eat a full lunch, take my breaks and put my feet up while at work. We are professional nurses, not...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I donít know why anyone would assault someone who is trying to help them, especially someone who is aware of what they are...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Or 1-2mg Versed, or 5mg Valium, or 1-2mg Ativan, or 3-5mg Haldol..... or get bit. Maybe this resident went home with a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. I wonder if adding it to consent forms would be helpful? "If you physically assault your nurse/healthcare professionals...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. Consider yourself blessed to have been born to parents who placed such a high value on your education. I know of too many...
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  34. Lol I'm 22
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  35. If you're young, it's no problem. If you're forty and have never had a job, that could be seen as a red flag.
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  36. Perhaps we should go easy on this new nurse who apparently didn't imprint much of Jean Watson's views on nursing, especially...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  37. I work in a large, inner city hospital surrounded by what is often called "ghetto housing." Not only do I know the...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  38. Way to go on the judgmental scale. You just about hit it out of the ballpark with your arrogant , dismissive labeling of...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  39. For me it was the pink toilet paper. "Hey! Wipe your butt for the cure!" I also researched where the money goes, and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Heck yeah! As long as I had it in writing that my other incomplete responsibilities were excused or officially dumped onto...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. Please don't hide behind HIPPA in this situation. Your state should have a link on it's website to report elder abuse. It...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  42. How horrible.....You are a mandated reporter....report them for elder abuse. State Elder Abuse Hotlines
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  43. Inform your supervisor. Call in Case Mgmt. Then make an anonymous phone call to your state's Ombudsman- go here for a...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  44. I need to talk about my patient today. My days in the hospital are frequently hard and heartbreaking, but nothing I haven't...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  45. How many student nurses does it take to change a light bulb? Only one. However, after she changes it, she has to write...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  46. Oogie- this is so very true- not only to us here on this forum, but to life in general. i am fortunate to work on what i...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  47. Often I read about the frustrations our friends in forumland have about dealing with the constrainats placed upon us as we...
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    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  48. But where would the outrage be in that?? We want you to get angry!!!eleventy!
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    Forum: Nursing News
  49. This. :yes: If anything, this is my best "script" ever: "What can we use as a solution?" "let's figure this out." If...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. It appears this trend is happening across the country now. You have to decide for yourself if you can afford to go back to...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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