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  1. I agree with the above. 25 years ago, patients were taken care of like you say. I walk through hospitals today, and I see...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Wow..just wow to a lot of what's posted on here...40 is old, egos are very high, and yet..I can't figure out why models with...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Sure, not on US or Western European carriers... I've spent a lot of time on Singapore doing the Hong Kong Hustle and they...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. This week I learned that after you take and pass the NCLEX you have to re-learn how to have a life. I also learned that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I learned that I'm just going to have to deal with a sucky nursing school schedule as a tradeoff for having clinicals 10...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. This week I learned, once again, that no good deed goes unpunished.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I didn't learn this but it was reinforced this week: all parents are crazy. Some more than others, but never underestimate...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I learned that the grant for my son's special ed preschool went through and he gets to go to school full time! I also got...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I've learned that sometimes, self care needs to be a priority. I think a lot of us in healthcare tend to forget that… at...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The use of massage and touch in general has long been an important and useful thing. I wonder if the ick factor is more of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. We don't know anything about "unethical" behavior, only what your (kind of) confusing post said. How have you come to the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. And I bet families of patients going into Med/Surg (or the ICU, or L&D, or OR) feel the same way. I've never met a patient...
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  13. Scott made a great comment. Nurses learn to be an ER nurse in the ER. Do you think a new grad in Med/Surg knows how the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I think it says more about how nursing schools are teaching. Med/surg is a specialty of its own; to say that everyone needs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Where did you hear that? Nursing has many specialties. Anyone who told you that is full of it.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The next closest pain management clinic is 2 hours away, not sure I can bring myself to go back to any clinic. I live and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. As one boss told me after a group of us girls asked when we were going to get our raise he promised last year ( dr office,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Unless you're at the end of your nursing career, or don't mind burning some mighty hefty bridges, it's stupid to give a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Depends upon the place, but my guess is hospital administrators do the happy dance when experienced nurses leave in droves...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Yep for those few days that JC or DOH are there.. then staffing levels drop and problems return.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. We are dealing with this currently. MANY of our long term staff are fleeing out of here. It wasn't just one major event that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. AI = artificial intelligence
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. AGREED! If you read more of NoADLs posts, you'll see she's not quite as lazy as she plays off. I mean, I genuinely believe...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hi. I went for the interview today and I brought my regular knapsack and just asked the receptionist to keep it at her desk....
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    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. I would like to suggest working in a correctional facility as a NP. I this setting you will have the opportunity to work...
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    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  26. You chose your career with the research of Grey's Anatomy and your father's tales guiding you?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I have worked in a number of different hospitals and other nursing facilities. I can honestly say, I have not seen a lot of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Just disgusting. I can't think of another job that requires people to be crime victims but take no recourse. It's like...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Why would pressing criminal charges be a violation of HIPAA? "My name is Jane Smith and I was assaulted at Mercy Hospital. ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. This has been an issue in nursing forever. If a cashier at Walmart is called every name in the book in front of the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. If you are still in orientation.. any medication you administer is under the direction of your preceptor. Your preceptor...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  32. I take exception to the comment, "I'll even consider ADN programs." I don't know where people get the idea that it is...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  33. One of my classmates was 70, YES SEVEN ZERO. No one is too old. She had been an LVN for 30 years and wanted to achieve her...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  34. Right? I'm turning 40 this year so I guess I better get to picking my nursing home. Our wonderful LTC nurses will be...
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    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  35. im 65, two years ago I was working LTC, that preferred their DONs new grads., no experience, in that they could mold into...
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    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  36. Yep. I posted a problem with my clinical and my school found it and debated about kicking me out of school.
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  37. It's laughable that anyone would not know this. Seriously. It's just such a sad evolution of our society.
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  38. For the most part, in my own opinion, I don't post things that would need to be "cleaned up". I'm in the midst of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  39. Also, don't put your place of employment/school in your bios. Most hospitals, colleges, etc have bots that constantly are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  40. I have social media sites, but I follow the rule of not posting anything that I wouldn't want my parents, my children, my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  41. I closed down my Facebook several years ago as well. I have no desire to read about how someone's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  42. Have posted this before, but I call them "just-in-case" pants. It goes over well with the 80-90 year old group."I know you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I have a funny story about this. I had a patient whose daughter is an RN. I always use "brief," "incontinence pad," etc. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Me too, I understood the idea of a diaper, pad, whatever, let them pee, then clean them and remove it! I have female...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. geesh, I got the OPs point from the first post, what do i have, super divining powers? or was she clearer than many of you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Oh no, I am not saying give them one then just walk away like putting them in a diaper and letting them lay in it, that is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Ok, so if we are talking about a capacity issue, baby diapers are filled with crystals that absorb massive amounts of urine....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. My buddy the ID doc says if you ride public transportation or go to movies you've probably got a positive skin test for TB.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. LOL! I just spewed Pepsi all over my keyboard. You, sir, are now on my spit list!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. All of those patients that are in isolation precautions in the hospital? Yeah, they're out there in your community before...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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