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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Lol I'm 22
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. But where would the outrage be in that?? We want you to get angry!!!eleventy!
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    Forum: Nursing News
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Here's my thought process on this. It is really difficult to convey tone via posts. Sometimes, not matter how well...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. I'm a little puzzled, because I wonder why the dividing line between being reasonable and becoming "hostile" is when the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. A doctor cleaning up a code brown is a rare sight in nature indeed, rarer than seeing the stars in the sky align. Awesome!
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. This is a great note and it should be posted in every school, bathroom mirror, stores, it has to be visible everywhere! ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Thanks for posting this. So many people out there are crying out for help and need some where to turn.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. There are times however that using her/his judgement can/will get one into trouble. A simple call to the MD is all that is...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  31. Anatomy Coloring Book. No joke. I used that between core classes and nursing classes. Very good refresher.
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  32. I would demand the stethoscope back. Stat. As for filing charges against her, I wouldn't waste my precious time on that. The...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I did not actually see her do it, and she denied it. Although I was pretty sure she had, i was not 100% sure and I did not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. If they already have a case against her, its up to you. In either case, they need to return your scope and possibly even...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I would send a letter requesting the return of your stethoscope without delay, as they are holding onto your property...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Sounds to me like the school has enough on her without having to drag you into it. I say let them figure it out. You...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I've been screamed at by a few angry family members in the past. I notice that the least-involved family members scream...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  38. make it harder for your nurse manager to find you. do you charting at a different computer terminal, etc.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. You are not the problem, the charge nurse is the problem. Document, document, document, how the triage role is not ...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  40. Another way to approach this (since nothing is likely to be done to correct it) is to look at it as "work to be done" rather...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. yeah, I would get real good about not being available, lol.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. Your doctors don't put in orders or did I miss something? Keep yourself busy and don't help. I don't see how you can...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  43. Exactly as you put it.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. I've had a bad week, high volume of patients, no room in the house so nothing really moves. And it seems because I have good...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. The world is filled with jealous and bitter people. I grew up with a father like that. Every day of my life his aim was to...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  46. I think this article should be required reading whenever nurses are asking for increased salaries and benefits. I think the...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  47. I wish it was possible to like this a zillion times. The price of nursing on a personal level is downright horrendous for...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  48. This post is an example of what's right with nursing, and what's WRONG with health care. We all know it, and yet it seems...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  49. I agree with you, Armygirl7. I was just thinking as I read this "If only I had the time to take the elephant out of the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  50. Until you lived it, you just have no idea. It gets to the point where you are so stressed out and sick and the Elephant...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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