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  1. Nursing School Oopsies
    I did that too! Sounded like a gunshot. Thought I was the only one ever...glad to hear differently!
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    This! I get so aggravated with allergies. Had a patient tell me he was allergic to alcohol and we could only use chloraprep on him. I didn't bother to tell him that a main ingredient of...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Attention tall nurses!!!
    Super Shoe has a good selection of tall scrubs in all sizes... I also like the Med Couture brand because they are longer in the leg. I am long legged and long waisted and they fit me nicely.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Having trouble understanding the different types of NG tubes
    Just to add...at my hospital (and I suspect others) only the ICU is allowed to give meds or tube feeds through an NGT unless specifically ordered by an MD, and this is usually on a one time order...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. How to assess central lines?
    We also measure length of the line from skin to clave and circumference of upper arm...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    ^^THIS^^
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Keep my cell phone......or landline
    We send out mass texts for staffing and I love it. If you don't want to work, don't answer. It actually makes me feel less guilty than if they left a message and I ignored the phone call (weird I...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    I had an oncologist recently tell me all about the evils of medical marijuana...he said (sneeringly) in conclusion that "basically it's just a legal way to get high". Uhhhh excuse me, but what...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    Dead quiet for a change, midnight, everyone was charting...a resident came in to do a rectal exam on an 80-something woman. All of a sudden we hear "YOU'RE IN MY VAGIIIIIINNNNNAAAAAAA". We all fell...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Ebola
    Other countries spray aircraft before you get off the plane. It isn't antiviral but to protect from mosquito borne illness as well as to protect their agriculture. I have been wondering why we...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Coworker dies unexpectedly.....
    So sorry for your loss. Happened to us about a month ago. Still feels weird not to have him at work...hugs to you.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Do you ever contend with pesty ancillary staff?
    That's why I work nights as well. The benefits outweigh the negatives. Plus -- all patients go to sleep at 2100 and sleep alllll night, right? :roflmao:
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Bullying-Need Advice with First Hospital Job
    I'm not trying to be unkind but you are in your fourth week, right? There are lots of things you mentioned here that you SHOULD know by this time. Checking vitals with a new admit? Have you not...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Need help with this medical abbreviation.
    That's what it means, all right!
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Biting Your Tongue
    We were told it was a violation of ADA to question if people told us their dog was a service dog...was that blowing smoke up you know where?
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Butterflies
    Yeah we use them for blood draws -- ideal usage. But for infusion? No way. I keep meaning to bring it up at a staff meeting but it is always after a 12 hour night and I forget things. :yawn:
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Butterflies
    Yep, Esme, the very ones!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Butterflies
    Recently we have had an influx of transfers -- mostly from small outlying hospitals -- who arrive with a 24ga butterfly that is infusing fluids. We always have to restart them as it is against our...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. the value of a good attitude
    All of the above are very good pieces of advice! I would also like to add that if you are having trouble after following it all...I find it is invaluable to have someone to say "you're my person"...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Biting Your Tongue
    I'm sorry I can't provide you with the meal you would like. Unfortunately this is not a hotel, or a B&B, Oh wait---I have said that!
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    I don't mind picking up your slack when you have a busy day -- and I know you do! But when it 0715 and I want to give report but I can't because I am still working, am so tired my eyes are red and I...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Attention Portland Nurses
    Ahhhh---herm! There are two Portlands, one is in Maine. Just sayin'
    Jul 22
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Scrubs DO come in different sizes...please buy some that FIT!!! No one wants to see your camel toe or butt crack. And the ones that you have on just look darned uncomfortable. Thanks!
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    Happy Bithday -- it's mine too! Congrats!
    Jul 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Be My Friend at the End
    I have always told people that I believe helping a person ease out of life is just as much a privilege as helping a life come into the world. I became a nurse after my mother died; I will always...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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