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  1. Pedal pulses
    I tend to find them between the great and 2nd toe right where they meet the metatarsals.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pay for parking?
    we don't pay for parking - suburban hospital. Shuttle service from 5 am to 7 pm for day/midshifters that have to park nearly a quarter of a mile from the main building. Nightshift isn't too bad -...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Perhaps I'm punch drunk from working overnight but this made me crack up!
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    yea that part too...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    "Religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one and it's fine to be proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around"
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    Name badge, access card, separate card with a bar code to scan for the one touch machine, mission statement and a separate card with our Hospital mantra on it. And then our manager gives out beads...
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. rainbows and unicorns
    had a 94 year old pt last week - completely AOx3 and ambulatory (and stubborn as an ox) who kept getting up to go to the bathroom without ringing...I (jokingly) threatened to put the bed alarm to...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I. Just. Can't....
    While giving report on a lovely 80+ year old woman (who was a retired RN) she asked me why I was reporting off she was a full code when she stated she had a signed DNR. Said form was not on the...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nursing School Oopsies
    um yea...last night was straight cathing a patient when my nose began to run and drip uncontrollably. Needless to say I did a lot of snot snorting trying to get the cath in!
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Tell me about your first pt to code...
    not an ICU nurse but my first code was on my birthday!!! Pt. appeared stable, however at some time between 0145 when I made rounds and 0240 when the aide went to do vital signs he'd died - we are...
    Aug 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Nursing School Oopsies
    I was an extern on OB between my junior and senior years. The one OB who was a quite stately Jewish gentleman entered the room of a laboring woman while we were setting up - taking the end off the...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Danskos
    Alegria! (of course that's my answer for everything!)
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. The loss of PCPs from hospital setting
    We have a few community docs that still round on their own patients. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get any of them on the phone after 10 pm. We admit them with no orders (except for the admitting order) -...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    in my tired state of mind I read this as a code green is an ELEPHANT!:roflmao:
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    Interesting about the fire. Our fire is a Code 55
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    we still have them also, however just about no one in our hospital is a "true" DNR - we have a code level buffet. Level 2 code has varying degrees if one wants compressions, intubation, cardiac...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    I love nights! What works for me is this - I go to bed when I get home - usually by 9 am. I sleep till 2:45 and get up for the kids to come home from school, do homework, dinner and evening...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Since 2013. All of you guys saying you were nurses "before" EMR - we paper charted in Clinical just in the last year. Its only since then that the last 2 hospitals in the area went EMR.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Is This Bullying?
    I don't know what thread went awry but this is funny.
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. is progressive care unit like icu?
    I don't know about grad school but I do know that our PCU nurses take a critical care course, and our PCU accepts pt's on one pressor (if the pt needs 2 they go to the unit), stable vented trachs...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    this is sort of off topic but...one of my co-workers is having cosmetic surgery. Her FMLA was denied since it wasn't a necessary surgery, (and she is ok with that) but hospital policy is that LOAs...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses not prepared for report
    its better than my co-workers who walk in at 6:58 (or 7:04) and don't grab the blank sheet of paper until 7:10 and then start gabbing with the UDC...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. No more 12 hour shifts?
    THIS^^^^ I work 5 8 hour night shifts and HATE it.
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    At no time did I hear the OP complaining about any other weekend she would have to work. Telling someone who lost a brother 6 months ago to "grow up" during an emotional time is really really wrong....
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. who does the blood draws in your hospital?
    we have 24 hour phlebotomy that do ALL draws no matter what the reason, except for central lines - Nurses do those.
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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