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  1. Cheat Sheets and other weird policies
    I'd make a file and keep it on my smart phone along with the other invaluable apps there. I'm bewildered at the notion that you cannot have a cheat sheet. That's like saying you can't use a...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. My poor coworker:(
    That is awful! Poor girl! I was bitten by a yappy little bastard right on my butt. It barely broke the skin. Definitely a job hazard. I feel so bad for her and I pray for a speedy recovery.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. New grad in HH $20/visit no mileage.... is this right?
    Whoa there! Definitely harsh. The expired tube thing could happen to anyone, even a very experienced RN. It's not as though she will be working in a vacuum. Help is but a phone call away.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. I got my first job!!! But I am worried...
    Hey, I understand that! We do what we have to do, right. You'll be just fine.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Working for 2 agencies at the same time
    I worked full time for one agency and prn for another. I saw 5-10 patients for the prn gig. I didn't tell anyone so as not to **** them off. Just be careful not to mix up the paperwork. That would be...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. I got my first job!!! But I am worried...
    Firstly, I'm not sure that home health nursing should be your first job out of school. Not much experience to work from but not to worry. It's not as though you'll be working in a vacuum. Help is a...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. How to work your notice, gracefully
    Good tip about asking to see HR file! I need to remember that. I did work out my 2 weeks happily with my last full time job with a home care company. I then interviewed and was offered an ER position...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Why Do People Bully Me?
    This is horrible!!! I am so sorry you were treated this way. I hope that you can get past this and back into nursing! If you made it through nursing school then you CAN do this. Wow, I can honestly...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Elevated INR without warfarin
    Was this pt septic? Severe sepsis will cause elevated INR also.
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Advice on how to be more assertive
    I worked in Florida State Prison for more than 3 years. That is the prison where 'Old Sparky' was used and where executions are currently held. It is maximum security. Those inmates are the worst of...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. Changing Lives Exponentially
    I'm so sorry about your precious angel baby. I cannot imagine what that was like for you. I cried reading this and I love that you found inspiration in the midst of tragedy. Perhaps that was your...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth
    Holy dental caries! That was so sweet! Love it. Great writing too. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money
    Blah blah blah. Someone just wanted to whack the beehive to watch the reaction. The men typically can work more OT and have less home life obligations like kids. I love it when stats are skewed like...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why Do People Bully Me?
    I was also bullied as a new nurse working my first job in the ICU. I was actually still in my preceptor-ship. The charge nurse, with 100+ years of experience (lol), was the perp. I'm not sure why she...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I am lost.
    Keep your eyes on the prize! Stay on top of it. You can do it!!!
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. woot woot!
    Congrats! I have no words of advice other than keep your eyes on the prize. Good luck! :)
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Witnessed unsterile procedure and feeling terrible about it
    The moral of this story is make sure you have ALL the facts before you go on a crusade. I love the plan to get with training/p&p to find out the proper technique then moving forward.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 12 hour shift
    I think 12s. 8s are too short, 12s are perfect, and 16s are too long. Once upon a time, when I thought I was wonder woman, I worked 80 hours in 6 days. 16 8 16 16 8 16. Then I had 8 days off. I...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Tales of Woe; or, Nursing Job Search Fiascoes.
    I interviewed and was hired on the spot for an ER position. I was so excited! I left there walking 5 feet off the ground! I got a call the next day saying that the hiring manager, the one who hired...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!
    "Then add into the equasion the fact that I wear those funny little rubber shoes and have been a recepient of the dredded "Croc Stop" on many occaions. You know, you are happily walking down a hall...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Home Care: Meds and flushes via g-tube
    If you want to be clear with the volume of water given I would write it something like this.. Meds given via g-tube mixed with 120cc of water. The word alternating implies that you gave the patient...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Night Shift Question/Advice/Tips
    I have been a night shifter for more than 1/2 of my nursing career (4+ years so far). #1-When you go to bed, unplug/turn off your phones! I don't care what happens, it will be handled without me. You...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing Theory in Nursing Practice
    I can safely say that all nurses practice nursing theory as they provide nursing care. The proven theories of safe needle handling to decrease sticks, hand washing to decrease the spread of...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Will I have any trouble with this Rx?
    I agree with the previous posts and would like to add the following... If you take prescriptions like narcs, benzos, even though they are prescribed, and you make serious mistake, you will be held at...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Clinical Nursing Student Needs Advice 5 patients
    Wow! That is unheard of where I'm from! A seasoned nurse should be assigned those patients, you should be doing the work with him/her right beside you! Access to the meds/supplies should be handled...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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