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  1. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    At the very least, shouldn't she be doing this in private and not in a hallway? Imagine what patients and visitors must think! i hope something is said to the instructor, she needs to act...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Monitoring nurse rounds??
    I once worked at a hospital that used them. I hated the idea, but there were two features that were pretty cool. First, as soon as you walked into a patients room, it would automatically turn the...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Goodbye...
    I have really enjoyed your posts and have learned a lot from you. I have admired your honesty and integrity. I hope you return someday - maybe under a new name- because you have a lot to offer here.
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Please Start!
    I know there are a lot of day shift/night shift pet peeves, here is my biggest one: Day shift, PLEASE document your I's and O's! I know that my patient on a regular diet that has continuous IV...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Sharing a Preceptor???
    Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.... I shared a preceptor as a new grad, too. The other orientee was also a new nurse, but had worked as a tech so she had a lot more confidence (and a...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Why do we hate admissions?
    I really only hate admissions when they come right at shift change. Unfortunately, they almost always do!
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    On a different note... This nurse certainly went above and beyond! Mother's dying wish granted after nurse takes in son -
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Taking pictures on nurses without permission
    This happened to a coworker of mine once. She is an excellent nurse who also happens to be drop dead gorgeous. She was very upset, as the patient (younger male) was already making her uncomfortable....
    Sep 6
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. advice ..I'm freaking out
    Sorry you are experiencing this. It can be very difficult figuring out the culture of any facility, particularly when you are a brand new nurse. Policies do not always spell out every little...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. I. Just. Can't....
    YES!!!!! You say it so much better than I ever could. I do believe it comes down to money, harsh as it may sound, but if someone who has no chance of recovery decides they want to be a full...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I. Just. Can't....
    Absolutely, I couldn't agree more!!! I have said the exact same thing myself. Sadly it will never happen. I think the only thing that will make difference is when the patient/family is...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. My Very Special Snowflake
    I wish I could have seen this go down for myself, I wasn't their nurse, at least not that day.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. My Very Special Snowflake
    One time we had a patient with an extremely demanding family (only a few certain nurses were allowed to take care of her, and only the nurse had to do all care - never the aide, etc). When the...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Do you chart lies?
    In our facility q15 min restraint checks are when restraints are use for behavioral or violent patients. Otherwise q2 hour for medical reasons. In 5years, I have only seen the behavioral restraints...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you chart lies?
    This. This is what scares me. In my organization it is VERY IMPORTANT to document exactly per protocol. For example, pain must be documented q4 or when medication is given, and then 30 minutes...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. In my late 40's, is it worth it to go back to school to become an RN?
    When I was 40ish, I was trying to decide, too. My husband said the exact same thing to me: in 10 years, you will either still be wishing you had done it, or you will be X years old with a nursing...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    Same thing happened to me. I was shocked when the nurse came in with the vaccine, and couldn't believe that I was so careless not to check my immunizations before I got pregnant. Also, not to...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Why did she pick on me?
    As with everyone else, ignore her. You're doing a great job. I am a little worried that this is making you so angry. So what if she made the comment or doesn't respond to your friendliness? You...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other
    Thank you for sharing. I wish more health professionals would understand that sometimes medication is necessary (when therapy is not working by itself) because depression is a MEDICAL CONDITION.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    That is what I was wondering, how much do people expect the other nurses to do for them... I don't want a detailed report on someone else's patients... just tell me who is a DNR, and who might...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    Well, I'm glad I'm not way off base. I do want to make it clear that I am talking NIGHTS - I am sure it is very different on days when it is harder to get a time when you are all caught up!
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    I am wondering how other units handle their lunch breaks. I work nights, and we have extremely flexible breaks during the work shift. Most of us don't really leave the floor, just get our food...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    She had a very extended orientation. Now that she's on her own, it's a real problem. I think she has trouble multi-tasking and prioritizing, and may be a little OCD. But she is really stuck on the...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    We have a new-grad nurse on our busy med-surg floor who doesn't cut any corners. She does the most thorough assessments, creates awesome care plans, and loves to educate her patients. And her...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Yet Another Pre-Employment Drug Screen Thread
    I enjoyed your post, too! I am actually on my way to take a drug test for school (going for my BSN) so it was interesting to read about someone else's experience! I agree that you shouldn't be...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure