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  1. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    If ever there was a time when I'd feel comfortable telling a pt "I'll get somebody to help you" it would be during med pass. I'm surprised your NM didn't take your side.
    12:40 pm
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    Some patients simply want the NURSE to assist. They don't want the CNA. I used to deliberately time my assessment, minutes after the CNA left the room. I'd follow the CNA down the hall, entering as...
    12:29 pm
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. You know you're tired when...
    Arriving home after night shift, and not remembering the 45 minute drive.
    12:17 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Have you started antidepressants since becoming a nurse?
    I've had problems with depression and anxiety most of my life, but I could ride them out until I felt better. I live a very simple life, in a very quiet part of the country. Even the early years...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    There are layers to my dissatisfaction. A year or two ago, more money might have made a difference in how I feel about being a nurse. Not now. Too many insults from too many people. Money would...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    Allowing people to continually call off, with no repurcussions, is bad for morale. The "good" employees start wondering why they do the right thing, when the "bad" employees are treated exactly the...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. CAN WE TALK???
    Another example of my belief that the rich and famous simply don't think like the rest of us.
    Sep 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. What are you most vigilant about?
    I always check VS before giving meds that might impact those VS. It's pretty basic and simple, but I've lived through the sinking feeling of pushing Lasix on a patient with a SBP of 80 or below..
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Me......Me....Me : A Sense of Entitlement
    My favorite. We're running a code, every nurse on the unit involved. A family member of another patient came into the room where the code was. "Do all you nurses have to be in this room? My...
    Sep 16
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  10. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    There is a basic lack of character displayed by both participants. If these people have no problem lying, sneaking, and cheating when it comes to their their personal lives, what else will they lie...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    It's questions like this that bring home to me how different I am from most people. I rarely cry about anything. I feel sorrow, but it's unthinkable to me, to cry with grieving patients and...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Male modesty double standard
    You're angry about something. I suspect it's something to do with yourself, a friend, or a family member. I'm sorry you witnessed something, or experienced something in the ED, that you perceive as...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. AT&T Will Keep Your Grandma Out of the Nursing Home
    When grandma's condition has deteriorated to the point where she requires surveillance, she requires assistance. It's a bandaid. It might provide several more months of independence, but the trade...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Pt ages
    Or those of us who have health insurance, but simply can't afford to meet the deductible. Or can't afford the 20% insurance doesn't cover.
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    We're just a bunch of heathens where I work. I can't remember the last time anybody mentioned God or church. Maybe we just keep our spiritual side to ourselves. Talking about religion makes me...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Pt ages
    I read the obits daily. I commented to my husband that there seems to be an increase in the deaths of 50 somethings. That's scary to me as I'm a 50 something. I'd not given the cause of the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pt ages
    You would not be you.
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Taking pictures on nurses without permission
    I think it's just plain wrong that what nurses want regarding the taking of pictures, is irrelevant. Here's my guess. If a nurse had the money and time to pursue a legal avenue, the taking of...
    Sep 8
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  19. IV Infusion/ question
    Control freak. If you can hang on, she'll eventually burn herself out. Not being able to control everything at all times, has a way of messing with your head.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. I cringe at the thought of work
    I haven't liked being a nurse, or my job, for a while. What has made it almost unbearable, is the disrespect from the patients. You expect the MDs and management to dump on you. I simply can't...
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. rainbows and unicorns
    You sell yourself short. Faker.:)
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    There are people who cheat every single social program imaginable. From food banks to food stamps. From unemployment to disability. Every single one of us has witnessed it in some way. Hopefully...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. advice ..I'm freaking out
    I'm surprised your fellow nurses didn't offer some constructive criticism regarding your critical thinking skills. We bounce ideas off each other all shift long. The 15 minute rule with blood is...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    Your son is a lucky man to have you in his corner.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    I've been a nurse for almost 20 years and had never encountered an MD as described in the OP. Never. I'd heard of them, like an urban legend, but had never experienced their kindness. Until last...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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