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  1. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    I'm cheating, I'll list 7; Vancomycin, Dilaudid, Zofran, Zosyn, Insulin, Heparin/Lovenox, and Flagyl
    2:10 am
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. How to overcome low morale in my dream workplace
    Not to be a "negative Nelly" but a Super Star bulletin board would feel condescending to me.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to overcome low morale in my dream workplace
    Being positive is great, but such a huge and rapid turnover appears worrying. Keep your eyes and ears open would be my suggestion. Sounds like a lot may have gone on in the past that you aren't...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Newbie CNA shocked "care" given by CNA co-workers!
    These were not "little" issues you witnessed. You were absolutely right in reporting it to the DON. If nothing is done, call the facilities compliance hotline or their headquarters. Also call...
    Sep 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Biox vs. Pulse ox vs. whatever else?!
    Never heard of it either
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Really me too. But I remember one time recently that honestly made me tear up. Had a very thin, elderly, anxious fellow as a patient. Patient was having back pain and nothing in my nursing arsenal...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    I did 5 eight hour night shifts for a couple years early in my career. You CAN do it. It'll be tough but someday it'll all be just a fuzzy memory (due to the sleep deprivation ). :saint: ...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    Had to double check that I didn't write this myself, LOL. Seriously though, I've wondered lately if something was wrong with ME because so often when I enter a room the patient's bladder goes on...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Nursing isn't servitude, it's a business relationship. Treat employees right and you shouldn't have a retention problem.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    ENFP/INFP; started out more extroverted but as I get older, I'm growing more interverted.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Signs the patient population is doable ?
    Not so sure about the Boomers (sorry), they can sometimes be very difficult. They tend to be our 50-69 year old patients and can be very demanding. The 70 year olds and up are of another generation,...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. quick questions re abx and
    Chemotherapy MUST run on its own pump. You can add a compatible continuous maintenance fluid BELOW only; close to the patient, as long as it is on its own pump also.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Pay for parking?
    Wow, I had no idea nurses had to pay for parking at work. I work in a huge city and I've never heard of such a thing. I must be sheltered or something :eek:
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is bullying then?
    I posted recently about a previous work environment where I felt I was bullied. The bullying has left scars and even today I have difficulty writing about it. I'm not an overly sensitive person, I...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Real Bullying
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling specific...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. bully
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nurse sleeping with coworker
    I've seen this before unfortunately. Likely be prepared for much DRAMA in the workplace fairly soon. Keep your head down and stay out of it.
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Let's see...Grunge was in its heyday and Kurt Cobain was still making music, OJ was only a football player/actor, I had to wear a nursing cap to clinicals, and only the very rich had phones in their...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Your Specialty & Why
    Thought I'd love Peds prior to school. But during clinicals found out Peds was my least favorite area. Never want to work NICU either, those little itty-bitty, fragile babies scare the crap out of...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    From the OP, this was Regular insulin three times a day; I'm assuming prior to meals. When in doubt, think it out...which would be worse; patient BS bottoming out or patient BS rising to 200 or so? ...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Your question is timely. Just two days ago I was talking with my mom about certain relatives and she said, "I'm so glad that my daughters have grown up to be educated, hard working, professional...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Of course to you my children are just other human beings, but to ME they are not. Every parent is ultimately responsible for their own. When I brought my children into the world I made a promise to...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I'm curious, how will the used linen be handled? How will lab specimens be transported and tests run? What special precautions will be taken for trash disposal? The patient may be in a protected,...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Clinical Social Worker vs Psych Nurse?
    After the Master's level of education, the social worker can test and become certified as a counselor. They can then work 1 on 1 with patient's and provide counseling services. Many Social Workers...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    Just a couple of additions; be extra cautious assessing your patient's that are on anticoagulation therapy, especially if a fall is unwitnessed, the patient hit their head, or the patient has...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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