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  1. You know you're tired when...
    I have tried to unlock to coded door at the LTC facility I worked at with my key fob. I have also answered the phone "Facility Name, how may I help you". It was my land line. And after doing a...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Things that make you go hmmm....
    In my former life, I was a rad tech and did a KUB on an elderly lady complaining of low abdominal pain. She was A&Ox3 with periods of confusion. Once i developed the film, I found out why. She had...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    Facility I used to work with had Code Brown for a bomb threat then they changed the code system and any internal disaster (bomb threat, shooter in the ED, knife wielding patient, etc) became a code...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is This Bullying?
    Okay, this is really important. Is strawberry flavored red jello better than cherry flavored red jello? Or should I go for the black cherry red jello. (I have been remiss in my duties, I use blue...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Best Mispronunciation?
    I hear Narco for Norco all the time. Technically, it is a narc but it isn't Narco. (My husband constantly says Narco and he's a CT tech. Aaargh) I recently cared for a patient with "asides". ...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Actually, in SC, the title of "Nurse" is legally protected to include only LPN's and RN's. So, no, not grossly misinformed individuals. Just people who probably know the law in their individual...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    Actually no hospital is required to have TJC come in and inspect them. The hospital I work at only has TJC come in and inspect the lab. The rest of the hospital has CMS only come in. Why pay for...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. 2014 Double tubed stethoscopes vs single
    I always had better luck with a single. It comes down to what works best for the individual. My husband, who worked as a paramedic for 20+ years, had better luck with a double. It's just what...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Find out where policy is kept and how to access it. For example, our IV tubing is changed every 72 hours for continuous but every 24 hours for INT and PB. (Policy is different at every facility) ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What's your spiel?
    We use bedside report and AIDET, so basically, I introduce the oncoming nurse with "this is Nurse A, she will be your nurse today until 7pm. She will take very good care of you. We are going to do...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    So I guess the BSN that others have gotten from brick and mortar schools in 6mos (accredited to boot) are diploma mills too.
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  12. Most comfortable shoes???
    The best shoes are going to be what works for you. I only wear Alegrias because it is the only shoe that doesn't cause me to have foot, knee or back pain. And I can replace the insoles as needed. ...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. The nurse call button - Yikes!
    Not a patient, a doc did this. He called up to the desk so that a nurse would come in and turn off the television. He can hit the bloody call light but can't hit the TV button. He has also called...
    May 25
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  14. Scrub print fabric
    Edited because I can't read: Uniform Advantage has some scrubs online for men: Spider Man, Capt. America and dogs. Selection is slim. Check out Amazon.
    May 18
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Your first experience with a dead person
    I worked LTC and the unit I worked on had a lot of hospice patients. The first hospice patient I cared for came in with orders for sub-q roxinol for respiratory distress and atropine drops for...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anyone still giving Demerol?
    I've given IM Demerol for a post op T&A recently. There are two surgeons who order it for post op pain, one is an ENT and the other is a general surgeon. The general surgeon only orders it for lap...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. How/when to ask if they made a decision on hiring me?
    I just recently got hired for a job I have wanted since I graduated. (Oncology). I first interviewed in April (the beginning of April) and had 3 interviews. It took a total of 5 weeks before I got...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What did you get for nurses week?
    Breakfast and junk food. Me personally, I got a new job. :)
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurse residency program cut in pay
    Can you please explain to me how ACA is the problem with reimbursement. I keep seeing that and NO one can give me an answer. ACA has nothing to do with CMS and it is still private insurance that...
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why Can't Spouses and Families Understand The NOC Schedule?
    I have threatened to blast "The 1812 Overture" at my MIL"s door at 2am because of her propensity to stand outside my bedroom and talk, very loudly. On the phone, with the plumber, to herself. She...
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What was your GPA?
    No, my daughter has stated many times there was NO WAY IN HADES she was going to go into anything involved in the medical field. She plans on majoring in Computer Science or Education.
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. New to the 12 hour night shift
    Take a nap the day of your shift. Even if you can't sleep, lie down for a few hours. Rest! Make sure you stay well hydrated, it actually helps. Don't overeat, it'll make you drowsy. SIp on some...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What was your GPA?
    There are some high schools in my area that have accelerated curriculum and students are able to get some (if not all) of their basic college courses completed their junior and senior year. My...
    May 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. UPS Drivers make HOW much????
    Seriously? You really believe this tripe? Who is is that notices the subtle changes in the patients respiration rate, before the patient goes into respiratory distress? Hint, it isn't the...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Things I hated about my nursing school
    May I ask what is wrong with austism? My husband is an aspie and our son is autistic. I'm sorry your school sucked but that isn't one of the ways it sucked.
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student