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  1. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    The patient didn't know what was happening, but you provided the husband and family with very much needed closure. We don't just take care of the patient. Families are always affected by illness and...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    1. Geographic location NJ 2. Pay rate $34.00/hr 3. In which area / specialty do you work? Clinical Quality auditing 4. What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN 5. What...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    The original poster was referring to taking a prescription drug, not tylenol, advil or maalox. I wonder what the Board of Nursing would say to this discussion.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    Honesty and integrity are important, period. Stealing is stealing, period. It is a violation of the state nurse's practice act, period. If a fellow employee is ill, they can go to employee health to...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Are we tyrants?
    It seems this conversation veered off topic. The issue that concerns me is the suctioning with NSS..that ceased to be a standard of practice years ago. There is no evidence to back it up. Do RTs not...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    This thread is a hoot! I often wondered how some mds made it through med school, too :-)
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. You know you've been a nurse too long when...
    Did anyone yell at House about compassion and treating people with respect. My husband would laugh and say "you know you're talking to the TV, right?"
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Professional/Personal relationship with patients
    I agree with Imarisk2. It's hard to care for patients who become friends. There is always the chance that the relationship offer is not what it seems. Hate to be so cynical, but years of life teach...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Help! I don't "get" vents!!!
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe I like your quote at the bottom of your post!
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Need advice about who I can contact re: my ex-MIL in SNF
    The ombudsman in your state would be the first place to start. You can research the state laws to see what the state says about the situation. Be positive with your comments. You don't want to be in...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Personality At Work vs. At Home
    Reading some of these posts sure brightened my day! I have always thought I had 2 different personalities. My work one was kind and caring to my patients, not so much coworkers who didn’t pull their...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    If you have the opportunity, try to take a course in motivational interviewing. It's a great help in learning how to communicate with patients. I can understand asking financial questions but in the...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Patients who "cheat" and drive home
    I believe if you have a patient who signs a form preoperatively that they are aware they must have someone to drive them home post procedure and you have documented their cognitive status upon...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  14. Stupid things that nurses say
    ROFL. The foley caths ones are the best, followed closely by the charting bloopers lol Thanks for the laughs!:yelclap:
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Coworker nurse trying to ruin my reputation...
    Be professional, document carefully what patients tell you about their pain, when the med was administered, what relief the patient received. If anyone asks you about patients and their pain med...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What professional nursing organization do u recommend to join for a newly grad nurse?
    ANA is definitely the first one to join..as you progress through your career and decide on a specialty, then that organization is good. Like HouTx, I also have the ANA dues automatically taken from...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Am I crazy, because this seems VERY WRONG...
    I understand your frustrations with your clinical experiences. I am from the "old school" diploma program through a hospital. We worked full 8 hour shifts in each clinical setting and not just day...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. The Dirtiest Word in Chronic Health Care
    I firmly believe that the first question to ask any client is what are your goals, and what do you need to achieve them? This can be asked whether it is the first time they are receiving a diagnosis...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I did it!
    :yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::ancong!: Wishing you all the best as you begin your career!
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. New Nurse-Legal Nurse Consultant
    I wish you all the best as you strive to find the right fit for yourself.
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  21. Careplans and Quarterlies
    You might want to network with your state DON organziation. Ask the more experienced DONs how they manage this issue. The charge nurses should be working with the MDS coordinator on careplanning....
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  22. New Nurse-Legal Nurse Consultant
    I agree with tnbutterfly...you need actual RN work experience before anyone would consider you an expert. Book knowledge is great, but nothing compared to actual working experience. Legal nurse...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  23. How can I start building my resume?
    volunteering is a good way to get experience in health care as the previous writer indicated. for the future: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/719/1/has some excellent info on resumes.
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. New Grad - Resume and Cover Letter. Please Critique for me!
    I agree with Mr ChicagoRN. The objective should always focus on what skill set you possess and how it will help the organization achieve its goals. A cover letter should focus on those aspects of the...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. "It isn't your mother; it's the disease"
    Ruby, Please ignore those ignorant people. If they knew anything about psychology, they would know you have an obligation to avoid toxic people as they are not good for your health. I also have a...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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