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  1. On Negative Feedback
    You're completely right, a lot of people do use those phrases to justify their unnecessarily callous behavior. Not only is being rude unprofessional, it's counterproductive. What is bothersome to...
    1:09 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. On Negative Feedback
    I love this post, and completely agree. I see so many posts on here with people demanding only "constructive criticism." In my opinion, if you learn something, even if that something is to never do...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The grayness of nursing...
    I have a notebook that I keep at work with tons of different things (including our hospital's standard policies and procedures) that I use as reference. For the things that seem to have a hundred...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is bullying then?
    A person is being bullied if he or she is being maliciously targeted by another person/group of people, with the intention of hurting the victim's feelings, and/or damaging his or her reputation. ...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    I have had similar thoughts. I definitely think nurses would be paid more if it weren't a female dominated profession. Same with teachers.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Sternal precautions and butt wiping
    Policies might be not be the same at every facility, but we let our patients wipe their own butts as soon as they have something they need to wipe (if they're able).
    Aug 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. The grayness of nursing...
    Oh also, from what I know about case management, that is a nursing specialty that has a ton of gray area. Kudos to them, I don't know if I could ever do that job!
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The grayness of nursing...
    I understand what you mean, it can definitely be frustrating to not always have a clear idea of what the absolute best thing to do is. However, keep in mind that your ability to make those decisions...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Did I ruin my chances of being hired by a hospital?
    I agree with everyone else! I'd also like to add, that if you are the person they want to hire, they'll offer you the job. They're not going to go for their second pick just because you're...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    In my opinion, the main problem with all of these threads with people arguing back and forth, piling on insults, is that they seem to push the more interesting conversations down the line. This forum...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    If we are short staffed and a patient is mad about something taking too long, I absolutely let them know what's going on. Someone should point out to management, that not allowing us to admit...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. I Remember What It Was Like To Be A Terrified Nursing Student.
    I don't think the whole customer service thing is a trend, I think it's here to stay. People will die because of it, but as long as the paying (and dying) "customers" continue to return to be treated...
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How guilty do you feel?
    The problem with always being able to find a nurse who will come in to cover an understaffed unit, is that eventually, it is no longer seen as a favor. Managers start to expect it, and you are seen...
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Doing the "Right" thing...
    You definitely did the right thing, and I think you went about it in the right way. The reason the physician got so mad was because he knew he was wrong. If you had asked about something...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Best Mispronunciation?
    Dilaudid is definitely winning the I-can't-say-this-word contest.
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When you have a minute
    While you are undoubtedly very busy, you are there to help. It doesn't make sense for a nursing assistant to be upset with nurses who are asking for their assistance. I'm not implying that you're...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  17. The Irony of Nursing
    How do you know you love the OR? I may be missing something, but it sounds like you're a cashier somewhere, and the only way to KNOW if you love something is if you've actually done it. Maybe you...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Don't: -Let your patients be lazy or noncompliant to make your day go more smoothly. -Be afraid you're going to annoy a doctor if there's an issue you think hasn't been addressed appropriately,...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    The situation may be traumatic for the child, yes, but the alternative is to not allow someone to say goodbye to their mom or dad. I dated a guy whose dad died when he was young, and he was not...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have dreams with all the beeping alarm sounds everywhere. Sometimes I'm in a hospital, but sometimes I'm just in random places hearing alarms. I've had a dream about an IV pump alarm going off that...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    Never!!
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    I understand how having a patient sign a release gets around HIPAA. However, having a camera crew around seems like it could create several opportunities to impede patient care. The crew has got to...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Poor RN professional conduct
    I saw the part about unprofessional behavior. You mentioned this, and then launched into a diatribe about your coworkers eating and drinking at the desk, but mentioned no other behaviors. Hence, my...
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Poor RN professional conduct
    ALL of the trials and tribulations that come with being a nurse, and you're complaining about coworkers who eat and drink at the desk?
    Jul 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    Interrupting and not listening to others isn't a liberal OR conservative thing. It's just a person thing. People tend to do that when they're talking about a topic that they have a strong opinion on....
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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