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  1. After 3 weeks.....
    We are home and hopefully to not have any further problems. Chief of Surgery called and we talked for 45 minutes. He is taking sons case to Mortality and Morbidity board with the surgeons. I...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hey doc
    So dear son and I have had a long few weeks spending more time in the ER than I ever have. So Friday, surgeon comes in and needs gauze from the locked supply cart, he doesn't know the code. So dear...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. God Hates Nurses Now
    Yeah for you were much kinder than I would have been.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?
    I soo needed a laugh, thanks guys!
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. After 3 weeks.....
    My oldest son is 17, had his appendix out 3 weeks ago and we are finally finding out the reason for his incisional infection and multiple abscesses. When his surgery was over Dr told us...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. When entering orders, please remember....
    Please don't use the word ***** as in pus like for describing drainage. Hope that isn't against board rules...but man I have seen it more than once. :sarcastic:
    Oct 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Had to code my best friends husband
    So very sorry for your loss. May you take time to grieve and heal from this.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. What an awesome feeling!
    That is such a great feeling. A few years ago I had taken a few months off from work and my first night back one resident saw me and said "Where the heck have you been?" She couldn't remember my...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Do we serve a tray
    I think if he is capable of making his choice to eat then I would have him sign a waiver to protect the facility and then let him eat. Get the MD order for his diet, then care plan his choice to...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    Interesting enough that I took my son to the ER to meet with his surgeon on Friday and was asked by triage RN "Have you or anyone in your family traveled outside of the US in the past 3 weeks" Keep...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Well, I didn't expect THAT answer...
    Last year I was working in LTC and was at my med cart having a conversation with Mrs Smith(widowed) asking her to not crawl into Mr Jones' bed and sit on his lap as he was still married and his wife...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Frustrated!
    The thing is I worked at this hospital and knew which surgeons were to be avoided....but that was a long time ago. So felt out of the loop and loss of control sucks!
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Frustrated!
    He is now on Bactrim ds bid, wound packings bid and if it does not improve significantly by Monday I will ask about a wound vac. It is a small laproscopic incision and hopefully doesn't take...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Frustrated!
    I was thinking the same just moving forward. Son(17yo) is feeling better.....telling me that I am" insensitive" in a joking manner and that the customer service stinks......but just...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Frustrated!
    My son had an emergency appendectomy over the weekend and now has a wound infection. The surgeon stated "I am not surprised as that incision is the one I pulled the infected appendix out of" :mad:...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What kind of shift report was that?
    Co worker taped report (work in LTC) and she said "Mr J is fine, oh no he's not---he died".
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Employee abuse?
    We had a violent resident and we charted and charted and our DON was aware and even the administrator. It wasn't until he beat the administrator with a broom that anything was done. By the end of...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Things that make you go hmmm....
    A set of upper dentures found in vagina of little old lady with dementia....question of the day what do you do the teeth???
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Oh you're a Nursing student?
    I tend to cringe when I hear about kids headed to nursing school.....thinking to myself 'good luck with that' while saying "That's nice" to the proud parents. When I got married one of the grooms...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Not a nurse
    I haven't met a pharmacist I didn't like.....wealth of knowledge and love to pick their brain!
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Which nurse called it?
    If the resident was a DNR that means do not resuscitate which means to me no ambu bag, no cpr, no intubation. I would not call a code and make sure the resident was comfortable. How...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Out of control visitors
    Having 3 boys and seeing how my nephews were parented I was determined to do it is possible to raise respectful, morally decent, fun, loving boys. Is it easy---no, but possible. ...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. I. Just. Can't....
    Oh how very sad for the patient. I can't imagine putting my Gram thru that..... Hopefully the family learns from this and doesn't make other elderly family members full codes----but I doubt they...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. The Devil and Delta Webster
    well I think you are a pretty awesome nurse Viva! and even Delta felt that way....she just couldn't break her negative record and say that!!
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Tips 'n Tricks: Pearls the Newbies Need to Know
    People who feel bad-- act bad---whether it is physical or emotional. That phrase alone helps me tolerate less than polite, nice people and makes me change my approach.
    Aug 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing