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  1. What's up with this?
    Hmm, are you in a compact state? I've been a nurse for 19 years, and in LTC most of it...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. April 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Looks like Dr. Smith's ego caught up with him.
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. What is wrong with these kids? (Mystery Diagnosis)
    I was also wondering about West Nile.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Are you constantly "baby sitting"?
    Are we talking about baby sitting the staff or the patients?
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    We have had almost the same thing happen. Family refused the alarm. (And, fyi, not all families who refuse are uninformed or uneducated, some are simply very aware of what their loved one will be...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    I have actually interrupted a Dr. in the middle of his "yeah, yeah" with "I am not finished" Actually shut him up and he listened. For once. He's always real good at speed talking his order and...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Can I vent? Just a little... you can vent too if you want, I won't tell...
    My least favorite is when they just don't contact you at all, or respond to your calls or emails. At least have the courtesy to let me know you are no longer interested.
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing School admit policies.
    "My specific area of focus is how some nurses begin their path towards addiction while in school (via dependence on anti-depressants and/or anti-anxiety medications)." I honestly had trouble...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. does anyone regret this career?
    This. I agree 100%.
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Quote from wannabe2008 In California, there isn't a ratio of nurses to patients in long term care. Instead there is a ratio of "direct care staff to patient". AM is 5 to 1, pm is 8 to 1 and noc is...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Best MD note
    I had a doctor with a great sense of humor. Couldn't remember to write orders to DC a saline lock before dismissal. One time after I had reminded him to write that, he then also wrote "please dress...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Do Other Professionals Skip Restroom Breaks And Meals?
    I have IBS, and if I don't go to the bathroom when the urge hits, it's gonna be messy. I always make time for the bathroom. Meals I may have to go help someone, answer the phone, etc, but me taking...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Am I being offered a fair pay?
    I am an RN with 17 years of experience, and I only make $27/hr. I work in rural Nebraska, so cost of living is a little lower, but still....seeing all these higher rates makes me question how valued...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Some Days, You're The Pigeon...(Part I)
    So true. And if you say anything to administration, like maybe this resident needs a psych ward and not a nursing home, well..."it's all in your approach." Until they smack the social services...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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