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  1. Ritalin
    Others are right. There should NOT be a problem. If I were you (which I am not) I would wait until after your drug screen to take a dose again. You really just never know. I say better to be safe...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. What to do if you disagree with the care of another nurse's pt?
    The primary nurse very well may have had a plan in place to stabilize this pt. with MD VO's. Wouldn't hurt to ask the other nurse at a later date what their rationale was for not calling a RR. Again...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What to do if you disagree with the care of another nurse's pt?
    We all have our own nursing styles for sure. Did you have all the info the primary nurse had? Vitals stable? Primary dx? secondary to? DNR? full code??? So many factors. Some nurses go into calm mode...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Charge nurse asking me to lie
    You were upset and posting from your phone. Good gosh all. Give your fellow nurse a break here. She is looking for guidance and advice not an english lesson, or to be made to feel even worse. Julz,...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Anxiety Disorders: More Than Just Butterflies
    *sighs* us nurses are only human, and those of us nurses who have been through more than our share of trauma, drama or what-have-you. Well, we need a little help (in whatever form) just as much as...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Nurses working on day off...
    LOL @ the cartoon. When my body and mind say no... I have learned not to listen to my heart. Because I WANT to help them out.. I really do! But not at my mental and physical health's expense.
    May 11, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. My heartache and hiatus...
    CP my heart goes out to you and your family. My sincere sorrow for your loss is felt deeply although I do not know you personally. Your grief is palpable. You are so right.. It is NOT good bye ~
    May 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Does nursing change you into an angry person?
    My feeling is this (and I have worked LTC as an RN almost 7 yrs). Your job can not turn you into anything. We all cope and deal with interpersonal, environmental and situational stress in different...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Fun: Coke or Pepsi Nurses?
    Um. hmm.. My choice is a pepsi product! Sunkist Orange Soda, oh yeah!! That's what gets me through my day. It's the only orange soda with caffeine in it. Okay, so I am a little different (nothing...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Perspective: My Path to Nursing and Beyond
    The road to me does seem dark right now. Reading your inspiring story gives me hope that there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much for that. And many good thoughts and wishes to you...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Accuracy of Automatic BP machines?
    Don't trust 'em. But, that's just me... =)
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Clinicals making me question my decision to be a nurse?
    You will be just fine. You're only human, feeling human emotions such as doubt. There are alot of opportunities in nursing where you don't have to watch surgical procedures! Take a deep breath and...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Job market- ADN students being warned?
    I would have to say when I graduated in 2006. Our class was a bit mislead to believe there was this huge nursing shortage and we'd have no problem landing jobs of our choosing because they prepared...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. idea for teaching students nsg dx statements
    Ah this topic brings back fond memories from nursing clinicals a little over 7 years ago. OMG I had the Yes Sarge" nursing instructor my 2nd semester. Tough as nails she was. She made me so darn...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    Document, document, document! Follow up to see if the med was effective. ONLYthe pt. can tell you that. If the patient tells you and other nurses no, not effective. Then this may be something to have...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Should I question their training?
    Do a full focused assessment ie. are they a cardiac pt,. COPD'r, post CABG, etc... Obtain manual vitals, none of that wrist cuff, temporal temperature stuff, get a rectal temp for heavan's sakes!...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. 8 Hour Night Shifts
    Personally I am much more burnt out and fatigued at the end of an 8hr, 5 day week than working 3 12's in a row. That 3rd 12 hr day can be a bit** sometimes if you've had a crazy, busy stretch. But...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    Plus there should be a check and balance for PRN's for behaviors, or psyche issues. Don't you have to document effective, or not? hmm that opens a whole new can of worms
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    It is NOT for us nurses to decide what an alert and oriented patient needs, or how often. If there is an order for it and it is time, give the patient their dang med! Never lie to them because you...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Please be prepared for your interview...
    TOUCHE ALISON!!!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Attention All Nurses....
    One other thing I would like to add is the almighty $$$ is preventing good nurses from doing a good job. You're expected to cut corners and do 1.5 to 2 nurses jobs. Quantity is over-shadowing quality...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Attention All Nurses....
    Uh.. after 7 years as an RN. Most days I wonder what the heck I got myself into?! BAH!!:scrying: However every now and then I have a "feel good" day where I felt as if I made a difference in...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    A brand spankin' new 100 dollar bill in a very nice Christmas Card with kind words and a thank you to the staff of 2012. VERY REFRESHING. :)
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    I will whole heartedly admit. I am the patient's best advocate and management's frustration. = / In my experience, especially as a floor nurse. I take time with med. administration, dressing...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. auditing call lights?
    LOL LOL @ teeth itch!
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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