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  1. Third Part Observing and Possibly Filming
    I work nights and we don't have enough staff to leave the floor for dinner. We had a desk where we ate, sometimes several at one time. One night one of our FF was complaining that she wasn't...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Port protectors and scrub the hub
    Well for one thing, you can prove that the caps are being used by looking at the hub. You can't always tell when someone is cutting corners...or doesn't care. I love the Curos and trust them. ...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    If it leaks, I cut the end off the tubing Sorry, I couldn't edit the above on my phone!
    Nov 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    I use tegaderm--works great and put the rest of the tubing around the top of the head like a crown.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    Use a nasal cannula on the bridge of the nose, it works better!
    Nov 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    I have kept my mouth shut about NETY for years. Going to open it now. The problem is not NETY or Nursing. This happens in EVERY profession. There is always going to be someone who gets pleasure...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Sealed Record and Application
    Yes, you need to disclose this. The 'direct relationship to nursing' applies to expunged convictions. Good luck.
    Nov 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Compassion fatigue...how do you deal?
    In my opinion, you have to laugh at it. Laughing at the absurdity of some of the situations we find ourselves in makes it bearable. Just my two cents for whatever it is worth.
    Oct 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esme, hope these messages find you healing and feeling on the mend! We need your wit and wisdom...here is a virtual hug, along with good thoughts and good karma. <3 <3
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I have found over the years of driving in snow (and if there is a blizzard it is a mortal lock that I am working) that 4WD pales in comparison to good snow tires. Rugged snow tires make all the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Shoulder surgeries and recovery time
    As an employee I wasn't allowed back without clearance. But I doubt I would have been able to manage clinicals. Don't know about an arthroscopic repair. And yes I meant arthroscopic not lap. ...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Shoulder surgeries and recovery time
    I was out of work for 12 weeks after my SLAP tear. You could probably manage school after a few days but it is really, really painful (just warning you). You also need PT. Mine was an open...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Having worked for many years as a non-union employee, I was forced to work on two separate occasions when there was a lockout of my nurses. I find it interesting that every one of the...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. advice for a new RN
    I'm glad you feel that you don't know anything because trust me, you don't! That was said tongue in cheek but to emphasize that you are going to learn more in 6 months than you did all through...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Goodbye...
    Please don't go. I love your posts and always smile when I see your user name. I totally enjoy your point of view! Hope you reconsider.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    I so would have done that with you, especially behind closed curtains. I wouldn't have spread it around either which is how such things cause dismissals. I am willing to bet two things. One,...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Select all that apply...
    And practice practice practice them because NCLEX is loaded with SATA questions.
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    I always say (tongue in cheek) that if I had know that I could get SSDI for these, I would have reconsidered my career options. Makes me crazy.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    Or Sexual Harassment training...Quid pro quo, Clarice?
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I hate this too...but if the TP dispensers weren't locked at my facility I would be happy to change them. We don't have a key but it would be a little awkie to call someone even if we did. And...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Nursing School Oopsies
    I did that too! Sounded like a gunshot. Thought I was the only one ever...glad to hear differently!
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    This! I get so aggravated with allergies. Had a patient tell me he was allergic to alcohol and we could only use chloraprep on him. I didn't bother to tell him that a main ingredient of...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Attention tall nurses!!!
    Super Shoe has a good selection of tall scrubs in all sizes... I also like the Med Couture brand because they are longer in the leg. I am long legged and long waisted and they fit me nicely.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Having trouble understanding the different types of NG tubes
    Just to add...at my hospital (and I suspect others) only the ICU is allowed to give meds or tube feeds through an NGT unless specifically ordered by an MD, and this is usually on a one time order...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. How to assess central lines?
    We also measure length of the line from skin to clave and circumference of upper arm...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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