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  1. Song lyrics that remind you of nursing...
    When I work I always seem to be singing " If I only had a brain" from the wizard of Oz. Go figure, DUH!:nuke:
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. I Never Remember....
    Which way to the elevators. New building/units.:imbar
    Mar 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My job has no meaning
    Can you clear up exactly what your job is? In our hospital there are phlebotomists who were hired off the street, given some training on drawing blood and let loose on the patients, many of them...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Call yourself a nurse?
    A degree in Health Care Admin is not a nursing degree, nor is it "the same as". She still must have either a diploma, an associate degree in Nursing or a Bachelors degree in nursing. Here anyone...
    Feb 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient Rights and Diabetic Diets
    Sassyredhead-You cannot control what a "competent" patient will do or not do. Remember no matter how correct a physician order is the patient has a right to accept that order or reject it, do some...
    Feb 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient Rights and Diabetic Diets
    :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: RN/Writer said so well and so clearly! I have to comment about nurses who try to take away the snacks of these types of patients, they feel justified in taking the offending...
    Feb 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. EMT's in the ER
    EMT's and EMT_P's are not allowed to give meds in our, that includes hanging IV fluids. In an ambulance the practice off of the medical director's license when doing meds or other invasive...
    Feb 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Patient Rights and Diabetic Diets
    You can't force a pateint to follow the diet oredered and you can't touch thier personal belongings unless they are trying to do something that would be harmful to others, trying to torch the...
    Feb 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Help from Texas Residents
    I fyou don't want a big city there are a lot of possibilities for you. Along I-35 from Dallas to south of San Antonio there is a wide variety of towns and cities with hospitals. There are private...
    Feb 8, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Mandatory Overtime
    In our hospital we use mandatory OT only in weather emergencies, ice storms hit us usually once a year. Much of our staff live out of town. No one leave thier work station until the unit is staffed...
    Feb 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The fatting of America.
    If I ran fast enough to get to a "target zone" I'd need that code team and probably a back board and Ccollar and a lot of strong good looking men to pick me up off the floor.
    Feb 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Assault Response Training for ER Staff
    Several years ago a hospital I worked for did Mandt training. It was pretty good, especially the restraint holds. Don't know if it is still being taught.
    Feb 6, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Is it just me?
    Like others have said, fininsh up your first year then try some other areas. Find out what you do best and what you like most about Nursing. Then find your niche. I have worked many different...
    Jan 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why does Nursing put up with short staffing?
    :yeahthat: I agree with Tazzi. Don't make a bad situation worse. There are so many things that affect staffing, there is no one issue that needs to be fixed. People calling in because it's...
    Jan 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Any night shift nurses with diabetes?
    I had trouble keeping my sugars down because of my work schedule, I am sometimes on all three thifst in a weeks time. I was put on Lantus and that helped tremendoulsy. My HgbA1C's are WNL. I alos...
    Jan 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Any night shift nurses with diabetes?
    bagladyrn-You might want to consult the ADA and see what information they may have for you to help with your diet. They have a magazine called Diabetes Forcast you can get if you join the ADA, I...
    Jan 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Any night shift nurses with diabetes?
    If you were just diagnosed you probably haven't had your Nutrition consult yet. You will be given your calorie count for the day as well as how many grams of carbs and protein you should consume...
    Jan 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I could really use some advice.
    Check with your state board, you may have to enroll in a refresher course to be able to go back to work. After that you should be able to choose an area you would feel more comfortable in. Have you...
    Nov 25, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pt's Last Wish
    What a wonderful experience. Those kinds of Nursing situations is what makes it all worthwhile.:smilecoffeecup:
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. help!  My g/f stuck herself...
    If our lab has blood we can test without patient permission. Your GF needs to find out what the patients history is, is there anything that makes him high risk. That is not fool proof but generally...
    Oct 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fear Factor, Nurse Style, Five Stunts... lol
    And you can't use your hands to move body parts around/out of the way!:nono:
    Oct 14, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Should I look for another job - advice needed
    RUN WENDY! RUN! Any hospital that takes a licensed nurse off of orientation to work as an aide has major problems! What are they thinking!?
    Oct 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurse Imposters
    I don't know about other states but go to the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and look at the past newsletters, they list the nurse imposters and what they did and how they represented themselves. ...
    Oct 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Who's The Priority?
    Yeah, what they said! FYI you should never be the only licensed nurse assigned to a unit, not safe. By the way, you don't let the PACU nurse go, she can stay with her patient until you can take...
    Oct 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Best City/Area for New Graduate
    Try texas, we have most anything you want. Along the I -35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin and Dallas you can find small, medium and large hospitals. you can live in the big city, a small...
    Oct 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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