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  1. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    just last week, in the middle of a tornado warning, we had someone come in to the er, by ambulance because, they had to poop, but couldnt get it out! it's right there they said, i just can't get it...
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I didn't get all this education to wipe behinds!
    THANK YOU!!! I have been a CNA for 8 years 4 in LTC, 4 in a hospital. Where I work now, CNA's can d/c foley's, saline locks, take vitals, accuchecks, give enemas, supps, even do ECG's. Although...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I didn't get all this education to wipe behinds!
    I totally disagree. Most of the patients that I know & care for find it to be very impressive when an RN does actually take part in the "dirty parts" of patient care. I know several family members...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What happened to Nurses Week?
    I am so mad I could spit!!! At the hospital where I work, this week which is "Nurse's Week", is called "National Hospital Week" & we no longer acknowledge nurses week, because it upset the other...
    May 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses say they need less OT, more help
    You can say that overtime is "voluntary" all that you want, but let's face it, nurses are caring people who often just cannot leave work because it's time to go, if there is not someone to take their...
    May 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Drug seeking or real pain?  How do you tell?
    I agree that it should be that if a pt. says they have pain that then they have pain. But, where I work we use the 0-10 pain scale, & we have several patients that when asked to rate there pain...
    Apr 13, '06
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  7. Student
    Just wondering what people think about schedules, who makes yours & how much of it do you get out in advance? Where I work we generally don't know on wednesday what we will be working on the next...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  8. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I have worked in LTC & in a hospital, & while yes some nursing home nurses are complete idiots, most of them have to be damn good to be able to pass a thousand meds to a hundred people in an 7 hour...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    One night, about 2am, a 80 something man came in, feeling dizzy w/ a BP of 60's/40's, after 20min. of telling us he didnt know what happened, he confessed, he thought if he took 4 of the little bllue...
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I actually had someone bring their dog to the ER once, cause it was bleeding & they didnt know what to do. It was the cutest patient ever!!
    Feb 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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