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  1. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    You've had this for 5 years and today it is an emergency? or WOW, that's bad. or There is a lesson I am supposed to learn here, or If your doctor said jump off a cliff,would you do it?
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. You know you're a nurse if...
    True Story- My sister and I (we are both nurses) were eating lunch at a restraunt. This lady walked by us on the way to the ladies room, she lost her cookies allover the floor beside our table and...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. How do you deal with explosive customers?
    As a manager, I smile, I listen, I take the person to any empty exam room. to talk to them, ( no Audience calms many). I assure them we are all working on their problem, which may or may not be the...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Or.... "You don't know why you are here in the clinic being seen today" Hmmm, Were you ever SICK?" "No, We do not provide taxi service for patients, here is the phone book, No, I do not have...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Reply in support of these posts. I am an RN and FORMER FAT PERSON. Been there, done that, wrote and burned that book. Talk about IRREVOCABLE IGNORANCE. You have a right to your anger but so do...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Willis-Knighton/LSUHSC Pay
    I worked for both systems. LSUHSC all the way! Level 1 Trauma Center, you will see more in 1 month there than you will see in a year elsewhere. Love to go to work every day, always a stimulating,...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  7. Advice
    Start putting out feelers for another job, or everyone works for the MDs, feel them out, let them know these scheduling changes are inconsistent with your employment agreement and cause a hardship. ...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Things actually said: To the 500 pounder with a dx of syncope: NO, you won't fit in a standard commode chair. We don't have a wheelchair that size. Who takes care of your personal hygiene at...
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Troubles as a new manager
    I am a former nurse manager. NEVER,EVER,EVER CONFIDE in a subordinate. Many of the suggestions are right on in these posts. 1. Form relationships with other nurses outside of your facility. 2. Ask...
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Management
  10. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    My vet let me take our dog home to recover from an accident, he had hematuria, my husband freaks, Do Something, Do Something. I said what? He said you're the nurse, your supposed to know. I said I...
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Things you'd really like to say to patients but can't.
    Yes, I really did wake up this morning planning just how bad I can make your day, aren't you special. Or the jewel I really did say to a house supervisor when she complained about our having to...
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Let me hear your raves
    We all need a place to vent. This is a wonderful forum in which nurses can let out their frustrations. Do not be let what you read cloud your judgement about nursing. Nursing is the most...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    LOL, All nurses HAVE to vent to keep what little sanity we possess. I love it, I have lived everyone of these in my career. Keep them coming.
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Any Gems for RN Returning to Med-Surg.?
    I am returning to a strictly Med-Surg. floor after 10 years. Are there any gems of advice anyone would like to share? Other than run away, fast.
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Endoscopy patients with Pacemakers/AICD
    Go online to the ASGE website. American Society of Gastrenterology, they have a position paper on that subject. Basically, it is not recommended any further to turn off or manipulate the pacer...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  16. preop assessments
    Question: We have an anesthesiologist and CRNAs in our center. Does a nursing assessment need to be be performed by an RN or can the CRNA perform the pre-op nursing assessment? Is this a...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  17. Need some sound advice from all GI Nurse, Tech and CNA
    Welcome to GI! I have no CNAs that work for me, only techs, these are scrub techs. Much of GI technical work training is on the job. My best advice is to learn the flow of the lab you work for,...
    Nov 8, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  18. Question about LGI bleed case
    I agree, with VS like that, we would have been called emergently, my docs think better safe than sorry.
    Nov 5, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  19. Protocols for discharging patients who have sedation
    We discharge our patient from recovery when vital signs have returned to baseline, the patient is awake, alert, and able to assist in ADLs, ie:dress themselves. We have no specific recovery time, it...
    Sep 15, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. Average doseage of conscious sedation while doing endoscopy's
    I read through all of the replies on this site. I am an old endo murse, 10 years, I have sedated all types of patients. The endo lab I work in is hospital-base with inpatient and outpatient...
    Sep 15, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. On-Call pay, Beeper time
    I'm trying to get an overview of what other hospitals are paying endo nurses per to carry the beeper. I live in the southern United States and would really like as many reponses as possible....
    Sep 11, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. So I lost it? Am I out of Line?
    Your facility should have some type of staffing ratio requirements. That these are not adhered to are normal everywhere. This happens, been there myself. I personally spoke with the NM, gave her 3...
    Jul 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I need to vent, everyone is mad at me for quitting the "superhospital"-long story
    Keep your chin up! Been there,done that. So now I'm happy, I am not in the cardiac unit at "big shot hospital taking fresh hearts, so what. I made the T-ball games, the school plays, the wrestling...
    Jul 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Staffing....What are guidlelines / formulas for it
    Reply to WaynesvilleRN, We begin our discharge on admit, the patients are given their discharge criteria during the assessment and pre-op, that save valuable time, we also repeat verbally with family...
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. Dealing with Late Cases
    Our administration responded the same way. Stick to your guns. Administrators are very aware that trained GI personnel do not grow on trees and you are not easily replaced.
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing


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