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  1. I saw something new and scary
    I think that it would be quite interesting to taste, but only if you had to do it in a life or death situation!!Only my own though, no one elses!!:rotfl:
    Oct 17, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What is your biggest nursing pet peeve??
    You don't call the docs by their first names? We are all on a first name basis with all our junior doctors (until up to consultant level where they remain Dr. so and so)...If they want to use my...
    Aug 14, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Tips for nurses in their first year of nursing
    After having my first year anniversary in nursing last week, my tips would be 1. Always listen to your gut instinct, if you think your patient looks well and is all right they probably are. If...
    Aug 12, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. What's your nursing philosophy?
    take as many sick days as possible so you never have to be with your patients!!!hahahah!! No no no not really......I think half the battle is letting your patients/families/co-workers/docs know that...
    Aug 2, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Are small jokes accepted?
    Well Frankie you cracked me up!! If I ever happen to be unlucky enough to land in hospital I hope I have someone like you to cheer me up! I work in Paeds in the UK, and especially when parents are...
    Jul 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What do patients say that irks you?
    One patients father saying to me "how long have you been doing this?"....as if to say "are you competent?"...I know I look 16 but I am 23 and went to university for 3 years, and have a BSc in...
    Jul 17, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Moan Moan Grumpy Fed Up Angry
    I am sick and tired of the NHS!!!!!! We've had many many complaints as so many operations have been delayed for several days.....we're the ones on the wards that have to face the angry families!!...
    Jul 7, '05
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. tips for a new nurse like me
    Always always always check if you are not sure of something, never be afraid to say "i don't know" to anyone, doctors, patients, anyone. Even if you think you will look silly. Never stop learning,...
    May 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What's your story? Why did you take up nursing?
    Well I applied to the local supermarket and they didn't have any vacancies, I was gutted, all my life I'd dreamed of stacking shelves. As a last resort I went to nursing. :chuckle
    May 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Have you been injured by a doctor?
    To me this thread discredits the mostly decent people docs are. Many that I work with are extremely nice people and are "normal" just like most nurses, are there to do their best for the patients...
    Apr 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. counting respirations
    I would say it is more important to monitor resp rate if the patient is in obvious resp. distress, or some sort of respiratory problem. If they are a good colour (well perfused), not cyanosed and can...
    Apr 4, '05
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Is OB for me? Is nursing for me? Shy nurse needs help.
    Please say something to the senior staff there, get out of this job or get a new preceptor quick! I am now a qualified nurse, but when I was a student in the NICU, I had a mentor that sounds EXACTLY...
    Mar 28, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. what makes a good clinical (student) ?
    Well only being a qualified RN several months, I haven't forgotten what being a student is like! However when they turn up late, say "I hate it here and I don't want to stay (and yet still come...
    Mar 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what makes a good clinical (student) ?
    Be on time!!!!!! Don't say "I'm just here to do nursing for a while...but later I'm studying XYZ as I don't want to do nursing as a career" - that's REALLY annoying, especially when you're taking the...
    Mar 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What is your biggest nursing pet peeve??
    the way i was asked a couple of days ago if being an RN "was only a part time temp job" until I had finished college! as if i had just come in off the street to do my job!!! I said "no, I did nursing...
    Feb 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    It gets that colour from one drink all shift! That's if you ever get to the toilet....... And trying to guess what "sort" of cough the person has whilst holding your breath (smokers, bronchitis etc)
    Jan 29, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Why do you want to be a nurse?
    gotta agree with you there.....
    Jan 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why do you want to be a nurse?
    Except don't come to the U.K. to work as you wont get big bucks over here!Oh no!
    Jan 13, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What is your biggest nursing pet peeve??
    the family and patient where "thank you" never even passes their lips and where the child asks for coke - we are NOT McDonalds!!!!!
    Jan 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need help with 12hour shifts.....
    I just did a whole year of 12.5 hour shifts, my new job has 8 hour shifts, I'm so relieved. I'd rather do 5 days a week than 3. However, my advice for 12 hour shifts is to pace yourself, make sure...
    Jul 16, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What freaks you out?
    I was looking after a teenager with severe learning difficulties, he had a nappy on and filled it with green diarrhoea. He then put her fingers in it and started eating it! My stomach churned, his...
    Jul 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. does anyone know about this (allergies)
    I everyone, I was asking if anyone knew about allergic reactions to wasp stings. I was stung a few years ago and fainted about 10 minutes later, i was wondering if it would be an anaphylactic...
    Apr 16, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. does anyone know about this?(allergies)
    HI I was just asking about a reaction i had to a wasp sting once and i wondered if anyone else had experienced the same, about 5 years ago i got stung by a wasp and about 10 minutes later i fainted,...
    Apr 16, '04
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Don't know whether to start nursing
    HI everyone, I'm just asking for your advice! I'm going to qualify as an RN in the summer, but I don't know if I really want to go into nursing anymore. I don't know if it's just nerves about...
    Apr 8, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Leaving but not started yet
    HI everyone, I'm just asking for some advice. I'm about to qualify as an RN in the summer, and need to start applying for jobs soon. The only thing is, I'm really not sure if it's the career I want...
    Apr 8, '04
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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