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  1. Nurse safety
    The laws don't matter if your employer won't enforce them or there is a culture of not reporting patients or calling the police.
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RN to MSN?
    You enroll in a master's or doctorate level nurse practitioner program. First you practice nursing for a bit so you actually have some first-hand experience, figure out what area of specialty (for...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Quality Improvement in End of Life Care
    Question for you, StefO. Why is EOL care happening so frequently in the ICU? Why aren't we having these discussions far earlier and providing for much better deaths for our patients? When should...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    Somewhere SUNNNNNNY!
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Did your school's reputation affect getting hired?
    Yes! I went to a school that is nationally ranked in the top five for my specialty, and it has opened several doors for me.
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. My mom doesn't believe in me.
    I had some majors issues with my mom too OP. I think the earlier you can address this and set appropriate boundaries, the better off you will be in the long run. It sounds like your mom does not...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. am i reasonably resigning?
    Wow.. so much drama from saying "Back in the day.." NO ageism here, respect your experience, but acuity is NOT the same as it was in the past, and so don't just suck it up and take it OP! It's not...
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. am i reasonably resigning?
    What kills me here is so many nurses are saying, well, back in the day I had.... Today's med-surg floor is so different! In my 7 years of nursing acuity has soared! Med-surg almost always has tele...
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Cyclical vomiting syndrome
    Yes! I had a pt with this and we de-toxed him. Put him on suboxone and kept him..it did work..but took like 5 days..and it was miserable in the mean time.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What kind of car do you drive for those 1+ hour commutes?
    Honda Civic..gets 40mpg highway!
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is your de-stress?
    Petting the cat Calling my mom to whine (we have an open post work whine policy..it works well) Taking a bath Reading a goood book Drinking a beer Spraying things in the yard with the hose ...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. One Of The Saddest Things I've Seen... Can't Stop Laughing
    We had a two week old nursing assistant training a new nursing assistant the other week...they actually had her assigned two of them! So, I took one away..but talk about blind leading blind..
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Small talk with patients, what to say?
    How did you sleep last night.. What did you think of that game (whomever is local) You picked a good to day to be here (if there is horrible weather..often in Michigan) Did you get...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. G tube to gravity drainage
    A couple months at best..likely less than that. We usually hydrate these pts pretty aggressively IV wise too.
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Morphine/Phnergan IVP...to give or not to give?
    Just say No. Seriously, if a pt had a peripheral IV, I would NOT push phenergan undiluted. Can you say extravasation? I have no problem telling a pt, "that's fine that the other nurses did it such...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What do you think of Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL)?
    We have CNL's and they follow the patients 'story.' Honestly, they don't do any bedside care, and tell staff nurses what to do without having any authority. It seems really like a miserable position....
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  17. Helping patients with migraines
    As a hormone induced migraineur.. I can say, cold, quiet, dark room. Anti nausea meds. Sometimes excedrin. Massage is good sometimes..sometimes I do NOT want to be touched. Really, not too much...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Getting Sick at Work
    Fell down went boom. Went to work, Soooo painful. Worked for like 90 min, my manager is like, are you ok? I said, no, and said I need to go to ER. My leg was so swollen it was stuck on my scrubs....
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are you a sensitive person too?
    I'm sensitive in my personal life, but I try REALLY hard not to be at work. I let it roll off my back. (and cry when I get home..you know it) Being in tune with what your pt needs and being a...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The introverted nurse
    Your patients will tell you that you're a calming presence. The last thing they want is someone with another 'presence' to be dealing with. As long as you are able to communicate when it's needed, I...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. how old is to old for medsurge
    25! Hahahaha, just kidding. It feels that way sometimes. I would say you need to be able to walk five miles over the course of the day, squat, bend, and lift. Consider some gym training if you needed...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Anti-Intellectualism/Autonomy in nursing
    I would say to really judge the situation. If your pt really needs an 02 mask, put on a @#$@ mask, then call MD, RT, RRT, and get the pt transferred. It's not helpful to you or the pt for a charge...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. nursing care r/t pregnancy termination
    OP, did you learn about giving Methotrexate IM for an ectopic pregnancy? At my hospital we admit pt's to the med-surg ward if we expect any loss of pregnancy. If a pt is hemorrhaging, you need...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Knee, work, weight..ugh!
    I don't know about being hardcore, but I don't want to become obese because of this.
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I notice a trend...
    Unfortunately I've become really passive. I DON'T recommend this. If I could just concentrate on my patients and not deal with other people it would help. Talked to a coworker last night and she...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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