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  1. Is your Facility 'forcing' you to get the Flu Vaccine?
    Get the flu shot! There are bigger battles we need to fight.
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Subacute Rehab nurse/patient ratio
    16 to 18 patients where I work. Along with rehabbing knees and hips, we have dementia, CHF, syncope, wound care, tube feelings, IV antibiotics, and much more. No bed rails, alarms, or restraints to...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    Wow, you tell her that Jesus hates her? Just so you know, Christians aren't perfect. No human being is perfect. If you want people to respect you, you have to give respect.
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. Things we think that we do not say... humorous...
    When a family member wonders why mom is so tired all the time: really? She is 96 years old!!!The daughter who sternly told mom she can "do it" (walk): Really? Could you walk on those contracted feet?...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Devastated :(
    Hi! I can tell you that my experience has been that every opportunity I have "lost" in nursing school and with nursing jobs has led to a better opportunity more suited to me. Hang in there and keep...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurse Call button misused once again
    Ha ha this makes me think about how hubby showed up at my work this past week and asked me for Advil. (His mom is a patient right now.) I almost clobbered him! Told him I would get to my purse after...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Rehab work day....how to get it all done?
    It helps me to hear that caring for 18 patients with meds, treatments, etc. is unreasonable for one nurse to finish everything in 8 hours. I thought I was too slow. I hate it most when a family...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  8. Nursing: Culture of inclusion, or culture of exclusion?
    I have had several careers in very large corporations before coming to nursing. I never felt so stressed out and felt such hostility in any other job for the 25 years before I became a nurse. It was...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Sad story... CJD
    I also cared for a young woman with CJD and saw the horror of it. Her brain was donated to research and she had to be double-bagged to be shipped home to Puerto Rico.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Need help with test question
    Wow, I don't like any of those answers. But that is how nursing tests are written! In the real world I would page doctor or on-call hospitalist again, AND get my charge nurse involved. On my floor we...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Failed pre-employment drug screen
    Wow! This was my first post and will probably be my last, if my feelings are involved. While I appreciate the feedback, the phrase "nurses eating their young" certainly came to mind. I hope none of...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Failed pre-employment drug screen
    I am so freaked out. I was hired, conditionally, for a job I really want. Today I found out that I failed the drug screen because it showed Darvocet. I have prescriptions for Percocet because I...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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