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  1. Help with words? "Nodding off"
    Interesting how it differs from place to place. We have a place to actually check "appears asleep." I was told that saying they actually are asleep is an accusation! :sarcastic:
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Coworkers that act like spoiled brats...discuss
    I agree with TheCommuter!! I know you are the secretary but you are still a co-worker and this CNA needs to treat you in a civil and respectful manner. I once had a CNA who forgot to do Q4H BPs for...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Help with words? "Nodding off"
    Off topic, but I use obtunded often to describe patients who are neurologically devastated at baseline. I also mention that they are at baseline (for the ones I know well and come in often). ...
    Sep 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Fed up with being denied an ICU position
    Try applying to an ED in hospital that has a strong trauma unit. I think that might the foot in the door you need to get into critical care eventually. Another route is to try getting on a...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. No A.C.T/S.A.T's ..Am I Qualified to begin Nursing school?
    The best thing to do is go to your local community college that offers a nursing program (many do). Talk to an academic advisor about what you need to do to start on your journey. Avoid the private,...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Would you get low census in scenario?
    Ours would have the person come in if they were low on nurses and really needed him or her. However that OT nurse would also be the first one off the list if they needed to send someone home or put...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Expressing gratitude and appreciation to co-workers
    One of the things I love about where I work. We help each other a lot and it's common for someone to shoot off an email to the manager about how a certain person did a great job with something.
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    Or pillows! I was once out of pillows and couldn't find any even on other units. I got an admit who didn't have a pillow for the back of their head for a couple of hours. I had to call someone to...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. What's your part time job?
    Being a busy mom.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Diagnosed with ADHD
    Besides the usual vaccinations, hearing test, etc, they can only ask you things that might limit your ability to do your job. If you can physically or mentally do the job, the rest is none of their...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why do we hate admissions?
    If our unit is full but there is a patient in the ED who needs our specialized unit, we have to move a generic patient off the floor to make room for them. It's real fun to wake up a parent and a...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. When will the anxiety fade?
    And this is what makes you a good nurse. You can never get too comfortable at work.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    I have told this story a few times . . . I was a new nurse and my patient had just become PICU status and was in the process of being transferred. The kid was going to be fine- just needed closer...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. best i quit or fired story
    I was orienting a new hire and she asked ME the entire shift whether or not she should call out sick the next day because she had double-scheduled herself for both her old job and this job. I never...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurse, Madonna, and waitress??
    Usually in the general public I get a lot of respect, especially when I tell them I am a peds nurse. I have received the worst treatment from some of the parents of patients but luckily that does not...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. What are you most vigilant about?
    Making sure emergency equipment is at the bedside and working. That includes an ambubag and suction for every single patient (I work peds critical care and stepdown). Trach patients make sure there...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Worst Nursing Job You Ever Had
    My current job-- I love it now, but when I first started it was very very hard to see sick and dying and injured and abused kids. Well, it's still hard. But I cope better now.
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Wow i must work in an extremely boring place! I have never heard of this happening, and talking to several co-workers, they have not heard of it either. People at my workplace must either be very...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. New virus
    We have not been hit yet that we know of, but I am in PICU-Stepdown and have a lot of lung kids, so I'm sure it will come soon. I found out that our hospital, like many, do not have the capability to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INFJ- Peds Critical Care and Stepdown It actually fits, even though I did NOT look to go into this area of nursing at all.
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When to wash, When to rub?
    What the above posters said-- but also every few times of using the hand sanitizer I wash with soap and water. It just feels cleaner and it gets the hand sanitizer residue off your hands.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Three-year RN BSN, Still Having Great Difficulty Landing Hospital Job
    I'm sorry you are not able to move to hospital jobs. Without knowing your background at all, I would like to suggest hiring a professional resume writer and interview coach. They can often find good...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. Things that make you go hmmm....
    A kid who was neurologically appropriate for age who used a paci and was *way* too old for it, by at least a decade.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    I just did it a couple of nights ago. I also told them I would be keeping them in my thoughts. It was just wet eyes, not flowing tears or sobs. They could see it in my face that I cared. They hugged...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Nursing School Oopsies
    Watching an epidural being placed in a laboring woman. Finding myself on the floor behind the nurse's station with my head being pushed between my knees and a juice being offered to me. I still can't...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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