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  1. PCNB Exam 2014
    I just took the exam (and passed!) this week. :) My unit has study materials that I was able to utilize. The best thing was the book that had each section broken down and then questions that were...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. rainbows and unicorns
    management bought pizza for the nurses all week this week. Huzzah. I get it twice. *nom nom*
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Full Moon
    This whole week has been a mess. Floors are full. Welcome to the fall. *le sigh*
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Float Pool Vent
    Our float pool nurses are usually the ones that end up staffing the PICU when they are short, so they get regular assignments on our floor. We don't give them the serious pain in the asses just...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What makes it worth it?
    I have those moments all the time. The work is hard, can be unforgiving and underappreciated.... but there are always times where I think - WOW - that's why I became a nurse. I'll tell you an...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I feel like it's the norm.... I have been on my unit since I became a nurse, and honestly can't imagine working elsewhere. But in my short time there (three years), I have seen so many nurses come...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    There are a few that are awesome that I work with. Generally, the ortho team rules. They listen to their nurses, they ask us what we want, they understand when we disagree. I love ortho patients...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. PCA Patients
    Usually we see them with ortho patients, and always with our spinal surgery kiddos.... our pathways from nearly every surgeon have PCAs for at least one day if not three. :) It all depends on the...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Low pay for office hours/experience?
    Office jobs are definitely going to be less pay and you will lose your acute nursing skills. We have oriented office nurses to the floor (I work acute care in a large children's hospital) - and it's...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Out of control visitors
    I will call security in a hot second and have your disruptive tail (and those that you are failing to control) escorted from my unit. My responsibility is for the patients that I care for. If your...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I work in a sauna!!
    There are a few that I deal with that do the *exact* same thing. I am running, sweating - look at the thermostat and it's set to 78. People, that's just nuts. One night we were having a thermostat...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    I love the "they haven't eaten since yesterday".... well, why not? Were you so excited about hospital food you saved up? I swear, it amazes me how many people are just worried about FOOOOOOD when...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Article: playing ipad games decreased anxiety better than meds
    Oh we saw this first hand this past week.... patient was a 16 month old, who did NOT trust us at ALL. When it came time for lab draws, we had three nurses attempting to hold him down. We swaddled...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Choosing the 4th Option
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. :(
    Aug 26
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    There are no LPNs at my hospital, and most new hires have 4 year degrees.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Still Reeling From This
    PS - I think another important lesson we can all take away from this is: GET AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE IN PLACE! While you're healthy and you know what YOU want. I don't want any doctor (or nurse, or...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Still Reeling From This
    You truly stood up and advocated for your patient.... you did what you were SUPPOSED TO DO, and honestly - I wish more nurses did it!!!!!
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    I have only ever been a night shift nurse - and I just love it. I will admit one of the reasons it's easy for me is that I work a set schedule, all together. I'm a weekender, so I work every...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Your Specialty & Why
    I dreaded my pediatric rotation in school with every ounce of my being. The thought of working with sick kids day in and day out seemed sad and horrible. Then I had my clinical in my hospital where...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. bully
    Oh we routinely spray each other with saline flushes, and other silly pranks. We work in a children's hospital. :D
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Road to success
    Do you know anyone that works in pediatrics? Maybe contact a nurse manager in your facility about "shadowing". :) Good luck!
    Aug 15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    While I work on a "specialty" floor at my hospital, we fill empty beds with pretty much anything and everything - so in that regards, I'm also a med surg nurse. You know what, I enjoy it. I like that...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. PICC Sign above bed
    I can't imagine as the nurse, not knowing that my kid had a PICC and taking appropriate measures to care for it correctly. Has this been a problem in your facility? We have kids with all kinds of...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Patient asking for your phone number? How to say no?
    I think you took the best and easiest route. :)
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Turfing patients to other hospitals
    OMG, we get patients from all over the state. :) We are a highly regarded large children's hospital, so we get it all. I feel like some of the outlying hospitals now don't even attempt anything...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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