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  1. Needle Stick Injury - beating myself up
    Thank you guys for your input. I am feeling better about the whole thing. I've talked to other nurses and they all say the same thing has happened to them like 2-3 times atleast. The patient's...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Needle Stick Injury - beating myself up
    I was drawing blood with a butterfly needle and accidentally stuck myself. The patient said she doesn't have HIV or hepatitis. Her blood was tested and it confirmed she was negative for both of...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Burned out already
    Thank you all for not making me feel alone. I know I'm not; it's just that hearing it from other people makes me feel a little better. Venting, and hearing others vent, makes me feel a little better,...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Burned out already
    All I have time for is handing out meds. I don't even have time to sit down and actually have a conversation with my patients. In fact, my co-workers were talking about the exact same thing. At least...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Too much anxiety to practice nursing
    When you go for an interview, ask your interviewers this: What is the orientation process like?
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Burned out already
    Thanks for your input. Yeah, I'm trying so badly to get into the area I want to, but it's so hard. And I'd LIKE to do PRN, but I need health insurance.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Burned out already
    It's been a year. And I'm already burned out. Is it wrong of me to think of switching to part-time??
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "I don't want an admit..."
    It's nice that you do that. But you just need to understand how stressful it is to be taking care of a lot of patients just to get another one when you feel like you can barely make it with the load...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nursing will decrease my life expectancy... how do you keep going?
    I feel like being a nurse is going to decrease my life expectancy. I am always so overwhelmed, stressed, mentally & physically exhausted, etc. I have no clue how nurses who have worked 20 years have...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. I get out on time...
    What is exactly "on time"? 7pm?? No one I have ever come across has left at 7pm before. It's always 7:30-8:00.
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Patient care or charting first?
    What is CYA?? See ya? (lol)
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Too much to do for ONE PERSON, staying late to catch up
    I can't help it if I have to stay late because I'm waiting to give report to 2-3 nurses. They don't always come on time either and/or they're dilly dallying. I get annoyed, but I have to at least...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I get out on time...
    It depends on what hospital you're at and how much charting you're required to do. There's SO MUCH to do, plus you have to wait around for other nurses to come so you can finally give report to them....
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do pt families every drive you crazy?
    YES. Patients' families always lie and make me look bad. "I've been waiting an hour for my nausea medication!" No, it's literally been 10 minutes... It's truly upsetting because it looks like you...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Too much to do for ONE PERSON, staying late to catch up
    Thanks for your words, everybody. I feel like if I stay in the room, the patient will have more things to say or more things for me to do. "Oh, since you're in here with me..." So I don't know about...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Registered Nurses: Do you like your jobs?
    Why do you keep going back? I keep going back because I like the pay. And I keep going back because I'm waiting for my DREAM JOB POSITION. A lot of nurses don't like their jobs... actually, ask...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurse self scheduling
    Ours doesn't use seniority... it's first-come, first-serve.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Too much to do for ONE PERSON, staying late to catch up
    I'm glad there are a couple people who feel the same way. I don't know anybody who actually likes being a nurse. YEAH, what about NURSE SATISFACTION SCORES? I just feel like the person who passes...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Burned out and hate nursing
    Whoa... you took the words right out of my mouth. I just feel like a pill-pusher and a servant. I don't feel like I'm making an actual difference.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Thought I would have a job by now. Getting depressed
    Uh, it took me almost 2 years to find a job... and that's WITH volunteer experience and knowing people and having had BLS and ACLS certifications. I have a friend who's looked for longer and can't...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Can you work straights days?
    I never heard of having to be rotated to both days and nights... I guess I was lucky I was hired to days. I mean, they did ask me what I preferred. I said, "I prefer days, but I can also do...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. help with rhythms
    I first look at the QRS (count how many there are to see what the heart rate is). Then see if it's regular or irregular (example: PVCs). Then I look to see if there are P waves, and go from there.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Too much to do for ONE PERSON, staying late to catch up
    I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do at work. There are always patients and family members needing everything to be perfect. And then you have sooo much...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Temporarily on night shift; too scared to do it
    I really appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on night shifts! I'm really starting to consider it now. Maybe I should just give it a try and see what it's like. It's only temporary anyways. I also...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Temporarily on night shift; too scared to do it
    I was asked if I wanted to work for a month on night shift when I'm off orientation. I'll get paid a lot for nights, especially here in California. But I am soooo nervous. Sure, I've had a couple...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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