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  1. If you wear Danskos....
    if you need to ice your feet look into seeing if you have plantar fasciatis. No shoes will be an easy fix for that...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. your night shift sleep must's and never's
    light breakfast before I hit the hay - if I don't inevitably I wake up hungry around noon...if I'm having a really tough time I will take 25 mg of benadryl...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Fat One
    and that is because fat shaming is the last final frontier of "legal" discrimination. I'm heavy - 80 lbs lighter than I used to be but still in a "plus size" frame. I also feel that we as a society...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Night Shift Group Hug =)
    Y'know there's the good night fight and then there is absolute dropping the ball on managements part. 144 hours? That's insane. I truly admire you not letting co-workers out to dry (I feel the...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How long before being charge nurse?
    The unit I left had several night shift nurses that had taken the seminar (you have to take a seminar to do charge - at least on that unit). I was on the unit 9 months and had done "default charge"...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Associates after Bachelors
    This...I was a Penn State graduate with my first bachelors degree in 1996 - made going back for my ASN so much easier and cheaper than an ABSN. Your first bachelors degree is a moot point if you're...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. I feel uncomfortable doing this
    that would be like asking my cousins ex husband (who is a CRNA) to pin me! I like Maggie's letter too.
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Embracing Night Shift
    I love nights! no docs unless its an emergency, no family/visitors unless its an emergency, and the teamwork can't be beat. I get home as the kids are getting on the bus and I kiss them goodbye and...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Pick my "poison"
    I just started on Medical stepdown (although I'm not a new grad) and we tend to get a lot of respiratory failure, COPD and the "dumpoffs" that no one else wants. Its a good learning experience - I...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is the most complex clinical procedure you had to do in your career?
    Packing man's abdomen and wrapping his testicles in wet Kerlix after a Fourniers Gangrene diagnosis. He was cut open from hip to hip and had his scrotum and all the skin on the shaft of his penis...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Wound care at your facility
    I&D's are physician's realm (usually residents)...we have a wound care nurse that sees pt's daily and changes wound vac's and limited dressings. Nurses usually do the daily or BID dressing changes...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Carrying insurance
    We were required as a student ($25 per year) and then got a deal the 1st year out and then the 2nd year out it went to full price - I still wouldn't be without it!
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Carbs - pasta, pasta and more pasta....I can consume nearly a pound of angel hair with good olive oil and garlic by myself. Chocolate - cake, pie, out of the package - doesn't matter Any baked...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Snow & calling out of work
    Our hospital sends an email every time there is a large storm predicted that as essential personnel we are not allowed to call off for weather. Now if you call in sick they can't prove you're not...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The FIT Nurse
    PCOS'er here too...and fertility drugs, steroids, insulin et al. I may be fat but I can diet and change...ugly attitudes never go away.
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Most annoying reason for admission?
    I've seen a constipation admission before - also "abdominal pain" - CT negative, CXR negative, troponin negative WBC WNL- admitted for pain management - which means Q2 dilaudid with 10/10 pain while...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    I'm very glad that the night my grandmother died the hospitalist on duty was also our Palliative specialist. He took one look at her, filling with fluid, JVD and struggling to breathe, told the...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A VERY frustrated nurse
    I was using that as an example...our Lovenox is scheduled for 1000 - and orders are placed by 6 am to hold if necessary. Ok so lets not use Lovenox...we'll use an antibiotic. scheduled for 0900 and...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. if you graduated in the last 5 years
    Associates degree - NE PA
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    I've also threatened my husband with this if he chooses to resuscitate me when its futile.
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. A VERY frustrated nurse
    I'm not sure what version of EPIC you're using but with ours once the care plans are populated, we do a daily clinical evaluation goal and then close out the care plans at discharge. If a new...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. if you graduated in the last 5 years
    Graduated in May 2013 and had several offers to choose from. Started working June 2013.
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Coworker tried converting me on my break
    Really?
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    :roflmao:
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I wouldn't quit as long as I could choose the style/brand of white uniform I'd wear.
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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