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  1. I want to do something else
    I've been a nurse for a looong time and it just keeps getting worse. I can understand why you say what you do, but it may have something to do with the hospital or unit you're working on. Before...
    Dec 22, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Managing my time :-(
    Yeah, I've been told my notes are very thorough.:rotfl: What I'm finding helpful (when I have time) is to go back and look through other nurses notes and see just what they chart. Wow! can be a...
    Dec 22, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. What is better per visit or hourly pay?
    I've never done 'per visit' but wouldn't want to either. Other nurses I know who have done this were excited about it at first, thinking they would make more money, but it didn't work out that way. ...
    Dec 20, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. New hospice house, WHAT A RIDE!!!!
    I remember reading your posts about the new job and have wondered how it was going. So glad to hear you like it. I don't work inpatient hospice, but I do agree that hospice is the most rewarding...
    Dec 20, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Managing my time :-(
    That's whats so great about this site - you get to see you are not alone with nursing issues and get good advice to boot. Been doing some thinking about why I feel the need to put in so much...
    Dec 20, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Managing my time :-(
    Thanks for the encouragement. We've been at it about six weeks now and just about everyone is pretty discouraged, and the meds are the worst part. We're having ongoing conversations and some things...
    Dec 17, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Going Saudi first
    I agree that anyone would have much to consider moving half way round the world to any country, but the statistics you read about Filippinos having problems in Saudi are the uneducated folks who take...
    Dec 14, '06
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  8. Managing my time :-(
    Hi River, Don't have a clue what program we're using. :rolleyes: Wouldn't be so bad if we could just freely type in information, but using the forms where you have to check the...
    Dec 14, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Going Saudi first
    Well, the OP hasn't been back and it now seems to be a battle between the rest of us. :D I really don't want to fight about it - every country has good and bad. If you search around you can find...
    Dec 14, '06
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  10. Going Saudi first
    you might want to make that a camel you ride to work on. have seen many camels in the back of pick-up trucks, and many goats in the passenger seats, but must say you'd be the first woman to ride a...
    Dec 12, '06
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  11. Managing my time :-(
    I suspect things will start to tighten up here pretty soon. Think the OT is being O.K'd since we just changed to laptops. Not something I imagine they'll be willing to part with long term. Have...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Is it always better to die at home?
    llg, sounds like this is a real sore spot for you, and I'm sorry if I added to your grief by my response. In hospice work, I only deal with folks who want to die at home, if at all possible. Of...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. RNs- Mostly first born? Alcoholic fathers?
    Oh, yeah, that dark, dark horrible path. All alone with a madwoman, and as a child what can you do? :sofahider In my teens, I took myself off to a psychiatrist, thinking everything...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Coping skills for dealing with trauma
    Regarding dealing with burnout. I'm sorry to say, and believe I am in the minority, but once I get burned out, nothing will help it but changing jobs. I've tried all kinds of advice but I just...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Going Saudi first
    Barbie, I worked in Saudi for eight years. Most of that in Riyadh. I absolutely loved it. The last time I was there was in Sept. '05 Taif is a lovely city - much cooler than say Jeddah. True, the...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  16. Coping skills for dealing with trauma
    I am always so impressed that there are nurses who can work in burn nursing. That is one area (the other would be PICU) that I simply could not handle. With all that you see and do every day at...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Is it always better to die at home?
    I have to agree that I don't think it is always better to die at home. A lot depends on the family situation and their ability to accept and participate in giving good care. In a home with lots...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. RNs- Mostly first born? Alcoholic fathers?
    R.N. not first born, but my sister was almost 13 when I was born. Wonderful, non-alcoholic father, died when I was 11. Non-alcoholic, but seriously crazy mother.
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Managing my time :-(
    Thanks guys. Would you believe there are some nurses I work with who type with two fingers? It made me feel better to see that. We don't list all the comorbidities, generally just the diagnosis...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Managing my time :-(
    Wa! I'm so proud of myself managing to get both your quotes together. Almost as satisfying as managing to get my avatar to animate. :D Yeah, I was told not to worry about more than a smattering...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Managing my time :-(
    Well, lets say they have lung cancer. But they are also diabetic and have 3+ pitting edema to the knees. Do I just keep it to the lung cancer, which is why they're on hospice and just basically...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Career path for hospice nurse?
    I've been in hospice nursing now for less than six months, but I love it. In 35 years of nursing there have been very few areas that I could say that about. My family feel sorry for me, working in...
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Managing my time :-(
    o.k. guys, i need some advice. we recently went to laptops and for some reason i can't understand, i take forever to do evals. for routine visits it seems i can manage, but evals seem to take me...
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Hate rain. Should I go to Oregon?
    Holy Moly SMK!!!! The more I hear about it, the more I think about possibly looking into the area of Washington state you mention. So I just Googled it. Now, I admit to hating cold weather and only...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. What's a safe nurse to patient ratio?
    I certainly don't think any nurse, hoping to do right by her/himself and the patient, can adequately care for more than 4 patients on a hospital floor. And sometimes that is too much. We uesd to go...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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