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  1. My Brother the Idiot - Ebola Hoax
    To say that common sense is not my brother's strong suit would be very kind, but today he managed to screw up so bad I actually called him to yell irate and unpleasant things at him. I was...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    I was hired for straight days as a new grad. None of the older/more experienced nurses have complained to my face, but in a retention meeting they complained bitterly about new grads getting day...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Mantra?... Whats yours??...
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. ..
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. Being married to a nurse...
    Been there, Done that, I'm not in psych nursing, lol. At least not on purpose. I'm on a gen med surg floor, and this pt was an overflow pt that had no (and I mean NO) safe places to go. I guess you...
    Oct 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should ALL patients have bedside suction set up and in working order?
    We have suction in every room. The suction canisters are attached to the wall, the tubing is attached to the canister, the yankauer is left in the package, and everything is wrapped in a plastic bag....
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Being married to a nurse...
    Last weekend ended on a very odd note for me, especially as a new nurse. I had the pleasure of attempting to admit a very mentally unstable patient, complete with security escort, requiring all items...
    Oct 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    Labetalol/Metoprolol/Lisinopril, Novolog, Norco, K+/Mg, Heparin/Coumadin/Lovenox.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. When a Mom Miscarries
    prnqday, thank you. I actually have channeled my feelings into positive outcomes, including talking with other moms about miscarriages, being open and honest about my own experiences, and writing...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. When a Mom Miscarries
    RunBabyRun, thank you! I hadn't made the connection to the struggles we face with so many death and dying situations, but it really does have the same awkward, fumbling feel as those when people get...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. When a Mom Miscarries
    SionainnRN, there is no reason an ultrasound tech should be spouting off comments about how awesome your pregnancy is going. Especially since the pregnancy was being evaluated for a threatened...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    I was a student when I breezed into my pt's room at 0730, ready to take on the day and be the best nurse I could be. My pt was a diabetic BKA (well established BKA at that). I cheerily introduced...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. When a Mom Miscarries
    Having overheard some really insensitive, stupid remarks about miscarriages lately, I would like to share something with all of my Facebook friends. Especially my friends who are medical...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. New Grad Job Market in North Dakota
    Rent on the western half of the state has gone up sharply due to the "oil boom". New grads are being hired, but its a "buyer's market" so to speak for the nursing recruiters. Keep being politely...
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  14. relocating to ND with kids
    You might want to specify where. ND is a large state and each part of the state has its own pros and cons.
    Sep 15
    Forum: North Dakota Nursing
  15. PCA Patients
    Think about the pain range and types that your typical PCA meds address. Now think about the surgeries that leave lingering post-op pain for a few days. I see them quite often on my floor for s/p...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Out of control visitors
    I'm going to bow out of the thread. Being told I'm not welcome in public because my son has a neuro condition makes me feel less than happy to be a part of this conversation. Good night.
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Which is why you knock. Then enter. Artifact is pretty obvious most of the time. Tele can be used as precaution. It doesn't mean *at death's door*. Hell, I wore a tele monitor and I was just freaking...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    I don't know why, but I didn't see this update in my inbox! Yes yes yes re: the piggyback abx. That danged secondary line clamp will be the death of me. My second weekend alone I started...
    Sep 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Out of control visitors
    Right, because we are doing such a bang-up job ourselves. The Greatest Generation wrung their hands over the Baby Boomers. Such is life.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    I recently had a pt on my acute med-surg floor that has been with us for at least 21 days. She's great lying down, but once she sits up for longer than 15 mins, things get all outta whack and she's...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Out of control visitors
    I am not sure that a family with "spoiled" children means the future of humanity is doomed. I also am not sure it is this up and coming generation we should pin it on. Who's raising these kids?...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    I had to go to the ER last night at 2130 and I felt like a fool. I was 99% positive I had a uti but the walk in clinic closed right at the end of my shift. I was miserable and still had three more...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Danskos
    My Nike Torches have been very kind to my high arches. They don't come in wide though.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Do not go to sf state
    When instructors cannot release a schedule until a week before class when students have pressing commitments including work and childcare, it is poor planning on the school's part. "Real life" as you...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Silliest answer someone has said in class?
    It was in Foundations during a discussion re: abuse, ethics, and mandated reporting. This was an IVN classroom with four other sites than mine on. The instructor emphasized the need to follow up on...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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