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  1. The Workplace Victim
    An update from original post: Two other nurses left the former unit from which I resigned. I know one transferred out after working the required six months. I'm not sure about the other nurse....
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Pediatric Dialysis
    The facility I used to work for used Fresenius 2008K. It has the Peds mode and can be converted to neonatal.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. The Workplace Victim
    This thread is quiet interesting. Until recently, I had not been a "victim," but found myself in an untenable position. I have been successful in my jobs prior to my last job as a nurse. I take...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How much of a raise did you get this year?
    2% raise! Got a bonus based on performance of each individual unit, $750.
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Fear of Losing License/Job
    From one who has been there: The guidelines/policies/procedures in our unit could and often did change on a daily or weekly basis. The Manager could never figure why on earth we didn't know these...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Should I do anything about being yelled at?
    Hospitalists work for the hospital, just as nurses do. They are bound by the same rules, even if they have MD, PhD and any other letters of the alphabet behind their names. Commuter has the best...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. When Do I Tell My Boss . . . . ?
    Though I have been off the board for awhile (working too much), I always looked for your posts. You are a gem! As others have said, much depends on your relationship with your management. Wouldn't...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Vent. Should I feel bad about not picking up shifts?
    NO, NO, NO, NO! Do not feel guilty. Utilize that nifty little phone feature called "Caller ID."
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Finally a Nurse Manager that does NOT tolerate nurses eating their young.
    I just left a job I loved after being with a system for 15 years. The NM is a bully and the Clinical Supervisor is the "yes-girl". I am the 5th RN in 1.5years to leave this unit (and only 1 had...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. "How much do you want off today?"
    I work in pediatric dialysis and we have been using the Critline monitoring for over a year now. They are a pain at first, but once you learn how to use the information you are given - they are a...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. You Arent Supposed To Hold A Newborn Baby If On Menstrual Cycle?
    OOPS! Laughed so hard I had to go change my Depends.
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Dropped from LPN school last week--have OCD.
    IMHO, your tardies/absences are problematic, especially for those of us who have any degree of OCD (one of my areas is being late - I'm compulsively early). In nursing school, one should never do...
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Do you guys think I did the right thing? I'm a Nurse but still study dialysis tech.
    I think you've done a very smart thing. It's fairly easily to access a patient, but all the finer points of dialysis that you're learning in a formal way are invaluable. I just trasferred to dialysis...
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Terrified of the stick :(
    I so know how you feel! I was a PICU nurse for 5 years and have just recently transferred to Peds Dialysis - I love it! As for the sticks, I was very squeamish. My manager sent me to the adult...
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Why Many nurses are No-Codes
    My wishes and paperwork are all filled out. Everyone in my family knows my wishes. Just let me go on and they can get on with their lives. I'll be in heaven and don't you dare try to get me back!
    Jul 29, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. ICU to Dialysis advice please
    I just transferred from Peds ICU to Peds Dialysis in our facility. We do acute and chronic pts. So far, I am really enjoying the change of pace and some predictability in my day. I was burning...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. compuer charting
    We use CERNER, and as stated above, it was definitely no designed by a healthcare professional. I've even heard there was an article written to the effect that Cerner Kills.
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. HIPAA Violation?
    This has been addressed by our unit management, reminding us to be careful about what we post. You'll see the "please let me get through my last 12 in a four day stretch" or "have we been busy...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Signing out meds you do NOT administer yourself?
    I would have to say that this is not good practice. We were taught not to do this in school, and this is also p/p in our facility. The only drugs I give that I don't personally draw up are the...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Am I crazy because I love med surg???
    I love med/surg nurses. I think, for the most part, they are the most awesome - along with psych nurses. I couldn't do med/surg or OB because I really don't like whiny adult patients. Most...
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. An RN friend being set up at her job, are even threatening her license; need advice
    From personal experience, I can attest to "ambien sex.":D DH had taken his, got frisky and we had a great time until he briefly fell asleep on me (literally). He woke back up and the deed was done....
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "Yinz"
    I think the more relevant issue is relating to the patient/family on their level. I can speak very proper English with long, fancy and obscure terms or I can speak on their level. I think the...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Why do I get yelled at for doing the correct thing??
    Most of us in our unit look up meds, especially if its one we don't give often. That is always better safe than sorry. If if it's something I give often, sometimes I just have a brain fart and must...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. To the Experienced Nurse
    AfrocentricRN: I have threads you've started and your posts on this thread. I have only one thing to say YOU ROCK!!! You are the kind of new grad we preceptors long for! You have a long,...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The difference between a teaching hospital and others?
    I work Peds ICU (combined with Peds CVICU) in a large teaching hospital/Level I Trauma Center for our region. I love it! As for the pay, there is not any difference in our pay than the private...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion