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  1. Celebrating Nurses: What Happened to the Cap?
    I blame it on the 70s. When I left Nursing school in '65,to get married, have 2 kids...Caps were IN. When I returned to University to finish school (1973) skirts were up to yonder, no slips heck no...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Coworker having access to my password and charting
    I will be beating a dead horse here. The first thing *I* would do is contact my Malpractice Insurance Service. And yes, I said MY not the hospital's. Any facility that supports a system that...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    At your annual you have to sign it? I just put "I do not agree with this eval/line/comment and will not sign." I have always gotten the option of a revised paper without that comment. ...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Comic relief...
    I understand your embarrassment. But you missed a teaching moment. "Mr Jones, I see you need care/position change etc." Then quietly move him within sight for safety and snugly put a sheet over...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. What time do your CNA's do their first rounds on 11-7?
    12 hr shifts handle the shift wars nicely. You get report from the person you will report to in the morning. I did "first rounds....I called them "eyeball rounds" you can do it walking to put...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. If a patient wants something but an RN says don't do it, whom do you follow?
    I agree with Florence... your heart is with the child, but you have to go up the chain of command. Replacement *MAY* have info one the kid you don't have. My opinion is to let the RN/Replacement...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. Need serious advice- dealing with smell
    A NP at my doctor's office would tell them they had some skin problem...for example an area near their buttocks, neck whatever and she would give them a "treatment kit" (wash cloth, large bottle of...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. April 2013 Top 8 Captions - Select Winning Caption
    I just love these. Good wake-uo laugh.
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Planning to take NCLEX AGAIN on another state
    The NCLEX is the same everywhere. The requirements for getting an active license are what varies. The BON where you live will be able to tell you what you need to do. I am in SC and the...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  10. OMG Say it correctly!
    Actually Jimmy Carter was a nuclear engineer (I think I am right) in the Navy and he consistently said NUC-U-Lar. As did Dubya, Ike and millions more. *I* however say NEW-Clear as *I* live 40 miles...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. OMG Say it correctly!
    TIE-nol for acetaminophen? O2 Satch for saturation, Beeper-Cuft for BP Cuff...oh the wonders of the school system.
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. A doctor needs to be present to draw blood?
    Perhaps she had drawn to the wrong color tube at one time? It happens, and it is a bear to remedy.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. March 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    OK Charlie stop thinking about your dream date last night. We all can see you were "thrilled and excited." Go splash some cold water, and come back and start your meds, beds and imagine you are a...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. Fun: Coke or Pepsi Nurses?
    Mountain Dew!! Loaded and fully leaded.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Feeling sad about my ALS patient
    I had an uncle die with ALS quite a while back and basically what the doctor told us was take him home, let a fan blow on his face so he can feel something and he'll die pretty soon...this was IN...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Donating scrubs to struggling students
    I left under such traumatic circumstances I haven't done anything with my scrubs. 13 year old ones live in the storage shed with my mother's clothes after she died. There are a couple of computers...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Mass exodus of staff
    By the time my body gave out and I had to retire, there were 7 others who for some reason or other (ageism) who suddenly started getting write-ups and out the door invitations. I sued..they didn't. ...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Reasons Hospitals Will Not Have Traveler Back?
    No i never quit. I went on long term disablility, Federal law says 6 weeks, but the hospital adds another 6 weeks to the long term. My doctor told me after about 3 weeks I could not return and...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. When Nurses Cry
    I haven't cried since Mama died in 2008... until I read this. And I remember all the times we coded patients, I remember not the names but the outcomes. And I cried in failure and later on in...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. Assessments every shift?
    Most of the above is why I stay with my family member when they are in the hospital. For example my husband calls me saying his IV is beeping and his hand is swolen, I hear him notify the station on...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills
    At first you may not know you lack them. For instance, my Mother lost her mother at age 15 in Bronx NY. She was sent to live with an aunt across Manhattan. That aunt distanced her as the poor...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Physically Asssulted at work
    Happened to me in about 78.I was told I had no recourse because the patient thought *I* was trying to kill him. This was upheld by the court but wc would not take my case. About 1997 I was...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. So your boss/manager tells you...
    I don't believe anyone has asked this. DO YOU HAVE PERSONAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE? If you don't then get it ASAP. Then ask your insurance company what you asked us. A diabetic's foot nick, prick,...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Head, meet desk
    But you know, back then it was thank you Nurse, and Nurse please. No hey you get over here and no GET me some OJ and some cookies I been calling for an hour.
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Head, meet desk
    In the Golden Oldie days, in the 60's, they'd just put a bed in the hall and a screen around it. We'd have 50 bed units with 4 or 5 or 6 more patients than capacity. I can hear the gasps of...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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