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  1. Are you married sweetie?"
    When asked personal questions that I do not want to answer, I make up silly answers. In the case that I was asked if I am married, I would say, "I am from West Virginia, I have been married since I...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Want real life nursing advice on homework assignment
    I gave more than 2 lines, that was just the statement of what I had to say. I gave reasons etc. They wanted to know... If someone in management perceives a problem with you do you: Apologize...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Want real life nursing advice on homework assignment
    Nursing school conflict question: I got a bad grade on this assignment. The question was: A director at your place of employment has gone to your manager with an accusation that is untrue. ...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. How would you handle this?
    The elevator to the procedure area is right beside the rooms. They allow us to either push the patient down in a wheelchair or their bed, the choice is ours or the patients, they will accept either....
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How would you handle this?
    I work on a floor that is a medical floor. Many of the patients on my floor need tests and procedures, but are not on the schedule for them. The result is that we do not know when a slot will be...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How do you talk to patients with weight issues?
    We get anyone having cardiac issues. Both the obese and the anorexic patient were having long pauses in heart beats.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. How do you talk to patients with weight issues?
    Thank you for your answers, and I will search the topic!
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. How do you talk to patients with weight issues?
    I do not work on a psychiatric unit, but last week alone I had one patient that weighed over 650 lbs and one that weighed under 70 lbs. Both were in total and complete denial. When you have...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. "I'm not floating."
    I have seen nurses huff off the floor when they come to the unit I work on and see the patient load. They dont seem to realize that on their stepdown unit, they are required to do a lot of things...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How to "break" into NICU nursing
    I started nursing 2 years ago. It was hard for me to find a job, but when I did, my boss has said she is happy with her choice. I got accelerated advancement, I serve on committees, love the people...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. CE and BSN
    I have taken 4 nursing classes for my BSN. They are 3 and 4 credit hours each. When I read North Carolina's requirements, it says that i need 2 hours and that satisfies my requirement. Is that...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How to turn down an assignment
    ps: no union here...as you can guess
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to turn down an assignment
    First let me say that nothing bad happened, but I feel I took a risk at work that I am not willing to take again. I was given my usual assigment at the start of the day. It is a heavy load, but...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New nurse question
    It was a weird situation where I was doing part and another nurse was doing part. I didnt want her to get confused, so I wrote a note that she could read about which paperwork was done and where it...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. New nurse question
    I got called into the office and "written up" for some missing paperwork. The thing is, in my nursing notes, I specificially mentioned that paperwork and what I did with it. I was in shock...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Facebook dilemma
    My work has very strict rules about facebook. Get caught talking about "work" and you get walked out of the building. Even if you could, I'd be careful. Also, you can make it so that your...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Gaining skills.  What is important?
    I would like to get an advanced nursing degree. The school that I want to go to requires a year of critical care experience. I am currently on a med-surg floor and have been there for only 4...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. auditing call lights?
    The last time mine was audited, I was happy. The patient stated that I took over an hour and a half to bring him pain meds. A call bell audit compared to my documentation proved it was 22 mins. ...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Trend in incident reports
    We have specific guidelines for reporting each other. You can say anything you want in private...but put a patient in front of you and it's game on...papers filed.
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ambien order did I make a mistake
    I would call to clarify because 4 ambien is a heck of a big dose. I rarely see two given.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Number of silly questions about PICC lines
    Biggest thing, know the difference between a PICC line and a perm cath. I too have never seen an AC Picc...I've seen them just about everyplace else. We dont use heparin, that is hospital specific...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When is it ok to make waves at work?
    My work wants us to start a new procedure. This new documentation would take 6 to 8 minutes additional for me each time I give certain meds. Worst case scenario, some of my patients get 15 of these...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. How do I find my niche?
    I am on a general medical floor. To be honest, I am tired of the feeling of being run ragged. I love my job, but it is not the area of nursing that I want. I get behind, and everyone is...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Should I resign or wait for termination?
    What nurse doesnt have to do a year of medsurg before getting into the unit he or she wants to be in????? Take the med/surg and in six months start applying to where you want to be.
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. PEG tube, PERC, G-tube, J-tube, malecot, feeding tube, X-tube, Z-tube, etc, huh?
    A Dr told me that a PEG is a generalized name, that Gtubes and Jtubes are both PEG tubes. I have only seen G tubes so far so I have not had to look it up.
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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