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  1. Sexism in a primarily female dominated field
    Ditto on the single female. Because I don't have kids, don't attend school, not married, they assume you can work whenever. And god forbid when they ask you to stay late and you have no...
    6:01 pm
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Medication Adm in FL
    We typically get an order "okay to cocktail meds" when dealing with g-tubes.
    5:56 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Made a Med Error in Clinical.. :(
    Why were you giving so many meds without an instructor??
    5:45 pm
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. New grad RN seeking first nursing job
    45 residents isn't too bad as long as you have good help from CNAs...and there is on call staff willing to answer questions.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Med Aides and First RN Position
    Agreed! I would love love love to have a med aide!
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. yikes! new nurse/old nurse conflict
    I would say "you have your ways and I have mine." Patients all the time will tell you "nurse xyz lets me _____." I say "I'm not nurse xyz."
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Pronouncing Death
    Same as CCM. Confirm death, call family (most know that their family member is near death and aren't surprised. I just say "I'm sorry to let you know that X just passed away"), call for an order to...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Ethics, googling patients, and organ transplantation
    I see nothing wrong with googling a patient but you shouldn't reach out to them or in any way let them know you were snooping.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    I think it's offensive but I don't think it's that offensive enough to ask people to stop.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. New Grad & First Job in LTC - Lots of Overtime/Doubles - How Much Is Too Much?
    You are not the staffing coordinator. Do not feel bad about not working OT. Work tires me out. I maybe work 1/2 an extra shift once a month if that. And no I don't answer my phone when they call.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    My first med error I went home and sobbed for an hour straight. I felt like the most awful human being in the world. Fortunately my patient ended up okay. But still very scary.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. LPN in FL, failed pre-employment drug screen..What will happen now?!
    OP if your cramps are that awful you need a narc go see a doctor!
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    1) get an e-kit 2) technically borrowing is is "fraud." However that's not to say I haven't done it. When you're working NOCs calling the doctor to hold a med because it's missing is no...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. PT fell... Now I'm paralyzed with fear
    If I were to get a penny for every patient I've had that's fallen...well I would have maybe 10 cents lol. Brush it off. It's not your fault, you didn't push him or forget to plug his alarm in....
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Are you good at charting in "real time?"
    I work NOCs. I usually draft a note by 0200 and then edit it at the end of the shift. So sorta in real time sorta not.
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Manual BP Assessment on Elderly
    We have residents who need parameters! Frequently go lower and higher in one shift. But then again I have residents not on parameters so it clearly depends.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Auscultating
    If you're having trouble getting a pulse ox I grab a warm pack and let the patient sit with it for a few minutes in their fingers and try again.
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Bizarre/funny things patients do
    I would laugh so hard!
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Bizarre/funny things patients do
    OMG that kills me!!
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. hipaa violation or not?
    It's probably technically not a violation. I will tell family and friends stories but never in a public place.
    Feb 21
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. Rant: the first patient to make me truly disappointed in myself.
    I agree. There are better ways to response to someone. You can't expect every patient to remember every nurse's face. Using short simple language is the key. "I have your blood pressure pill" is...
    Feb 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. What else can I do with my BSN?
    Substitute teach.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Rant: the first patient to make me truly disappointed in myself.
    There are going to be patients with whom you don't click. I've had patients that get on my last nerve and then other patients with similar behaviors who don't bother me one iota. It doesn't make you...
    Feb 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Nursing with Asperger's ... :/
    I work with a girl who I suspect has a social disorder and slight mental retardation. Sometimes she's a big awkward with patients but for the most part she is a good worker. I would suggest...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Difficult diabetic resident
    Has anyone ever educated the resident regarding insulin administration? I would walk in and say "I have your insulin. I'm going to inject it into your stomach today. It's important to rotate...
    Feb 16
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner