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  1. Thinking of leaving bedside nursing due increasing documentation, short staffing, etc
    I thought I would just update this thread. Four weeks after my original post, I was terminated from my job that I had mentioned in the original post. When that happened, I thought my world was...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Post your daily nightmares here.
    Nurses and other healthcare members need to start filing charges against patients who assault us. It is total nonsense that healthcare workers even have to put up with this nonsense. If these...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Holiday rotations...
    At my former employer, it was suppose to be every other holiday. Never worked that way though. It basically depended on how much your manager liked you. One nurse in our unit had not worked...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Your thoughts on being "written up".
    I am so glad I am out of hospital nursing. That was the kind of hostile environment I worked in for 16 years. Then through a chain of events, I found myself out of my job last year. I was able to...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Whoever invented the lunch and learn
    Well, our hospital didn't even provide us with a free meal. We were suppose to get our lunch and then attend the "lunch and learn." Don't think so.
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Whoever invented the lunch and learn
    If you are unpaid for that time, I don't see how they can make it mandatory. The last hospital I worked at was doing this "lunch and learn" crap. I refused to go. If something is mandatory, then I...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Electronic Charting
    The hospital that I used to work at used CPSI. I hated it. Very redundant, lots of clicking, not very user friendly. The e-MAR is just a huge set up for med errors. I am so glad that I don't have...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. What electronic charting program to purchase
    Stay as far away from CPSI as possible! It is a horrible, stupid program. It is the most user unfriendly system I have ever had the displeasure of having to use. The hospital where I worked at...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  9. Does anyone have info on IV potassium in their clinic?
    I sure wouldn't be doing this without telemetry and crash cart! Sounds like a dangerous situation to me.
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Pharmacists giving injections!?!
    I have a friend who is pharmacist who worked for a large national chain. He retired a couple of years ago, and one of the reasons was because of the flu shots. He said it was because he was so busy...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Doctors call for pullback on narcotics for chronic pain
    I don't comment on here very often, but your comment has brought me out of lurking mode. I would never want you to take care of me or my family! What a holier than thou attitude you have there. ...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Touching blood without gloves
    I cannot speak for other facilities, but I know if our infection control nurse would have seen that 60+ year old nurse doing that, she would have at least been given a verbal warning for violating...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Thinking of leaving bedside nursing due increasing documentation, short staffing, etc
    I always chart "pt to radiology accompanied by RN and rad tech, blah, blah, blah." I chart when the return too. If they went with O2, monitor, bed, cot, etc. Just another way to cover my butt. A...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Thinking of leaving bedside nursing due increasing documentation, short staffing, etc
    Not sure what kind of unit you work in, but I work in an ICU. Our policy requires that pt's be charted on q 2 hours; full assessments q4 hours. Our computerized flow sheet is long (CPSI...not sure...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Thinking of leaving bedside nursing due increasing documentation, short staffing, etc
    I have been a nurse for 17 years. I have worked both med/surg and ICU in a CAH (critical access hospital) my whole career. For the most part, I have really enjoyed my job. The past few months...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How does your facility handle Lidocaine?
    Well, if I were a PA I sure wouldn't be using it labeled or not. You can't verify 100% what is in that syringe, even if it is labeled. We have a couple of nurses who will tell me they left a labeled...
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How does your facility handle Lidocaine?
    Let me clarify this a bit. If I actually see the person draw up the medication from the vial that I can see what the med is (as for example in an emergency situation), and that person hands me the...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How does your facility handle Lidocaine?
    I personally would NEVER give anything that I haven't drawn up myself. I would never give anything to a pt that I haven't checked over myself. Med errors get made that way.
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing 10 years ago
    I started my nursing career in 1995 at a small rural hospital. Unfortunately, most of the changes I have seen have not been beneficial for the staff at all, and sometimes not for the pt either. ...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing 10 years ago
    I can't believe that Joint, HFAP, or State allows this anymore. We were still doing this practice at the small hospital I work until about 7 years ago. Then they got a Type 1 recommendation (that...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is your Nurse to patient ratios?
    Our med surg unit (which I don't work, thank god) has ridiculous ratios. Big part of "restructuring" last year (which meant layoffs). Days (7a-7p) usually have a ratio 0f 1:6 or 7; have seen it as...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  22. The State/Uniform Rules, opinions please
    AMEN!! Though, I doubt if this "uniform" rule was mentioned by the Einsteins at Joint Commission or State. Probably something the hospital is trying to do and placing the blame on JC or State. ...
    Jun 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Lidocaine with Rocephin IM?
    My family doc says that to give Rocephin without Lido is cruel and unusual punishment. I have always used lido. We have to get an order for it, but I do take the time to get the order for it.
    Jun 21, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Interqual?
    The Medicare guidelines are similar. You have to be dead to get admitted, and then you wouldn't need Medicare; you would need an undertaker.
    Apr 23, '07
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  25. CM interview tomorrow
    I have a job interview today for a CM position for ICU/CCU/Burn Ctr. I have 12 years of med surg/ICU experience at a small community hospital. I am nervous but excited. I had a brief phone...
    Apr 23, '07
    Forum: Case Management Nursing


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