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  1. Hospitals East of St. Louis?
    Memorial in Belleville does hire new grads. I believe they too have a residency program . Magnet status basically just means more paper work as far as I'm concerned. But, Memorial's standard of care...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  2. Do you want to know what I find scary...
    We all make mistakes...It's the "perfect" nurse that scares me the most. They are just better at covering those mistakes up...:smokin:
    Dec 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you want to know what I find scary...
    Please don't take this the wrong way..But, maybe it's the way you approach it? Or it could be that the nurse is terrified they may be in trouble over it? We have some over zealous writer uppers that...
    Dec 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Bedside shift report.
    SOme very informative responses...SOme like it and others don't... Like I said, I'm willing to try it. And I too am concerned with getting out in a timely manner. That hardly ever happens now with...
    Dec 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. I feel like I am working at Walmart...The customer is always right!
    That's inappropriate. Getting suspended for telling the truth...What did they want you to do? Tell them you could save her? Crazy!
    Dec 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I feel like I am working at Walmart...The customer is always right!
    I think the best thing you could do in a situation like that would be to document fully what the pt, family, doc, and nurse manager said...I gave up fighting a useless battle a long time ago.. I now...
    Dec 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NO LUNCH???  NO BREAKS???   Is that common in nursing?????
    It seems to be very common as of late where I work. I shouldn't be happening..but, when supervisors and managers don't care and are only concerned with numbers, then, that's what happens.SO, I've...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    Our facility is starting to dinge employees for calling in. So, if i'm sick, I'll be there...my family had the swine and I got a point for it. Even though our medical director told us not to come to...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Bedside shift report.
    I was just wondering if your facility utilizes bedside shift reporting. Is it working well? What do you feel are the pros and cons with it? Our facility is going to start to use this method of...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Family members and Visitors telling me HOW to do my job!!!
    I once had a woman disconnect her dad's chest tube so he could get up and go to the bathroom. He was on bedrest and confused, mind you. She was a nursing student and knew "everything." Yeah....that...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Peer Reviews used as a tool to be malicious?
    We are doing peer reviews at my facility. I haven't gotten mine yet or have been asked to do one. But, from what I'm hearing from other staff members is making me very uncomfortable. Some of the...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Dont know what to say....PLEASE help
    I totally agree. Perfect answer!:yeah:
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Inappropriate Demands
    Oh and yes, it's my fault because I won't let them. "Sure, I'll be glad to call the supervisor." Not a problem. LOL.:banghead:
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Inappropriate Demands
    Pt in for elevated cardiac enzymes, shortness of breath, high blood sugar, and diaphoresis. But is demanding to go out and smoke in between bouts of chest pain. Why do they even bother coming in?
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. what is your biggest pet peeve while at work?
    I have just few that really irke me. 1) The all hateful malicious gossipers. Gotta love them! 2) Not being able to find a place to sit and chart because people are unwilling to get up because...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. LATERAL Violence. How Nurses treat Nurses!
    I have been a victim to a lot of these things in my 5 years as a RN. Unfortunatley, I'm a fighter. And a I refuse to take any crap off of a coworker. This is not really good thing. I know. I've never...
    May 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Dangerous nurses
    Overly confident nurses scare me the most. When a nurse stops questioning things......I don't know...kinda makes me a little nervous for the pt.
    May 26, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Fair Assignments for staff on floor.
    As a staff nurse, I came here to see how you, as a manager, ensure that assignments are fair when assigning teams to your floor nurses. I have noticed, that I tend to always get to the worse...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing Management
  19. Politics in nursing??!!!
    They are all our pts. It shouldn't matter if you get along with a certain nurse or not. It's not about the staff. It's about the pts. If the pt needs help, you just do it. That should be a given.
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A problem with CNAs
    I think letting your manager know that VS and blood sugars was right on the money. THos things are crucial on my floor and determine if I give a med or not, or if I have to call the doc about low...
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Things you would love to tell your management and get away with
    "Oh......What's that?" "You don't know how to take a team?" "You've never been a floor nurse?" "Then I think you should come and take a team at least twice a month." "This way, you'll...
    Feb 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Name Badge Credentials
    We ar Magnet. They still insist on on our last names bring displayed on our badges. I was told that if I tried to cover it up, that I would have to answer to the almighty powers. My response,"...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Name Badge Credentials
    Well, granted, I'm just a little old diploma nurse. I only have the title of "RN" behind my name. But, I am very proud of it. I do believe that if a person goes on to further their training and...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. IV Slump
    I think everyone goes through this at one time or another. I work on a cardiac intervention unit. We need to be able to get those things in no matter what. And sometimes, no matter how good those...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Unit Secretary....Answer the call light for pete's sake!!!
    I can only speak about what I experience on my unit. We have this problem also with the ongoing call light. Our unit secretary is so overwhelmed with trying to put in orders with 20 charts in front...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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