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  1. This Does Not Make Sense - But happens anyway!
    As a charge nurse, I have a key to the bio hazard boxes...I guard it zealously.
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. how quickly someone can go downhill.
    I think you did the best you could. Even after nearly a decade, when I have a pt crump, I am left shaking like a leaf after the dust settles. It gets better, quit second guessing yourself. No...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. If I Said on Here What I Wanted to Say.
    Hey...my DH's best friend told me I am Rebecca Sunshine, and I need to grow up or I am going to get walked all over in this bitter cruel world. So I am right there with you....doing my happy dance. ...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Woman found fused to recliner in home
    My deepest sympathies. It is challenging to love someone who is different. I am glad you could be strong, for her sake.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Woman found fused to recliner in home
    This has happened before.... http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/obese-man-stuck-602897.html And this is what I said then "It's easy to want to accuse the family/friends of just wanting the...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. This Does Not Make Sense - But happens anyway!
    After a code on my floor, we cannot have a pt on a vent, even temporarily with the ICU staff, and code team, while awaiting on a bed in the ICU. BUT...we can bag the pt by hand for up to and...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Only 5 units of insulin per injection site??
    Now we do have some of the endocrinologists order the larger doses of lantus to be given as split doses, but it is clearly ordered that way. As in...Lantus 110 units subcut, to be given as 55...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Who are all these people dying in your arms?
    Exactly. To me it is just as important to emphasize the fluid restrictions on a fresh open heart, to monitoring the INR on a atrial fib, to giving the ABX on a pt with vegetation on the heart...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Woman found fused to recliner in home
    Unfortunately, incidents like this keep happening over and over. No one knows the family dynamics. Usually, when someone is found fused to a piece of furniture, the entire house is something that...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Brown recluse spider bite to the penis. The pt avoided coming in for awhile, he tried to care for it at home. When his penis turned gangrenous he decided to seek treatment. It was too late, when...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Sticky fingers-stealing other people's food/office supplies
    This story reminds me of the old military habit of seasoned coffee mugs. My father and a couple of my uncles had a few mugs that hadn't been washed in years. My dad threw a fit if you washed his...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why do you do what you do and DON'T do what you don't do?
    I do tele/ med surg. I like it. Most of the pt's have similar diagnosis. So I know what is normal for the course of each surgery/diagnosis/exacerbation and then can go from each variation. I...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. If I Said on Here What I Wanted to Say.
    I think many are not looking for help or opinions, they are looking for validation. The poster is unsure of their interventions, or perhaps the poster is being criticized for some interventions and...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. If I Said on Here What I Wanted to Say.
    I do this all the time. I have 4 times the amount of erased posts than posts that actually make it on the board.
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Been so sick... working urgent care
    One of my doctors recommends for me to use nasal irrigation during cold and flu season. http://www.neilmed.com/usa/index.php http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10892694 ...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. If I see one more post titled....
    Yes, but the minute you say that a pregnant nurse can take a pt with MRSA or VRE, then certain people start screaming that you are a bitter old barren hag who just hates pregnant women and babies. ...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How honest are you?
    Oh, I understand completely...I just reread my post and wanted to clarify. Sometimes I wish I could be as elegant as some of the other posters when it comes to phrasing things, unfortunately I am...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How honest are you?
    I think the woman who yelled at her husband...she wasn't yelling at him to be mean, I think it was to protect the mother who lost her son. It's the same feeling I have about not wanting to look up...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What is your take on multiple family members in room when they have roommate?
    To revive an old thread....I was reading the how to stop visitors from using an empty bed thread found here http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/how-stop-visitors-638241.html and...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How honest are you?
    Having been to the ED multiple times in the past 6 months for myself, and once for DH's car wreck. I don't mind waiting. Our local ED is good about announcing wait times. Once when being I was...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Kicked out of nursing school for leaving a bed in the high position...
    Wow... The PA's I work with pull chest tubes, transcutaneous pacemaker wires, and a whole host of other issues that are directly involved in direct patient care. It may not be pericare...but...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Needy, needy, needy... vent please.
    I have had a few partial bowel obstructions, and have been impacted a few times, the joys of adhesions. I drink bowel prep for the obstructions but for the impactions and severe constipation...Milk...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses eat their Young
    I started nursing on a very toxic floor. I remember backstabbing, infighting, my schedule being changed without notice, I remember the time I wrote up an ancillary staff member who then made my life...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Needy, needy, needy... vent please.
    I had a pt who 12 hours after he had a upper and lower GI complained that he was constipated. When I explained that he had drank an entire bowel prep, followed by an enema, then had an endoscope...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If I see one more post titled....
    I remember when my nursing school had it's pass rates on the NCLEX drop below 95%, and it really hit the fan...instructors fired, program revamped, quarterly exit exams put in place. After the past...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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