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  1. Do you think your work place should support healthy eating?
    We have only healthy food and diet pop for employees yet our patients have other choices. It's unfair I think they should offer a bit of both we are adults and have the right to choose to have a...
    Jan 19
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. New to Labor and Delivery/Postpartum Nursing - Please help!
    I've never worked l/d, started as a new grad on postpartum. You have the advantage of nursing experience which means you already know how to start an IV, cath someone, etc. so your main focus is...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Do you have 30 minutes for lunch?
    I usually do get a break. It's rarely 30 consecutive minutes because we do not have PCTs so if a patient hits their call light I must get it. We have good teamwork so if someone sees you are eating...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New OB RN
    How long is your orientation? Do you have a skills checklist to keep track of your progress? How many couplets per nurse? Make sure you are not being cheated out of a proper orientation. If they try...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. nursing policy on handling infant that is not bathed
    To each their own, but I would want my baby squeaky clean! I want him/her to be able to be held and kissed by grandma and grandpa, comforted by the nurses when they make it cry, and not held like...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    I wouldn't do anything to hurt him, but I would NOT be nice to him. I would answer only medical questions and ignore him otherwise. He does not deserve to be treated with kindness, nor respect, no...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Feedback requested before I give 2 weeks notice!
    If this is a job you would like to keep, given that circumstances improve for you and your coworkers then ask her for a plan, give her time to implement it, and if she either fails to respond or...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I can't sleep!!!
    Everyone's body is different. I drink 2-3 coffees when I work at night. Two before for sure, and sometimes once during my shift. Caffeine is my friend. If that coffee and red bull keep you alert...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. So the boss says "When a call light goes off, consider that an error"
    If the call lights are an error, then they should get rid of them. I'm tired of the dinging! lol
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    Our c-section patients recover in the labor and delivery unit. The l&d nurses are required to have ACLS and there is 24/7 in-house anesthesia.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    1. What is it like to work nightshift? I absolutely love working night shift. You could not pay me enough to switch to another shift! Yes, it can be busy because we are understaffed, but i'll take...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Help Becoming Baby Friendly
    The baby-friendly initiative is great and I wish I had time for it! I'm not going to lie when a mom is having a really hard time with breastfeeding and finally decides to ask for a bottle, I give it...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. How is the mother-baby/postpartum experience and typical day like?
    My typical day starts with report. Then I go meet all of my patients. I then plan my day of who I will see first. If I have anyone due to void they go to the top of my list. Then any fresh post-op...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. "Difficult" Patients
    It depends, some are difficult and super crabby but you can tell that they are mad at the world, so I just leave them alone. I assure them that I will check on them at least 2 more times during the...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Help with Maternity Case Study
    While this may not be the best answer, every single patient in my hospital receives Pitocin either 20 or 40 units (depending on the doc) in 1000 ml of NS or LR after birth either 1, 2, or 3 bags...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    I also used to do a lot of sitter assignments working as a Float Pool CNA, we were the first to get pulled to be sitter. I would ask the CNA in the unit at the beginning of your shift. If there is no...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. A Plea to Nurses Everywhere
    I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I work in a hospital and though I occasionally deal with a grumpy coworkers (from various disciplines), we have a great working environment. I have had an...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Improving patient satisfaction in OB
    Our manager is always trying to get us to improve our scores, however it is very hard to make people happy when we do not have the means. Patients want help right away, well only two nurses each with...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Did you have more stress FREE TIME after you graduated? What did you do?
    Yes, life is so much better now that I am done with school. Never ever do I have to wake up early anymore because I work nights and on my days off I can do whatever I want and not have to spread...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession?
    To have a good life, it's important to have a sense of humor and not be uptight. What you do in your spare time is completely up to you! I don't take cops any less seriously by seeing random girls...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. What is so special about working in postpartum???
    Man, I am working at the wrong hospital! On any given day I have 5-6 couplets, if it's really busy maybe up to 7. When we are understaffed for acuity it is possible to get 2 c-sections along with...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. When to be off orientation
    Make them give you what they offered. I was told 3 months and I made sure I got my 3 months. They will always try to save a buck, but I wanted my full orientation time to learn everything I could...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice!
    You can always leave if you don't like it, but you can't go back in time!
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. annoying little thing some of our docs are doing
    The thing that annoys me the most is when they write orders, tell no one, and put the chart back in the cubbie, and then come back to ask why nothing was done. I check all my charts during my shift,...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Cheat Sheets and other weird policies
    I say just write them down and keep it in your purse. Sometimes just writing out information helps it stick better. I write down all kinds of things for myself even if I don't need to reference it...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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