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  1. "working" when you're off...
    Thanks for all the judgmental replies. And an honest thanks to the few who actually tried to help, you are a welcome minority. I've decided that the majority of people who replied thinking that...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bedside shift report.
    Where I work, we started bedside shift report about 2 years ago. At first I had some of your same concerns ( and some the you don't mention, like getting out on time). Some of your concerns I don't...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. "working" when you're off...
    It's like Pavlov's dogs these days. That bell goes off and I feel drawn to check. You're right, of course, but I feel compelled to check if my staff are the ones calling or texting (it happens...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "working" when you're off...
    I have to vent. I can't stand that I never seem to have time off. When I'm not at work, I still get the calls about, " my kid swallowed...", " my mom is ..." etc. family, friends, fbook persons, etc....
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Am I ever going to get this?
    Only thing I would add to all the responders comments, which I wholeheartedly agree with, is this - when someone is only speaking about the things you do wrong, calmly say, "I appreciate your input,...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Aids giving me trouble-what to do?
    agree with MN-nurse. I didn't like it too much when I was an aid, but the fact remains that one of the duties of an aid is to follow instructions as given by the primary nurse. It was the job I...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. nurses attached by patients
    I will clarify also. I have been assaulted several times at work and have never once pressed charges of my own, despite having been seriously injured (with scars) more than once. But not everyone...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Just how bad is the job market in the Lehigh Valley?
    I believe LVH might be hiring for external candidates now. I don't access the external jobs but on the internal webpage there are many RN positions. They recently approved to add an additional RN...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. How to quit immediately ?!
    I always wonder about this, because I believe it is a common misconception and I do not know of a single instance where a person caught heat for this. Wherever I have been a supervisor, I was never...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. nurses attached by patients
    not to be a complete @$$ about it (because I do sympathize with your friend's condition. I know of situations where people with seizure disorders have been arrested, tasered, etc, because there were...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Desk job or Prison job? Help!
    I'm glad others commented about the looks thing first. If your looks were never a problem in the past, you're probably in good shape. On my unit of the hospital, many of the female nurses are young...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. nurses attached by patients
    I teach our behavioral dyscontrol safety class for the hospital I work for, and part of that class covers exactly this topic. It is a felony offense to assault any healthcare worker on-the-job. ...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to quit immediately ?!
    so how did it go?
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Verbal assault by a pt.
    haha, tag! :)
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Verbal assault by a pt.
    I agree with nursie_pants. More and more over the past decade+ I've been in healthcare, it seems that nurses stop taking care of themselves and learning assertiveness, and then break down when...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. As a young male, what can I expect during my OB/Newborn rotation?
    time for my 2 cents: I was 27 during OB, and in my clinical group of 8 people, 2 of us were male. It made it easy to almost always have a female present, because as a student, in a field I'm not...
    Jan 4, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Blended units: pediatric patients on med/surg units
    I agree that there needs to be separate units, but depending on the number of peds your facility sees, this could be impractical. I work for a large health network. We have 3 hospital...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Noting physician orders
    Your coworkers need to be reported. They're not playing for the same team as you, and in fact it sounds like they are against you. Regardless of their intention, stating that they will wring your...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New Joint Commission Protocol on Insulin
    we've been using an insulin drip protocol at my hospital for over a year now. I can never remember what it's called, but I want to say it's from Alabama or Florida or somewhere - everytime I try to...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Man who is vent dependent, quadriplegic wants to die, hospital says no.
    I think the doctors and the hospitals are doing the right thing, given the state they are in. Dying is irreversible. Treating depression, for up to a year, doesn't sound unreasonable. In fact, I...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Making the move to the day shift..advice?
    After over 6 years on night shift at my hospital, the past 28 months as an RN, I finally switched to days 1 month ago (Nov. 2). We also have only 12hr days or 12hr nights, no middles. And I had the...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. CNA Task Delegation & Patient Care Coordination Advice Needed
    I have the benefit of working with great staff as well. I try to keep in mind that I am not helping the techs with their job, and they are not helping me with my job, but we are helping the patient....
    Nov 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Antibiotic Situation
    another point maybe to be had: Even if that 24g IV in the hand was not painful, I never give anything simultanously to blood. If the person is on TPN and already has a dual or triple lumen...
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. night shift is really hard on me...
    Provigil also helped me, more while I was also going to nursing school and the classes were after a shift, but still - I suggested it to my doctor and it made a difference; I only had to take it...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. night shift is really hard on me...
    The suggestions above are great. I would definitely discuss this with your doctor if you are prone to depression, because the lack of sun (as well as the lack of social contact we night shifters...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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