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  1. What can I (we) do? RANT
    Most people don't feel unions are THE answer - but a part of a bigger picture. Not sure how the union would be in charge of the EPIC EHR...
    1:33 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What can I (we) do? RANT
    I'm sorry, but why exactly should the rest of us "unqualified " RNs have to get the agitated combative dLOCs so you can have the "gems"? I've been on a floor for only 6 months and I've already...
    10:48 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Vent tubing is not optional, so QUIT TAKING YOURSELF OFF! Maam, if you fake a fall I will have to take your beautiful pain meds away, not increase them, as they are clearly sedating you and are...
    7:40 am
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Murphy's Law of Nursing
    2 trach pts across the hall from each other. Pt 1 turns blue and a rapid response is called on the pt d/t trach dislodgment. During that RR, trach pt #2 begins spewing frank red blood and clots out...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Negotiating the Holiday Off
    I don't ask for the federal/Christian holidays off. It'd be a pure disaster anyhow. Funnily enough, the holidays I celebrate are not considered federally designated holidays anyhow, so my holidays...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Failed out of BSN Program, What Now?
    Ma'am, I just graduated a challenging 2 year ADN program that boasts a 95% NCLEX passing rate. I now have a full time position on a high-acuity med-surgical floor and I also tutor students from the...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Lol what?
    Dec 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Hazing in school
    I help out with sim labs from time to time, and if I see a student who is arrogant, rushed, or is refusing to communicate with the rest of the team, I'll ride that student a little harder. Arrogant...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Sharing faith at work
    I'd like to remind the OP that she didn't ask for examples of prayers to use, she asked for opinions. We gave ours. I really wish people would indicate in the OP if they only want blind validation. ...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. Where there is smoke ... there is usually a cigarette
    In the past month we've had two patients caught smoking in their room, another patient had their cigs seized and locked after they walked around asking for a light, and one lady on HIGH FLOW NC O2...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Sharing faith at work
    Um, no. Not an apt comparison. A clinic that provides abortions is pretty clear about their services and expectations. This SNF was not. The whole pre-shift prayer came out of nowhere. Providing...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Sharing faith at work
    Because I was pregnant, needed to support my growing family, and they were/are the only SNF in the town. I like how your response to employees feeling intimidated by religious requirements is "find...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. Sharing faith at work
    When I was an aide at a large, Lutheran - based SNF I felt completely uncomfortable and even uneasy with the amount of religion that had been injected into the day. I'm not Christian, and the...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. Nursing specialties: job markets?
    While nationwide there is no shortage, in my state we are certainly hiring like crazy. I haven't seen many geriatric nursing positions, and I believe that has mainly to do with hospital nursing...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Confirmation Bias: Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or remember information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses. Just an...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Gal. Milk: 4.98 for whole. My state has state-sanctioned price fixing for dairy products. Gal. Gas: 2.98 for reg. Over 3 in the rural areas. 1 lb of apples: 1.89 for Gala at Supertarget. Price...
    Dec 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Well, if you don't want anyone disagreeing with your anecdotal evidence with anecdotal evidence of their own, what exactly do you want? I missed the line in your OP that indicated only agreeing...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    "Bottom line is, I haven't encountered bad behaviors that frustrate me from people of high ed, high socio compared to the ones from low ed and low socio (at least enough to remember)" And yet, I...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. How Is Your Census?
    We've been full to the rafters on my floor. It's causing a bit of tension from the CCU and the ER. Too bad for them, because we can't stack 'em 4 high.
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Well I guess I'm an anomaly 'cause I was raised dirt poor and was still taught my manners, to be humble, and that medicine is to be respected and conserved. I'll try to remember your...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Doing a little survey...
    04/26/82 Med-Surg/Step Down, eye on CCU
    Nov 30
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  22. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1) North Dakota, Red River Valley 2) 23.80 with .5 weekend diff 3) Hired as a new grad 4) Hired onto what was billed as a Med-Surg and quickly discovered was an unofficial step-down. I'm...
    Nov 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. 3 Reasons Your Immune System May Not Help You This Flu Season
    I'm just going to leave this here... http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/leaky-gut-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx While I am a firm believer in the lethal potential of leaky gut in septic/Ards/mods...
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What would you change about your scrubs??
    I would like pants to stop being an inch too short or four inches too long. I would like shirts to stop being so broad across the shoulders but tight across the bosom. Is it impossible to believe...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Part 2: The Good the Bad and the Ugly Boundaries
    I'm a blend of both. I'm always smiling at work, always a good word for people, perpetually cheery and friendly. Lots of people have said I'm happy go lucky, friendly, blah blah blah...but then they...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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