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  1. Med Error
    it's one thing to be thorough and do the right thing, but if you are going to be so anal about things this early on, you are going to give yourself a heart attack in short time. ( i should know, I...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses can eat properly if they manage their time
    geez , for being judgmental about all us fatties out there , cheezewhiz has got to be the most unhealthiest snack in existence - why would you have that as a name?? closet fattie?? oh im sorry ,...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. To tell or not to tell!
    not saying these are things to be ignored, but welcome to the reality of nursing. Some things have their ways of being worked out. As someone said,pick and choose your battles carefully. You still...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. The HARD Truth for most nurses :(
    cleaning up poop- sometimes many times a day , is what we do. if only cleaning poop were the worst thing.there are worse things believe it or not.like catering to the family members at the fancy...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. safe assignment
    1.union's not an option. 2. Like I said ( i think) it's not so much the numbers assigned , its the acuity mixed in with the delirium/geripsych/reg.psych/severe alzheimers. Since we are spending so...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. safe assignment
    I just don't know :(
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Snow & calling out of work
    i goo if i physically can get through. of course i am up north, and the plows come by and bury the end of your driveway in 3 feet of snow.i have gotten stuck in the driveway before because of this....
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. safe assignment
    lately we have been short, although it seems that this may actually now be a trend. So everyone is upset and says "this is such an unsafe assignment. My question is, is this now a new trend? I...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 96 year old refuse treatment
    This is because FAMILIES want everything done. They have already had those discussions. why else do we have pts who have ulcers big enough to put your hand into, are incontinent into said ulcers,...
    Mar 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    lol.Altho not a pronunciation- i've had 2 pts this week ask me if i'll be getting their "rat poison " tonight
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The FIT Nurse
    http://rlv.zcache.com/i_may_be_fat_but_you_apos_re_ugly_and_i_can_diet_sticker-racb31e7b4c4f440e97aa6e7bb011381a_v9wth_8byvr_512.jpg
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    wow ,must definitly be regional. we say cue-pon. and yeah, cuuud you get me a glass of water? And I do say that of-ten.
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I had a lady say that I was mashing her arm.I was like , what?? oh ,im pushing on her arm. I apologized of course. I'm a northerner lol How bout davenport ,lol I'm an OLD northerner, lol
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Dreading bedside report with The Interrogator
    Oh no it won't......
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Dreading bedside report with The Interrogator
    I cant help but wonder sometimes if people do this so they can make sure nothing gets passed on ( as in the " that should have been done on your shift/your time/don't leave me any undone work.) ...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What would you have done?
    ambulance- they could start iv access and get orders for meds faster
    Feb 21
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. What did you give up to be in nursing school?
    my sanity
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    curious- do the floors staff so that a nurse can come down to ED? Our charge usually has a full assignment also.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Huge over supply of nurses
    Yeah, and the colleges are more than happy to take your money. False advertising!!( that a person will get a job out of school)
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pain Seekers
    Ive never had anyone complain of itchiness, and they specifically ask for phenergan. most seem to refuse zofran or compazine. Both those relieve nausea, but aren't sedating.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Pain Seekers
    ugh. we have to enter a number 0-10/ It was easy with one of my pts she was getting oxy q4hrs pretty much atc, and her pain never went down more than one point.I always knew the answer, so didnt bug...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Pain Seekers
    I get that part too, but we are audited on a daily basis for reassessing the pain number exactly one hour after it's given. We are given warnings when we don't do this( have a re-score) If we...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Should I let my manager beat me at Trivia Crack
    :eek:darnit'all, now im sucked into this game lol(just not with any coworkers)
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pain Seekers
    i got it that someone wants pain meds. What I dont understand is the need for phenergan, benadryl, etc to make sure the person is snowed into oblivion. Does phenergan, benadryl, ativan, etc...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Should I let my manager beat me at Trivia Crack
    I don't play any games with my manager. They are work associates,not friends.I don't associate with them outside of work. Therefore no concerns if I am pissing them off, or kissing their behind by...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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