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  1. Doing favors or giving gifts for patients: Unacceptable?
    Give gifts, no. Exchange of contact information, no. Errands or favors...we take that on a case by case basis. Who is asking? What is the favor/errand? Why is the patient unable to do this...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    The dumbest thing I've ever heard was "we can't give this patient ondansetran because he's not a cancer patient" We use it for our heart patients when gravol and maxeran just don't cut it.
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Size matters? (IV question)
    I work in a critical care unit that stocks 22, 20, and 18s on our supply cart. We do have 16s and 14s on our crash cart but I've never seen them used. I use several criteria in my selection. I look...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Early prandial administration to hyperglycemic patient?
    We still use syringes and draw from vials of insulin. Do you have individual pens for each patient?
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Why my Patient did not Have Lunch Today.
    The problem with this is that what it takes for the patient to be satisfied and what is good nursing care (or is even practical) are frequently two different things. I work on a unit that often...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Why my Patient did not Have Lunch Today.
    A complaint that you did a great job but just didn't spend enough time in her room afterwards? This is a complaint worthy of wasting anyones time? Maybe the patient needs a gentle reality check along...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. What to do when patient has alcohol on them??
    The nurses on one unit back when I was a student would confiscate the alcohol and lock it up, making sure to document how much was in the bottle. Can't have a patient that is drinking in their rooms....
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    I'm a little curious and am wondering what is your specialty or area of employment? Your only three posts all contain the theme "if you can't handle the families then find a different profession". A...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    I'm just wondering if someone could fill me in on who pays for the drinks, sandwiches, guest trays and so on. Is this a "cost of buisness" or does the patient end up paying for this on his or her...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Was reprimanded and told to resign.  Advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
    If I had a nickel for every patient that didn't ring to report chest pain (or other "I need to know about this" type symptoms...). My favorite is the patient that reports chest pain long after the...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Wal-Mart Walk-in Clinic
    There is a pharmacist here that does flu clinics and I've seen him do IM injections.
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. never been screamed at like this before :(
    A coworker and I both had patients like that about a week or so back. Rapid-fire questions and "requests" but wouldn't let you finish a sentance. Somehow expected us to be mindreaders in the process...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Athabasca University lpn to bsn program
    I haven't taken any of their nursing courses but have taken some of their accounting courses. I had no trouble with those and have been considering taking some of their french courses as I find their...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. Cost Cutting/Budgeting --- the patients suffer the most
    Isolation and non-isolation patients rooming together to save on sitter costs? Wonder how long that will last after the first lawsuit by an outraged family/ SDM if the non-isolation patient becomes...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Consults??
    Where I work the consulting doctors, or occasionally their residents will come and see the patient in person. I'm unsure what they would want to know that could be determined over the phone unless...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. When Nurses Cry
    I've cried at work and I came home today fighting not to cry. Had a situation at work that pushed me so far out of my comfort zone that I'd need binoculars to find it again. My patient was still...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. called in sick, nurse manager calling back (inappropriate tactics?)
    That's really inappropriate. A sick day is a sick day and hounding you both over it is beyond unaccaptable.
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Alert,oriented  LTC patients who refuse routine nightly insulin?
    What kind of insulin would she be on that testing her sugar twice per week is sufficient?
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Night Shift Nurses; Patient care and sleeping habits
    No option either for those of us who work rotations that include both day and night shifts :coffee:
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Help with IV Potassium administration
    Where I work it's always been at nursing discretion. We just chart reasons for doing so. Might be a different story if the K+ was critically low and the patient was symptomatic. Even then I would try...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Is Nursing as Stressful as Nursing School?
    ^^ In agreement here. Steep learning curve and you never really stop learning. I had a big learning curve this morning and just try to take it all in and become a better nurse.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Patient Sitter
    I'm kind of shocked to be honest. I've worked as a sitter and never had problems getting help from the other staff, including the nurses. I'm an RN now but if I have a patient with a sitter and they...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    Wow. Giving the med is the right thing unless the patient isn't tolerating it or the order has changed.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    I'd give it. Vanco is generally once a day. I'd just note in my chart that the patient was away from the floor at time med was due and make further note of when it was administered. Alternatives...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Please help my sanity, irate family members
    Try not to worry about it. Easier said then done but I read what you've posted and get the picture of a patient that can ambulate to some extent and was probably otherwise progressing through...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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