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  1. How do I handle poor standards of care at a new job?
    Standard of care is what any prudent RN in that given situation would do. What if the patient WAS having an MI? You knew she was having chest pain but didn't do an EKG? They could eat you alive in...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    I live in Alabama. This was a couple of years ago. A patient on disability using her smart phone to look for some where new to live. At the time, me, a gainfully employed person did NOT have a smart...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Help
    No action was taken by the board, no one was hurt. The place I worked has a very strict policy about social media and they decided to make an example out of me. Had I been the unit manager I would...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Not sure how to do this
    Anyone have ideas about how to get off the "do not rehire"? I was stupid and left a job without a 2 week notice. Its a great place to work. What do I do? Also, after leaving this place got a job at...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  5. Patient responsive but in cardiac arrest
    Obviously the thump worked.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Patient responsive but in cardiac arrest
    I had a patient in 3rd degree block suddenly go into this weird, wide, S L O W Vtach. I thumped her, she yelled at me. Why did you hit me? Complained to her family, family complained to unit manager....
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Help
    I'm a very experienced nurse, more than 25 years. I was fired from my last nursing job for something really stupid. Facebook. At the time I was taking Ambien for sleep and posted about a code and...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Kaplan Question Trainer 7 score..
    You'll do fine!
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Kaplan Question Trainer 7 score..
    Dear Tired, Stop studying, stop worrying. Even if its for just one day, play, have fun, do whatever YOU like to do! If you don't know it by now..... I've been an RN for almost 26 years. Back then we...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Moderate/severe depression
    Sounds like you are reacting normally to very stressful situations. I doubt that I would be doing any better than you are and I'm not bipolar. You're doing everything you can do to feel better. When...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. Being directed to get a patients son a ride home
    I can see your boss's dilemma, its a legal one. Doesn't want the unit to be responsible for him but at the same time (as others have mentioned) I wouldn't send a 13 year old home alone. I&D of the...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What do you do when Work calls on your day off?
    Depends on if I need $$ and how much$$ are they willing to depart with. If I'm not in need I don't answer the phone.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. It was a nurse
    Nurses don't diagnose officially, but there have been many times when I got the correct diagnosis and the doc did not. Sometimes a diagnosis that the doc has never even heard of. But like you, I hate...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. New ER nurse...is there any hope for me?!?!
    ER is different than any other place in the hospital. You have to know a little bit about everything. You also have to give up the feeling of control that you have in the OR. Accept that you aren't...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. IV Therapy
    Most ER's have standing orders for just about anything except medications. ie... 40 year old female with abdominal pain, nausea would get at least a saline lock, UA, UCG, CBC, chemistry, amylase and...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    Oh yeah and sometimes I just pop the top off the tube and let the blood just flow into the tube with no suction at all. I do this if I'm in a vein but can't get the catheter to advance but it has...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    In my opinion it depends on who is working in the lab as far as how many times we get the call that the blood is hemolyzed. So lets say they do call and say it is. We go back in stick the patient...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. I got fired today...
    Sounds to me like you should have had a better orientation. When you hear the words "nurses eat their young" consider this an example. The solumedrol... that extra dose probably helped your patient!...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Anyone working BUT dosen't have to?
    Oh hell no!
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Sponsor relapsed
    You may find that AA has sponsors with longer time in the program without relapsing. Here there is a huge drug problem and therefore huge NA meetings. Lots of kids buying from each other etc. I was...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. The most outrageous excuses from patients.
    "I have no idea how that got in there!" Mr. Smith there seems to be a long serpentine necklace in your bladder.
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. What to wear?
    I dressed nice. Went well. Thanks :)
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. TNCC Course next weekend-freaking
    Why are you taking TNCC? Take ACLS instead something that you can use on the patients you take care of now. I guess TNCC could apply for falls in a long term care facility. OK that's my two cents...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What to wear?
    I could have sworn I posted this last night but if I did I can't find it now. Not currently working as a nurse but I have an interview today. Should I wear scrubs to help the manager see me as a...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. Tired of it all
    I feel your pain. I too am 52. Nurse for 25 years. ED is my specialty. I haven't worked as a nurse in 7 months but I have an interview tomorrow afternoon for an ED position. It really makes me wanna...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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