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  1. Teach-Back
    Don't fix what's not broken. You have a teach back check box. Why look for ways to create double documentation?
    Apr 22
    Forum: Patient Education
  2. Critically ill pts wanting to go AMA?
    Someone upstream mentioned involuntary holds for suicidal or self-harm patients, and asked what's the difference in wanting to go AMA out of impatience and/or anger about "service." This story drives...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. difficult family members refusing meds for patient
    Difficult family members trying to dictate medical care. Just love 'em! Here's how the game is played: from the time you get report, the off-going nurse will fill you in on the sticky issues....
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. how long before taking off orders
    Back up a little. Before you come up with an order policy to "solve the problem," you need to find out why stuff is being passed on to night shift. Root cause analysis should be the first step in...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Transgender student nurse
    I am so sorry you are having a rough time in your programs. I get a feeling you are still physically transitioning, and you present yourself as one gender, but you physically appear and sound to be...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Assertive versus Bullying
    Committee work is only one way. In my opinion, it's often the least effective way to further the profession. Too many meetings, not enough action. I'm float, so I am not pressured to join...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nursing Student question HELP!
    A truncated version of my very long post elsewhere on this very subject: Males have not systematically been refused entry into nursing school just because they are male. They have historically...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  8. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    In my experience, not an age-related thing. It's often how close they are to discharge. They get cranky and demanding when the team rounds in the morning, saying it will happen that day, because the...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Patient Education
  9. Assertive versus Bullying
    This reminds me of what one of my Drama Queen friends always says when she gets offended or takes something the wrong way, which is quite often. "Perception is reality." It drives *me* insane because...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Assertive versus Bullying
    Ok, I'll share. A cardio consult where I work had the audacity to call me out on my ethics because I did not jump to pass on his recommendation for a newly-approved treatment for a high INR to the...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Assertive versus Bullying
    I stopped at post 19. You might have been pressured into working on a committee, but "bullied" into it? Nah. I've had what I think of as a similar reaction to requirements/characterizations from...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    Excellent response. I'd also like to add that the subjectivity of it makes how you present reassessment questions important. I've had patients say their pain is better, but then give me the same pain...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Orientee Horror Stories?
    Good point. I really don't know how they are being trained after hiring, as I don't take orientees since I'm a float. I know that my preceptors never mentioned those things, but knowing to do basic...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How do you know it's really time to specialize?
    Lots of things to think about and plan for. Thanks for taking the time to reply!
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you know it's really time to specialize?
    Not really. I know the units I do not prefer, though.
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How do you know it's really time to specialize?
    I've been a floor nurse since day one. I float throughout the hospital, and I like that I see everything and literally know EVERYONE! Lately, I get really excited to know that my assignment includes...
    Apr 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Orientee Horror Stories?
    The floor I normally work on has hired a lot of new grads. Part of the issue is that questions are NOT being asked by the newbies. I even told someone who has partial responsibility for hiring that...
    Apr 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I have questions about PRN work.
    I work PRN at two places, and I work it this way: I give my days NOT available (personal reasons) to my primary job, receive that schedule, then tell my secondary job the days I AM available. Primary...
    Apr 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why Is It That Everyone Thinks They're A Good Nurse?
    I think it's just because I've never heard anyone in any profession say, "I'm bad at my job." Also, everyone has their own definition of a "good nurse" which they apply to themselves and to others. ...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. That person
    I don't say I'm a nurse, but it really is too much work and just plain silly to play dumb with my own or my family's healthcare.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Prioritizing infusions
    Platelets first. At my hospital, you're allowed some wiggle room re: med times. It is possible that both can be given in rapid succession and the abx will not be late. If I was the off going nurse, I...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Unbelievable
    I am very happy that you were "cleared" and the other nurse was reported. Was the manager ever made aware that the altercation between you and the other nurse was because of the other nurse's...
    Apr 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    Serious question: how is that different from paper? Although I've been at this for only 2.5 years, I was in a paper environment for about a year. If that little yellow tab wasn't sticking up and...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. ER or OR that's the question...
    OR would be a good fit for you. As for the docs, you can always shadow for a day to get the culture of a hospital. Ask around of your nurse and surgeon friends. I have a close friend who is a...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Charting when there are nursing students
    Good for you! It's your practice, you do what you feel is safe and accurate, despite the practice of your co-workers.
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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