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  1. The patients you love working with.
    I actually like the more difficult ones, love it when I can turn them around, even if it's only a slight turn around. I think there's way too many patients that become difficult because of what we do...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Please Help - I have no where else to turn
    That's absolutely horrible abbaking. Awful. No other way to describe it. Give yourself some time before you decide 'that's it' though. I wonder if, as horrible as it was, it was more that it...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Advice please? Dementia pt resisting necessary intervention
    If the catheter is occluded but urine is leaking around it and there's no distension, you have to wonder if it really is necessary. If it is, I'd try the side-lying idea first. For the resident,...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  4. Is it possible.....
    I've seen this several times too. It's really not that unusual. I voided over 2 litres about six hours after I had my first child (vaginal delivery). I didn't feel I even needed to go; it's only...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Death
    This is a great post and I think that most nurses feel the same, that 'it is huge' to be present when someone dies. It's easier when it's an expected death (no matter what the age of the patient)...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)
    I seem to spend a lot of time checking train timetables, planning trips, finding out why husbands are late home from work, making sure the baby is okay, reassuring people they don't have to worry...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)
    Make a molehill out a mountain. I've never heard it said in quite those terms before, but what a wonderful way to describe what we should be doing!
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. To resign early or risk getting fired?
    Many years ago, I was told by my boss that I always looked like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and that I needed to lighten up a bit. Honestly, I was pretty hurt. I mean, I was new and...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Behaviors and Failing to Chart Them
    We only chart behaviours if there is an increase in frequency or severity of existing behaviour, if there is a new behaviour observed or noticed, during an assessment period, or during a review...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. "Pull-up" high-absorbency overnight diaper for adult male?
    That's great news CabanaDay, hope the Abena pads do the trick! :) Totally agree that the more expensive pads are worth it, and probably cheaper in the long run.
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Blue or white collar?
    I agree with you Been there done that, but I can also see where what PMFB-RN is saying could happen. I don't think that an experienced nurse is going to 'forget' how to manage a patient crisis and...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Blue or white collar?
    I've been sitting looking at this post for quite a while. Very scary to think that this could be the case.
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. What's Wrong With 21st Century Nursing
    I don't want to sound harsh either, but I agree with this post. If I'm looking after a patient with a tracheostomy, I need to know how to manage it. If I don't know, or don't feel confident, it's my...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Texting while doing patient care?
    Unbelievable. And to then snap a pic of the BP reading because she didn't have a pen??? :eek: I have never sent (or received) a text to another staff member about an administration or patient...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Documenting on patient falls or what looks like one in LTC
    I'd be willing to bet that, one day, a resident fell and someone wrote an unsatisfactory note that happened to include the words 'found on floor'. Then, a surveyor came along and saw that note (we...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Why is it the highest paid among us...
    Off topic I know, but has anyone ever actually developed an ear infection from sharing stethoscopes? We all tend to use the facility stethoscopes where I work and I've never had an ear infection in...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. State Surveys And Wound Care
    I would add that when the assessors are in the facility, while they may not actually stand next to someone and observe every medication round that happens during the survey period, they DO have eyes...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Documenting on patient falls or what looks like one in LTC
    I don't know, I've heard it before (on here) that saying 'found on floor' can lead to confusion and questions about the patient being lost but really...... who would imagine that 'found on floor'...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    I've been following this thread with interest but haven't commented so far because I'm not in the US. However I think Nicurn001 has a really good point. Even supposing a charity/community hospital...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Calling a doctor question.
    If the doctor identifies him/herself when they answer, and I think he or she will at least have a vague idea of who I am, I generally say 'Hi, it's Complete from X, I'm ringing about Mr Jones'. If...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Subjective data
    Itís a bit like age Ė a patientís age is objective data even if we don't have the proof there in front of us. The patient may not be telling the truth about his smoking or where he lives but it's...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. How do you remember to check on patients q 15min or 2hrs, etc?
    I'm more likely to forget something if it has to be done 'some time today' than if it has to be done, say, every 30 minutes. I think you'll find this will just fall into place - getting the time to...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm a nurse...for animals?
    Ah, it's not so bad RN in training, it's just a discussion on a message board. Everyone has an opinion, it's hard to convey tone of voice with the printed word so every word used can get...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I'm a nurse...for animals?
    Have you ever seen what a vet nurse does? The jobs might not be interchangeable, but the principles are the same and I think the similarities are greater than the differences.
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. a better way to collect u/c sample from foley catheter?
    We use plastic G clamps specially designed for catheters, there are no sharp ends or pointy bits. You have to be a bit careful because if you use a clamp with teeth or one that clamps too tight you...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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