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  1. New Nurse Mistakes
    The list of posts that GrnTea has put up are for the most part are dated but loaded with good stories and loads of advice. The most recent are 3 from 2013 and than it goes down with the oldest post...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Do you need a doctors order for this?
    I haven't met a foley I couldn't change except in one case. Older very thin man at a SNF with indwelling foley supposedly resting in his room; I was the charge and the RN came and told me she was...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Getting rid of my nursing library at home
    The internet will give you current research on just about everything; as with your nursing books, they are quickly outdated. I know the profs love to tell the students to hold on to the books for...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nclex invalidated due to cell phone
    Don't sink. What's done is done and all you can do is pick yourself up by the proverbial boot straps and prepare for the next NCLEX. Don't take the phone next time, or if you do, have it sealed at...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Surrendering RN Scope!
    Well I don't know where you've been, but where I am, we have always had to have an order for Ensure for at least the last 20 years. It's expensive, and insurance companies hold the MD's feet to the...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Nursing and waitressing/food service industry
    I worked in fine dining before, during, and after school. In fact, I owe my success of multitasking and being able to fly from room to room (table to table) to being a former food server. Only...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    and please for the love of all that's holy..,.if you don't know or are unfamiliar with the drug's dosage and what it's being given for; look it up. Just because it says 10 mg doesn't mean that it...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    Me thinks you knew your inflammatory heading to your post would summon many responses since most RNs believe and endorse or are generally OK with alternative medicine. I think you are possibly angry,...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. suboxone
    They are required (by law) to tell you what test is being administered and what drugs they are testing for. If for some crazy reason they don't, ask them. You should get some paperwork and get a list...
    May 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Terminated whistle-blower nurse reinstated!
    I was hired back in a similar situation and I am here to tell you that I never should have went back. They retaliated against me and eventually had me terminated. I am currently in court with them...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. I felt  belittled by a Dr.
    Look, he just wanted answers and was having a bad morning. The one thing I do make sure I get in report is the PRNs the noc patients get because that's what the MD wants to know. They want to know...
    May 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. *Urgent* Is this dangerous for my license?
    IT is very rare to find a LTC/SNF facility that will train longer than 4 or 7 days. The SNF I worked at told me I would train for 5 days and then there were a bunch of staff call outs and on my 3rd...
    May 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. The face of a medical error...
    Oh yes, I love my cat...how so very true! If an RN says she's never made a med error, than there's a concern. The thing is, if an RN really believes they've never been involved in a med error;...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Current and former sacred cows in nursing
    72 hour stay was the norm and then the insurance companies said it wasn't necessary so it was reduced to the 24 hr (it came down to the almighty dollar). What happened was the new moms and babies...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. how long before taking off orders
    Check your facilities p/p.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Did I violate HIPAA?
    Psych patients are "protected" period...that means their names as well. You cannot tell a person who calls if they're there or not, or anything else in my state. If I were you I would tell my...
    Apr 24
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    It's all going to depend on where you live. Where I'm from it wouldn't be first page news to say the least. Here, no one cares as long as your real. I thought all this bull about LBGT went out a long...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Resignation Letter Question
    4 weeks notice as recommended by ANA for professional nurses; FYI. Other advice is very good. Good luck to you.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Are research nurses considered authors of papers?
    Why in the world wouldn't your paper be published under your name if you wrote it? Go small at first. Pick something that you think is worth publishing and submit for review. Some people write like...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Research Nursing
  20. What constitutes "comfort care" at your hospital?
    Comfort care is always discussed with the family as usually it means that someone is passing on. A DNR is initiated and I will usually recommend O2 prn, suction prn, pain/comfort/antipyretic meds...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    Doesn't the system you document the meds in have a protocol for where the patch was placed on the patient initially and each time it's changed (to avoid placing multiple patches and also to not keep...
    Mar 31
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  22. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    How did this nurse "order" another patch under that patient's name when they never had an order to begin with? Also, with narcs you can't "order" patches willy nilly; they must show the Rx that they...
    Mar 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  23. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    Yes...that's the one. I know if I was told to wear formal to an interview I would feel real silly showing up in tails.
    Mar 29
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. OHSU Ashland & RCC Fall 2014 Applicants
    I've been thinking about this "formal dress" and I would take my q from the picture on the mock interview pic. She's wearing business attire (IMO) and I think that a nice suit qualifies for formal....
    Mar 28
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Narc count
    ooh....this is why I was stern with you about the narc count. It's very serious business. I hope the investigation takes into account you are the one who pointed the finger (so to speak) aren't you?...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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