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  1. Non-evidence based practices on OB unit
    Are there any committees in the hospital that look at evidenced based nursing? Can you bring ideas to them? Can you join them?
    10:16 am
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Burned Bridges
    It sounds like you have a really hard time with criticism. One of the biggest things you need to do is learn to step back and not take offense to others comments and actions. You can't control what...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Is this risking my license?
    Are you sure they aren't TCU rather than LTAC? The LTAC's in my area have a max of 5 patients at night, because those patients are still really freaking sick. I'd nope right out of there if I...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I think my nurses are on the verge of mutiny!
    My workplace is starting a new preceptor/mentor program. They are pairing up new grads with nurses who've been at the facility for awhile. Then again at my facility a large amount of the nurses have...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Am I crazy for this?
    I say look into LPN-RN programs and see what transfers. I also say put on your big girl panties get a job and strike out on your own, but that's your decision to make. It's none of your SIL's...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. help with accuchecks
    For those that you know are stingy with giving blood, massage the hand some before you poke, it helps increase blood flow.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Who looks out for them?!
    This is crazy. That is more than the LPNs I work with make. It's about what a new grad RN starts at in LTC.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Fat nurses
    They wouldn't make 5xl scrubs if there weren't nurses to wear them. As long as you are able to do the job, no one cares about pudge
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment
    I think you guys have me sold on this program. I just have to figure out when the best time will be for me to start.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  10. March 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Where the @#$% is PM shift?
    Mar 10
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    That is sick. What happens when that patient crashes and that's the only hospitalist on? Is he going to give substandard care then? He's a doctor. When he signed up for this he knew that he'd run...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Cross matching of blood
    Yes. There are a lot of different antigens in blood that go past ABO and Rh factors that can cause reactions. Although in an emergency a cross and match goes out the window.
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    I think that the biggest problem at the facilities that I work with state coming in is that management gets in such an anxiety fill tizzy that it drips down to all of the other staff. Every year when...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. How can I get a job in LTC/SNF as a new nurse
    Go into the facilities with a resume and cover letter. Chances are they are hiring nurses. I have never heard of a LTC who is fully staffed. :)
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Resident's names in a text message
    With the text messages and voicemails, most facilities have to have a HIPPA compliance officer. I know ours is completely unrelated to nursing. Hunt yours down and show them the text messages.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. LTC job and schoolwork
    I'm guessing what a LTC equates to a med-surg floor is their transitional care unit. 25 patients in transitional care is heavy. Hospitals really like to d/c some real train wrecks to TCU because they...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Snow stories
    I live in MN so weather really isn't considered a valid excuse to call in. Our department of transportation is really good about keeping roads clear enough that people can get where they need to be,...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Dr. Bryne is at is again And per the Keep Jahi Mcmath on Life Support Facebook page: "...Jahi is Gods own child, she is being properly taken care of and loved by many. She is stable and she is...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Shoe or not for diabetic with small wound
    Is the patient currently seeing a podiatrist? Podiatry is awesome for assessing for properly fitting shoes and how they best work with wounds.
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Work in pajamas!
    I wouldn't, but that's me. I got into nursing because I'm not someone who could do a desk job.
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ranting on the New Grads
    Me again it sounds like you are in an area of the country that isn't over saturated with nurses. In some places HR departments won't even look at your resume until you have a license.
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    FLAlleycat I love this blog post. Honestly, it shows the difficult decisions a family member has to make after losing a loved one and how sometimes their decisions may be or seem irrational. Families...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    And the update is from some random person so who knows how she's related to the family. It just amazes me that in the era of cameras being everywhere there aren't more pictures or videos. I am...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Does Preferring to Work Night Shift mean you're lazy?
    Night shifters are a whole different breed. I think one of the big things day shift doesn't realize is we don't have the resources that they do. We've got minimal staff.
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    The problem is when it comes to money, the uncle is seen talking about money and how much they are going to get. That is where people here are getting their ideas about the family from.
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing News


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