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  1. strangest question a friend or acquaintance has ever asked you?
    I was in my very first semester of nursing school, and went to a family picnic with a guy I had just started dating. One of his relatives asked me to pull the loose tooth out of her screaming 4-year...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    I had a patient tell me he was allergic to suppositories because they gave him diarrhea. We REALLY need to be educating these people on the difference between a true allergy, an adverse side effect,...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. HELP! Masking the smell of feces!
    I put Carmex in my nose during my entire first year of hospital nursing... ha ha. It really does get better.
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How guilty do you feel?
    No need to feel guilty. My personal motto is "Life first, then work". You'll work short-staffed some days, it all comes around.
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Best Mispronunciation?
    I was in charge one night and got a page for an incoming patient with "Shortness of Breast". Ha ha ha. I also had to correct a HUC who entered an order for "Due Battle May Citrate" instead of "One...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Best Mispronunciation?
    You guys are cracking me up with your quotes... I don't think I have read one about "OldsTimers" disease (Alzheimers). I worked with a nurse once who pronounced it like that. A little piece of my...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Best Mispronunciation?
    That's actually very logical... lol
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Best Mispronunciation?
    Vegetable surgery....That is hilarious!!!!!
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Best Mispronunciation?
    I admitted a patient last week who said that the pain medication "Millonick" worked for her in the past. It took me a while, but I was able to figure out that she was talking about Dilaudid. I also...
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Change of Life
    What about the federal government? They have a huge need for AP nurses for the Indian Health service. There are many remote places you could go that would fit what you described. Good luck, and...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Ditto... I have a BSN, yet I feel exactly like you. I give 100% at work, but canʻt seem to keep up with the charting, the constant changes, and management down my throat to "do a little...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Transport in the hospital.
    I feel your pain!! And I think itʻs only going to get worse. Transport is gone... whatʻs next? Housekeeping? Weʻll have to clean and sanitize the rooms before the next admission. And then...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. History of Bipolar Disorder, can I do this?
    Much like the two previous posters, I am a longtime nurse with a longtime history of bipolar disorder and anxiety. Some days I wonder how I have made it this far as a nurse. I work nights for the...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    I have been a floor nurse for nearly fifteen years. It seems like the profession has turned from a mutual respect relationship between nurses and patients, to a demanding,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    The family members who would come in to visit the trached and vented patient and turn off their oxygen and suction so the patient would desat and they could try to sue us for negligence. Thank god...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Is 7 the new 5?
    I have been a med-surg nurse for almost fourteen years. I have done a lot of traveling and worked in different facilities and states... every place is different. Most places like to think they...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Patient requests
    "Can you run over to CVS and buy me some razors on your lunch break?"
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Dear God, Help me
    I love this thread. You guys are cracking me up. I am a med-surg RN and absolutely ADORE the elderly dementia patients. The amuse me, and I have infinite patience for them because I know they...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. If you could do it over again, would you still have gone into nursing?
    Thank you for your post. I am going on 14 years as a medical-surgical/progressive RN, and the older I get the more anxious, depressed, and cynical I get about the job. I have floated and explored...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    Many facilities have a physician reporting system. She has a boss, too... there is no reason she should be treating ANYONE like this!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. White Board Credentials
    I think this would really confuse the patients. Sometimes it's hard enough to keep track of RN, CNA, RT, PT, MD. No need to add more alphabet soup to the confusion!!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Transience of Life
    I sometimes use the metaphor "assembly line", but you explained it much more eloquently. Great post!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Night shifters - ever experience this?
    When I try to switch back and forth I get 'crazy'. Sleep is my #1 priority. Fortunately, my husband is a writer and a natural night shifter, so we live on night shift. I sleep 8 hours during the...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    No one sits 'til everyone sits!
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    1. It is about the patient, not you, your life, your schedule, your stress level. While you are at work, you are there to care for the patient, no matter who they are, what they did, or why they...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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