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  1. Practice on each other?
    We had to have a successful IV start on a classmate. We gave IM injections to each other. We did SubQ and ID as well. We did exams ( minus genital and breasts ). It was only a few years ago too....
    Nov 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Appropriate orientation attire
    Start off on the right foot and impress from day one. You never know which of your instructors work at the facility you want to eventually work at
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Lately its been "Hey *******". I think they didn't hear my name right but oh well
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..
    3p-3a is a great shift. So is 11a-11p. As is 9a-9p. Im doing 5p-5a now and it is fun too. We stay busy till about that time so It never really stops.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. how are men treated at your workplace?
    We get paid more for being the badasses that we are. Seriously these questions still come up?
    Nov 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    I went through something very similar to this recently. Not as a nurse but as a family member. Words cannot describe the appreciation and thanks I can give to someone like you.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    The only time I shower is if I had a particularly gooey night. Spit, pee, vomit, blood, brain, whatever. I wear the proper PPE but sometimes it just gets to you having someones snot running down your...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. blue tubex injector
    They were discontinued. I had a metal one given to me that someone liked more than me and took it.
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do you have a Career Plan?  What Type of Nursing is Right for You?
    But also don't go in closed minded about any area. I was set I was going to be ICU, so I let peds/OB kind of just cruise through. When I graduated I landed a Medical job that was going to turn into...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. IV catheter changes..
    What about field starts? How long do your facilities allow those to stay in. I had it badgered in my head 24 hours for field and 72 for facility started. Its nice hearing this new standard of use it...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    Lets see, Trauma experience, EMT and wilderness Search and Rescue oh and Boy scouts. I have been getting first aid training since I was a wee little one. I have a decently stocked kit ( Super glue...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    No we get it. We know the S/S of hypo/hyperglycemia and how to treat said pts. We KNOW how to recognize when our pts are in distress. If you have ever read any of Emergents threads, you know they are...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    Prime the hatch its going in! Of course I would not mind asking and or doing it for others.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Mock Code Blue Scenerio
    A pt comes in dead....that should get you started
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    The cafeteria is open until 2am and I will be happy to point you in the right direction.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I never would have thought of that...
    Bring a bag of candy for your coworkers. Sugared up coworkers are much more likely to help.
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Why can't they just tell us they are narc seeking? Why waste all our time and money for an entire show. Just tell me what you want and it might happen sooner.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. moving to Colorado?
    Weird I also lived in Highlands Ranch for a long time... I think the area is more expensive than it needs to be and the pay is not as high as I would like. BUT You can't ever get me away from my...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  19. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    If you are set on those places only, I say NorCal. Its not at all like SoCal ( which sucks ) and Florida is just way too hot.
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. IV starts in nursing schools
    It was REQUIRED that we have a successful stick on another classmate in first semester skills lab about 6 weeks in.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    There is always that ONE person...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Exactly. Too many other businesses cater to the threats and demands of their customers. Im not one of those people to do that. You say you are leaving and you aren't half dead, later gator, see you...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Where to work in Denver? Friendliest hospitals? Best bennies?
    I just had offers from all 3 of the major players in Denver. Denver health offered the best pay, but I didn't like the facility/environment. Health one/HCA had the lowest pay and the worst hours (...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. Have you noticed...
    I was born with a particular brand of ******* running through me at all times. I don't need to drink any.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Trivial detail! Littmann Stethoscope Colors
    I am the only one I have seen with my Littmann Neon Yellow. Grab something bold and GET IT ENGRAVED
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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