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  1. First L&D on my own
    Bless your heart. I remember my first labor patient that I was able to see from "start to finish", even though it was over 40 years ago. Keep this wonderful attitude and nursing won't let you down. I...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    I hate it when parents use nurses, doctors, etc. to threaten their children to behave. For instance, "if you're bad, that nurse will give you a shot". Not good. Well, now I've heard it all. I got to...
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I've been a nurse since temperatures were taken with glass/mercury thermometers. We had fifty that we kept in a metal pan in Cidex solution and went from one end of the floor putting them under...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. That person
    When my daughter-in-law was in labor, my son made sure everyone knew I was a labor and delivery nurse and that the other grandma was a lawyer. I don't know which one of us was the most intimidating,...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Hanging It Up
    I hear you. After 39 years of nursing, it has finally beat me as well. I've done L&D, NICU, OR, ER, LTC, etc. I did some great work but I can't take the "customer service" approach anymore. Doing...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  6. How does increased access to healthcare affect nursing?
    You could also look at it as more patient access to care may be great for hospital nursing. For example, patients who waited until condition was so bad that it required emergency care and...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What would cause nonpitting edema in one leg?
    Unilateral nonpitting edema is usually from lymphedema, or possibly pretibial myxedema (hyperthroidism) or possible inflammation, maybe gout. Usually nonpitting doesn't respond to elevation of limb....
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Homemade Saline?
    Medicare and some insurances will pay for Home Health wound care supplies, but in most states Medicaid will not. If patients can't afford wound care supplies, we have to sometimes "MacGyver" it. ...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Lesson Learned!!!!!
    I think this could be the future considering all the fuss about Press-Gainey scores. The patient "prefers" applesauce with her meds even though is NPO. Nurses who know better let the patient have her...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?
    I love all of these. I can't wait to start posting them around the unit in unexpected places. You never know when the right word can change a day, or more. I love the community of nurses, and I'm...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you have any motivational nursing quotes?
    I saw a quote today on AllNurse that I would like to post around the workplace in "interesting" places, for example, on the back of the restroom stall door, over the pyxis, etc. The quote I saw was,...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    Again to all who have commented, thank you. As the comments have been split as to what to do and are so heartfelt it has made it harder to decide what to do. I did talk with the Nurse Manager earlier...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    Thanks to all for your advice. I wanted to hear from nurses but in an anonymous way. And I appreciate all the comments. I have since talked with a few friends and family (psychologist,...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    How do I report this to BON? Anyone know the procedure? I'm new at this job, less than two months and this nurse has been here 24 years. The Nurse Manager is aware of many things this nurse has...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    I have a question and a concern. There is a nurse where I work that calls in prescriptions to the local pharmacies for anyone that wants one. Not for narcotics or anything like that but if someone...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is this burnout?
    You may need to change hospitals. It's possible the patient mix at your facility is skewed to what your seeing. Maybe you can find a private hospital in a more affluent neighborhood, where the mix is...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Do you take your work wherever you go?
    Nah, I've been doing this for almost 40 years and "back in the day" we didn't wear gloves to do anything but sterile procedures and vaginal exams. I've never (so far) taken anything home. I just wash...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Funniest Things Doctors say!
    Years ago I accompanied a very distinguished OB doc to do a vag exam on a grand multip (her 11th baby) also this patient was rather large. Outside it was a raging thunderstorm, just as the doc...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Do Nurses Have to Make Their Home Addresses Public?
    I have nothing to hide from the "general public" but some may be in hiding from abusive ex-spouses or stalkers. The public doesn't need to look up individual nurses, or access their information. If...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hourly rounding logs
    Whoa, at the LTC where I work I have 50 (count 'em 50) residents at night with the supposed staffing of me, and three STNA's, though usually only two. Since I'm the only RN in the building I also...
    May 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Frustrated preceptor
    I haven't oriented anyone lately, (been away from bedside nursing) but it seems from reading various threads that orientation is more basic education than it used to be. In my day (oops, there I go)...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Patient beds in hallways
    Many, many years ago, (many, many) I was admitted to the hallway of my small town community hospital after I was shot in the eye with a BB gun. This was long before "The Christmas Story". Anyway,...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. noncomplian patient...what to do?
    Sounds like you know what to do, but you have bonded with this pt and don't want to do it. That can be draining and can lead to burnout on your part. You can't solve her problems, she maybe doesn't...
    Mar 8, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. noncomplian patient...what to do?
    Actually if this is a Medicare patient then the documentation of continued noncompliance makes her ineligible for HH care. Check with your Clinical Manager or Supervisor and see if continued visits...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Most trivial complaint ever?
    I had a second day (otherwise healthy) post op C-section who had just been assisted back to bed (could have done this on her own) once we had gotten back to nurses' station she called out in a panic....
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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