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  1. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    A McDonalds?? In a hospital?! Good lord, talk about one stop shopping...does your cath lab offer a punch card? :roflmao:
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    I am a proponent of individuals being allowed to make whatever choice works for them, however, as I stated in another post the phrase "death with dignity" really irks me as well. I don't appreciate...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Bread making for stress relief...
    I love to bake and cook also! Right now I've got a pot of vegetarian matzoh ball soup on the stove and a delicious roasted beet salad with fresh mozzarella and homemade dressing as an appetizer....
    Oct 29
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    18-25 year-olds! I know this lap appy is the worst thing that has ever happened to you but you are not dying and yes, you need to get the H out of bed. Also middle-aged adults who need their...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Patient Education
  5. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    I've been on both sides of the fence. I started out as a CNA and have been working as an RN for over 3 years now within the same hospital system and I think I can relate a bit to what the OP is...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. The culture of AN
    We can say "ass"? :cheeky:
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Can I just say that I am happy to be getting gay married next month in my state that allows voluntary euthanasia?
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Voluntary Euthanasia
    I was originally opposed to the "Death with Dignity" act in my state because in my mind it implied that patients who needed care and were gravely disabled or ill were somehow lacking "dignity". The...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    This thread keeps getting better and better. :specs::shy: <=====Heidi and Dr. Dick smilies
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I don't think ones sexual indiscretions are an indicator of how they'll perform their duties at work. It's a bit of a stretch to jump from adultery to lying about med errors. Humans are complex and...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I used to work with this one nurse who was super religious. I didn't care but then she started talking about how gay people are going to hell, etc, etc and as a gay person it made me pretty...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    I love most of the docs I work with and am friends with a few outside of work. There is always the occasional jerk but they are few and far between. Most are nice and some even bring us donuts. :-)...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What makes a COB crusty?
    I'm curious...to the COB out there; when you had 10+ patients were you able to do hourly rounding? Because I can't imagine; my max is 5 patients and that can be hard at times.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. What makes a COB crusty?
    The giving up the chair thing would make me mad. I learned how to calculate drip rates in nursing school but haven't had to do it since....
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. On Negative Feedback
    No one gives me as harsh criticism as I give myself. I am painfully aware of my faults and tend to beat myself up a lot. I recently got a good review and was surprised; I had gone into the manager's...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Still Reeling From This
    The patient had expressed not wanting invasive treatments during their stay. I was not emotionally involved in the sense of really liking this person; actually they were probably one of the rudest,...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Still Reeling From This
    Also, for the record I am not one to demonize doctors. My spouse is one and about half of my social circle is comprised of them. I know they face decisions that I don't have to deal with. I know they...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing School Oopsies
    Man, I sucked at dealing with feeding tubes in nursing school. I managed to shoot myself in the face with gastric juices when giving meds through a PEG tube causing my awesome clinical instructor to...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Still Reeling From This
    Susie, you make valid points and trust me when I say, I would have supported the MD's decision if I hadn't known from several days with this patient that beyond a shadow of a doubt, they did not want...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Still Reeling From This
    Thank you all. I am looking into how to get involved on our ethics committee because I'd really like to help prevent future cases such as this one.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Still Reeling From This
    Fellow nurses, I recently was involved in a case where I feel that there was a terrible breach of ethics and it still has me upset. I will be vague to protect the privacy of those involved; there is...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    This whole thing is so depressing. I can't imagine being the nurse to care for this unfortunate young lady...what do you even say to a family who is completely in denial? It's bad enough when you...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Seattle Central Community College Fall 2014
    Hi all, I graduated from SCCC in 2011 and had an excellent experience there. I liked all my professors and am still close with much of my graduating class. Yes, it was disorganized at times and some...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  24. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    Sometimes it makes me sad how little the average person knows about anatomy/physiology. I had a very sweet patient with very poor health literacy admitted to my unit for ARF secondary to severe...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Came across this gem...
    I could pack a wound with one hand while eating a sandwich with the other. :-)
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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