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  1. Dr. placing added stress on nursing staff
    It is the same around this area as well. The admitting Dr puts orders in for the consult and it is the nurses job to call the consulting Dr. The admitting Dr usually does not even talk to the Dr that...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. RN total patient care...
    I work in the ICU so I only have 2 patients. We do total care on our unit and I love it. I usually plan the baths around the assessment times and I can get a good look at the skin. Do my wound care...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. No rapid response for a DNR?
    DNR does not do not treat. The doctor was wrong and the nurse did tjeright thing.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Float Pool Nurses
    When I was in the float pool I would let who ever was in charge of my assignment know that I was taking my break before I went to my second assigned unit. I knew once I got to that unit for my last 4...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. What would you have done?
    I would have done just what you did. The pts pain was not out of control and I would say that the loading dose was not needed at that time. I would start at the 1 mg dose and increase up to the 4 mg...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Reasons to Work in the Trauma ICU
    I am new to the Trauma ICU myself and love it!! I am learning so much.
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Trauma Nursing
  7. How to say no when someone asks for your stethoscope?
    I am sorry but I was getting ready to go in and assess my patient in another room. I am sure there is one at the nurses station that you can borrow.
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Have you ever lost it with a patient?
    Oh yes I have lost it with not only a patient but with family members as well. They need to be told and I was doing the telling. Why on earth do people have to act like idiots is beyond me but they...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Loners?
    I am not a very social person myself and I did fine in nursing school. Graduated with high honor to boot. I made one or two close like minded friends and we studied together. It is better not to get...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. New Grad interested in Trauma
    Sorry to be a downer here, but personally I would start out on a good med-surg unit first. Being a new grad is very stressful and you have ALOT to learn. I have been a nurse for 5 years now and I...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Trauma Nursing
  11. Rejection Galore
    I would be thinking of moving if it was a possiblity at all. There are hospitals in Northeast Indiana that will hire new grads and the cost of living is less than NYC. In addition, it is close enough...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Thinking of transitioning to LTC from hospital acute care...
    It is lots and lots of paperwork. More than the hospital from what I found. You do not have time to sit and chat with the residents. When I worked LTC there was some residents that the only time I...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Are any of you loyal?
    I am another person who is only as loyal to my employer as they are to me. I have seen how loyal most places are and I will watch out for myself. I go in, I do my best, and then I leave. If they...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Methotrexate??
    I feel so bad for the pt and for you. That would be one of the most difficult situations to be in. However, you did nothing wrong and there was really nothing else you could have done. Do not beat...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Am I ever going to get this?
    Yes you will eventually get it. You have been doing this for only 3 months now, so be kind to youself. Nursing school only gives you the basics and you are expected to fill in the rest throughout the...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Do you shower right after your shift?
    Yes, I take a shower when I get home. I stink and I know it after working all night long.
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What is the one thing you will absolutely not tolerate from a patient?
    Like the the other posters stated hitting, spitting, and all the rest will really get my blood boiling (except the confused pts). I am nobody's punching bag. The other thing that will have me...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. going from a hospital to a nursing home
    Personally I would try to go back to a hospital if at all possible. Going to a nursing home is not easing back into nursing. There was many times that I had multiple full code residents that were...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Did I Do Something Wrong?
    I usually do not take my patient's BP before giving diuretics. The only reason I would is if there was a reason too. You did nothing wrong as far as I could tell. It was just one of those things that...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. HIPAA Violation-Jane Doe
    Just paranoid people going overboard like they do oh so often anymore. Don't they realize how easy it is to click on the wrong name.
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How are things normally handled when census is low?
    Where I work they rotate who they call off. They always call off the PRN and then they go by the longest downstaffed date of the full and part time employees. The employees can request to be put on...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stupidest comlaint of the night award...
    Are you serious? These are the moments that I get the strong urge to smack someone upside the head!
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. One in four RNs wants a new job
    We would be more satisfied if the employers would stop treating us poorly. Right now they have the upper hand and they know it. Personally, I am looking for a new job, but I am staying in nursing. I...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. how to be invisible in nursing
    There is no way to avoid all of the cattiness. It is just there to some extent at every job I have ever had. You can avoid most of it by ignoring the gossip. My method is just walking away when my...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. New grad here. If I got cancelled for a shift do I need to make up the hours lost?
    Where I work you do not have to use your PTO if you do not mind a short check. It does not affect your benefits unless you decrease your point status. We can not help it if the census is low.
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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