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  1. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esme, hope these messages find you healing and feeling on the mend! We need your wit and wisdom...here is a virtual hug, along with good thoughts and good karma. <3 <3
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I have found over the years of driving in snow (and if there is a blizzard it is a mortal lock that I am working) that 4WD pales in comparison to good snow tires. Rugged snow tires make all the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Shoulder surgeries and recovery time
    As an employee I wasn't allowed back without clearance. But I doubt I would have been able to manage clinicals. Don't know about an arthroscopic repair. And yes I meant arthroscopic not lap. ...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Shoulder surgeries and recovery time
    I was out of work for 12 weeks after my SLAP tear. You could probably manage school after a few days but it is really, really painful (just warning you). You also need PT. Mine was an open...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Having worked for many years as a non-union employee, I was forced to work on two separate occasions when there was a lockout of my nurses. I find it interesting that every one of the...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. advice for a new RN
    I'm glad you feel that you don't know anything because trust me, you don't! That was said tongue in cheek but to emphasize that you are going to learn more in 6 months than you did all through...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Goodbye...
    Please don't go. I love your posts and always smile when I see your user name. I totally enjoy your point of view! Hope you reconsider.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    I so would have done that with you, especially behind closed curtains. I wouldn't have spread it around either which is how such things cause dismissals. I am willing to bet two things. One,...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Select all that apply...
    And practice practice practice them because NCLEX is loaded with SATA questions.
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    I always say (tongue in cheek) that if I had know that I could get SSDI for these, I would have reconsidered my career options. Makes me crazy.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    Or Sexual Harassment training...Quid pro quo, Clarice?
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I hate this too...but if the TP dispensers weren't locked at my facility I would be happy to change them. We don't have a key but it would be a little awkie to call someone even if we did. And...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Nursing School Oopsies
    I did that too! Sounded like a gunshot. Thought I was the only one ever...glad to hear differently!
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    This! I get so aggravated with allergies. Had a patient tell me he was allergic to alcohol and we could only use chloraprep on him. I didn't bother to tell him that a main ingredient of...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Attention tall nurses!!!
    Super Shoe has a good selection of tall scrubs in all sizes... I also like the Med Couture brand because they are longer in the leg. I am long legged and long waisted and they fit me nicely.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Having trouble understanding the different types of NG tubes
    Just to add...at my hospital (and I suspect others) only the ICU is allowed to give meds or tube feeds through an NGT unless specifically ordered by an MD, and this is usually on a one time order...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. How to assess central lines?
    We also measure length of the line from skin to clave and circumference of upper arm...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    ^^THIS^^
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Keep my cell phone......or landline
    We send out mass texts for staffing and I love it. If you don't want to work, don't answer. It actually makes me feel less guilty than if they left a message and I ignored the phone call (weird I...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    I had an oncologist recently tell me all about the evils of medical marijuana...he said (sneeringly) in conclusion that "basically it's just a legal way to get high". Uhhhh excuse me, but what...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    Dead quiet for a change, midnight, everyone was charting...a resident came in to do a rectal exam on an 80-something woman. All of a sudden we hear "YOU'RE IN MY VAGIIIIIINNNNNAAAAAAA". We all fell...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Ebola
    Other countries spray aircraft before you get off the plane. It isn't antiviral but to protect from mosquito borne illness as well as to protect their agriculture. I have been wondering why we...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Coworker dies unexpectedly.....
    So sorry for your loss. Happened to us about a month ago. Still feels weird not to have him at work...hugs to you.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Do you ever contend with pesty ancillary staff?
    That's why I work nights as well. The benefits outweigh the negatives. Plus -- all patients go to sleep at 2100 and sleep alllll night, right? :roflmao:
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Bullying-Need Advice with First Hospital Job
    I'm not trying to be unkind but you are in your fourth week, right? There are lots of things you mentioned here that you SHOULD know by this time. Checking vitals with a new admit? Have you not...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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