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  1. Coffee is my medicine
    At least two pots per day. I justify it because I use half milk in every cup so it's healthy calcium intake. I can drink coffee and go straight to bed, no problem. Love the picture--I always joke...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. Did you keep your nursing books?
    I kept mine and have loaned them out to other people taking classes--there are just a few that I refer to all the time, and I constantly buy more references ( Introduction to Clinical Neurology by...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is your take on morphine and pancreatitis?
    I know from exerience! Blocked off my common bile duct with a gallstone and had acute pancreatitis. Six day stay until discharged the day after my lap chole. Dilaudid works, but always made me throw...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Taking care of Mom
    This really hit home. My Mom died February 26th. She had COPD, went into the clinic on Friday and got some abx. Sunday went to ER with a sat of 47%. My sisters and I got the call she had died right...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. I just need to vent to people who understand
    Woot!! You ROCK! State is stressful and you did good, pat yourself on the back!
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    OMG--pop came out of my nose on some of these!! OK, in to give meds to patient, scan bracelet, try to open little pill blister pack and flip it under the roommates bed!! I'm on my stomach...
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. for those in LTC..what songs do your residents like?
    I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett. Anything Frank Sinatra or Doris Day. Big band music.
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. for those in LTC..what songs do your residents like?
    I can only hope that when I'm in the home they let me play Metallica and watch Star Wars and The Matrix on TV!!! Rock ON!
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Ch, ch, ch, ch... changes. What are your long term goals?
    Whew! Good question. I have had my RN for just over a year now. I've changed jobs from a stand alone nursing home to a new job at a nursing home connected to a hospital (more opportunities as an...
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Becoming a Nurse After 40
    I am 48, and I do regret that I don't have that 20 years that other nurses have. I feel like I have much less time to achieve my dream job by getting my BSN or MSN, getting my Med Surg experience. I...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you all think med aides are bad idea?
    Our med techs know more pharmacology than I do--can instanly tell you about whatever obscure med just got prescribed. They are amazing. That said, take each person and evaluate their skills--not all...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. new grad & written up for the first time today at work :/
    What?!?!?! Only four days????
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Assited Living: The new skilled care
    My nursing home was seeing low census over the summer and we figured out that the new ALF in town was starting to take residents that would normally come to a nursing home because their census was...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. keys for narcotics
    LOL!!!
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Rewarding tenured staff - what have you seen?
    In my last job at 15-20-ect... years of service we had a catalog that we could pick something out of....I still sleep on my two feather pillows!!
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Way back when I was working as a CNA I took a resident to the toilet--obviously no one had toileted him in a while because he pooped out, with great difficulty I might add, a hard stool the exact...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Nurses eat their Young
    Not this topic AGAIN!!!
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. So irritated!
    LOL!!I thought it was just me...no one can figure out why all these people love cartoons!!
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Alzheimer's:  The Art Of Giving Up
    I am so sorry for your and her loss. Just last week we caught someone throwing their rings away, and gave them to their spouse for safekeeping. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease on many levels. The...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Whats with Mondays?
    Quietest duing the Super Bowl, then all heck breaks loose!
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Most important thing to know in LTC
    Keep up with your charting--don't save it all up for end of shift.
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Most important thing to know in LTC
    Because Lord knows it's always end of shift and the paperwork on a fall will make you late!
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Nursing home/LTC getting more acute
    Yeah--what's the rush to get a hospital job when the hospital comes right to you? Wound vacs, IV vanco, morphine pumps, fresh ostomies, and on and on...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. 911-ing a resident out, requires an order?
    I had a colleague who came in to pick up her check, ended up being guilted into staying due to short staffing then went to Wally World and bought a set of scrubs and shoes so she could be decent at...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Advantages of Bedside Nursing
    Woot!! Love this post, it's absolutely true!
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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