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  1. I'm not a nurse anymore. I'm a cashier! Yay!
    I'm just a garden variety drunk, thankfully. I've even been given benzos/narcs in acute care settings (for legit reasons obviously) and never knew what the party was all about. Which is why I find my...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. I'm not a nurse anymore. I'm a cashier! Yay!
    I still have a key restriction -- meaning I can't pass narcs or benzos for six months. If it were just needing the employer report every 3 months, I'd feel better about not mentioning anything until...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. I'm not a nurse anymore. I'm a cashier! Yay!
    /sarcasm Had a few bites on my resume, no-goes after being open up front about my monitoring program status. Even with companies that were supposedly monitoring friendly. I'm cashiering part-time...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. State Board of Nursing Meetings
    The Illuminati branch, duh.
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. EtG testing - seems impossible?
    Thanks guys. :dummy: If ya'all can't tell, I might have a tiny anxiety disorder that I may or may not have been self-medicating with alcohol to alleviate. I also have problems with control and...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. EtG testing - seems impossible?
    Thanks! This is the main book that I've been referencing. I do wish they went more into food products because I'm being a tad OCD, I realize. Talked to a woman whose 3 year program is up in July...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. EtG testing - seems impossible?
    Eeeh. Might as well post this under my real username. I'm about to enter into the Kansas Nurse Assistance Program which requires monthly urine screens for three years. One false positive will get me...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Night shift and networking
    Yes. It's definitely a lot harder to network on nights. In the over 2.5 years I've been on my unit, all of the nurses who were "promoted" to non-bedside positions (QI, case management, clinic) came...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is there a RN to RRT program out there anywhere
    RTs are just as saturated in my area, too. (Probably more so because there are fewer positions in general and the program itself is shorter/cheaper than a BSN.) Same with dental hygienists. X-ray...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Called the Nurse Manager
    I don't think the majority of people lie about their work history, esp. their recent work history, if that's what you're trying to say. (I can see omitting a job you held for a few months a decade...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Called the Nurse Manager
    I know this is an old thread but surprised no one caught this. Employers do not simply look at your resume for your job history. Your job history is tied to your social security number. Any...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Why do people insist on coming to work sick?
    !! I'd love to work where you work. And that does seem a bit unfair to you that the nurse came in sick when your workplace has such a liberal point system. But not everyone INSISTS on coming...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I'm only half-joking when I say that we suture in all of our arterial lines so that I can't pull them out when I trip over the tubing. :(
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why do people insist on coming to work sick?
    My hospital works on a point system on top of PTO. We get four call out points a year. Five is a HR visit and a mark on your record that keeps you from transferring for a year. Six is termination. ...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Your most embarrassing experience with a patient
    Literally best.post.ever. that I've read in my four-some-odd years here. I can't stop laughing.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    We also have to sign those stupid cards that go out to every patient, even if they were only on our unit for a day or two. I do sign them when we have long-term patients who are discharging (common...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Worst interview ever
    I don't really think that's an inappropriate question, actually. I work in burn ICU and the first question in my new-grad(ish) interview for the job was "So, how did you like your psych rotation...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Like, wow- WHAT?
    Actually our docs have mostly moved away from silver-based dressings for inpatient burns. We still use SSD for very deep burns or for burns that look infected from the start. But your average...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  19. Tattle tale? Or my duty to report?
    Honestly, yes, you could pay a HHA 1/3 of what the RN/LPN is getting and the family would still get what they really want which is mostly help with ADLs and a bit of time-off to work or do other...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Like, wow- WHAT?
    It might have become OTC within the last few months and I'm not aware but Silvadene basically is SSD and is not OTC. We also stock it like it's an OTC med on my unit (acute care burn) but it is not...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  21. What will a bachelors in psychology get me as a nurse?
    Dude, as a former frequent-flyer psych patient, the poster's description of psych units as motels is pretty much spot-on. Only motels where you really don't want to sit in the chairs because...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Like, wow- WHAT?
    Silvadene is not OTC.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  23. Most common (+ overlooked) reasons for abnormal vitals?
    Burns mess everything up. Even a relatively small burn can cause rebound tachycardia, fever, and hypotension without actual sepsis. (Although we get a lot of that, too.) It's always weird to get...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hospital staff/no weekends/holidays
    We have an elective cath unit that doesn't do holidays or weekends since the docs don't want to cath people on those days.
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tattle tale? Or my duty to report?
    Welcome to the world of glorified babysitting. Not saying that I haven't taken care of sick PDN kiddos but anyone who has done PDN for any period of time probably knows where I'm coming from.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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