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  1. Fed up with this RN
    I find rolling my eyes when nobody can see makes me feel better. Since I'm not quitting my job, I find it's in my best interest to ignore the more annoying parts of my co-workers.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    I could cover the walls of my house with rules that are made, then bent and broken. Sometimes the rules need to be broken. Sometimes they're so stupid they're never going to be followed. The whole...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Documenting for someone else
    I do not sign off on things I didn't do, unless I've witnessed them myself. It's a personal policy. A line I won't cross. What you're being asked to do is all kinds of illegal.
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    When I consider how we turn ourselves inside out to make the patient happy, I'm thrilled that at least one staff member gets to break the rules. I'd pet that dog, and give the MD an attaboy.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Adult Depends/Underwear
    In a boarding home, or assisted living, the client has to be able to care for themselved with minimal assist, n order to live there. Sit to stands are not compatible with this facility.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Adult Depends/Underwear
    There is no debate about the Depend question. It wasn't the best idea. I think the OP threw it out there because the alternative for this resident/client is LTC. grad2012RN reviewed her options...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Acronyms: Where's the COW?
    Our COWs are corralled in the med room. We don't call them COWs though. Computer is generally what we say. Something about a patient thinking we were calling them a cow.
    Jul 23
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    If you get dinged by Joint Commission, then something is out of compliance with their regulations. Something stacked to close to the ceiling? You get dinged Cleaning supplied under the sink? You get...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    Doesn't the hospital have to pay JC for the survey? Why would JC find anything too wrong, when the person they're sanctioning, is the one who wrote the check? I think my cynical side is showing.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    Why don't they just hire more nurses? If you have to hire more support staff to free up the nurse, why not just hire more nurses and decrease the nurse/patient ratio?
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    No means No. As far as I'm concerned, that extends to nursing and health care, as long the one saying "no" is completely oriented. I can't imagine any other area in our society when saying "no" means...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I want to work with you.
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I have no idea what I'd do in a similar situation. Two scenarios come to mind. Fight or flight. What other choice is there? If you can't run, and you can't subdue, what else is there to do but...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    I can't imagine being that female patient. At the mercy of my caregivers. The only avenue of communication is a head shake. Yes or No. And I'm ignored. It seems like the student had a lot...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Black listing
    "Are they eligible for rehire". That's a legal question from one HR to the next. The answer to that question can be true, false, or manufactured to be either.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Black listing
    It makes me wonder who management was after. The bad apple, or the OP. It's shocking when you do everything right, and the worst that can happen, happens. When you do everything right, and those...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. When the bad seems to outweigh the good...
    I allow myself the long commute home to feel miserable. That's usually enough time. Then I forgive myself for being human, and hope that anyone I harmed can forgive me too.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Double the staff....
    Where I work, incidents are viewed as a failure of the nurse involved. If an error occurs, it has to be because the nurse wasn't organized. Took too many breaks. Didn't ask for help. Didn't...
    Jul 18
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  19. Getting older...feeling forced out
    I seriously fear for my job at least once a week. Ten years ago I'd have quit and moved on. If I quit now, only the places nobody wants to work would hire me.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    I was being honest. This nurse doesn't have time to do everything I have to do in a twelve hour shift. If other nurses are honest they'll admit to the same. Since I work nights, labs are drawn...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    What I responded to on my first post was: One lab draw. One. Not several one tube draws. Not one a day. Not IVFs, not peripheral sticks. JUST ONE DRAW. Do I feel callous that I'd do that?...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    What exactly does "I'm just stunned mean", because I interpret all kinds of negative comments.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    My post obviously hit a nerve with you and you personalized it. I'm sorry for the illness that required you to have a port. All you saw was "callous", and you interpreted what I posted as ...I...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    I worked in a LTC once where a resident literally used the call light every 10 minutes day and night. No exagerration. Her room was at the end of the hall. A 50 ft hall. Fifty feet from the nursing...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    I definitely wouldn't slam them. "Easy" and "best" don't have to be disparate. In this very narrow situation regarding drawing blood, FOR ONE LAB, I would understand why my fellow nurse made the...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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