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  1. Why Do I Care?
    Nice. How many times have you called a Rapid Response because your LPN/ADN education did not prepare you to stabilize a patient? How many times have you called for an ICU nurse to start an IV or...
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why Do I Care?
    "And then someone calls us mean and nasty, implies that we're just jealous of opportunities we haven't grasped for ourselves or says that the only reason we're against job hopping is because we're...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ranting on the New Grads
    Every Freshman student should start a professional portfolio the first week of college. You should keep a record of every APA paper, research project, poster project, professional...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. If you think you need to call the MD, CALL THE MD!!!!
    In other words listen to your gut even if it's hanging over your pants. If you don't, it's a sure thing that you will be there two hours past the end of your shift.
    Feb 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Why Do I Care?
    (1) I stopped feeling a sense of commitment and loyalty to my employer when the defined benefit pension plan was eliminated. There really is no incentive to stay in a position for the long haul...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why Do I Care?
    I don't know who the hell you think you are but that was just cruel.
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why Do I Care?
    Could you translate COB and NETY into English. thanks.
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. is this legal
    diabetic, CRI and failure to wean. Does palliative care mean to kill people as quickly as possible?
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. is this legal
    this man was 64 years old, he wanted to live
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. is this legal
    An estranged family member says put him on end of life care. The Palliative care people tell a new nurse to take the propofol off the pump and run it wide open until the breathing stops. The...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Question re: OG tube - New in ICU
    Always order a flat plate of the abdomen for gastric tube placement. you will sleep better
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Feeling like Im back in high school...
    You deserve better working conditions. It is so difficult when you love the actual work but your coworkers are just plain lazy and indifferent. The culture of this unit is just bad. This is not...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    Ask a neurologist if he or she gets the flu/H1N1 vaccine. I bet they hem and haw because they have all seen an immunocompromised or auto- immune disorder person trached and pegged due to Guillan...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  14. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    I am not particularly religious so I don't mind working Christmas or Easter. New Years is not a big deal either. I do like having the Summer holidays off, those nights are just way too busy.
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Person impersonates nurse 27 years before she was caught.
    I worked in a community hospital about 15 years ago. One of the House Supervisors worked there as an RN for over ten years. It was discovered that she really had an expired LPN license from a...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    Yes, you let her "criticize" you and have "hissy fits" until she feels that you are competent to function independently. You are not equals. She is your teacher. She has years of skill and...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    You know it reallly is not worth getting worked up about. The inside of the end cap is sterile and so is the fluid. You need to accept that you have a preceptor who has her way of doing...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Written up and confused.
    The original poster needs to transfer out of that unit asap or line up another job. If the new manager did this, what's to stop her from making allegations of something like diverting...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Disrespectful coworkers
    For whatever reason, they want to make you miserable. Being quiet and withdrawn lets them know that they are pushing your buttons. It is time to establish yourself as the person in charge. ...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Why are hospitals more interested in taking on new grads in the ICU?
    they also don't know **** about ICU nursing
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Pulled from floor by "Men in Black"
    Notify your malpractice insurance carrier of this potential suit.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Why does every unit have a princess?
    just be able to identify these people.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Why does every unit have a princess?
    The next time that you are alone with ms princess ask her in a neutral voice: so how does it FEEL to manipulate everone and get away with it
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. If a phlebotomist corrected you on order of draw, what would you do?
    the original poster didn't say what the issue was between her and the lab tec
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Must-have gadgets for the nursing student
    The best student that I have ever was a very quiet young lady who was unlike any student that I had ever known. She came prepared. She was absolutely focused on the lecture and did not take...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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