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  1. really struggling with my decision...chewed out by another rn!
    Situations like this make me crazy! No professional should be allowed to speak to another professional in that manner. I concur with the advice you have received so far: make sure your manager knows...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. nursing and overtime?
    There are some places that have "mandatory overtime" and there are some places that get upset if staff works overtime to finish their shift work....That said, my experience is that if you are willing...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. OMG! why does everyone HATE NURSING!
    Read some of the stories in the "sticky" about why people became nurses....not all of us hate our profession!:redbeathe
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. problems with the old folks - sorry long
    See if you have an organization in your area that helps families who are needing to make these decisions...some type of Senior Resource center or Counsel on Aging. I am glad you are taking him to...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A bunch of questions!
    Dissolving crushed meds in warm water makes them dissolve easier. Don't crush Carafate..drop the whole pill in a capsule and it will dissolve on it's own. I have known nurses to put syrup-y meds in...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What I didn't get in school...
    I agree, your instructors let you down! When you get hired and meet with your preceptor be ready to discuss what you hope to get out of orientation. Make sure the other staff members know you are...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Time management forms
    This is so individual...I don't think two people where I work use the same form! "google" nurse report sheets and you will find dozens to trial. Good luck!
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What's a good book to read about the realities of nursing
    Bed Number Ten is an excellent but sad book about a pts experiences in ICU. It has to be special ordered and I think is thirty bucks but worth every penny. I passed it around to all the cnas on...
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Question for charge nurses
    I agree, if you don't think you want it and you still enjoy bedside nursing, don't do it!! It took me having a melt down in my managers office to convince her that i didn't want and couldn't handle...
    Jan 8, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Bed Number 10
    Nurse2be, I actually posted about this book last summer. I think everyone in nursing should have to read this book! I even gave the title to the instructors for the cna students that come to our...
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. a nurse with panic disorder
    I think panic disorder/attacks are much more prevelant than any one realizes. ( as evidenced by the above). I have been on trazadone for a couple of years now and do well on it. I never knew what...
    Nov 26, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How would you feel about taking care of a patient as the one described?
    sounds like a new born to me!!!!:D
    Nov 20, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. had my gall bladder out 10 days ago
    When my surgeon found out I am a staff nurse on an ortho/med-surge floor he said I had to be off two week minimum because "you girls work to hard wo enough staff". He would have been willing to...
    Oct 21, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Newly licensed and ready to begin my "New Life", but scared to death!
    / lauraz...please go to the nursingspectrum.com web site, nurse to nurse link and click on posting titled "to help those newly graduated"...scroll down until you find a response that begins "friend...
    Jul 3, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Looking for a poem I think I read here...
    hi janfrn, i have this poem on my e-mail site but can't figure out how to post it here ( computers aren't my best friend and my son isn't awake!) it was posted on apr 18 and the poster is...
    Jun 30, '01
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Nurse Tracking Devices: Whats Your Opinion?
    when my husband was a pt recently the nurses at the facility he was in carried phones. i found it very distracting to have that phone going off several times when she was going over post op...
    Jun 29, '01
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Nurse Tracking Devices: Whats Your Opinion?
    / we have been using a tracking system for a couple of years now. it does have some advantages: you can look on the console at the desk ans see where an employee is instead of having to run up and...
    Jun 27, '01
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Interesting Books!!!!!
    i knew you would want to know the author of that book. I confess, i was too lazy to go find the book yesterday so I could tell you...sigh. it is BED NUMBER TEN by Sue Baier and Mary Zimmeth...
    Jun 25, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Interesting Books!!!!!
    i agree that echo heron's book are good, but i must say i found intensive care by her to be depressing. i ran across a really good book last summer and gave it to all the cnas i work with that are...
    Jun 24, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. thanks for your prayers
    just wanted to thank all of you who sent out a prayer last week for my husband. His surgery went well and he is home and feeling stronger everyday.now come the hard part, figuring out how much and...
    Jun 16, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. please say a prayer
    in your busy day today could you please add to your list of "things to do" to say a prayer for my husband ? his gastric bypass surgery is this morning and while we both have very good feelings about...
    Jun 11, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Honestly: Do you wear gloves every time?
    alot of nurses have trouble finding the right fit with gloves...esp the ones with small hands, even our small gloves slide right off them. I have a hard time starting ivs with gloves on but I always...
    Jun 3, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I passed my CNA test.....m
    Sheryl, good for you!Are planning to go on to nursing school? We could use more people like you that stand their ground? Just be prepared for the current cna's to be upset when they find out how...
    May 28, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does anybody remember when??............
    wow, this is interesting and I am enjoying it for two reasons...first it makes me smile to think about alll the "stuff" i"d forgotten but most importantly I have found some nurses that are as old if...
    May 28, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Funny things patients say !
    I admitted a pt today that told me the only surgery she ever had was a "tubal litigation" and that one of her home meds is "thenofiofaline"(theophylline)! Gotts love 'em!
    May 27, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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