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  1. Frustrated with my agency- any advice?
    Thanks, y'all for the advice. I did talk to my agency- I got home the other day to find a message asking me to work. I was out all day, with my cell phone and a change of clothes, but no one called...
    Feb 12, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  2. am I wrong?
    I have read this enitre thread and have just seethed with horror and disgust and loathing along with everyone else. And then I read your new news and the expressions of elation and have just been...
    Feb 5, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Frustrated with my agency- any advice?
    I have worked agency for about 4 months and am not sure how to best handle this situation. When I first started with my agency, I was offered more hours than I could handle every week. They knew...
    Feb 4, '03
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  4. The Doctor oncall told me not to call him
    It never ceases to amaze me how being a good nurse is often in direct opposition to being a "good employee." [/B][/QUOTE] Truer words were never spoken! If I had a nickle for every time my...
    Feb 4, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Survey: Do you believe the nursing shortage is contributing to medication errors?
    What really amazes me is the attention this kind of thing attracts from the media. Any kind of mistake that takes place in a hospital is blown up for an hour on Nightline, or makes a headline in...
    Feb 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What are some of the most ridiculous  things patients have asked of you?
    This reminds me of a patient from Urgent Care. A supposed virgin, she had a positive hcg. She was something like 13 or 14, so when I went to tell her the results I was trying to be gentle. She was...
    Feb 1, '03
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. J&J co nursing promo- *****??
    It is easy for me to understand why these ads hit so close to home with us. Those who deal with both the ups and downs of any profession would certainly be annoyed to see ads portraying smiling...
    Jan 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I have tears of laughter about the late night TV show on large, unmanageable scrotums and the spanking clean, freshly powdered prolapsed uterus!!!!!!!!!. :roll It embarrasses me deeply to...
    Jan 17, '03
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Ready to give up....
    "I would have felt like I was running or that they had "chased me out" if I leave, but I do have to do something. I worked too hard to be a nurse, and I will not let anyone else determine my future...
    Jan 17, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone in Tennessee???
    Y'all are making me so homesick my heart hurts! I was born in Memphis, raised in Jackson, and most recently lived in Franklin. Those of you in the area, do you know the O'More School of Design? ...
    Nov 28, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Beating my head against the wall
    Patients have rights. Nurses have rights. Smokers and nonsmokers have rights. What NOBODY has is the right to have everything he or she wants, all the time, regardless of the circumstances and...
    Jul 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 12 Hour Shifts
    I used to work 5 8's a week and when I switched to 3 12's, it was pretty hard at first but there is no way I would ever go back to my previous schedule. I live about 30 minutes from town, so by the...
    Jul 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Wasting time for what is right (long post,sorry)
    Well, being naive and paranoid must have their benefits.... Every word I chart I am so conscious of someone reading later. I could not imagine having the...er, um... brass testicules.. to...
    Jul 5, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Actual Sentences Found In Patients Hospital Charts
    My personal favorite, in reference to an elderly female pt: "I was about to commence with the rectal exam when the pt's daughter inofrmed me that the last fellow who attempted a rectal exam was...
    Jul 5, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. What are some of the most ridiculous  things patients have asked of you?
    This was not actually a request by the pt but more like a heinous deception from her SO... pt was a 20-yr-old G4P4, all by the same guy. At her postpartum appt we decided to bring up the concept...
    Jul 5, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Wasting time for what is right (long post,sorry)
    This Dr actually LIED in your chart!?!? :eek: We learned in nursing school that this is the most unforgivable sin of all. How do people get away with this stuff? :confused:
    Jul 4, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I lost one of my best friends today
    I've always heard that we should all strive to be as wonderful as our dogs think we are. There is no love quite like that unconditional love, and losing it is truly devastating. Our prayers are...
    Jul 4, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Belly Piercing/Tattoo
    I do not have any children, body piercings, or tattoos, and so have read through this thread solely for amusement, but I do have one thing I'd like to just toss into the gumbo here... Why is it,...
    Jun 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. C'mon brag a little!!!!!
    Thanks, shellybelly and andrewsgranny, and here's to office nurisng! I have always worked in offices, and love the continuity I get with my patients. Mosty I have worked OB-GYN and love that more...
    Jun 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. welcome to the hilton...please dont forget to tip your waitress
    OH. P.S....... A man who checked in with "dizziness" apologized profusely for making our day busy- he had a BP of 50/18 had was dx'd with a GI bleed. A sweet old lady who was bleeding buckets from...
    Jun 12, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. welcome to the hilton...please dont forget to tip your waitress
    As I read these posts, I am reminded that one of the things I love most about urgent care is the very limited time that we spend w/ pts, but with some of them, 5 minutes is about 10 too many! I...
    Jun 12, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What Would Your T-Shirt Say?
    German for constipation.........Farfrompoopen I have always liked that one! :chuckle
    May 28, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Funny Signs
    My mother and I both have a tendency to confuse what signs are really trying to say. She got stumped at Penny's one day by "Watch batteries while you wait." (Who would want to watch batteries?) ...
    May 28, '02
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. nursing superstitutions.....any truth in???
    :uhoh3: Too weird! The 3 years I spent in OB, I always had the same set of scrubs on every time we had a fetal demise or missed AB. Did not wear those scrubs again till I went to urgent care. ...
    May 24, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Let's Go Back in Time....
    My boards were awful, totally not what I expected- only 80 questions and at least 75 on cultural concerns (Do Muslims eat ham? etc). I was certain I failed. My parents were visiting me when my...
    May 24, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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