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  1. Potassium Chloride Overdose Leads To Nursing Home Patient Death
    that's something i learned in the first 6 months of getting my lvn... not a very cool thing to say.
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Overstimulated and man problems but I am a good nurse
    I had the same man problems a few years ago. I finally sat him down one day (when things were neutral) and just told him to let me unwind an hour or so when I get home. I told him that I've spent 12+...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Suicidal man at nurses' station
    I have no disdain toward psych patients. I did not say anything within earshot of this patient. I said he was a potential danger because he's suicidal and could have a weapon. I understand that there...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. North 14 - The room where the patient died.
    The opposite of "loud":lol2:
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Suicidal man at nurses' station
    I agree... Oh, and I forgot to add, the patient had a dripping colostomy bag, too (he was only in his 30-40's poor thing). But it did drip poop on the brand new $300 apiece "family chairs" admin just...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Suicidal man at nurses' station
    LOL! Well, I would have said more but the last time I had an issue with him was when he had guaranteed a VIP pt that she would have her bath at 9am sharp every morning. Of course, all hell was...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Suicidal man at nurses' station
    This happened last week at work... About 1500, I walk around the corner into the nurses' station and see all the nurses, the CNO and the asst. admin standing there. I asked what is going on and one...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Thoughts on improving caring
    I work with a nurse that "cares" and her patients love her. She gets the gold stars from management and generally just kisses their a$$. She doesn't "get" the "nursing" part of it though. She does...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Will never write order again w/o permission from doc
    This is how I feel about it. She arrived early, said her goodbyes and wanted to go ahead and terminate support. It reminds me though, that when it comes down to it, that you can't trust just anyone....
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Will never write order again w/o permission from doc
    This RN is one of those people that you look forward to your shift when you know she is working. Great nurse, friendly and doesn't mind helping out if you need it. A supervisor let it slip this...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Taking good body mechanics too far?
    No way would I do it. I've had a back injury that took several trips to the OR and changing jobs for a year to recover from. Letting patients pull on you is a big no-no. Being "confident that you...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Sorry, helping is just not an option.
    You shouldn't be doing this. The RN that admitted the patient is responsible for this. If the company cannot provide the services the physician ordered then the patient needs to be discharged. It's...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. How to get faster at med pass
    If the group of nurses I work with and I have "talkers", we have each other or the unit secretary call our spectra link after a few minutes. We say "I'm sorry, but another patient needs me now" and...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. First Shift -- is this exhaustion normal?
    I've noticed that I feel much better now that I'm on a good vitamin and no cokes. I take protein bars or fruit to work and eat it when I have a minute. A full 30 minute lunch is out of the question...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Supervisor upset because I have another job!
    This is very unprofessional of her and in my opinion, immature. We all have to look out for ourselves and that's what you are doing - and it's perfectly fine. If it were me, I would file a grievance...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Did you already know that area of nursing you wanted to be in before graduation?
    My mother (parents are both nurses) gave me great advice when in I graduated. She told me to not be afraid to try any specialty that I had the opportunity to. I took that advice and ran with it. I've...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Rehab Nursing advice please...not a real nurse?
    There is nothing wrong with working rehab, whether you are an LVN OR RN. You'll be fine... Tell the naysayers to mind their own business.
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. Personal info was shared -HIPPA violation?
    It's illegal to work on a visitor's visa... Definitely a violation
    May 23, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  19. How do you like being an LPN/LVN?
    I love, love, love my job! I think it all depends on the state you work in as to what your scope of practice is. That, of course, can limit where you can work. If I was in a state that limited me to...
    May 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Houston pay
    Well, I'm not sure about RN because I'm an LVN, but (maybe) I can give you a range to start with! I have been an LVN for 6 years; mostly tele/med/surg. IV certified, wound vac exp, do all my own...
    May 22, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Gave experimental UK drugs
    We have the drug name and dose info. But one of the concerns I had was about crushing them. I found out that the patient is enrolled in a clinical trial for one of the drugs in the UK. The other one...
    May 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. I feel like nursing is not my thing...
    We all have these kinds of shifts... Had one myself last week. My question is, instead of criticizing you, why wasn't the charge helping you? She was obviously watching you pretty closely anyway.......
    May 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Gave experimental UK drugs
    I worked Wed & Thurs 12's. I had a pt that had meds ordered that I had no clue what they were for. She and her husband insist they be given at exactly 9, 15, & 18. Not during the allotted 30 min...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. I Can't Make a Decision!!!  Help me Please?!
    Office job! You can always go PRN at the hospital or take an agency position. Work a couple days a month or so just to keep the hospital experience on your resume. That really made a difference on my...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. GUM! Can you chew it on shift?
    Oh, and I do chew gum! I take medication that makes my mouth very dry and since drinks are banned, well...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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