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  1. What do you think of 11 am- 7 pm shift?
    It is better than nights at least.
    8:19 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why I Am Grateful To Be Working On Thanksgiving Day
    My child had a medical emergency today. I gratefully thanked the paramedics, nurses, doctors and emergency staff for being there when my child really needed them. Emergencies don't always happen when...
    Nov 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Fundraising Ideas
    What exactly are you raising funds for? Do you really need a fundraiser for your goals? This is the time of year where fund-raising for many causes goes crazy and potential donors are flooded with...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Afraid of loosing my job
    For many of us, nursing is really a performing art. Can we nominate others for best actor/actress awards? I don't think of bringing out those soft skills as "faking it". It is one of those skill...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Education/ Career Development
    Look for the books by Atul Gwande. He is writing from the perspective of the doctor, but is focus is mostly on the patients, and it is something we can all relate to easily. They are all recent, and...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Cruise Ship Nursing Anyone?
    I had to smile reading the posts. My sister just got back from a cruise. She described her fellow passengers as mainly from the newly-wed, nearly-dead, or over-fed people.
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Does it ever get better?
    I think you have mainly had very bad jobs. When you do find a better job, you will have something to compare it with. Having a bad job for a short time isn't always a bad thing. Thanks are extra....
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Shift work is a big reason for all this tiredness. A lot of us work nights, if not full time, then at least part of the time. It is exhausting working against our default circadian rhythm.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Justifiable situations when to break policy?
    A former coworker of got into nursing because of some nurses who broke protocol. Her mother was dying of cancer and she was a 10 year old girl at the time. In those days there was strict rules...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Do You Have A Close Relationship With Your Higher Ups?
    Does this manager have the power to create a position for you? jadelpn makes a good point about who dictates budget. Be careful that you didn't read too much into that first interview. Unless he...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. graduating in may, getting married
    Mention the wedding when the schedule is being made up. Be prepared to forego a lengthy honeymoon depending on hospital policy. When I got married in the October after graduation during my first...
    Nov 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    I have been in this business for almost 20 years and have never caught anything at work. Unless your immune system is weak, use handwashing, and a little common sense you will be fine. Most people...
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    I have some bandaids, gauze and some OTC meds in the cabinet at home; a cold pack stays permanently in the fridge. Maybe if I lived in a remote area where medical care was further away than a 911...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. blue tubex injector
    Mine dropped and broke several years ago. I haven't seen one since. I wish someone would make them again.
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    A DON that tracks her employees on Facebook! How creepy! You don't want to work under a controlling person like that. You dodged a bullet.
    Nov 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Not sure if I like where I am working
    Is this casual position your second job or your primary job. If it is your primary job, then make it work for now. How long have you worked there? If it is less than six months, give it time. You...
    Nov 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    As resource nurse, do you have a patient assignment on the day you do skin checks? I could see you having a problem if you do have a patient assignment you need to manage in between checking all the...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I never would have thought of that...
    A little peroxide dabbed onto a small blood spot on a sheet or your scrubs makes blood spots disappear.
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    See the commonality here: procedural units, not inpatient care.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. On Floor Tips for New Graduates
    I found it useful to print out a few commonly used policy/procedure topics at work and keep a file at home for home study after using it at work. There is a home link on my work intranet where you...
    Nov 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    At my hospital dialysis works 10 hour shifts. They do have to take call though.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    Since you will be a one-income family with young kids looking to buy a house, I would look at Florida first. California is famous for their high real estate prices. Some parts of Florida were...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The Perfect Shift: Are cameras on us?
    I transfer both of my patients out to the floor. They look good, their families are happy and leave us doughnuts. Since I have no patients left, I get sent home early.
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What do you think? (warning: vent ahead)
    Some patients think in black and white. You are either the best nurse in the world or you are evil incarnate.
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. How do you treat your nursing students?
    Things vary a lot from school to school. In my current job, I was told that I would have a student by my side every shift I worked for 12 weeks. I never saw a clinical instructor; I felt like it...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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