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  1. NICU Nurses That Have Passed RNC-NIC (and any good test takers!)
    Of course you passed, you were so ready :-). Congratulations!!
    Jul 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. What baby catches you every time?
    Kids with multiple congenital anomalies always grab my heart. They have a lot of issues, but are interesting and something about them just pulls me in, they are so beautiful in their own way. Lots...
    Mar 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. discrimination against female docs
    They can in some states... ;)
    Jan 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. New and 'fun' things
    And who among us hasn't done that, right?? ;)
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. New and 'fun' things
    Um, the light bulb in his ceiling burned out and he was using the flashlight to see to change the bulb. He unfortunately was naked and accidentally fell on the flashlight at which point it inserted...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Cops and Nurses
    This is more the case where I live. Police officers will target areas right outside the hospital right around shift change. Especially in the morning, there can be several cars with nurse drivers...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. High-Value and Low-Value Patients
    Your post sure gave me pause to think. It is disappointing that there is a perception of hierarchy of patients and disease--although I do agree with you that this exists. I think your candor is a...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I Feel like a bad nurse. Feedback please
    You're exactly where I would expect you to be at this point! Give yourself some time. When you do something well--even something you might not think is a big deal--give yourself credit. That will...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. discrimination against female docs
    We love our female docs where I work. They're pretty awesome :).
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Are headaches a contrainidcation for 12 hour shifts?
    Wow, thanks GrnTea! This info was helpful to at least one of us :). Off to research this...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Insanity that is  APA in Nursing School
    I wouldn't argue with you ;). You do need a working knowledge of APA because the headings/content, etc., can't really be formatted by even the best software. The real benefit is the "edges" of the...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Graduating soon . . . told by preceptors "stop trying to be perfect"
    Something else, if you are focusing on doing everything perfectly, sometimes you miss the forest for the trees. Some things need to be done exactly--for instance you want to keep sterile procedures...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. The Insanity that is  APA in Nursing School
    I don't even write in full sentences in my charting narrative, lol. But I do currently use APA format in my MSN program and did through nursing school as well. With the proper software (PERRLA)...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Didn't know where to put this, but help?
    I don't know that bleach would have been necessary with MRSA/VRE exposure. We use bleach for C. Dif, but not the others.
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Bedside Reporting- your thoughts
    Wow, y'all must have incredible time management skills to be able to plan to the minute the next time you will be in to check on each patient. I'm sure that's a testament to your wonderful...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Question for those who do head/body cooling
    umcRN, have you had any problems with cooling on ECMO?
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. What do you do about leaks?
    Agree with the others. But, technically, many are incubated as well as intubated :cool: And swearing somehow really does help, lol.
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. When patients and visitors are rude
    And this is another issue that comes along with this problem. Patients and/or visitors complain to a Charge Nurse, management or patient relations and blame gets placed squarely on the nurse. No...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. observing nursing errors as a PCT
    I wouldn't do anything now. If you see something in the future that bothers you, please speak to the nurse. I think, for the vast majority of times, if there is a problem, it should be addressed by...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  20. Why do I even bother anymore?
    At a minimum, anything that is posted about my hospital that can potentially be perceived as not positive will lead to a meeting with your department manager, HR and admin. And from what I've heard,...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. Second Interview--Did I Ruin My Chance?
    GrnTea (which is what I am drinking right now on this cold, rainy day), you made some great suggestions. I am not sure about your phrase "They will rise to this challenge :)", however. I nursed...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. How to overcome anxiety/stress at the hospital you volunteer for
    A lot of the equipment used at hospitals can be quite daunting. Don't worry about feeling overwhelmed! Honestly, your feelings are NOT pathetic, but demonstrate good observation of your environment...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. MS, OB or Onco Patients?
    We empty our patients' ostomies with a 10 ml syringe, that's pretty convincing in my book ;-). And with the average size of patient being around one-two kilos, we never have to use a hoyer, lol. ...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. MS, OB or Onco Patients?
    Newborn ICU. There is a lot of technology and when things are quiet, there are babies to hold :dummy1:. It's challenging and can truly be heartbreaking, but these kiddos are amazing! The things we...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hourly Rounding in an ER
    The thing is, as an RN, I have always checked on my patients all the time, one way or another. Charting that is the big time waster. When my elderly parents have been in the ER (generally for...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants


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