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  1. HIPAA violation or heads-up?
    Could you make a progress note stating what the patient did and that you were "firing" him as a patient? The progress note goes with him with his medical records and the new provider can see what...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Obese inmate execution??
    I know of several nurses, including myself, who can place a 18g in anybody in 3 sticks or less. I would be more than happy to volunteer my services to the state of Ohio. The arguement that IV sticks...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. how to ask patient for pain scale score correctly?
    With me it was dependent upon how many times I had seen them in the ER that month. If it was their 20th visit for HA, backache, abd pain, etc. I would say, "On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being no pain...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Nursing Theory: Does anyone have a nursing theory paper that I can borrow? :(
    I know that this is a novel concept, but why don't you sit down and write your own paper.
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Stupid things that nurses say
    I used to always say, "You're going to feel a little prick" whenever I drew blood or started an IV. I didn't realize what I had been saying until a 90 year old woman looked at me and said,...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Finally decided to quit nursing
    I wish you the best. I understand completely. I've been a RN for 8 years and this is going to be my last year. My goal is to be in a different career by 2013. Good luck!
    Mar 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. EHRs stink!
    [quote=DookieMeisterRN;5834163]What specifically is keeping you from charting until the end of your shift? Using the EMR is way quicker than paper charting on 2 billion different forms. You HAVE to...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you answer your phone on your day off?
    My employer must think I'm a lush because everytime they call I tell them I've been drinking. It immediately stops all phone calls from them for the rest of the day. If I didn't tell them that, they...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Agency, agency, agency - so frustrated!
    Sometimes travel nurses are used to cover a medical leave for someone or to help cover vacation time. In these cases they only need a nurse for a short time and that person needs to be experienced. I...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Gripes Galore...Need ADVICE!!
    If you are getting this upset over not getting the "respect that you deserve" in nursing school, how do think you are going to feel when you are actually working as a nurse? Just because you have a...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What HAVE you said to patients???
    When I was putting a foley in a drunk 19 year old college boy he kept saying, "Isn't it nice? " To which I replied, "Well, I'm having a little problem finding it. I guess they grow them small in...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Low diastolic = 911?
    I haven't seen this mentioned yet. How high did you pump your cuff up to? Maybe the 120 was the diastolic reading. I've taken care of many patients with pressures of 200's/ 110's-130's. Which that...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Sex in a LTC...is this ok?
    I just hope when I'm an old man in the nursing home that I can rise to the occasion if it ever presented itself. I think I would be too embarrassed to go ask the nurse for a viagra or a condom. ...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    Heck, changing lightbulbs, mopping floors, and doing admiting functions after 2300 has been part of my duties for years. We joke all the time that in the hospital I work in why do we need the...
    Nov 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Macaroni & Cheese
    It took me 20 minutes to figure this out. Then it was funny.
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Is it ok to send resume directly to unit director, and not just online to HR?
    As a former nurse manager, anytime someone stopped into my unit uninvited to solicit a job, they were told to go to HR and fill out an application. After that, that person got moved to the bottom of...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dansko Shoes are killing my feet!!!
    I've been in healthcare for 10 years and had always worn Dansko clogs. I would swear by them. Last year, my old pair finally wore out and I purchased a new pair. The new pair absolutely KILLED my...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. Honors BSN unable to find job. Can the college be sued?
    Going about with frivolous lawsuits is really going to make someone want to hire you.
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Please is anyone willing to critique my resume!!!
    Having been in nursing management in the past, I reviewed numerous resumes. I would have thrown yours in the trash immediately. I'm sorry. Not trying to be harsh, but your resume just doesn't say...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Memorial Hermann is planning on unpaid GN intersnship
    Many professionals in other fields complete unpaid interships in order to gain experience or to get their foot in the door. Personally, I think this could be a good option for some new grads who are...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Mandatory White Uniforms for RN's- your experience
    Just another thought on this subject of wearing all white, doesn't some asian countries view the color white as being associated with death? Would patients that come from those countries or have ties...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What's your favorite computer charting program?
    Meditech Magic is horrible. However, Meditech 6.0 is extremely easy to use and is based upon using a mouse instead of F keys. I have used numerous EMRs and I actually think EPIC was the worst one...
    Jun 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Comfort Food After a  L o n g  Shift
    After a bad night shift, I crave the heart attack on a plate- hashbrowns, biscuits, bacon, and sausage patties all covered in gravy. Maybe I'm just subconsciously trying to give myself a MI so I...
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What Stethoscope to purchase?
    The best steth I have is an Allheart brand cardiology. It cost $25 bucks and you can hear mice burp a mile away with it.
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. hotel stays
    I stayed in a hotel when I traveled. I was about 2 hours from home and worked 7p-7a. I talked with the hotel manager about the situation and he worked it out to where I checked in at 730am after I...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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