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  1. God Hates Nurses Now
    Darwin was right. Long ago idiots became saber tooth food and man's overall intelligence increased. Now that we are 'civilized' we allow them to breed, in fact, some would argue they breed more...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Base Pay
    I would bet that almost none would tell you.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. condom catheters
    They are an overall lame idea to begin with (but I guess fulfill a niche). Consider any time you get it to stay on a bonus.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 700 infants exposed to TB by healthcare worker
    Since when does a hospital hire a new employee without a TB screen? I hate lawyers, but in this case....
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Nurses don't do anything
    There are always going to be naysayers and critics. The fact is that nursing is consistently rated as a very trusted profession. That being said, I would infer most people see us as hard working.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    So yes, the badges. Let's not forget the buttons, etc, ("flair") that we can 'earn'. That is the certifications, magnet status, customer service awards and the like. There are some nurses walking...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I hear Titan is nice.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Just the other day a patient asked for an "escort" to her room. Now THAT is taking customer service to a new level!
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Thanks for your input, it did occur to me it may be a cultural thing, however, policy is that NO meds be given to a pt while in house. That was explained very courteously. The visitor was non...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    No, no wonder- overall the human race is pretty pathetic, I am convinced.
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    We had a pt who was middle aged man with various complaints. He was from an eastern European country, spoke little English. No clear diagnosis, malaise, N&V, change in mental status that came and...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How did you change?
    I worked as a transporter while I was in school. I had the luxury of seeing all the different floors in the hospital. I was lucky enough to be offered a job in my favorite area, cardiac telemetry. ...
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Cardiac Telemetry
    Telemetry floors are always busy. That is, for the pt to be there, they have a heart problem. From my experience it is rare for a patient to ONLY have a heart problem, they often have a bag full of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. Best men's watch for male nurses
    The problem with many of the watches recommended here is that they have 'knobs' and sharp edges that will catch and carry the nasties. I use a Swatch that has a very smooth bezel and profile with a...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  15. Your first experience with a dead person
    About 1/2 way through my orientation I got a code called from the telemetry folks on the 'red phone'. I was standing with two other nurses near the patient's room and in we ran. After checking for...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Getting your first RN job: The secret rules.
    Back to the original question- My advice is to get a job, any job in the hospital or institution where you think you want to work while you are in school. Many institutions will hire from within...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Alarm fatigue survey
    Great idea and topic, glad to participate
    Apr 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BA biology - PhD plant pathology
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Too late to be a nurse?
    I graduated at 60, was hired in my ideal job in a hospital 2 months later and am happily working at same for over a year now. I have stayed in good physical shape (a necessity- this job is tough)...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Medical terminology according to patients
    I was discussing an intervention regarding the patient's penis and his wife interjected "we call him little Pete" -I bit my tongue
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Humor:  The Most Essential Quality
    How else would we be able to laugh at bowel related incidents over lunch?
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    Honestly, I looked and thought "Where the He## did all of it go?" as I looked over all the deductions...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. How urgent do you consider melena to be?
    I think it would be alarming based on other criteria. Is this new to the pt, is their H&H dropping/ very low, are they symptomatic (pale, tachy, diaphoretic)? If the pt came in w a diagnosis of GI...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. K-rider administration
    That is assuming the pt can tolerate the rate. I would say 50% of pts getting a K infusion in a peripheral IV can't tolerate the max rate and need to have it slowed to minimize the irritation.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. If you are a male can you ask to only work for male patients?
    OP, this may help: It has been my observation that modesty fades over time. To the point, your female patients probably don't give a hoot who is cleaning them as long as it gets done and you are...
    Jan 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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