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  1. Forced Flu Shots
    Both healthsystems I work in have implemented this flu or mask this year. I got the shot simply because I've never had a problem with it in the past.... BUT.. I do have a problem when this is...
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Patients and the race card
    First, agree with everyone who says treat everyone with respect and dignity and even if you are accused of racism, you will move on with a clear heart. That being said, had one psych guy, who...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. ER. A Clinic?
    Yep same in our ER, both pedi and adults. I finally decided that people seriously don't think of going to "the EMERGENCY room". What they think of with vomiting x1 at 0300 is "hmm I should go to...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    How bout "just answer the question ma'am, please." ME (in triage with about 15 people waiting for me): Did you have a flu shot this year? HER: Well, um, no, you see, I don't believe in them,...
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Why We Don‘t Have Enough Nurses (It's Not Low Wages)
    I say just FIX the situation!!! What's the point of getting paid big money if it's all gonna be lost with a lawsuit along with our livelihoods? The hospital situation is getting worse and worse and...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Miserable. Is this how it is everywhere?
    OUCH! So sorry to hear you've gone through this. I had a similar experience, not as a new grad, but in a new specialty (PICU) where they had a "formal" preceptorship, but it was so insanely...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. 5 worse things a patient can do ...
    1. Bring your baby in to the ER for a "fever" of 99.0 ("no, I didn't take his temperature but he felt hot") and forget to bring diapers, formula and other supplies for the baby, AND for the toddler...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It's sometimes hard being a nurse of color isn't it?
    I'm glad to see this thread continue, though I'd like to hear more from the OP's perspective, since that's the topic of this thread. I do have a comment though: I think that a lot of the "but...
    Oct 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Miami NICUs
    Agree with the other posters that Miami Children's and Jackson Memorial (Holtz) are terrific. Jackson tends to get more of the bizarre cases (on all their floors), is also a teaching hospital...
    Oct 12, '07
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. Gay Boomers and nursing attitudes
    >>>Am I missing something? I was not aware that "queer" was an acceptable way to refer to homosexuals. Am I behind the times of what?[/quote] THANK YOU, I have been thinking it as my hair stands...
    Oct 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    OK phew I took the test today... AND PASSED!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe I passed it - kept reading the paper over and over and over! I used Gasparis, Woodruff (though didn't like it as much...
    Oct 12, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    OK phew I took the test today... AND PASSED!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe I passed it - kept reading the paper over and over and over! I used Gasparis, Woodruff (though didn't like it as much...
    Oct 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    LOL I've been a Laura devotee' for many years so of course I have her review course. I saw here at an Acute Skills seminar a few weeks ago - she really is as good as we all seem to think she is! ...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    LOL I've been a Laura devotee' for many years so of course I have her review course. I saw here at an Acute Skills seminar a few weeks ago - she really is as good as we all seem to think she is! ...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    WOW - not been on the board for a while but have been studying hard. CONGRATS to the folks who've passed - you're awesome! Anyone using the Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care (from...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    WOW - not been on the board for a while but have been studying hard. CONGRATS to the folks who've passed - you're awesome! Anyone using the Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care (from...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Improving Patient Satisfaction
    And just when you thought it couldn't get any more Kindergarten... Anyone ever heart of F.I.S.H.? ; (first impressions start here). If you get a kudos from a patient (I guess, never been...
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Cen Exam Question?!?!
    Agree completely with the above. The Gasparis videos offer lots of info for the CEN and also for ANY nurse out there. She's got a knack for explaining things just right. i have the videos and the...
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Possibly agency?
    Hi Everyone! I'm an ER nurse who is considering agency nursing, but it is a huge step and I'm nervous. I am considering agency because I've about had it with horrible schedules (3 nights on, one...
    Jul 17, '07
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  20. woman become amputee x4 after giving birth. Hospital to blame?
    In order for her to have surgery - any surgery, let alone such a dramatic surgery - didn't she or her husband (if she was unable) have to sign INFORMED consent??? She says she went in to give birth...
    Jul 16, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. What Makes You Feel Burnt Out??? (10 Questions)
    1. in which area of nursing are you working (ob, l&d, icu, er, med/surg, peds, hospice, etc.)? emergency dept of a county hospital 2. do you work at a hospital? if not, in what type of facility...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Male nurse crying!!!
    We had a lady in the ER once who just tanked about coded. Was only 36, with 2 young kids at home, husband hanging over here simply BEGGING her not to die. We could save her. Every single staffer...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Self Scheduling. Does it exist?
    Our unit used to do self-scheduling, but because some folks just didn't cooperate with meeting the requirements (weekends, holidays, being inflexible), they took it away. Now, I rarely get more...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    The Avatar is my Grandson, Dane, who is now 5 1/2 months old - he's my ANGEL!!! I just registered for a VonFrolio Acute Skills 2-day seminar in Key West for September - I'm so excited!!
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    The Avatar is my Grandson, Dane, who is now 5 1/2 months old - he's my ANGEL!!! I just registered for a VonFrolio Acute Skills 2-day seminar in Key West for September - I'm so excited!!
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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