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  1. When A Nurse Needs A Doctor.....
    With health insurance as it is today, often you need to have care at the hospital that you work at. If you go outside your faciltiy, you will need to pay more. If I need to have surgery, I would...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Just wondering, what happened to her HIPPA rights? She is a patient, why is her medical info including name, age and other info all over the news? I have been a nurse for many years and beleive that...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I agree with almost everything posted. But one of my biggest pet peeves (and I have quite a few), is the IV tubing doubled back on itself. I would throw away the tubing and get new to come back the...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    It is my belief that the phrase "above and beyond" came into play as health care became another money driven industry. Everybody wants everything right now. This works well in some places , but in...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Tell me about your first pt to code...
    My first code that I remember was off the unit in CT scan with an unstable pt. This was probably 1982. First off,no crash cart in the dept. 2nd, I was about 7or 8 mos pregnant. I remember the bed was...
    Aug 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse since 1977, started at age 20. I remember paper order sheets, glass chest tube bottles and smoking by everyone in the hospital- drs,nurses,patients and visitors. I remember when...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    I have been having vivid dreams, really nightmares about nursing. It seems some weeks I will have 3 or more and then none for several weeks. I have been a nurse for 37 yrs and within the past year...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Thank you for the wonderful, well written article. I too have personal experience with the disease. My mom has vascular dementia. The mom I grew up with is gone. Replaced by someone that remembers 50...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  9. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I have been a RN for 37 years. For the first 29 years, I had the same job as a staff/charge nurse on a med surg floor. Looking back, it was wonderful, but we did work hard. I then left and worked for...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    I had a unfortunate incident a few years ago. I was new to the hospital I was working at and was shadowing someone in the unit. I was supposed to learn more about vents and caring for vented pts. ...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    To me a difficult patient is one that thinks only of himself. For instance someone who is non complainant with their care, such as the hemo patient that misses 2 or more dialysis sessions and then...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I feel like a glorified maid
    I have been there and done that!
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. 25 Years and Counting
    Very good read and I agree where did all those years go! I have been a nurse for almost 37 years. I worked at the same place and on the same floor for the first 29 years of my career. What wonderful...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Remember the Geri-Chair?
    I found my self laughing and felt as if I was right there. Yes, I have been there. Do I consider myself a bad nurse? NO! This happened years ago when what happened, was a daily occurrence. People did...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    How wonderful this couple was able to have this last time together! You where very thoughtful.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. "Essential Personnel"
    I don't know what type of centers or hospitals everyone works at, but my sister is an SR accountant at an area hospital. She was informed that she was expected to be in, no matter how much snow was...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    This is a great topic and one of the main reasons that I left floor nursing. You may start with 6 pts, but when you send 1 or 2 home, that paper work usually takes at least 15 mins and of course the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    I agreed with your thoughts. I actually worked with someone that had necrotizing fasciitis. It was very scary time for her and for us as we took care of her. I will agree that Nurses are very...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. A feeling of impending doom
    When I left my last job, I was the nurse that had been there the longest -4 yrs. Most of the others RN's had been nurses for less than 1-2 yrs. The turnover rate was very high. It seemed as if a...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A feeling of impending doom
    One of the reasons I left hospital bedside nursing. It is scary!
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I am Making a change!
    Thanks, I have looked at the forum for Parrish nursing and I'm sure I will even more in the future.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I am Making a change!
    After several years of increasing dissatisfaction with providing bedside nursing care, I finally made the decision to do something about it. I have been a RN for over 30 yrs and provide what I...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    My very thoughts! The last shift I worked ended up being 15 hrs rather than 12 hrs- with no lunch and only 2 bathroom breaks. I am so near the edge of saying no more. I gave 10 resp trts to my 6 pts....
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Have we lost the "art" of nursing?
    Scripted hourly rounds... as long as you say the magic words, that's all that counts. Pain control, HOURLY ROUNDS, side effects. The decline in the art of nursing is what is driving so many nurses in...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I just had this discussion with a co worker recently. I have worked 12 hrs for the past 5 yrs. I like having the extra time off, but try to never do more than 2 in a row. However, we were talking...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock

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