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  1. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    At my current hospital, the ED nurses are in a mad rush to unload patients. They often call to give report before we (the floor nurses) even know we're getting a patient. It's incredibly irritating....
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    Ugh. I work with a new grad who is also the newest hire. Although the company policy says that everyone must work every other weekend, she doesn't have to work any at all. Her excuse is that she is...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing: Then and Now
    Tell me about these "sharps counts".
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Best Mispronunciation?
    Recently, I had a patient who was chewing up his mouthful of pills. His approximately 50 year old daughter yelled "OMG Daddy! You're going to make me BOMICK!"
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    I agree with others here: Kronos isn't to blame. It sounds like its just being used as a lame excuse to save money.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What constitutes "comfort care" at your hospital?
    I agree. We have one hospitalist who thinks he can save everyone, no matter what the medical issues are.
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What constitutes "comfort care" at your hospital?
    Thank you for your replies. That's what I thought. At my previous hospital there were specific orders regarding discontinuation of various kinds of care. At the current hospital, as I previously...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What constitutes "comfort care" at your hospital?
    I recently changed jobs from one hospital to another. I am baffled by many differences and one of them is "comfort care". At my old hospital, patient who were on comfort care were kept...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    What? That is insane!
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    You think its necessary to look for ignorance in order to find it? Have you lived your life under a rock? Anyway, no one who knew about the incident seemed surprised or anything else really....
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    I recently changed jobs. I moved from a large, metro hospital in a liberal city to one located in a relatively small town. Because I live in a small town, I expected some narrow minded ignorance. I...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (WNC)
    I currently work at Mission Hospital. I have a coworker who used to work at the hospital in Highlands. She said she liked it but its so small that she was constantly getting flexed off, put on call,...
    Feb 1
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  13. Visitor filming during code
    Personally, I think its weird as **** for someone to be present during a friend or family member's code and say "OMG, let me get my phone out and FILM this!" Crazy.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Why do aspiring CRNAs change their goals?
    i am am speaking about my class ONLY, not nurses in general. I'm in touch with everyone, as we love in a small town, and no one is pursuing it.
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why do aspiring CRNAs change their goals?
    Yep, probably 75% of my class said they were going to CRNA school. The number 1 reason? The pay. Also, it was always the worst students who had such aspirations.
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Negotiating pay
    Their website has the pay ranges but my friend is a new nurse and was offered more than what the website indicates for starting pay. I guess I'll just wait and see what happens. Thanks for your...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Colorful Shoes - Unprofessional?
    Ah yes, the mandatory colors for scrubs. We are doing this too but it hasn't yet gone into effect. Ours are black so the shoes will be the only color in our hospital attire.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. acetaminophen..why?
    perhaps that was a bit dramatic. It's mostly our post op patients that get it but for a while, EVERYONE was getting it. But I can't really tell it helps much and many of my coworkers agree. I...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. acetaminophen..why?
    I've always said my hospital must be the biggest consumer of Tylenol on the planet. Almost every patient has it scheduled every 4-6 hours. Then, there is the dreaded Ofirmev...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Colorful Shoes - Unprofessional?
    I wear Alegrias and I have some really colorful ones. Frankly, I don't care whether they'r considered unprofessional or not!
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Negotiating pay
    I am an RN with a year and half experience. I am considering changing jobs to a different hospital closer to where I live. A friend of mine works there and she told me yesterday that her nurse...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What Baffles You?
    That's why that reimbursement criteria is a huge pile of dung. Some patients wouldn't be satisfied if you gave them the moon and the stars.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What Baffles You?
    This.
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    Well at my hospital don't help with admissions and they sure as h**l don't do the admissions, EVEN if they don't have a single patient.
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LifePoint Duke Hospitals-Anyone work for one?
    I typed LifePoint into the search bar and found several mentions but they're all years old. I was looking to change jobs to be closer to home. Recently, it was announced that that hospital is...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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