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  1. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Thinking of you Esme and hoping for a fast recovery!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Whistleblower, Briana Aguirre
    I applaud her 100%. I would absolutely speak out, but ONLY anonymously, out of fear of retaliation. I believe she'll definitely be blacklisted, which is a shame, but it's reality.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Ebola in the pregnant patient
    Q: Will there be a policy in place to protect our license if we withhold care to this patient because the team isn't there, and there is a negative outcome, and she turns out NOT to have ebola?A: If...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. What policy do you have for ebola patients at your hospital?
    They've not told us anything so far other than "We have a plan".
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???
    What a dumbass.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. In unusual statement, nurses decry Ebola care at Dallas hospital
    I'm glad they're speaking out. Yes we are nurses and we take risks caring for our patients, but we are also PEOPLE, and we deserve to have adequate protection for our own lives as well.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    I agree with you, but you know the saying "the customer is always right"... Sorry, I'll try and decrease the cynicism now.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Music Therapy in the PACU and Pre op area
    I work in the ICU, not PACU, but my hospital has a relaxation music channel on the tv and I routinely turn it on for my patients with positive results.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. IV compatibility question
    When in doubt, call pharmacy, always.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    I'm betting that the nurse loses their job and the doctor is commended for eventually making the diagnosis. But I'm a huge cynic so...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Please Start!
    Please start remembering that propofol tubing needs changed AT LEAST every 12 hours, not just on night shift. I hate coming back and seeing my initials on the propofol tubing that I hung the night...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    I wanted to, but I would have had to wait until 6 months post actually finishing my program to walk (finished in Deember but graduation wasn't until May) and I had to work that weekend so I didn't...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. shifts per week: 4 and 3 or 4 and 4?
    Some of my coworkers prefer to work 5 shifts one week, 3 the following. I've done 4 then 4 before and it wears me out!
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    "Very special snowflake"
    Sep 24
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    We use EPIC & we can't even chart a minute ahead. I would never pre-chart an assessment.
    Sep 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    100%. Some of my patients in the MICU, I will do anything I can to avoid ending up like them. So many heartbreaking situations.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INFJ critical care
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    Yep. My facility is accredited by HFAP. They make rounds just like JC. HFAP
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Pedal pulses
    Close your eyes while palpating. That's always helped me concentrate on finding the sensation when it's difficult to find.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    Yearly bonus, what a cute idea. I wonder what that's like?
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    Doing an ASN to BSN program doesn't have to mean going into debt. I cash flowed mine through the biggest university in my state because I planned ahead, and I don't make a high salary.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Interment cath and trach suction per pt request limit
    i know that sound. It makes me die inside.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Medical Fantasy Football team names
    One of my friends named his team Septic Shockers
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    I had a GI doc once tell me that he had a patient call a colonoscopy the "pooper snooper" procedure. Almost died laughing! TFTB - too fat to breathe
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. ICU as new bsn grad
    It depends on each individual unit. My MICU regularity hires new grads with a fantastic orientation program. Some units only want experienced nurses, best to ask current ICU nurses in the units you'd...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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