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  1. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I have no problem saying no. Especially because they will force you off later because you are OT.
    Sep 2
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. Math 1308
    I didn't find it quite as difficult at 1302, but still a tough class that requires a lot of time and study. I actually managed a B and was very proud of myself!
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  3. College Algebra 8/25/2014, proctored !!
    I found both 1302 and 1308 to be extremely tough - I took them both online at UTA and barely passed, although I am impressed that I did as well as I did without any help (legitimate or otherwise). I...
    Aug 17
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  4. Turfing patients to other hospitals
    Love House of God. Read it again a couple years ago - it renews my sympathy for new docs. I especially love the patients whose charts are buffed are the ones that did the best =)
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    I am learning that there is ALWAYS time to double check...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. New nurse and critical patients
    5 or 6 months sounds like a lot of orientation, but depending on the hospital you might not get to see many patients that critical even on the unit during that time. And then, ER will likely either...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. New nurse and critical patients
    I'd agree more with this post if you had stated "as an experienced nurse with experience running drips you should know that..." As a new or green nurse, you would have no idea how to handle it,...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. "If you're not doing anything..."
    Interesting, I think it would depend on the co-worker... I will generally do just about anything people ask me, in order to help out. I am learning, however, that I have things that are...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Why can't nurses intubate?
    I have no desire to intubate. I generally have WAY MORE than enough to do during a code, or when dealing with a crashing patient.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Giving med with known adverse effects
    Are any of the medications we give benign? I wouldn't think so, otherwise they wouldn't have an effect on the body, which is the point, right? That was terrible grammar. Sorry.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. New nurse and critical patients
    Anyone who thinks "a nurse is a nurse is a nurse" doesn't realize how much more some doctors expect out of critical care nurses.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. New nurse and critical patients
    Get 'em to the unit would be my advice. Or call them to ask for help. As I gain more experience, and work different areas I've come to appreciate the differences and challenges of different areas. ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. When the bad seems to outweigh the good...
    My confidence in myself has taken a severe hit, I've spent some time questioning God and my own choices, but a lot of my faith in humanity has been reaffirmed. My gut says I worked as hard as I...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    There is a reason why new RNs in critical care get months and months of orientation. And, after orientation, if your employer is smart and kind, your staffing will reflect an appropriate experience...
    Jul 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. When to ask for rectal tube?
    Poo happens.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When to ask for rectal tube?
    It is almost unbelievable how exciting it is to find that the rectal tube DID NOT LEAK ONE BIT in the two hours between turns. I think they can help in some situations, but it is also an art and...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    I don't get the fascination with huge expensive homes (thankfully). I have a little house with a monthly payment (including the escrow) that is far less than my car payment (and I don't drive...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Avoiding patients hitting on you
    I didn't serve alcohol then - I was a cook until I turned 18 =)
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What can you tolerate the least?
    I equate opening glass ampules with opening a can of biscuits... They both freak me out, but I can do it if I have to :nailbiting:
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Avoiding patients hitting on you
    When I was 17 I worked in a bar, so... =) But, the same rules apply, I think. If it makes you feel uncomfortable - say so and tell him or her to stop. "That makes me uncomfortable. Please stop." ...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. sick day guilt
    This is worth repeating.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Would you take a $3 hr pay decrease for better ratios and working conditions?
    I don't get paid near my worth as it is. Critical care is where it is at, as far as ratios go. Of course, it can still suck when there are patients that should be singled, but are not due to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Starting IVs
    Practice, and don't rush. Get comfortable and take your time. Every vein is different, so is every patient, obviously.
    Jun 19
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. All the Things We Carry
    I try very hard to put down all that I carry in the locker room with the contents of my pockets (I can't believe that there are actually nurses that don't carry hemostats) before I leave every...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. When all else fails... assess your patient!
    I learned from writing care plans in that I learned a systematic approach to addressing patient issues and that there should be a reason for everything we do TO or FOR a patient, and that we have to...
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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