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  1. What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?
    This is so crass I probably shouldn't share it but here goes: Patient with acute encephalopathy after I lifted the lid off his plate of meatloaf that the CNA had ordered for him: Patient: That...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    I'm sorry but if a person honestly believes that GLBT folks are somehow mentally ill, sinful or what have you I highly doubt it doesn't affect how they treat or care for "those individuals". And they...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    If it makes me a bigot to be intolerant of people who believe that being transgender or gay is pathological I can live with that. The difference between my bigotry and yours is that mine doesn't...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    As an unapologetic member of the GLBT community, can I just say that nothing grinds my gears more than a hetero person claiming that their opinion of my "lifestyle" somehow carries as much weight as...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Most annoying reason for admission?
    I hate when someone is admitted for cyclical vomiting syndrome- and then throw a fit about wanting to eat Cheetos and fast food instead of the clear liquid diet they are usually put on. Maybe you...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bedside Report
    Oh no! No My Chart bedside! I can see this coming to my hospital; it's just the kind of b.s. our administrators would eat up with a spoon. On my particular unit this would be a total nightmare and I...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Should I let my manager beat me at Trivia Crack
    I suck at the sports category. It makes me angry when someone steals my football!
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Oh HELL no!
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. When did it become OK to treat your nurse like poo?
    My patients must have gotten that memo today although I am not an ED nurse. I got an earful from the patient that wanted to leave the unit to wander around (nope.). (Sure, you just go ahead and screw...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Yesterday was weird
    Wow. This thread has been quite eye-opening. Thanks for chiming in, guys! One final thought: Would you agree that much in the way that a car depreciates in value the instant you drive it off the lot,...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Yesterday was weird
    Hmm. Well, I suppose if one has money to burn, why not put pearls on one's crotch? :roflmao:
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Surgeon Placed On Probation For Removing Patient's Wrong Kidney
    OMG! OMG!
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Yesterday was weird
    My med-surg unit tends to get a lot of um...quirky patients. Yesterday we were chock-full of histrionics, roommates who hated each other,screamers, moaners, and my favorite: the lady who accuses...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. My coworker is stealing
    I would also like to add that you may not know the whole story. Perhaps your coworker is clocking out and finishing her charting to avoid the wrath of management. She may know she has a time...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. My patient dropped her baby!
    Who are they going to blame when things go wrong at home? Sorry, not an L&D nurse but I just had to chime in. There is something called personal responsibility and this kind of situation really...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. My favorite med:
    What's that one that starts with a "D"? Duh..dil...da...la...something? :rolleyes:
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    A McDonalds?? In a hospital?! Good lord, talk about one stop shopping...does your cath lab offer a punch card? :roflmao:
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Dying with dignity?  Can't everyone die with dignity?
    I am a proponent of individuals being allowed to make whatever choice works for them, however, as I stated in another post the phrase "death with dignity" really irks me as well. I don't appreciate...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Bread making for stress relief...
    I love to bake and cook also! Right now I've got a pot of vegetarian matzoh ball soup on the stove and a delicious roasted beet salad with fresh mozzarella and homemade dressing as an appetizer....
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    18-25 year-olds! I know this lap appy is the worst thing that has ever happened to you but you are not dying and yes, you need to get the H out of bed. Also middle-aged adults who need their...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Patient Education
  21. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    I've been on both sides of the fence. I started out as a CNA and have been working as an RN for over 3 years now within the same hospital system and I think I can relate a bit to what the OP is...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The culture of AN
    We can say "ass"? :cheeky:
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Can I just say that I am happy to be getting gay married next month in my state that allows voluntary euthanasia?
    Sep 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Voluntary Euthanasia
    I was originally opposed to the "Death with Dignity" act in my state because in my mind it implied that patients who needed care and were gravely disabled or ill were somehow lacking "dignity". The...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    This thread keeps getting better and better. :specs::shy: <=====Heidi and Dr. Dick smilies
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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