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  1. The Slow Code
    How does that work? If someone stops breathing but has a pulse, unless you do something about it, eventually they will have no pulse. Are you supposed to just stand around and wait for the pulse to...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. The Slow Code
    quote from akulahawk: I don't know that this is universal yet. I know a lot of hospitals are moving to this model for definition of DNR, but I don't think all have caught up yet. Some people...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. I got fired today...
    Quote from Samadams8: I'm a little disturbed by this line of thinking. It sounds, I don't know, paranoid maybe? I don't mean to pick on you in particular, but I've noticed this type of...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. I got fired today...
    I'm so sorry this happened to you. You sound like someone whose heart is in the right place, judging by your level of humble introspection - very mature, and not often the case when someone is fired...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Have dress codes changed for clinical prep?
    So glad I'm not the only one who didn't have clinical prep work. As I was reading this post I was thinking "what the?!?!? Did I miss something when I was in nursing school?" The idea of coming in...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Working long hours to buy gifts for everyone...
    I don't do obligatory gift giving. Not for Christmas, birthdays, anything. It feels fake to me. If I see something I think someone will enjoy, I'll get it for them, just because, doesn't matter if...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. The new person is a germaphobe.
    Had a co-worker who was a total germaphobe. The thing was not only did she have all those rituals, she would talk about it incessantly, how everything grossed her out. Seriously, it would occupy a...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Working the holidays to get away from family...
    Jean Marie, What a sweet story. I think all children should have exposure to those who are less fortunate, whether they are poor, sick, elderly, disabled, etc. It builds empathy and compassion...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. Nurses are #1 in Honesty/Ethics again - Gallop
    It's great that nurses are consistently recognized as the most trusted profession, as I think we should be. However, when considering why some of the others are ranked so low, you have to consider...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Pick Your Battles Wisely
    cp1024 This: is terrifying.
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. The Slow Code
    elkpark: Yes! Coding people is, in a way, fraudulent. It's providing care that has been shown, time and again, to be largely ineffective. How is that practicing evidence based...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. How to Determine Whether a LTC / SNF is Well Run
    I think the biggest endorsement for any facility comes from the customers. I will never forget when my sister joined the Little Sisters of the Poor. They run nursing homes for impoverished elderly,...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. A Nation Of Nonreaders
    Just to play devil's advocate: I have to wonder how much of that stuff is really "vital" anymore. Latin, short hand, and Morse Code used to be all the rage. Now they're "dead" languages. ...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. A Nation Of Nonreaders
    Thanks for a great post/reminder. This stuff has serious implications for 1) Comprehension of material and 2) How knowledge is disseminated and interpreted. Communication is everything,...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?
    "For instance, I read up a few days ago on a program called "Does Jesus care for Klingons..." it cost just over a million $." It was one session of a larger workshop run by the DOD that totaled...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. blame the morphine
    This can be a truly challenging thing to discern, even for those who are trained! All it takes is one encounter with an over-sedated patient who was discounted as actively dying to make someone gun...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. A Few More Common Nursing Interview Questions (Part II)
    Reply to cienurse: "Do you fear the unknown?" Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Happiness vs more money
    This is a toughie. I understand the wish to not saddle your child with enormous debt after school, especially since he'll have to go for 8 years! While I agree with the above posters, I am also...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pulled from floor by "Men in Black"
    The OP did not say she answered the questions. She simply stated that she was pulled into a room and asked questions, not whether she answered them. Either way it's weird, and of course we can't...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Getting a job - from the employers perspective
    My alma mater had us include clinical experiences under a heading "clinical experience", not "employment". The point was so that potential employers could see where and what type of experiences we...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Patient requests
    As to the phone chargers, our unit treats them like a "take a penny, leave a penny" We have a bag FULL of chargers, many the same, and if someone asks for one, we bring them the bag. While we...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. LPN or ASN
    Good luck to you! It sounds like you have a good plan in place. As far as what is best - it really depends on what your priority is...getting out and starting work as soon as possible or the end...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Finally feeling human again!!
    Congratulations Sunny! I wish you all the best in your new job - keep us posted on how you're doing, especially if it's good. So many people come on here to vent/for advice, it's wonderful to hear...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    That's terrible. I am so sorry it's that way on your unit. Sounds like the age old tale of people not having any appreciation for the work others' do. They say the grass is always greener,...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What are the best shoes for nursing?
    I love my Quark Pro-Air II Nurse's shoes. I had a pair of Dansko's and my feet have never hurt so bad. I returned them soon thereafter, but then someone told me that you have to give them 2 weeks...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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