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  1. Dumb things new nurses do....
    At least once a month I hang a secondary, (antibiotic or whatever) return to a beeping IV to signify it's complete only to find I never unclamped it and the patients got saline from the flush bag. ...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Ouch
    Is there anything else financially to consider? I work 7 to 7 and make a shift diff from 3-7 of three dollars an hour. So It's like I make an extra dollar and hour. My insurance is almost free...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why RNs cannot say 'That's not my job'
    Yes, I am not the floor cleaner, plumber or remote control repair man, but I AM the one who has to listen to it for the next twelve hours if family thinks the floor is disgusting, or if people keep...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Washing patient's hair!!!
    One thousand kudos!
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Washing patient's hair!!!
    One of the ladies I work with actually turns the bed so the patients head is lined up with the sink, boosts the patient so head is off bed and in sink, and washes hair in sink. Its great but the...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. do you make sure your pts
    I'm also glad your mother is doing well. I feel bad about her hair, I'm sure she was upset but you said she was in the ICU for six weeks and almost passed. Six weeks is a long time in an ICU and so...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Admissions during change of shift
    For those of you who have stated rules or policies, I think that is great. When everyone knows what they are supposed to do usually it gets done with minimal complaint. I have worked on a floor and...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Working with student nurses
    Superstarlpn and the student who held the gloves until she took them; You will see countless examples of people doing things incorrectly or just poorly. If you call everyone out you will become...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need info on where to work in DC
    Over the next year my husband and I will be moving for his job to the Washington DC area. I am currently a staff nurse in a trauma ICU at a level one trauma center. I have three years nursing...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  10. Is nursing really for me?
    Reading the posts from people who are brand new nurses almost brings tears to my eyes. I had such a hard time when I first started. I thought about work before during and after. I had nightmares...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Need a new perspective here....
    Sounds like you've learned from this expirience. One more thing I'd like you to take away from it is: Don't treat your fellow nurses or any other hospital employees the way she treated you. It...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Upstate NY Nurse  Questions ?
    I also live in upstate NY and I say do it. You get used to the snow. You leave earlier in the morning so you get to work on time. Once or twice a year you get stuck at work late as the next shift...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing