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  1. Nurses Who Harm Patients
    Omg. Way to sow suspicion amongst coworkers. I wouldn't put being a serial killer in the top 100 reasons people get fired. What a way to cast a even more negative light on any nurse who has ever been...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Texas Ebola patient's friend has been told he can return to work as nursing assistant | Daily Mail Online What do you think of this? Texas CNA family is quarantined, but he is allowed to come...
    Oct 7, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  3. October 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    No, I doubt you'll catch his Ebola.
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I told her I'd watch her patients while she went on a ten min break"
    Jul 23, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I've been in a nursing school where teachers told students not to sit next to black students. Said that they were on their way out anyways. Even though they were a straight A student. Said that...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    When in doubt I tend to gravitate towards the "I'm crazy enough to show the #$%& up every day and keep a smile on my face look". What does that look like you ask? To be honest......a bit like an...
    May 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Things you tell newbies
    There are days that will make you cry. You will cry on the way home from work. After a while you might even cry on your way to work. Just keep on trucking and eventually it will all weave together to...
    Apr 27, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I work with a nurse that likes to write things such as "Pt says that Nelly RN told her last night to take 15mg of morphine and this SN informed them that its actually for 5mg" "they complained that...
    Mar 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    Stupid law. Really stupid. Sometimes I just want to beat my head against the wall and scream at the stupidness of things.
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Non-acute nursing jobs. Suggestions?
    If you have a BSN non-acute nursing jobs that are not any of the jobs you mention above will be easier to get. If you have a ASN you might need to be willing to live in timbucktoo.
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Post interview
    She was not hitting on you.
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Got a job...then quit the job.....
    The hospitals are shrinking and pretty soon there will be more SNF, RCFE, and elderly home patients then ever due to our aging baby boomer generation, with this mass coming of elderly population...
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Quit with the rudeness
    I personally get a little rude at times, I think its from the constant stress that I have from day to day. I am expected to leave every single pt no matter how mentally unstable feeling like they...
    Mar 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Urinary cath rant!
    These nurses are charting that there is no urine when they insert Foley and leave the home, telling family to call night shift if there is no urine. I get called in later because no urine ever goes...
    Feb 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Urinary cath rant!
    Wow, thanks for opening my eyes to how bad this really is. I felt like the situation was pretty bad, but since this is my first job where so many of the RNs do not know how to insert catheters...
    Feb 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Urinary cath rant!
    I feel like ranting a little bit here. I am appalled at the amount of times I come on after a nurse who put in a urinary catheter and I have to do it over. Let me go over the main reasons this...
    Feb 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My Poor Legs!
    I skip the nursing shoes altogether, they hurt my feet something awful. I go to several sports shoe stores, try on every shoe in the store, then buy the pair that is the most comfortable. Last time...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Use of chux cloths to replace facewashers
    They might do away with draw sheets, but you can always fold up a flat sheet and make your own draw-sheet, which I recommend that you do if you want to save your back. You can work around...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    I think I smell a student. No, I would not give insulin to a person with a BG of 74, when the order says to give when BG over 140.
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. How to deal with negative nurses.
    I also found myself doing this. What made me change my ways was a super compassionate nurse who had been working for 20+ years. I would give her report with my usual negative quips, and she would...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. medical director
    According to medi-cal regulations even a osteopathic trained person can be a medical director, so I think it would really depend on who you have for a director.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Pick me up! Make my bed! Get me some coffee! Don't make me lodge a complaint about you!"
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Most common (+ overlooked) reasons for abnormal vitals?
    Lets see, most common reasons for abnormal vitals that I have seen in LTC, could probably apply anywhere. 1. BP taken after pt upset over something 2. BP cuff upside down, to tight, wrong size....
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I had a co-nurse tell me that she used to be in the movie industry. Later my son is watching a cheech and chong movie, and OMG, is that her? Looks just like her... To embarrassed to ask.
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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