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  1. Tolerance and acceptace of gay nurses and patients
    Thanks for saying this, I was going to mention it too as it didn't appear right to me at all.
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dealing with drug seekers without alienating them
    For PRN pain meds, I always write the time for the next dose on the white board and let the patient know that I'd be there about that time or a few minutes after it's due but I will be there with...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Not to derail the original thread, but we do this at my hospital too. We and the patient sign after the doc's gone over the need for transfusion including risks and benefits, and then we can place...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. LOOOOOK into my eyes!!
    I would love some tips, JDoug. I'm a med-surg nurse and most times my pts are maxed out on their scheduled and PRNs and still are screaming for something. I usually provide heat gel packs as an...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Who punches a cancer patient?
    I'm sorry your Dad got punched by a random teen, it's crazy out there these days. I hope you and your family get to have your Dad home for thanksgiving.
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
    Very moving, you made it so we felt we were there. That was a great thing you did, OP. God bless you and be your peace.
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    @OP, many people crinkle their nose at med-surg nurses/nursing because of the less than positive experience they've had or heard about. As a med-surg nurse, I can tell you that I've had about all I...
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Again, I thank you, I really do not mind the non-hospital jobs as I've done the acute care dance. I just sort of went with what I know and what I could find online. However, I can't seem to find...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. San Jac Campus
    No, you would take I before II. They used to not let you even register for II unless you've done A&P I but I don't know about now.
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Thanks for that tip. Will keep my options to the other hospitals then. Is it a tough job market out there or does the fact that I live out of state deterring them? I've heard from 2 recruiters and...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Thanks, TheCommuter for your reply. No, HCA doesn't mean anything to me, do they have a bad reputation or what? There are none in my region so I don't know jack about them. I do have acute care...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Dallas area RN jobs...
    Hi Dallas nurses, I'm looking for a job in the Dallas area and have some experience, mostly med-surg,but I'm looking for other specialties besides med-surg. How is the job outlook there? I've...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    This Ebola epidemic started in West Africa since December 2013, if people over there were inclined to take flights to Europe/US/western world for better care, Mr. Duncan's case wouldn't have been the...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Please Start!
    Start figuring out how to do your own IVs, lab draws because you've been here almost as long as I have. I hate that you don't even try because your answer of "i don't really know" when I ask how...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Please Start!
    Please if you are going to ask me to start an IV, draw labs, do a wound dressing for you...have the supplies ready. It is absolutely irritating when I step away from my own assignment to help you and...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Please Start!
    I do take one Tylenol, I really do.:)
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    Wow, my workplace does the opposite. The people who had been there for a while told us they used to do that (manipulate the deductions just for the bonus period) but this year, administration sent...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. MEN, dont come into nursing
    OP, how do you not know how to spell Ativan? I'm not judging you but your attitude is not really the best and I hope this attitude is not what you're presenting when looking for jobs. It's...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. San Jac Campus
    Hi, When I went there, you couldn't. That was 6 years ago though...
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. TEXAS NEW GRAD RN
    @TheCommuter, Abilene offered $21 4 years ago when I graduated as a new RN. Scary if they're going backwards...
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections
    One of my co-workers always says it's not worth it to get an advanced degree. Every time (without fail) I mention interest in advancing my education, she puts it down citing the immense debt not...
    Jul 3, '14
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  22. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    We have people all the time that ask if one can come in and cover them from 3-7 and don't ask if the person wants to covered the same way too. I know it's 4 hours but that should be reciprocated so...
    Apr 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    When I had my baby some months ago, I told the doctor and nurses that I would be breast feeding and also supplementing with formula but curiously only the breast-feeding option was circled on the...
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Parkland Hospital?
    Congrats to you!!!!
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. The death of nursing
    I don't think Ktwlpn meant you were off topic, I think he/she praised you and didn't want the praise to derail the topic at hand. At least that's how I read that post.
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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