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  1. It's Finally Happened!
    Asking why I sound so angry doesn't make any sense. Why do people feel the need and feel so proud to be like that. If a employee is so horrible, then it will show at work. Sorry, I don't have those...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. It's Finally Happened!
    Sorry, I don't have those problems. Anyone that feels that they have to do something like this has too much time on their hands.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Unit Design Blamed for Increase in Falls
    Your facility is way understaffed and I feel your frustration. 2 nurses and 1 aid for 15 patients is crazy. You are doing the best you can possibly do.
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. What is the correct title?
    This question sounds like it's for a school project. Give me a break!
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. What's it really like to be a nurse?
    feel like it takes tremendous strength to be a nurse, and confidence, and calm, and emotional resilience, and I don't think I had enough of those things until now. I would like to pursue this dream,...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bedside report
    My facility tried that crap. Going room to room and talking in front of the patient. How would you feel if two people were talking about you in front of you. This also puts us in a pickle when they...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    I get to work 30 minutes before my shift starts. If I can get my report, check my patients then check my MARS I'm doing good. The nurses that get there at 7pm (which is shift start) are way behind...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Alaris infusion pump
    Heparin/ zithromax/ potassium plus many others.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. First Year Almost Over, No Magical "Ah ha" Moment Yet
    It takes 2-3 years to feel more comfortable. Keep up with education classes and looking up medically related things. You'll get the hang of it.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Does this job offer sound good?
    The position is dangerously short staffed. Run the other way.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. first shift of preceptorship: told that my IV priming is wrong
    It really doesn't matter either way. I am amused at your preceptor thinking she's "miss sterile". If it was you'd have a sterile field and sterile gloves etc. Washing your hands and putting on clean...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do nurses have a responsibility to keep their Facebook professional?
    Facebook friends should include like minds. Which does not include anyone from your job or that has any association. My personal life is private. My page is locked and my posts are not shown. Many...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. ADON Opportunity - Advice needed!
    1. i am extremely detail oriented and tend to gravitate toward projects that others would consider "busy work." while i have no ltc experience, i am a quick learner. 2. i would love to be able to...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  14. Interview appropriate?  Opinions needed please
    Forget it. Buy a pair of dress pants and dress shirt buttoned up.
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Deceptive firing practices
    The company is not worried about any negativity by the nurse (either is the customer) they are just using the nurse till they find a replacement. The agency wants the customers money and does not...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Nursing Assistant Getting the Run Around
    A hospital video is hardly a "position". I think you're looking into the importance and magnitude of it and magnifying it by 1,000. Many workers are in it and not for any grand reason. I also do not...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. Re:New Nurse Issue the CNAs
    Many new grad nurses or even young nurses have a hard time starting out. We have all been there. I think all you wanted was to vent, receive advice and maybe some kind words of encouragement from...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Strange encounter at flu shot clinic
    You shouldn't even entertain her nonsense. The only thing you need to say is no.
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. HIPPA Violation?
    Anytime a call comes into my facility and asks for results I simply state "Nurses cannot give results only the medical Doctor". Anytime you give results you may be interpreting which is out of our...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Thoughts on Washinton Center Hospital
    Med/Surg Oncology is a amazing opportunity! Med/Surg gives you the base for all departments. Do not be envious of the ED. With the knowledge you gain from Med/Surg you can do anything, and Oncology...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How to perform a Papanicolaou Test ?
    There are several posts here staing that a pelvic exam,pap smear etc. is out of our scope.This was simply an example of a R.N. doing a pelvic exam without a doctor.
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Does it bother you when someone wants to be a nurse just for the money?
    I think you need to read the original post. Your reply to me does not make sense. Thank You, Pamela
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Hire Pharmacology Test
    I would imagine some behavioral medications and anitcoagulant antidotes.
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. advice for a soon to be burnt out night shifter?
    I worked nights too I know how you feel. Put your request to work part time in writing and submit it to your manager, keep a copy for yourself. Or if you find a day job give notice. If your having...
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What do you think about my pay cut?
    First look immediately for a new job, your a R.N. there are jobs! Report her to the labor board! Then to H.R. and the CEO SHE NEEDS TO BE REPORTED! NEVER LOOK BACK A LESON LEARNED!
    Nov 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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