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  1. Nurses Diverting Narcotics.
    I had to report on a colleague once. I didn't suspect any diverting behavior and really liked the person, but the Pyxis activity was so strange one night (following the nurse) and the emr did not...
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Family member hurt my somewhat fragile new grad confidence
    Agree. I've been charge enough to have heard a variety of reasons families request a change. The nurse is "overweight", has too much of an accent, or not "compassionate" enough. One family simply...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. A VERY frustrated nurse
    I think there is some really good advice on this thread! I remember being brand new, running around all shift wondering what in the world I was doing wrong (as the more experienced nurses were...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    These statements made by an "educated nurse" truly scare me, I'm so glad there are nurses on this forum who so eloquently addressed these ideas. My hospital mandates the yearly flu vac. If you...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  5. Starting a second IV piggyback
    Well, our policy is different. I was taught it is better to keep a closed system than to use new tubing for every new secondary. So, assuming the secondary is compatible with the primary solution,...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. How much trouble am I ? Scale: 1 to super fired
    yes, please!!
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Job Interview/Talent Review
    I had there kinds of questions when applying for my current job. After my initial interview, an outside company called at a set time and asked the questions. They were only allowed to read the...
    Dec 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    i know, right? if I were ever hauled into court I don't know what I would do. Obviously no nurse could be so perfect as the documentation. i can't wait to leave bedside nursing :(
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I appreciate your honesty, and do agree with you. The standards where I work are impossible to live up to. We are audited constantly, and anything that does not follow policy to the letter will be...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Where are the middle age nurses working?
    I could have written your post! I am in my late 40's and work acute care on a medical/oncology floor. Nearly all of the nurses on my unit are much younger than me. There are perhaps 3 nurses...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. New nurse and feeling discouraged by older nurses?
    I've been a nurse for a little over five years now. I remember vividly my first days, feeling completely incompetent, and feeling like everyone around me must think I'm horrible. I have felt...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Pregnant Oncology Nurse
    I work on a busy inpatient oncology floor, and earlier this year we had 8 pregnant nurses who delivered 9 babies within 4 months. It was a nightmare, honestly. I don't mind doing things for other...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  13. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    At the very least, shouldn't she be doing this in private and not in a hallway? Imagine what patients and visitors must think! i hope something is said to the instructor, she needs to act...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Monitoring nurse rounds??
    I once worked at a hospital that used them. I hated the idea, but there were two features that were pretty cool. First, as soon as you walked into a patients room, it would automatically turn the...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Goodbye...
    I have really enjoyed your posts and have learned a lot from you. I have admired your honesty and integrity. I hope you return someday - maybe under a new name- because you have a lot to offer here.
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Please Start!
    I know there are a lot of day shift/night shift pet peeves, here is my biggest one: Day shift, PLEASE document your I's and O's! I know that my patient on a regular diet that has continuous IV...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Sharing a Preceptor???
    Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.... I shared a preceptor as a new grad, too. The other orientee was also a new nurse, but had worked as a tech so she had a lot more confidence (and a...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Why do we hate admissions?
    I really only hate admissions when they come right at shift change. Unfortunately, they almost always do!
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    On a different note... This nurse certainly went above and beyond! Mother's dying wish granted after nurse takes in son -
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Taking pictures on nurses without permission
    This happened to a coworker of mine once. She is an excellent nurse who also happens to be drop dead gorgeous. She was very upset, as the patient (younger male) was already making her uncomfortable....
    Sep 6, '14
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. advice ..I'm freaking out
    Sorry you are experiencing this. It can be very difficult figuring out the culture of any facility, particularly when you are a brand new nurse. Policies do not always spell out every little...
    Sep 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. I. Just. Can't....
    YES!!!!! You say it so much better than I ever could. I do believe it comes down to money, harsh as it may sound, but if someone who has no chance of recovery decides they want to be a full...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. I. Just. Can't....
    Absolutely, I couldn't agree more!!! I have said the exact same thing myself. Sadly it will never happen. I think the only thing that will make difference is when the patient/family is...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. My Very Special Snowflake
    I wish I could have seen this go down for myself, I wasn't their nurse, at least not that day.
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. My Very Special Snowflake
    One time we had a patient with an extremely demanding family (only a few certain nurses were allowed to take care of her, and only the nurse had to do all care - never the aide, etc). When the...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

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