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  1. 1st RN Job, feeling discouraged and disappointed
    Hang in there baby! It's not you it's Health Care these days (profit driven, not acuity driven.) Survive for a year then get out! Look for a Hospital position that lives up to it's Magnet Status...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  2. 1st Psych Nursing Job starts Monday, any advice?
    Be afraid, be very afraid :D.
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. April 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "He says he was replaced by someone named Jimmy Kimmel."
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. A Phone Call
    well done!
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. If you could do it over again, would you still have gone into nursing?
    Hee, Hee, Hee, we talk about this at work all the time....my answer is yes, no, yes, maybe, no...mmmm I'll get back to you on that. Like many other "lifers" (over 24 years) I have taken time off to...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Is this what night shift really does to us?
    I do nights, but I feel it. The sleep deprivation is the hardest, even when I sleep well I still feel deprived. Usually I come home, stay up about an hour or two, lie down around 9 or 10, sleep...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Heel stick on side of foot/medial ankle
    Excellent advice from all the other posts, just wanted to address your anxiety. Thankfully, 99.9% of our less than stellar interventions have no adverse effects. You are learning and that's what's...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Tips & Advice for a Brand New RN Starting Out in Pediatric Med/Surg
    Respiratory failure in kids can be easily missed. They compensate very well for a long time, then poof! Respiratory arrest. I was a new grad who had the wonderful fortune to have a Ward Clerk who...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Tourniquet with heel sticks?
    I also had this experience, and wondered about it. I guess there's the prefered method, and the unconventional that works that one time. Glad the labs ended up comming out fine.
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Peds nurse with no kids
    Also childless, mostly by choice. I was on the fence about having kids, never really was in a good enough relationship to want to risk it. If I had it to do over again, I think I'd think more about...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Spiritual interventions...(When things happen we or the Dr. can't explain)
    For the longest time I would start to walk in a geriatric patient's room and she would wake and holler "look out for the dog!" I would stop mid-step and lurch to the side in an attempt to avoid the...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Words and phrases that I didn't know before I became a psych nurse
    "thanks for sharing."
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. How to promote tolerance and support teamwork,
    ditto. I thought I'dfound the perfect job, now I find out someone has lied about me to management and mangement believes them. I'm stuck with a "performance improvement plan" and having to go...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Dayshifters - do you take a breakfast break as soon as you get to work?
    rofl. This seems to be really common. The other most common is the grab a quick break after am report, chart checks and assessments. I used to get so annoyed at the smoke break and breakfast break...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to explain depression/PTSD to young children
    dad/mom is sad. It's not your fault, and it's not your job to fix their sadness. You don't have to be extra good to make things better. PTSD: Something bad happened to mom/dad and sometimes...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Patient Education
  16. I'm grateful for you crusty old bats
    everytime a bell reings a baby bat gets their wings. (very loose quote from "it's a wonderful life."
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I'm grateful for you crusty old bats
    right back at ya baby, it's not age or gender it's an attitude! He%^ it's a lifestyle!
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What do I do after my clinical instructor told me I will never be a good nurse?
    People like this will test your ability to "bless them and move on." She must see something in you that reminds her of someone who hurt her. Unfortunately that person is not you and you don't deserve...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. If you know someone is going to be fired - do you tell?
    going on vacation, usually means they know. He's a gone pecan.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Kaiser Should Be Ashamed Of Itself!
    Wow I tend to trust my higher up's where I work, glad I don't work for a company I feel isn't on the up and up. thanks for reminding me that I am fortunate.
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Vodka tampons?!?
    Regarding the post who said she errr, had a "friend" who once snorted smarties candies as a young teenager: Hee, hee, hee! Tell your friend "thanks for sharing.":yeah: I know those little candies...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Nurses eat their Young
    this thread is still growing...wow. u may get chewed on, but eaten...nah, or this thread wouldn't be so long. you're tough little buggers aren't you? :D
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. crap...am I in huge trouble???
    Bwahahahah! Texas roach...ewwwwwwwwww! New Orleans. Stomp on em, they lie there stunned for a minute then get up, give u a bad look and walk on...just popped their knees when I stepped on em, I guess...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. crap...am I in huge trouble???
    Oh wow, your first war story! :) I dropped an 800.00 bottle of some rare kind of human blood product on the floor. It imploded...talk abt messing up. I got a couple of "YOU WHAT!?" comments but it...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Should I give 2 weeks or finish schedule?
    2 weeks is a professional notice. The newbie will work your holiday. no biggie.
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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