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  1. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    I had a complaint a few months ago because I had a pt that refused to use the commode or ambulate to the bathroom,claiming she was too weak. She also wouldn't reposition herself in bed, feed herself,...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What is your Achilles heel?
    I thought mine was sputum until last week when I had to empty a JP drain from a renal abcess. Holy mother of God, give me a fresh trach any day over that!
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I get out on time...
    I also get out on time, get a lunch and take bathroom breaks as needed. I often wondered if I was the only one or if I'm doing something wrong by not running around like a headless chicken with a...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    I have an issue with small kids visiting the "sick" floors, critical care or not. I'm sure I have exceptions, but a hospital is no place for a kid.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. OMG Say it correctly!
    EXspecially instead of especially. The same instructor that said prostrate said this. Drove.me.nuts.
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Resignation not going well. Advice?
    If they're already putting you on the do not rehire list, then why not just not go in your last few shifts if it is truly as hostile and miserable as it sounds? I am all for working out one's notice...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dear Patient
    You must work where I work. Lol. We have a frequent flyer that acts that same way down to calling the doc for ice. He has exhausted all of our nurses.
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nursing school and working PT???
    I worked full time, out of necessity, being a divorced mother of 2. My week looked like this.... School Tuesday-Friday. Worked as a pharm tech and pct Friday (2nd shift) then sat and Sunday (12 hour...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. New RN - what would you do?
    You are not prescribing, you would be more a representative of the prescriber. Kind of like a medical transcription it's, they are not diagnosing, but are transcribing into the medical record. I have...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Working with a nurse who isn't allowed to admin narcotics?
    I know, right?
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Working with a nurse who isn't allowed to admin narcotics?
    Where I work, they just put the no narc nurses as charge. Our charges don't take patients and there are plenty of others around to witness for the nurses that need it.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Feeling sad about my ALS patient
    I often feel this same way about paraplegics/quads. At first I thought they were an ever loving PITA, having to micromanage, down to the millimeter, where the pillow goes. I thought they were very...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fitness and nursing
    I work nights, so on my first day I work out before work, around 3pm. On the days after that, that i work, i try to go to an 830 am water class, it's easy and I'm tired, and it's some form of...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Question for/about practicum students
    I am going to be precepting my first practicum student starting next week. I work on a busy med/surg floor. I know to get her familiar with the basics (charting, time management, meds, procedures,...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I work with a pathological liar
    Yeah, I know. They won't get rid of her, ultimately, you know, it all falls on me. So it just makes me a) look bad for knowing and not having time to bathe, etc or b) encourages her to do less and...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I work with a pathological liar
    I work with a tech like this. Cancer, anything that these Pts have, she's had. Sad thing is she lies when it comes to her pt care, giving baths, etc. sucks to work with her, but oh well.
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What annoys you the most about your nursing coworkers?
    Most recently......those that post on social media and public forums about how they have no time to pee, the thankless career that is nursing, never get to eat lunch, have to stay late to chart,...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What is the environment like at your workplace? Do you like your co-workers?
    The environment on my floor is awesome! I have floated to other departments within the facility and cannot say the same for them. We all get along fairly well, help one another out, and have each...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients
    Most of us come here to vent because others can relate in some way or another. We, as nurses, have to have some sort of outlet for our joys, sorrows, frustration, etc. and unless you are in the...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How do you all like to start your shifts?
    If I get an admission at shift change, that delays things a bit. As long as they are stable, I allow them to get settled, eat something, get orders straight, then reformulate. I don't tend to stray...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I'm seeing a lot of unprofessional posting here related to venting about patients
    The OP should come back after they've been on the floor for a hot minute and let us know if it's all ponies and butterflies. I was never that disillusioned as a student since I have worked in some...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How do you all like to start your shifts?
    First I visit my patients and assess/chart in the room. If they need any prn meds, I get them before moving on to the next pt. I start my 2100 meds around 2030. I save the diabetics for last or...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You might be a night shifter if...
    When you have to deflect comments from others about how "you sleep all day".
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. You might be a night shifter if...
    You can eat a bowl of chili and drink a beer while everyone else is having eggs and coffee.
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. More Things You'd Love to be Able to say to Patients
    If you were as diligent as turning your loved one as you want us to be, every 2 hours down to the minute, then they wouldn't be in here with an unstagable pressure ulcer on their butt. Where...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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