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  1. Getting depressed; tired of having no real direction...
    I remember feeling the same way a couple years ago. I moved to a different type of nursing, then in to supervision. I still feel the same. Nursing dissappointed me in many ways. I am lucky...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Inappripriate things you've seen a CNA do?
    That is theft. Most hospitals have a toll free, anonymous number to report these type of violations to if you cannot bring yourself to tell your manager.
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPN jobs in NE Ohio for new grads -- do they even exist?
    Don't believe that all hospitals are phasing out LPN's. That remark is from someone who does not have adaquate knowlege of how the LPN job market flucuates. With that said, University Hospitals...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Most trivial complaint ever?
    The absolute worst for me was in ER. We had a baby that coded and we could not revive him. Took the parents in to a private room near the ER lobby. They (both over 300 lbs) engaged in a fist fight...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can Someone Be a Nurse Without Jean Watson??
    Absolutely! Nursing is about adhering to the standards of care that your hospital and the state have dictated. Simple. But in reality we need to understand and deliver the customer service that is...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. monitor tech needing some nurse advice
    First off you know to notify the nurse for a change in rythm and that is very good. Next you need to know parameters for individual patients. So......if a patient gets tachy (say 130 or >) notify...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I hate to say this, but I think it's true.....
    So what. As long as the person can do their job who cares. For those who keep crying that their job is a "calling" and think that they are God's Angels of Mercy I say get a grip and get therapy....
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Intimidating?  ME?
    Two choices: Leave now before he really messes up and you find yourself involved in a lawsuit or fired. Keep up the happy face, try to wait it out, document and hope you outlast him.
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. OB department closing-house supervisors role
    Why should the nursing supervisors need to be NALS and PALS certified when they have never needed to be before? Seems like the need is diminished even further with the OB department closing. For the...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Nursing Shortage Looming
    Another reason some experienced nurses become "bitter" is that they have been dissappointed by management, co-workers, patients, ect. Most every nurse starts out with an idea of the changes that...
    Dec 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Woman, 98, indicted in death of 100-year-old nursing home roommate
    All private rooms would be nice, but very expensive. There is an allocation of resources in all aspects of health care, and nursing homes are not exception. My MIL has a private room in assisted...
    Dec 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. How to deal with those family members who are "nurses"?
    Oh Gosh I have had family members like that and I sympathize. First off you did a great job considering you are not an experienced nurse. Later you will be able to set some boundries and if you are...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I work in a hell hole!!!
    Wow! I do feel your pain. This was very much like my first nursing job and it was scary and depressing. It would be a great idea for you to move on. I think you will find that the experiences you...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurse refuses to give or recieve shift report
    I agree that you need to request a meeting with your nurse manager and ask for a conference with the nurses in question. Make sure you request the meeting in a formal communication such as e-mail or...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I witnessed the most horrible death last night at a LTC facility.
    That must have been hard to watch. But in the end most of those type of situations end up with people drowning in their own secretions. The difference in this case vs. a peaceful looking death is...
    Aug 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Good Old HIPAA Violation!
    The punishment seems harsh, but it is that way at my health system as well for computer HIPPA violations. I think it is because there is proof of a violation in which they are tracking all...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dangerous nurses
    No. I have worked with people who are dangerous as nurses and doctors, but I do not fear them in general. One nurse who I think is dangerous as a person does her job very well. But both dangerous...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Aggressive Nurses
    I am so glad to hear all the responses to this thread. For my part I admit that my agressive behaviour was unacceptable and I am sorry that I did it. At the time I felt frustrated. We had nurses...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Aggressive Nurses
    I am saying that I was that type of nurse. I am not anymore and am hoping to garner discussion on this type of behavior. Do you do it and why? Do you accept it and why? Do you have suggestions...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Aggressive Nurses
    I must be getting old. I think I may have been that nurse. Impatiently listening to report, flipping thru the chart or the computer, gathering info, not waiting to hear it. Interupting with my...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Different types of residuals...PLEASE HELP I AM LOST
    The question if she thought it was a CVA would be "Any residual?" Not what are his residuals. Never heard any nurse ask it that way. I once asked a nurse a patient's code status. She told me "The...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Clear Mucous like poop
    There is a lot of mucous that covers the lining of the stomache and I believe the intestine. It will make it's way to the bowel and I see it post op on patients after being npo and then having clear...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can someone give me detail on what exactly a med-surg nurses duties are?
    Everything from feed, bathe, clean c-diff bottoms, to CPR, trach care, ng tubes, peg tube feeds, post op, turps, orif's, detox, colon preps. If your floor is run on the cheap you will draw blood,...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Becoming an RN just for the paycheck
    lets just take this statement from the op: is it just my idealistic view of what a nurse should be or does this bother other nurses? i have heard several times lately and have read articles of...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Our unit clerk
    We had a UC like that once. She was merciless. We became good "friends" at work. I listened, nodded, pretended to care, but always kept busy or pretended to be so not to spend too much time with...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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