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  1. venting time
    Who cares about mom cussing when you have the rest of the world applauding? Bravo!!
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Nodding off...
    I counted three episodes, and then they let the OP go. I bet there were more episodes than that before they started reporting her. One episode was during shift report...that was unacceptable no...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    It would probably work.
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Weather Policy
    A car ran into my house once...I took a personal day. I don't know and I don't care how they coded it. I had trouble using a phone book after that happened. Alphabetical order was too much for my pea...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Weather Policy
    I don't understand your reply...seriously, no snark intended. If your car suddenly needs repairs, if someone becomes ill, if the house is damaged in a storm, those are all emergencies we need to...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Weather Policy
    [QUOTE=HLR_RN;7753785] What if your dad had a heart attack and wasn't doing well would you drive to the hospital then? [QUOTE] THIS is the measurement we should use. I've been reading the...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How do you respond to rude patients?
    Every situation is different, but OP, at the 12 minute mark I would be joking about how the patient was really beating some speed records for our ER, and usually it takes several hours. I'd also hint...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. NG Tube
    You can pause right where you are when they say stop, and wait for them to say go ahead. Having control over the procedure makes it less frightening. Tell them you won't remove the tube if they say...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Cruel words....
    Stay away from your helpful co worker. I'd mention to the more senior nurse that you value her opinion, but you had heard some rumours about what she had said about you. Ask her to give feedback...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Should I have pushed Doc for more?
    If you think the patient needs more than they are getting, ask the doctor to come and reevaluate for themselves, even at frequent intervals. Document " requested physician respond to pt bedside." The...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    What I mean is that you get the syringe and run the results, and the numbers come out the same. If you send the numbers up to the floor, the caretaker at bedside will know if it's an arterial or...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    If the patient is dying, no one cares if it's a stick or line draw, we need the results NOW, and any results are better than none, just do your best. Whether it's a stick or line draw, the numbers in...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    Speaking only for myself, I'm NOT trying to help, but not trying to discourage anyone. I'm having a conversation with colleagues. Isn't there a specific forum somewhere for those that need help,...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Abandonment?
    I have reported to work and looked at the assignment, notified my supervisor that I was not available to work in those conditions and left. I was fired by the hospital and they reported me to the...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting
    I was a secret shopper at one point. The companies decide what items they want us to check for. Sooo, my point is that the hospital can make their own standards...but they choose to regurgitate what...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Would you accept a shift...
    No orientation, no go. You don't know what kind of people you are working for, or if the reason they are short is because the clients are nuts.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Honest Question
    Everyone involved seems to be wound a bit tight. If the doc left you can get a verbal order. The doc was coming back to write the order, but you can't read her mind. If the secretary can't use a...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Patients that fire everyone/demand everything
    It's the crotchety nurses that draw strict boundaries that got fired, I'm willing to bet. Once they have fired about 20% of the staff it becomes harder to make a reasonable assignment, taking into...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Do you calculate drip rates anymore?
    I calculate drips as slow, medium, fast and wide open. Anything that isn't safe at those rates goes on a pump. I do think we should be able to calculate drip rates, but unless there's a crisis the...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Keeping It Legal
    OP, can you provide a link to the study you're talking about?
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    There are hospitals that are just pits to work in and for, with coworkers that feel they look better if they point out every mistake made by others. Nursing there IS as bad as they say. You have to...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Are PAIN AND DISCOMFORT THE SAME?
    It seems to be a local thing here. Any pain under 5/10 is "just uncomfortable" for our elderly locals.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling Guilty After Calling in Sick...
    With respect.. I don't understand having a supervisor "make" people come in after they've called in sick. Calling in sick isn't a debate, it's an information call. Don't even tell them what kind of...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Feeling Guilty After Calling in Sick...
    Pneumonia? Call in sick now for the rest of your set. Give them lots of time to get a replacement. Offer to send in a physician's sick note if you detect any doubt. Take guilt right off the table. If...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. should one try to introduce themselves to the Nursing manager?
    Make an appointment. Ask about nursing on their unit, and certifications that would help you get the job. Let them put a face to the name, but make an appointment.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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