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  1. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    For all the people saying that the OP should not be held responsible for sleeping in. How would you feel if a co-worker "slept in" on day and didn't show up until 10:00? Would you just shrug it off...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. an oldie but goodie
    We used to puncture a capsule and give the liquids contents sub lingually for high BP. Was is Adalat? and almost everyone was in Tagamet for stomach problems. Haven't seen that in years. and...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. That person
    I let everyone know I was a nurse when my Dad was in hospital over Xmas. For one thing, I get a lot more info from the docs, and they are more likely to listen to my request. Like when I asked to...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Allergic to hand sanitizer :/
    What did you do during your clinicals? You must have used sanitizer then?
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    Meh, you are more likely to get MRSA from the cart in Walmart. Change your shoes, wash your hands. Don't panic.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    LOL. What is this " low census" you speak off. We usually have at least 15 pts in ER waiting for beds.
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Chart checks: who is ultimately responsible for new orders?
    Don 't turn this into a Day Shift /night shift thing. Instead, look for patterns. Is it always a certain nurse who is missing the orders? Or is always on a certain day? Why are the orders being...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    Of course you can turn down a shift. But my advise is that when you first start working, you take everything and anything you are offered. Once you build up a good reputation and people get to know...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  9. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    Sometimes the truth is painful. Would you rather be lied to? You say your friends have jobs, just not in places where you want to be. That is why they got jobs. They are going to areas that are...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. How many people recognize this abbreviation?
    Just because something is on the list of approved abbreviations, doesn't mean it should be used. If people don't know what it means, it should be written out.
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    MYOB. If he is a liar, he will be caught sooner or later by someone higher up. You are only setting yourself up for a world of hurt if you out him. Plus, you could put yourself in a difficult...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    I work days. I do my own IVs. I also do the complicated dregs like VACs because nights don't know how to, and don't even try to. I also get 5 pts washed, dressed, out of bed, give them their meds,...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Is it possible
    Were you fired because you didn't clean up or were you fired because you were 1/2 hour late? Did another nurse have to stay late to cover you?
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Can nurses have artifical nails?
    Gooch. Ew, ew, ew ,EW!!! gross, gross, gross. How the heck did she even grow them that long! How does she walk? And is it just me, or do the toes look abnormally long too!
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Can nurses have artifical nails?
    Gooch, that is really really icky! Yuck. How does she sleep at night without stabbing herself?
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. I lost my "Quote" ability!
    Ditto.
    Mar 24
    Forum: How To Use Site
  17. vent about work assignment
    So for the next 9 months, Pregnant Nurses' co-workers get heavier assignments, take all the isolation pts, do all the heavy lifting, while Pregnant Nurse gets all the walky talkees? No way. There...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Post interview
    I'm a little concerned that interpret a polite gesture as being hit on. You better get over that idea or it could lead to big problems when you startbworking
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  19. Mice on unit
    I would have killed it for you. I would have taken a shoe and beat the crap out of it!
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Mice on unit
    I'm the designated spider killer on my unit. I get them all, big or small! but mice? I'm outta there!
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    Because it is disrespectful to call me a name, any name, that I don't like. It's no different than someone being wanted to be called Susan but someone calling her Susie. It's rude.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    We have a couple of young nurses who call all their older pts "Mamma" and "Papa" i hate it. there was a conversation going on once that Mrs Brown didn't like George taking care of her because she...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Dosage Calculation Help - ml/hr for heparin
    I can't see how you are getting 2 vials. Think about it. Each vial has 40mg in it. 2 vials would be 80 mg. ok try this. You need $10.00 and you find $40.00 in your wallet. How much of the...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Dosage Calculation Help - ml/hr for heparin
    No. You have 40 mg/ml. You want 10mg. See if you can take it from there.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. From Nursing Student to Nurse:  Smoothing the Transition
    I love you more and more each day! another thing not to say: if you ask about a procedure and then get a response, don't then go and "check" with another nurse to see if you were given the correct...
    Mar 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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