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  1. What is bullying then?
    I posted recently about a previous work environment where I felt I was bullied. The bullying has left scars and even today I have difficulty writing about it. I'm not an overly sensitive person, I...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Real Bullying
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling specific...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. bully
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Nurse sleeping with coworker
    I've seen this before unfortunately. Likely be prepared for much DRAMA in the workplace fairly soon. Keep your head down and stay out of it.
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Let's see...Grunge was in its heyday and Kurt Cobain was still making music, OJ was only a football player/actor, I had to wear a nursing cap to clinicals, and only the very rich had phones in their...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Your Specialty & Why
    Thought I'd love Peds prior to school. But during clinicals found out Peds was my least favorite area. Never want to work NICU either, those little itty-bitty, fragile babies scare the crap out of...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    From the OP, this was Regular insulin three times a day; I'm assuming prior to meals. When in doubt, think it out...which would be worse; patient BS bottoming out or patient BS rising to 200 or so? ...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Your question is timely. Just two days ago I was talking with my mom about certain relatives and she said, "I'm so glad that my daughters have grown up to be educated, hard working, professional...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Of course to you my children are just other human beings, but to ME they are not. Every parent is ultimately responsible for their own. When I brought my children into the world I made a promise to...
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I'm curious, how will the used linen be handled? How will lab specimens be transported and tests run? What special precautions will be taken for trash disposal? The patient may be in a protected,...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Clinical Social Worker vs Psych Nurse?
    After the Master's level of education, the social worker can test and become certified as a counselor. They can then work 1 on 1 with patient's and provide counseling services. Many Social Workers...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    Just a couple of additions; be extra cautious assessing your patient's that are on anticoagulation therapy, especially if a fall is unwitnessed, the patient hit their head, or the patient has...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Looking for a nursing position...
    What I would honestly do? I would inform my interviewer of my pregnancy status (not HR.) And yes, I realize this very well might cost me the job offer, BUT (and this is just me) I would not want to...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. HELP!
    San Diego is not cheap. And you would be hard-pressed to get a New Grad internship there. California is pretty rough for new grads, especially highly desirable areas like SF, SD, etc. San Diego...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Women's Surgical Unit
    Probably alot of gynecological surgeries. Hysterectomies and the like.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Multiple infusions, having trouble
    Check Micromedix or ask your pharmacist about incompatibilities if you are unsure. If two meds are incompatible together but time sensitive, you can start another PIV for the other medication. If...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Dementia Village
    What a wonderful idea http://alz-caregiver.com/cnns-worlds-untold-stories-dementia-village/
    Jun 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Misconceptions with bilat mastectomies?
    Worked closely for some years with a couple Nationally renowned breast surgeons. They stated that any risk with taking BPs or performing venipuncture in the affected arm, were theoretical at best.
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Tell Me Your Best/Worst? - Nursing School, First Year, Career
    Nursing school was difficult for me and all of my classmates. There is a massive amount of information to learn, not just memorize. You need to understand complex patient illnesses; the whys, hows,...
    Jun 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How did you change?
    At the start of nursing school, I wanted to work in Pediatrics or OB. After doing clinicals in both areas, I quickly changed my mind. They definitely were not for me. Next I thought I'd love Psych,...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing Student Issues
    I would kindly, but firmly let her know that it is unacceptable for her to nap. She is in a pre-grad placement that has rules in place she must follow. Let her know that even though some staff...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Question about IM vs IV injection, when to aspirate, what to look for
    I was taught way back when to aspirate with IM injections. In the years since I've given multitudes of them, though not for the last 7-8 years. I have had blood return on aspiration twice. And by...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Does how much money we make and benefits really matter
    I don't believe that pay wage is directly related to job performance, but I do feel that the job market plays a role. When jobs are plentiful (generally low wage labor has a larger pool of available...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Looking for a state to call home
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    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is Med Surg Pre-cursor for Critical Care Success?
    Huh?? You want to go to ICU so you'll have the energy to "look cute" again?? Med/Surg destroyed your dating and flirting life because of FT 12 hour shifts?? You think ICU will be less stressful...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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