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  1. What is My Family Thinking?
    I'm not upset that I am no longer welcome...LOL. I will probably be scheduled to work anyway. I have a bunch of stuff going on in June and if I want to be off for it, I am almost certain to work July...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. What is My Family Thinking?
    This is merely a vent about my family. It just makes me wonder if people even think! My cousin wants to host a family reunion camping trip over the July 4th weekend. She wants everyone in the...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Do you hop around?
    I get the people who go to sleep early first...then I go from one end to another. We have a few that expect their medication at a certain time, so I try to accommodate them. I am very thankful for...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. How Much Orientation is Normal?
    I recently started working at an LTC. The first shift, I just observed the preceptor. The second shift, she handed me the keys and told me to get started. The medication pass took me about two hours,...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Don't You Just Love It?
    I can sort of relate to that one. I once had to do a research paper on call-in policies. I had to interview at least twenty people for it. If I only interviewed people that I know locally, I would...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "It's Not That Special --
    I agree with you! A lot of questions that are posted in specialty forums are very general questions. Fussy preceptors are everywhere. Blue, petite length scrubs are no different in ICU, L&D, or LTC....
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. an RN is a practicing Jehovah's witness
    The law actually does not require that religious accommodations be met if it causes undue hardship. Several states consider another staff member having to pick up extra weekend shifts or having the...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. AIDS during the 80s
    http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/access/QQBDRL.pdf This is a link to a copy of the pamphlet on AIDS that was sent out by the government in 1988.
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. AIDS during the 80s
    I was a nursing assistant in 1988. Universal precautions were new in the nursing home industry (at least in that area of the country). Nurses were appalled that we wore gloves for things like...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    This is an issue that is new to us. We normally staff with just two nurses, so no one is ever told to stay home or on call because of low census. In the past few months, days that statistically...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    She actually doesn't want ANYONE that isn't Caucasian...male or female. Are you saying that in some cases, people who can afford it should be able to discriminate? Someday in the future, money...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    I am very lucky to function very well on night shift. I feel bad for people that don't do nights well, but can't find another position. I'm not really thrilled when my coworker (we only staff with...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    One thing we were told by an attorney is to make sure we quote correctly. There is a huge difference between... Patient states, "This is the worst pain I have ever had." Patient states this is...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    Honestly, if someone doesn't want me to care for them or their loved one for any reason, I think there should be attempts to appease them. We are not going to change their feelings during their...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    I agree...it is a disgrace when patients make such requests. But...I have been left assigned to patients that have requested a different nurse and it make the shift miserable for both of us. If I...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    No, I was not "bashing" you "and all single moms" when I told you that I hope my daughters wait until they are married to have children Yes, I was a little offended when you suggested that I will be...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors
    LPNs / LVNs also make medication errors.
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is this a legal part of the job?
    Ooops! Double post!
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Is this a legal part of the job?
    At my previous job, the night shift staff was expected to clear a path from the parking lot to the employee entrance. Their logic was that when the day shift arrived, they would pack the snow down if...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule
    Where I work, we have several people who have other jobs. Many of them somehow think that if they work Thanksgiving at their other job, they should have Christmas off at this one...otherwise, they...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    You make me want to throw up...seriously you do! You REEK of cigarette smoke...perhaps it is because you smoke at least twice every hour. How dare you hang your stinky, smoky, pet hair covered coat...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. New Law Defends Emergency Room Nurses 9/13/13
    In Nebraska, it is a felony to assault a health care provider who is performing his/her professional duties. I think one of the reasons the laws are more stringent for health care providers (as...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap
    Well written and very true. I often look at things I posted in the past and wonder what I was thinking. Some of my vents seem like a huge deal at the time, but a few days (or weeks or months) later,...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Did being unattractive hurt your career?
    I have really deep set eyes...short of plastic surgery and major reconstruction, there is nothing I can do about it. When I was young I had a head injury and ever since then, I have had "dark...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Orientee Horror Stories?
    I was preceptor for a nurse who was very naive and innocent. She was really bothered by things like pericare on men, placing catheters in men, and putting telemetry electrodes on men. We had a man...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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