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  1. Oh, the Q is silent...
    Definitely EGD! A patient laughed when us when myself and a fellow nurse were doing walking rounds. The other nurse said, "Hi! My name is ****, and I will be your nurse today! Are you all ready for...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Encouragement for New ICU Nurse
    Phew! I'm so glad someone else feels the same way! I just applied to transfer to ICU after working Med-surg a year and a half, so I'm a little intimidated to say the least (it took me three months to...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. New grad asked to resign during orientation need advice
    Holy cow! 7-8 patients! I work on an ortho/med-surg unit and that's plain ridiculous for experienced nurses, much less a new grad! I mean most of the time, we don't have a nurse tech/CNA either so...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Share some of the most ridiculous patient complaints/symptoms/demands
    Haha! R!XTER, that's exactly what I'm talking about! And I know in ER, I'm sure ya'll have to deal with that crap constantly! Apparently, they have our establishment confused with the local...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Share some of the most ridiculous patient complaints/symptoms/demands
    Had one of my patients who had been terribly nasty and demanding every time I went into the room all night (and he had been there for a month already because of certain "unhealthy lifestyle habits"...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. My Nursing Career In Six Words
    To the very needy patient: No this is not a Marriott. (or) No I am not your waitress.:D About me and my nursing career: We have a love-hate relationship! To the big headed doctor (you know who...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Do Not Enter - No Boys Allowed; Setting Boundaries
    *sigh* Unfortunately, going down your list, I feel like my current job as all of these characteristics and more! Nurses who dump all kinds of tasks on me at the end of my shift when I'm trying to go...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Too little too late
    Hi everyone! I am in need of some encouragement here. I've only been a nurse for about a year and so I feel stupid like I missed something and can't forgive myself. On my first night working this...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ever have a major crush on a doctor
    Haha! I'm the same way CASTLEGATES. I have a raging crush on a surgeon at work. He's at least ten years older than me too! (I love older guys!) I think it's the bad boy flirty thing that he does. And...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Tell me your favorite things about being an RN!
    And potlucks. The cookies comment made me giggle :up:
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  11. Tell me your favorite things about being an RN!
    Getting a hug from the family member of a dying patient and to have them tell you "Thank you for being so sweet and caring. Just know that it has meant so much to us to have ya'll caring for my...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  12. Being a Good Nurse Saved Time and Possibly... a life!
    Way to go! That is so awesome! In nursing school they drilled "always stay with the patient" into our heads. It's so nice that even if no one else gives you a pat on the back, you know in your heart...
    May 20, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. The Ethics of Managing Your Personal Time
    I definitely agree with the OP, it sucks when you count on people to show up for work and you're consistently being dumped (no pun intended) on by people that call out for the silliest "reasons."...
    May 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Shoes that don't wear out by 3 months?
    Not to exhaust the topic, but I'm looking for the most comfortable kind of shoes for a person with high arches that underpronates? With every kind of shoe I've had (Nursemates) the "squishy" wears...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Getting called off too much!
    Hi everyone! Thanks for the input so far. In response to some of your questions, yes, we do keep a call off log on our unit, so that everyone is called off in rotations. Also, yes, everyone wants to...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Getting called off too much!
    Hi everyone! Just needed a little advice: I've only been a nurse working full-time on a med-surg unit for the past nine months (I'll have a year's experience at the end of July 2011). I signed a...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Low Census - Is it Happening to You
    Yes, our hospital has closed some of the units (not mine, a med-surg), but our problem is that they're calling off some of our full-time people to put float people in their place, which sucks. So...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Tell me I'll be okay...
    Maybe like you said, you can work part-time or prn. I worked as a student nurse tech PRN through nursing school to get my BSN. I'm sure your NM would rather have you on part-time or prn instead of...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. 81 year old nurse still working strong!
    Incredible! A Medical/Oncology unit too! I understand her regular trips to the chiropractor then! She is a real trooper :bowingpur
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Reclaiming our Profession
    I completely agree! I'm a new nurse and disagree that nursing is a "calling." I feel like that's just an excuse for us to put up with having long hours, little appreciation, cut pay, and to be...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What do you do to destress?
    -horseback riding lessons -reading outside is my favorite when the weather is warm -watching Netflix -retail therapy! -tending to my plants I too drive to Sonic often and have a milkshake while...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Night Shift For Newbies
    Question: I'm trying to figure out how to revert back to a regular sleep schedule on my days off. Is it better to sleep through the day and then try to sleep through the next night? Or do ya'll just...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    -"No, the patient's IV pump beeping is NOT my priority right now." -"Our patient's aren't getting turned, their vitals aren't taken, and their sugars aren't checked because you're off in the...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Quality of care is it possible
    OP- Do we work in the same place? ;) No really, though if you hadn't said AZ...I feel the exact same on most days. I had to switch to nights because my floor is so hectic, it's terrible trying to get...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. What's your Kryptonite?
    Huge nasty blood clots. Once had a guy come into the ER with a suprapubic catheter that we had to irrigate cuz it was clogged up. When we did the hugest, nastiest clot came out. I could feel all the...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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