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  1. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Amen to that! I have heard many times in various places about decisions not to treat UTI's in patients deemed terminal, and I have always been aghast. As you said, they are incredibly painful,...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Wow. Incredible. Kudos to you for what you are planning and for your concern. To me, it's unconscionable to let people suffer with UTI's and to not feed them. Most especially since it's obvious this...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would you be insulted by this?
    That's pretty funny! Although I am surprised it didn't occur to anyone to stick some old fashioned heavy duty cloth bandage tape on the box and write the name on the tape. We used to label all sorts...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Would you be insulted by this?
    I don't think I'd feel insulted, but it wouldn't make me feel appreciated, either. I like the sweatpant with logo actual gift idea. I would have appreciated that. Nurses week never happened until...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    I did, although at the time, I was a student, and had already done my L&D/PP rotation. I didn't know any of the nurses in the L&D unit, because I went to the hospital and delivered during the night...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Taking dying patient home with children - what are your thoughts?
    This happened in my family as well. My mom and her siblings shared the care of her mother late in life. At that point, she told me she never wanted to "force" this on us and she wanted to go to a...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Oops - thought I quoted the person who posted the original. This was meant for the nurse who drained her hematoma and needed months of wound care afterward.
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Forgive me if I've posted this before. Our very first day of clinicals, another student came to me in distress, telling me she couldn't get the rectal thermometer to stay in place. "It keeps falling...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Oh, my, I feel so badly for you! Who would have thought it would take that long to heal?
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Nurse to Family Practice Needs Advice!
    Hopefully, your doctors have an efficient practice, know exactly how they want you to deal with phone calls, and will train you to do what they want. The physician I worked for had very specific...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  11. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Oh, hilarious!!! Thanks for the laugh - I really needed it!
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How to be excused from clinicals
    Good grief! Except for the faking, crying, denial and swearing, I thought you might have been talking about me! I became ill while scrubbed in during clinicals and had to ask the circulating nurse...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Totally off topic, VintagePN, but your avatar looks like one of my old supervisors! :)
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    In the 70's, at the Army hospital I worked at then, we had a princess of a Middle Eastern country as a patient for a few days. She was very polite to us, and was really no trouble as a patient. There...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. passive aggressive nurses
    I'm a little puzzled, because I wonder why the dividing line between being reasonable and becoming "hostile" is when the incoming nurse goes beyond checking the IV site and goes on to further...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. passive aggressive nurses
    Our floors would generally refuse to take patients during report time. If the ED would call near report time saying they were coming with a patient, we would ask them to either bring the patient 15...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Just had my first day as a student nurse, advice needed....
    That must be pretty far "back in the day!" :roflmao: When I took it, it was 2 6-8 hour days, and that was 40+ years ago.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Just had my first day as a student nurse, advice needed....
    Cleaning up after people's daily needs is just part of the job, but it IS part of the job. In some areas and some jobs, there may be others primarily assigned to help the patient with hygiene needs,...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    My post was not directed at you or anyone in particular. Others brought the word "cadaver" into the conversation as an alternative term. I've been on both sides of the situation and I've seen...
    Jan 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    I'm sorry, the idea of talking about people on life support being "cadavers" or speaking of them as just being on "organ support" gives me the chills. I imagine families would simply flip out at...
    Jan 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is this common with teaching hospitals?
    I have to say that frosts me. There is just no reason for that. I trained at teaching hospitals and I worked at teaching hospitals almost exclusively. I saw a couple of rather borderline "specimen"...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I need advice! please read
    You're very welcome! I'm sorry that your family has not been very supportive of you. That definitely makes things a good bit more difficult. You will be in my prayers. :)
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I need advice! please read
    I'm sorry if I made it sound as though a grandparent was the only option - I didn't intend that. But anyone close to you, IMHO, would be a good thing. I know how it is to not have many options, and...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I need advice! please read
    I have a lot of regrets about time my child spent with others while I worked, and I was only working 8 hour shifts. We had several bad experiences. We did a lot of moving around during his early...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I was told "If they won't get out of bed don't hesitate to call rescue."
    Really stupid. My mom was in assisted living and often did not feel up to getting up for breakfast. In fact, one of the reasons we decided on assisted living instead of the senior apartments where...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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