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  1. cardiac/bp meds- giving against policies/non-tele unit
    I agree with the previous poster. The policy is there for a reason. One patient goes bad and you will be out of a job and risk your license. The hospital will not back you up because you went...
    Aug 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. How to help new mother who is very detached from baby
    During nursing school I remember a very similiar situation with a young mother. She was not expecting the c-section and was very sick from the general anestheisa and was experiencing a lot of pain....
    Aug 16, '04
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. ever been reported for a med error?
    Are you sure you are being reported to the BON? It just seems odd to be reported for one error with no harm to the patient. Good luck, I hope all goes well.
    Aug 11, '04
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  4. CockyICU,CockyER
    There are only about 2 nasty ICU nurses where I work. They have that holier than thou attitude. The rest are great. Some even will start IV meds off the transfer order for you, or make sure the...
    Aug 9, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What would you have done?
    Why would people want to make the nursing staff nervous, or on edge when taking care of their family members? Do they think they will get better care by intimidating the staff? :uhoh21: If my...
    Aug 9, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How Do You Accept Report on an Understaffed Unit???
    What you did would be a really huge big deal where I work as well. Seems your damned if you do and damned if you don't. Good luck. You did the right thing of course. Too bad we don't have our own...
    Aug 4, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Too good to aide?
    I don't think it would be a good idea for the RN to be the aide. You can never work under the level of your license so you could be held responsible for changes in vitals or conditions. For example...
    Aug 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Beat up by a resident, what to do??
    Sorry this happened to you. I would be livid if it happened to me and I got no support from my employer. Maybe time to find an employer who cares about your safety.
    Aug 4, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. The BIG word - RETENTION!!!!!
    What inspires loyalty in me is a truly flexible schedule or agreed upon hours, not being nitpicked to death over whatever is the new charting policy of the week, and having enough NA's. Being...
    Aug 4, '04
    Forum: Nurse Management
  10. The Art of Nursing
    I think nursing teaches us to quickly assess not only a patients' physical needs, but also their mental and emotional needs. Nurses need to quickly make an assessment about how to handle a patient. ...
    Jul 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to do when a family member complains about a coworker
    It depends on what they are complaining about. It it is little nit-picky stuff I apologize and ask them what can I do for them now or what can I do to make them feel better. Usually that is all it...
    Jul 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. unprofessional behavior in RN community
    Some of the nurses use the f-word when describing their day or their assignment. I have never heard any use this language in front of a patient or family. I really don't care if they do- but I...
    Jul 30, '04
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. A sad and unexpected loss...
    I am very sorry about your loss. She sounds like she was a very special person.
    Jul 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Scariest things you've seen
    Consulting doc walks up to me and says "your patient in 112 is not breathing." I rush in room thinking she is following me. Nope- she left. Patient assigned to me with a heart rate of 32.Full...
    Jul 25, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Procedural Question regarding Phys. orders
    If your patient has a complaint such as pain or a change in assesment then you will want to get the intern or resident. Usually they will communicate with the patient's primary physician or the...
    Jul 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The New Girl On The Block!
    Welcome to the boards. My advise is to start college and keep your mind open to all the programs that are out there. You are very young and there is a whole world of options for you. If nursing is...
    Jul 19, '04
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  17. Combative patient and supervisor took his side!
    JacelRN I am sorry this happened to you. Last time we had an abusive patient the supervisor lectured us on being compassionate because the abusive patient had unresolved grief issues. :angryfire ...
    Jul 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anybody else work with a "super nurse?"
    Not a crush- I just secretly want to be her. :rotfl:
    Jul 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Anybody else work with a "super nurse?"
    She is every thing I am not. She is tall, super intelligent, witty. She can wrap every doctor around her little finger. She talks doctors into giving orders that she feels are more appropriate...
    Jul 18, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Thoughts on balance (home vs. school)?
    The best advice I got was to lower my standards. I had to accept the house not being super clean, and accept the fact that I could not be 100% accesible to the kids and relatives. There was a lot...
    Jul 18, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Lost my internship!
    Good luck on your retest. Some people do not get to work as GN's. So if you look on the bright side you have had 45 days more training then some people who will retest. Can only help you for NCLEX.
    Jul 16, '04
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. New grad dealing with angry/yelling patients
    I will try this next time- I have always stayed for the tirades and asked "What can I do to make you feel better about this?. Very exhausting mentally for me. This sounds like a better idea. ...
    Jul 12, '04
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Question about animal cruelty
    Sorry to be the devil's advocate here, but if you have to question yourself if it is animal cruelty- then it probally is the type of thing that should be discouraged. There is a difference between...
    Jul 7, '04
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Overuse of opiates?? Opinions?
    This is a legitimate issue to be discussed. I do not want to judge someone's pain but I too see patients admitted with intractable n/v who are ordered 50mg Demerol q4 with 25 Phenergan. Some of...
    Jul 7, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. What happens to your integrity when you go into management?
    I know that the bottom line is money. But since some of the posters in management are able to pitch in and help out- why can't other managers do the same? Seems to me that some people get into...
    Jun 30, '04
    Forum: Nurse Management


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