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  1. New Grad - Need Some Advice
    I feel for you. I have been in a similar situation where I got called by the manager (at home, on my day off), to discuss some horrid behavior of mine that allegedly happened the week prior. I had NO...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. A question of ethics
    I agree with all of the PP. Most hospitals I have worked in have had a process in place for patients who want to give a compliment or special recognition to an employee who provides great care and/or...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. PTSD as a result of nursing clinicals?
    I don't know whether your symptoms could be called PTSD, but they are defininitely under the anxiety/panic attack umbrella and are severe enough to get in the way of your work and life. I would make...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    I think it's interesting that peope seem to know when someone is calling in for "BS reasons." How do you know? Do they tell you? Yes, there are some who do advertise their bad intentions to call...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    I do think pay affects my attitude. I am willing to deal with more BS if I know I am being well compensated. That being said, $3-$5 an hour is not enough to tip the scales for me, unless it were part...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Ethics, I agree with you completely. I do not take issue with any other professionals and would not begrudge them their fair compensation. Like you pointed out, the issue is with the systems and how...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Have been perusing the job openings at my facility, and have taken note that 3 positions have STARTING salaries that are $5,000+ more than what I currently make: -Occupational Therapist -Chaplain...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Wow, Ruby. I enjoyed reading that. Just like a Harlequin! I don't blame you for losing respect. Do you know for a fact they are sleeping together? I mean, sharing a chair makes it pretty obvious...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. BS to MSN?
    You will not be able to bypass the BSN and go straight to the MSN, even though you have a related BS degree. The nursing world is very particular about the "N" part of their BSN. Unfortunately, BS +...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. New virus
    My husband and I both contracted this virus from our 3 year old. The little guy is doing much better than his two parents. For us adults, it has been like a really bad cold that just won't go away....
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Fake call outs irritate me
    I tend to think the best of people, until given evidence to show otherwise. When someone calls in sick, I assume they are sick. Unfortunately for me, I am very susceptible to minor illness like colds...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INTP, Float pool I am extremely introverted, to the point where I have no friends (just acquaintances and people with whom I am friendly). Growing up, having friends felt like a requirement, and I...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    PMFB-RN, I was thinking of your avatar the whole time reading this thread, and I was wondering if you would chime in!
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    Does she have stable BP or does she have problems with hypertension or hypotension? Is she on BP meds? If her BP is normal and she is on no meds, maybe you can tell the doctor and get an order to...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Voluntary Euthanasia
    I hate the waste and suffering that occurs with futile care at the end of life. However, I think much of that could be avoided if the public were more educated on end of life decision making and...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    "She's loud and outspoken. Markedly unattractive and overweight, in her mid 40s, she describes herself as having been in the ICU "forever." She's large and in charge, and everyone knows better than...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Float Pool Vent
    I don't think OP is asking for harder assignments necessarily. It's about being automatically dismissed as being competent to take care of sick patients, just because you are a floater. Less sick...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pt ages
    Wow, Commuter. Thank you for sharing that. You are always so introspective and self aware. Off topic, but I remember another post when you described yourself as viewing people as objects, and having...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I cringe at the thought of work
    I just started a new position and I fear it is one of the toxic environments of which you speak. It has nothing to do with the patients, and everything to do with the staff. The manager is an...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Have you ever convinced yourself...?
    I had an occupational exposure to a MRSA (in sputum) positive patient when the respiratory therapist opened up the circuit and a blast of wet air blew into my face. Me: Ahhh! Eww! Him: I thought...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Education of Nurses in the United States
    Incontrovertible evidence? Hardly.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Favorite ways to decompress
    I was just reading about Jahi in another thread, saw this in the sidebar, and at first glance I read "Favorite Ways to Decompose"
    Aug 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I treat my patients how I would like to be treated. I listen to them and respect their preferences whenever it's possible. My patients like me. Nobody cares. I used to work for a hospital that...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Smoking
    Professional nurses do not preach; they educate.
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Girl brain dead part deux
    So you can criticize the relavence of my post, then put your opionion out there likes it's fact, and declare the topic closed. Perfect. I disagree with you. Moving on.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing News


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