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  1. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    No your baby does not have RSV just because she sneezed. HOW is it possible that you don't even know how to change a diaper or feed a baby a bottle? Have you never even been around a child? And even...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Postpartum maladjustment...moral support, anyone?
    This is crazy! The max we have is 4 couplets. You shouldn't ever have more than 8 patients. You should get out.
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. What valuable experiences did you take away from Nursing School
    I'm quite, but I feel that is necessary most of the time to keep from saying something that will get me in trouble, lol. I think the biggest thing I learned was, if I could handle nursing school, I...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Landed my dream job in LDRP..any tips?
    Congrats!! Like the above poster said, be on time, listen, ask plenty of questions. And don't be scared to just jump right in. Good luck!
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Mandating to work on days off
    My job makes us take call every other week. So it is basically mandatory overtime. That is bad enough. I would look for something else ASAP.
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is It Just Me?
    I can understand why new nurses don't want to do bedside nursing for long. Admit it, we get treated like crap. Most other professions would not put up with what we do. High patient loads, low pay,...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How'd you choose? Because I don't know how!
    I work OB. I wasn't exactly sure that was what I wanted to do, but after 3 months of med surg, I knew that wasn't for me. So when I was offered a job on an OB floor, I jumped on it. I like it so much...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. In what order are nurses placed "on call"
    My hospital calls off prns first. But low census is not usually a problem on my floor. Some of us beg for it sometimes! It can get crazy. We also have a low census page we can sign up on if we want...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mandating to work on days off
    "F that." My thoughts exactly.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Leave nursing job to be stay-at-home mom?
    I haven't had my baby yet, but I won't be staying home. Just going to work part time.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Assessments?
    I really don't think most nurses to a full head to toe assessment on every patient. We just don't have the time. We do vital signs every 6 hours, except fresh sections and babys 36 weeks get vitals...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Assessments?
    I work mother/baby. We do 1 assessment per shift. On the Moms, I check lungs, heart, bowel sounds, fundus, bleeding, incision (for sections), vaginal and anal area, check for homens sign, pedal...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Mandating to work on days off
    They are crazy. I would find another job. As much as I like my job, I like my life more. You are right, we deserve our time off. You have a lot of experience, I wouldn't think you'd have a problem...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Leave nursing job to be stay-at-home mom?
    I wouldn't quit completely. Try prn and see how that goes.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. OB "Goodie" Bags for Moms
    Haha! We use ribbon to make the ears!!
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. May I ask??
    Call requirements for L & D are harsh, at least on my floor. This is the main reason people leave, or go prn. It's almost impossible to work full time for very long, because all you do is work, you...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Epidurals and caths
    This is the same policy where I work. They have 6 hours to void after the foley is removed, or they get straight caths. I think the reasoning behind straight caths is to decrease risk of bleeding,...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Finally decided to quit nursing
    My thoughts exactly. And people complaining about this post are obviously not nurses.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Finally decided to quit nursing
    I wouldn't say I hate nursing, but if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't do it. I was a medical assistant for years before I became an RN, and I wish I had stayed a medical assistant. I really...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Working nightshifts
    I get off at 7 am. I come home and eat a little breakfast, and then I am in bed by about 8:30 am. If I am scheduled to work, I get up about 3 or 4. If I'm not scheduled to work, I try to get up...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing and sexual abuse history
    I can relate. Although not the main reason, this is one reason I am an OB nurse. I tried doing med/surg, but I never felt comfortable taking care of male patients. I would say stick with peds, OB, or...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. OB "Goodie" Bags for Moms
    I have heard of hospitals who have child birth classes giving away goodie bags. I guess I could understand that. It would be nice if all hospitals could afford to give nice gifts, but unfortunately...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Stupid things that nurses say
    I almost forgot about this one. I was scheduled to have surgery and I had to go have pretesting done. Everything was done in this big room with other patients in it as well. I was sitting there about...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Stupid things that nurses say
    This happened when I was still a new nurse, not off orientation long. I had an Indian patient, and I couldn't pronounce her name. I had to call the doctor redarding her condition, but I didn't...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Question about men in labor/delivery and nursery.
    Good point Jolie. I never thought of that.
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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