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  1. JCAHO Requirement
    We just had joint commission leave. We don't have pill cutters for every patient and they didn't say anything about it. We are required to clean them in between uses though so maybe that was...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. long day at work and legs!!
    I'm 25...I work 12 hour shifts. I'm on my feet ALL day! I usually try to squeeze in a break. But let's face it, that doesn't always happen. I'm finding that my ankles swell at the end of the day....
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?
    I recently followed a nurse (newer nurse). she is going to be WONDERFUL when she gets a year under her belt. Honestly...good nurse, but needs to pay attention to detail. the patient i was recieving...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Your first time with a student
    Im terrible with students, i try not to be.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. transfer from ortho/neuro to oncology/surgical
    General rule... keep in mind that detox/confused patients get placed on any med/surg unit (generally). We all need to "share the love" with these patients. Sometimes i feel like our unit gets pooped...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Super Obese
    i am going to add about the use of lift with these patients. YES, we DO use lifts when turning/moving these patients. We have ceiling lifts in every room, and have special bariatric ones in our...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Super Obese
    On a night shift once we had a patient once that required 4 people to turn, and even more to clean. (holding skin folds, legs open etc.) We had 5 RN/CNA on the unit since it was slow. It is required...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Is there any truth to this?
    No. Temperatures fluctuate throughout the day, especially in females (time of month has something to do with it too). Anyway, people don't get that it fluctuates. I get that line frequently too and...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?
    awful...just awful. I don't think i could handle watching or doing that. I don't have it in me. We are not a burn hospital but can take mild stuff and occasionally do. I once had a guy who was newly...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. honey moon phase with my workplace is over
    10 patients in the hospital?? My god.... We only have 4 patients per shift and i run my butt off. Can't help you with the part-time thing cause i am full time. Perhaps go full time?? even in our...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pseudo Munchausen parents...
    I don't work with children in nursing but i know people like this. I feel like it is usually the parents who are incredibly overbearing on their children. They are with them 24/7 and THRIVE on adult...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. OMG Say it correctly!
    Annoys me when people say "i could care less." the correct saying is "i COULDN'T care less"
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. OMG Say it correctly!
    Slightly off topic, but my fiance and i being from different places have different words for things. We completley understand each other though. My fiance is from New York and i'm from Wisconsin,...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Working Easter anyone?
    It isn't considered a holiday, and that SUCKS. I am on every dang easter because of how our weekends fall. I hate it...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Things to watch out for! Advice needed.
    That is very vauge.... Just trust your instinct, if something doesn't look right or sound right, act on it. You'll know what to do when the time comes.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Nurses!
    i don't know about any of you, but i did it for the money and benefits. i want to make decent living, i want to provide for my family. I want to be able to pick my hours and how often im going to...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    i guess i should add i think you did the right thing. He sounds like he trule was in pain, and i would have done the same exact thing. I sometimes think nurses just get to used to patients taking...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    i just don't like when patients take advantage of the system. 90% of them rate their back pain a 10/10. Majority of the tim ei want to be like "well if you would listen to me and get off you're arse...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Browse Hospital Violation Reports
    WHAT!!!!???? That is awful, i can't imagine a hospital doing this. How dare they have a broken dishwasher. :no:
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does anybody know anybody that has been pregnant in nursing program?
    Yes, one dropped out and one finished. The one that finished was in 2nd semester of nursing shool though and had her baby over our christmas break which is like a month long. It was perfect timing on...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    Besides, i know we are allowed this 30 minute break. The hospital would FLIP OUT if they found out staff was napping on night shift. Hospitals do not provide this & will never provide this. I would...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Questions for Night Shift Nurses
    1. What is it like to work nightshift? Busy! No patient sleeps. They may get an hour here and there, but for the most part their anxiety is through the roof because they can't sleep. We get more...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hourly Rounding
    Implant cameras in our brain, or chips inside our head that follow our every move. Perhaps a camera with voice recording will be more effective. Then we hire an advanced practice nurse for every unit...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Argh why JCAHO, WHY?!
    i think managment knows when they are coming around. When we were visited this past fall, our clinical nurse leaders were at a "conference outside the hospital" and our Manager took several vacation...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ACLS in Chicago or WI??
    Generally larger hospitals offer the class. My hospital offered the class and people that worked at smaller hospitals in the area came here to take the class. SO look at larger hospitals in your area...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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