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  1. There is no delicate way to put this (WARNING! Sensitive Subject Ahead)
    It really doesn't matter if he is putting on makeup or lipgloss or perfume. And if you're going to get on his case about toning down perfume, you'll have to make sure you get on all the other kids...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. 81 year old nurse still working strong!
    I'm sorry that someone has to work at 81. It's just sad. I know it's going to become more and more common as many poised to retire now have no savings and those who will retire later will not have...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Morphine and end of life
    I have held medications when patients have had respirations of 6-8 per minute. I had one recently who was snowed on dilaudid q 3 hours ATC and we backed off, gave a long acting med (methadone), and...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Any nurses who used to be teachers?
    I was a high school teacher for 12 years before I went back to school for nursing, and I'm not sorry I did. Nurses face some similar issues to educators: No respect, huge workloads, 'customer'...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Why are patients...?
    Why does everyone have to die at 2:00 AM????
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. And you thought a thong beneath whites was bad...
    "Tramp Stamp"....heh heh heh.....thanks for the new term! :)
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Am I the only one?!!
    Instead of taking it out on the coworkers who are sick, blame management for not planning ahead and having enough folks available just in case someone has to be out. There are some of our coworkers...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you think removing an NG tube is "killing someone"?
    So many misconceptions from medical people who SHOULD know better...so take the time to learn, those of you who feel that we must keep people alive at all costs and we are killing them if we withdraw...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses who steal narcotics....
    I agree that once someone crosses the line and steals drugs from patients, it's time for him/her to rethink careers. I have issues with letting these nurses come back into the 'fold' because there...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Second career nurses: Do you like nursing better?
    I was a high school teacher for 12 years before I went to nursing school and have been a nurse for 5 years. I love what I do, and I'm not sorry I switched careers. I miss all the vacation time...
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. blank signed scripts
    Our office used to do that, and I was never comfortable with it. There are many things that can go wrong. The powers that be decided that maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all and scrapped it....
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. What grosses YOU out?
    Vomit. Sympathetic vomiter here, and it's REALLY hard to hold back! I'll do poop any day over vomit :)
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Just for a laugh
    Made me chuckle! I'm sorry, but I just don't see how this is offensive. Someone somewhere will ALWAYS find something to be offended by......we can't stop getting older, so we might as well laugh...
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Administration okays family's mental abuse of staff
    EVERYONE IS ENTITLED (Yes, I said entitled) TO BE RESPECTED AND TREATED DECENTLY WHEN THEY ARE DOING A JOB. Period. There should be no discussion of IF it should be done. And people who hold...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Does anyone else feel this way?
    I think the fact that the OP was honest and forthright says a lot. At least she is honest about how she feels and willing to own it. It is what it is. If her attitude impairs her ability to give...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do you bag your bodies naked?
    THATS what is bothering me. A sheet or gown CANNOT cost that much that it needs to be discarded to save pennies for the bean counters.
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do you bag your bodies naked?
    Disrespectful and not necessary. I know the person doesn't care, but the loved ones DO.
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Discharge From Inpatient Unit With NO Pain Meds???
    Thanks all. Just wanted to know if this was the norm. I admit I got a bit paranoid, too, and wondered if the other agency 'forgot' on purpose :) But I think it was a miscommunication thing. ...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Discharge From Inpatient Unit With NO Pain Meds???
    I have been working hospice for 4 years, and I've only ever worked for one agency, so I don't know if this is normal or not. A rival company has an inpatient unit, and they had a patient there...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Sharing prescriptions of non narcotic medications
    [QUOTE=CrunchRN;4802709]The point I have tried to make is it not up to the nurse./QUOTE] It IS up to the nurse to decide to do it himself/herself or hand it over to the doctor and make him/her do...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What are your hospitals policies for calling in sick?
    Unfortunately, it is the unwritten policy for most nurses as well.....I've got bronchitis and my employer is peeved because I had to take the day off. Dr. ordered it and encouraged tomorrow, but my...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. LOL moments at work
    My pleasantly demented little old man called the police to come to his house to take his wife away because he was mad at her. While wife was telling the story I asked him if it was true. He very...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. NO, my husband is not in pain.  Or is he?
    Is he cognitively impaired? If not, then it's HIS decision whether or not to have pain medication, no matter what wife says. If she's the POA and is officially making his decisions, then you've...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    To the nurse I now work with: I love you! I love you! I love you! If I were going to have more children, I'd name one after you! You've made my job SO much better because of your great attitude...
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Have you ever had a pt have sex...
    SEAMEN are FULL of bacteria, especially after days at sea without a shower....;)
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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