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  1. Why Is It That Everyone Thinks They're A Good Nurse?
    The same reason every contestant on the audition rounds of American Idol is a great singer--they're delusional. Maybe Simon Cowell needs to do some nursing evaluations! LOL. I think those that...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Becoming a nurse with scoliosis
    I've been a nurse for 6 years and was dx with scoliosis just last month (finally went to a chiropractor!). A pre-employment screening asked about back pain, which I put as mild, and the physical...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. What age of patient's are the most difficult for you?
    Parents of 18-25 y/o. They don't like not being on the HIPAA form and we can't tell them anything.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Patient Education
  4. Contacting family members after OR death...HIPAA?
    Never contact a pt or family member on Facebook. You may send a card to the funeral home. My uncle was in the CCU for 9 weeks before he finally passed. Two of the nurses from his cardio office...
    Apr 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. New grad*** need help finding a job!
    Don't be afraid to check offices or clinics or urgent care. Specialist offices are more likely to have LPNs over MAs, such as allergy/asthma clinics or surgeons doing minor procedures in the office....
    Apr 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Patients who are allergic to the contrast dye in an angiogram question
    LIQUID BENADRYL!!!!!
    Apr 15
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Parent FYI Calls
    I'm not blaming the school nurse, my gripe was with the teacher. I don't know if the teacher was trying to throw the school nurse under the bus by saying that or not. I was aggravated that she...
    Apr 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. are mandatory scrub color-coding in hospitals the wave of the future?
    A local hospital system had a specific color for L&D and mother/baby units and they had a special color ID tag. The L&D nursing staff told each and every pt to only give their baby to a staff member...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Parent FYI Calls
    Have any of you school nurses ever told a teacher to not send so many kids to the office? My son, who was in 5th grade at the time, jammed his finger playing dodgeball at recess. (Was trying to...
    Apr 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    I'm not judging people with tattoos and facial piercings, but when I was in nursing school (05-07 so not that long ago) they drilled it into our heads that piercings and visible tattoos weren't...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. gloves?
    I was taught to never carry gloves in your pocket or even carry from one room to another. As a nursing student I was fussed at by a LTC nurse for wearing gloves in the hall.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    Pain is subjective. They could have a very low tolerance or that could be the worst pain they've ever been in or they could be trying to keep it contained. Some people will resist the urge to cry...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Would you be insulted by this?
    I wouldn't buy one for nurse appreciation week, but I'd be happy if it was acknowledged. I've never had an employer do anything for us.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rocephin Injections
    Reactions can occur any time after a medication regardless of how long or how many times someone has had it. I agree with waiting. Heck, it's mandatory in our practice they wait 30 minutes after...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. Calling in sick
    Just remember, you saved pts and coworkers from getting sick also!
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. gloves?
    It's an infection control issue. Never carry gloves in your pocket, and never carry supplies from one room to another. If it's a dressing change or something where you know a change of gloves will...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. positive drug screen at the MD's office
    I doubt the PCP will do drug screening, but your employer will as a pre-employment screening and random screenings throughout your employment.
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    What gripes me is when a coworker asks if you will switch days and you say no, and they get all huffy and mad. We have certain days we have to stay late and a particular coworker will switch closing...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Are LPN's going to be phased back into the hospital settings?
    The largest hospital system in my area only has LPNs on one med-surg floor in one small, rural hospital. The big hospitals that are trying to get Magnet status don't have LPNs, the LPNs are "nurse...
    Apr 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Is a working at a clinic or outpatient setting helpful to your career
    And don't listen to the idiots who say that clinic nursing isn't real nursing (yes, I saw someone post that comment on this site).
    Apr 8
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Epi-Pens
    At that age they should be able to handle it properly. Is it for food or insect sting allergies? If it's food allergies maybe it could stay in the mess hall if they eat in the same place every...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  22. Is there a legal way to do this...
    Call anonymously and tell them you're sitting in the ER of whatever hospital--you could be a pt or family member for all they know--and say you saw a guy who looks like the monster they're looking...
    Apr 8
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. telephone triage for busy pediatric office
    And plan on Fridays around 3:30 being slammed with phone calls because mom or dad "forgot" their child needed a refill on their medication, or baby's been coughing all day but NOW they need an appt. ...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    My sister has it and has no other neurological or any psychological disorders, and I hate the innuendo that it's "all in their head" just because it's not you suffering with it.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. telephone triage for busy pediatric office
    Most phone triage setups will have the pt (or parent in this case) leave a message. Our phones have a red light that flashes when there's a message, some don't and you have to check the lines every...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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