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  1. I asked one simple question...
    I had similar problems when I moved to Massachusetts from the midwest. My first day on the unit, they gave me a patient whose diagnosis was "Comber". I had NO idea what kind of a diagnosis "comber"...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Bullying - What is it?
    I'm not sure I understand this. Are you intimating that a nurse on orientation -- specifically a new grad on orientation -- is an equal or even a superior to the experienced nurse tasked with...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Horizontal Harassment?  A nice name for bullying.
    Nursing is not a calling, it's a career. At least it is for most of the nurses I know. I few who regard nursing as a calling get disillusioned and burn out real fast. As stated above, your...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Am I Being Bullied?
    Not wanting to engage in social chitchat or persistent yammering on the part of the newbie does not make the preceptor a bully. It may indeed make her a seasoned professional, an excellent preceptor...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Sure to get flamed for this
    I stand corrected. You came across as a newbie with an attitude that would not fit into the team at my workplace; I assumed that you WERE a newbie with an attitude that would not fit in with the...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Am I Being Bullied?
    As long as the preceptor is doing her job in precepting, she is not required to be social or to make friends with the OP. In fact, she may find all that constant burbling and yammering very annoying...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. The Irony of Nursing
    And they're allowed to. The TOS don't prohibit cliches.
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Sure to get flamed for this
    Please come back to this thread after you've been a nurse for a few years and tell us what you've learned.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. To transfer or not to transfer?
    This is why managers hesitate to hire new grads. You really like your job and you're comfortable where you are. I'd say stay. It takes at least a couple of years to become competent as a new...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. When a Doctor is very nasty...and
    Threatening to sue (or actually doing so) is going to cause big problems for you, and the physician will probably come through unscathed. Seriously, you want to sue? Truly bad idea. This...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    I beg to differ. When I started in ICU 35 years ago, we all wore our stethescopes around our necks for the entire shift. It wasn't until about ten years ago that I stopped doing so.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Dh was helping another nurse change a poopy patient. He happened to have his mouth wide open, laughing, when her projectile diarrhea cought him square on. In the mouth. Did I mention she had C....
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Sure to get flamed for this
    And I am quite certain that you a wrong. Really.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Am I Being Bullied?
    She's fair, she's involved in your learning and she's teaching you well. That's a good preceptor. The fact that she's not a social as you'd like her to be isn't HER fault. She's probably a bit...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. The Irony of Nursing
    How interesting. You say you can take constructive criticism. Then you say you don't want to see any comments other than support. Which is it? When you put your stuff out there on an internet...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Sure to get flamed for this
    To all of those who say things such as "I wouldn't want YOU as a preceptor" or "If you don't like teaching, DON'T precept" or "I only want a preceptor who will blow rainbows up my skirt and spoonfeed...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. A thief named Alzheimer's
    I am so sorry for you. I've often wondered which would be worse: being the one with Alzheimer's or the one who has to care for him or her. Both my mother and my mother-in-law have it; it's...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  18. Sure to get flamed for this
    There were plenty of upsides ! Long time ago. I had just left my abusive husband and was not yet a fully functioning mentally healthy adult!
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Family Contract
    I was really hoping you had some sort of advice for dealing with families of difficult patients. Or difficult families of patients.
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. My charge nurse goofed
    Sounds like you were using a Salem sump for feedings and she tried to force meds through the air vent? Now you have a clogged air vent and the patient didn't get those meds. Hope someone notified...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. Specializing as a new grad
    It seems that the trauma job offers more opportunities, and when you get burned out you can go to the smaller NICU.
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sure to get flamed for this
    I try to avoid complaining about you personally. It's not all about you, and I've never met you. So once again, you fail to realize the point of MY post. I don't have a bias against "the younger...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Sure to get flamed for this
    I've seen that quote multiple times. The thing is, though, 38 years ago, no one whined about being "bullied" every time they were corrected or someone didn't like them or things didn't go the way...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    Perhaps the OP dwells under a bridge? I'll admit, I fed it. But continuing to uphold an uneducated point of few after multiple experienced nurses -- especially ER nurses -- have attempted...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Bullying - What is it?
    The more I think about this most, the more I think the poster has things backwards. Professionals often miss lunch -- if the workday calls for it. Doctors miss lunch, lawyers miss lunch, nurses miss...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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