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  1. Nurse, Madonna, and waitress??
    Usually in the general public I get a lot of respect, especially when I tell them I am a peds nurse. I have received the worst treatment from some of the parents of patients but luckily that does not...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What are you most vigilant about?
    Making sure emergency equipment is at the bedside and working. That includes an ambubag and suction for every single patient (I work peds critical care and stepdown). Trach patients make sure there...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Worst Nursing Job You Ever Had
    My current job-- I love it now, but when I first started it was very very hard to see sick and dying and injured and abused kids. Well, it's still hard. But I cope better now.
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Wow i must work in an extremely boring place! I have never heard of this happening, and talking to several co-workers, they have not heard of it either. People at my workplace must either be very...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. New virus
    We have not been hit yet that we know of, but I am in PICU-Stepdown and have a lot of lung kids, so I'm sure it will come soon. I found out that our hospital, like many, do not have the capability to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INFJ- Peds Critical Care and Stepdown It actually fits, even though I did NOT look to go into this area of nursing at all.
    Sep 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. When to wash, When to rub?
    What the above posters said-- but also every few times of using the hand sanitizer I wash with soap and water. It just feels cleaner and it gets the hand sanitizer residue off your hands.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Three-year RN BSN, Still Having Great Difficulty Landing Hospital Job
    I'm sorry you are not able to move to hospital jobs. Without knowing your background at all, I would like to suggest hiring a professional resume writer and interview coach. They can often find good...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. Things that make you go hmmm....
    A kid who was neurologically appropriate for age who used a paci and was *way* too old for it, by at least a decade.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    I just did it a couple of nights ago. I also told them I would be keeping them in my thoughts. It was just wet eyes, not flowing tears or sobs. They could see it in my face that I cared. They hugged...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nursing School Oopsies
    Watching an epidural being placed in a laboring woman. Finding myself on the floor behind the nurse's station with my head being pushed between my knees and a juice being offered to me. I still can't...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What makes it worth it?
    I work peds. I have had feedback from several of my patients' families. They come back and remember me, and they tell me thank you for having that talk with them. I often talk mom to mom, not just...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Creepy Crawlies
    Patient came from home with black mold in the PEEP valve of their home vent. No wonder they were sick! We get our share of lice and bedbugs. I have done leech therapy on two patients. That was...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Assignment of isolation pts
    Nope, we give the pregnant nurses the VRE, MRSA, c.diff and such patients. Just not the ones I mentioned above. If in doubt wear all protective gear including eye shields and wash your hands because...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Assignment of isolation pts
    We assign based on acuity rather than isolation status. We don't give pregnant nurses the patients who might harm them or their baby: chicken pox, CMV, TB and such. And we don't give them any...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I'm not religious but I do go to work with several people who are, and are proud of it. I just listen, smile, nod my head, and am happy for them. If they have something that gives them happiness,...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Should I continue my BSN?
    Agreed with all above!! I am about your same age with same amount of experience and school-aged kids. I am currently getting my BSN through an online program. I was told by my manager that I had...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. To cut or not to cut?
    Our nurses actually donate hair stuff for our patients. Like good shampoo, hair bows, rubber bands, and such. I WISH we had proper brushes! Maybe if I find some on sale for $1 I'll buy some for the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    The pay amount you mention as a new grad nurse is about accurate. I think that you are comparing yourself to other nurses who either have a spouse who is also making money, so they can afford the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need Advice- OR to ED or ICU?
    Is there a way to spend some time on each unit to see where your heart takes you? I think one of the main differences between ED and ICU-- and come here without ever having worked ED, and only...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. get fired?
    Don't resign!! We have all been there, probably more than you are aware of. I had two counseling sessions my first year and I felt ready to turn in my nursing license and go back to being a stay at...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Float Pool Vent
    I love our float pool RNs. Our floor has been so short-handed the last few months that I forget some of them are not regular staff on our unit. But like others said, we try to be nice to the float...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. If you could go back and choose....
    I worked my dream job as a stay at home mom. I was good at it and it was where my heart was happiest. Unfortunately the salary for stay at home parents is awful.
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Would you want your child to become a Nurse???
    I just talked to a person at work last night who left a job of high prestige and has an advanced education. She's starting over from scratch and is currently a CNA working her way through nursing...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Does 12 hr shifter work less than 8 hr shifter?
    The hours worked don't matter as much as the pay per hour. Nurses are still considered full time with a 36 hour a week job. 1. Don't forget to count lunch break, which is 30 minutes. So it's...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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