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  1. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do You Wear Your Colors To Work?
    We can wear whatever, and a lot of our folks wear Charger stuff during football season. My blood runs deep orange, however, and no one in Southern California would get it, so I don't bother. GO...
    Oct 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is administration thinking?
    RhiaRN75, That was a GREAT story.......I was howling. Thanks for sharing it in such great detail. And, oh, yes, I agree with you.....when certain surgeons lock horns with administration,...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pinning Ceremony Question
    Perhaps "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News, or "I Want to be Sedated" by the Ramones........ Seriously, congratulations on your upcoming pinning and duet. I don't know if your...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. i feel so guilty..should i have done more?
    Stop flogging yourself. I don't think you did anything wrong here. With respect to the previous posters, I have to disagree with them. Your patient was a COPD'er admitted with a sat of 84% on 5...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Don't know what to do.  I just CAN'T. TAKE. THIS. ANYMORE...........
    [quote=EmergencyNrse;3884361]Wow, lots of responses in the 12-hrs I was @ work. For those of you that think I was rude and compassionate, mean spirited so be it. So much for brutal honesty....
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Please response its for my project!! :d
    You may use my screen name, sure.
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is immediate, undisrupted breastfeeding needed for long term success?
    I'm not an L&D nurse, butI successfully breastfed three strapping sons, so I'll weigh in with my two cents. Baby #1 wasn't interested in eating (or breathing....or doing much of anything,...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. HELP!!! Need advice to critical think at work!!
    Hey, it takes time. We've got a real big crop of brand new ICU nurses working with us now as we prepare to move to a bigger unit. The majority of them are struggling with the same issue you're...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Should an RN accept CNA/PCT job for now
    I would think that working as a CNA, even after passing your NCLEX, would be a great way to keep your foot in the future-empoyment-as-an-RN-door, so to speak. We have a young man working with us...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. A changing paradigm in nursing/healthcare?
    An emerging trend we're discussing in our ICU right now is family centered care. Other topics with lots in the litereature include nurse mentoring, family presence during resuscitation and open...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Being a preceptor blows
    amen, and amen. precepting, good or bad, will only take you so far. i've done a lot of precepting in our icu, and i've been told that i do a good job. i like having new staff come aboard, and i...
    Aug 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. whats the worst or funniest item family has snuck in to your pt?
    Had three guys in trench coats sneak three very large pythons into the cardiac ward at the regional Naval Hospita to visit their herpetologically inclined sailor buddy. Needless to say, we asked...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Preceptor  becomes villain
    I agree with this poster. The insecurity among some nurses is HUGE, and sometimes intimidation of the newbie is their only defense. I also agree that what goes 'round, comes round. My...
    Jul 15, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. If you applied for a job that isn't your "dream" job...
    I wanted oncology too, fresh out of school. I drove up to Nashville to interview on winter break my senior year, hoping that's where they'd place me. It wasn't. "We'd like to hire you for 11...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Am I supernurse or superdud? Or somewhere in between?
    Sats in the 40s? Hell, I'd be calling a code too, and I'm an ICU nurse. You don't screw around with that, and the misinformed folks who told you that it "looks bad for the floor" might want to...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. We Lost A Good One
    I'm so sorry to read about your friend. The death of a friend is never easy to bear, but her young age and near completion of one her goals makes it all the more difficult to contemplate. My...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. OMG...not again
    Unfortunately, the English language ain't what it used to be. My favorite misspelling? Seeing "Acheive Excellence" in a poster at my kid's school. THAT seemed to send a mixed message!
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Bad News
    I'm sorry you're going through this. The pain would be bad enough on its own, but to have to give up something you really love makes it especially cruel. My fervent hope is that the surgeon...
    Jun 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. mom's who are rns
    I've worked 7p-7a for the last 16 years as my husband and I have raised our sons. I think I get more time with them by working nights. I did weekends for 8 years. It's all been worth it - I've had...
    Jun 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pt./Family Comments that Leave You Speechless
    That story about the "haunted room" had me SCREAMING, I was laughing so hard. I've had one family member ask about a brain transplant for his post-self inflicted shotgun blast to the head...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Issues with a nurse who eat their young!
    Sounds like you know how to deal with this mensch. You're right on both counts, the silence, and the age factor. It's GOOD to be 40+........ Nursingpower, I gather from your previous post that...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Nursing market cools, new grads have a tough time finding jobs
    I think Southern California is still hiring. We're getting new grads into the ICU where I work, and it seems like they always need nurses on PCU. They hired 18 new staff for ER last summer. Many...
    May 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Issues with a nurse who eat their young!
    Ummm......I think perhaps you're missing the point of what the OP was trying to convey. Mixing the drip one way or another is not the issue here. In any event, she checked with her charge nurse,...
    May 1, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Finding myself negative these days. Can my expectations be too high?
    I hear you. We have a lot of new staff, and I think they're by and large a smart bunch of folks. I enjoy precepting, and I've been told that I'm very approachable for questions, advice, etc. My...
    May 1, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing

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