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  1. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    This should be required reading for every nursing student. Thank you for a very important lesson. Blessings of comfort, peace and strength.
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Clinical awakening
    Great story and exactly the reason I could never be a Peds nurse! I am going on 26 years in the NICU, high-risk birth certified and NIC certified; however, floating to Peds gives me PVC's! I kid...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Stupid things that nurses say
    1.This one is on one of the ER Docs where I work. End of January, I was in the ER for a lg perineal abscess, draining plus a rather lg hot/red area of cellulitis, all wrongly treated for two weeks....
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Bubble CPAP....does it have to bubble all the time
    The rep is correct; however, the water level should still be moving gently up and down, not just still with no movement. If there is 'play' in the water level, you've still got CPAP.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. What's your favorite/least favorite part of your job?
    Favorite: Sending a NICU baby home with loving people whom you hope will always be that loving. Least Favorite: Sending a NICU baby home and knowing it's probably going to be on the news one...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's your favorite/least favorite part of your job?
    see above post
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What's your favorite/least favorite part of your job?
    This response is for 'isitpossible': Amazingly, it just never occurs to me to be sarcastic or snarky with anyone who asks me a question at work. Esp new nurses or new hires. It breaks my heart to...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It Goes Both Ways
    Oh, and puree' up some Chinese for me if I have no teeth!!!!
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. It Goes Both Ways
    I know from experience that it's the nurse that many times needs a hug or a touch. I have had a parent of my NICU baby acknowledge that I needed a hug after watching us work over a very ill/dying...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Coworker nurse trying to ruin my reputation...
    Absolutely no durg testing. You are accused but innocent. It is up to the co-worker to prove this. Ask for a meeting with your lawyer, the administration/your immed super and this co-worker....
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    I recently endured two weeks and 3 surgeries in 'my' hospital for a rather large (so am I) and deep perineal abscess. My surgeon was a wonderful, dignified, Indian man who was very respectful of me....
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Learn from my STUPID mistake
    I still occasionally find myself doing this after +/- 30 years. Holding the sometimes almost full IV bag against my chest with my arm while I unplug the line to vent a new bag. It always seems like a...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Retired, now what?
    Could you not do work as a telephone nurse? Perhaps you could look into that?
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  14. To Swab or Not to Swab......
    Our Pharmacy states the vial tops are not sterile; if you look at the cap after you pop it, it is not air tight so...not sterile. This is esp true of pop top blood culture bottles. The vial MUST...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Avoid a Nursing Degree
    AKarl Farmer...not funny.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Avoid a Nursing Degree
    You know, everybody keeps talking about the shortage that will occur when all us oldies retire. Well, how many of us will be able to retire? I'm 57yrs old but thank God I have a really small...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Aussie nurse stabbed by patient
    That position is really more dangerous than the rest of the office! That makes your boss's statement even more ignorant. Bless you and keep safe.
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Fictional vital sign charting
    JonesRN, never say you are "'JUST' med/surg/onc" or anything else...EVERY nurse is as important in her/his work as any other. Please know your worth.
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Avoid a Nursing Degree
    NickiLaughs, can I put my homemade pie stand next to your hot dog stand?? We could really pull in some cash!!!!!:yeah:
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Aussie nurse stabbed by patient
    I'll bet no employer in any of these situations would have allowed a legal concealed weapon to be had by the nurse. That's what will tell if they value you or not. If you are without security and...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Funny things lay-people say...
    I worked in Dialysis for over 12 years, and my mom STILL pronounced it 'dialys'; made me crazy, finally just ignored it.
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Getting overpaid. Should I tell payroll?
    I can't believe you even have to ask!!!:confused:
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Central Line Question
    In my NICU, only PICC team members or the NP can remove them. Oh, and the MD but most likely one of the others.:nurse:
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The "dirty" side of nursing...
    Oh Jordanl, you will get a more use to it as time goes by, but there will always be that one thing that just pushes your puke button. After 37 years in nursing, I still have a few. If I hear a...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Smile!  You're on Video!
    These are funny, but I have to go to the dark side on this one!! In the NICU, the EEG's are on for 24hrs of course, but when the audio recording was added, uhoh, it bit some people in the butt. ...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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