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  1. Got a letter today, asking me to join hospital union - join or not join?
    I agree, the good outweighs the bad. If I had been in a union in my job in 2006, there's NO way I would've gotten fired because the boss had a personal vendetta against me. My union would've had my...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Fake call outs irritate me
    At my last job, if you were scheduled to work the holiday and you called out sick, you didn't get your paid holiday. We didn't get time and a half for working the holiday. We got an extra day off or...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. You know what makes me a crusty old bat? Need variety nurses in AN cartoons
    Yes, yes, yes and a THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    And I put in my request in FEBRUARY for an April party! I'd say two and a half months is PLENTY of notice. We don't have to schedule that a year in advance. I had to give a $100 deposit to the water...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    Oh Dang, was I supposed to ask for permission here before I quit my job on Friday? I already have a new one lined up.
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Yup, this is what I'd do! I put in a request for the Friday night off before my sons 10th birthday party that we were hosting at a local indoor water park with 9 of his friends. So what does the...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurse files lawsuit over firing
    The ER docs where I used to work would send up pt's ALL THE TIME that weren't 'stable'. Got one pt, being admitted with uncontrolled Afib COMPLETELY untreated in the ER. In fact, the ER nurse didn't...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Instead of finishing out my 2 weeks, I just quit!
    I have been interviewing at various places for over 5 years. My previous job was very toxic. It continued to get worse. I interviewed for a job(the 3rd time I interviewed for this specific position...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Leaving the bedside for Correctional Facility
    After working in an adult ICU for over 8 years and being a Critical Care nurse for over 12 with 17 years of acute care nursing under my belt, I'll be starting work in a State Correctional facility...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. good report sheet
    Also, the Scrubs magazine website has a few good Report sheets for ICU nurses.
    Aug 17
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Difficult family (Long)
    Oh so this person is still a full code and there were 5 people in the room? Oh heck no!! I'd limit it to 3 and if you have to, if you have a charge nurse, let THEM speak to the family or better yet,...
    Aug 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    In my hospital, on night shift, there IS no RT after 11pm until 7am, so I AM RT. There's one on-call though, in case she is needed for the ER because I cannot play RT for them if they need to...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. How do you unwind...
    I work night shift so some mornings (my NIGHT) I have a nice glass of wine. Then some Benadryl, then bed. I can't fall asleep right away...I need some downtime first.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Do Nurses Get Traffic Tickets?
    I just got pulled over for speeding a few weeks ago. The cop said I was going 80 in a 65 MPH zone even though I had my cruise control set at 72:no: I handed him my drivers license. He asked me where...
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad in ICU last week of orientation!
    Don't be afraid to ask questions...be sure you're asking the right person though. If you can, try to find the answer yourself. I know for me, I'll remember it, if I sought out the answer on my own. I...
    Apr 25
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. blood transfusion and first 15 minutes
    I used to stay with the pt for 1st 15min when I worked floor. Our policy doesn't state we have to physically be in room w/pt. It says VS pre transfusion, then 5 min after initiation, then 10 min,...
    Mar 15
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. How is your ICU staffing done?
    I will never take 4 patients! My max is 3. If they're in ICU, they're there for a reason. I'm in a small community hospital ICU as well & my max is 3. We only have 6 beds total.
    Mar 15
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. ICU visiting hours
    Have a pt now who's fiancÚ is at the bedside 24-7...talking on the cellphone ALL NIGHT LONG. Can't figure out why the pt is spiking temps despite normal WBC ct and negative blood cultures....hmmm...
    Mar 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. What was your last job prior to ICU?
    Prior to getting into ICU, I worked on a cardiac floor where I learned telemetry. I personally feel it's very important to have a good grasp on basic telemetry/cardiac arrhythmias prior to moving...
    Mar 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. ICU visiting hours
    I work in a small community hospital ICU, more of a glorified Med-Surg floor, if you will. So a lot of times, these patients have family members who haven't seen Mom or Dad who was admitted from the...
    Jan 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. "Omg. I just got my CNA license, and I'm giving narcs."
    Before I became and RN or even a CNA, I worked in an assisted living facility and was giving meds and insulin all the time to the residents.
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. As a Nurse and a Patient
    I had a patient tell my day shift coworker that I was a 'drill sergeant because I 'made' her use her Incentive Spirometer because I didn't want her getting post-op atelectasis turning into pneumonia!...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CCRN
    Yup! DEFINITELY Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio!! Her tapes( I bought them on VHS) were wonderful and hit everything. I also attended her live CCRN review class. Also recommend the Pass CCRN book but...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    Oh yes, I've had patients complain to management about me. One didn't like my tone. One complained to my boss that I kicked her husbands bed with my plastic Quarks shoe when I was just taking the...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. vent about floating
    Well lets see...I'm an ICU nurse so our Nursing office figures that I ought to be able to work in EVERY dept in the hospital from OB to Psych. And I've even been put IN CHARGE of different units such...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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