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  1. Always Complaints, Never an Attaboy
    YES. YES YES YES. One of my coworkers who has worked with us for less than a year remarked the other day that morale was really low on our unit. This is exactly why... we only ever get feedback...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. You did not just do that?!
    Ugh, how unprofessional! I would be so upset if I heard someone talking to a patient that way. Fortunately the only gaffe I can think of is when I said "I think your mom is waiting outside" to a...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    No way. NG tubes look absolutely miserable. Seems like an extreme thing that I hope doesn't catch on.
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    Huh! This is interesting to me. We recently had a patient who was the husband of a staff member who dutifully wore her gown and gloves every day, and I couldn't help but think, why? When they go home...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Exhausted
    I think that it is totally normal. Sometimes you need to take that whole first day to decompress from the work week.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    I tend to ramble on, lose track of my story and add a million pointless details, and then end all of my sentences with "....so...." I hear myself doing it and it makes me crazy!! I can't believe...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    ... gossiping ... complaining about who is going to take this admission ... making patients feel they're inconveniencing you ... interrupting me while I'm passing meds or teaching a patient...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Expressing gratitude and appreciation to co-workers
    Saying "thank you for all of your hard work today" definitely goes a long way! It's good to give AND receive!!!
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Please Start!
    Please START calling the doc with abnormal labs! Let's not wait til the K or the H&H or Mg is CRITICAL before we place a call!!!
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Meh. I believe that there are definitely people who will cut and run at the first sign of a job being anything less than ideal, and that's their prerogative. I personally think it doesn't look great...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    Good question. I am not sure about that. I will have to ask the next time I donate blood!
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    There is a hefty disposal charge, apparently. I had a patient who was demanding to have her blood infused, even though her H&H and hemodynamic status was fine, and thought she was being a bit...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    No, I would not describe that as abuse. Some things are uncomfortable. Of course, I would rule out some kind of musculoskeletal issue but really it's (hopefully) not going to be on her arm for any...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    At my hospital we check them hourly but take turns between CNA and RN. I can't imagine doing it with seven patients, without an aide. Maybe on night shift. If they were all stable. And sleeping. We...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    I've had patients who donated their own blood prior to surgery who wanted it transfused back to them. So I guess that would be an instance where a patient wants a blood transfusion.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. physical capabilty test
    I'm in my late 20s, run a couple of times a week, consider myself fairly strong, but I would totally T-rex out if I had to do a chin up. NOOOOOPE.
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bed alarms
    I always thought of bed alarms as basically an early warning that your patient was getting out of bed, rather than rounding and finding them on the floor.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    I have stuck myself with 2 separate insulin needles and it was very obvious each time, it felt like a prick or a beesting. I can't imagine sticking myself with an IV needle and not noticing!
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    We recently had a lady on our floor who hadn't pooped in 5 days. She was being discharged to the nursing home but of course we can't send her complaining that she is constipated. She got MOM, a...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    Sorry, I was thinking you were in an acute care setting such as a hospital. I'm not really familiar with how this situation would play out in a home care setting.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    .... Bo-nus? JK. We get them during the holidays and I lose around 20% to taxes every year. But hey, it is more than I would have had otherwise. Besides, they emphasize that EVERYONE GETS THE SAME...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    I got cornered for a practice one of these... and ALL they asked about was the pain scale, 0-10. It was so frustrating to explain to two play-acting administrators that no, the patient hadn't...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    I'm not sure what your role is here... are you his nurse? Be a good patient advocate and ask for his morphine to be increased. If you are a student, address it with his assigned nurse.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Is the VA a good place to work?
    Thanks for the responses! I guess it is pretty vague. Most of the nurses I know who used to work at the VA say they wish they had never left, which I take to be a good sign, but they have been out of...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Float Pool Vent
    I feel like the float pool nurses deserve a lot of respect because they are able to go between units flexibly, they don't get the same assignment back every shift, and they never know what they are...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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