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  1. Passion for Nursing but have disfigured fingers
    What makes a glove sterile is not how it fits, but how it's sterilized. That lady is handing you some weird BS, in my opinion. My hands are tiny, and maybe some XS non-sterile gloves fit decently,...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Apparently I was supposed to lie: back injury preventing hospital hiring
    You could call them and ask, since they made the job offer, would another unit in the hospital consider hiring you? It's worth a shot.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Cough Syrup - wow!
    I'm not too keen on the chloroform, but the rest of it sounds like it would do the trick. I'd wake up three days later, on earth or in heaven, and presto! Cough is gone!
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    My favorite song to hear on the way to work: "The ****** is Back" by Elton John. And sometimes I mangle a Johnny Cash tune: "golightly on the ledge babe, golightly on the ground... I'm not the one...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Dropping Magnet
    Ha! That's the first time I heard AIDET mentioned outside of my hospital! It's an entire program that basically means smile at people you pass in the hallway and talk nice about the oncoming shift....
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Sketcher's Skinny leg scrub pants to sexy for work?
    Tell your coworkers to mind their own business, wear something that moves with you when you bend, squat, walk etc and does not ride up or fall down, and wear a top that comes down to about the hip...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Male Nurse Dons Dress To Protest Lack Of Uniforms
    One, do they have air conditioning? Two, why would he want his legs exposed? I like intact skin and I don't like body fluids to come in contact with my exposed skin. Also, women who wore dresses...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Empty the foley they said...
    Also in the epic category: a 3 way foley to irrigation that just won't run clear, no matter how much you dump in there. It drives the tech crazy to hear "do NOT touch my foley tonight, I don't care...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. Empty the foley they said...
    Hm. A Bard bag with a urometer will hold 4800 cc of urine. Granted, it will be completely round and the urometer will be sticking out and pointing up, but it will hold. Will the hanger-do thing...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Once I was in home depot with my hubby and he said "it sure is quiet in here"... and I chastized him for it. "Shh! don't SAY that! I like it this way and now it won't be!!" He looked at me really...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Love or hate your IV pumps?
    I have used Horizon, really old brown Baxters, the colleague- both the triple channel ones and the single channel ones, and now use the sigmas by Baxter. Horizons were ok, except the big "pillow"...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Husband and wife working together
    Having worked with a number of couples that worked together, I have yet to meet one that was functional. And by working together, I mean same shift, same unit, same days. There is always one that...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I Hate Being Bipolar. It's AWESOME!
    Marla, I have faith that you'll get through this okay.
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Why are people uncomfortable talking about mental health?
    People are afraid to deal with mental issues because they aren't an easy fix, and out of fear, but also from denial. "That is not me, that is not my family, that is dangerous, etc." Then they get...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Opioid induced hyperalgesia
    I am one of the nurses who tells people they are not supposed to be "pain free" at all times. I tell preops they are going to have pain, but we will try for taking the edge off. I tell postops it's...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses who go on breaks during report
    Tell them a written report will help you get your shift started sooner, and save them from having to interrupt you once you have gotten started?
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What Is The Shift You Will Never Forget?
    There have been quite a few that were memorable. My first DIC patient I wound up sharing with another nurse, we did hour on, hour off for him- the hour out of the room we would snack, pee, chart and...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Failure Failure Just another Failure....
    I recommend the Sylvia Rayfield books- one on meds and one on basic nursing. I recommended them several times, to folks who didn't pass NCLEX the first time. They passed using that course. This is...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Scrub Warm-Up Jacket That is Actually Warm
    Fruit of the Loom long sleeved tee shirts are comfy and do help. Also LL bean makes silk undershirts if you have a pricy budget (I don't, well I might could try one but I keep forgetting about...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. This year's flu vaccine not too useful
    I got influenza A this year from a patient, and gave it to my husband before either of us knew what hit us. Our entire household was vaccinated. It wasn't a good week. I shudder to think how it...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  21. Terrible Medication error
    I've seen patients get 80 mg IV lasix as an IV push, given over oh, ten minutes or so... Of course for those patients there was backup potassium ordered. There should have been as well, for your...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. How do you "leave it at work?"
    When I was in school, the focus was on pass clinicals, get good grades. Period. So for some reason I do remember some things about my patients from clinicals, but I couldn't tell you their names...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How does chemistry apply to your RN position?
    And on the practical side of things, don't put solidifier in a full container of nicely acidic bile from the suction thingy on the wall. Seriously. Dump a little down the toilet first, or you'll...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Georgia Approves New Reporting Requirements For Nurses
    My boss explained that at our facility, we intend to have it work this way: you must tell the supervisor what you think. You have to have actual objective events to say something. He or she will...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Is this possible??
    I have learned to ask people to differentiate by saying, ok so does it make you itch, get a rash, or does your throat swell up and give you trouble breathing? If yes, allergy and that's that. If...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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