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  1. Getting older...feeling forced out
    Ditto... I have a BSN, yet I feel exactly like you. I give 100% at work, but canʻt seem to keep up with the charting, the constant changes, and management down my throat to "do a little...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Transport in the hospital.
    I feel your pain!! And I think itʻs only going to get worse. Transport is gone... whatʻs next? Housekeeping? Weʻll have to clean and sanitize the rooms before the next admission. And then...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. History of Bipolar Disorder, can I do this?
    Much like the two previous posters, I am a longtime nurse with a longtime history of bipolar disorder and anxiety. Some days I wonder how I have made it this far as a nurse. I work nights for the...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    I have been a floor nurse for nearly fifteen years. It seems like the profession has turned from a mutual respect relationship between nurses and patients, to a demanding,...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    The family members who would come in to visit the trached and vented patient and turn off their oxygen and suction so the patient would desat and they could try to sue us for negligence. Thank god...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Is 7 the new 5?
    I have been a med-surg nurse for almost fourteen years. I have done a lot of traveling and worked in different facilities and states... every place is different. Most places like to think they...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Patient requests
    "Can you run over to CVS and buy me some razors on your lunch break?"
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Dear God, Help me
    I love this thread. You guys are cracking me up. I am a med-surg RN and absolutely ADORE the elderly dementia patients. The amuse me, and I have infinite patience for them because I know they...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. If you could do it over again, would you still have gone into nursing?
    Thank you for your post. I am going on 14 years as a medical-surgical/progressive RN, and the older I get the more anxious, depressed, and cynical I get about the job. I have floated and explored...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    Many facilities have a physician reporting system. She has a boss, too... there is no reason she should be treating ANYONE like this!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. White Board Credentials
    I think this would really confuse the patients. Sometimes it's hard enough to keep track of RN, CNA, RT, PT, MD. No need to add more alphabet soup to the confusion!!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The Transience of Life
    I sometimes use the metaphor "assembly line", but you explained it much more eloquently. Great post!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Night shifters - ever experience this?
    When I try to switch back and forth I get 'crazy'. Sleep is my #1 priority. Fortunately, my husband is a writer and a natural night shifter, so we live on night shift. I sleep 8 hours during the...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    No one sits 'til everyone sits!
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    1. It is about the patient, not you, your life, your schedule, your stress level. While you are at work, you are there to care for the patient, no matter who they are, what they did, or why they...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Medical vs Surgical Nursing
    I am a medical-surgical nurse who is more comfortable with medical patients. I enjoy surgical patients for the reasons the other posters listed (I can't tell you a lot about ortho, though). I have...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Good for a night shift giggle or insomnia:)
    I love "The Form". What a creative way to vent frustration!
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. NOC shift and calling the MD
    If you think you should call, it probably means you should....You are there for your patients... NO ONE wants to be woken up in the middle of the night but that is the price they pay for being the...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. Collaboration....
    :redbeathe Love it!!! :redbeathe
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?
    Obese female in her forties admitted from the ED for asthma, allergy list a mile long, takes medication for anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic back pain, etc. Has packed her comfy...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Things interviewees have said...
    Sounds like she would be a perfect candidate for Tuesday morning shifts.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Things interviewees have said...
    I had an interviewing nurse burst into tears and say that she hated her current job so much she didn't know what she would do if she didn't get the job on my unit. My observations from multiple...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Health Insurance?
    Hello! I am temporarily doing some Registry/Per Diem shifts and was wondering if anyone had any advice on health insurance companies? I have been looking online, and there are so many companies my...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  24. Things that make it all worth it
    I find that the patients who say "I hate to keep bothering you...", don't seem to mind bothering me at all :)
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How to "Train the Trainer"
    Wow, what a great opportunity! I would love to find a job like that! Your question is hard to answer, since every single new nurse will have different needs. Does the facility have clinical...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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