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  1. Charge nurses
    All of our RNs rotate whether we want to or not. It's only 4 of us. We don't get paid extra or get any incentive besides a full patient load and a headache. Hate it.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Imagine my Dismay.....
    I think we work on the same unit! Lol. It wouldn't be a problem if this didn't occur everyday! Staffing calls for 4 cnas yet we only have 1 and they wonder why float refuses to come work in our unit!
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Instructor won't allow us to use our own calculator for math test?
    We weren't allowed to use our own calculators during ANY type of exam in nursing school. We could only use the calculator on the computer. They were preparing us for taking the NCLEX, where you...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said or done for you?
    Honestly? A patient told me "Thank you." I was having an awful shift and was FUMING. The simple fact that someone was actually appreciative of what I was doing for them was overwhelming. I am SO not...
    Feb 14
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  5. Most common (+ overlooked) reasons for abnormal vitals?
    At least your tech's know how to take a manual. Even though it's a class check-off when they are first hired, I always get that "deer in the headlight" look when I ask the tech to do a manual...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. darn bed alarms
    I understand your frustration. We usually have 26 acute care patients and all are high fall risks. Almost all have dementia or tend to sundown. It's RARE that we have a self-care patient. I've been...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. 27-Year-Old Brain Dead Woman Removed From Life Support; Family Watches from Iran
    Did I miss something? What was the medical error?
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. The 4-Generation Gap in Nursing
    So I'm a Millennial, raised by Baby Boomers, with the characteristics of a Traditionalist...except I don't hate technology. Yep, sounds like me.
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  9. What Baffles You?
    OMG that makes me so mad! Especially after we've thoroughly went over EACH pill...and you've been in the hospital for over a month, with the exact same MAR. As soon as they lift the cup up to their...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Reprimanded for reporting medication errors and so much more
    Consider yourself lucky to still be in the program! I'm in my 20's and still cannot for the life of me understand why would someone discuss/criticize their job/clinical on social media!
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Patient abuse... To staff
    That young lady is lucky to have a boss like you...My boss? Yeah, she would listened/believed the complaint, presented me with a write-up, and sent me to a conflict resolution class....
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Checking A Patient's Blood Glucose In His Earlobe?
    UPDATE: Sorry it took me so long to reply back. However, since my DON, PCC, & safety manager did not know the answer I got in contact with an educator from another unit. (They refuse to hire an...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Checking A Patient's Blood Glucose In His Earlobe?
    I never mentioned sticking a patient's toe.
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Checking A Patient's Blood Glucose In His Earlobe?
    The other night we had a patient whose blood sugar was low after supper and it was checked in his fingers. After about an hour with critical low values, he was given a dose of D50 and it started to...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Managers that don't like you.....ever been there?
    Yeah, I'm there now. She frowns down on education and anytime someone corrects her. When I enrolled into my RN-BSN program she asked "What's the point? Do you think you'll be better than me because...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Why do you visit
    Well, I joined because every time I googled a question it always brought me to AN. I also joined because I wanted to vent or ask questions about a disease that one of my patients may have had....
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. Man = muscle, being taken advantage of
    Well, I always get chosen to care for all the feisty elderly female patients because I'm the lone female on my rotation and they are afraid of being accused of doing something. I'm a strong female...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Paying for Course syllabus?
    My school was not for-profit. However, in the nursing program ONLY, copies of the syllabus were for sale. I found that to be very weird. However, all of our teachers posted their syllabus online so...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Funniest or worst PDN notes.
    Actually done that this week...twice. The first was in the ER and of course it was PLASTERED over the giant Cerner board for all staff to see and we all got a good chuckle out of that.
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Rehab needs to get a clue
    OMG. I thought this sort of thing only happened at my facility. Our entire med pass is based on the therapist schedules. Ok fine. But almost everyone is a high fall risk (visible armband on pt) thus...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Question about isolation precautions...
    Thanks everyone. And to the ones questioning my ever hear the saying "common sense just isn't that common"? That saying is perfect for her! She's never worked as a floor nurse a day in her...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Question about isolation precautions...
    I work on a SNF within a hospital. Majority of the people are there for physical/occupational/speech therapy or wound care and antibiotic treatment. We get quite a few people on isolation. Right now,...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    @ calivianya For some reason it won't let me reply/quote your comment. But yes this is TOXIC environment. I won't go into details but this is small compared to the other crap they have pulled. I...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    Had a co-worker to get her "first and final" write up when she ALMOST gave a patient a Heparin injection. While re-checking her meds in the room she realized he was not on the med. The patient's wife...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Completed my RN-BSN program....
    And to those who said I wasn't going to learn anything were WRONG! Lol.
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN