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  1. What would make you say "I could never do that"
    Absolutley could not do the following PEDS..... I hated my peds rotation. Im not gonna beg this kid to take his medicine and I hate dealing with the parents. The only kids I like are those in...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hospital Requiring Employees to take H1N1 Vaccine
    Hope this is not a stupid question but does anyone think they are using healthcare workers as test subjects? Next year they take a poll of all the people who took the H1N1 and see how they are now....
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I need help with interventions for risk of infection
    promote a healthy diet.....assess comorbidities in the pt..example are they neutrapenic because the recently had chemo treatment, do they have uncontrolled diabetes. Even treating the anxious patient...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. RN's, what would you like to see from Student Nurses?
    overall I like students and I can remember being a student and feeling unappreciated by the nurses on certain units. I also felt like I couldnt be trusted. We also use to bad mouth the nurses over...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Are COWs causing injury?
    We just started using them a week ago. I hate it and yes you do stand a lot. They actually want us to clean the wheels and wipe down the entire thing everytime we go into a pts room on contact...
    Jun 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this a trick question or am I reading too much into it?
    the answer is all of the above except give the medication. You actually as a NURSE do all these things at the same time without even thinking about it. If I get a med that requires me to give 40...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. On verge of nervous breakdown
    Oh man I feel so sorry for you and all the other posters, I am going through the same thing. I work nights on a busy floor, bills, home stress, and just the stress of being in nursing has caused me...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Back Rubs
    Sorry I dont do back rubs. I file it right up there with pep who bend over and want me to wash or wipe some spot they claim to not be able to reach. Not gonna happen. Call me evil or whatever you...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. "What would you do" continued....
    I would give the Metoprolol and hold all the other meds til the am. You can give more meds if needed easier than you can fix a bottomed out BP. I would inform the night shift that you tried to reach...
    Feb 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses, where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
    my 5 year goal is to stay in cardiac nursing, probably in a Cardiac ICU or cath lab while working on my BSN and NP and on a personal level marry my loving BF and have a kid. my 10 year goal is to...
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. $8000.00 Penalty for Quiting Critical Care Nurse Residency Program Before 3 Years
    I say dont do it. Just my opinion. Unless this is the only ICU job available anywhere near you I would pass on it. What if you are terminated? What if you get sick or have to go on disability? For...
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What areas of brain were affected?
    The time it takes for you to post this message, you can google.....1)areas of the brain that affect speech 2) stroke 3) strokes and the areas that affect the right side of the body. There is endless...
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 8:1 pt load, foreign nurses, let's import more to maintain profits, keep costs down!!
    Your assignment didnt sound half bad to me. Atleast you had a cna and a charge nurse. I do the same every night on a tele floor 7 to1 pt ratio, the charge nurse has 6 to 1, a cna is a rare treat, no...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Grossest Thing You've Ever Seen
    As a cna in the nursing home I saw alot of gross things. Once as I was doing pt rounds I had a little old lady who was eating what I thought was a candy bar.....by the time I was able to glove and go...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Medical This or That
    phlegm... young male pt with a hovering mom at bedside 24/7(taking notes :chuckle ) or pt with a spouse thats a know it all doctor
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. a patient who things she's in a hotel
    I hate dealing with drug seekers, especially the manipulation that comes with it. Working Telemetry we get the chest pain group who come in positive for coke and marij. Refuse to be npo for a stress...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. TLC removal,....what the highest,..
    Once I was assisting a fellow day shift nurse pull a line so the tip could be cultured. I was leaving from night shift and just helped out b/c it was my pt earlier. I held the specimen cup and...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Work all night -School during the day, can it be done?
    I say go for it. I worked two jobs while in school. Like you I had all the prereqs out of the way and only had my nursing class and clinicals for four days through the week. After class I would work...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    When you come home to a quiet house but swear you hear the tele monitors alarming. When you collapse into bed after a long night and for a split second go to let the side rails up. (Did this once...
    Apr 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Will nursing change w/ Nonpayment for Performance (Medicare)
    pts can get UTIs whether or not they have foleys. Most docs will probably go for the foley instead b/c they know that urine on the skin and frequent changes will lead to skin breakdown fast. Which...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What did you think Nursing was About?
    I think that the biggest thing that I hate about bedside nursing is that we dont have defined roles. You can just about blame the nurse for ANYTHING that doesnt go right. Lab didnt come and draw that...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do you think most nurses can afford to work part time?
    With bills and going back to school I cant really afford to go part time but Im gonna do it anyway. I transferred to a different floor six months ago and I hate my job. I put up with it this long and...
    Mar 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    To the obese pt...no I wont be getting you out of bed for the first time so you can fall on me...... Also, dont get mad when it takes me 20 minutes to hunt down four other pep strong enough to turn...
    Dec 15, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Ethics: Does it bother you when people are in nursing to make money?
    I have a real problem with the people who are only in it for the money. I agree that money is important when choosing your career and I think that we should be compensated well for what we do. But if...
    Nov 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Help!! How to retain new nurses
    I am not a new nurse but recently I started a new job in an area that I don't have a lot of previous experience in. I think what would help to retain new hire nurses is to not treat them like they...
    Nov 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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