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  1. That certain odor on some patients and their visitors
    This is horrible! Have you considered making judgements of people by their personality and character instead of their looks? I'm a freaking atheist and I still completely agree with Jesus on this:...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    This was intended to be some insight in the mind of the suicidal person. I'll be happy to tell my story about the realizations I had while coming out of that deep depression if you'd like. Much of...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    I've had a couple MS patients with authorizations. Family brought in food made with added cannabis, no smoking involved. We were able to D/C Ambien because they were able to sleep well as a result...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    I chalk that up to the difference between sympathy and empathy, lots of people don't know the difference. I believe they mean well, but have no emotional interest in the issue. There's an...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Attire for interview
    Suits and (sensible) pumps for me too. I've never been turned down for a position I interviewed for when I wear them. Conservative is always the way to go for interviews.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    Oh, that's awesome! I rarely check that section as I'm not a psych nurse. It's good to know that's there. Thank you for making that available.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Mental Illness Can Be Terminal
    Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right? According to the APA, studies show that occupation is not a predictor of suicide risk. In one study of suicide rates...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Give me some hope...Is ANYONE happy being a nurse??
    Some people consider their job their "calling," but many of us wouldn't do this job if we weren't being paid to do it. It's just like any other job - if the work environment is pleasant and you work...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Marijuana and nursing
    My significant other is a police officer in WA state. They DO have a blood test that determines if someone is currently under the influence, or has smoked/ingested marijuana within the last few...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    It was an assisted living facility, so most of the residents had their own full size or larger beds in their rooms. This room belonged to a married couple, so they had a queen size in their room. ...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I don't work in a clinic, but every time I've been to the doctor and c/o pain (I ask to see my chart), the nurse charts that I have x/10 pain, and just leaves it at that. That's just part of the...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    As far as expletives are concerned, when I'm quoting a patient, I always use the exact words they said. I don't use asterisks or blanks, because the patient did not state "B- asterisk- asterisk-...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    I caught an aide sleeping IN A PATIENT'S BED once. Who does that? Apparently, she'd been disappearing for hours at a time, and we finally found out where she was going. So many things wrong with...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. no show no call
    Eek! That sounds like a crappy facility all around. To management of a lot of LTC facilities, nurses are basically expendable licenses with a pulse. If you won't take their crap, someone else will,...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What a story!
    I worked in a dementia care unit for a while. I had a group of moderately functional residents who were convinced they were on vacation and asked to be shown their "hotel rooms" before they went...
    Mar 22
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  16. Doctor resigning after explosive incident
    Throwing things? I'd call the cops and press charges for assault. That's just me though, I can understand why others wouldn't. But nobody's throwing things and threatening me without consequences.
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nurse!!!  Nuuuurrrrsssse!!!!
    I had a patient who screamed "Waitress! Waitress!" any time they needed something. To be fair, it was usually "My coffee is cold! I want it taken off my bill!"
    Mar 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Unsafe, possibly illegal situation at my workplace
    You are following the direct orders of a physician. The MD is who delegates the care to you. As far as there being an RN, I worked in an assisted living facility at one point where the care manager...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why Are Nurses So Critical of Other Nurses?
    Yeah, I think you might have something there. I don't believe there is a such thing as a completely altruistic motive, and the main reason many people become nurses is helping people makes them feel...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    In my facility, when LPNs come across something that is outside of their scope of practice, they go find an RN to do it. They aren't delegating, they are making sure the task is completed by someone...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing school struggle with a mental disease
    Stress is bad for everyone, but is a huge trigger for those of us with mental illnesses. It sounds like perhaps a visit to your doctor is in order. Lack of motivation and apathy can be symptoms of...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    How is explaining that there is clearly a difference in values between one generation and another profiling? Nobody said all elderly people are racist. Just the ones that complain about (insert...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. "compassionate" Atheists...
    Clearly they don't enforce TOS pertaining to trolling as much as they should...this post is still up.
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  24. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    I work in LTC and this reminds me of an elderly patient I had. He was absolutely adamant that no nurses or aides of color attend him - that was the gist of what he said anyway. The thing was, he...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Hero Worship of Nurses: Misplaced
    While I agree with you, it wasn't so much about considering nurses heroes as it was about nurses being held to superhuman standards, when we're all just plain old human beings.
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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