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  1. The death of nursing
    I have been an ICU nurse the majority of my 30 years in nursing. I started out and am still a diploma RN. I learned "old school" but have kept up with technology and have always felt that at the...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Walking vented patients
    We used to get vented patients up to chairs, these days patients are overly sedated with fentanyl and versed. One cough and some of the nurses will up the drugs. The intensivists promote a RASS of...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part Three
    I have found the articles very helpful in making me realize I am not "paranoid" and my complaints are not petty. My current nurse manager is SO threatened by my confidence and my ability. She can...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I hate being a nurse
    I am finding that lately after 25+years I am also hating the bedside. Mainly because of the backstabbers I work with, a nurse manager that plays favorites and interprets the "rules" based on the...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Are you so busy that you don't get a lunch break?
    I work 12 hour shifts in an ICU, I make sure I get at least a 30min. break in that 12 hour period. We used to have the mentality that we were too busy to take breaks or lunch....when I am booked...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Makeing 80k
    Not nice Noahsmama.....anyway...I have worked 25+years in MA and with OT my current gross income is 120,000 at a small community hospital...in it for the long haul I guess........
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part Two
    I too am one that many staff turn to for answers and advice....is that why??
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Mandated Flu vaccine?
    I got severely ill about 5 years back post flu shot. Could not sit up without getting a severe headache. One thing led to another, neuro visits, CTs, MRIs, LP, being told it was stress, "tight neck...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  9. How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part Two
    I have been a nurse a lot of years. I opposed my former peer becoming our nurse manager. It has been about 4 years she has been in the position. Most recently she is forming her "inner circle." It...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do you like to be acknowledged at work for a good job done
    I like it when a patient sends a letter with my name included to management.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Organizing the day shift (transition from nights)
    Good luck :D you will develop a routine, give yourself a few weeks and it will become second nature.
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Made me smile
    Nursing now for 28 years, many patients have touched my heart. This week I got to care for a patient for a full week +. 88 years old and the first thing he said was "she's a lefty, I'm in good...
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NO LUNCH???  NO BREAKS???   Is that common in nursing?????
    In MA it is labor law that after every 6 hours you get 30min. We clock in 15 min before and out 15 min after our shift change. Typically we are lucky to get 30 min, and I must say because it was due...
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I fixed my problem with my legs and feet...A good shoe!
    Thanks for the shoe tip...one other tip for back pain and stiffness The sleep number bed. I suffered all the time from stiffness and back pain my husband talked me into a sleep number bed and I...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. MORAL DILEMA
    i am an "old" nurse. it use to be that dnr/dni did mean do not treat. in this day and age, even when a patient is alert and oriented, able to make their own decisions, have made their decisions...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What Would Happen if You Blew the Whistle on Your Employer?
    Suppose you have a stroke patient and the person arrives within the window of opportunity to be treated with TPA and they are given TNK in error....then the stroke extends and the person is paralyzed...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Images of Nursing: “I’m just a nurse”
    I have uttered the words "I'm just the nurse." To me it was and is not a negative comment. I am obviously doing more or educating the patient more, that asks me if I am the doctor. I am "just a...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Getting thrown under the bus
    I agree with JOLIE, don't ever take a telephone order from that MD unless you have a witness. He has lost his priviledge in giving telephone orders.
    Dec 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Scared of MD
    He sounds like an ***. So treat him like the donkey he is. Hold your head up, you were right. HE, ordered the MRI wrong.
    Dec 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Staying late without pay
    We are now undergoing a mock, "fake oh" review. Management is scrambling and treating this as real, of course I am sure the fee is significant. I am just a little confused overall. These people...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. My feet hurt!
    Super feet sold at EMS, inserts, they help.
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. What makes a good nurse?
    I agree with the two above responses. A good nurse not only looks at the whole picture, labs, dx etc but looks at the person, does a throrough nursing assessment by providing direct patient care. ...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Workplace violence?
    I also took the survey, most recently I was punched by an 18 year old girl, she went for my face, I ducked, went for my arm and made good contact. The bruise lasted for a week +. I have been a...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many of you would like to say this.........
    could not agree more. You give an inch they take a mile.
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses Deserve More Respect!
    Love nursing, proud to be a nurse. The only thing that bothers me is when people thank me for the SERVICE and not the care I provide. I am not a waitress. But then again maybe they think of their...
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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