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  1. It's a Hospital, Not a Hotel (Gripe)
    When I worked in California, Texas and Florida had several patients make remarks about my pronounciation was awful, so I told them that they were right and would only speak english in the future.
    Dec 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. It's a Hospital, Not a Hotel (Gripe)
    I ask why they need more chairs when there is a sign stating only 2 visitors per room and there are already 2 chairs in the room. Then go to the room and request all but 2 visitors leave.
    Dec 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Ever had a nurse or doc as a patient?
    I was a patient in a Kaiser hospital in Los Angles and less than 2 hrs. after returning to room from OR after having a ruptured appendix removed, was put in a w/c and taken into a room to assess a...
    Dec 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How do you deal with dirty old men?
    I worked on a floor where one of the patients would expose himself to all the nurses when they went down the hall. He did it once when I was standing next to the door with the med cart. I looked...
    Nov 28, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Have a couple that would like to share. #1) Many years ago right after passing boards was working the night shift on a med surg floor. We had a pretty violent patient on the floor and I suggested...
    Oct 10, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Post-Its from the edge
    Some of my favorite t-shirts (that the hospital hates when I wear) that should be on post-its. I am here to save your ass, not kiss it! Your HMO has refused your enema, so I am here to slap the...
    Oct 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Post-Its from the edge
    Was reading the H&P on one of my hyperbaric patients and found out that the patient was a 43 y.o. black male. This surprised me as I had just put him in the chamber and one of the means of...
    Oct 5, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It's a Hospital, Not a Hotel (Gripe)
    [QUOTE=Ruby Vee]Good for YOU! I applaud you for calling the police. Good outcome. I've had visitors threaten me with a gun (got arrested, was back before the end of my shift), a machete and...
    Aug 5, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. It's a Hospital, Not a Hotel (Gripe)
    Depends on the hospital. IMO my current workplace really caters to crazy family members and does not support its nurses. Last year we were having a celebration for the nurses on our unit that we...
    Aug 5, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. does working in ER make you want motorcylehelmets mandatory
    Iwas fresh out of the Marine Corps and starting nursing school, while working in the ER as an orderly. Was going to get a motorcycle for the commute due to bugetary concerns, but after a month there...
    Jul 25, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. What are some of the nurses views on Hyperbaric Medicine?
    [QUOTE=Daytonite]I just finished 75 treatments in March for possible osteoradionecrosis of the mandible following a tooth extraction. They should of done the Marx protocol for patients with head...
    May 24, '05
    Forum: Hyperbaric Nursing
  12. Top 10 things never to say to clinical instructor
    Actually the response that got me into the most trouble in nursing school (I was the first male in the program) game during one of those lengthy lists of everything that had to be done preparing a...
    May 23, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Out with "Nurse" In with...?
    I have been a Nurse for 25 years, I am male and would not trade the term for anything else.
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What are some of the nurses views on Hyperbaric Medicine?
    I have been involved in hyperbaric medicine for over 20 years and have started up units all over the country, published in articles and one of the contributing authors for the only textbook on...
    Mar 8, '05
    Forum: Hyperbaric Nursing
  15. Got any funny acronyms at your ER???
    Or one that recently became popular here (used it before when in the Marines). BOHICA- Bend Over Here It Comes Again
    Mar 4, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Yes, as stated in my post a CO2 one.
    Feb 26, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Question about Jackson Pratt Drains & retention sutures
    I have removed JP, hemovacs and just about every type of drain that you can think of patients having inserted. Of course have been a trauma/ortho nurse off and on for over 25 years and have been in...
    Feb 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can a short person be a nurse?
    I have the opposite problem, being 6'1" and 270 lbs. In addition to whacking my head on the traction all the time, when I work with my co-workers doing dressing changes end up with a back ache as...
    Feb 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. migraines and nursing
    Knew I shouldn't of responded to this thread as this week have treated two hospital employees for migraines (1 from OR and the other from Trauma Unit) after hours in the chamber. Since we cannot...
    Feb 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing Certifications after RN
    I have CEN, CCRN, ONC, CHRNA and thinking of going for the wound care certification. (CEN- certified Emergency room nurse, CCRN- critical care registered nurse, ONC- orthopedic nurse certified,...
    Feb 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    The first time I took care of a frequent flyer that came in with maggots on his leg it took 2 hours to clean the wound. The second and third time it took 45 minutes using a little bottle of ethyl...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. migraines and nursing
    You might want to check and see if there is a hyperbaric unit in the area. We have a couple of nurses and doctors that have problems with migraines and have found that an HBO tx works great on them....
    Feb 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Mine isn't quite as interesting, but fairly gross. I was working on the triage desk of Tampa General Hospital when a pick up truck came roaring up and the driver started screaming for help as his...
    Feb 10, '05
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Quit or be fired?
    Well I started refusing to cover for her or letting my schedule be altered to accomodate her and she then called in 2x so could be available for events she had asked for, but was supposed to be on...
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Snow emergency excuse?
    Although don't have snow emergencies here in Savannah, last year we were on hurricane alert multiple times. We have teams that alternate being in the hospital for alerts so no one person is supposed...
    Feb 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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