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  1. How Important is it that your patients and their families like you?
    I enjoy nice families. I don't necessarily work harder for their approval, but it is easier to be a personable nurse to nice families. :)
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Pediatric IV infiltrate
    These things happen, and baby IV's infiltrate FAST. It doesn't take much. I have had a few that have been embarrassingly bad. :( It just is what it is. Definitely fill out your incident report, but...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Spiral Femur Fx in toddler
    It doesn't feel like statistically that's the case in my line of work. :( I walk out of work feeling like I must be the only person that doesn't beat my kid. :/
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. PALS Certification
    I'm trying to think back when I got my initial certification - I know i didn't memorize anything!!! The course was a million hours long and they really walked you through it. I agree with the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Spiral Femur Fx in toddler
    Any child under the age of three that comes in with ANY broken bone is flagged in my facility. This child in particular would be flagged as a Non Accidental Trauma, a sitter placed in the room, and a...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Chatty Patients, Busy Nurse
    I usually use the "I'll be back to check on you" line as well. I can get caught by chatty parents. I have gotten really good at getting out of the room. :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why does Texas Children's Hospital have such high nursing turnover lately?
    My guess is it's along the same lines as what is happening where I work. I work at a large children's hospital. As we have grown, and as our reputation has grown, so has our patient load. Long gone...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. To medicate or not to medicate
    So are you going to pin them down and force them to take the medication? We can explain why they need it, we can offer it, we can educate - We can not forcefully medicate a patient.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. How can I tell a potential employer: there's another hospital I'm waiting for?
    I would stall with their next round of interviews. :)
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Curious about nursing in remote villages in Alaska
    It sounds amazing. If I wasn't married with kids, that sort of thing would be right up my alley. Alaska is so on my bucket list of places to see. (I love to travel)
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To medicate or not to medicate
    And you leave at 11. It's not like you are leaving at 3am. Can they not give a needed dose of PRN at 11 if the patient is having issues sleeping? I'm confused. LOL!
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. To medicate or not to medicate
    The way I look at it is this - if the patient needs them at 2200 to sleep every night, then it should be a scheduled medication and not a PRN. I am not going to forcefully medicate a patient. Just as...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. This week, I learned.... (7/25)
    I learned you can work somewhere for five years and still forget how to get to MRI.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help with Major CNA Problems
    I feel your pain, OP - and I also know that without the support of your management, this is a problem that will continue to fester. Good luck. ETA: Why do I never look at the original post date?...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?
    :( :( I have been there with that dad. It's a horrible feeling isn't it. ((HUGS))
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Com'on, you got one...What is your heart wrenching moment?
    A chronic patient who I had a very special bond with came in extremely sick.... admitted straight to the ICU. I would go down and chat with him when I could on my breaks. As the days went on, he...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    0700 meds, Yes. 0730? That's day shifts problem.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. CPN exam prep
    Good luck!
    Jul 22
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. When are vital signs done?
    Ours are the 8, 12, 4 clock too. We do not have a Qshift, but a Q8. So a Q8 vital would have them taken at 8, 4, and midnight. I would wager your docs want current vitals for their shift...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Any thoughts of USA infant mortality rate
    I would think there are probably lots of reasons, but I know that one thing that has always impressed me about post natal care in the UK is the home care. You have nurses coming to your house for X...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. CPN exam prep
    yes! GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT! The stupid stages. Ugh. Tons of those questions.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Why is it inappropriate to stand up for yourself?
    nursel56, I agree with you completely. Honestly I think we all have very different movies playing out in our head about what happened. I didn't read it as this RN was even overstepping the...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. WELL, WOULD YOU???
    I think I may actually cause the charity to lose money.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why is it inappropriate to stand up for yourself?
    In this scenario, when we are both in a patient room, working together to achieve the same goal for this patient - absolutely. This physician wasn't tapping a foot in a life or death moment. The...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Landed my dream job in Pedi CICU...now what?
    No words of advice, I hate the heart - LOL - BUT CONGRATS!
    Jul 20
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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