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  1. What's the weirdest thing management has said to you?
    I am lucky to be working for(for 10 years now) a hopsital that doesn't much do this stuff. If we ask for supplies, it is the time it takes to get it delivered that we wait. The PTO is pretty straight...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. I think I'm in over my head :/
    Only you can answer that. Ask yourself these questions, then be ok with your answers. How much do you want it? Do you want it now? Which do you value more? Is it ok to stay where you are? Achieving...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Leaking blood during transfusion
    Awesome reference! Thank you!
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Leaking blood during transfusion
    If itching at the site was the only complaint, I would stop the blood for a sec, flush fast with 10 or 20 of NS..."That hurt?"..if IV bad..new IV and resume. If not, continue and watch, closely. I...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Leaking blood during transfusion
    I have given blood many times through a 22. No problem. Just stay on it and watch for pump beeping showing you that it needs to be flushed. Flush at the closest port with NS. Let 'er run some more....
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Texting while doing patient care?
    It depends. I work at two hospitals. One large, one small. At the larger one, cell phones are supposed to be in lockers for the whole shift, never on you. Most don't lock them in lockers, but...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Informed consent-who what when where in texas
    I was called upon to assist in making a decision as to who can give informed consent for blood. This was the information I was given at the time of the call: Pt was admitted through ER to OR,...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Nursing Superstitions?
    This is actually written in the policy at a very small rural hospital that I work PRN at. It has been around since hospitals hve existed.
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. How long did you stay at your 1st job?
    1 month, the place was horrendous. Beyond that, mostly several years each.
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Something I Wanted to Share
    Aids make the best nurses. They make the best bosses too. They've been there and they willingly jump in and do things other nurses concider benieth them. Kudos!
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What was the funniest/crazy thing you have heard another Nurse doing?
    Worked with a little LVN at a rural hosp, new nurse, who also had never cooked for herself(brought potted ham when asked to bring canned ham to thanksgiving night potluck at wk) She would go clean...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. does it really matter where you got your degree from?
    Nope..doesn't matter. Are you licensed to practice with good references? Yes? Well, then I'll be making you that job offer.
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How does it make you feel?
    I kind of get the feeling that maybe you cared for this patient thinking that she was a layman and maybe didn't give 'perfect' care and now you are wondering how much she caught you on. If my...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How does it make you feel?
    I would not feel decieved. I have had this happen, and I react with "Cool! That makes explaining your plan of care a whole lot easier".
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Freaking Out a Bit....
    Ok, I do get why she is in this position. In AL, the patient is responsible for themselves. They are concidered competant and oriented, although maybe a bit forgetful. Technically, the poster is not...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Religion
    Thank you all for your ideas and thoughts and stories relating to this. I actually come from a Southern Baptist background, this is why I mentioned that. There was nothing that she was saying that I...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. Religion
    Because she KEPT ON....this subject began while I was admitting her on her first night there.....this morning, the other nurses there in report discussed this, and she didn't do this to anyone else....
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. Religion
    I work float pool at a larger hospital, and 2 days a week I have been in acute care rehab(mostly ortho). I have a patient who began to ask multiple questions about myself and evey other nurse here as...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  19. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    You laugh or you cry. Dealers choice.
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    It's funnier when you do this and THEY have to hold the phone away from their head to recheck that they didn't jsut call you at work(again) because the first time mom's baby coughed ...again.etc.
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    I have answered the phone at home "This is Gina, can I help you?"..especially if I see "Wise ICU" on the caller ID. It triggers something. Otherwise..I have woke up listening for call bells thinking...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Song lyrics that remind you of nursing...
    Tiny bubbles...for the art lines.
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. What does your username mean?
    Time for living. I have had this ID for 8 years now. It reminds me to take time to live while I am here.
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    Because this was actually a prescribed treatment in the dark ages, I suppose a turnip might burn..they're kind of spicy raw when you eat them..same concept I guess. I have learned to be nice to...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. This is why I rarely go in for physicals...
    was put on wellbutrin 150 bid for postpartum depression by pmd..worked wonders and i quit smoking...oh yeah..and breast fed all 4 of mine for 2 yrs each..find a diff doc...Gina
    Jul 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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