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  1. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    18 months. Med Surge for all of it but I start in PCU next Monday!
    Dec 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RRT on DNR
    my grandmother was a no code for 25 years. If the attitude was to not treat a DNR then she'd have died 24 years ago instead of last year.
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I beat cancer
    Congratulations!
    Dec 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Giving meds early/late
    the only med I would do that with is Lovenox/Heparin. In our facility AM meds are due at 0800 and Heparin/Lovenox at 1000. When I did dayshift I'd just give the shot since wasn't affecting BP/BS...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Charge Nurse Pay
    not a skinny nickel
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    Just last night I had a patient on her side cleaning her up when she ripped the loudest fart I've ever heard come out of a 93 year old lady. My co worker that was helping me nearly choked on her...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    *ding* bring out your dead!!!!
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. No briefs?! Is this an ICU thing?
    we don't use briefs either. We use dry flow pads (the big blue and white paper pads that can absorb elephant pee!) What we will do to save the sheets is to place an extra pad between the legs and...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    yep...job was 40 miles away and I was lured with promises of a specialty (by the recruiter)...got there for orientation (which was to be med surge - which I understood). Orientation over, was only...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Does the rainbow finish on Littmann stethoscopes wear out?
    I have the carribbean blue with rainbow head and it has not faded at all in over 3 years
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. What are your benefits as a float pool nurse at your hospital?
    our float pool makes an extra $3.50 per hour. No other benefits.
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. My favorite med:
    Dilaudid - bone mets patients best friend
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NightShifter Problems
    I work 11-7 so I sleep while the kids are in school (till 3) then get up and do dinner, homework and evening activities. Occasionally I'll get up in the afternoon early if I have things to do and...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I work nights. I can tell you that myself and all of my co-workers carry stethescopes, and do a general assessment (lungs, heart, BS, pedal pulses and edema) Qshift. I also check IV sites (IVF...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. who has taken a pay cut, willingly
    taking a $1.75/hr paycut and losing 8 hours a paycheck to get 3 12 hour shifts so I can be home more often. 5 8 hour overnight shifts is a drag
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. It's that time  of year...Christmas stories
    not a Christmas story but some years ago while working for a national insurance company (auto insurance), a man named Jesus (Latino) called to ask if his auto insurance would cover the rental of a 12...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    I wanted to be a nurse for many years but didn't feel like I was mentally ready. So I got laid off from my job of 10 years as a CSR for an insurance company and immediately went back for my ASN. ...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Best lotion for dry hands?
    something else my dad swears by is regular olive oil. He puts it in a bath in the winter for horrendously dry legs
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Policies for Working during the Holidays
    1. Work in a large rural/suburban hospital system in PA - acute care - med surge 2. ASN, RN 3. EVERYONE works every other weekend and every other holiday. I work overnight so our holiday starts at...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How Is Your Census?
    fluctuates...we've been full of late but then last week had as many as 8 empty beds (26 pt unit). It has been dementia central lately though...lots and lots of confused, poo flinging climbers!
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Best lotion for dry hands?
    Mary Kay Satin Hands - and it continues to work even through several hand washings/foam sanitizer use. Couldn't tell you the cost as my mom keeps me supplied!
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    if its ordered, and the vitals are stable, I give it. Your pain and my pain are different. I had my gallbladder out and asked only for Tylenol for a headache (post anesthesia). My neighbor (same...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    I usually go out to breakfast before I come home. The one and only time I've stripped in the laundry room and showered straight away was when I had 3 (out of 5) pts on c-diff precautions, and they...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. IV catheter changes..
    This is how our facility does it and the "keep current IV" usually only buys one more day until d/c
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Trach dislodged
    kudos to you. Our P&P for decannulation states to call a code and Ambu bag until RT and MD gets there.
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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