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  1. Nursing In My Blue Jeans
    Men in pink polo shirts began in the preppy days of the late 70's. Men in pink dress shirts began a bit before that, I think, during or just after the wide tie days. Pink scrubs on men is news to be,...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing In My Blue Jeans
    And yet the customary dress for RNs now is surgical pajamas. It's all a matter of what we are used to. Think about what people of stature in other cultures wear.
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    ...except for the 12 hours of your shift. ...as long as what you do is within your scope of practice. ...as long as what you say keeps up the Press Ganey scores.
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Nursing In My Blue Jeans
    There also used to be these things called "orderlies" "attendant[s] in a hospital responsible for the non-medical care of patients and the maintenance of order and cleanliness." Yes, they...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Not sure what to do. Licensed RN working as tech.
    Are you saying that, with their encouragement, you worked beyond the scope of your job description as a tech? (This is completely separate from your scope of practice as an RN.)
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 8 or 12hr shifts?
    Three-day-week shifts are great for nurses, but not so great for patients' continuty of care, where they might not see, for four more days, the nurse who's been taking care of them for three days in...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    That's a creepy story. He already knew where she worked, so the horse was already out of the barn at that point. I don't know what the answer is for badge holders (stable and unobtrusive, but...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    Sorry Hancock330, but the editing feature seems to be kaput at the moment. I meant to say, "Hancock330 nailed it — he really did. I suggest you read his post if you haven't already." Now let's...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    This is the OP's scenario: It's neither detailed nor complex. Would you like to elaborate on why in this scenario you think it's OK to confiscate the patient's property and dispose of it? You've...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    My, my, my. Yes, but you see, I'm not robbing parking meters. I'm just kidding around. If your posts are any indication, you sound like an excellent nurse.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nursing In My Blue Jeans
    Even male nurses? What did male nurses wear in the days of caps, starched white dresses, hose, and white grandma shoes? (Presumably, not jeans.)
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    I'm sure there are some people who don't care about they things that you care about, and thus would have no compunction in violating your rights in those matters. Confiscating people's property is...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Anyone starting at Keiser university  may 2012 in ft Laud??
    What percentage of people who start at Keiser end up passing their exit exam? For instance, if a school were to weed out all but one student, and that student passed the NCLEX after graduation,...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. You know you spend too much time at allnurses when...
    There's always something new to learn about urinary catheters. It makes me think about General Mills, General Motors, General Westmoreland, General Hospital, and general anxiety.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    Not only that, but one of Obama's campaign promises was to reform healthcare. He won by a mandate-worthy margin. People who say the President is violating the will of the voters who elected him are...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    By your criteria, you'd toss out the Beaujolais nouveau, but keep the '82 Bordeaux? If I fell down on my way out of the wine store an was taken to the ER with my bottles, I would not be happy if you...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    This pdf file from the Kaiser Family Foundation is also a good summary of the ACA: www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8061.pdf Understood. It sounds like you were dealt a lousy hand. I hope...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Good idea to keep job in hospital while in RN school?
    True. but I'd think that would still put you ahead of all the new RN grads with no clinical experience, most other things being equal. But I could be wrong. :wacky: (Shouldn't there be a...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    Okay. My boss? Oops. Oops.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    How then should I refer to my boss and my girlfriend? "The boss" sounds like an affectation, and "the ball and chain" sounds just plain wrong. Threebrats46, there are sixty posts between the...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    Really? In the lab we handled 100% ethanol. That's 5x the concentration of vodka. Were we breaking the law? A patient is not allowed to have his $100-a-pill bottle of chemotherapy medication in...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I'm tired of looking like a zombie
    The uninterpreted (by BB) BB codes usually get carried over when you're copy/pasting from a Web page. You can simply edit them out, like this: They're not in angle brackets, so they're not...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  23. I'm tired of looking like a zombie
    A friend of mine said I should try concealer after I complained about my hereditary under-eye rings. Does that stuff really work?
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. Ethical question...give their alcohol back or not?
    Do you dispose of all legal property a patient comes in with? A bottle of ibuprofen? A bottle of $100-per-pill chemotherapy drugs? Is that your facility's policy? What if you give the guy his...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What constitutes "professional appearance" these days?
    Walomom, I don't disagree with the importance of maintaining a professional appearance, but you ought to look more carefully at the web sites you link. av11611.org is a hideous piece of work. In...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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