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  1. "Holiday/year end" gift
    We got a letter and a staff dinner... that I was downstaffed the day of and didnt get to enjoy.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. POSITIVE DRUG TEST
    Look up urine drug screens... there is none that show what drug from the drug family you are positive for ( AKA... All Benzos will trigger as a benzo, not klonopin, ativan, xanax, all opiates will...
    Dec 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. My favorite med:
    After my horrible experience with it after having my son, I would have trouble giving it.
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Making others faint and fall out at the dinner table
    Even though my mom is a nurse I can tell her some stories that make her gasp. My husband and my friends husband refuse to eat at the table with us.
    Dec 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Psychiatric patients and nurses have similar issues?
    Heck, the patients think half the staff needs help as much as they do. When they say it to me ( and I do have some underlying issues) I just say... see what effective coping skills can do to help.
    Dec 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Children's psych...
    But cant adult psych feel like being a mom to 24 bad children too. Especially when you the unit is mostly in their late teens to mid 20's. Throw in d&a and they are stagnated at the time they...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Any PEDS Emergency Psychiatry Nurses out there?
    The only pediatric psych emergencies I handle are my daughters :) But sounds like an interesting position. I am TRYING very very very very hard to get a psych nurse in our ER to handle the patients...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    A little late to the party but We get those type of admissions too. We actually have a name for them when we call the doctor regarding the admission (One hospital seems to "cherry pick"...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Tattoos in the workplace
    I have no problem with visible tattoos. Where I work as long as the tattoo is "tasteful" it is up to the manager if they can be visible or not. My coworker recently got a forearm tattoo and it is...
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Any INFJ in Psych nursing? Is counselling involved as a psychiatric nurse?
    Im an INFP- so pretty close. Love psych.
    Nov 3
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Your patients thoughts on YOU
    My patients ( specifically the ones who are there frequently) are very comfortable telling me what they think of me. Some ask me how in the heck I have the keys when I am as crazy as they are...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    Our rooms are open at all times unless the patient has a personalized behavior plan in place. The behavior plan is usually to deal with people who are malingering.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Student sleeping daily on bus
    My son used to sleep on the bus all the time. To school only. Turns out he is phase shifted like his parents ( natural sleep times not in line with school times no matter how early we put him to...
    Sep 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    Our main psychiatrist has my back all the time. I send him an unit update on what is going on the weekends he is not on call and he puts orders in from home when the covering drs are not listening...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What makes a COB crusty?
    The medical beds on our unit are the hand cranked variety
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    With my commute the unit already knows that I will only pick up 4 extra hours on days that I am already working. If they are calling me for a whole shift ( pet peeve, dont call me on Monday to work...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. My Very Special Snowflake
    I am sorry, I did not mean to offend. I know many patients who cannot work because of their mental health issue and do not feel that they are VSS. But there are those who play the system and want...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. My Very Special Snowflake
    I have lots of special snowflakes... I work psych. My favorite though was when I was doing a one to one with a patient who was pouring it on. Trying to get ssdi because of their ADHD. Going on...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Saying No!
    I have no problem saying no. I usually just say, I will check the schedule when I get there and see what I can do to help. If the staff working are ones that will come in and help me when I am...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Decompressing - HELP - 23 yo RN in distress! LOL
    Zombie hunting... Best stress relief I have found. AKA- house of the Dead 2 on the wii. There have been times where my negative coping skills creep in, which in turn makes me realize how hard...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Your Favorite Part
    My favorite part of my job is when a patient is talking to me, looks at me and says, I have never told anyone that before, and by finally trusting someone with the secret they have been holding onto...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Gotta love it
    Last night one of our frequent flyers said to me.... Mandy, youre touble... I said noooo ( in a sarcastic type of way, I am the trouble maker on the unit), he said, youre right, you are evil. To...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Aw yes, what to say when you gotta get hired?
    Honestly I did not agree to anything that I did not know going into the job. I knew I was going to have to work weekends, I knew I was going to have to work 3-11/11-7, I knew I was going to have to...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. Days or Nights with kids?
    Nights work best for my family during the school year ( my kids are older). My husband has them at night, sitter puts them on the bus, and then I sleep while they are at school, get them off the...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Did you see the newest patient satisfaction scores... since we all have to wear the same scrubs patients are complaining that they can not tell who their nurse is.
    Jun 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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