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  1. "If you're not doing anything..."
    Two patients in the department, neither critically ill- three nurses present. I've just discharged my patient, turned over the room, and now am sitting down to check my work related email after...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Giving med with known adverse effects
    NSAIDs carry the risk of upper GI bleeding, and alcoholics have an increased risk for bleeding, so maybe that's why the doc prescribed Vicodin. It may have been the safer option in the prescriber's...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. In at 6:30, out at 9:00 and not a drop of food. I love this job!
    Are you covered by a collective bargaining agreement (in a union)? If so, your break policies should be clearly outlined. If not, know that federal law does not require employers to provide rest or...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Pot, meet kettle. :yes:
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    No, he wasn't. He said: Seems he has a pretty good grasp on the situation to me. Anyway, I feel like we're beating a dead horse here.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Documenting for someone else
    My understanding is that federal law requires documentation of: Date vaccine given Date of publication of the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) Date the VIS was given to the patient (or...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    ...except that the OP's question had to do with two specific situations. In the first one, absolutely zero harm would have come to the patient for refusing to allow a student to auscultate her...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    ...because we've been asking this question as long as I can remember? DDT was banned in 1972. This isn't a new issue. Seriously, is there really any question?
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    What??? Again, this doesn't make any sense. All I can do is infer meaning since your post isn't coherent. From what I can infer, what you meant to say to the OP is that in cases where an...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Is this a serious question? Really???
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    In several of my posts I have referenced the exception for being mentally altered (i.e. impaired judgment). Why do you insist on ignoring that and behaving as if I am saying otherwise? It's...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    What??? That makes no sense. You have an opinion that seems to be, from what I can grasp, that in situations where you, as the nurse, feel it is appropriate, you can disregard a patient's...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Please don't call me dear. It's condescending. You are totally wrong if you think you can touch a person who has told you "No". Naturally, if a patient refuses nursing care, we can attempt to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Help Me Love My Job again in the ER/ED!
    I think there are many layers to this. I can't pinpoint one particular thing that I think is contributing to your distress. Your home life. This impacts every other area of your life, and it...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Apples and oranges. In the OP's example, a competent adult patient refused to allow her lungs to be auscultated by a nursing student, and the nursing student proceeded anyway. In your...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Okay. Well, it is a fact that a competent patient has a right to refuse nursing care, and that if you proceed against the patient's wishes, it is unlawful.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    In the first scenario, the patient shook her head "no" and continued to shake her head "no" and the student touched her anyway. Are you saying this is okay?
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Remind yourself that if you can do this, you can do anything. Remember that patient safety is the priority, everything else is just petty stuff. Look for opportunities to see the humor in things. ...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    If the patient is capable of making their own decisions, then you must honor their refusal of nursing care. To disregard their refusal of such care and do it anyway is unlawful and unethical. If a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    In neither example was this a concern, especially considering that the OP is a student and patients have a right to refuse care by students. I stand by my post.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    The patient has the right to say no, and you should honor that.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    Don't ask yourself if this is what you want to do for the rest of your life. Ask yourself if this is a good fit for you at this stage in your nursing career. You're new. It's going to be...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Triage Practices
    You can't assign an ESI level without a set of vitals. This triage practice sounds very unsafe to me. I would think long and hard about working there.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Open up....Spoonfed report
    What would happen if you just stopped accommodating her and gave a concise report?
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Nope.
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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