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  1. Joint commission and their ridiculous mandates
    ok, maybe YOU lie all the time in your charting But I don't and Please, don't assume that I do, or that other nurses do. This one thing in your OP ticked me off, so will bow out for now. But please,...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. What can you tolerate the least?
    anything to do with eyes, except ointments and eye drops... AND once I almost passed out when a huge cyst erupted green goop everywhere!!!!!. Can't handle those at all....suctioning, no problem,...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    I had shoulder surgery several years ago, a torn rotator. Now, I am tough,(LOL) and have had several surgeries in my life, mostly ortho, but I have to say that rotator surgery is entirely miserable...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    as to avatars, wouldn't the cookie monster be better for the experienced nurses? since we are the ones doing the NETY, maybe we should run around saying COOOOKIIIEEESSS instead!! LOL I once made...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    You did well to get qualified help so quickly! I had a similar experience as a new GN, I didn't know WHAT was wrong about the Strip, but I knew enough to recognize that it was wrong in time to yell...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. My PT called 911
    I worked in a hospital with an emergency panic button under the desk where the Ward Clerk generally sat. On one of my first nights there, I sat down, reached for the desk top to help steady myself...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I know of a women just the other nught, who called an ambulance and was taken 22 miles to the nearest hospital....CC...?? infected hair follicles at her hairline, 2 of them! Oh me, oh my!!
    Nov 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. IPN failed Drug Test
    unfortunately, it is more than a "blip" This blip will, in many BON's remain on this persons license till they retire or quit, etc. Then you have to tell potential empoyeers all about it...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Would you feel uncomfortable with your coworkers caring for you?
    I have had surgery, pyleoneophritis and pneumonia all at the hospital where I worked. The pyleo was on my floor where I was currently working. The staff was terrific!!!! They teased me unmercifully,...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esmeralda. Dang it!! My kindle won't let me put anything accept Esmeralda. Sorry Get well soon!!! Anyone got an update??
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said or done for you?
    One night I had a particulary crazy night with a difficult co-worker. I had a team of 15 with an CNA to help. That meant I did all meds, assessments and charting on all 15, the CNA did the vitals and...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Nurses Blast From the Past Photo Contest
    When I first glanced at the picture posted with this topic ( the old black and white photo) I thought.....WOW Klinger from MASH in a nurses uniform!!!! Sorry if this is you or your family member,...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Bortaz, please keep updating us to how administration is dealing with this situation. Too often that is admins facorite phrase that means, hummm... file 13 this one!(ignore)
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    I have an ASN and work for a large insurance company as well!
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Insurance case manager
    I am a telecommuter CM and an RN, for a large insurance company. I work from my home. I do computer form filling, and faxing, emailing, and go to members homes to do assessments required to determine...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. prn med help
    Another thing to consider... if he ALWAYS requests the rtn pain med early, how about checking with Dr to change the routine pain med to 0600? Then he wouldn't have to ask. Seems to me, his pain is...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    new mexico... experienced RN $27/hr and up up up New grad, I think aaround 22-24. I have many years Rn exp and work for an ins comaopany and make 68,500.00/yr
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. You know what makes me a crusty old bat? Need variety nurses in AN cartoons
    Just Beachy Nurse: LOL I like the "bats", but how about some Zombie COB's, munching on NEWBIES??!!!!
    Sep 5
    Forum: Site Feedback
  19. The Devil and Delta Webster
    When I worked in a NH in Michigan in the 1976, it got hot hot hot in the summer! The owners did not have AC or swamp coolers or anything except multiple fans. The owners reasoning for this: Old...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    I have been an RN for many years and when I went to a new hospital, still on orientation this happened: I went to break!!! gosh darn me anyway!!!! AND while on said break, my A&O self amb LOL took...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Missed Admission assessment.
    if this resident was Med A when she left, and is Med a on return, isn't the readmission the correct one?
    Jul 17
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  22. delinquent nurse
    Contact the board of nursing in your state. Every state could have different rules.
    Jun 24
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  23. Sig. Change
    If you expect the decline to last more than 14 days. I would do the Sig change .
    Jun 18
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    One Fri 13th, I was working and on call for that 24 hrs. I worked 12 hours, then stayed 4 more to fix scheduling/cover, had 3 falls, sent one to psych hospital and had an elopement. I had 4 CNA call...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Grimacing before passing
    I'm sorry for your loss. Its tough to lose someone we love. Not having been there, I couldn't guess at what was going on. Please, just remember your grandmother with love and concentrate on her...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Hospice Nursing

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