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  1. Still Reeling From This
    The patient had expressed not wanting invasive treatments during their stay. I was not emotionally involved in the sense of really liking this person; actually they were probably one of the rudest,...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Still Reeling From This
    Also, for the record I am not one to demonize doctors. My spouse is one and about half of my social circle is comprised of them. I know they face decisions that I don't have to deal with. I know they...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing School Oopsies
    Man, I sucked at dealing with feeding tubes in nursing school. I managed to shoot myself in the face with gastric juices when giving meds through a PEG tube causing my awesome clinical instructor to...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Still Reeling From This
    Susie, you make valid points and trust me when I say, I would have supported the MD's decision if I hadn't known from several days with this patient that beyond a shadow of a doubt, they did not want...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Still Reeling From This
    Thank you all. I am looking into how to get involved on our ethics committee because I'd really like to help prevent future cases such as this one.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Still Reeling From This
    Fellow nurses, I recently was involved in a case where I feel that there was a terrible breach of ethics and it still has me upset. I will be vague to protect the privacy of those involved; there is...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    This whole thing is so depressing. I can't imagine being the nurse to care for this unfortunate young lady...what do you even say to a family who is completely in denial? It's bad enough when you...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Seattle Central Community College Fall 2014
    Hi all, I graduated from SCCC in 2011 and had an excellent experience there. I liked all my professors and am still close with much of my graduating class. Yes, it was disorganized at times and some...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  9. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    Sometimes it makes me sad how little the average person knows about anatomy/physiology. I had a very sweet patient with very poor health literacy admitted to my unit for ARF secondary to severe...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Came across this gem...
    I could pack a wound with one hand while eating a sandwich with the other. :-)
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Came across this gem...
    I love The Onion. http://www.theonion.com/articles/nurse-to-grab-lunch-right-after-she-finishes-drain,36602/
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    :dead: I think I lost the drinking game.
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    This whole argument is so old. New nurses are sensitive babies and old nurses are bullies. The profession is truly in trouble if this topic has to be beaten into the ground every other day. :banghead:
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Horrible experience with IV push Furosemide, any insight is appreciated
    Oh my gosh, seriously; don't freak out. That is a very small dose of Furosemide and 3 minutes is more than adequate. You did nothing wrong!
    Jul 9
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    Not an ED nurse but I have to chime in on this one. I was doing a bed bath on an elderly woman with dementia who was on a strict cardiac diet and while washing her off I discovered a salt shaker that...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Nurses Week Gifts that Knock You Off Your Feet
    We had a breakfast that no one but nurse executives could attend because it was held from the start of shift till the beginning of our med pass (0700-0900). Also, ice cream but I was off that day....
    May 10
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. That certain odor on some patients and their visitors
    Emergent, if you are from "Seahawks Country" I can assure you, that's some Mary Jane you're smelling! :troll:
    Apr 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Patient Families
    I always joke around with one of our doctors that I'm biding my time till I can work on the unit that serves only childless orphans without siblings, friends or significant others. :cool:
    Mar 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Vacation Requests Constantly Denied: A Rant
    I hear you, Emergent. We work hard, we need to play hard once in awhile. When I came into work EVERYONE was grumbling. I didn't organize a group protest or anything like that but I did sit and...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    I recently took care of a guy who likely assumed, because I am white, that I wouldn't be offended by his disgusting racial slurs. I was changing his dressing while he watched some stupid program on...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    Ruby, I'm kind of amazed that nurse was given a second chance...and I think it is great that she was able to overcome that. Not everyone has been that supported by their place of employment,...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. Vacation Requests Constantly Denied: A Rant
    Hi All, What do you do when every single vacation request you make is denied? I am not unreasonable; I never request off during the holidays but I do try to take a handful of days off in the...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    Ugh. I remember my first med error...I gave a whole instead of a half Hctz. Thankfully, the NP was awesome about it; I monitored the patient and she was fine and then I wrote myself up. Still a...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Medical terminology according to patients
    Had a cute elderly British lady tell me she wanted to wash her "undercarriage". :-)
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Bizarre/funny things patients do
    We had a pretty cantankerous 96 year old who smiled sweetly at her nurse and asked "Is that mine?" while pointing at a giant tub of Eucerin on her bedside table. When the nurse answered in the...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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