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  1. Comfort care
    How about "I am your Dad's nurse, and his wishes were bla bla bla, which I am legally and morally bound to abide by. I'm sorry that you are in this situation and understand you are grieving but I...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Help! Cute Visitation Sayings in LTC facility....
    How about simple and to the point for those who don't get subtle niceties. I find "please stay home if you are sick" works quite well.
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Dx: Paralysis secondary to hospital admission
    I hope that for those whom hospital induced paralysis is an issue use some assertiveness in dealing with such patients. I'm sure the ones that complain, because you say to them "You are capable of...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. First ER death
    Do your ER's not have private rooms? Or proper beds? Cos ours sure do. There are stretchers for resus and quick visits, and proper rooms with proper beds if they are needed. Why send a patient to an...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Casuals: Experiences and # of hours you work
    Don't know about the first poster, but I cover sick calls, or shifts where the unit is over loaded and they need more staff.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Casuals: Experiences and # of hours you work
    I do casual and could certainly turn it into a full time job if I wanted to, I'm offered that many shifts. And that's just in one small unit. I've just been taking weekened shifts at the moment...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. All nurses do is wipe butts
    All firefighters do is rescue cats from trees.
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Not a waitress or barista
    "I'm sorry, I'm busy right now, though I can show your wife where the kitchen is and she can make the tea for you, and for herself while she's at it".
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Urgent: need help with important project.
    If this project was so important, then you should have done it earlier. Thus, my response is: do your work the way you are supposed to in a timely fashion. Nurses need to learn good time management...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. insignificant complaint...lol
    Hmm most of the doctors where I work introduce themselves: "I'm Sam, one of the doctors with the renal service" (for example). Same in other hospitals in my city.
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. help, new grad with first NARCOTIC med error :(
    Even those who have practised for a long time know that this advice is rubbish. Check your drugs before you give them ... that's advice worth following. Not "meh, don't worry if you make a mistake,...
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. 24/7 Video Cameras in ICU rooms
    Just because I do all the "right things" at the "right times" doesn't mean I want a camera on me while I'm doing it. How can you properly establish a rapport with a patient and their family if you...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. mandatory reporting
    Surely you are morally obliged to report abuse regarless of what the law says?
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Mass patient Incidence
    Any incidence which leads to a mass of patients.
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Things you "should" be taught in nursing school
    So I always wondered with the "K" stood for in EKG - considering it's an electroCardiogram (we call it - more accurately - an ECG here in NZ). Today I wiki'd it and discovered that the K is for the...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Treat all patients the same
    You can treat patients equally well without treating them 'the same'. No two people are the same, thus no two people will ever be treated the same. But that doesn't mean they are inequal, and I guess...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patient teaching speeches
    Umm shouldn't patient teaching be interactive, rather than speechy?
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. The frightening ignorance of teens having babies
    A majority of teen mums (Kiwi version of mom) drop their kids on the grandparents? Really? A majority? So more than half of teen mums rely on their parents to raise their kids? Strange, because as a...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Following up on interview: Advice Needed
    This, plus start looking at your other options so you don't feel "optionless" if you don't get the position you want.
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  20. 10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability
    How on earth is slashing actors/athletes salaries contributing to health care in any way?
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. 10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability
    It doesn't need to be like that. Look at health care models in other countries ... not all hospitals in all countries are profit making ventures. Sure, you can't just hemorrhage money - there have to...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. 10 Best Practices for Increasing Hospital Profitability
    The mere fact that hospitals want to make money instead of focus on patient health for the maximum benefit of the patient disgusts me.
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Dextrose 10% IV in NICU
    ALL NICU/Paeds patients fluids when through a pump anyway so doesn't matter what size bag. Just depends on the hang time vs how much you are using as to what size bag you would use because of wastage.
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Obese man stuck in chair for 2 years dies; skin fused with maggot-infested fabric
    Why are the roommates to blame? They were roommates, not caregivers. They were under absolutely no obligation to help him. Clearly helping him, or getting him some help, would be the right thing to...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    Hehe can you imagine if a NURSE pulled this one when asked to start an IV? "No thanks Dr, I've already done 10 this week and don't feel like practicing any more".
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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