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  1. "If you're not doing anything..."
    When a nurse is at a computer, it doesn't mean she isn't working, although patients (and apparently co-workers) feel that way. It is part of good time management to know when to say no. Charting and...
    12:15 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    Our on-call pay was eliminated. Big fat goose egg. Getting recalled is straight pay. One time, I was cancelled for four hours, then again for four hours, then again. The entire shift, waiting around...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Sentinel Events
    Why the hell is a volunteer doing a 1:1 at all, but especially on an active ETOH withdrawal?! If it happens all the time against policy, the culture of the unit or the entire hospital is to be blamed...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    How do you know it relates to understaffing?
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. New Grad: How To Make It Over The Hump?
    As another poster has said, "The only way to get through it is to go through it." Everyone has anxiety as a new nurse. Everyone, and don't let anyone tell you they didn't. Also, anxiety doesn't...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    Wow. You have much more patience than I. Call bells should NEVER be taken away. She shouldn't have been left on the toilet alone as part of the fall protocol. My hospital has computers in the room,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Not there to make friends, but don't make enemies either.
    Very good point. Although I don't think I have encountered that, maybe the communication was *so* soft that I didn't even recognize that there was a message! Another example: I have witnessed...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Not there to make friends, but don't make enemies either.
    Good question. It's one of those things that is very hard to describe. Nothing inappropriate is said, but the tone. Any response seems to be lost in the ether, as if she is so focused on her ideas...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    You could clean up the blood, dammit!
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Not there to make friends, but don't make enemies either.
    Thanks to both of you. Hope more will jump in. Although this wasn't intended to focus on my interaction with the nurse, jade, I meant that feeling defensive was an auto reaction. I didn't have to...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Do the CNAs or RNs wipe rear ends
    Are you in nursing school or thinking about nursing school? The PPs are correct. Nursing scope, delegation, and accountability/responsibility will be covered in your schooling, and it will become...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Erroneous Treatments Then & Now, Have Things Really Changed?
    Oh, no, sorry I wasn't clear. ;) The nurse asked for two boxes from the monitor tech at the same time. She took both boxes into the room and placed them on the patients. The box information got...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    Why ANYONE would feel that is acceptable is beyond me. I've had off-goings that didn't get informed consent for a planned procedure. They've told me the procedure, what time it is planned, the...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    Our policy is 96 hours.
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    Really! Your policy changed recently? Is it possible for you to provide the EBP showing that it's ok for a PIV to go 10 days? Would love to read it and give it to the powers that be to consider. ...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Etiquette on writing a coworker up?
    Obviously, we don't know the specifics of the situation, but it seems that--from your two posts--you really feel a write-up is warranted. I also assume that you have provided direction to the CNA...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. "If you're not doing anything..."
    "I've been gone for five weeks, so I'm checking my work email. It's piling up! I would help you out otherwise, but right now, I really need to get this done while the gettin' is good. Sorry!"
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Not there to make friends, but don't make enemies either.
    I work all over the hospital floors, so I encounter different unit cultures and know nearly every floor nurse in the hospital (minus L&D) and most ancillary staff that comes to the bedside...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    Sorry. I can't say if you "did good" or not. In the ICU after stroke? Must have been VERY recent. Ever heard of permissive hypertension? Reduction of BP post-stroke should not be abrupt, maximum of...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Erroneous Treatments Then & Now, Have Things Really Changed?
    I know of a situation in which two tele monitors taken into the room on two admits, but box information switched when entered into the monitoring system. One of the patients was having some serious...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    In general, an abrupt change in patient condition seen during first assessment/vitals is the oncoming's responsibility. An ongoing issue that it's clear the off-going has been dealing with for...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please share your "calling"
    I'm in my mid-40s, been a nurse for only three years, and, while I've figured out and planned the trajectory of my professional life, I can't say I'm "called" to anything. All I know is that every...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Did you read my post? That's not the reason SHE gave for the difficulty she sees in the classroom.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    One of my kids' third grade teachers had been in the profession for 30 years. She was one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. After a conference about some behavior/self-control issues with...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Texting While Working
    I have no texting while working story to share, but I have an opinion. Don't we all... ;) Everyone in my family has a phone, but we have a rule about no phones while we are doing things together....
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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