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  1. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    Heartbreaking and heartwarming. I am so glad you were able to give them that time...God bless you.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Got it...never again wearing my weight vest to work...ever...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    OH GAWD...I felt my face go from hilarity to horror slowly but surely...very bad, indeed... We covered trachs in school...how could someone confuse a trach for breathing, which indicates lungs, with...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Ruby...you did that? OMG...hilarious...you are just wonderful :))
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Funny things patients say !
    OMG...priceless!
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. What are your pet peeves?
    Obvious and definite proof that common sense is an oxymoron of the highest magnitude :yes:
    Jan 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. How do you respond to rude patients?
    I hope, eventually, that all states will support healthcare enough to make it a felony to assault a healthcare provider. People come to us to help them. It is not right that they feel like it is ok...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    So, under that premise, the body of this child Jahi should continue to be sustained, letting the heart beat, the nutrition be put into her, in spite of possible continuing decay, of fluids seeping...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    As a nurse, I can vouch for what others are saying...it is becoming more and more predominant where families are turning down hospice and fighting till the very last breath to keep that life going,...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    Thank God not everyone feels the euphoria...I had to have Vicodin for knee surgery...it made me feel icky and nauseated, relieved the pain, but that was about it. Same for Percocet. My heart breaks...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    Actually, when looking up Klonopin I did come across a UK site with users giving ideas of how to use the Klonopin for a better high (as well as other drugs) and how to "score" meds for their...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    And this here above, my friends, is why a national registry would be immensely helpful to weed out the parasites from the others who really need the care and cannot get it due to funding and/or lack...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Being a Patient Where you Work
    I would trust our facilities with my family and myself. Two of my family members have been hospitalized and were treated amazingly well as I expected, except for that one nurse who allowed my...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How do you respond to rude patients?
    I usually look at them with a blank face, let them know we are sorry they are being inconvenienced, and advise them we have a patient representative that they can speak with if they are having...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What are your pet peeves?
    Cell phones usage and lack of common courtesy when we are trying to assess and admit to the hospital
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Politeness in the face of rudeness and cellphone use
    Yes. I speak a little louder and ask the interrupting party to please continue the discussion in the hallway as the patient is having difficulty hearing the instructions. If they have issues, then I...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Stooopid
    If I could give you ten "likes for those last 2 sentences, I would do so in a heartbeat!!!!
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. excited but overwhelmed at my first day in ED
    Ask, take notes, take the time to look around, familiarize yourself with supplies, locations of crash carts, the trauma rooms, volunteer to do stuff and ask if you don't know. If anyone is...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    Yesterday, I came straight home speeding like the devil himself was after me and then I hugged my kids and praised the good God above for the healthy, lovely children and hubby I have...sometimes the...
    Jan 6
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    You will need two of those...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. Parents' fear of vaccination nearly killed their son
    It is sad that people die due to lack of vaccinations; but, just like with other illnesses, there is so much information out there that may or may not be accurate that it is a difficult choice to...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. I was always there..
    Very beautiful and so true. It is precisely this I wish patients would remember when they grouch that they can get no rest while in the hospital.
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. Supplies are missing!!!
    Today, after realizing the UA kits were on one end of the room and the sterile collection cups at the opposite end, could not find the safety bracelets, and just felt like that particular supply room...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    Seriously??? What is considered "above and beyond" when dealing with a patient? I have done this for 8 years. I have held a lot of hands. I have cleaned a lot of backsides, started a lot of IVs,...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    Very excellent article. They are concentrating on the newest "fad" and in so doing losing sight of what is really important in our field. I am not there to "wow" my patient. If I do, during the...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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