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  1. Only in New York
    What a scarey, but wonderful encounter. I know it was lifechanging for you. Thanks for sharing a valuable lesson.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Intrusiveness and unwanted touching of pregnant bellies
    I hated having my belly touched too. I don't know why, but it has never occurred to me to reach out and touch someones belly. But I have always been very respectful of peoples personal space. I...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Given a warning
    We aren't allowed to go off unit to get food for people. What if something went wrong with one of your other pts while you were gone. We have a nutrition room in the unit and I can offer cheese...
    May 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How To Be A Great ICU Colleague
    How bout patient is going to a higher level of care. The ECU (eternal care unit) or pt is circling the drain.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Good Cross Country Agent?
    Last name *******, can't remember if first name is ******* or *******. She is great
    Apr 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Am I unemployable as a nurse if....
    Sounds like you have been doing a great job already. Keep up the good work
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    I love working with the underserved "ghetto" population. I'll take your job and you can go work in a kushy office somewhere. I know a nurse that is very judgmental and I've always wondered why she...
    Mar 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Why I Cannot Sleep
    Thank you for being her advocate. This is the kind of stuff we see and it breaks our hearts. Get to work on all the steps the other posters have offered and then go to sleep with peace in your...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. It is time for a change folks....
    Every single pt in our ICU has to have a "fall" wristband on. That cracks me up. I mean if every single person has one its like no one having one. Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Faces of the Boom: Nurses from Philippines give boost to Oil Patch health care
    I think I missed something. When I read the article I thought it said that it does hire and train new grads and still does so but went to the Philippine nurses due to retention problems. I didn't...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. My First Patient
    I'm crying. Beautiful story, so glad you have joined the nursing world. We are lucky to have you
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    God bless you.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Team leader "helping me find a new job"
    Staffs are being reduced everywhere. My ICU/CCU now makes everyone take 3, not 2 patients. I left an ER after 7 years and went to ICU. I was sure I wouldn't like it, but it turns out I love it. ...
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly
    I have worked 3 staff jobs and several long term travel contracts and per diem agency jobs as an RN. All I can add to the above is that some of the places I have worked in were great with wonderful...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Holding Antihypertiensives
    Hold the med, call the doc. Only smart thing to do. It is our imperative to hold and not do something to a patient if it seems wrong, but we then need to contact the doctor and discuss the matter...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. How do you get around when the weather is bad?
    Pack a bag and stay in the hospital or at the hotel across the street. Small discount from hotel. Last storm we had I checked into the hotel Fri night about 5 and went to work at 7P. Stayed 3...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. The question "How long have you been a nurse?"
    I got a kick out of telling people I was a new grad, cause I was in my late 40s. Everyone thought that since I was "old" I had been a nurse for a long time.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Top ten reasons for being fired - Falsification of Documentation
    Our hospital has a scan system for giving meds. First you scan the meds, then scan the patient, and hit enter so technically you have scanned that the meds have been given before the pt swallows...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is this a legal part of the job?
    I would not go outside the building for any length of time. If something happened to one of the patients I fear you might be charged with pt abandonment. Sounds like someone is trying to con you...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Tired Of Being The Bad Guy
    Sounds like you def need a little break from this. The way I learned to cope with doing what you do is to remind myself that the kiddo needs something that I can do better and faster than most...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Advice to students
    You are spot on with almost all of your information. The most glaring wrong one is about the level of science involved in nursing care. I work in CVICU and the level of information we have to know...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Worst Medication Error of my life
    There is not a nurse ever, that hasn't made a med error. Of all the things we do to a patient, giving meds is the one we must always take time and do our 5s. You are a fairly new nurse, and aren't...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. High-Value and Low-Value Patients
    So true on all counts
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Dear Cheaters
    The cheaters never bothered me. Most of the class knows who they are and avoid them. I am only interested in what I can and do learn. Every cheater I have been around ends up not passing NCLEX, or...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Getting doctors to listen to me
    I've worked in several hospitals around the country. In almost all of them I felt very respected and even had doctors asking me what to do. I have also worked one or two places where the doctors...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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