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  1. How would you handle this?
    Seems like an absurd policy. Nothing happens in under 15 minutes in a hospital. What kind of delay is the patient causing? They need to give you a 30 minute heads up or an estimated time if they plan...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. No appreciation for NOC
    We always get ignored.
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. calling into work sick and feeling very guilty
    Meh, don't feel guilty. You would have been useless at work today and everyone around you would have had to pick up your slack. Don't martyr yourself. It is a job. They would replace you in a second...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Mandatory Meeting With CNO
    Do you work on my floor? We lost more than 70% of our staff yet they still do not seem to be getting the message. Those of us who are left won't be around long. Working short is not working out. I...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How do you talk to patients with weight issues?
    I talk to them the same way I talk to every other patient. Why would their weight come into that? First I address the reason they are in the hospital and why I am caring for them. If they need...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. How hard to pay off 50k debt on a nurses salary?
    There are way too many other factors for any of us to answer that question. You need to sit down and make a budget. Your rent, groceries, gas, bill, and other life expenses. 600 a month is a lot.
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pain Dilemma Customer Service?
    Where I work we get a lot of "pain clinic" patients. The ones who know how to work the system and are frequent flyers, they know what to say to be admitted, but they don't get to stay forever. They...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I was fired as a CNA for severe misconduct
    Call a lawyer. You need legal advise.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Most shocking thing you've seen a physician do?
    Saw a doc pop off a necrotic toe and toss it in the REGULAR garbage then ask the nurse (ME) to bandage the foot.Patient had no idea what the doctor had done. I was like oh no he didn't! But he did....
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Unethical hiring practices
    Honestly, they did you a favor. This is not an organization you want to work for or put any meaningful time into. You are just a warm body to them. A lot of hospitals feel this way. Be thankful they...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Do you like being a nurse?
    Nope! If I could go back a few years and start over I would choose something else in a second. I loved being a nurses aid. I loved getting to know the patients and I am no stranger to hard work. I...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nights and weekends as neede
    I did it for 6 months. I had 3 car accidents including rear ending a cruiser. The police officer gave me a field sobriety test. Then I quit. Some people had been doing it for years, I could not...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do doctors have any idea what we nurses do? lol
    Seriously, for a minute I thought he was joking. Then when I realized he wasn't I almost laughed myself off the table.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    I am guessing you are not a nurse yet. My advice, save yourself too! Change programs before its too late and you become (cue evil music) ONE OF US!
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    Run as far as you can in the other direction! I am not being cynical, I am being truthful. Healthcare is going in the wrong direction and nursing morale is currently circling the drain. They just...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Blackout curtains
    Tin foil! Works like a charm!
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do doctors have any idea what we nurses do? lol
    As a pregnant nurse, the 12 hour shift is taking its toll on my body. My doctor looked at me with a straight face and said "can't you just put your feet up for 30 minutes every 3 hours or so?" Um,...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Edematous after 3 shifts???
    Do you wear support hose? My feet used to swell, the hose helped. Now that Im pregnant I swell all over, including my hands. I'd see your doctor, but work on less salt and more fluid if you are...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Two VERY low ball job offers in the last month...(management and leadership!)
    Ok, I am guessing it was the attitude that got the low ball offer, not the degree. Sometimes when you walk in off the street with a sense of unearned entitlement, your offer may reflect that. Hiring...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  20. nocs on a med/surg floor
    Welcome to nights! Here is my run down 1845- bedside report and chart check review (look for new orders written on days that may not have been addressed or faxed to pharm yet) 1915-2300 ...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. Is it safe?
    Is it safe for a pregnant nurse to care for a patient on chemo? Twice in the last month I have been pulled to another floor and BOTH times I have been given a patient who had chemo THAT day and not...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Looking to hear your personal experience
    For those of you who have worked as a floor nurse while pregnant, was just hoping to hear your experience. How long did you work? Right up until you were 9 months or did you leave sooner? What type...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Unreasonable offer
    I don't blame you one bit. They put you on the spot and tried to railroad you. Shouldn't your 2 years count r something? If they value you, they will try to work out a compromise. If not, you will...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Med Surg Nurses:  How many patients do you care for?
    6-7 on a normal night, but if you were to ask our boss she says never more than 5. She's full of it.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Does being fit help fight fatigue at work?
    I imagine it does, but the shift work and hours have caused me to go in the opposite direction. The last thing I want to do after lifting, pulling sliding patients for 12 hours is exercise. I really...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101


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