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  1. What does it take to earn respect?
    I agree with so many of the posters, so I won't belabor the point. I too have been in this situation, (we all have!) I stood my ground until he stopped ranting, and I quietly said "Our discussion is...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurse managers-Do you think tattoos look professional?
    I have two tatoo's, one on my left lateral calf, the other starts on my right foot, around the ankle and up the side of my right calf a little way's - it's a floral tattoo. I am in administration -...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  3. ACLS requires a doctor's order?
    I agree with you. Many of our MD's weren't ACLS certified. I took ACLS classes and recerts with MD's, and boy was it an eye opening experience for me! Talk about dumber than a box of rocks! ...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Conflict between staff
    Wow, you are in a wicked, tough situation. If these nurses are not approachable, and you've already gone to the "manager", then continue up the chain of command. Make sure you have documented...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Nurse managers-Do you think tattoos look professional?
    I have a tatoo on each ankle, and a nose stud. I had the nose stud for approx 16 years. Non of these things have kept me from being professional or doing my job. I have been hired as an ADON and...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  6. is weeks gestation subjective or objective data?
    not if the patient takes the temp in front of you and you can verify it - than it is objective. If, on the other hand she tells you she took her temp and it was 99.1 orally - that is subjective.
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. ACLS requires a doctor's order?
    I guess it would depend upon the hosptal's policy and procedures. When I worked the ER, one of us was assigned to in hosptial codes. So was a member of ICU. Both being ACLS certified. When I...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. is weeks gestation subjective or objective data?
    I would have to agree w/ Grn tea - if it is charted that due date is...then weeks gestation would be objective. Esp w/ the US to back it up. Now, if the patient show up at your hospital, lets say...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Is it ok to say . . .
    I agree with the other posters, everything you expressed is perfectly professional and polite - go for it!
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. accepted to bsn @ suny-b, but what about my job?!
    I agree, give your notice, and move on. They always reserve the right to fire you at will, and you are also an "at will" employee, work out your 4 weeks, don't want to burn any bridges, and enjoy...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. In need of encouragement
    If I may ask, what is your Master's in? Perhaps you can find employment in that field while waiting for the right LPN job to come along? Just my :twocents: Don't be discouraged. LTC facilities...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. How easy is it for a new grad to land a job in a psych setting?
    No, absolutely not. IMHO, a new grad needs some real life experience at being a nurse. Even starting out on a med surg floor, you will learn to be organized, prioritize, work on perfecting...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    In 20 years of nursing, I only saw a ghost at work once. I was in PACU, called in for a case in the middle of the night. So, most of the lights in the OR suite were turned off. I was at the desk,...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help!!  No one will hire me
    Obviously you are in NY. I work for a LTC facility in Endicott (a suburb of Binghamton). We are always looking for nurses LPN's and RNs'. Rents are very much less expensive here than NYC. For a...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. CPR questions
    I work in a LTC facility in NY. We just recently had a code on our rehab unit. We have "crash carts" - without drugs, IV's etc... but it does contain BVM's, oral and nasopharengial airways, oxygen,...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Real or Fake friendly smile.
    I had a nice "cushy" ADON position in a small facility. I had been there 11 months. I saw an ad for an ADON position in a larger facility with a SIGNIFICANT increase in pay ($20,000). So I...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
    Here, in NY, as an RN, I too was able to do concious sedation using versed/fentanyl or valium/morphine but never propofol. The patients had to be on O2, cardiac monitor, pulse ox, automatic BP,...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. What kind of nurse are you?
    I'm a realist, I can be "blunt" when the situation warrents it, I can also gloss things over when the situation warrents it. I work very hard to be a patient advocate first, before anything else. I...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Sense of Dread....When Will It End?
    One of my best lessons, other than those that came from my making a mistake, came from a housekeeping person. I had this patient, Ca with mets pretty much everywhere. He was a quiet man, kind of...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Sense of Dread....When Will It End?
    That's a great attitude. All nurses need to be able to take constructive criticism. Sometimes it is given quietly - one on one-, and other times, due to circumstances - like a code or other...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. How to order blood culture?
    I agree, I've always drawn an aerobic and anerobic culture - each from a different site. That is a "set", and I haven't been scolded for it in the 17 years I worked in the hospital.
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Year's Resolutions For Nurses
    This is probably the first year I HAVEN'T made a new years resolution. I can, however relate to all of yours. I guess my resolution is to just take each day as it comes, make the best of it, learn...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Sense of Dread....When Will It End?
    To the OP, once you've become more confident in yourself and more knowlegable as a nurse, you should find that you can leave work at work (most of the time). There will always be those cases that...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. What do I do after my clinical instructor told me I will never be a good nurse?
    I had a clinical instructor who told me the same thing, she just had it out for me. Years later, after another of her clinical groups raved about me to her, (I took the time to teach them and show...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Orientation...blechhh
    Okay, my preceptor story. While in nursing school we were on the surgical unit - there was this one nurse - I'll call her "Attitude" - who was so nasty to the students and showed such contempt for...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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