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  1. How do you handle narcissist patients?
    That is exactly why I asked...there are times when changing nurses just gets another nurse into a bad mood as well. At least we are talking about patients that are few and far between..if I get one...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. How do you handle narcissist patients?
    I am an experienced nurse and the one thing that I just cant seem to handle is narcissist patients. I dont run into them often, but when I do, I crash and seem to fall for their games. At this one...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Case study - what would you do?
    if that guy refuses labs and an iv, i would personally "educate" him every few minutes then document my attempt each and every time. That way when his family sues because he wasnt treated, they lose.
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New Grad...Is this typical?
    Our school said that anyone could teach a nurse a skill. Being a travel nurse, I have figured out that some hospitals are better at it than others. I left nursing school having never started an IV...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient scents
    So I am a travel nurse, and I finished an assignment a while back and something still bugs me. The patients there had a "scent" that I couldnt seem to wash off. One night, we were in for some very...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Rn to bsn, wgu or uta?
    I also skipped UTA after finding out I had to take History of Texas. I just dont need it in Minnesota!
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  7. Was I at fault? the nurse embarrassed me in front of others.
    Sounds like she was just mad at having to clean a patient up. It happens.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Pulled from floor by "Men in Black"
    ps: One of them was a risk manager.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Pulled from floor by "Men in Black"
    They were the hospitals legal team. They gave me their card, my manager was present I have left out details...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Pulled from floor by "Men in Black"
    I was working, and a group of suited up men pulled me from the floor and asked me questions about a patient's care. Afterwards, my charge nurse said that more than likely there is a law suit in the...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Is this holding me back?
    I work on a floor where practically everyone is either on dialysis, tons of steroids or both. Nurses on my unit do not start IV's. I have been told that it is because all of the patients are...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. RN's forced to do CNA work
    We are expected to do both, our job and the NA's job if the NA's have to sit. I would DIE to do one or the other. It stinks when I have six patients, four are totals and one has over 30 meds to be...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    We have a lateral violence policy where I work. It says that things need to be handled in private. If anyone is rude to anyone for any reason in front of a third person, that's a voilation of...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Bad week
    I am a new nurse. I have today off and still do not want to go back tomorrow. It was too stressful.
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Bad week
    I am starting to think that six patients is too much for me and I will never be able to be a good nurse. I just had a really bad week. I had three doctors yell at me. One yelled at me because a...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Feeling awful
    I was working yesterday, and found a nurse I was working with in a total meltdown. She had been overwhelmed all night long, and other people were trying to help her out, but her patient's required...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Asked to start a new graduate discussion group
    The floor I am on has at least 5 new grads at a time working over different shifts. My boss asked me if I would lead a new graduate discussion group to help ease them into the role. When I asked...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. NO LUNCH???  NO BREAKS???   Is that common in nursing?????
    We are assigned a "buddy" at the start of the shift and at shift change we discuss what time we like our break...it's pretty soft schedule, I mean, if I have a patient not doing so great at 1:30, I...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How to handle a situation
    The call bell attendant answers the bells and tells the person the nurse will be with them shortly. Then she calls us in. She does not leave her seat, however, our pharmacy supplies and bp machines...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How to handle a situation
    Oh one more example was that I had two of my six patients that were not doing so hot. Both were complaining of being short of breath and I was trying to deal with both at the same time. Meanwhile a...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. How to handle a situation
    I am new. I have not had time to make a lot of friends in my new job, but I do have some. My issue is that one of the nursing assistants and an bell answer service attendant have teamed up to make...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. My rose colored glasses got knocked off!
    I am wondering if I have the wrong job or if this is nursing. I wanted to become a nurse because I love working with people (even difficult ones) and I want to help people. I love my actual job. I...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Should I be worried?
    I got written up for it. I am pretty angry at my preceptor.
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Should I be worried?
    I got an email that I have a meeting with my Nurse Manager this morning to discuss what happened. I plan to tell her the facts of what happened, but I dont know how much detail to give her on my...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Should I be worried?
    I am a new grad and still have a preceptor. On my third night of working, my preceptor fillout out a safety violation report on me and I do not know what to expect. I did not know that I needed to...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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