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  1. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I hear Titan is nice.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Just the other day a patient asked for an "escort" to her room. Now THAT is taking customer service to a new level!
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Thanks for your input, it did occur to me it may be a cultural thing, however, policy is that NO meds be given to a pt while in house. That was explained very courteously. The visitor was non...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    No, no wonder- overall the human race is pretty pathetic, I am convinced.
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    We had a pt who was middle aged man with various complaints. He was from an eastern European country, spoke little English. No clear diagnosis, malaise, N&V, change in mental status that came and...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. How did you change?
    I worked as a transporter while I was in school. I had the luxury of seeing all the different floors in the hospital. I was lucky enough to be offered a job in my favorite area, cardiac telemetry. ...
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Cardiac Telemetry
    Telemetry floors are always busy. That is, for the pt to be there, they have a heart problem. From my experience it is rare for a patient to ONLY have a heart problem, they often have a bag full of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Best men's watch for male nurses
    The problem with many of the watches recommended here is that they have 'knobs' and sharp edges that will catch and carry the nasties. I use a Swatch that has a very smooth bezel and profile with a...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  9. Your first experience with a dead person
    About 1/2 way through my orientation I got a code called from the telemetry folks on the 'red phone'. I was standing with two other nurses near the patient's room and in we ran. After checking for...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Getting your first RN job: The secret rules.
    Back to the original question- My advice is to get a job, any job in the hospital or institution where you think you want to work while you are in school. Many institutions will hire from within...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Alarm fatigue survey
    Great idea and topic, glad to participate
    Apr 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BA biology - PhD plant pathology
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Too late to be a nurse?
    I graduated at 60, was hired in my ideal job in a hospital 2 months later and am happily working at same for over a year now. I have stayed in good physical shape (a necessity- this job is tough)...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Medical terminology according to patients
    I was discussing an intervention regarding the patient's penis and his wife interjected "we call him little Pete" -I bit my tongue
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Humor:  The Most Essential Quality
    How else would we be able to laugh at bowel related incidents over lunch?
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    Honestly, I looked and thought "Where the He## did all of it go?" as I looked over all the deductions...
    Feb 15
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. How urgent do you consider melena to be?
    I think it would be alarming based on other criteria. Is this new to the pt, is their H&H dropping/ very low, are they symptomatic (pale, tachy, diaphoretic)? If the pt came in w a diagnosis of GI...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. K-rider administration
    That is assuming the pt can tolerate the rate. I would say 50% of pts getting a K infusion in a peripheral IV can't tolerate the max rate and need to have it slowed to minimize the irritation.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. If you are a male can you ask to only work for male patients?
    OP, this may help: It has been my observation that modesty fades over time. To the point, your female patients probably don't give a hoot who is cleaning them as long as it gets done and you are...
    Jan 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Not a people person... (Yikes!)
    Yes, a nurse needs people skills. When we care for our patients, we treat their ills with our skills of assessment, catering to their physical needs, and delivering ordered care. That is only part...
    Jan 24
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  21. Feeling so guilty calling off sick
    Where I work, the end of year personal reviews contain several factors, not the least of which is attendance. It doesn't matter why you called out, just the # of times you did- the more you did, the...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What do u give for food poisoning?
    Advice on not eating at that restaurant anymore.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. First post-mortem today...
    A patient of mine passed just yesterday. I was the last person he spoke to earlier in the day. The post mortem care is but a task to me, the hard part is what leads up to that point, especially if...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. According to Google, I'm suffering from...
    "Strassman's syndrome, the only known cure for which ....is death"
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. Bad experience with CAGE protocol patient
    I did do the 'multiply by two' formula in my expectations. However, that missing question about the last drink got me..
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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