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  1. Can't Shake Off Rude Patient
    exactly!
    Dec 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Dwindling faith in this profession
    In response to above:Just an observation. How is one supposed to "take a break" who will pay the bills? I would , and desperately need, to take a break, but that means I would have to file bankruptcy...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Is Nursing Killing You or Making You Stronger?
    It's killing me. I want to do the right thing, do the job the right way. I am unable d/t lack of support. Because I actually give a crap, it makes me upset to not be able to do my job properly. This...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Dwindling faith in this profession
    I don't think writer was being snarky- was just pointing out that we get paid decent for an diploma or AAS nursing degree better than some other AAS degrees do.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Dwindling faith in this profession
    Isn't that the truth!!!
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Dwindling faith in this profession
    Well, we are being blamed for readmits with in 30 days( you must not have taught the pt properly). We're being blamed for all the falls that pts take. We are being blamed for UTI's. We are being...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    That is because with the surplus of nurses looking for ANY job, we are expendable. You don't like the job,don't let the door hit you. Have actually been told this ( well not in those exact...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is there an Entity that assist Nuses who have been fired?
    You say that outside life happenings interfered with your ability to do the job. Do you want to be more specific? These things were not able to be separated from work? I'm sorry you are feeling...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    If its ordered I give it.As long as it's time. If not working, I call. Nurses are worried about addicting someone??Wow.None of their business. They should only worry about keeping an airway. I...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    Ive had lots of type 2's say 200 is usually where their fsbg runs. You mean that's high?????:facepalm:
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    wow- that's how we track you? for 8 hours a week and no hopes of ever getting an increase in pay???? 1. creepy as you know what 2. I know you want a job, but no job is worth working for that...
    Nov 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    Yes. they are to rate their pain 1-10, and are asked if they are satisfied with that.This must be documented.
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. What can you tolerate the least?
    Patients who make the big effort ( iykwim) to flatulate while you are standing right there talking to them. Really????? So gross. I understand an "oops" or something, but this is forced. Had 2...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Don't let the door hit you.........
    Nov 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    I will this time, stand up for the techs, well, that is when we even have them available. Where I am they run their butts off! like I said previously- 80 percent of the floor is 2 assists or apex...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Studer Group "Bedside Shift Report SM"
    Yeah,right. They DONT CARE about you getting out on time. They GET angry that you don't drop everything you are doing RIGHT NOW and help them. Of course they are usually a two + assist to a commode...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Shift workers show long term cognitive decline
    Well, since there is a never ending supply of nurses , I'm sure employers aren't worried about the effects of shift work. They will just can you when you make a error. Hire new fresh nurse.ETc....
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Interesting perspective.
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I want to quit!!!!!
    Chances are the first 2 years you have taken could be transferred, as they should have been core/liberal arts, etc. see if you can change to something else. I hate the job, but am too old to...
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    so those who are leaving- what are you going to do? how will you survive? I'd love to leave, but then i might , if i am lucky , qualify fora minimum wage job. If only I would have known.......
    Oct 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Sorry to hear- get better soon Esme!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    me too-but I think that's what's driving this drive thru mentality of the suits.more "customers" more payments to make up for the recent readmits(aka frequent flyer <30 days) that they wont be...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Patient fall...my first time.
    since it was possible that the pt was having a seizure, there'es nothing that an alarm is going to help, except to let you know they are not on the bed. We have big mats on the floor available for...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    from what ive heard and seen, cath lab can get pretty intense. especially when some of the docs are screaming at you.
    Oct 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I'm sure you don't really think that's what I think of ED Nurses!! That was not meant to be a dis to the NURSE.It's a dis to the drive thru mass production corporate mentality that we get a patient...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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