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  1. Do new graduates RN's get ,easier patients?
    Nope. In my world, they dumped the harder patients all on me because I didn't know any better. I would wonder why I was running around like a headless chicken while my coworker sat there doing...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Just need to vent about my exasperating coworker.
    She sounds unstable. Slippers to work? I would definitely have a convo with the nurse manager.
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    I definitely think it reflects badly upon a professional (any professional) if they consistently mispronounce words. It's irritating to people, number one, so they get a fingernails on the blackboard...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Drying up breast milk
    Those shots etc are not done anymore. When your milk comes in, avoid breast stimulation as much as possible. If you get uncomfortably full, hand express a tiny bit to comfort. do not hand express so...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Patient Satisfaction: Where Does it Start?
    I don't know, but I am completely sick of hearing about patient satisfaction and having management lay it on MY shoulders. If management was truly concerned about patient satisfaction, they'd have a...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Where do you think the nursing problem / shortage begins??
    In answer to you original question - a government that values big corporations over healthcare for every citizen.
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What do you love most about nursing?
    I have four days off a week!!! :)
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Toradol
    I was given Toradol when I had a 6 mm stone blocking my ureter and causing hydronephrosis, and it helped tremendously until I could get lithotripsy. They gave me Dilaudid prior to that, and it made...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. RN's are getting burnt out why?
    I have the same hope...with more men coming into the field, I think benefits will start getting better. We also "get called off when not busy" (read: when there would be "only" 5 or so patients...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New BSN, 6 months, no interview. How long before I hang it up?
    Holy cow, I am so sorry. If I had ANY other income I would seriously tell you you could have my job...bad as my job is. I'm so saddened that we desperately need nurses yet no place is hiring! What in...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Anyone else tired of this?
    There is ZERO recession proof job. If an economy completely collapses (as other countries have experienced) you might have a job but that doesn't mean you'll get paid.
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses working harder than doctors?
    I will admit I definitely have no love-fest with most doctors. My hospital seems to foster an environment that encourages physicians to treat nurses poorly (or at least tolerate it well). Many nurses...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses working harder than doctors?
    I am the first to admit I don't understand the ends and outs of being a physician, and I greatly respect them and know they are incredibly driven and work hard. That being said, I sometimes feel that...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses working harder than doctors?
    I don't know about whose job is harder, but I know that ours is more tedious. If the doctors had to be the one to get every diet coke, take every menial complaint, and talk to the families everytime...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. help, short staffed, at wits end
    Hmmm. Sounds like your husband is more concerned with you bringing home the bacon than being supported. That's an entirely separate issue but I can tell you that will not improve, either. I'm...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Constantly Getting Thrown Under The Bus by Fellow Nurse
    I would definitely go after your ADN degree. Success is always the best revenge. ;) I would also personally talk to your coworker directly and tell her the gig's up. I would let her know in no...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. IM injection (current research?)
    I have occasionally had to give "emergent" psych meds on a medical floor, (in one case with two doctors, two security guards, three nurses and a tech trying to wrestle down a 300 pound combative...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. IM injection (current research?)
    The scary thing with IM injections, IMO, is even if you give the injection in the perfect place anatomically as described by academia, how do you know THIS particular individual doesn't have a...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I don't know which situation to be more concerned about...
    Being laid off, or NOT being laid off. They're trying to work skeleton crews. Not filling positions. Now the talk is cutting the support staff. Please oh please oh please mr CEO don't take my...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Things you would love to tell your management and get away with
    "If you are so concerned about customer care efforts, why don't YOU go walk up and down the halls and ask anyone if they need to potty while I hang the emergent nitro drip and start the chest pain...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "You might find this hard to believe but I really DON'T care what you do. Sign out AMA; I seriously do not care. You're hellbent on destruction and I really seriously don't care. It doesn't affect me...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I'm sick of taking care of people who don't care
    Maybe you should understand that nurses are people, too, complete with flaws and failings - and show the same tolerance for your fellow nurse that you do for your patients. Being holier-than-thou...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "When you bring in a visitor dressed in scrubs and tell me she's a nurse, and then demand different medications that your nurse friend thinks you should have, do yourself a favor and tell nurse...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. In the event of a lay-off, who gets axed first?
    Thanks for your response. Does anybody have any experience with this? How did your institution decide?
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. A Nurse’s Distress Over a Dying Patient
    We are in complete agreement, Leslie. Maybe I improperly inferred that the patient's altered LOC was due to dying. Maybe it really was due to infection.
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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