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  1. Nurse Calling In Scripts to Pharmacy Illegally
    I would be afraid too. Afraid enough to contact a lawyer. I would also be afraid enough to contact the next up in line, and anyone else you can think of in management. Keep copies, and make sure...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Off the clock
    I agree with noyesno, when an employer assigns too much work, too heavy a patient load, and then one employee works off the clock, their co-workers are then expected to do the same. Management will...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ultram! Help!
    sometimes the answers are confusing in those reference books. I applaud any attempt to find answers.
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. What would you tell to your younger self?
    While I am glad to have been a nurse all these years, I would have encouraged myself to go after my bent in life - writing. Never let fear deter you from anything. I had the chance to sing with the...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. No time to talk
    Working nights, I take over carts from two nurses. When I get to work, they are whining about their jobs so loudly, it drives me nuts. Then they take their sweet time giving report. So slow. It...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. A rough nursing shift...
    I total understand this comic
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. Workers from outside your facility
    Over my years of nursing, I have had countless people come in and out during my night shift, from IV techs, XRay Techs, Crisis Care, EMT's to just about anything and anyone you can imagine. ...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. what is your side job?
    I make mobile phone apps, I have made them for nursing, prayer, writing, and travel.
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is that weird smell?
    Sorry it took so long to get back, The smell is sweet, yet kind of metallic, and very powerful. It isn't body odor. I will have to go look at his meds and see if there is anything you all have...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is that weird smell?
    We have a patient in a long term setting. The patient is very clean, edges on neuotic he is so clean and everything has it's proper place,and the labels are turned just so. No Mess, not fility. ...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Night nursing
    Eat? Break? Wow are you sure your night shift workers? I only work 8 hours, but on the off chance I get a break, and if I remember to bring anything, it's a 10min quick protein type snack. I...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. When your the patient, do you tell the nursing staff your a nurse?
    I have been to the ER twice this past year. Once with my son, whose b/p was sky high and was starting to mumble. Turns out he had pneumonia. But, I am glad I was there. Some staff was really...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What are the chances of me being fired?
    Isn't new management fun? Love being on night shift, because you aren't there to defend yourself. Eventually they will get to know you. But, I agree with you it is pretty daunting to have new...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    dear spikey I do give the pills, however in this case, she wasn't even awake. But, don't play moral police with me either
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Sometimes it's hard to tell a drug seeker from a patient in pain.
    There are some people I care for that like the feeling of being high, and they admit it. It isn't my call, but the doctors who prescribe. If they know the magic words, I give pills. Drug seekers...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Catheterization Expiriences
    Good idea, I think I will try it next time I cath a larger women. Might save them a lot of tugging and leg propping. Thanks
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Personal advice needed!
    I am sorry for your loss. But, I do know from experience you will be a better nurse as a result. You will probably have a soft spot in your heart for people who remind you of you dad. I know...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What was wrong with my patient??
    My daughter has seizures, the ones that you might stare for a moment, usually unnoticed by me, because they are so brief. But, she tells me during the time just before it happens, and during it, see...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Discouraged after first day training on new job :(
    It is not fair to give a new nurse 2 to 3 days training, and hand them over the floor. But, that is how it is, fair or not. I am in the position to train a new people, as you will be too. I try to...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. New Grad: Time & Management, Med Errors, & being swallowed up by old bitter bettys!
    I agree with the above posters. However, I would add two things. First is to pick the thing that is most probmatic to you, go home and think about it. Research it on your computer, or on this...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. syringe to collect specimen from foley?
    The port, and only the port. Unless, I just replaced the bag first.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do I handle insubordinate CNAs?
    I used to think everyone thought like me. So, I treated them with the same respect I thought I deserved. At some point, I realized you give them back the same respect they give you. So, if they...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Disrespectful Aids/CNA's
    I have been in that situation more than once. However, it's easy to forget about the CNA's position. They do get to know the prn meds. They haven't had the training we have gotten in school. They...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. I really need some advice ASAP
    The residents behavior needs to be charted and tracked, a psych eval done, and interventions placed
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ER Abuse
    I have some insight to add. My daughter is handicapped and recieves medicare. I haven't been able to find a doctor who will see her. Well, thats not true, if you include ones who shouldn't...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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