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  1. Dealing With Death in the PICU
    I worked in a busy PICU and loved it; however, it took it's toll on me. I decided to take a much needed break and venture outside the hospital setting. So far so good, but I miss it and don't. ...
    Oct 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. I want to quit 4 months in
    I have never worked five 8hr graveyard shifts, but have three to five 12's and I was completely miserable. I did it for a few years and never ever fully adjusted. While I managed, I sacrificed so...
    Oct 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I want to quit 4 months in
    You have made your mind it seems and you are in a blessed position. You've gotten excellent advice above. Do what is what you want to do in your heart and good luck.
    Oct 27
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Esme, sending my thoughts and prayers.
    Oct 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Was this such an unreasonable request?
    BuckyBadgerRN, exactly in the PAST. Welcome to the world of CPOE lol I know it's different at the nursing homes perhaps. My comment was in surprise that people still take down verbals or phone...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Was this such an unreasonable request?
    Verbal order? That's obsolete in many places with reason and unless it's an emergent situation, they should be avoided like the plague.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment
    Thank You! Our training has been what our base hospital is doing........NOTHING! Here's some funny looking suits, some duct tape and may the good Lord be with you. I guess some administrators...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment
    Very good article! What about those of us that work outside the hospital setting? I work as a critical care transport nurse (interfacilities and 911) with a minimum of 1.5hrs away (transport time)...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. 24hr shifts?
    I personally love the 24's. I work ground ambulance mostly interfacilities. I am the only nurse on shift so am always open for calls from BLS, ALS and CCT. We usually stay busy but I find that...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  10. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    GM2RN, perhaps picking your battles wisely is a good idea. If you know you get the silly question if whether the pt has an IV quite often, then perhaps changing your report style to say "18g to R AC...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    We can all sit here and argue until pigs flew, but the bottom line is that we are overloaded with way too many tasks, not enough help/support and anencephalic management/administrators for the most...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    The last hospital I worked at went to no nurse report as well; however, a faxed face sheet with basic pt information were given to the admitting nurse. Didn't last very long due to many mistakes...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. The culture of AN
    Sometimes a break is a good thing and needed. I have been a member for quite a while (10 years!) myself and am gone for periods of time for all the above reasons. I hope she considers taking a...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Toxic flu H1N1 hospitalizes nurse for months -54 days on ECMO
    ..........and still people will take their chances. smh
    Sep 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. List of programs for nurses who wish to become paramedics
    I would also like to know as I work critical care IFT's and would like to get my medic.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  16. Why Can't Spouses and Families Understand The NOC Schedule?
    I literally gave up trying to explain or care. I finally went to two 24-hr shifts a week and off 5. My ex-husband never got it and needless to say, it didn't work out. :(
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. My New Life as a Transport Nurse
    I'm fairly new to transport as well. Love how you described it-so true! Much luck
    Apr 29
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  18. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    Wow! I am a nurse just like you and somehow can't help to wonder what you would think of me, or the care you would render me if I should ever become your patient. Yep, in my hospital gown at my most...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Occurence reporting to punish other nurses
    I don't know where you guys work but at my place, it takes an act of God and great lengthy troubles to submit an incident report. I don't bother unless they affect patient safety or are a huge near...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Help! dont know if I have the job
    What did HR say? It sounds like they might be a little behind and busy getting the new unit rolling. Go in person to HR and get your answer. There is only so much the director can do. Much luck
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Maybe you can help relieve the stress from some of those asked to pick up overtime each week, and pick some up yourself? Also, will give you a perspective of what other than passing meds they do. ...
    Apr 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    OP, you seem bitter. Transfer to the floor
    Mar 31
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Missing my partner  :*(
    I am extremely sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mar 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I love 12's. I currently work nightshift and do NOT work them in a row. I find that I nap the night off and have a great night sleep with my family. It works for me. When I work dayshift I find...
    Mar 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Absolutely ridiculous... You can keep your 4 hours
    That seems to be the trend. I worked at a hospital that did just that. Sometimes called you for the last 2 hours of the shift. They would cancel you and place you "on call" and the entire day was...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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