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  1. "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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Don't let the door hit you.........
    Nov 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    Interesting perspective.
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Sorry to hear- get better soon Esme!
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I lately wonder why the pts even stop in ed in the first place. just send em up. We don't get any information on them anyway.The person bringing them up usually tells me they have no idea why the pt...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. How do you say "diabetes"?
    OHMYGawd. I haven't laughed that hard in a while!!! Thanks Also had no idea there were so many youtube videos related to that subject. ...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Im terrified of elevators and im trying to be a nurse...
    yes.I still have this "problem".Ive just learned to deal with it as I hate taking the stairs. I'm ok getting in, but man, if it stops or isn't working right , I do start to panic.But I try to deal. ...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    ugh had this happen tonight. I still had to pass other meds. Called tech to help, and did explain II had 4 more minutes to give other person's meds or they woukld be late.Tech understood. Pt did...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    no, more money wouldnt change anything.the job still sucks. not sure what the hourly going rate for being a human punching bag is,but i'm sure it's not enough.
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    that's ok, i was told that the prev. shift , the pt took 1.5 hours to eat/drink/be fed(dysphagia). we aren't staffed for that.....
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    I ask this every single day.......
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    You bet your sweet bippy I complain about how unfair that is.......I had that life, then went into nursing......:down:
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I guess the point is , that if someone with 10 + or so years and is ADN, they went into the job realizing that that was all that was required. Now the bar is being raised, but look at the avg age of...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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