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  1. teaching phlebotomy class
    Thank you for all the responses and the links. Just to clarify, we are a new hospital that opened up 3 months ago, and I am responsible for getting together all the above. The plan, the tests, the...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. teaching phlebotomy class
    Hi all, Well, I have been recently promoted and will initiate a CNA to Tech class with the two items being taught are phlebotomy and EKG. I have no books to start with, and really have no clue...
    Dec 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Workplace Issues. How do I deal with this nonsense? (Long post)
    I am so sorry you are having such a crappy time. Hon, its time to look for a different job. In my exp, the Dr is actually over the manager, so maybe speak with him. Just be sure and DOCUMENT...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. career? life?
    Wow, so I just spent a Thanksgiving noc shift so I can hopefully have Christmas off, and have been thinking of my "career" to this point in my life. I find myself rereading threads long forgotten...
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Med.Administration Error.
    I remember my instructor saying "every nurse will make a med error, they are either too stupid to realize it or to dishonest to admit it, either way it kills" support ya'lls way ((())).
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I am allergic to...
    I have had not one but TWO different pts in last 3 months allergic to........."generic brands of everything" what in the world:spin:???
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. curious.......
    thanks! That is how I tried to explain it to my bf, I also told him that I couldnt imagine not being a team player,
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. curious.......
    So, my boyfriend got a question close to this one during an interview, and I believe that in nursing this question is a constant battle for nurses to prioritize. while at work, you see a...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Where is blood not admnistered?
    I worked in a prison (slightly different than jail, but along same lines) and we administered blood almost daily. We also have an er, icu and med surg area tho.
    Jul 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. specimen with medicine?
    Thank you to all. I have spent probley a total of 16 hours looking at all the above suggestions and cant find the literature to prove our point. Thank you all!
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why Do Nurses Write: "no new orders received"?
    I went to a conference that said using "continue to monitor" meant that you actually had a pt on some sort of monitor. She suggested we use "continue to observe"
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. specimen with medicine?
    I did try but it got muddled with all the other information. My don has been a nurse for 30 years, I find it hard to believe that she doesnt understand you I have a problem with this.
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. specimen with medicine?
    I work in a small clinic and am uncomfortable that we keep urine, wound, gc/chlam specimens in with were we keep our bicillian, insulin, and other meds. I know there is no food allowed with meds or...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! This is a very good idea and I wish more people would do this!!!! :yeah::yeah:
    Jul 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. learn to say it correctly!!
    just poking fun..............aN exacerbation..............LOL. Sorry. I have worked 15 days straight and needed a laugh. This thread is doin it!
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    If they are completely different areas like a hurt ankle from a fall 6 months ago, clogged ears for the past 2 months, and wanting an std check, I don't even think House can have a diagnosis where...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    With all that I have said, I agree that your voice should be heard. I think you need to address this in a formal, professional letter. There is no reason why someone should be rude. But also,...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    And after I have spent 2 hours plus getting that precious RQI and the pt decides not to even show up or answer our calls to reschedule and I have to spend an addition 7 dollars to send a certified...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    Thats almost like saying you only want a RN doing your vitals instead of a MA or LVN............ They go to school, they pass a test, and they have back up to speak with someone.... a doctor..... if...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    Is it plausible to say that you got shotty care because the 3 people in front of you had medical concerns that have been going on for more than 3 months and decided they would bring it all in at one...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Your appointment is only 10 minutes long...
    This is going to sound very inconsiderate, and please do not take this any other way than a nurse that works in dr offices. I am currently working in a minor emergency walk-in type setting. It is a...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. help, I have burnout bad!!
    I agree with you that time management is key. I have worked both med-surg (which sounds like where the op is working now) and LTC (which sounds like you are working now) and you can not compare the...
    Jun 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's the reason for a RN to be snippy to a new post op pt. ?
    Being an advocate and asking for a 3rd chair more than 2 times from 2 different people is quite a different matter.
    Jun 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's the reason for a RN to be snippy to a new post op pt. ?
    That all being said. My mother's nurse was less than enthusiastic that my mom would get talkative with her, my mom simply does this out of nervousness (esp with people she just met). I told the nurse...
    Jun 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Lantus
    I would have given the lantus as well. It is a long lasting med. besides, if the Dr wanted it held he/she would have wrote to hold it if he/she didnt want it given. The Dr must have given it some...
    Jun 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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