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  1. NG suction immunocompromised pt-safety
    Suction canisters are never emptied at my hospital either. Once installed, they're only replaced when full or when needed. Nothing in the canister will backflow, especially as long as the filter is...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. First Year Nursing Depression.
    As a med-surg nurse at a busy hospital, I understand and sympathize. I cried what seemed like every day after work most of my first year. I was exhausted. I never felt I was doing as good a job as...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Has anyone tried team nursing? Opinions?
    I've done team nursing some. I prefer not to though. As said above, it depends on who you're working with....I've had nurses use "team nursing" as an opportunity to sit on their backside and order...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. How Would You Rate Your Pain????
    If I feel that the number pain rating I'm getting (say from an elderly patient) doesn't mesh with what I'm seeing, I'll FLACC them, while also making a note of the number they rated it. I also do...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I am Afraid.  Please Pray for Me.
    I'm fortunate enough to work in a Catholic hospital. I'm not Catholic, but the nuns that visit each patient daily are a great comfort to many of my patients, regardless of their faith. Have I talked...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  6. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Obama here. My reasons are mine, but I do pray for the future president either way. It's not a job I'd want!
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Young New Mom. Better to stay full time or per diem. Do you regret it?
    There are so many factors to consider, and you recognize most of them. After 5 years in a hospital setting with 12 hr shifts, I need to point out that 3 12s is a lot of time away from your child. ...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. how to cope with humiliation
    As said before, more info would be helpful, but humiliation is an emotion you may just have to tame. I was crushed and embarrassed and on the verge of tears the first time I was called into my mgr...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    I had a great one last week. The family pushed the call light and said the patient needed help with her IV. I went in and they informed me that they had unplugged the IV and assisted the pt to the...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    Oh, I forgot one of my other faves. The call light goes off and we answer it from the desk. "May I help you?" Instead of a response we hear this: Did you hit the call light? No, why? They...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    I'm loving this thread! My favorite call light story was a man who was aox3, generally very polite and no trouble. Suddenly his call light started going off constantly. He'd deny pressing the...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    One I've learned that I don't think I've seen here.... Don't take your girlfriend's psychotic meds thinking they will help you sleep, then wait three days for the resulting erection to "get...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Ah, the things we say when we're tired
    You guys make my stomach hurt from giggling. Things I do include knocking on the pyxis room door, forgetting or mixing up words, answering the call light with the full "Thank you for calling ___...
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I couldn't do your job !
    I do both med-surg and peds. I hear it more on the peds side, but often on the med-surg side too. Frankly, I typically consider it a complement, whether they think they're giving me one or not. ...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question from a student
    I have to weigh in here with something worth thinking about. While I was in nursing school, I said the same things. I did NOT want med-surg. I was willing to do nearly anything but, and the...
    Mar 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. learn to say it correctly!!
    I have to laugh at this one. Normally I have no problem here....it's pretty clear which is which. But last week, my grandmother was in a critical heart surgery, I was worried about her, major short...
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Do you work with me? I took care of Kermit yesterday!! :D
    Dec 26, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I wonder if our unit secretary reads this thread. The other day we had a conversation where she said that she knew a child named Le-a pronounced Ledasha. She also personally knows kids named...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    :yeahthat: I thought of you guys the other day, when our 24 yo unit clerk claimed to have personally met Abcde, Shithead, Nosmo King, Lemonjello AND Female. I had to LOL!:roll
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Took care of a 60-ish female this weekend named Baby Ruth. She was named for a relative named Baby Ruth and was called Baby Ruth her whole life. It was really unfair when I hadn't eaten anything by...
    Oct 7, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Good news leads to identity change
    I got some great news this morning. I've passed the NCLEX! Therefore, for the sake of truth and clarity, I am no longer ARNurse2B, but am now, accurately: AR_RN :up::D:yeah::chuckle Yay, me!
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Congratulations! First thing I thought of were twins.... Candida Marie and Typhoid Mary! (Sorry! :chuckle)
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Infuriating Responses To Questions
    I don't doubt it. I heard similar questions from some of my classmates on occasion. One nearly got kicked out about a month before graduation for doing a clinical write up for the previous week,...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Infuriating Responses To Questions
    Wow. The level of bickering in what could have been a fairly adult conversation amazes me. I'm guessing some folks may be a little stressed out these days. Opinions were asked for, so here's...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. learn to say it correctly!!
    Actually, check out http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861700460/regionalism.html or http://www.thefreedictionary.com/regionalism or http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regionalism ...
    Jul 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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