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  1. Why is it inappropriate to stand up for yourself?
    OP, you were completely correct to answer the patient's question when they asked it. It was obviously of pressing concern to the patient, and we are to be practicing "patient-centered care." If the...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. morbidly obese patients
    I have a 640 lb. patient who wants bariatric surgery but believes there will be no need to change her eating habits - if she has the surgery she can just keep eating whatever and be thin. I have...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. My patient died today
    Actually, often not. I have had physicians tell me (despite living will on chart saying otherwise) that the pt will be a full code because the family wanted it and the pt can't sue them after they...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    The only reason my great-niece and nephew are alive today is the affordable care act. They were born prematurely (twins,) parents both working but not enough to get insurance before Obamacare. They...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. An Idea Whose Time has Long Come: EMPLOYEE satisfaction scoring?
    My employer does one periodically - nothing ever comes of it. So why waste my time filling it out..... Plus it is sent to your employee e-mail, like they can't figure out where the reply came from?
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Accusing Hospice
    My mother died of Alzheimer's disease, and sometimes I could see in her eyes that she was "home," and other times there was no one there that I recognized. But she was a very intelligent, articulate...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. I'm an LPN and I understand.
    I come at this from a perspective of a diploma RN who went to an NP program (diploma to Master's) who works in a long-term care setting and teaches in an LPN program also. I frequently have to ask if...
    Feb 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Becoming a Working Nurse Mom
    I stayed home for 6 weeks, then went back to work full time, Started my Master's when my son started high school. He is now 28 years old. I missed some things, but was there for the important stuff....
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. "Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love
    I was taking it in the context of the original poster as time-consuming, which is not my usual definition of "bad." My usual definition of a "bad" patient would be the privileged, spoiled rotten...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. "Bad Patients" - A Labor of Love
    I remember one horrendous night when I was working at a hospital - I worked oncology for 23 years - we had a patient with ovarian cancer with extension to the groin. She was what would now be DNRCC...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Ahhh, kiddos.  They do say the darndest things...
    My son fell at my mom's house and skinned his knee, said "long way from the heart" and kept going. LOL!!
    Nov 27, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine
    If you understood, you would not support the quarantine. And before you attack me too, I work with LPNs and feel many of them are more intelligent than some of the RNs I work with, and I am an...
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  13. Survey Results:  To Quarantine or not to Quarantine
    I am an NP (for those who want educational level,) and commented when I took the survey that I thought self-monitoring was sufficient and quarantine was overkill. I am old enough to have been around...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  14. Anyone teach nursing school clinicals on the side?
    I teach in an LPN program, and enjoy it. We require 4 years experience on the floor before hire, and you must commit to how much you will teach, pass Federal BCI, CPR, TB, etc.
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    We all know paper gowns and vinyl gloves that tear as you put them on are going to protect you! PPE is a joke at best. It just makes people feel like you are doing something.
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Me......Me....Me : A Sense of Entitlement
    My favorite was many years ago when I was in nursing school on my ER rotation. The man came in (this was in August) with a rash. "how long have you had this rash?" "Since November." November? This...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    So many say that suicide is selfish. It is not. It is about feeling that the world is better off without you, and it is a way of ending the pain of self-hate. I am cannot believe how much Mr....
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. What do they know about nurses?
    M*A*S*H was pretty good, IMHO (for the time,) and ER was pretty good. I HATE House (where the docs do everything) and any shows where all nurses do is flirt. But reality would scare people....
    Jul 30, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Add Ohio to the list of states who restrict the title of nurse to licensed nurses (LPN or RN). Medical assistants and STNAs and nurse aides MUST identify as what they actually are. It is illegal to...
    Jul 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. A thief named Alzheimer's
    My grandmother had Alzheimers and my mom died of Alzheimers (it is hereditary in our family) and when my time comes I plan to "solve the problem." But there were days when I looked into my mom's eyes...
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  21. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    NP easily making over 6 figures depends on where you live. Around where I live, new NP makes about $65,000-$70,000/yr. I am experienced, do better but am salary and work (on average) 60+ hours/wk...
    May 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Yes, you must put money away. I have been saving for retirement since I started working, I have deferred comp (similar to a 401K,) a 401K, a Roth IRA, and qualify for Social Security and PERS, and I...
    May 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can a nurse survive on several per diem jobs?
    I worked for 3 agencies at a time once - keeping track of who I was working for and when so nothing overlapped, and I was wearing the correct name tag required a calendar, but I paid the bills and...
    May 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How to deal with angry doctors
    I am an NP who takes my own call24/7/365, and my nurses who call me NEVER apologize for calling me, and I wouldn't want them to. I worked the floor for 23 years, and I know I will not be called for...
    May 19, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    I worked as an NP in a practice where an LPN was placed in the position of COO, and she delegated to MDs as well as NPs and RNs.
    Mar 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations