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  1. Men in the (nursing) field
    I've seen a few particular nurses who seem to have a problem with men who are nurses, but they are the minority (and seem to be the sort that have a problem with almost everything anyway).
    Sep 4
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. What Baffles You?
    I just say, "Sorry, that isn't something we do." And then change the subject.
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What Baffles You?
    This happened last night... After-hours bed move, sending patient out to the medical ward from telemetry in order to bring an admit up to telemetry. Two of us nurses did the move right at shift...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Getting doctors to listen to me
    Yes, a lot of the time, until they've gotten to know and trust you, doctors may we wary or hesitant to listen to what you are saying. Phrasing things as a question as someone else said can definitely...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I have a BSN, and while there was certainly much class room education, we also had lots of clinical time. The whole final semester was clinical practice. While I obviously didn't know everything when...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Work from home? What companies to look at?
    Perhaps you accidentally missed the 'f'?
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I had a conversation today in which everyone was getting "stints" put in. STENTS, people. Stents.
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. discrimination against female docs
    I haven't noticed this at all.
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Patient clearly not ready to be discharged. . .is discharged. Vent.
    However, then they need to clarify the direction of care because the revolving door of admit, discharge, re-admit is hardly improving quality of life.
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Another vent about nurse vs aide
    No matter who the team members are, teamwork is important and I always hate seeing one member of the team working hard while the other doesn't do their part. It doesn't have to be nurse versus aide,...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. What Baffles You?
    I just spent two nights nursing one of these. Patient young and previously physically capable, now experiencing severe bilateral hand weakness secondary to injuries sustained in a fall (a leap,...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Anyone else offended by this radio commercial?
    Exactly. Where I work we don't have CNAs in acute care, so yeah, I have a BSN because around here that is the requirement, but I still do total care for all my patients.
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Giving Morphine
    This. Proactive instead of reactive. I don't necessarily think she was necessarily right in blankety demanding you give them all morphine right now, but perhaps it was a mishandled attempt at a...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. A feeling of impending doom
    There is no such thing as preceptor pay where I am from. Not everyone is good at teaching and I respect that. As such, not everyone is cut out to be a preceptor. I do it because I like to, and in...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A feeling of impending doom
    Those of is with experience need to do what we can to help guide the new graduates. The cocky ones will always exist, but from experience I know that many new nurses gravitate more toward those who...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Muslim nursing students
    I wish you luck and I hope you can find a way to make nursing work with your beliefs and practices.
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Muslim nursing students
    Find out who the department head (or whatever title is used. Ours was a Dean) is of the nursing program. That would be the person who should be able to say. If they don't have a policy, then I don't...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Muslim nursing students
    Are you just phoning the school? Or is there an academic advisor that you could call on? Maybe pop into the registrar office and ask face-to-face? If you know someone who goes to that school (not...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Therapeutic fibbing..?
    Redirection is often the kinder, less disruptive approach to a situation such as that. Yes, you may in fact be lying to them, but which is worse? A lie that helps them feel better, or the truth which...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I am, however, in Canada, so perhaps it's more of a widespread affliction?
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I know a few non-Hispanic people that do that, so I'm not sure that's the connection. Maybe they think it's optional, like saying herb or 'erb?
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Silly question about asthma
    Erring on the side of caution is probably the best thing to do. Who knows, like the little boy a couple of posts up, perhaps what she is feeling is subtle enough not to be seen by you, but maybe she...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .
    In that case, we frequently use subcut "ports" (we call them infusers) for people receiving care in their homes. Often the nurses will even pre-draw and label the medication so there is less...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .
    I second this idea about the subcut route with a port. Perhaps with the additional instruction that the caregiver should let the nurses know when they have had to give it? EDIT: sorry, should...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Muslim nursing students
    Do 3/4 length sleeves meet your needs? This is an honest question as there are no Muslim nurses where I work, and I don't personally know anyone of that faith. I only suggest it because the 3/4...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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