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  1. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Agree with the shaving. And enough time to provide emotional support and company to the patient- of course I do this but I wish I could spend more time on this.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    He** yes. Especially when I started working in ICU; it is a discussion my coworkers and I have all the time. The things we do are torturous- and often do not even benefit the patient.
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Just...ugh
    We've all been there, you're not alone in this- it sounds like you did your best, and hey! Everyone was still alive at the end of your shift:) Take it easy- bath, couch, tea...those are all great...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Best Mispronunciation?
    Hyperpotassemia = hyperkalemia:) fent-uh-nil vs. fent-uh-nell vs. fent-nil?? I'm not even sure which way is right!
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A little concerned
    This made me LOL too, bc I can see myself doing the very same thing!! Haha!
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. A little concerned
    At my hospital training, they made fake poop out of chocolate for both the negatives and the positives. Just added some (real) blood for the positive samples.
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ethics
    "You need to learn English"? Really?? Last time I checked there was no official language for our country...what an awful thing to say...while it may help them to learn some English, it is our...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. A Word To The Wise.........
    I noticed that too...
    May 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. A Word To The Wise.........
    It feels like we nurses are being scolded and yelled at for abusing our patients- coming from out of nowhere...did a specific incident happen recently that was publicized in the media, or something? ...
    May 3
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    I do this allllll the time. Not even a psych nurse:sniff:
    Apr 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Ob call requirements
    Not an OB nurse, but pretty sure that if you are actually on call, they have to pay you for that.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Things you tell newbies
    Patient care always comes first, but charting is just as important.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. The Case For Job Hopping
    If a nurse or group of nurses are constantly being accused of being bullies...maybe it is time for them to look in the mirror as well. It is not always the fault of the "everyone gets a trophy for...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    A medical POA only goes into effect if/when the patient becomes cognitively incompetent to understand or make their own decisions. Just because someone has appointed a POA does NOT mean you can...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    No children yet; theoretically I would, but I don't work on that side of the world with the pink scrubs;)- if I did, I'm not sure (don't think I would have a choice, though, due to insurance). I...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Associate and Diploma RNs
    More education is not a bad thing.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    Every place I've worked, the techs/aides did the blood sugars. Labs, too.
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Unsubscribing
    I usually use the app, so I unsubscribe from threads that get switched to the breakroom, however now with the new mobile web setup, I can't figure out how!
    Apr 9
    Forum: How To Use Site
  19. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    Although this could be considered a med error since the ordered dose was 2mg and you were only giving one- you should've asked for the order to be changed.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Seriously?!
    Ewww...who DOES that?!
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Evolution and Nursing
    Evolution is scientifically proven. It was either that, or aliens;)
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Legally Protect the word "Nurse?"
    Nurses provide personal hygiene and toileting care, too, last time I checked.
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Imagine my Dismay.....
    Yeah, I would not call SNF a "vacation"...not by any stretch of the imagination. Especially not the one described in the OP!
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Assessment of light reaction of pupil
    You are most likely never going to see a pupil dilate in response to light. Don't worry about that possibility- just cross that bridge if/when you come to it.
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ICU interview
    Congrats!!
    Mar 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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