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  1. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I told her I'd watch her patients while she went on a ten min break"
    Jul 23
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I've been in a nursing school where teachers told students not to sit next to black students. Said that they were on their way out anyways. Even though they were a straight A student. Said that...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    Quit.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    When in doubt I tend to gravitate towards the "I'm crazy enough to show the #$%& up every day and keep a smile on my face look". What does that look like you ask? To be honest......a bit like an...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Things you tell newbies
    There are days that will make you cry. You will cry on the way home from work. After a while you might even cry on your way to work. Just keep on trucking and eventually it will all weave together to...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I work with a nurse that likes to write things such as "Pt says that Nelly RN told her last night to take 15mg of morphine and this SN informed them that its actually for 5mg" "they complained that...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    Stupid law. Really stupid. Sometimes I just want to beat my head against the wall and scream at the stupidness of things.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Non-acute nursing jobs. Suggestions?
    If you have a BSN non-acute nursing jobs that are not any of the jobs you mention above will be easier to get. If you have a ASN you might need to be willing to live in timbucktoo.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Post interview
    She was not hitting on you.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  10. Got a job...then quit the job.....
    The hospitals are shrinking and pretty soon there will be more SNF, RCFE, and elderly home patients then ever due to our aging baby boomer generation, with this mass coming of elderly population...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Quit with the rudeness
    I personally get a little rude at times, I think its from the constant stress that I have from day to day. I am expected to leave every single pt no matter how mentally unstable feeling like they...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Urinary cath rant!
    These nurses are charting that there is no urine when they insert Foley and leave the home, telling family to call night shift if there is no urine. I get called in later because no urine ever goes...
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Urinary cath rant!
    Wow, thanks for opening my eyes to how bad this really is. I felt like the situation was pretty bad, but since this is my first job where so many of the RNs do not know how to insert catheters...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Urinary cath rant!
    I feel like ranting a little bit here. I am appalled at the amount of times I come on after a nurse who put in a urinary catheter and I have to do it over. Let me go over the main reasons this...
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. My Poor Legs!
    I skip the nursing shoes altogether, they hurt my feet something awful. I go to several sports shoe stores, try on every shoe in the store, then buy the pair that is the most comfortable. Last time...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Use of chux cloths to replace facewashers
    They might do away with draw sheets, but you can always fold up a flat sheet and make your own draw-sheet, which I recommend that you do if you want to save your back. You can work around...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    I think I smell a student. No, I would not give insulin to a person with a BG of 74, when the order says to give when BG over 140.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. How to deal with negative nurses.
    I also found myself doing this. What made me change my ways was a super compassionate nurse who had been working for 20+ years. I would give her report with my usual negative quips, and she would...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. medical director
    According to medi-cal regulations even a osteopathic trained person can be a medical director, so I think it would really depend on who you have for a director.
    Feb 14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Pick me up! Make my bed! Get me some coffee! Don't make me lodge a complaint about you!"
    Feb 13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. Most common (+ overlooked) reasons for abnormal vitals?
    Lets see, most common reasons for abnormal vitals that I have seen in LTC, could probably apply anywhere. 1. BP taken after pt upset over something 2. BP cuff upside down, to tight, wrong size....
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I had a co-nurse tell me that she used to be in the movie industry. Later my son is watching a cheech and chong movie, and OMG, is that her? Looks just like her... To embarrassed to ask.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    I don't trust you anymore. Not at all.
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. The Blahs
    I was feeling this way a while back, you can read the responses I got here.. http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/there-such-thing-845733.html Anyways, the way I ended up dealing with...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Who is responsible in this situation?
    I am also very sorry.
    Feb 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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