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  1. Polite way to document over-involved family members?
    How do you document when a family member is waaay too involved or excessively demanding?? I want to keep it professional & not look like I'm name calling, but I want my charting to reflect the family...
    May 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. PHN: What do you REALLY do all day?
    You nailed it right there... They don't realize they need help, so they're reluctant to seek it out.
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  3. PHN: What do you REALLY do all day?
    I interviewed a public health nurse from my local county health department (in Mississippi) today for a school assignment and at the end, it honestly felt like she spent her whole day struggling to...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  4. Air Vents on IV Tubing
    This may be a very silly question, but other than with glass bottles, what is the purpose of using air vents on IV tubing? Should I keep them open or closed? They are on our primary and secondary...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Character Names
    OMG. You rock!
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Unbinding books?
    I did this to all of my books in nursing school... I had the binding of them cut, holes punched, and kept them in 3 ring binders. The main problems I ran into were: #1: finding a place that...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nursing Character Names
    Hey y'all! I need help coming up with the perfect nurse-ish character names for a short story I'm writing on unit teamwork... I need one clear "bad guy" and one obviously "good guy." any ideas??...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The "just graduating" nurse
    You should feel soooo very lucky that this is your biggest concern right now! Once you're working as a nurse there will be so much backbiting & comments that you my feel are inappropriate you won't...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Is nursing for me?
    I know I'm a boring rule-nerd, but are you allowed to have "nurse" in your ID if you aren't a nurse? Seems like that was part of the TOS...? To your question... You dont have to care about people...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. New Nurse Pain Med Question
    Amen!
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Does this happen to you, too?
    The hospital I work at is phasing out LPNs very quickly, but that doesn't mean your area is doing the same... I'm an RN and I could tell you next to nothing about what an LPN does or their job...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Amen. It's way too easy to forget this sometimes.
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Make no mistake, I would absolutely never purposefully withhold or omit information from a patient- that would be just as unethical as letting her lay there in pain, if not more so. Neither the pt or...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    Starting yesterday afternoon, when I honestly felt she was suffering I asked her if she was comfortable. She said no & I said okay I'm going to help you get comfortable... & pushed dilaudid as...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    That would be a nice thing to do, if that were the case... Neither the patient or the spouse has mentioned anything like that & today I specifically said "I feel like I'm not doing a very good job...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    That's good info... I was worried that I had already done something that may invite a law suit! The spouse is kinda crazy... SUPER attentive when staff are present- rubbing her feet & talking sweet,...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    His survey is the least of my concerns... What do you feel he could he sue for?
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    She HAD an NG tube... It's since been pulled, at the spouse's request :/
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    I think you are absolutely right on all counts... A couple of the problems I'm facing are: 1) spouse won't allow anyone to spiritually counsel the pt but him (they're baptist & here in the south,...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    I agree... She was admitted for something along the lines of altered mental status… which is to be expected with brain mets, but at home she was just laying in bed on her own for about a...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    The doctor IS involved, he just won't address the problem. She would be a great candidate for a continuous PCA, but I also think the PRN dilaudid that she has ordered would keep her comfortable if I...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When family refuses IV pain meds for cancer pt...?
    What do you do when a pt's spouse refuses to allow you to administer IV pain medications as ordered? Pt has end stage cancer w/ brain mets. DNR. Confused most of the time. Has not been deemed...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. new grad/new nurse....In need of some honest advice
    Very true!!! I've heard this story tooooo many times!! I float to our behavioral health center on my off days because I have a psychology background & nurses who have been there for 10-15 years ask...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Thank You Notes to Patients?
    They were important to me because I felt my patients would enjoy them, whether they were considered 'terminal' at the time or not. I get at least a couple of sincere thank you notes, phone calls, &...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Thank You Notes to Patients?
    Funny thing, I didn't ever thank them... Calling it a "thank you" note was a TERRIBLE choice of words on my part. Here's what I said in my initial post... They were just the cards the hospital...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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