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  1. Feeling sad about my ALS patient
    Such a terrible disease. You sound like such an empathetic nurse and I commend you. It would BREAK my heart to work with people who acted so heartless. I know it is hard work, but they are PEOPLE who...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurse refused to give CPR
    This disturbs me on so many levels and I can only imagine the operators frustration! The facility "nurse" sounded cool as a cucumber and it infuriates me that she wouldn't even attempt to find anyone...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Attention All Nurses....
    I did what you are talking about doing. went to school, obtained 4 yr degree, but always had that itch to be a nurse. Went and got my adn degree and a lot of debt, worked for 1 1/2 years in ER and...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ADN plus a previous 4 year degree
    I received a BS at a 4 yr college and then went back and got my 2 year ADN degree. It didn't help me at all, BUT, once I left bedside, it gave me a huge leg up in obtaining jobs within research....
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. Unhygienic practices?
    I did a clinical rotation at a same day facility, at the end of the day, the nurses would pre-fill lidocain for wheels they would use for IV starts. I see no problem with that, but these were RNs not...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Two questions...
    Bought an NCLEX book prior to graduating and once I graduated, I took it right away. Get it over with!! Best of luck!!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. 4 weeks notice?
    As many others have stated, follow policies as stated in employee handbook, end of story. Never burn bridges. You can't forecast what will happen in the future, you do not want to become ineligible...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. That awkward moment when....
    the worst EVER was in nursing school where I had to "prep" a man for a cath...shaving the "area" when he was aroused, and I nicked his N*&s and to top it off, his wife was in the room!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. New Grad RN Angst
    That was so me when I first started, the constant replays!! The only difference in my brainsheets is I would divide my piece of paper into 1/4's so I could capture 4 patients per side of paper, so I...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. A Phone Call
    Thank you for your heartwarming story. This is the true art of nursing. The way you reassured this poor man, so worried about his sister. Its what its all about. Its easy to forget how vunerable it...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Why do we eat our young?
    Jreynrn, what a wonderful resource you have been for this new nurse. You sound like a truly nice individual. I always loved working with the float nurses, they were at the top of their game and...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I can't use sick time I've earned??
    Ugh, my last emplyoyer was like that. I asked that very question...what happens if you get sick during 90 days, IT HAPPENS. We are human afterall. My mngr told me that if you are sick you are sick...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Confessions of a Job hopper
    Thank you for your post. I am a job hopper as well. Guidance I've received has been to stop running away from bad jobs into whatever you get, but to only take a job that I really truly think will be...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Lets be careful how we use Med Aides
    I worked in a ALF when I was taking pre-reqs in nursing school. As an aid, I was in charge of all care of patients and all meds (including insulin, including BPs that were PRN). In retrospect, this...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  15. Sign on bonuses
    When I first graduated, they had them in my area for experienced OR RNs only. Still think its a red flag in these times.
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Feeling like a servant
    Its about entitlement. If a visitor of a patient feels entitled to a drink or snack, then they will sure not be getting anything from me. Only thing they will get is directions to the caf. If a...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. How far is your commute and how offten do you work?
    I'm sorry for your situation :( I think that sounds like an awful lot of travel, if you can, try and stay closer to home...that would make for some long days. Best of luck!
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. MD refuses to sign a telephone order.
    I would think as long as you stated the MDs name and wrote TORD you would be FINE. Good luck.
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. I just started a new job and have pneumonia. Very worried...
    I would feel the same exact way as you do. Sounds like the nurse manager is being really nice about it and that you don't have anything to worry about. Like they requested, just keep them posted of...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I cannot believe a nurse did this......
    Dear OP, TAKE A CHILL PILL. Seriously.
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses: How Do You Feel About Your Patients Being Nurses?
    I've never had a problem caring for another healthcare provider, and infact, I once took care of a husband of a nurse who worked at my hospital, and they were nice as can be. The WORST was when I...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Insulin and Levophed drips on cardiovascular unit
    As many stated, Levo is NOT safe. My additional point is...insulin gtt's can be VERY time consuming. I've had a number of patients who did not immediately stabilize and were hourly blood glucose...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. I Chart Too Much?!
    Nurses get into trouble when they chart without interventions. IE. patient short of breath. You better darn well show what you did in the situation. Say upon going into patient's room, patient...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. witnessing a DNR
    This sounds like someone misinterpreted a policy. This is just flat out crazy.
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse:
    I too have wondered about the nurse who actually gave the information to the caller. We will most likely never know what really caused her to take her own life. From the surface, it seems tragic that...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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