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  1. Are you providing great or just good enough patient care?
    Not every nurse who frequently gets done on time is doing the bare minimum or cutting corners. I've had several nurses say to me at the end of shift "Wow! You're leaving already?!"... ummm......
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Never been charge.
    Thanks for the great feedback! I feel like my attitude is good (positive). I get along with the nurses and aides I work with and I try hard to help coworkers when I can. Having said that, I do...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The Childish "I Wuv You" Act
    You're right, you are entitled to your opinion, but there is a difference between expressing an opinion and attacking someone. You have no idea how "cold" or caring the OP is. I wouldn't want a...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Team leader "helping me find a new job"
    I haven't been in nursing long (3 yrs) and have never worked in the ED, but it sounds to me like you were "chosen" because you probably cost more than the new nurses, with all of your certifications...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Honest Question
    I have an honest question that I'm afraid may get some raised eyebrows, however, I'm going to ask anyway. Why is it that SOME (not all) nurses seem to freak out over anything that may not go quite...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Never been charge.
    I've been a nurse going on four years now. I started out working in a prison (no charge nurses) and have been at an LTACH since then. We have charge nurses who are only charge nurses. No patients...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    I'm laughing out loud right now! I had a doc knock and enter a patient's room without waiting for anyone to call him in today. I was in mid-dressing change on the patient's wound on her buttocks. ...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Top ten reasons for being fired - Falsification of Documentation
    I worried about that myself when I was giving scanned medications!
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    We (and our patients) would all be so lucky to have a doctor like that one!!! Make sure that doc understands how much you appreciate her! One day, I had a confused patient become very agitated. ...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. To report or not to report
    Absolutely report it. You have a responsibility to the patients. That nurse even admitted she shouldn't be doing those things! That's important information to share with your supervisor. When the...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. New to Rehab Nursing
    I will be starting a new position at an independent inpatient rehabilitation hospital soon. I currently work at an LTACH/Rehab Hospital. The pace that I am currently used to is very fast. We have...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  12. Passing things on
    I have to say... it looks to me like you got dumped on because you're a newbie. If I were you I would have (and you should have) written up the nurse on the shift before you. Not hanging blood from...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    I went to a 16 month accelerated program. We did have people work, but I have NO idea how they did it. The school created our schedules, told us which classes we would take and in what order. ...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. It just has to be said (vent)...
    I've been looking and looking for three years for my "magical" place. In terms of my coworkers and patient population, I feel I have it already... In terms of everything else, it is really bad. I...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. It just has to be said (vent)...
    Holy cow! You "lost" $25 per hour??? I don't even MAKE that much per hour!! Wow!!
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. "The Big C"
    I too am familiar with cancer. I lost my mother to malignant melanoma almost 22 years ago. I was 17, she was 42. Two of my sisters have had cancer (thankfully just an excision was all that was...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need warmer scrub pants
    Does anyone know of any scrub brands that are thicker than standard scrubs? I'm in Wisconsin and winter can be BRUTAL here! My legs freeze in the winter, but when I wear cuddle duds under my pants,...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  18. LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin
    Marie0304... What can you tell me about LifeCare? Staffing ratios, charting methods, teamwork, how do they handle emergencies (dedicated rapid response team, etc). Do you have standing orders and...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  19. Is 1 nurse to 500 patients acceptable?
    I worked in a federal prison with 3,000 inmates roughly and three nurses on PMs. We had to do all of the same things. The thing to remember is that they are inmates. Period. Secondly, not all of...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. New RN how to  'manage' CNAs
    This one IS a fine line, you're right about that! However, you aren't their boss, they know that and they WILL remind you of that from time to time if they feel the need. The thing is, "behind...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. You Don't Know You're . . . Beautiful?
    That's so nice!! I've "only" been doing this for three years, but sometimes it is hard to keep my spirits up. I always remember WHY I got into this, even when I ASK myself why I did. It is...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. (Lengthy) Question for Podiatry nurses
    I am a floor RN in a very busy but small specialty hospital. Nine days ago (a Thursday), right at the end of my shift, I noticed that the posterior portion of my right arch was sore. At the...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  23. Question for Nurse Managers/Hiring Managers
    I currently have an ADN and am considering going on to BSN (possibly MSN). My question for the nurse managers/hiring managers is this. Are 100% online bridge programs considered "legitimate" by...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. Gifts vs. bribes...is there a line?
    Those are the exact reasons I did report it and I feel I did the right thing but I'm afraid he offended her by returning it. I also feel bad for not telling her I had to report it.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Gifts vs. bribes...is there a line?
    A patients wife gave me $20 today. Policy is that we MUST report it to our CNO. I tried to decline (also policy) but she insisted. I went straight to the CNO... He took it and returned it to her! I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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