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  1. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    I never lie if asked, but I don't necessarily volunteer the information. If we were very far behind in a physician's office, we would often give a general reason: emergency at the hospital, etc.,...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. That's A Wrap! Exploring Wound Management
    Thank you, babaloo8 - your remarks are deeply appreciated. Right at first, I thought I was the problem, but the longer I was at the WC Center and the more often I worked, then the proverbial light...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. That's A Wrap! Exploring Wound Management
    Hoping so much that my contribution to your study won't skew your results, but my experience in Wound Care was far less than ideal. There was daily drama between the center director and one of the...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Oh, lisaschroeder, I hope you didn't think I was advocating bullying by saying it was a way by which to learn life skills! There was a strong element of sarcasm in my statement - my BEST trait, I'm...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Honestly, I liked the "flames." Seems someone, at some point, published a very similar piece around high school graduation time, i.e., the world does not owe you a living, you will not automatically...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    Call your Dr. Strong or A-Team for help. Duck. And I tend to agree: perhaps the ED is NOT the best place for you - which is not a fault or a shame. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses; we...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    I would contact the payroll person as soon as her/his office was open. I'd dream a lot in between.....:)
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    Heading to Hawaii in two weeks! An early observance of our 40th wedding anniversary (next March) - and we can't believe it's been so many years; they've flown right by!!!
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    I would not be able to live with myself if I had not returned the check/notified Payroll immediately. My dad taught us better than that, and his disappointment with the wrong response would have...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    I worked in Behavioral Health for eight months at which time, I recognized it was not the unit for me. Sadly, I witnessed inappropriate behavior by other nurses and I did report them to the unit...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. A Tribute to Nurses Through Time
    Lovely, simply lovely. Thank you so much.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What didnt you do in school?
    I am an LPN of 30+ years. At our school, we had a check-list of skills we had to complete prior to graduation and I am still grateful for that specific training. Interestingly, during the last two...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse
    It would be presumptuous of me to even try to add anything to this post of Esme12. Praying for you and your family.
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. My Name is Susan
    I will add my "congratulations, Susan" to those you've already accumulated. The judgment you have faced at work is unconscionable; how dare any other put herself/himself on a pedestal when they,...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  15. Wound Care Clinic Internship Information
    I worked in Wound Care as a float nurse. While I enjoyed the patients quite a lot, it was frustrating for me because I didn't work enough days in a row to "get the program" in an efficient manner. ...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Be the Nurse You Would Want as a Patient
    My times as a patient have been few, but memorable. During the last one, in the night, I developed SOB for no apparent reason. My nurse was incredibly intuitive, called the doc at the right time...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. My dying student taught me how to say goodby....
    What a lovely slice of the nursing process and practice. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us, and may God continue to bless you!
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often!
    Goodness! I am speechless, which seldom/never happens!!! W-A-S-H is a four-letter word - a good one! DO IT regardless and protect yourself in addition to your patients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Advice or Ideas Regarding Patient Compliance...
    I agree wholeheartedly with GrnTea, especially in the last paragraph: either enforce your statement 100% or remove the sign. Likely, some believe that sign is "for the rest of them - certainly not...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    Dearest CP, "Eloquent" does not even begin to describe your missive. Having been in your shoes to a particular degree, I, too, get it. Please believe me that after 25 years, it DOES get better;...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Medical Terminology
    My most demanding instructor in nursing school ALWAYS told us: You will never be faulted for using the proper [medical] terminology, and by gosh! She was right!!! Using same is the most universally...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    I like to know who is treating me, too. The introduction should be part of the process: Hi, I'm "Sandy" and an LPN. I will be helping you today (whatever is appropriate) with _____________. That...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA that would like clinical experience with less lifting.. back hurts
    Kudos to your employer, SuperMeghan91. The remark about the timing of lunch and breaks meant only that, not a complete disregard for them. Personally, I don't know of any place where you get to...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. CNA that would like clinical experience with less lifting.. back hurts
    Total agreement with all of the above. Lunch and breaks are a part of the whole employment partnership, even though there may be occasional exceptions to the timing of them. DO NOT risk your own...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. The first day off after 12's
    When I worked 12s, this was my experience to a tee. Really prefer four 10s; I'm good for 10 hours, but those last two on 12s really kick my butt.......
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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