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  1. Adequate preparation for ICU nursing?
    I have been a nurse for 4 years, the first two in telemetry and the past 2 in med/surg. I work in a small hospital and they are considering implementation of a 2-bed ICU. There is an offer of 40...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. do you think I should be written up?
    Ultimately, patient care falls on the nurse. If meds are being passed by someone else but you have to chart on them, you must be sure that the med tech passed them. I always review the chart from the...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 20 Things Nurses Wish They Never Had to Say
    It's so sad that so many of us are able to relate to that one!
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Advice for dealing with manipulative patients who are frequent flyers?
    I have had patients who request that I flush with saline after the med is pushed. When I tell them that it isn't necessary since they have IV fluids running, they say "Well, everyone else does it"....
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dad's Final Gift
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm very glad that your father got to see you graduate and pass NCLEX. He knew that you had succeeded and would be OK. That, I'm sure, comforted him. ...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. A worn out topic
    You summed it up so well! I was once told to remember that all people are equal in the beginning, coming into the world helpless and naked. It's easier to level the playing field when confronted...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Negotiating pay?? Can you ask for more $ per hour if you don't need any benefits?
    I know that the hospital I work at offers a 20% pay increase if you don't take benefits. I don't know why an employer wouldn't agree to pay more per hour if they didn't have to pay benefits. ...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion