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  1. Ethical or legal?
    I don't know if this will help, but in my hospital we have a nurses union and they have forms to fill out when we have unsafe patient ratios. They don't take long to fill out, and go directly to the...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do patient's have the right to smoke even if family doesn't want them to?
    A patient has the rights to many things...smoking included! HOWEVER, that does not give the patient full run of employees to take them out or help with this endevor! I mean, would you take that...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Where do you draw the line?
    I so understood Earls statment...only because I see what Earl is saying....no not verbatum as servant...but, sorry guys and gals...we are to a higher level then what we interpret as 'servants'. No...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Where do you give your heparin?
    LOL...I will repeat....gut with the best fat tissue! LOL! And man I am a heparin givers best friend! LOL!!!!!!!!! (gut meaning abdomen for you newbies that don't get old school speak! LOL). WIth...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Doctor title, Nurse title
    Oh yeah, I also call MD's by their professional title not just out of habit, but out of professional respect. It seems natural to me, and the times I have called them their first name, by accident,...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Doctor title, Nurse title
    OMG! I just did an experiment for three weeks so far on having patients and other staff call me 'nurse' and by my last name! I have been treated more professionally by patients, and since I am...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Where do you draw the line?
    This question couldn't have come at a better time for me, and thank you so much Pax Ramona for that link! The situation is, I work in a medium sized rural hospital that has a huge patient base...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG)
    awesome babe! Yes, play it by ear...but do make sure you documented your findings...that is all you need because...in the law, anything reported by a average nurse as part of clincial findings is...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG)
    LOL darlin...the first thing I thought from your last post..."at least someone was!"...LOL! Hey sweety...can you do me a favor and read my post on WORRIED, preceptee. You could really help me...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I Am So In Love
    It was very awesome yesterday! I had a preceptee for my first time (just for the day because her preceptor was low censused) and a DOC actually brought up honestly to this wonderful SN that...(Oh...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Preceptor Training
    Thank you so much...got a tear there honestly! I teach that you may organize different because your brain is unique! I teach my skills because I write everything down, and finally learned to do it...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Scrubs to tight? How do you tell someone?
    If someone dared to leave me weight loss advice, oh man...I will not going into my personal and professional implemenations on letting them know that was less than compassionate or HUMAN! And believe...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Could any one discuss the Administrative job aspects of nursing
    Okay I am going to be brutially honest here...I do not necessarily appreciate the Administrative nurse that hasn't gone "into the trenches" as they say (in other words...worked in the arena they are...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Preceptor Training
    I would love to be a SN teacher! But not going to get my masters so kinda blocked there...LOL! I didn't have very many if at all...good teachers, so I learned on my own. So I teach how I...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Define Nursing in 3 words
    Multitasking Chaos Effectively! or if you read one of my grimmer posts from a bad day... Sympathetic Prostitution of Compassion (seasoned nurses will think and get that one) LOL!
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I Am So In Love
    AWESOME!!!!!!! You have insight into yourself and the honor it really is to be there and holding a hand at the end! Good for you!!!!!! I tell students to understand their own feelings of death...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Scrubs to tight? How do you tell someone?
    Oh...not with staff but patients...funny story that makes many giggle still! You always have those male patients that don't seem to know, or rather like having their privates showing. Well...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG)
    You got it going on!!!!!! Awesome! Way to nurse!!!!! Yeah, I learned the hard way about the old dyanmaps, and don't use them anymore...LOL! And yes, although a patient may be up in the...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Preceptor Training
    Okay, well I have been a nurse for almost 9 years now, and for those that know me here...I have a very down to earth style and use common sense mixed with old nursing style to get the job done. ...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Scrubs to tight? How do you tell someone?
    I have seen this too, but frankly I feel it is NONE of my business, but ALL of my administrations if they care to do anything about it! At times I have done what I have done with patients when...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. what are these people thinking???
    We had an instance at my work where someone took a yogurt from the fridge and ate it...and it wasn't theirs (personally...I CAN'T eat someone elses food, how rude...and knowing our fridge, ummmmm how...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Needing a Tubex!
    We are no longer allowed to have a personal one because of contamination risk! We have to get a cleaned one, and leave it in the rooms. We have chosen to put it on top of our sharps or gloves...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Unfulfilled
    Think HARD and truthfully to yourself on WHY your chosen profession now is the way it is for you emotionally! This will be key in choosing another!!!! Heck, the first thing I though of,...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG)
    Oh yeah...just a learning thing here, when it comes to odd VS...always ask two things right off after getting a manual. 1. Are they symptomatic? 2. Is this out of their norm? Chances are the...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG)
    There is such good advice and support here...I will try to be the devils advocate (although hard).... Okay...hmm...my only advice is to always remember, TREAT the patient not the machine...and...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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