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  1. Newbie CNA shocked "care" given by CNA co-workers!
    These were not "little" issues you witnessed. You were absolutely right in reporting it to the DON. If nothing is done, call the facilities compliance hotline or their headquarters. Also call...
    Sep 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Biox vs. Pulse ox vs. whatever else?!
    Never heard of it either
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Really me too. But I remember one time recently that honestly made me tear up. Had a very thin, elderly, anxious fellow as a patient. Patient was having back pain and nothing in my nursing arsenal...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    I did 5 eight hour night shifts for a couple years early in my career. You CAN do it. It'll be tough but someday it'll all be just a fuzzy memory (due to the sleep deprivation ). :saint: ...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    Had to double check that I didn't write this myself, LOL. Seriously though, I've wondered lately if something was wrong with ME because so often when I enter a room the patient's bladder goes on...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Nursing isn't servitude, it's a business relationship. Treat employees right and you shouldn't have a retention problem.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    ENFP/INFP; started out more extroverted but as I get older, I'm growing more interverted.
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Signs the patient population is doable ?
    Not so sure about the Boomers (sorry), they can sometimes be very difficult. They tend to be our 50-69 year old patients and can be very demanding. The 70 year olds and up are of another generation,...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. quick questions re abx and
    Chemotherapy MUST run on its own pump. You can add a compatible continuous maintenance fluid BELOW only; close to the patient, as long as it is on its own pump also.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Pay for parking?
    Wow, I had no idea nurses had to pay for parking at work. I work in a huge city and I've never heard of such a thing. I must be sheltered or something :eek:
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is bullying then?
    I posted recently about a previous work environment where I felt I was bullied. The bullying has left scars and even today I have difficulty writing about it. I'm not an overly sensitive person, I...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Real Bullying
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling specific...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. bully
    My Story A little background; myself and another coworker reported to management an issue we were having prior to the bullying. We reported one of the special clique members for selling...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nurse sleeping with coworker
    I've seen this before unfortunately. Likely be prepared for much DRAMA in the workplace fairly soon. Keep your head down and stay out of it.
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Let's see...Grunge was in its heyday and Kurt Cobain was still making music, OJ was only a football player/actor, I had to wear a nursing cap to clinicals, and only the very rich had phones in their...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Your Specialty & Why
    Thought I'd love Peds prior to school. But during clinicals found out Peds was my least favorite area. Never want to work NICU either, those little itty-bitty, fragile babies scare the crap out of...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    From the OP, this was Regular insulin three times a day; I'm assuming prior to meals. When in doubt, think it out...which would be worse; patient BS bottoming out or patient BS rising to 200 or so? ...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Does Everyone Actually Hate Nurses?
    Your question is timely. Just two days ago I was talking with my mom about certain relatives and she said, "I'm so glad that my daughters have grown up to be educated, hard working, professional...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Of course to you my children are just other human beings, but to ME they are not. Every parent is ultimately responsible for their own. When I brought my children into the world I made a promise to...
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I'm curious, how will the used linen be handled? How will lab specimens be transported and tests run? What special precautions will be taken for trash disposal? The patient may be in a protected,...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Clinical Social Worker vs Psych Nurse?
    After the Master's level of education, the social worker can test and become certified as a counselor. They can then work 1 on 1 with patient's and provide counseling services. Many Social Workers...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Post-Fall Neuro Exam
    Just a couple of additions; be extra cautious assessing your patient's that are on anticoagulation therapy, especially if a fall is unwitnessed, the patient hit their head, or the patient has...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Looking for a nursing position...
    What I would honestly do? I would inform my interviewer of my pregnancy status (not HR.) And yes, I realize this very well might cost me the job offer, BUT (and this is just me) I would not want to...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. HELP!
    San Diego is not cheap. And you would be hard-pressed to get a New Grad internship there. California is pretty rough for new grads, especially highly desirable areas like SF, SD, etc. San Diego...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Women's Surgical Unit
    Probably alot of gynecological surgeries. Hysterectomies and the like.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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