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  1. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    I've met plenty of physicians who have given incredibly faulty orders. You will, too.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. new preceptor, new scenarios
    No one can make you feel inferior without your permission -- with a nod to Esme. The preceptor seems insecure in her role. Yes, she's doing it wrong, but she probably isn't on a "power trip." ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Doctor's attitude towards nurses
    That person would be the one who uses the last line on the page.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What has your workplace done to retain nurses?
    Fair pay, positive work environment, educational opportunities and appreciation from management. Our manager writes Christmas cards every year, and each card is a personal and individual note to...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    I like your post and agree with much of what you say. But as an ICU nurse, I can assure you that not every ICU patient deserves understanding for their bad behavior. Having difficulty dealing with...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    Where to start? I find your post to be smug and belittling. You evidently don't have a clue about the differences between ICU and ER, and worse, I'm not so sure that you deal with entitled or nasty...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Weekend only job (bailer shift)
    It's Baylor. And no, not a cost effective shift in this day and age. On another note, please don't use your photo as an avatar. ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. ICU advice needed please!
    This forum is an anonymous forum. I'm not so foolish as to think there truly is such a thing as internet anonymity, but we try here. Using your own photo as an avatar and your name as a user name,...
    Apr 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Compassion in Practice...
    In the US, "compassion" has become a dirty word, thrown at us by patients who aren't getting exactly what they want. It's apparently easier to complain that the nurse "has no compassion" than to try...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. still having trouble.
    You've gotten some really good advice here, and I must have missed the post where you were belittled. Please do some self-examination. Until you thoroughly understand and accept your responsibility...
    Apr 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. still having trouble.
    I vote for being honest -- and the place to start is being strictly honest with yourself about why you were terminated. I agree with not.done.yet: your post is somewhat vague, and I'm not entirely...
    Apr 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    I'm just remembering having my boobs lopped off as an outpatient. I knew I wasn't being admitted. Hard for me to have even a little sympathy for a guy who wants to be admitted for a sore ankle!
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I like the behavioral pain scale, even for verbal patients. Especially for verbal patients who exaggerate their pain because they like their "happy pills." If a person is relaxed and smiling,...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. That person
    I hadn't thought about that, but you're right! The ones who make the biggest deal about knowing it all because they're nurses may have the vocabulary (or some of it) but don't understand what it...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Watch what you post on Facebook
    I recently discovered Ellen Degeneres' "Look What I Found On Facebook" videos on You Tube. She takes a picture of an audience member or staffer that they've posted on Facebook, enlarges it to about...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How can I toughen up?
    Read "House of God." If it doesn't make you laugh out loud to the point that your family comes to check to see if you're still sane, you shouldn't be in nursing at all. Problem solved -- you won't...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    The customer who is polite to the employees and at least attempts to be reasonable deserves respect, attention and a polite attitude from the employees. A rude, abrasive, nasty or abusive customer...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. are mandatory scrub color-coding in hospitals the wave of the future?
    Management tells us that's the theory. In practice, the patients still don't know who is caring for them. At least in the past they could identify "my nurse" as "the one with the Sponge Bob scrubs"...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    Timing matters for antibiotics, but please don't leave that up for the pharmacy to determine. If the order says give them every four hours with the first dose STAT, give the first dose STAT and then...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I hated nursing so much I went out and got an MBA. But by the time I finished the MBA, I had fallen in love with my job. MBA is dusty now; I've been at the bedside for 36 years.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    My husband, who is also a nurse and ought to know better, instructed me as he drove me to the ER for my CSF-leak induced headache: "Be sure to tell them it's 11/10 pain, honey." I told them it...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The Importance of Backing Up Your Work
    I finished grad school in 1989. I had my thesis all written and printed out, sitting in a nice, neat pile and ready to go to Kinko's to be copied and bound. (Anyone else remember those days?) My...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    My husband used to brew a pot of coffee so strong that no one else we work with will touch it without diluting it. Then he'd open up four packets of instant coffee and stir them in. He had to drink...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    I'm not sure that the conversation "took a turn" since it was fairly insulting to older nurses from the start. Some of us paid for our own education. I worked three jobs (at a time) and took out...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Different color scrub Top and Pants, does that look ok for Male nurses?
    Style #Z75OLN, Olina - S.C.R.U.B.S. 100% Cotton Print Scrub Tops | Scrubs & Uniforms | SmartScrubs.com I've seen scrubs with trucks on them, motorcycles and just about every color of camo!
    Apr 14
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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