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  1. Flu Vaccine. Necessary or Harmful?
    BTW, I recently had the flu while pregnant and while it was not pleasant I still would not advocate for the flu vaccine for pregnant women. My daughter is a full term healthy and happy baby.
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Flu Vaccine. Necessary or Harmful?
    I did a thread on this very topic a couple years back when my job was threatening to make the vaccine mandatory during the fake swine flu epidemic. They first tried enticing us with chances to win a...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Is this common with teaching hospitals?
    I am assuming that this is your first pregnancy and you have yet to experience the inhumanity of giving birth in a hospital? Well if I am in fact correct, brace yourself. If you think that made you...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Getting Thrown Under the Bus
    Its unfortunate, but in the work setting, to protect yourself, you have to behave as though you are swimming in shark infested waters.
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Family claims hospital's staff shortage responsible for fatal crash
    I am with them. The hospital bears some responsibility. This just proves what nurses already know to be true.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Generic name for vitals machine?
    We just call them "the machine."
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Death
    There was a sickle cell pt who was a regular. Very pretty sweet nice young lady. She was brought in to the ER with lower abdominal pain. Then was transferred to the OR for emergency surgery. Tubal...
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. When are you no longer a new grad?
    When YOU feel like you are in YOUR own skin at work.
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 8 hrs night shift, x5/week
    Did it for 4 years in medsurg right out of nursing school with a young child. Will NEVER go back to nights. In 4 years I aged 10. I felt like a zombie almost every day. You can never get enough sleep...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Drama / Write Up
    I don't know you, but I am so proud of you I wish I could hug you. You are serious about your responsibilities as a nurse and that is a good thing. It will serve you well in years to come. Get used...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Should I be worried?
    Some preceptors are hostile. I am speaking from experience.
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. What are your tricks for leaving work at work?
    I refuse to take calls from coworkers who are also friends. Because we usually end up talking about work.
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. HR lied to Unemployment!!
    That's why unions are so very vital. Because when you don't have a union to represent you, its just you and the big bad employer.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Flu Vaccine, enough already!
    Its nice to see that people are still contributing to this post. Thank you Morte.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. What is your opinion on "For Profit Hospitals"
    Some things should not have a profit motive. Especially hospitals.
    May 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What was the procedure you followed when quitting your job?
    After being treated unfairly and putting up with crap for too long. I planned my resignation for three straight months. I used up all floating holidays, personals days etc. Then I stayed out on sick...
    May 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I'm tired of it!
    Was feeling crappy from a really bad day at work. Reading all these posts made me laugh and feel better. We are all in the same boat. Its good to know we have each other. Thanks for sharing, with...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Senate Investigates JACHO Big Pharma Pain Link
    Kcmylorn I also had a pt demand dilaudid and elope to the ER to when it was refused by the MD. But mine had took the time to get dressed before leaving.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Coworker nurse trying to ruin my reputation...
    Do you realize that you live in the real world and you have no control over other people's actions? Only control over your reaction to them. Why would you need lawyers (employers get really nervous...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. My beautiful self..
    Just be polite, assertive and speak intelligently at all times. Also do not answer personal questions. You are only one of many beautiful persons that they will come into contact with during the...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Senate Investigates JACHO Big Pharma Pain Link
    Whichone'spink, you have such clarity. Nurses can become fatigued by so many narc seekers rating their pain at 10/10 that we can inadvertently become indifferent. But there are cases where based on...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Being Naked Where I Work:  A Nurse With Cancer
    I wish you all the best. I am a very modest person myself when it comes to nudity. But I remember when I was having my son and the room was filled with medical students. It was at a teaching hospital.
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Senate Investigates JACHO Big Pharma Pain Link
    Grntea. You said it best. And yes, I am as shocked as you are. That the American Pain Federation voted to dissolve "effective immediately" when they got wind of this investigation, says volumes. 90%...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Senate Investigates JACHO Big Pharma Pain Link
    Read article below first. http://www.propublica.org/article/senate-panel-investigates-drug-company-ties-to-pain-groups I always thought something was fishy the way hospitals were mandated by...
    May 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    If you worked alternate weekends and you requested vacation time. You were expected to work your weekend even though you were on vacation. They made you agree to this before they approve your...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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