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  1. Rehab Nursing, Not a good fit?
    I've worked at a SNF in a hospital for almost 9 years, and except for a brief period of time where my shift was staffed by 3 RNs and 2 PCTs/CNAs, it's always been a 6-10 patient assignment on the...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. The face of a medical error...
    Came to say what IrishIzRN did, and I am pleased to hear that your co-workers are holding you up, rather than yanking you down. Keep your chin up!
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. The case of the missing pens: A rant and an idea
    I am teased constantly at work because I label my pens (actually, everything) with my name. 3 times around the pen with those printed out sticker thingies. They are difficult to remove, and I...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do acute care nurses look down on LTC nurses
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How does working major holidays go at your hospital?
    Ditto with my unit.
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does everyone hate doing "peer evaluations"
    Blerg. I am sitting here in front of my computer right now trying to fill out two of these stupid things. I loathe, hate, and despise them. One is relatively easy; the person is a good nurse and...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. RN's in hospitals. What is the worst part of your job?
    First of all..."afraidofamericans"?? I have to question the screen name here! Anyway, onward... Paperwork and bureaucracy is the major headache of all nurses, IMHO. However, as a staff...
    Oct 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Trichotillomania Awareness (long, but please find time to read)
    Thank you for your post. My 13 yr old daughter is currently going through this, and has been for the past 2-3 years. The poor child has no eyelashes... We've taken her to a pediatrician, a...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. what is the nurse/patient ratio where you work?
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Where do you get your CEUs?
    I use Advance for Nurses, pay a yearly fee of I think 25 bucks for unlimited CEUs. They also offer a few freebies.
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hospital Activities for Staff!?!
    Every holiday there is something happening, and during nurse's week we get goodies as well. Also, every summer there is an employee appreciation barbecue, which is nice, and throughout the year...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. random drug tests?
    We just recently had a discussion about this at work. AFAIK my facility does not test when hiring nor are there random tests performed during employment. I recently had a needlestick and I wasn't...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ever lie about what you do to your MD?
    No. I have a very good relationship with my doctor, she knows what I do for a living, and she respects me for it. Same goes for my kids' pedi doc. I find that I get more information out of medical...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you have friends at work?
    The nurses and CNAs that work my shift, the majority of us get together every now and again for a "Girls Night Out." We all know each others' families (or at least their names), we know when someone...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. what are these people thinking???
    Oh I can so relate. I had a problem a while back with food disappearing out of my LOCKER. I had a huge bag of Lindt truffles in there, was off for 4 days, came back, and there were five left in...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Noticing a trend here
    I've been perusing allnurses since 02, before I even started nursing school. I got a lot out of the site back then, and get even more now that I'm an established RN. I may not post a whole heck of...
    May 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. For Those of You Who Have Press-Ganey At Your Hospital
    We get a copy of all comments, good and bad, posted in the break room. I can't say that I have ever seen someone negatively mentioned by name, so maybe those are filtered out.
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. First Patient Death
    I had a patient about 2 years ago, whose diagnosis I've since forgotten, that was admitted to my floor for strength training and rehab before going to live with her daughter. She was a dear, sweet...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Baby Phat
    I love the way the pants fit but the emblem on the ankle has pretty much worn off on all of my pairs (had them a few months). I don't much care for the tops (too "showy" for me). They do seem to...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Sterotypes of Nurses Continues and Is Getting Worse
    O M G Are they SERIOUS?????:eek:
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you pay for parking at work?
    If the day shift wants to park in the garage, they have to pay a monthly fee. For the off-shifts, garage parking is free. Otherwise, you find a spot in the immediate lots or across the street and...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Its official--I have deleted my NCLEX tabs from my computer
    It's a wicked cool feeling, isn't it? I still grin like an idiot to myself whenever I sign "RN" after my name in a chart.:D
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. It's Eval Time!! Why we're unable to score all "excellent" ratings
    Ugh. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is faced with this. I was crushed when I got my first eval for the job I'm working at now. I had been getting wonderful feedback and felt I had been punched in...
    Mar 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How much is your pay?
    Per month, before taxes, I make just under $4k. RN with 2.5 yrs exp, working just outside of Boston, MA.
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. give out pain pills?
    Ok, this is a bit of a rant, and I'm not sure how many rehab nurses actually read this forum (the thread count appears to be a little low), but here goes... First, a little background... When I...
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing

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