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  1. LPN working towards ICU
    Go for the tech job at the trauma hospital. The experience itself is probably not going to count for too much on a resume for RN positions, but you will have a foot in the door at an acute care...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Is attending a patient's funeral overstepping "the" boundary?
    I've only attended one funeral for a patient, and I'm not sorry that I went. He was in our ICU for a long time, and I got to know his wife very well. I came to work the morning after he passed and...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses see us coming for clinical and RUN away from us. Irritating!
    Ugh. This post brings back bad memories of my own student clinicals. So few of the nurses wanted anything to do with us, and the ones who were forced to work with us either ignored us or hid from us....
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Not a waitress or barista
    A few days ago, a patient's wife was irate with me because I hadn't brought HER any breakfast. "You didn't even bring me a coffee!" she shouted. I explained to her that I am not allowed to provide...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Rant:  I will SHOW you where it is
    I work with one of those too. When I first started on the unit, I helped her a lot. It seemed that she didn't know how to set up/use the majority of our equipment and never had any idea where things...
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. do you wear those clogs?
    I really wanted to love clogs. I never felt quiet right in Danskos or Sanitas. Although I don't ever really run while at work, I don't like the feeling that I couldn't if I wanted to. I wore Crocs...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. If I see one more post titled....
    I have a 2.0 GPA, a criminal record, and I'm pregnant. What are my chances of getting into nursing school? Should I wait to apply until after the baby is born? Should I wait until I'm paroled? ...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Infant's Foot Injured During Kaiser Nursing Strike, Mother Wants Answers
    Kaiser nurses were not striking for increased pay. They already make more hourly than the 40-50 per hour you think the strike nurses are getting. They have a brand new three year contract with no...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Morphine vial dose...HELPP!!!!!
    Our Pyxis always prompts us with a message like--"Are you going to give the whole 4 mg?" to which you must answer yes or no. If you answer no, it will not let you continue without a witness. If your...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If you won the lottery would you still work in health care?
    I would get my CRNA license and then work with an organization like Doctors without Borders. I would also get a Masters or higher in Disaster Management or some such degree so that I could be a...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Student nurse gets the boot...veteran nurse fired
    I'm reading this while recuperating from a surgery I had three days ago, in which I did have part of an organ removed. Really the thought that some silly nursing students and (I'm sorry but it must...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Dreaming about work?
    I had a similar nightmare recently. In the dream I was in attendance at some bizarre educational post-mortem the attending MDs were holding for the new residents. There were three bodies laid out on...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Intubation without RSI meds??
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. "Potty Talk"
    We usually have one or two notices posted on the back of our bathroom door. Often they are announcements of the time and date of the next unit meeting. My favorite was the flyer advertising free pap...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. It's all in the resume!
    Great work on the resume and cover letter. I'm in the process of revamping mine for a CRNA program application, and you have given me the inspiration I need to finish that tedious job. Thanks for...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  16. CC Posible Over Dose
    We got an overdose patient in the ICU once. His medical history contained a diagnosis of known etoh abuse going back decades. His roommate brought the guy's home meds to us in a paper lunch sack....
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Whiskey Horse FoxTrot - Are You Kidding Me?
    It's very telling that their only testimonial is from someone who has NOT yet received his RN. All the program has done for him is to make him feel better about dropping all of his prereq classes. I...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New ICU nurse
    Congratulations on your new job. I'm sure you'll do great. I would suggest that you start studying materials for the CCRN exam right away. For me, that extra study really helped with my day to day...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Thick skin missing
    Your thick skin will develop in time. Those (horrible) PCTs who predicted your failure in school are of the type who can only feel good about their own meager lives at the expense of other people....
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need to vent.......
    Hang in there! I hate hate hate nights, and working them makes me sick as a dog. When I was hired, my manager told me I'd have to do 6 months on nights and then could transfer to days. Four years...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Union
    I work for a union hospital, and I am grateful for the benefits that has brought me. That said, I have come to believe that unions are merely a necessary evil. I am not naive enough to think that...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I sleep my life away
    The same thing happened to me when I worked nights. Because I have a family and other obligations I could not keep to a regular schedule of being awake nights and sleeping days; I was always short a...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Fictional vital sign charting
    That was the gist of my argument with the intern. He was claiming that the patient's code status disallowed us from using a non-rebreather. On admission, during their code status discussion, the...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PICC dressing changes tips & tricks
    Are you not changing the biopatch along with the tegaderm? It is my understanding that the biopatch is supposed to pull off along with the tegaderm when the old dressing is removed. This is why we...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Fictional vital sign charting
    Today, as part of my rapid response rounding, I spent an hour at the bedside of a patient who was having respiratory issues secondary to TB and exacerbated by CHF. The whole time I was there, the...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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