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  1. Nurse refused to give CPR
    I have to be trained in both animal and human CPR as a requirement for my current position. I'm a veterinary technician. Fuzzy
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Acronyms: Where's the COW?
    We use several acronyms in vet medicine: PITA has already been discussed DIC Death is coming or dead in cage SDBD Small dog vs big dog HBC Hit by car TBT Trashed by truck or trailer SOD Stupid...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I'm not a nurse but I started a new job in one of the maintenance staff positions at the local hospital. Yup I was a basement rat. My first week in this job involved a very comprehensive...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Patient rights to refuse?
    I've been on the other side of this door so to speak. I've been a patient. An involuntary patient. If you didn't attend groups, you didn't get to leave as a rule. So I attended groups. This...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Lessons From the Zoo: How my Job as a Zookeeper Made Me a Better Nurse
    I've worked in veterinary medicine for 30 years. I started at the bottom as kennel person and moved up to lead certified veterinary technician years later. This is a great article as to the...
    Nov 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I have changed my focus. I have choosen to leave veterinary medicine for at least a year. The compassion fatigue and burnout is killing me. Plus my workplace has become more Toxic" Fuzzy
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    From Ethicrn4life: "My point is i think the LGBT community learned from these movements and decided that they would be in this fight for the longhaul, and would not relinguish til they could be...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    Ethicsrn4life: I too am a single person living on my own. I also live in an area where there is a lot of stigma. The state that I live in has been in the top five of suicides for the last twenty...
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    Coping skills. Those of us that have mental disorders must learn good coping skills if we want to maintain some kind of "normacy". Those of us that don't often end up homeless, committed, in...
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Hanging It Up
    Congrats. I'm thinking of going towards the dark side also...into human medicine. The pet euthanasia really takes a toll on me. We see a lot of it this time of year. At least I won't be killing...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  11. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    Ice cream and beer. Sometimes in the same glass... Fuzzy
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. No Experience Necessary
    I too am looking for a career change. However I wouldn't be taking much of a pay cut since I work in veterinary medicine. In fact I'll probably will get a pay raise. I have though about jumping to...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  13. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I've found that this is more effective and easier to carry: CAFFEINE Citrate Injection, USP and CAFFEINE Citrate Oral Solution, USP
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Oh Heck!!! (I really wanted to say HELL) Fuzzy
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Cruel Summer
    You are such a strong powerful person that is an inspiration to all of us. Fuzzy
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Working with colleagues diagnosed with mental illness
    I've not had a problem. The people that I work with are competent and very good in their positions. We need to stop stigmatizing and just do our jobs to the best of our abilities. Fuzzy
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Bipolar Nurse Hoping to Open Awareness of Mental Illness
    I hope that you get accepted too. Sounds like this will be wonderful for you. Fuzzy
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. DMU for those who want to be a Psych Nurse
    If you feel that you are being discriminated against or treated differently because of your disability, contact someone in your state's proctection and advocacy (P&A) office. National Disability...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. "When was the last time I wow'ed a patient?"
    I "WOW" my patients all the time. They just want a scratch behind their ears, a little walk, maybe a bit of soft food if the doc okays it. The clients on the other hand can be royal pains. Now we...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "You idiot, I told you not to open THAT door."
    May 13, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. I Hate Being Bipolar. It's AWESOME!
    Type 1 bipolar here. I so love mania Until the demons come out and get me. That does become a problem. Fuzzy
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. What's the coolest operation you've watched??
    I assisted in a PDA ligation on a 3.5# chihuahua mix puppy. PDA surgeries are not commonly done in small general practices like the one I work in. It was amazing to watch the changes in vitals...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. The Stranger Within: One Year Later
    I've been fighting demons for most of my life. They were given a name when I was 35. I like the thought of "normalizing" but as a realist I know that I'll never be normal in the eyes of most...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. RN in a Vet's office
    My question to sharpeimom. Did the nurses receive additional training? I know that many pharmacists are receiving extra training in veterinary pharmacology because many pharmacies have started...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Nurse refused to give CPR
    One of my best friends had a heart attack in the parking lot of a local eatery. CPR was performed and he lived to tell about it. Oh and he is going to have his 76th birthday next month because...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News

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