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  1. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    But, aren't you already "opening" your system when you disconnect the line from the hub? I see what you're saying... it's one less *opening* (when you change the lines out). But let's be honest...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    OMG, tube feed is perhaps the most disgusting stuff on the face of the planet. I have yet to find any of the formulas that didn't make me feel like upchucking all over myself at the smell of them....
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    Can you show me the evidence that changing IV tubing in an intermittent line Q24 hours does more harm than good? I'd love to see this. :)
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Would you do this...? Thoughts....
    I can't imagine doing that... GROSS! What about placement? Who's checking that? What if someone pulls it out and puts it back down into their lungs and then feeds themselves some boost? This seems...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Anyone ever said something completely dumb because they were really nervous?
    Oh I have a good one. Last year, one of my coworkers was having a time in a room with a patient. Screaming, thrashing, moaning... lots of pain control issues, etc. She went to lunch and the...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. When a Mom Miscarries
    I lost a baby between my first and second child, fairly early on. I will tell you that honestly, during that time - not much could have been said or done to make me feel "ok". Everyone means well,...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. When a Mom Miscarries
    I delivered my babies via c-section in a women's hospital. I could not have my child with me in recovery for this very reason.... I was sharing the PACU with women who were grieving a loss. A little...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. PCNB Exam 2014
    I believe mine is Lippincott. :)
    Sep 24
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I'm sure all policies on continuous and intermittent tubing changes vary from state to state (although I am sure they are all pretty close) - but you can't really argue that once you disconnect a...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Why do we hate admissions?
    It's a little of all of the above. For me, it's the time consuming and the UNCERTAINTY of admissions. With my established patients, I know when my meds are due and when tests are due, labs, etc. ...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    It's not a "standard" - it's a policy. **shrug**
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    Ignoring the date on IV tubing. If you hang fluids, and then they disconnect for any reason... May it be bathroom, shower, PT... They are no longer "continuous". Your line now is now good for 24...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Intermittent Unexplained Fever in 20 months old
    I'll be honest and say my first thought is why are they taking this child's temperature rectally, at age two, every evening. Eeesh! Stop! Unnecessarily invasive. From everything you have...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. PCNB Exam 2014
    I just took the exam (and passed!) this week. :) My unit has study materials that I was able to utilize. The best thing was the book that had each section broken down and then questions that were...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. rainbows and unicorns
    management bought pizza for the nurses all week this week. Huzzah. I get it twice. *nom nom*
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Full Moon
    This whole week has been a mess. Floors are full. Welcome to the fall. *le sigh*
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Float Pool Vent
    Our float pool nurses are usually the ones that end up staffing the PICU when they are short, so they get regular assignments on our floor. We don't give them the serious pain in the asses just...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What makes it worth it?
    I have those moments all the time. The work is hard, can be unforgiving and underappreciated.... but there are always times where I think - WOW - that's why I became a nurse. I'll tell you an...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I feel like it's the norm.... I have been on my unit since I became a nurse, and honestly can't imagine working elsewhere. But in my short time there (three years), I have seen so many nurses come...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    There are a few that are awesome that I work with. Generally, the ortho team rules. They listen to their nurses, they ask us what we want, they understand when we disagree. I love ortho patients...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. PCA Patients
    Usually we see them with ortho patients, and always with our spinal surgery kiddos.... our pathways from nearly every surgeon have PCAs for at least one day if not three. :) It all depends on the...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Low pay for office hours/experience?
    Office jobs are definitely going to be less pay and you will lose your acute nursing skills. We have oriented office nurses to the floor (I work acute care in a large children's hospital) - and it's...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Out of control visitors
    I will call security in a hot second and have your disruptive tail (and those that you are failing to control) escorted from my unit. My responsibility is for the patients that I care for. If your...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I work in a sauna!!
    There are a few that I deal with that do the *exact* same thing. I am running, sweating - look at the thermostat and it's set to 78. People, that's just nuts. One night we were having a thermostat...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    I love the "they haven't eaten since yesterday".... well, why not? Were you so excited about hospital food you saved up? I swear, it amazes me how many people are just worried about FOOOOOOD when...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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