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  1. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Hey parents, why did you even bring your kid to the hospital if you're going to refuse labs, an IV, urine spec, etc.? No we can't "just give him some Tylenol." Now, not only is he still sick, but...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Is it a good idea to work 5 days straight (12 hours shifts/day)?
    I do it every 3rd week! My hospital won't allow more than 40 hr/wk, even though our pay periods are 2 weeks. So, when it's my weekend, I do Thurs, Fri, Sat (week 1) and Sun, Mon, Ties. (Week 2.) I...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Lidocaine air injectors for children
    We use both the J-tips (lidocaine injectors like Anon456 was talking about) and Synera patches (lidocaine/tetracaine medicated patches.) For almost the same reasons Anon described, I HATE the...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    I've had the same thought. I'm sure they could use all the uplifting they can get right now. I think it would be wonderful if we could orchestrate some encouraging letters and some kind of donation...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. What Baffles You?
    Then why use the pain scale at all? If numbers don't mean anything, why use them. I'm not saying that people can't be in HORRIFIC pain. I've been a patient and a nurse long enough to know that...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly; Christmas Traditions in Your Workplace
    We were told that we (as a unit) will not be celebrating any or even every holiday- we are only allowed to celebrate "the winter season." So there will be lots of snowflakes, maybe some snowmen, but...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What Baffles You?
    Argh! No- the pain cannot be "off the charts." If 10/10 is the very WORST pain you've ever had/ you can imagine (depending on who's asking) then it CANNOT be higher than 10. Just like when someone...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. new nurse health issue
    The last pre-employment physical I had to do included the questions- -are you on any medications -have you been treated by a physician for any medical reason in the last 1 year? -the clinic...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Nurse or ninja?
    Getting complete sets of vitals on most of my kids without waking them (or if they do wake, it's not all the way, and they fall back asleep instantly.) Also drawing labs from a PIV or PICC without...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Charge Rn's.  How many beds on your units?
    Peds/PICU- 1 charge for both. Total of 25 beds. Usually have 5-6 nurses (but really depends on census), 2 nursing assistants, 1 HUC. Charge differential is $1.50/hr.
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    Nope, not your fault. And no one is complaining about cancer patients or wheelchair bound patients. Overweight patients are the issue here. I agree each pt deserves the best care possible. I...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    We had a 14 month old boy choppered in to our PICU. Beautiful little guy, blonde hair, blue eyes, the longest eyelashes I've ever seen. Story was that he fell off a bed. No way. Skull xray looked...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Prayer Before Surgery
    I don't know, from the way the OP describes it, it doesn't sound pushy at all. She works at a hospital affiliated with a religion, and prior to surgery, informs the patient/family that one of the...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Danskos hurting top of foot?
    Yup, the Danskos do this to me, too- but the more you wear the shoe, the better it gets- the material stretches/flattens out, eventually.
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. What Baffles You?
    Aaaaaand this is why I no longer work with adults. When kids whine and complain, they have a good reason. Something hurts, something is wrong, they are hungry, tired, sad, etc. BUT THEY ARE KIDS!...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Charge nurse
    The charge role on my unit means: Working with staffing for the next shift Making assignments for oncoming shift Updating available beds/staffing on Patient Flow Tool Updating pt acuity and...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What Baffles You?
    Regardless of size, people who ***** and moan about having to be NPO after midnight baffle me in general. Does one normally eat much after midnight? Most people I know are usually "NPO" from about...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents
    At the Geri-psych unit I used to work on (mostly Alzheimer's dementia patients) the only sleep aid we used was trazodone. 50-100mg at HS, may repeat x1 before 0300.
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. A little frustated
    For serious? The avatar, man... Take a look!! Haha, also, I referred to him as Miss Manners once, and was summarily corrected.
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A little frustated
    Your wife was exceptionally... (lucky? blessed? fertile?) I am having in vitro fertilization done, and let me tell you- the reproductive endocrinologists talk as though it's a fricken miracle...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. GUM! Can you chew it on shift?
    I'm not entirely disagreeing with you- I've never claimed to be normal... But gum chewing ABSOLUTELY bothers me to the point of distraction. All chewing/swallowing noises do, especially when...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Water
    Haha, same for us! Days has NO food or drink at the desk, ever. PMs starts breaking out the water bottles and power bars around 5 (after checking that the manager has actually left) NOCs? It's...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. RN License plate
    No, but I kind of want to fight you over the white chocolate crack. White chocolate is the BESTEST kind of chocolate there is. So there! :P I made a pumpkin spice bundt cake with a white chocolate...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Stinkin', Rotten attitude!
    Bunch of amateurs here. EVERYBODY knows you have to drink vodka at work. It's clear, and it doesn't leave that residual eau de alcohol on your breath. ;) A friend of mine found these awesome...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. behavioral interventions in patients with dementia
    A quiet room where they can watch old classic movies, especially Westerns. Books of fabric samples for them to sort through. Photo books with LARGE bright pictures of pets and children, then...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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