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  1. Easter??
    Only extra money I will get for working Easter is the weekend differential.
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. lost my RN job for a second time
    It really irritates me when new nurses or nurses in training blame their preceptor for their shortcomings. Yes some preceptors are better than others, however you are a professional. Take charge of...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How aggressive do you get with PCA in a comfort care setting.
    Thanks for the input. I know that these patients are going to pass regardless of what we do; however, it must happen in due time and euthanasia is not legal. I just see some of my coworkers...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How aggressive do you get with PCA in a comfort care setting.
    On my unit, we care for many patients who are on comfort care, and more times than not, it includes a PCA drip, usually with continuous setting (instead of demand dose). The continuous order is...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Code situation
    On my unit, we ask the family to step out during the code because there is just not enough room. Our rooms are on the smaller side and by the time we get the code cart, 2-3 respiratory therapists,...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Grief - how can we avoid it as nurses loosing a patient?
    I don't think you should try to avoid grief, to me that is akin to burying your feelings. Death is a part of life and we need to deal with it. I work on an oncology unit, so I see my fair share...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Cheaters.... What is our responsibility?
    My school has an honor code that says that if we see cheating and do not report it then we are just as guilty as the cheaters. Would you turn a blind eye if your coworker was doing something...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Central line dressing days
    We do them every hospital wide on Thursday (or PRN as needed). This is shown to increase employee compliance with dressing changes, and to decrease confusion or misunderstandings as to when a...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is your average amount of shift cancellations
    I work in a 500 bed hospital in a town of 125,000. In the last six months I have not been put on call a single time; in fact, all nurses have to do two mandatory on call shifts every six weeks. We...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How Often Do You Check...?
    In a perfect world, a patient would even check their blood pressure at home prior to taking any blood pressure medications, so yes... I do feel that it is appropriate in any nursing situation. I...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Nursing ghost stories 😧
    I don't know if this qualifies as what you are looking for, but, many times when I have a patient on comfort care and actively dying, they talk to people who aren't there. I had a patient once say...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing ghost stories 😧
    My unit is 36 rooms and there are definitely 4 rooms that are creepy. Things like hair standing on end, missing water mugs, call lights that go off when the room is empty, one room people see a lady...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses doing nebs
    I work on a step down Medical oncology unit, and respiratory therapy comes and does all nebulizers. We discontinued all inhalers about 6 weeks ago (nurses used to do those). My hospital did a study...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Fun with charting.
    I almost make this one error on a daily basis. In our computerized charting for care plans, I have to type what happened on my shift. Sometimes SHIFT gets typo-ed to SH*T :nailbiting:. Hopefully I...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Night Shift Advice
    I am approaching my 1 year anniversary of my first nursing job! I started on nights, and if you would have told me a year ago that not only would I still be on nights, but I passed up several...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My hospital is hiring.
    My hospital, Dixie Regional Medical Center in Southern Utah is hiring! 2 hours from Las Vegas, great benefits! St. George is a great place to live! Check it out! <----- link
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Can't observe a surgery without feeling whoozy
    When you are standing there, observing, make sure that your knees aren't locked. Stand with your feet apart, with slightly bent knees. Maybe your posture is causing the problem. Just a thought.. ...
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. RN to BSN timeline
    I got a job right away with an ADN, but I still stayed on track to get my BSN. The longer you wait, the harder it is to go back to school. I will be done in May 2015!
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. PICC line flushing question
    I would check your employer's protocol. I learned to aspirate (as you describe above) in nursing school, but at work we do not aspirate.
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Patient's rights dilemma
    We can not protect a patient from everything that is bad for them (you have burgers and fried french fries on your patient menu... we do)? Ever seen a diabetic drink soda or eat dessert or candy?? ...
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. NG tube insertion question
    I have had my CNA use a piece of gauze before to tickle the patients neck instead of water, and that will usually do the trick.
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. how many of you actually read all the chapters?
    I NEVER read the chapter word for word. I would skim, and focus on tables, pictures and graphs. I do not learn by reading alone so it was pointless for me just to read. That being said, active...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. 4.0 in nursing school?
    I finished nursing school at a university with a 4.0. I am a wife, mother to three kids, and I worked part time. For me it was about setting a goal and achieving it. That being said, I made...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    The company I work for considers the Friday After Thanksgiving a paid holiday. We include NYEve in the list of holidays because so many people want it off.
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    Any other holidays we use our normal scheduling system and it works out, these 6 are just so close together (our schedules go 8 weeks at a time) and have such an emotional impact that it gets crazy.
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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