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  1. Is nothing sacred?  Thief holds up nurses at gun point!
    "I question if the front doors were unlocked at 4:30 AM. Or did they break in? And if so, how? That makes the facility a target right there." Yeah I agree, but the scuttlebutt among some of my...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. Is nothing sacred?  Thief holds up nurses at gun point!
    I recently had to sit for a inservice at a local facility I work at, the topic: Armed robbery of nursing homes. The items taken at gun point; narcotics! :eek: During this impromptu meeting, nurses...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  3. Nurses Fired Over Cell Phone Photos Of Patient
    It is a shame that these nurses lost their job, with that said I agree with the majority of these posts. Patients, whether it be their belongings, beliefs, medical records, or anything that...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Pediatric IV Infiltrate
    Infiltrations occur all the time, although I won't condone you not checking the site per protocol, as the prior post states the fluids will be absorbed and within a small matter of time. Back in the...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. MY nurses are the best!
    Probably because everyone expects this from nurses. Just like it's expected for you to have to deal with overwhelming workloads, smaller staff to patient ratios, and larger census. I hate to sound...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Should I do this ?
    I agree with travel50, but your statement alone says it all; "I just started orientation for a new job I have had some reservations about, but I need a job." I have been there, and done that!...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Free CNA training still available?
    So now that a lot my friends/family members have lost their jobs or been cut back so much that what I had recommended to them so long before, (nursing) and they so quickly rejected is now more...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. What are the things in your first year of nursing that you wish you had but didn't?
    Besides the obvious (more hands on time and confidence so that I was knowing what I was doing): 1. Uniform - pockets, pockets, pockets! (need I say more) patterns on your scrubs look nice, but...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can I do volunteer work as a nurse?????
    To my knowledge there is no "volunteer nurses" in the U.S. excluding the American Red Cross. To do so go to http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/ But remember these types of volunteering is...
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Elder Abuse
    I work for a rehab/nursing home, I can't tell you how many times I personally have had to sit through a meeting, video, or power point specifically regarding elder abuse. The majority of them leave...
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. online paid surveys
    As far as surveys go I haven't seen any that are openly advertised for nurses, Here are some that I subscribe to: (in the sign up process it asks you a lot of personalized information (including...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I HATE nursing! (long)
    I feel for you, there are a lot of nurses that get to the point where you are - realizing that you wasted your education time, and life on an occupation that you hate being in. This is why partly...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Day/Night Rotation and Sleep!
    I agree with the previous post, if you can try to move your shifts around so you are not alternating your shifts from one extreme to the other you'll do better. Worst case, try chamomile tea, don't...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is a good job to start out with while in Nursing School???
    Although LTC is not what many think will be a learning facility, that's exactly where I started and you can learn at a much slower pac that diving directly into something high paced. I did, and...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    I agree, this most defiantly is a HIPPA violation, I'm sure pretty much all of us have had to sit through the boring HIPPA video during one inservice/meeting over the past years, or at least signed...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. learn to say it correctly!!
    My favorite is when the staff tells me that the patient needs her pain pills, you know the one with grey hair, in a wheel chair, she has pictures of her family on the bed side stand. - Thanks, that...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New Head Nurse---how will this turn out?
    Been there, done that, usually this means the higher ups are demanding the head nurse cater more to the doctors. Like towntalker suggest; give it some time, things should straighten out, or the...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Manager threatened me
    Sonnyluv, Sorry to hear that happened to you, although my level of patient acuity is far less, the problem remains the same; your boss/manager. I personally see absolutely nothing wrong with...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Where I can find some good pay for my family in AZ?
    Health South (2), Kindred Hospital (2), Advanced Health care (2), Hearthstone of Mesa, Hearthstone of Sun City, Heritage at Carefree, Sringdale East, Springdale West, Plaza Health Care, Scottsdale...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. Where I can find some good pay for my family in AZ?
    You may not like this, but rehab facilities will pay a premium for an R.N., some of the nicer facilities have only 50 beds meaning you may have at most 20 patients, pass meds a few charts, and a few...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. 570 loooong days
    https://www.excelsior.edu 888-647-2388 Arizona Board of Nursing's requirements: http://www.azbn.gov/News.aspx?ID=45 Yeah I know, it's not pretty but it beats the wait......
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    You'll have to pardon me but all these years of nursing has made me a little sarcastic/cynical: Ohh, of course I'll wake you tonight so you don't miss your pain pill/sleeping pill, NOT!...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. My first 12hr shift !
    I agree with nursecass, along with the water and comfortable shoes I would add energy bars, or breakfast bars in case you get hungry and don't want to get too far from the unit. Last but not least...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 570 loooong days
    I too got tired of it and decided to go to excelsor. I know, Iknow, the credits won't transfer and I still have alot of clinicals to go through all the blocks. But hey those 570 loooooooooooong...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. experienced advice
    Observe the various nurses, they behave a certain way for a reason, they're getting their job done the best way they can, so you can be assured that what they do and when they do it is key to getting...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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