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  1. patient satisfaction scores
    More staffing sounds like a simple solution but not every facility, especially considering the ever growing culture of doing more with less...to include people, is going to jump at the idea of hiring...
    Aug 8
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. Here we go..... I have 24 Class C Misdemeanors...
    I wish you the best of luck and I pray that your luck changes or holds (perspective, I guess.) Just as the Dean at your nursing school gave you the benefit of the doubt and allowed you to prove the...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  3. Nurses need water
    Wow...you couldn't be more judgmental OR more wrong if you tried! There certainly isn't anything wrong with MY time management skills as it is the Physician who is running 1 1/2 to 2 hours behind. He...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nurses need water
    I am too...especially due to the lasix and topamax I have to take for chronic health issues. I recently changed positions and my new boss (an MD) expects us to work for hours on end with no...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    I love your list and actually have a playlist on my iPod named "Going to Work" that has several of the songs you mentioned. I would add the following: The Freaks Come Out At Night by Whodini...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Best Hallucinations Thread
    This applies to no particular patient but an occurrence: we get OODLES of phone calls from either 1) the hospital operator or 2) what I suspect is the 911 operator after sun-downing patients have...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What would you do?
    I'd have to say...in your position...neither. Both remind me of what we dump out of urinals/catheter bags (amount of head on the top, of course, varies on degree of renal failure). In your position?...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Lpn around Scott AFB
    I'll be honest, there aren't a whole bunch of places that are hiring THIS (Illinois) side of the river for LPN positions, unless you're looking for something in a physician's office or possibly in a...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  9. Best Hallucinations Thread
    I worked on an end-stage dementia unit and there was a sweet little old lady across from the nurse's station with a serious poop fixation. I didn't realize how bad until Valentine's Day rolled...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    A PCT came to the nurse's station and stated that she needed help down the hallway. It was just after midnight and things had just quieted down. We had just started to open our charts and frankly,...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Hospitals... the only place where...
    Hospitals...the only place where we can, more or less, tell what might or might not be growing in your bodily fluids based on smell alone...or whether or not you're bleeding. C-diff poo? :poop:...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Munchausen by Internet:  The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart
    Thank you to the OP for an insightful article on what, sadly, appears to be a insidious problem. I went nursing school with a student who it was discovered, shortly before graduation, was not...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Dangerous patients
    In my experience, dementia seems, more often that not, to exacerbate the less flattering attributes of an individual's personality. On our floor, when they start to sundown...they hit, scratch, kick,...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Dangerous patients
    Ouch, while I can understand this point of view, I don't feel that this response is at all fair to the OP. She, too, is trying to do the best for her patient population and her co-workers. If there...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified
    I laughed...I cried...and I too, once upon a time, wondered when I would be like one of the "cool kids". Those individuals who managed to get their stuff done relatively on time, despite admissions,...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Have dress codes changed for clinical prep?
    Students don't do prep at our facility...but I'm always stymied by the select few who wander through with Go-Go dancer make up and their hair down like they've rushed in from a shoot in a heavy metal...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. auditing call lights?
    Our facility uses those lovely "tracker jackers" (as we affectionately call them...NOT) and they're considered "part of our uniform" and therefore mandatory each shift we work. There are two...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. MICU nurse becomes Trauma Pt.
    Thank you for sharing your story and I'm glad you were able to turn such a painful, frightening experience into something positive. I have come to believe that there is a certain perspective...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Narcan med error
    YOU were fired because BY LAW and because you were the RN, YOU were required to give the IVP medication that saved the pt's life?? Oh, hell to the NO!! I completely agree with the previous poster...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Please, take your Warfarin!
    Yanno, Coumadin isn't all bad and this is coming from someone who has had to take it on a daily basis for the last four years. I like it a whole lot better than the alternative for me...death without...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Kindred Healthcare
    Thank you for the valuable information on Kindred...I had been wondering about them as well. I'm all for a vigorous and thorough orientation but have no desire to be worked until I drop or quit in an...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  22. Best St. Louis hospitals to work at?
    I work for one of BJC's 13 hospitals. As a new nurse, all I can say is awful. My nurse manager bullies and threatens to the point where morale on my floor is a joke and the staff is busy...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  23. Missouri Nurses Beware
    Suspicious phone calls to RNs being reported to Missouri Board of Nursing - be careful! NEVER EVER give your social security number out to ANYONE over the phone! Verify WHOM you are speaking with...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  24. Ideas for in service on general peds floor
    You're completely right! It can be quite difficult to come up with an engaging topic to present to the floor nurses, who truly may not want to sit through yet another student nurse presentation. ...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. VA HOSPITALS ANYONE?
    Yes, you can...I am applying for a summer externship with the local VA and they DO hire brand new nurses. They like them even better when they've previewed what they can do for 400 hours...LOL ...
    Jan 19, '10
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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