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  1. whats the main cause of stress that RN goes through at work?
    Families. Families with impossible expectations. Families that won't accept that Mom will not be able to live alone again after her stroke, so different arrangements will need to be made. ...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. General Site Layout is Clumsy
    Mine disappeared as quickly as it appeared. Must have bed a glitch I guess.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Site Feedback
  3. Do you get painful menstrual cramps?
    If you call in sick every time you have your period, you may soon find yourself out of a job due to high sick time!
    Sep 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  4. General Site Layout is Clumsy
    I've noticed this too and do not like it! I do not want my AN account linked with Facebook. I do we make this go away?
    Sep 12
    Forum: Site Feedback
  5. breaching practices
    It would be breaching confidentiality in Canada too as per The Privacy Act.
    Sep 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. get fired?
    Did they say you would be fired next time? I know this is a blow to you ego, but it sounds like they want to help you.
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. get fired?
    I would not resign. Sounds to me like you have some knowledge deficits and they want to help you overcome them. If you leave, you will may not get that chance and will continue to flounder....
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Float Pool Vent
    We will say don't give so and so to float pool because we know that so and so is a very special snowflake and will not react to a strange face well, and will in fact make that new nurses shift hell....
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    The docs I work with our great. Some of them have been around forever and will listen to me when I call and ask for things. We have a couple of fresh new docs lately, but as they have been trained...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    I guess that to be a nurse you should be: a non- smoker The perfect weight a vegetarian, maybe even a vegan a non- drinker exercise every day, even those days you work a 12 hour shift
    Sep 3
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Interment cath and trach suction per pt request limit
    or maybe a Supra-pubic cath
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Fake call outs irritate me
    As a Canadian, I guess I see this from a different perspective. We are on a budget. There are limited funds. Agency is $$$$. To call in Agency, we have to exhaust all options. So we have to call...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What makes a COB crusty?
    Here are some reasons why us Crusty Old Bats are Crusty! COB jump in 1. Back in the "old days" we were respected. If we said " visiting hour are over, you need to leave." Families left. Now,...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Fake call outs irritate me
    i am with you. I have to be really sick to call in on a long weekend. I had to call in last New Years Eve because my Father was in ICU 200 mikes away. I called in 5 days in advance and still felt...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Interment cath and trach suction per pt request limit
    Maybe the patient requesting frequent caths should just get a permanent I dwelling cath.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. How many times?
    I remember that episode! Yes, a shot for every time someone asks about the PVT
    Aug 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Leave Work at Work. Don't take your worries home with home with you. Not everyone at work is your friend. Beware of the person that comes to you telling you "so and so said this about you"...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How many times?
    Never. It will be just like the old "does the PVT really work?" threads. Everyone needs their own thread because their situation is different than everyone else's. I was going to start a drinking...
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Smoking
    Here we go again
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. My Very Special Snowflake
    Share your Very Special Snowflake (VSS) stories! heres mine from this weekend. My VSS has many foods she can't eat. Dietian has already been to see her once while she was in the acute side ( she...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    Thats ts similar to my hospital. I think codes are pretty standard across hospital. Although we have Code Yellow Adam for missing child. and the newest is Code Grey for a mechanical failure ( or...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    My hospital has no arm band for DNR, or falls, or anything. Just white for regular, orange for allergies. I've said numerous times we need bands for DNR status, but management doesn't agree.
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    My hospital uses Code Brown for a toxic spill. Seriously.
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is This Bullying?
    I don't like giving Jello. But I want to work on a unit that gives a lot of Jello. If I get a job there do you think the other nurses will mind giving all my Jello for me? After all, it will only...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. acute pain in emergency care plan
    No one here is going to do you homework. Tell us what you think first.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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