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  1. All in my head?
    If you have no problems with any sticks besides this one, let someone else start his i.v. and get over it. Accept that you are not perfect and quit wasting so much of your mental energy worrying...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dr Oz's show on antidepressants...your thoughts?
    I did not see this show, but feel the need to comment anyway. We could all take better care of ourselves - eat better, exercise, etc. Will it help us feel better? Probably, but speaking from...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Super Obese
    What I don't understand is how the staffing is not any different for caring for this patient population. It is not fair to the patients or the nurses. My job description requires that I can lift...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. End of Per Diem?
    Oh, I certainly hope not. I have two per diem jobs instead of a full or part time job. I can work when I want, don't work when I don't want to work, and no holidays. No benefits either, but it...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Feel Horrible, Have Lost All Confidence....
    It sounds like you have learned from the experience, and that is all you can do. The patient was not harmed, and you will be more careful next time. There's not a nurse who's been in practice for...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. I dropped out. Please console me
    "After one failed semester." Maybe I misunderstood this statement and you passed your semester and then withdrew. If so, I am terribly sorry and apologize. You shouldn't feel guilty if you passed...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Rule follower-how to survive
    I agree with GrnTea - the OR would be a good fit, plus you would have the benefit of working more independently, so you wouldn't feel compelled to "help" everyone else see their mistakes. You may...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Am I in big trouble?
    This is definitely a system-level problem. I would take the advice given here and not only talk to your manager about it, but bring a couple of ideas on how to prevent this from happening in the...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  9. The best walking shoes for nurses
    Danskos hands-down. They are ugly but I have zero joint pain. They are about all I wear besides my running shoes (which I only wear, oddly enough, when running). I even have sandals. As far as...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  10. Extremely BAD night...
    I was wondering the same thing.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Graduate Reserch Project
    I think ONLY a NP should be allowed to do this - not an RN. APRNs have additional training in the vaginal exam that RNs do not have. Only an NP can Dx what any other issues may be with the victim;...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Do you talk about work at home?
    Nope, don't talk about it...other than "crappy day, leave me alone." No desire to talk about nursing if I am not getting paid to do so.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should I look for a new job in this situation?
    Nope, if they're not making a big deal out of it, I wouldn't. If they have a plan for you, take advantage of it; they must see your value. I constantly review my performance and see what I could...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. I dropped out. Please console me
    I'm sorry, I am going to be the meanie here. Really? You had a scholarship and just decided to give up? I'm sorry, I am not going to give you permission to flush that down the toilet. You should...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    Really???? They criticized you for that??? I have given the iv Morphine while the patient is taking the po Percocet. Of course, pain management is my passion, so I am probably over zealous. If...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. TPN order I'm confused on if this is too much or too little for this patient
    Is this your homework?
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  17. How Ideas to Cut ER Expenses Could Backfire
    I absolutely agree that the patient does not go to the ER with the diagnosis, so let me get that out there. We are all taught that chest pain is serious until all red flags are ruled out. period. ...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. sooo tired of staff without ANY compassion or empathy!!!
    I know you are venting, and I agree with you. That being said - how can this be solved? Do you have volunteers that would come and visit her? Is there a chaplain in the hospital, or does she have...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Do doctors have any idea what we nurses do? lol
    That's so familiar. We have a doc who hates all anti-emetics except Zofran. When it didn't work, I called for further orders and was given an order for Anzemet. uhhhhmmmmmm......So when that...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Trivial detail...rainbow stethoscope chespiece?
    Very cool! If I was in the market for a new stethoscope, I would definitely get that one! I am one to be a bit "off-beat" myself, and I have found that patients love it. I have never been accused...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Health Insurance rates...
    Had a job that I would have owed them money every month to cover myself and family. Thank goodness nothing happened.
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Any other nurses have a baby voice?
    Nope, I'm at the other end of the spectrum. My poor son (who is an adult) still has people who think it's me when he answers the phone. I would love to have a voice that doesn't sound like a...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Surgery floor nurses
    This is just horrible. It is so unfortunate that something like this has to happen to bring about change. It can be a hassle, but I think our policy of the PACU nurse not leaving the room until an...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Surgery floor nurses
    I'm not going to flame you. I understand the patient safety issues regarding shift change. Nobody should be rude; I don't understand why nurses don't support each other better. It is courtesy to...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Work bags: What do you take and what's in it?
    You guys are way more organized and prepared than I am! I have a Target Mossimo limited edition bag - only about 8 zillion made. In it I have food (always my #1 priority), stethoscope, a pair of...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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