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  1. Patient advantage
    None of my business. I'm there to take care of my pt's health needs, not take part in family dynamics.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Bullying-Need Advice with First Hospital Job
    Sounds to me you need to make a skills check list and tell your preceptor that " these are the skills I need help,with" what has she been told about your background? If she was told you are an...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    An RT is a huge help when your pt is having Respiratory issues. They have years of learning focused just on the resp system.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. peg tube dislodge
    We use a Foley catheter as a feeding tube and usually start using it right away. As for reaching family, sounds like you did all you could. When someone does reach the NOK, they should ask for...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Not me. An RT at our hospital was exposed to SARS during the initial outbreak. Gots SARS, nearly died. He survived. SARS outbreak is hands down the scariest part of my career.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I always said I'd come back and haunt the hospital. I'd help the good nurses - calm agitated pts, help pts where I could. I'd hide the call bells on the pts that ring to have their water jugs moved 1...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What kind of Nurse Should I Be?
    Sounds like you are better suited for teaching. Esp if you find hospitals depressing
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What would help you love your job?
    Chardonnay in my water bottle instead if water
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. My friend is still looking for work
    My guess is that when she does get a job she won't last long because she a) can't work weekends cause you know she has kids; b) can't work holidays cause she has kids, c) doesn't do hands on care...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. My friend is still looking for work
    Stop letting her rent space in your brain. Stop trying to solve her problems. She's made her bed, let her lay in it. When she starts complaining, change the subject. "Gee, that's too bad friend....
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Handicapped Access Ramps
    You should just have them towed.
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    True Story. My Father had a new "Lady Friend" they are both I their 80s. Had to go to supper at her home to meet her, and her son, who was close to my age- late 40s, early 50s. He was telling me...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    Keep an open mind. i always thought I'd go for peds/NICU. My path did not go that way, my specialty is now Gerontology and I love it.
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Not quite, but almost. Cleaning up a pt with very bad diarrhea that was very very stinky! I was gagging and had to turn away a couple of times but got through it, although my partner was nice...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Whooping cough redux; your story?
    people who don't vaccinate have their heads in the sand. Are we going to see a up surge in Polio next? My sister is an RT and never gets a flu shot. Makes me very angry.
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My patient does not comply.
    You can provide education, but you can't force people to comply. Just as a diabetic has the right to eat foods not recommended, or the heart pt who continues to smoke. Their life, their choice....
    Jun 25
    Forum: Patient Education
  17. Most challenging nursing department
    As everyone else has said, it depends on the individual. We had an ER nurse transfer to our sub-acute Rehab unit as she wanted a "less stressful unit". She lasted a month. She said organizing care...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Addressing patients by their first name...
    100% agree. You walk in and call me "sweeties", I order you out and get a new nurse. I have a name. Use it. Calling me sweetie tells me that you can't see me as an individual. And how do I know the...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. CRNE
    So basically, you failed 3 times but it's the CNOs fault? i agree with the CNO. What are your excuses for failing the first 2 times?
    Jun 17
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  20. Biting Your Tongue
    If you don't agree with the MD's plan of treatment, refuse the meds ordered for you Mom, disagree with how the nurses do things and basically are unhappy with all the care provided, you are free to...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Desk job
    I am half time desk, half time floor nurse. But like Been There said, it's like riding a bike, the skill set comes back quickly
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Assisted Suicide
    Tell us what you think first. How do you feel about it. Pro or con? Why?
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. charge nurse drama
    You don't ask if they can take an admission, you assign the admissions. Anyone not carrying a full assignment must know that at some point they will get an admission.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Nasty nurses
    You don't demand respect. You earn it. And that takes time
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    We were talking about ghosts at work recently. A bunch of us work in offices that are renovated from an older nursing unit. One person worked as a nurse on the unit before it became offices. So we...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion