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  1. Name that part.  Words patients use for their own anatomy.
    I had one patient refer to his penis as "Roto Rooter. Ha! Ha! Only in your dreams, buddy! :rotfl:
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hospital cutbacks...
    We are supposedly in "low census" at the moment (you couldn't prove it by me :rolleyes: ) and everyone is supposed to cut back on ordering supplies, etc. So far, the powers that be haven't demanded...
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Drug Seeker Stories
    One of the ER Docs said we can't give this to patients who are allergic to ASA. So, is there ASA in it?
    Feb 7, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Funniest injury you have ever seen.....
    JEEEEEZ!! :bluecry1: What Next?!?!?!?!?!
    Feb 7, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. stupid er tricks
    I had just graduated from nursing school and felt lucky to get a job in the ER. One afternoon a woman came in complaining of abdominal pain. The triage nurse brought her back to one of the pelvic...
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. PDA in the ER
    I'll buy one when I find one priced under $100 that doesn't feel like a boulder in my pocket.
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What did I do wrong here?
    I was wondering the same thing!
    Feb 6, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Research Proposal-Screening Colons
    Hello all! I am an Endoscopy RN, finishing up my Master's this fall-2004 (if all goes well!) I am presently preparing a research proposal dealing with the number of positive findings in screening...
    Feb 21, '04
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. Research Proposal - Screening Colonoscopies
    Hello all! I am an Endoscopy RN, finishing up my Master's this fall-2004 (if all goes well!) :p I am presently preparing a research proposal dealing with the number of positive findings in...
    Feb 21, '04
    Forum: Research Nursing
  10. Nurses and smoking
    I couldn't care less if other nurses smoke or not - it IS an informed decision. Just don't expect me to watch your patients for you 5-6 times a day while you go out to "huff and puff".
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Complaints vs Safety of the Nursing Staff
    Whatever! Whatever!! Whatever!!! Administration can rationalize their butts off and this is still mistreatment of staff as far as I'm concerned. As my father used to say, "You can wrap s*#* in...
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Good emergency site
    Great sites guys! I've added them all to my favorites list.
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. I never realized we are all in the same boat!
    Triaged one the other day that wanted to know how long he would be in ED because he had an appointment with his PCP in 50 minutes for the same thing! Holy crap! Is it me??????
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Catching every bug that walks in the door
    I was a new nurse in ER for exactly 1 1/2 weeks before I came down with half a dozen viruses. I was so worried about being out sick after just being hired, but the response of my team leader was,...
    Jan 30, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Security anyone?
    Same at my hospital TaraER. "Security" holds classes to teach the nurses the proper way to "take down or restrain" an unruly patient or visitor. I stupidly asked, "Why don't we just call security...
    Jun 20, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Sit Boo-Boo--Sit
    I agree with SmilingBlueEyes and several of the rest of you. It is WAY TOO LITTLE!! And if we keep accepting too "way too little", that's what we'll continue to get. Would the suits take a free...
    Jun 18, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Help!  I need ideas!
    Here again, one MORE reason we should be using clinical pathways rather than nursing care plans. Just my opinion. MLL :D
    May 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Anyone else think JACHO is waaayy out of hand??
    Kids-r-fun, wiegel34, and fedupnurse, I couldn't have said it better myself. You all took the thoughts right out of my brain. Perhaps since the suits get off on JCAHO so much - THEY should be the...
    May 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CGRN exam
    By the way, Teresa - if we don't get any results from our posts in this specialty section, we may want to consider posting to General Discussion. Have a good one! MLL:wavey:
    May 11, '02
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. CGRN exam
    Teresa, I, too, would like to study for, and take, the exam. I want the certification for my own self-worth (so to speak). I don't think it will make any difference in the pay I receive (at least...
    May 11, '02
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Outrageous Orders!
    Oh, My God!!!! "Get some lips and kiss my ass." I've been laughing mine off for five minutes now since I read that, and it's only 0945. You're a riot! You don't mind if I use that one some time,...
    May 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is anyone from Maine??
    Hey all you Mainiac RNs! As I stated in an earlier post, I'm moving back to "God's Country" this July or August. I plan to take a couple of months to check out the job situation before I plunge...
    May 1, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is anyone from Maine??
    Hi Kristi, I am also a Mainiac who has been living and working as an RN in Virginia, but plan to move back to Presque Isle, Maine this July or August. Are you planning on going to nursing school? ...
    Apr 28, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. HELP!  Suggestions for IV (OR) PO orders?
    My facility has recently initiated a Medication Safety Committee which meets monthly to review potential or existing med errors, variance reporting, evaluate and facilitate process changes for...
    Apr 1, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Conscious Sedation & JCAH
    Hi toolanator, I am also an Endo RN. We get a baseline, then monitor the patient q 5 or 10 minutes, depending upon the nature of the procedure, i.e. Sig, Colon, EGD, Bronch, ERCP. Obviously, if...
    Apr 1, '02
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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