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  1. "It's Not That Special --
    I agree with you! A lot of questions that are posted in specialty forums are very general questions. Fussy preceptors are everywhere. Blue, petite length scrubs are no different in ICU, L&D, or LTC....
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. an RN is a practicing Jehovah's witness
    The law actually does not require that religious accommodations be met if it causes undue hardship. Several states consider another staff member having to pick up extra weekend shifts or having the...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. AIDS during the 80s
    http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/access/QQBDRL.pdf This is a link to a copy of the pamphlet on AIDS that was sent out by the government in 1988.
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. AIDS during the 80s
    I was a nursing assistant in 1988. Universal precautions were new in the nursing home industry (at least in that area of the country). Nurses were appalled that we wore gloves for things like...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    This is an issue that is new to us. We normally staff with just two nurses, so no one is ever told to stay home or on call because of low census. In the past few months, days that statistically...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    She actually doesn't want ANYONE that isn't Caucasian...male or female. Are you saying that in some cases, people who can afford it should be able to discriminate? Someday in the future, money...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    I am very lucky to function very well on night shift. I feel bad for people that don't do nights well, but can't find another position. I'm not really thrilled when my coworker (we only staff with...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    One thing we were told by an attorney is to make sure we quote correctly. There is a huge difference between... Patient states, "This is the worst pain I have ever had." Patient states this is...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    Honestly, if someone doesn't want me to care for them or their loved one for any reason, I think there should be attempts to appease them. We are not going to change their feelings during their...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    I agree...it is a disgrace when patients make such requests. But...I have been left assigned to patients that have requested a different nurse and it make the shift miserable for both of us. If I...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    No, I was not "bashing" you "and all single moms" when I told you that I hope my daughters wait until they are married to have children Yes, I was a little offended when you suggested that I will be...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors
    LPNs / LVNs also make medication errors.
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is this a legal part of the job?
    Ooops! Double post!
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Is this a legal part of the job?
    At my previous job, the night shift staff was expected to clear a path from the parking lot to the employee entrance. Their logic was that when the day shift arrived, they would pack the snow down if...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule
    Where I work, we have several people who have other jobs. Many of them somehow think that if they work Thanksgiving at their other job, they should have Christmas off at this one...otherwise, they...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    You make me want to throw up...seriously you do! You REEK of cigarette smoke...perhaps it is because you smoke at least twice every hour. How dare you hang your stinky, smoky, pet hair covered coat...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. New Law Defends Emergency Room Nurses 9/13/13
    In Nebraska, it is a felony to assault a health care provider who is performing his/her professional duties. I think one of the reasons the laws are more stringent for health care providers (as...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap
    Well written and very true. I often look at things I posted in the past and wonder what I was thinking. Some of my vents seem like a huge deal at the time, but a few days (or weeks or months) later,...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Did being unattractive hurt your career?
    I have really deep set eyes...short of plastic surgery and major reconstruction, there is nothing I can do about it. When I was young I had a head injury and ever since then, I have had "dark...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Orientee Horror Stories?
    I was preceptor for a nurse who was very naive and innocent. She was really bothered by things like pericare on men, placing catheters in men, and putting telemetry electrodes on men. We had a man...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Just a very happy post from a very happy new nurse
    Congratulations!
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  22. Domestic Abuse Assessment
    This definitely is going to impact how I do my assessments. I think we sometimes get in such a routine about asking questions, that we forget how important the answers really are. Thanks for sharing...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you have a nickname at work?
    I am also the "Magnet"...and it is not a postive type of magnet status. I am also referred to as "Breaking Bad" and "911." For the past few months, we have had something weird every night that I...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    LOL...so well regarded that someone named a baby after them...and in all CAPITAL letters, no less!
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Well...either way, she named him after the logo on the side of the rifle scope...I guess I should have researched the company further before declaring that they make such things...forgive my...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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