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  1. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    The facility doesn't want to appear mismanaged, disorganized, and cheap. By telling pts the facility is understaffed it gives the impression they don't care and can't find people to work. It could...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    Annoying pt/family member is a PITA--pain in the @$$
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    A few years ago I had a Godswill. The odd thing is in 70 years there'll be nursing homes full of Precious and Princess.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Car Metaphors
    Chevrolet--Can't Haul, Every Valve Rusts, Oil Leaks Every Time Pontiac--Poor Old Nobobdy Thinks It's A Cadillac I'd do my best Dracula impression and "vant to take your blood" when drawing labs. ...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Emory Accepting Patients With The Ebola Virus.
    My question is, if it's only transmitted via direct contact with contaminated blood and bodily fluids, why all the extra precautions and specialized isolation units? Could it really be airborne?
    Aug 5
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  6. afraid of being stuck by a needle
    I used to be able to watch when I had to get blood drawn or an IV started on myself, but since I became a nurse I am the world's worst pt. I've run from my coworker every year when getting my flu...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Patient Education
  7. Company Violation
    It is that crucial that everyone follow HIPAA compliance. Federal laws are something not to take lightly.
    Aug 1
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    I'm just outside Atlanta and it's been all over the news and they're doing a huge push to say how safe everyone will be with this pt here. This is the first time a pt with ebola will be treated in...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nicotine Test, No smoking policy
    E-cigs are not allowed on company property, just like regular cigs, but I had a coworker puff away (so sorry, "vape") IN THE BREAKROOM! Keep in mind, this is an asthma clinic and we're not allowed...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    One of the infected pts is being flown to Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Emory is a huge university/healthcare system with 4 hospitals and a reputation for being the best in Atlanta and is not...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Coworker dies unexpectedly.....
    So sorry. Prayers and hugs. I was rehired after two years off and was going through old emails (they didn't turn off my email) and found out a nurse who had been with the facility since the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Techs aren't supposed to read x-rays, only radiologists, right? I'd report him. I knew a guy who went to the ER with a swollen ankle and the rad tech told him it looked okay, so he (the guy)...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Thoughts on CPR?
    Lay people can do compression-only CPR, and that might actually get more people willing to step in and help. Most non-medical people aren't willing to do rescue breathing, especially on a stranger,...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    Hope your grandmother's okay! I'd report them in a heartbeat and ask the doctor how long it took him to respond. Maybe they did call the doc but got no answer the first several times (unlikely). I...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. "If you're not doing anything..."
    For a fax? Yeah, no problem, it's about 30 seconds. More time consuming problem? Let them know you're in the middle of something and you'll get to it in just a minute.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Non-medical pts probably don't realize it and are so accustomed to having a nurse in the doctor's office, they don't realize it's an unlicensed MA doing everything. It may be done for pt confidence,...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    I'm in my mid-30's and based on my social security statement, I can retire at 72. It's not necessarily that people are wanting to work longer, it's we need to financially.
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Do LPNs use stethoscopes?
    Really? Anyway, yes, LPNs use stethoscopes. We wear scrubs. YouTube shouldn't be where you get your nursing information. I got my Littman in nursing school and used it then and still use it every...
    Jul 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. sports bras?
    Sports bra or the Genie Bra. It's the same concept but with a little more stretch.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. You aren't imagining this . . . "RNs Are Delaying Retirement. . . "
    I worked with one nurse who was let go at age 74 after she'd been hospitalized and had used all her PTO and FMLA time. She passed away less than two years later from complications of a surgery...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. CEUs
    Huh. English, math, a basic computer course, intro to psych, med term, A&P, intro to healthcare, and Spanish for Allied health were all required pre-reqs for ours, plus a PCT course (16 hours...
    Jul 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. too much sick leave?
    I had a difficult pregnancy and HR automatically started FMLA when I'd missed my 3rd consecutive day for the same illness. I had intermittent FMLA for my pregnancy, but I still got negative marks...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. too much sick leave?
    Ask HR how much time you have left. Did you get FMLA or short-term disability for your injury and surgery?
    Jul 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Word crimes! (No txtng)
    To/too/two, your/you're, lose/loose, tots adorbs, and if I hear "jelly" for jealous one more time. . .I have a FB friend who is always posting about not taking life for granite, and it's all I can do...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. CEUs
    Didn't you already take med term for LPN school?
    Jul 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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