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  1. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I have been assaulted by a psych patient. She had 2 mental health workers covering her. Jumped on me despite that coverage, tore out my hair and drove me into the ground. Was I legally required...
    6:25 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    Congratulations. I became a nurse at the tender age of 32. You have the entire world of nursing before you. Enjoy!
    5:25 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Adn vs bsn vs does it matter?
    "Why do people feel the need to throw their credentials around and feel like they are smarter than another person?" How do you know that people with higher credentials "feel' they are smarter? That...
    2:19 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Can you support yourself on agency nursing?
    Before you make your move, apply with 3 of the largest agencies. See what areas of need they have. Your additional bilingual skill makes you much more marketable. Do you need benefits? You will...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  5. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    :roflmao: Had to look up prat and officious . Damn I already knew. Couldn't agree more.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. ACLS, how much prep for the class
    The rhythms presented in class and tested on can vary, depending on the presenter. I have had to call a SVT vs PAT, complete heart block vs a slow second degree block, etc. Can be a little...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    If you were that concerned about the nasty germy animal, why did you not say something to the physician?
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Is Bedside Nursing Really for me?
    YOU are the only that can answer those questions. The stress and drama of bedside nursing will only continue to increase. Having one year of experience will limit you in your options.... but...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Poor RN professional conduct
    :roflmao: Santa, the tooth fairy, or especially the Easter bunny.
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Poor RN professional conduct
    Apparently , OP has not heard what they were hoping to hear. No further thoughts omgseriously?
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. How to balance family and work when working afternoons
    During the school year, you will only see her when you are sending her off to school and on your days off. Only you know if the increase in salary is worth that.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Almost 2 years and Im Exhausted
    Insurance companies are always looking for people with marketing degrees. With an additional nursing degree, you would be quite valuable!
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. reasonable orientation for an experienced nurse?
    A 3 week orientation should be enough to teach you the routine of the unit. I feel going back to paper charting requires less learning than a new EMR. Good luck, let us know how it is going. You...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. The Agony of Da-Feet
    There are no magic shoes. What works for one person,will not work for another. In order for me to make it through my 12 hour shift, I switched shoes and socks mid -shift... and rubbed my feet...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I asked one simple question...
    How long have you been in your current position? That condescending behavior occurs all too often when you are the new face. I myself, cannot tolerate it. .. having been the new face many times as...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    Realize that on the 12 hour shifts, you won't be spending any time with the kids.My son hated being away from me the entire day.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Thinking About Nursing: Advice Needed
    I suggest you start by reading some of the many posts on this site regarding the pros and cons of nursing. You will find more cons, but all are heartfelt comments on the field. A CNA position would...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. LPN making 70,000 a year
    Whereas your background and current salary are impressive.. "Rns have deeper education but bedside nursing experience translates into huge assessment skills"... does not compute. Don't most RN's...
    Jul 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. New Health Unit Coordinator
    The biggest problem on a busy Monday came from a doctor.. that you could not fax fast enough for :rolleyes:. Out of all the things that a Monday can bring.. this was the main concern? Your...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. To be or not to be
    Your mother should be out of this decision. I feel you have enough experience to try travel nursing. Why do you want to travel? Where would you like to go? Are you extremely flexible and a fast...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Detox nursing is sucking the life out of me
    "being spoken down to, lied to and yelled at." Is this management or patients? Seriously.. this is the manipulative drug seeker's behavior. Managing and treating this behavior is part of the...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  22. Poor RN professional conduct
    If your concern is for major safety issues, why go after the smallest one? Your snack drawer rat out only served to alienate your colleagues. Probably too late, but what is your biggest concern...
    Jul 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Poor RN professional conduct
    Whose immaturity and sense of entitlement are you speaking of? No eating or drinking at the desk is an infection control policy. As with many policies, they make no sense. How can a covered...
    Jul 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    Been awhile since I took your previously suggested CPI course. It includes "how to identify at-risk individuals and use nonverbal and verbal techniques to defuse hostile or belligerent behavior....
    Jul 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    It does not matter how many milliliters are in the IV tubing. Pushing any medication this way will not allow for a time controlled IV push. Dilute the medication according to the recommended...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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