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  1. To tell or not to tell!
    No, not fired, but since you are still on orientation you can be let go for anything at all, including "not being a team player" or "not a good fit for this unit". Or no stated reason at all. That...
    Mar 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing Educator Salary
    The pay is lousy; sometimes looks good on paper but when you figure in all the hours you put in preparing lectures and grading papers, it isn't much. I make more at the bedside with my BSN than in...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    I was sidelined for over 7 months, but still have my job and support. It has been a little unreal just how supportive my manager and director have been, with extended LOA and return on light duty...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. To tell or not to tell!
    These things are all poor practice, but you as an orientee are not likely to effect much change at this point. Are you willing to either be part of that culture at the beginning, or to be seen as a...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I feel uncomfortable doing this
    I once recommended a coworker that I had no reason to doubt could do a good job, filling in for me while I was gone for part of a semester (2nd job). Despite everything he had said to me, and our...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RPN-Minimum wage
    Sounds like you are being taken advantage of, since you were already there. Did you get a raise when you went from assistant to nurse? Have you looked for job postings elsewhere in Ontario to see...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Heart Sounds vs Heart Rhythm
    The lub dub is the sound made when the valves close and you hear the blood hitting the closed valve. So yes, as Green Tea said, they are normal sounds, just abnormal rhythm. Remember, sound does...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Heart Sounds vs Heart Rhythm
    Heart sounds are what you hear, not to be Captain Obvious here lol. Lub Dub. If you hear an S3 or S4 you have an abnormal heart sound, as well as clicks with malfunctioning valves, or murmurs. ...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    What takes you so long? :D Bag of Tostitos scoops and a full bowl of salsa. Gone, less than an hour. Doesn't even last the whole movie :lol2:
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Use medical dictionary, or Google?
    Citing Tabers is better than citing a random Google site on your papers. Also, many sites are not acceptable as professional references.
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. what is correct way to do gastric lavage using NGT?
    In the ED of 15 years ago it was common, had a special lavage set up that had a double barreled syringe, one side pushed water in from the upper bag, the other sucked it out into the drainage bag. ...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. ASN or BSN for missionary
    ASN is shorter, as there are fewer prerequisite courses and in an accelerated program can be done in 18 months (after the prereqs). Job availability depends on the area, some regions hire ADN as...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    If PD is on scene, I only look to see if there seems to be a victim that needs help; otherwise no. I have stopped quite a few times if I see someone who needs help and there aren't any PD or EMS...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Transfer from floor to er.
    Emphasize your flexibility, ability to work fast under stress, and being a team worker.
    Feb 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Coworker tried converting me on my break
    Conversation on any topic is not "banned" on your own time, which is what break time is. However, when you let her continue and engaged in the conversation with her, you gave her tacit permission to...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Lies of the ER.....
    Fellow with teeth marks on his third leg, said he fell on the zipper of his tent when he was crawling out to pee, in the night.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Paracenthesis at the bedside
    In the ER, the MD puts it in and the nurse monitors. We don't stay in the room, but we do change over to the next bottle when the first, second, third and occasionally fourth evacutaner is full. ...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. The Emergency Department: Where pain isn't what the patient says it is.
    Article in the JEN about a year ago did the analgesia rates doing a blind comparison with IV Tylenol, Morphine and placebos. The Tylenol IV was just as effective as 2 mg MS, while placebo was way...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. back to work after 4 weeks off
    I sympathize totally. I'd been out 7 months, surgery and chemo, and even though I'm back I'm on light duty, sitting the night triage desk. Hopefully your coworkers will be as helpful as mine have...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Missionary Nursing for New ADN's
    { ETA: oops! just noticed this thread is 2 years old. } Does your denomination have an international missions board or committee? First place to look. Secondly, inter- or non-denominational...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Ask a question till reporting nurse can't answer one
    I have actually told the person on the other end of the phone, that if they would quit interrupting me they would get all the information in order instead of random bits and pieces. We did a time...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    I remember the Beatles and their breakup. I remember my brother showing me where his number was on the draft list in the newspaper, and it being so far down he wasn't going to have to go to Viet...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Police Holds
    If they are under arrest, an officer must stay with them. Sometimes officers in our ED will issue a ticket or summons rather than have to stay hours in the ED for a full arrest and go to jail. ...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The "B" word.  Again!
    If we can build an oil pipeline from Canada to Mexico, why can't we build a line to drain all your snow melt from the Northeast to the Southwest? Our last real blizzard here was years ago. Not...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Missed clinical! :(
    Embarrassing, yes. Fatal, not usually (depends on your program). By your senior semester, you should have established a track record with the faculty, which sounds like you have a good one. I...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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