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  1. My favorite med:
    Yep. I also love Geodon but the haldol/ativan cocktail is the best.
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why are Nurses paid so low in the south ??
    Don't forget South Carolina (Although some might argue about it being semi-decent). COL is hight in some parts of SC. Charleston, Columbia, Greenville are high. And it's not just the city, that...
    Dec 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doing a little survey...
    June 12' Work onc/palliative
    Dec 2
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  4. Medical Emergency and Abandonment
    I fell and broke my elbow and dislocated my patella while at work one night. I was unable to walk (obviously) and in serious pain. I had to pass my keys off to another nurse (who refused, because...
    Dec 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. How Is Your Census?
    It's similar for us also. I have also noticed that when it first turns cold, people tend to stay at home. Once they realize it isn't going to get warmer, they venture out and our census goes up. ...
    Dec 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. residents say the funniest things
    Oh yeah! I have stories from my rad tech days and now. Residents can be fun, can't they?
    Dec 2
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. residents say the funniest things
    When I worked LTC, I had a couple of rather delightful residents who were confused. A preacher came in on a saturday to preach and he preached about Adam and Eve, Sarah and Abraham, Rachel, Leah...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Zofran
    And neither does my husband. Environmental won't clean the machine, only the floor. HE gets stuck cleaning the mess!!
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Best lotion for dry hands?
    I use Aveeno and badger balm. I use the Badger balm cuticle care for my cuticles and Aveeno after I wash my hands. It works for me. Aveeno has an eczema lotion that works. Udder cream is...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. MRI question
    I can't answer your question because i don't know what kind of implants you have. If they are MR safe, then yes. If they aren't, then you can't go beyond Zone 2. At my facility, most of the...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. MRI question
    Can you clarify what you mean by "do MRI cases"?
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. I love my job =)
    Congrats! I too love my job. I work Onc/Palliative and though some nights I just want to run away (to the mountains with a pitcher of margaritas) for the most part, I am very happy. It's good...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. A poll, regarding nurses' opinions on Magnet status
    The hospital I work at has magnet status and it had NO bearing on my choice to work there. (Another hospital in the general area is trying to get magnet status and I wouldn't advise my worst enemy...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Well, I didn't expect THAT answer...
    Or how about on their admission screen, they say they are only allergic to PCN (or Sulfa) but when you go to give them their Lortab, they say "oh, i'm allergic to that" So, you call the doc and get...
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Is shift differential hourly or per shift?
    Mine is hourly: I get $4 an hour for night and $6 an hour for weekends. (Weekends are sweet because i make $10 an hour more). I try to work as many weekends as I can but alas, so does everyone...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    I saw a note at my local starbucks "This location is "red" due to guest satisfaction scores. Our goal is 80%. We are at 65%, blah blah blah" My first comment to my husband was "Doesn't Press Ganey...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. best i quit or fired story
    I worked LTC and one of the nursing managers and the administrator got into an argument. The NM slapped the admin across the face and stormed out of the meeting. She texted her resignation in the...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. You know you're tired when...
    I have tried to unlock to coded door at the LTC facility I worked at with my key fob. I have also answered the phone "Facility Name, how may I help you". It was my land line. And after doing a...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Things that make you go hmmm....
    In my former life, I was a rad tech and did a KUB on an elderly lady complaining of low abdominal pain. She was A&Ox3 with periods of confusion. Once i developed the film, I found out why. She had...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    Facility I used to work with had Code Brown for a bomb threat then they changed the code system and any internal disaster (bomb threat, shooter in the ED, knife wielding patient, etc) became a code...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is This Bullying?
    Okay, this is really important. Is strawberry flavored red jello better than cherry flavored red jello? Or should I go for the black cherry red jello. (I have been remiss in my duties, I use blue...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Best Mispronunciation?
    I hear Narco for Norco all the time. Technically, it is a narc but it isn't Narco. (My husband constantly says Narco and he's a CT tech. Aaargh) I recently cared for a patient with "asides". ...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Actually, in SC, the title of "Nurse" is legally protected to include only LPN's and RN's. So, no, not grossly misinformed individuals. Just people who probably know the law in their individual...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    Actually no hospital is required to have TJC come in and inspect them. The hospital I work at only has TJC come in and inspect the lab. The rest of the hospital has CMS only come in. Why pay for...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. 2014 Double tubed stethoscopes vs single
    I always had better luck with a single. It comes down to what works best for the individual. My husband, who worked as a paramedic for 20+ years, had better luck with a double. It's just what...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear

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