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  1. Amber Vinson has obtained a high power attorney
    It's my hope that Texas Presbyterian gets their asses shut down and be made an example of. Ebola was the match that lit the fire, but the firewood and paper, not to mention gasoline has been there...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Suicide by antibotics ?
    It's very easy to get any medication online. There are some Canadian pharmacies online that will send prescription medications for a low price even without a doctor's prescription. I must say,...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Burned out and hate nursing
    Oh shut up. Just because a nurse doesn't like her job doesn't mean they are a dangerous nurse.
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    Oh yes. I still need to actually draft a living will but I know it I'm at the point of needing dialysis, if I'm on a ventilator with a trach and PEG, if I have stage IV cancer, if I am diagnosed...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Signs the patient population is doable ?
    No, this generation will die in their 50s and 60s. We won't live as long as the previous generations.
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Signs the patient population is doable ?
    No. In general, Americans everywhere are acting like schmucks. Whether it's in the inner city, middle of nowhere Nebraska, a rich suburb of Silicon Valley, or the deep South, in general people are...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What's your Myers-Briggs personality type?
    INTJ. When I first took this test 6 years ago in my first year of nursing school, I thought it was a load of bull hockey. Now, I realize it's pretty accurate and wish I paid more attention to...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What makes a COB crusty?
    I would only give up a chair if all other computer stations are taken and the doctor has to put in orders. Too bad EPIC does not have an app for a tablet.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nurse gets fired after MD complaint
    I don't know. I want to side with the nurse but I see some concrete examples of poor judgement. I do hope these allegations are not lies. I was a victim of lies against my practice, and this was...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. What Keeps Nurses Up at Night?
    -Seeing CABG/Valve patients that should not have been operated on, and unsurprisingly, sending the patients back to the CCU where they get worse. One patient really comes to mind, and makes me...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    I have heard from several people that I wouldn't want to have the responsibility of a doctor, not to mention the heavy student debt. I have more responsibility now as a nurse. I am caring for the...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Starting to find some aspects degrading
    This is why I'm switching to straight nights in the next month. I have come to loathe human beings. If I have to work at the bedside, then I would rather work on a shift where I don't have to deal...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. what's your take on this?
    I think it's reasonable what your manager asks of you. The majority of people are not to be trusted, so it is best not to divulge personal information. That being said, I have tried to tell my...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does your hospital have a cutoff time for discharges?
    Typically, only during day shift. The latest I've seen someone go is close to 1900, just before change of shift. Our goal time to discharge patients by is 1100, and we're supposed to tell patients...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Should I go to school to become a nurse or PA?
    PA school.
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Addressing patients by their first name...
    I have never been asked by patients to address them formally.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. How does your facility prevent falls?
    Bed alarms mainly.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    Nice thinking. I would probably just tie a sheet or towel, wouldn't think of the windlass. Now I know. I've never actually seen a tourniquet like one by medics in the field.
    May 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What do you do to mask odors? A mask? Vicks under nose?
    Nothing. I just do what I have to do and spray odor neutralizer in the room or bathroom.
    May 19
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. The newest and coolest thing you've ever done
    Not something I have done, but rather something I've learnt. Sildenafil, aka Viagra, can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension. I haven't had to give it to a patient for this yet. Boy, will that...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Unionized vs Non Unionized hospitals
    I work in North Dakota where there are no unions for nurses, and I don't know if the two hospitals in town would allow that. But I live in Minnesota where nurses in smaller hospitals are unionized...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I would like to do something more with computers and data. I am looking more at nursing informatics since I'm stuck in nursing but if I had money, I would go back to school to get a degree in...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Using the "Q" word
    And tonight is a full moon with lunar eclipse. I dread what my coworkers are dealing with now.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I just wash my scrubs separately. I don't always change shoes, but I do put them away in the closet when I come home. I wash my hands frequently but don't wipe surfaces with a wipe all the time.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Strippers hired for nursing home patients, lawsuit alleges
    Hey, even devout Baptist women have a naughty side.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing News


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