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  1. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    Back in Annette Funicello's day, they were called pedal-pushers, or clam-diggers.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I see a lot of younger female nurses who wear thongs under their white pants. (Yes, you can see them.) That said, I think it looks worse to wear those and look like you aren't wearing any...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I wear white all the time. I am not required to, I can wear whatever I like, I just happen to like white.
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do Male Nurses Get More Respect?
    Here in the deep south, yes, male nurses get more respect. Tons more, actually.
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. No Nursing Shortage
    I have a job, so I really don't have a dog in this fight. That said, there is NO WAY that I would have been able to "just move" for a job. People have families, homes, etc., and it isn't that...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    One thing we have noticed is that the new-grad nurses are coming in with a BSN, mostly, but they cannot "hit the floor running." They have learned nothing but theory, and require lengthy...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I get sick of the newer, younger, inexperienced nurses getting all the promotions. They come running to the older, experienced nurses with questions, help, etc., because they don't know something,...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Healthcare deductables
    You just now noticed? Wow. I pay a $50 co-pay just to see my doctor. It used to be that my labwork, xrays, etc., were completely covered, but now I get bills for those. My deductibles are...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. LVN teacher
    All of my instructors held advanced degrees. Just saying.
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. No 1:1 sitter for fall risk patient
    None of the hospitals I have worked at used a 1:1 sitter. The family would be required to either sit with them, or else find a private sitter themselves. Not saying that is right, but that is the...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Family member in the hospital
    My hospital uses SCD's only if sub-q heparin is contraindicated. One or the other, but usually not both. I agree you need to speak up. Smile and be sweet. Pitch in and help.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. zofran vs phenergan?
    We are required to use zofran. If that doesn't work we can call for a phenergan order. Our docs took phenergan off our standing orders, and now will only give half doses. Also will not allow us to...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Air to Bladder
    I wonder about giving the patient an air embolus. I have read about getting one vaginally but I don't know about getting one by pushing air into the bladder.
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you clean bedpans or throw them out?
    We rinse them in the hopper in the dirty utility room.
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    Welcome to the world of nursing. If you have a problem with this email, you will probably not like working as a nurse.
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Rant about toenails
    I see it all the time. Even alert, oriented walkie-talkie patients come in with nasty nails.
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. abdominal distention
    I agree, if the abdomen is firm, you may need to notify the doctor; this patient might need some radiologic tests. He may have an ileus, blockage, enlarged liver or something unrelated to the gastro...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. How to find a good nursing college
    In the US, the terms "college" and "university" are used interchangeably. It is not true that most colleges only offer an associate degree in nursing. Please look up the difference between a college...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  19. Text messages from nurse manager
    I would rather receive a text. I can just text back my answer, whether yes or no, without having to listen to anyone beg, plead, argue, whine, etc.
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. PICU transition- adult or neonatal 1st?
    I did one year in telemetry, then straight into PICU. That was at a teaching hospital, so I guess the transition was easier. I agree, however, that adult ICU experience would serve you better.
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Lidocaine (UroJect) for Male Foleys
    We don't even have it at my hospital. We can't even use lidocaine for IV starts, let alone for urinary caths.
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Gifts for Patients?
    Just make sure your employer allows it. Some frown on gift-giving.
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ACLS
    ACLS has been "dumbed down" compared to what it once was. Perhaps you have heard rumors from older nurses about how hard it is. It USED to be hard, but they have taken so much stuff away from it,...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Taking your benefits away one by one
    Perhaps I am gullible, but this post didn't sound "off" to me. I have worked in hospitals that were so cheap, we had to bring our own coffee cups because we weren't allowed to use the disposable...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Just graduated but I am sad
    Nursing tests usually ARE cumulative. Everything you learn in nursing classes builds on itself. I don't see why that would surprise anyone. The NCLEX will be based on everything you have learned. I...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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