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  1. Experienced cardiac nurse transfers to CTICU..gotta read this one
    See the thing is....I didn't become cocky, I was sick of being verbally beat down. One can only handle so much insult. You reach a breaking point. And I broke. I had enough, and I wasn't about to be...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Experienced cardiac nurse transfers to CTICU..gotta read this one
    I have worked at the same hospital for about 5 years. I started out as an Interventional Cardiology RN right out of school. I became one of the Night Shift Charge Nurses and was offered a position as...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What have other nurses done that have freaked you out?
    I have one...this wasn't a Nurse but a DOCTOR who did this......Here it goes, you guys are going to love this one, it was about 4 years ago..I was probably about 1 year into my nursing career as an...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE
    OMG I haven't been on this site in a very very long time...I can't believe this post is still a sticky...I can only say, one year ago I posted this...since then it's been well...i am not going to go...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Weaker nurses at night?
    I work nights, I am far from weak. If I heard a Doc say that, I would fire back with, "well, since youthink we are weak, I would be prepared to expect an increase in pages b/t the hours of 12am-5am....
    May 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Worst night ever
    haha thanks..I know it was a long post. And I thank you for reading it!! :yeah:
    May 8, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Worst night ever
    Ok so I have been posting on here for quite a while, and alot of you have read my stickie...it get's better I PROMISE....and I thank you and I hope I have helped or encouraged you to keep up the good...
    May 7, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE
    god-is-love, when you start out as a new nurse it's like being on mars, kind of. My story is this...I am from the philly burbs. I went to the University of Scranton in 98-2002 and graduated with a...
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. VENT!!  Called off and labeled "No Call No Show"  LOOONG...
    HAHAHAHA you don't know how many times I wish I could have said that...hahaha..:yeah:
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. VENT!!  Called off and labeled "No Call No Show"  LOOONG...
    I am glad to hear that everything worked out... I am an RN working in an innercity hosp. Every so often we get called off when our census is low. Last week, I was called at about 5:45pm by the...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Relatively new nurse- unhappy and unsure with job. anyone else?
    I just wated to tell you, your story sound similiar to mine..I will post more later gotaa go back to work in a few hours but if you ever need to talk just send me a message
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE
    Hey guys just got my evaluation for the year, last year I was new so it was a prewritten evaluation..this year I got to score my self, self evaluation before my night shift Nurse Manager gave me what...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Having a hard time with less hygienic patients
    OMG I work in Newark, NJ and we get the worst of the worst. Low income area where my hosp. is located. The pt's that are admitted to my floor with cardiac problems are so unbearable at times. There...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sexual Aides in Long Term Care Facilities?
    I remember a post on allnurses quite a long time ago abou providing sexual stimulation for pt's..I will have to find it...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Starting PIV = bane of my existance. Any advice?
    ok had a pt. last night who needed a new PIV. The day shift RN told me he pulled it out by accident around 5pm...I asked her why she didn't put in a new one..she said no one could get a vein, even...
    Apr 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Starting PIV = bane of my existance. Any advice?
    My fav. place is the hand...you just put that tourniquite on and tap away at the veins in the hand untill you find something. The pinky and the thumb work well for pt's that have crappy veins....but...
    Apr 15, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What are your "I'm a nurse, I can do this (totally unrelated)" things?
    I can stick the worst veins, start IV's on anyone, code a pt. , pull femoral sheaths, tell you about medications even hae MD's come to me about meds, can read rhythms when other people can't..but if...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nothing like a good kick in the face
    I know those nights..one night I was bit by a pt. thank god she had no teeth, so she just gummed my hand literally..hahah..but she did punch me also. We have the boxing glove mitten restraints, they...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New grad starting in Interventional Unit
    check out my posts i started out as a new grad on Interventional Cardiology
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. Cardiac Sheaths
    We pull sheaths on my floor. I work Interventional Cardiology. The ACT has to be <175. We use the hemochron to test the ACT. Before we pull we premedicate with 5mg Valium, and one or two percocet,...
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Gave the MD the best answer ever!!
    So last night was a terrible night..ran around like usual. But I had this pt. who I had the previous night also. She's a Nephro RN and was on my unit for pulm. HTN and eval for lung transplant. So we...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. First year in nursing really that hard???
    what makes it hard as a first year nurse is learning the nursing culture and hospital culture and physician culture. Nursing school and clinical prepares you to BE a nurse in the world of nursing,...
    Feb 18, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Ever pull the wrong med from the right cubie in the Pyxis?
    just had my first problem with this recently. I was pulled to another floor for the night. I have been on this floor many times before so I knew the nurses. I pulled my 10pm meds from the pyxis. I...
    Feb 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE
    soo sorry to hear that. My biggest help in anatomy was getting a study group and just drilling the crap put of each other...it's just memorization. another thing is I made a binder of all the slides...
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. What are all the things you should have on your first nursing job?
    Dansko's if you can tolerate the "breaking in" period, but once boken in LOVE EM', hence the reason I have 7 pairs in all diff colors and styles, A good stethoscope, the Littman Classic II S.E....
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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