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  1. leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude.
    Do what is right for you. It's not professional of her to be "mean" as well. Dont take it personal. I worked my last day for my coworkers because I was close to them honestly.
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Home Health IVs w/new grad nurse
    I get many PIV patients,and one particular one was a very hard stick that even her MD was surprised we were able to get anything in. If i can't get it in after 2-3 tries,they send another RN to try....
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Where does the job end?
    I feel the same way. I am putting in too many afterwork hours,i am burning out. I feel like work is always on my mind because there is always something to do: call pt,call MD,send in...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Written up and confused.
    This is shocking! Im sorry this happened to you. I always did mouth care-it is comfort care!
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Trouble with SorbaView Dressing
    I use a lot of alchohol preps and soak the alchohol on sides of dressing and it lifts easier. Then when you get to where the statlock is stuck on dressing,use alchohol to seperate it. There are also...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Do I have to flush before withdrawing a blood from a PICC even a 0.9 Nacl + k running
    We always use vacutainers on PICCs,what is the reasoning behind the advice of not to?
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Bullies at the work place.. vent
    How do you know the medication wasn't given? Did you speak to the RN first? We all make mistakes,if I had a pt tell me a medication wasn't given I would ask the RN first. Quiet possibly it was given...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    Sometimes my ID just turns itself. If I notice that,I flip it back to my picture. Our first name is in big letters and underneath in very small print is the entire name. Barely noticeable but its...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How to handle lazy LPN's on the team
    LPN's are not lazy! Maybe that particular one is. I have worked with LPNs who have done much more then I can say for some RNs.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. My anger
    you may be doing nothing wrong,some of your classmates may just have connections. Have you attended any job fairs? Dress up in a suit!! I am shocked at the people I see going on interviews dressed...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. New grad struggling with receiving/giving report
    Do you use report books? We write in report books and basically copy patient's name,age,diagnoses and history and then add -on what every happened during shift ( last vital or any abnormal vitals and...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. So...you've had a bad day?
    YES YES YES!!! The "entitled" patients are the ones! Also each time I got a drug seeker--I thought to myself--I did not go into nursing for this!! I want to help the sick and needy!!
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. The soul crushing part about nursing
    I feel the same way. It breaks my heart! We had one 80 yr old lady on a vent who was blistering and leaking from her skin,the son refused to DNR her. When she finally passed,there was a code and of...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I don't think I want to be a nurse anymore...how about RT?
    Much truth to that, if they ever have to budget cut,nurses are capable of taking over RTs role. I know in the past I have done RTs job along with my own!
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I don't think I want to be a nurse anymore...how about RT?
    \ Some RT's are putting in PICC lines as well!
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I don't think I want to be a nurse anymore...how about RT?
    Nursing deals with phlem,poop,vomit and then some!! The RT where I worked are very happy,most of the RNs were miserable. I found a diff career path as an RN and am much more happier with it--I'm...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is this restraint issue a dilemma that can go to the ethical committee?
    Does the person have psych issues? Our protocol is to medicate first,restraint last unless person hurting himself and staff.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Day shift vs Night shift
    I have 3 kids and did nights for about 5 years..eventually it wears on you. I think night shift staff is much more cohesive just about everywhere and more support. For a new RN you'd have the pace to...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you give back-rubs and foot baths to your patients?
    No last foot rub I gave was to a middle age man who claimed he had trouble walking/reaching his achy feet. Next day I come to work he was walking around and told some other male pt that I was...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Getting job at a hospital, ommitting RN license?
    I would include it but just say you are concentrating on school for now and can't do 12 hr shifts or something to that matter.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Volunteer turn teams?
    You dont have to turn,you can alleviate pressure points by doing things like putting pillows in between knees,under feet..etc So if a volunteer can even do that until the nurse is able to come turn...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ethical/Personal Dilemma - What would you do?
    I personally wouldnt turn her in,yes what she did is absolutely wrong!! However I wouldnt want the guilt of someone losing her job or even get fined because I opened my mouth. Someone else will...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. does anyone regret this career?
    I have many times but now with my new position I am happy and dont wish it anymore. Find your niche maybe your current position isnt good for u.
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Frustrated!!!!!!! Am I alone on this?
    Pay no mind to others,just do your thing work on your grades. Have you considered applying to RT programs if you can't get into nursing programs? We work with a lot of RTs,no it is NOT the same thing...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What do you think? Cause I know it's not right..
    I feel the same way as the poster. I LOVE the job and patients but when I get a SOC if I dont take it I miss out on money and if I do take it it NEVER goes as planned and stretches your entire day...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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