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  1. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    It doesn't sound to me like the OP has as much of a problem with cleaning a patient as the fact that having to spend so much time wiping butts takes away from time dealing with more critical matters....
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Stress or Burn Out?
    I think you're probably taking the right steps. Even if the new job ends having a lot similar problems to your old one, sometimes I think it's easier to deal with a new load of crap than it is to...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Sharing faith at work
    I don't think that's the case. I've shared my opinion concerning religious expression in the workplace in this thread and several others. I have never once been attacked, or had a post deleted by...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. Faking seizures?
    I realize that there can be a difference between a pseudoseizure, and someone who is just faking. But out of curiosity, do you know how an MD would be able to differentiate the two, if there aren't...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Sharing faith at work
    Well...clearly you don't have to do what I want you to do. It was a request. I've found the ignore button isn't really all that effective, because people keep quoting the person I'm trying to ignore...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  6. Job Interview/Talent Review
    Wow jadelpn, you must be an interview whiz! I don't think you could go wrong with those answers! I would have been completely stumped. We are always making bets at my job...whoever loses has to...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Sharing faith at work
    Here.I.Stand seemed to have put a lot of thought into what he/she said. I don't see anything wrong with debating debating the validity of religion in a post where that is the subject. But please,...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Faking seizures?
    I also just looked it up online, and according to what I found on the internet, it's possible to have an actual seizure that's not epileptic. So they wouldn't have the same postictal s/s that you saw...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Faking seizures?
    The behaviors you described don't definitively point to an answer either way. Fake seizures, or "pseudoseizures," are pretty common. In a hospital, people figure out it's a pretty easy way to get...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Job Interview/Talent Review
    Those are really strange questions... I don't have a clue what sort of answers the interviewer might be looking for. Or what they thought those questions would be able to tell them about you.
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Getting cut short on orientation
    I only had six weeks on a tele floor. At that time I definitely did not feel ready (but six weeks is all anyone gets here, even in the ICU!). Everything ended up being okay, though. What probably...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Just a Cog
    Haha, that's a great way to put it. The patients also might be experiencing a nursing shortage. But the hospital most definitely doesn't have a nursing shortage.
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. giving meds late when it's not in pixis
    If "they" didn't want you to use that option then trust me...it wouldn't be available. That nurse probably has misinformation that has cycled through one of the long streams of misinformation...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. neo vs norepi
    It could definitely be the physician's preference. It would be easier to answer the question if I knew a little more about the patient. Anyway, Levophed is much more powerful that Neo, so the...
    Dec 11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Why are we against suicide?
    Right? Nothing bugs me more than diabetics who eat whatever they want and don't pay attention to their blood sugar. Nursing has (unfortunately) made me much less sympathetic towards those with a...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. New Graduate RN Error -- Nervous wreck
    The first thing you need to do is learn to forgive yourself for making mistakes. EVERYONE makes mistakes, and beating yourself up over it won't make you a better nurse. My second piece of advice,...
    Dec 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    With all the degree inflation going on, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually they want NPs working bedside in the units anyway!
    Dec 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    It is certainly not true that students are taught to be lazy...and it seems impossible to teach nursing in a way that emphasizes an avoidance of patient contact. Personally, I know I took an entire...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What are the stress level ranking for these units?
    You'll have a hard time finding someone who has worked all of those specialties, so it'll be hard to rank. Also, different things are stressful to different people. Taking care of old ladies with hip...
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Right. Which is why they check to see if, for example, neuro checks are charted q4h, but never check to see if anyone is actually doing them. I know that if I miss a neuro check for whatever...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    Once you're a nurse, I think you'll find that nursing was a lot of people's plan B. I'm actually sort of surprised that more people trying to get into PT/OT/Med school don't do this.
    Dec 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Safely administering medications for coworkers violating hipaa if we're not asssigned pt ?
    Additionally, keep in mind that nurses, and their patients, absolutely depend on teamwork to get the job done. I think previous posters have done a good job explaining why it's not a HIPAA...
    Dec 10
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. IV pushes
    For me, it depends on both the patient and the medication. If I think a patient needs or can handle a fast push, I do it fast. I'll let fluids push it for me sometimes. With a really fast acting...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Pet peeve, bad practice, or overly critical?
    OP, I think the general consensus comes to two things: 1. Your coworkers have their priorities a little out of whack, and that you're right in getting patients hooked up to a monitor. 2. You can...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. CDC rec to counsel all males about benefits of circumcision
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I am curious and had to ask... Out of all the issues surrounding health care and human rights, what is it about male circumcision that has elicited such passionate...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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