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  1. Yesterday was weird
    I don't own a single item of clothing that cost more than $100. Not even my winter coat. On any given day, everything I have on from skin out, wouldn't TOTAL $100. Wearing an item nobody sees but...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. How many CNAs do you have on your floor?
    The trend where I work is fewer CNAs, expecting the RNs to shoulder the extra work load. I've never opposed "helping" CNAs. But when I'm expected to do do two jobs, one of those jobs is going to...
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Long Acting Insulins
    It's all about the trend. I'd check previous HS and AM blood sugars. I also ask the patient, if their response is reliable. Oops. LTC. This might not apply. I almost never hold Lantus. If I do I...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Dwindling faith in this profession
    It's just not that easy. I wish it were. As jrwest pointed out, who's going to pay the bills? There are not enough years left before I can retire, to justify the cost of continuing education. I am...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dwindling faith in this profession
    I'm feeling extremely negative about my job, my place of employment, and my patients. I don't know if it's the season. I don't know if it's a life stage. I just know I absolutely don't care...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    Nurses ARE bedpan cleaners. Not all the time, but I'll bet I empty and rinse a bedpan at least once a night. It's as much a part of my job as the wonderful answers that everybody else has given. I...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My favorite med:
    Whatever stops the emesis, diarrhea, tachycardia, wheezing.... In other words, whatever makes my sick patient better.
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. giving meds late when it's not in pixis
    I have found in most areas of my life, it's just plain easier to tell the truth. If I give a med late, and it's my fault, I click on "late administration". If I give a med late because I don't have...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. patient's making false allegation
    I have no legal advice. Just wanted to offer support in an awful situation. I find it upsetting when the person you're breaking your back for, complains about the care.
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Survey on infant male circumcision
    Thank God I had daughters and was never faced with that decision. I wasn't a nurse when my children were born, so had I had boys, they probably would have been circumcised. I think we as nurses...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Well at least it's obvious the MDs sometimes read the nurse notes.
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Too good for poo
    I've never had my job threatened by cleaning incontinent patients. However, I've had my supervisory ability questioned when I didn't delegate those jobs. Just an explanation of why someone might...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. My body says "NO MORE NIGHTS"
    My body's been screaming "no more nights" for years. The problem is my purse screams "too bad" louder.
    Dec 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I want to find a reason that assessments aren't done. I want to defend the nurses who aren't doing them. I just can't think of an excuse. Falsifying documentation comes in all kinds of scenarios....
    Dec 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. When pushy CNAs show how little they know
    What the CNA said in the OP doesn't even come close to some of the incredibly idiotic things I've said or done as a nurse. Granted, those hideously embarassing moments happened during those early...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    Out here in the boonies, our dumpers are made of sterner stuff. They just look the MD in the eye and say, "We're not taking them home."
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Depression from nursing?
    My first year was exactly as you describe. I hated nursing, before I liked it. My one blessing, if you can consider it that way, was that I had no options. I couldn't quit, or go part time...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. What job will you do for your semi-retirement?
    Your hair in that picture is certainly lovely.
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What are support groups like? (breast cancer, infant loss, etc)
    I belonged to a support group years ago totally unrelated to health care. It was simply a group of young women who shared stories, coping mechanisms, and friendship. Sometimes the organizer who...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. family issues
    I'm sorry that anybody has to face the impending death of a family member. I'd buy the freezer, have it filled and delivered, and never once expect the thank you I thought I deserved. It comes...
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. MD Falsifying Charting
    Pick your battles. We've all seen what the OP describes. Some are more flagrant than others. I wouldn't fight that fight, but we all have a threshold where acceptable meets unacceptable. Or...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Don't yell at co-workers in front of people
    If yelling occurs, it's always the MD. But even that has almost stopped. Rarely do I hear of rude behavior anywhere. I think we're all just getting too old. I've never yelled at anyone at work....
    Nov 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    As a night shift nurse, I personally dread the night before discharge. I've had pts fake a fall, clutch their chest, and act confused. All in an attempt to convince their nurse and doctor, they're...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital?
    Some plastic sheeting, and a tent. An unused, obsolete ICU wing. Or an off site temporary building. Is it just me, or does all of that sound like an infection control disaster?
    Nov 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. surgeon with Ebola has died
    I wonder why they didn't just start treating him for the disease he obviously had? Is it because he was in Africa with limited resources? The US wouldn't transport him with the "negative" Ebola...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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