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  1. Tell me about your first pt to code...
    My first code that I remember was off the unit in CT scan with an unstable pt. This was probably 1982. First off,no crash cart in the dept. 2nd, I was about 7or 8 mos pregnant. I remember the bed was...
    Aug 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse since 1977, started at age 20. I remember paper order sheets, glass chest tube bottles and smoking by everyone in the hospital- drs,nurses,patients and visitors. I remember when...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    I have been having vivid dreams, really nightmares about nursing. It seems some weeks I will have 3 or more and then none for several weeks. I have been a nurse for 37 yrs and within the past year...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Thank you for the wonderful, well written article. I too have personal experience with the disease. My mom has vascular dementia. The mom I grew up with is gone. Replaced by someone that remembers 50...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  5. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I have been a RN for 37 years. For the first 29 years, I had the same job as a staff/charge nurse on a med surg floor. Looking back, it was wonderful, but we did work hard. I then left and worked for...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    I had a unfortunate incident a few years ago. I was new to the hospital I was working at and was shadowing someone in the unit. I was supposed to learn more about vents and caring for vented pts. ...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    To me a difficult patient is one that thinks only of himself. For instance someone who is non complainant with their care, such as the hemo patient that misses 2 or more dialysis sessions and then...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I feel like a glorified maid
    I have been there and done that!
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. 25 Years and Counting
    Very good read and I agree where did all those years go! I have been a nurse for almost 37 years. I worked at the same place and on the same floor for the first 29 years of my career. What wonderful...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Remember the Geri-Chair?
    I found my self laughing and felt as if I was right there. Yes, I have been there. Do I consider myself a bad nurse? NO! This happened years ago when what happened, was a daily occurrence. People did...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    How wonderful this couple was able to have this last time together! You where very thoughtful.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. "Essential Personnel"
    I don't know what type of centers or hospitals everyone works at, but my sister is an SR accountant at an area hospital. She was informed that she was expected to be in, no matter how much snow was...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    This is a great topic and one of the main reasons that I left floor nursing. You may start with 6 pts, but when you send 1 or 2 home, that paper work usually takes at least 15 mins and of course the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing
    I agreed with your thoughts. I actually worked with someone that had necrotizing fasciitis. It was very scary time for her and for us as we took care of her. I will agree that Nurses are very...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. A feeling of impending doom
    When I left my last job, I was the nurse that had been there the longest -4 yrs. Most of the others RN's had been nurses for less than 1-2 yrs. The turnover rate was very high. It seemed as if a...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. A feeling of impending doom
    One of the reasons I left hospital bedside nursing. It is scary!
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I am Making a change!
    Thanks, I have looked at the forum for Parrish nursing and I'm sure I will even more in the future.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I am Making a change!
    After several years of increasing dissatisfaction with providing bedside nursing care, I finally made the decision to do something about it. I have been a RN for over 30 yrs and provide what I...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    My very thoughts! The last shift I worked ended up being 15 hrs rather than 12 hrs- with no lunch and only 2 bathroom breaks. I am so near the edge of saying no more. I gave 10 resp trts to my 6 pts....
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Have we lost the "art" of nursing?
    Scripted hourly rounds... as long as you say the magic words, that's all that counts. Pain control, HOURLY ROUNDS, side effects. The decline in the art of nursing is what is driving so many nurses in...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I just had this discussion with a co worker recently. I have worked 12 hrs for the past 5 yrs. I like having the extra time off, but try to never do more than 2 in a row. However, we were talking...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Shockingly Humbled
    gave me chills.
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Interruptions during my med pass
    I think it has come down to everybody wants everything right now and it is their right to have it now. A sad commentary on life in general. I work in acute care and it is no different than LTC. I...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    The Beach! prefer white sand in the USA. would like to head to Florida or the gulf coast.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. Rehab needs to get a clue
    At one point our Pyxis machine was in the center of the nurses station. If you were pulling out meds, people would feel free to call you to the phone, MD's ask questions etc. Finally a block of red...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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