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  1. Night shift is killing me-Help!
    Others might have mentioned it but you MUST guard your sleep. No lunch time dates with friends or family. No appts. Set your sleep time and stick to it firm. Family living in your home need to...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Do You Ever Ignore Your Employer's VM When They Try to Call You In?
    Our facility just went to the text notifications which I like. Also the charge doesn't have to worry too much about sending out requests early or late. And you can Opt Out if you want too (which I...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Do You Ever Ignore Your Employer's VM When They Try to Call You In?
    Oh do NOT feel guilty. And you don't have to justify to us (or them) why you don't want to work. You could want to sit on your butt watching the entire contents of your DVR (which is a night everyone...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Writing a book about your nursing career...?
    This is a topic i've been curious about too. I've always wondered how nurses and docs can write books and blogs without it coming back on them (especially those that are published with their names...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Had to code my best friends husband
    I am so very sorry for your experience. I think it's honestly all of our worst case scenarios rolled up into one. A code, someone you know, in the field, and an ultimate death. And then, of course,...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I believe the person you are responding to (an ER nurse) is being sarcastic in response to the turn this thread has taken of floor nurses vs ER nurses.
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. How is it working in Peds when you have young children?
    Most of my coworkers in PICU have kids both before they worked there and many who have worked pregnant and have babies and young kids. And whether or not you have kids or not, you still have patients...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. No More ED Report?
    At one point they tried to change stuff in my hospital. It was when I was on general floor vs ICU, so I'm not sure how they handled the ICU report at the time. But the new rule was that ER would fax...
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. How Do You Explain to People Why You Chose Hospice?
    I am not a hospice nurse. I am in ICU now but I've thought if I ever moved from ICU I would be interested in hospice. My reasoning I've said is that there is an honor in helping someone (and their...
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Cache Valley ER shooting
    This surprises me too. There a school shootings all the time. With as much emotion and stress that go on in a hospital, i'm shocked it hasn't happened more often. I'm just waiting for the mass...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Medication shortages: 'Truly a public health crisis'
    Seriously. I just don't get this. I remember a year ago (?), we had a shortage of Epi. I work ICU. How do you avoid using epi if you really need it? It's not like it's an elective medication!...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Hospitals Providing More Time for Nurses to Spend with Patients
    I'm skeptical. Why not just make laws protecting ratios? That alone would help with a lot of the bedside stuff and time with patients. 4 patients in a med/surg vs 7. Yeah, you bet that will help the...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    Nope. I don't list my companies. Don't "like" their pages. And a couple years ago I started gutting my friends list to people I actively worked with vs acquaintance coworkers due to some FB drama...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    The RTs are mine and my patient's lifeline. I would never want to do their job, even the "lowly" task of doing treatments. And I'm insanely grateful for their presence. They assess, recommend...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. get kicked off because of med error
    There's a lot of "after the fact" advice here. You know you made a mistake, you took responsibility for it, and I'm sure your heart dropped to your toes when you realized what happened. If you...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I would absolutely defend myself. Or at least i hope I would. I haven't been in the situation but I go through "scenarios" with my husband (LEO) so I can at least have some idea of how to respond. I...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 2 rn's both bsn, ond nearly NP fin leave bp high
    So you were too busy with your patient to help the float staff but you still managed to take notice of orders for the patient and the nurses actions or perceived lack of actions (and you took the...
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Am I Being Bullied?
    Maybe she just genuinely does not want to do small talk and chit chat with you and you're not getting the message. Learn to enjoy comfortable silence. This is no where near bullying and hopefully...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have some freaky work dreams. I do ECMO and since I started that (year and a half) I have ECMO dreams. My work dreams are very vivid. And some have a creepy "prediction" vibe to them. Once had...
    Jul 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Thanks for the update!!!!
    Jul 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    My major management rule I have for myself is to always chart my first assessments before my next. In ICU that is charting the 2000 stuff by 2130. I've found that if I get that done (which is usually...
    Jun 30, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. ECMO Ethics
    I am an ECMO Specialist in PICU/NICU and I'm a bedside PICU nurse. But my comment is more to nursing ethics in general. If you find that you have a hard time with one area, most likely that's not...
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Why we do this...
    One of the sickest patients I'd ever had brought to me emergently from the floor in the middle of the night. His face, arms and legs were already purple and black from poor perfusion and DIC. He...
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    I am pretty surprised by all the responses. I work in PICU and RT support can make or break a shift. I work with some awesome ones who are a very important part of the team. Kids have special...
    Jun 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. an oldie but goodie
    We used chloral hydrate for a longer acting sedative in Peds. They stopped making it a couple years ago. Man I miss that drug. Didn't need to bolus as much or increase drips. This is a great...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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