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  1. Nursing Nightmares
    My nightmares include warehouse-like units (complete with improvised and dirty furniture and linens), multi-floor or multi-building patient assignments (patient 1 in building 1, patient 2 in building...
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Doctors not talking to nurses
    While not really related to the shared "project", one thing that really irritates me is the docs who walk down the hallway, and completely ignore me when I say a friendly hello (no hello, no smile,...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Why not the executives themselves? Make them earn their big bucks. And if they think it's such a trifling job that won't take away from patient care, then it shouldn't interfere with their executing...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    "...Assistant Vice Chancellor John Howser, said: "All decisions... are being made in a patient-centric manner ..."" If this is what "patient-centric" means (to give nurses extra work without...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What do you do when Work calls on your day off?
    I don't mind if they call to ask during my waking hours - sometimes I'll answer and say "no I have plans/appointments/etc", other times I don't answer. I DO mind when they call in the middle of my...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Help! At my wit's end with reconstituting a med
    This is what I was going to recommend.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    I became a second career nurse in my late 30s after being in science research. I was able to quit my old job to work on pre-req's exclusively (I had to take five 3-ish-credit courses) - prereqs took...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Dangerous patients
    How are demented and/or delirious people strangling others comparable to patients with long toenails, possible buns in the oven, or mild fevers? Should the LTC staff just let this resident rampage...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no more!
    In response to talk of burning bridges, I'd say that there wasn't really a bridge to begin with, based on the OP, and thus no reason to worry about burning said bridge. How can you get good...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Just finished first year... asked to redo orientation
    When I corrected some nutritional deficiencies I was having, my energy increased and brain fogginess decreased. Might be worth looking into some physical as well as mental health causes.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    The original post makes me wonder about more than hand hygiene - if someone has to make two visits to 68 residents in 8 hrs, that's an average of 3.5minutes per visit - what does one reasonably...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    ("it" being foam/alcohol) I'd be interested in a link to studies to support this idea that alcohol is statistically easier on the hands. When I went to my employee health center for red, dry...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Can u sit for NCLEX after grad. from U of Phoenix LVN to BSN
    Unfortunately I don't know the answer to your question, but in thinking about my own negative experiences with the bureaucracies of UofP, I would encourage you to get something in writing, directly...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  14. Useless Hospital Committees
    Seems like pt care and safety would improve if the resources put into committees were instead put into an extra nurse each shift. Most of the RNs I know and work with would love to be able to be able...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often!
    Bacteria grow easily on plastics (e.g., there are studies of bacteria in offices, and the plastic keyboards are loaded with microbes). There are however microbe-resistant plastics, and there's a...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often!
    Did anyone mention the privacy curtains yet? Not sure how often those get cleaned, and I frequently see those being handled after patient contact, before hand washing.
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills
    As an introverted nurse who's career counselor told her not to go into such a public career as nursing, I can relate to many of the comments here. One thing I tell myself when sometimes wishing I...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Jon Stewart Puzzled Why Combat Medics Can't Apply for Nursing Jobs
    Makes as much sense as the current situation: some health insurance bureaucrat making my health care decisions.
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. A Guide to Nursing Specialties
    This diagram seems like a good draft, but I'm supsicious of anything that uses wikipedia as a reference. Also, I dislike the use of a christian symbol for hospice nurse, since we're nurses for all...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. Day Vs. Night Ratio?
    We have 6 patients days and nights, but I think it should be 4-5 max on days and 5-6max on nights. For us, there are things day shift has to deal with that night shift does not typically deal with:...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. The Disrespect Of Nurses
    I had a patient get in my face and yell at me about the fact that his room did not have an in-room shower (the shower for his room was down the hall about 20ft). He stated that staff in the ED...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    "Face to face, over the phone, or SBARR... our reports will always be seen as inadequate, our care will always be seen as not enough by the floor nurses. " I disagree. On our medicine floor,...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    When I signed on for my current genl med unit in NC, I was told the day shift ratio is generally 5:1 and occasionally goes to 6:1. However, I've discovered that 6:1 is the more common ratio during...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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