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  1. Vent:  suspended for not charting on time
    Ok, I understand the topic of this thread has been focused on blame, accountability and the appropriateness of the subsequent disciplinary action that followed. My immediate reaction to the...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer?
    Where you put it.
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Just when you thought you'd heard it all
    I'm pretty sure that's on back order.
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Thinking about outpt onco/infusion, thoughts?
    Depending on your personality, the positives may look like negatives (and the negatives positives.) So here goes... POSITIVES: • you get to know your patients well and you will be able to pick...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Making Reservations for the ER
    It seems to me that if one has the time/physical capacity/mental capacity to get online or call for a reservation for the EMERGENCY room, one may want to consider the possibility that his/her ailment...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Morphine vial dose...HELPP!!!!!
    The question of varying dose availabilities is not important from what I read of your situation. You should be asking yourself "why did I give a drug without checking the strength/ml on the vial?" ...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Oncology Drug shortage
    Call me crazy, but I think it's all a matter of money. We have had issues (on and off) getting IV: B12 Magnesium Decadron Leucovorin Cisplatin 5-FU and most recently, Taxol (probably THE...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Look! It's a bird...it's a plane....oh, wait, it's just a high horse...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "sure, I can run your chemo in wide open so you can get to your important appointment...I didn't realize your appointment involved a ride to the ER via EMS. How silly of me. "
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. What is the one piece of advice you wish you could tell yourself as a nursing student
    Take any and every opportunity that presents itself (and seek new ones) to perform skills that you have "learned." If you practice as a student, you have one less worry when you start your first...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Failed NCLEX 5 times
    My immediate reaction is this... NCLEX is based completely on the "perfect world" version of nursing. Is it possible that your experience as an LPN is causing you to answer the questions in the...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. What HAVE you said to patients???
    When my Baker Act patient (accidental OD) asked why He couldn't have the wall clock in his room, I said "they are afraid you'll be in here killing time" before thinking. I thought the sitter was...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    The only thing stopping me from ripping off your arm ( which is very firmly gripping by boob at the moment) and using it to knock the silly grin off of your face, is the fact that I have one hand...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    I had one similar to this: "U/S DVT to r/o LLE" I'm no doc, but I don't need an US to r/o LLE. And if a LLE is ruled out, so is a LLE DVT...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Question, about HIPPA
    I'm not sure about the rules with HIPPA, but the boundaries set by HIPAA may have been overstepped. Sorry, I had a rough night shift...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. "I'm A Good Nurse" Syndrome
    I've come to accept the reality that not everyone (well, anyone) can be perfect like me. Don't bother trying, it just makes you look silly.
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are you insulted????
    It's not insulting. If it were, nurses would be insulted by everyone but other nurses. And from what I've seen, many nurses can't seem to get along with each other. I notice some people can turn...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Death is just a little too close...
    I can remember being obsessed with this fear that I had of death and dying for most of my childhood and teenage years. I dwelled on all of the potential (negative) possibilities that my imagination...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ANGRY...venting
    I could give you a textbook sized list of BS justifications for why your facility is right or wrong, but who would I be kidding anyway? I'd be lying if I told you I wouldn't be just as angry in the...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ex-Nurse Guilty of Aiding Suicides Online
    Wasn't that a law & order episode? :rolleyes:
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. WI school nurses to distribute anti-aborition group's pamphlets to students?
    To Kooky Korky, "Correct me if I'm wrong saying that a teacher is still entitiled to a little free speech on duty." Even if I felt entitled to express my personal thoughts, as a teacher I'd...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. WI school nurses to distribute anti-aborition group's pamphlets to students?
    "...comprehensive, medically accurate, unbiased and age-appropriate information..." I would be ok with information about all of the available options/approaches to dealing with teens' questions...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. You know the untouched left over food items on pt trays>
    It does in my hospital. Probably not just in isolation rooms, either. Funny, I can never seem to get a room cleaned when it's desperately needed, yet I had a patient recently who went for dialysis...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Renal  Unit
    We have a lot of HDY and PDY patients. We don't get much more of a warning than "we're on our way down the hall" when they take pts. to ADU. We recently started using an SBAR sheet and the ADU...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why are patients...?
    Why can you only ask for........one........thing..........at..........a...........time..........?????? When I say "Is there anything else I can do for you right now?":) You say "Nausea...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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