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  1. Off going or oncoming responsibility
    We are not allowed to get consents either at my current hospital system here in MI. I am glad. I feel if the physician talked to the pt about having a procedure or blood transfusion it is their...
    12:14 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Rant:How NOT to be a nurse
    If my grandmother ever told me that they "took away her call light because I use it too much" , I would have demanded a house manager (nursing supervisor) immediately. That is abuse. She would have...
    12:05 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. The Agony of Da-Feet
    Do you have a runner's store near you? I went to a runner's store and they had tons of different shoes with many different widths. I finally found Brook's shoes are the best for me. Tons of...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. B52 cocktail
    I wish we could do a B52 cocktail, but our physicians will not do it. It is either haldol or ativan and not both. I have seen some give geodon with good results. I wish they would think about...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?
    I really think I would've loved to be a detective. I love watching the First 48, Law & Order (The original ones). I also think I would've liked being a Medical Examiner. I really like trying to...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I feel like giving up
    I would try a different area of nursing before you just give up being a nurse. Nursing home nursing isn't for everyone. There are so many areas. Look and see if you can get in to a pre/post op...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Whooping cough redux; your story?
    I agree. A co worker of mine is skipping some vaccines for her infant until she "researches" them some more. Why, you ask? Because her kid isn't in day care so some aren't necessary. OK. Her...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. VA problems are in most hospitals
    This exactly. I have an aunt who worked for the VA in Ann Arbor,Mi. They are always in need of physicians. Too many patients and not enough physicians. Same as the standard medical system. Unless...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Nurse Decision-Making Study in IVF/REI/Wm's Hlth
    Sorry I can't help you. I have been a patient, but have never worked in this area.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What can you tolerate the least?
    I also have a hard time with patients who are in terrible need of mouth care. GROSS!!! Some of the stuff I have pulled out of some mouths has been enough to make me vomit.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The beauty of nursing : midweek camping, hiking, boating, skiing, no crowds!
    I love it. Can go shopping without battling everyone, can go places and it is not super crowded with everyone and their third cousin twice removed LOL
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    Those surveys have absolutely NOTHING to do with quality of care. I refuse to fill them out when I get them. If I have a complaint I know who to go to. I have only done this twice. Once in...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What can you tolerate the least?
    Oh and I got dizzy one time when assisting putting in an EVD in the neuro ICU. Having to hold the head still when they are drilling and you only gave the pt fentanyl and versed. Yuck. I assisted...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What can you tolerate the least?
    Anything with eyes (no problem giving eye drops), can't stand the thought of eye surgery, the eye injuries. Sputum still grosses me out, but not as bad as it used to. GI bleed poop, vomit gross. ...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Well done! Nothing happened
    One past manager wrote an essay titled "What if Florence was Lawrnece?"
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Assumptions
    If I got mad every time a patient thought I was an aid/tech, then I would be miserable. I am 34 but look younger. I have patients often ask me how old I am or how long I have been a nurse. When I...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. rant
    I just can't watch him. I truly think that he has no place on TV, as well as that show "The Doctors".
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. BCG (Tuberculosis) Vaccine
    I have worked with nurses from China, the Phillipines, and India who have all had the BCG vaccine. They are the only people I have ever known to have it.
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a cashier/stock person/ floral clerk at Kroger. Then I was a CNA for a short time in a nursing home. Then I was a nurse extern.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NOC nurses need sleep too!!!
    Say no to her. Tell your husband to man up and say no to his sister about watching her kid for a MD appointment.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Days or Nights with kids?
    I personally think nights work best. I did days and was miserable (probably because I am not a morning person.). I have ample family help. I have used paid child care, but it didn't work out well...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Who's the Best TV Nurse? - allnurses in the news
    My son likes Doc McStuffins. I love Hallie.
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Scrub the Hub
    I know there are probably times where I have forgotten to scrub the hub in an emergent situation. Being a rapid response nurse we are often in emergent situations, and I always try to make sure I at...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. an oldie but goodie
    I just mixed my own levophed drip last week for a code. When I worked in the neuro ICU we frequently mixed our own neosynepherine drips and magnesium sulfate IVPB's.
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Dark Side of Working Nights
    We get a 7% shift differential, and on weekends we also get $2 more per hour.
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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