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  1. the dreaded needle stick....
    I work in the OR. It happens, especially in an environment like ours. We deal with sharps and such that there are no safety features for as it would defeat the purpose of the instrument/device....
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Charting in patient rooms
    I chart in my patient's room and am provided a chair/stool (generally). Generally, my patients are under general anesthesia though, so it's somewhat less of an issue what their perceptions are. On...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    When I worked on the stepdown/med/surg potpurri of various patients I used to work on, I never refused to medicate patients because I felt they must not be in pain (my personal feelings have no place...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Need some positive insight about interview
    I think you should go to the interview, be prepared, and be yourself. It's a reality that too many new nurses can be dangerous, there has to be some balance. I would imagine the manager of the 2nd...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. So glad I'm not the only one!
    Nursing is hard. The first year in any role as a nurse is rough. There is so much to know - and it's impossible to know it the second you're on your own. I've worked on units that were...
    Nov 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. will HR shot me down for no WV license?
    It shouldn't. I lived on the other end of WV, in KY. I was licensed in OH and KY at the time, I was offered a position at a WV hospital. I simply had to have my temporary endorsement permit prior to...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. How to handle a verbally abusive MD
    I have really nothing else to add, except that maybe it's time to begin looking for a new job (even to get to start PRN or part time, that way your have your foot in the door somewhere else, just in...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. IV catheter changes..
    It's funny you mention the foley thing. Most of the nurses I work with check the balloon. Almost exclusively because it's a giant PITA for there to be balloon problems with a foley if we're doing a...
    Nov 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    Working in the OR, I can call residents (surgery and anesthesia) by first names almost all the time. Only when interviewing patients/family do I add their titles. I could call most of the attendings...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    It's not always about saying no when the phone rings. I've worked more overtime since I went to the OR than I care to admit. Very little of that time was from times I was on call (except the time I...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Nail polish and wraps
    Our facility has a specialized policy for the OR. In fact the surgical services infection control policy is something like over 70 pages with something like 50 pages just about the OR. It's a...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. When to leave Med-surg?
    When I graduated, I took the first job I found. Huge mistake. I was at that job for 4 months and all I accomplished was learning what I didn't want to become. I was working in a private hospital,...
    Nov 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. HIPAA violation
    I would have no problem giving bedside report in private rooms. I would ask the patient if we have permission to discuss their admission/give report while family/etc are present. If the patient...
    Nov 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. Tips on the job hunt...What I've learned
    I would agree that you may have to be open to moving. I am now several hundred miles from where I went to college. I would argue that in areas with many nursing schools - where each school sends...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Best Tennis Shoes
    I have had custom orthotics because of flat feet in the past (and really should get a new pair...but that's another story). I wear clogs some days at work (Dansko XP line), but more commonly I...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Am I crazy? Or should we go for it?
    You will never know until you try. You might not even have to "look" for permanent work - some of my coworkers came to our current employer as travelers and simply never left/were asked to stay...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. Need clarification
    You could apply for a non-compact license in a compact state and then change your address if your move into that state to be eligible for compact privileges. You can't have a compact license without...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Another "Is it still worth it" question from a freshman at a school with a nursing program
    It depends on what you want in your career and for yourself. Its a personal question and you have to make your own decision and come to terms with it. I have had four jobs in healthcare, three as an...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Freaking out
    I'm not a traveler. But I was 22 when I moved from suburban Ohio to rural Kentucky (Appalachia) - not super far but whoa things are different. I drove from my then residence (KY) to Washington, DC...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Behind $1.2T student debt crisis-scam by education predators;Corinthian College shut
    Holy crap. And I thought I had a "lot" of student debt from a 4 year BSN program in a program ranked one of the best (top 5ish when enrollment/matriculation and NCLEX pass rates were concerned) in...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Is there a line floating?
    Ah. How I don't miss the floor. :) I worked neuro stepdown with med/surg and tele patients thrown in (they had this bright idea to do neurosciences care and have everyone not ICU status on the...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    Take some deep breaths, review some extra material, and keep at it. Learning anything is a process and you will get there, it takes time. You don't come out of school with the clinical judgment of...
    Aug 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    This. I highly doubt this is the first time the virus has been brought to the US (I would bet money that the CDC and/or companies working on a vaccine have been studying the virus using, I don't...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Scrubs for a very curvy girl--I NEED help!
    Another option for cheaper - try and see if there is a second hand uniform store in your area. Might be worth checking out to see if there is a collection of scrubs to try on. They may have many...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Bonus! Tomorrow is a scheduled day off! And I am not on call this weekend! Yay me! ;) Though, some of the stories from nights and full moons are still some of the most entertaining stories I...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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