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  1. Why Do I Care?
    This happens in a lot of facilities even great ones and great units like the ones I have worked in. I have come to accept it as part of the job. Staying for more than 2 years seems to be the...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Mandated overtime.  What?
    I am not sure who would stay? In a large facility , they may have MANY 15+ call offs, a supervisor isnt going to be able to fill them nor are they capable of for many units. ( I highky doubt any...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Mandated overtime.  What?
    You are scheduled 7a to 7p. 7pm comes and due to call offs, or not enough scheduledd nurses there are not enough nurses. No one wants to stay, no one agreed to come, they are short as it is so...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Patients that fire everyone/demand everything
    Depends on how my other pts are but for q1 hr demands that are not needed and I am busy , I have and will say something lile "many of my patients need things at 6:00, I can't be in 6 rooms at...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. No more phlebotomist in the hospital?!
    OP , I think I understand. I have had 6-7pts no aides. Yeah, IV starts, rt stuff, labs are "basic" and nursing but we get pts with q4 labs. sometimes multiple. now it is yet another task. no...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    wow. back injuries are debilitating. one injury and one's nursing career or any! may be over! wow. some value their ability to provide for themselves and our back. Yeah, complaining won't solve...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    I don't care how fat of thin they are.... Not high and mighty but don't think all thin people are that way by chance either. Once a pt is in a certain weight range, and unable to care for...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What is the worst hardship/story you have ever seen/heard in your nursing career?
    there is so much misery . and so many people who seem and are like monsters.... I am often amazed when I encounter kind people after dealing or seeing some of these lunatics. I think these ...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    heh. i meant to hit quote buy hit like instead..... i started a thread myself on the obese but with a different tone. my back hurts too sometimes. i am female but in your age group....
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Catholic hospitals grow, and with them questions of providing care
    I am not sure what catholic/christian beliefs factor in on the care one can or can not receive in religious affiliated hospitals. Not sure to what extent those beliefs affect modern ...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Do you have 30 minutes for lunch?
    not all the time. med surg . sometimes you can plan all you want but if we are short and constant bed alarms and frequent vitals etc.. with even other nurses pts , then there isn't anyone to watch...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    op, hope you find peace
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. You won't believe.....
    wow, i thnk it is rude and presumptuous to expect a greeting from a stranger. exceptions being work related ( with customers, not coworkers). If people make eye contact or stare i say hello,...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Need a hug
    I never would tell families/pts we are short. Didn't want to worry them and knew it is a no no . Well now on shifts like the ones you describe I refuse to be seen as a bad nurse when we are short...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A few questions about bedside manner.
    If I ever cry in front if someone, the worst thing , Ii think,, would be for it to be acknowledged. Patting my shoulder or trying to hold my hand will increase my anxiety or have me thinking...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Dr said no hope for lpn for me :(
    A typical bedside nurse position is extremily rough on your back, neck etc.... I can't thing of one single coworker who has been a nurse longer than a few years who doesn't have some muscular...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Long term effects of working night shifts
    I work 7pm-730am 3-4 times a week. Day shift is way too hectic. nights can be stressful and busy but it is different than on day shift. i try to keep the same schedule but come on... if i did i...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. I regret forever not going to medical school
    could have, shoukd have, would have.... I see many doctors around my age at work. 80 hra at least at the hospital making peanuts, wasting their youth there... I feel the apposite of envy! I...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    pts think we are working harder when we are standing to chart as opposed to sitting..... so ... just another way society has to appeal to the lowest thinking of us...... last few timea I went to a...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    the day we get treated like professionals is the day I will think we are. this is why I am strongly in the "just a job" camp. I have been to ( either through clinicals or as a visitor) many...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    My last post was filled with sarcasm. I rather have the new md/do if they are seeing me as an out pts/he is already an attending and if inpatient the attending still rounds.
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    If anything Inthink nursing school should focus a lot more on patho and pharmacology. Bed making, fluff nursing theory, WASTE of time. the longer i go as a nurse the more I understand why many...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    Almost anyone can learn to put in ngs, ivs, labs etc. anyone. that is the least of what I bring to a pt. I think of my job and the lives I have saved by assessing pts and reporting ...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    If I wanted to be an no i would have done that or gone into medicine. I don't want to nor do I want to see a PA or NP over a MD or DO for the same reasons posters here prefer nurses rather than MAs...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hospital Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death
    Lower ratios for nurse.. most of the nurses are new and inexperienced Also the doctors are worked to the bone too. An intern cross covering 80pts who are all acutely ill is a recipe for disaster!...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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