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  1. What nursing field do you think is easiest and hardest?
    The floats I work with tell me that endo, psych, and mother-baby is the easiest. Med-surg is the hardest (due to the many different needs of this patient population). This is coming from the 4 float...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    This is not humor, these are our stories of real life. It is the compassion we have to stay in a field of work where this kind of stuff happens.
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Do you feel society is in denial about the nursing field?
    I worked in el paso for 3 years- plenty of jobs.
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Why am I now the enemy?
    It does suck to get an admit that has been down in the ED with feces crusted on their skin, urine dripping down their legs who have been in the ED for over 12 hours. The patient I got last week was...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How do I get a new job after being fired?
    I got out late on mothers day and missed 30 minutes with my son before he went to bed because the oncoming shift nurse was late. It isn't fair to your co-workers to pay for your tardiness. This...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. When do I contact the BON?
    I was told 10 days after you have your name legally changed. I have been married 10 years and never had it changed- too much of a hassle.
    May 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. MD orders no external monitor on Pt w/ preterm contractions
    In a case where mom with preterm contractions, md gave phone order to not continue monitoring because pt was stable. However through the night mom ended up losing baby. Despite an order- for which...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Discharge presentation for a 12-month old
    A discharge presentation is your assessment of the patient, risk factors and plan of care. Everything you plan to do for this family so that they don't return back to the hospital. It is your entire...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Discharge presentation for a 12-month old
    You said mom breastfed until she became ill. Is mom still sick? Is mom healthy? Look into ways to help mom with primary care. Dad, he smokes, and you may not get him to stop. You can always suggest...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. A patient's experience with RUDE nursing staff.. Should this be reported?
    Since this bothered your friend and it clearly made her feel uncomfortable, then yes she should report it to the office manager.
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I feel so bad.
    I don't see why you would give a two week notice while on orientation. I would think it would be a waste of the facilities money to keep you on and train you for 2 weeks just to have you leave. It...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Local anesthetic lasts for 3 days
    Interesting. When I get patients that return from surgery, say a lap hernia repair, they will inject a local at the site. Even with the local, the pain is usually deeper, and the local dosen't seem...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. questions for L&D nurses from a pregnant nurse :)
    I had a baby 8 months ago. I had a birthplan, but the birth had a plan of it's own. I understand wanting to plan your experience, I had this amazing plan. I had to learn to let go of my nature to...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. can they say I was terminated?
    I worked HR and all we were allowed to ask is dates employed and if they were eligible for rehire.
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No boundaries with staff
    What is it that the staff complains about? Have them form a committee to develop a plan for change within their practice with your support. We wanted the CNA staff to give better reporting to...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I almost had an unnecessary procedure performed
    Wow! That is really awful. I would have been ******. Reminds me of picking up my prescription from the pharmacy and everything on the bottle was right except that I knew I was not prescribed...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Methotrexate in an OB setting
    Not just any gown and gloves, we use NIOSH recommended gown and gloves and proper chemotherapy disposal buckets. Our facility requires you to be chemo certified to give it. The previous facility I...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. If you could meet an AN member who would it be?
    Oh and chin up toooooo!
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If you could meet an AN member who would it be?
    I really like esme, ruby vee of course and linearthinker, canesdukegirl, elvish- and everyone else who has kindly taken the time to help me. I am very grateful. And canesdukegirl? Sorry if I got the...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Central Lines and EZ IO needs
    Okay I guess if you got an entire magazine to change it's ways avoid the dont's then don't do it :) Personally I like them and just because I see it dosent mean I will insert an iv into the finger...
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's the worse thing you have seen?
    That is going to make me cry.
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New RN - Wants to know when to wake up the doc
    It is too bad that we have to feel this way when calling an MD. I called one the other day for a comfort care patient who had a fever. He said "is the tylenol for you or for the patient." I said "I...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Central Lines and EZ IO needs
    I just went through a class of IV teaching and what really made things interesting was seeing pictures of IV's infiltrated, inserted incorrectly, without caps, phlebitis, ect. I couldn't believe some...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Please help me understand
    I lost my mom 2 years ago- I was heartbroken. Since I had my baby (7months ago), the thought of death consumes me at times. I wonder what will happen to my son, what happens to me, what if I am...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  25. how old is to old for medsurge
    I am 31 and I feel like it really keeps me fit working med/surg. I lost almost all of the baby weight just working alone- and caring for a LO. The nurses I work with range from 20's-60's Day...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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