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  1. How long does the "new nurse anxiety" usually last?
    You mean it ends? I'm kidding... I have been off orientation a year next month and somewhere about 6 months ago it started to get a lot easier. I am a new grad in the ICU and I think it depends,...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. New Grad RN - ICU
    I started as a new grad in a Level I Trauma ICU last November. My 20 weeks on orientation flew by and I can't believe it's almost a year since I started. Things that I studied: 1. Vent...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Sedation in ICU... your opinions/ experiences?
    I had a pt over the weekend who was nasally intubated after a radical neck surgery. ENT wanted him pretty snowed but that was easier said than done. First night I had him we were up to 150mcg of Fent...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. How to promote tolerance and support teamwork,
    We had a conversation about this the other day at work. One of the nurses I personally look up to reccomended When Nurses Hurt Nurses: Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega, PhD,...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How to say no when someone asks for your stethoscope?
    I had a preceptor who had a stethescope with earpieces so worn down and uncomfortable I could barely stand using it the one time she loaned it to me. I told her they sell replacements and she said,...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patients that made you go "How are you even alive?!"
    I had two patients like that two nights in a row... The first was a 500lb+ COPD patient who had severe undiagnosed sleep apnea. He would doze off and his SAT would drop to 27%. I would wake him up...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Stupid things that nurses say
    The other night it was the end of my shift (6 AM) and it seemed like the shift would never end. I grabbed an NA to help me turn my patient who was requesting to be repositioned. He also happened to...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. The Mockery of Nursing
    I would like to expand the drinking game to include the word "fomite" or any derivative thereof, in addition to the aforementioned "mean." We seem to be saying fomite more now. BTW, u r all a...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. The Mockery of Nursing
    Of course! Fomite fashion does not discriminate. Whether your overweight or underweight, over tall or undertall - we cover it ALL in fomites. Speaking of which, two patients last night: one with...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. The Mockery of Nursing
    On an unrelated note, I want to petition to change the posters encouraging visitors to wash their hands from the ones with the creepy little happy germs to ones that say things like: "Please, mind...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. The Mockery of Nursing
    Which, ironically, ties right back in to the drinking in your scrubs off shoot. Just sayin....
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. The Mockery of Nursing
    I think it's time to learn. This is a gold mine! You should pitch it on that show with the investors. Could you imagine their faces when you tell them the color with the most promise is liver failure...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. The Mockery of Nursing
    I want Fomite Factory scrubs WITH built in suspenders! I want one pair in tube feed tan, one in isolation gown blue, one in suctioned trach green and one in coffee ground brown. I think that should...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. The Mockery of Nursing
    Shots cuz wooh is mean!
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. The Mockery of Nursing
    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: that is all.
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. The Mockery of Nursing
    Sorry, this whole conversation reminds me of SCRUBS and Dr. Acula :rotfl:.
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. The Mockery of Nursing
    I take it back! I take it back! No vampire smiley. Now I need a running scared smiley. :sniff: But, yes um...just like that. Actually, it looks a lot like some of the nurses I work with :uhoh21:.
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. The Mockery of Nursing
    Don't mess with Leslie. I have a feeling she's one of them there biter nurses :nono:. (I wanted a vampire smiley but we don't have one lol.)
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. New Nurses Precepting Students/New Hires?
    I work at a teaching hospital and am in an ICU preceptorship program. One of the things they take a lot of pride in is the fact that the majority of their preceptors have been there 2 years or under....
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. The Mockery of Nursing
    Franny, That's awesome. :bow:
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. The Mockery of Nursing
    Cone of silence? I WANT one. It's my DREEAAAAAAM to have a cone of silence and to be a nurse. All I have is this blanket that I wrap myself in completely and then lie really, really still and hope my...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The Mockery of Nursing
    Medicine? What that? I can't write a paper about medicine. I can only right about "nursey" things. My specialities include: why nurses eat (and bite) their young, why being a new grad now is SOOOO...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. The Mockery of Nursing
    Oh yes and I can write a research paper like nobody's business. Why, just the other day I was in the ICU and my patient asked me for a 14 page research paper on the importance of critical thinking...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. The Mockery of Nursing
    Muahahahaha :rotfl:. 2 funny! (runs and hides from biter nurses)
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. The Mockery of Nursing
    Do-over, don't u no my generation is entitled to not use hole words. i mean really, b happy when we say plz at all.
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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