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  1. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    "My cervix ruptured." Not pregnant or anything. This same CNA came back from lunch one day suddenly blind. She could put the code in to get in the door, but then was "feeling her way" around the...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. tattoos/piercings
    My old job strictly forbade any visible tattoos or piercings. At my current job, technically we're not allowed to have any visible tattoos of piercings, but when I saw a coworker rocking her nose...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Respect your bladder
    I have a very shy bladder, and it takes me FOREVER to pee at work. Even when there's no one else in the bathroom. Some days I'd just as soon put a foley in and strap on a leg bag.
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    One of the benefits of working in home health is you don't spend a great amount of time around your coworkers, so there's not too much opportunity to get on each others' nerves. I also happen to...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Are you a victim?
    I don't know that I necessarily had a handle on time management, I just plowed ahead with my to do list until it was done. I worked day shifts and night shifts, and when I would work nights I would...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Are you a victim?
    Let me tell you, it wasn't easy. It was miserable. I didn't sleep or clean my apartment for two years. But, nobody volunteered to pay the bills for me while I went to school. I had no support...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Patients afraid of needles...
    I once started an IV on a gentleman with sleeves, metal in various parts of his face, and a Prince Albert piercing. Cried giant crocodile tears. I was baffled.
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Are you a victim?
    I got through nursing school, and did well, while working 60+ hours a week, by taking responsibility for my own education. I had a couple of ridiculous, nasty teachers too. You get out of the...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. BE CAREFUL on social networks
    My sister is a social worker, and I'm dumbfounded by some of the things she has posted on fb about her job. Things like "my boss is an idiot," and "my client is a PIA." How she has managed to avoid...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Judgement does not equate a Nurse's judgement
    Amen. Every human being deserves compassion and competant care, simply because they're human.
    May 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I ignored my instincts...
    That's ridiculous. What a bunch of children. And I'm exactly the same way...competant and confident at work, with nearly crippling social anxiety. Weird, huh?
    May 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Mental Health Awareness Month
    Such an important issue to me. I have major depressive disorder and PTSD, and I work SO hard to be successful. I've been hospitalized 7 times, and in almost every inpatient setting I've been in,...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    I don't let anyone talk to me that way, doctor or not. Because I do home health, I never actually see the doctors, just talk to them by phone, and there have been numerous times that I've said,...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Cna's gone wild!!
    I never could figure out how to deal with the aides. And I was an aide before I was a nurse. I treated them with respect, but was direct with my expectations and addressed it quickly when those...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. comfort care?
    Clearly your MDS person is nuts. Comfort care is exactly what it sounds like.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. OMG Say it correctly!
    HIPPA instead of HIPAA. And those people are always the ones who claim to know the most about it.
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Home Health-The good, The bad, and I'm getting out.
    Boy howdy, do posts like this make me thankful to work for such an awesome agency. Reasonable patient loads, respect for personal boundaries, support and communication from the boss, good pay and...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    I hate to say it, but I'm SO glad I don't have to deal with CNA's anymore. A good one is worth their weight in gold, but unfortunately the lazy, negative, whiners outnumber them. And management...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Perspective: Depression from One Side of the Bed to the Other
    I've had six psychiatric hospitalizations for depression. I live in a small town, so it's never a secret when I go in. I'm pretty open about it, partly because everyone knows about it anyway, but...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    I didn't correct a friend who told me she had trigeminal neuralgia in her hip. It about killed me not to tell her that was anatomically impossible.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. 1st Psych Nursing Job starts Monday, any advice?
    Be compassionate. Too many psych nurses act like their patients are a bother to them. Remember that if they're in that type of facility, they're hurting.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Advice for taking care of an Alzheimer's patient.
    I completely agree that she's going to fall. If someone followed me into the bathroom, I wouldn't be real cooperative either. Sugar. Give her sugar. Food usually works, and they like sweets. ...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. When a patient commits suicide...
    Found out today that a patient committed suicide. How exactly am I supposed to deal with this? I've been completely preoccupied with it all day.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. audible brachial pulse
    It may not mean anything. Some people just have strong pulses.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. What will be your New Year resolution?
    To stay out of the hospital! (As a patient.)
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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