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  1. Broken Hearted.  AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth
    Nicely written I can tell Dentistry may not be the next career path for you but have you thought of a writing career?
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Blue Urine
    I have seen foley cath tubing and drainage bags stain blue. Asked many docs and only one had a semi-decent answer, "maybe it's a bacterial growth?" I have always wondered if there was really...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    While taking a break from my real job I worked at Panera Bread, when a customer asked to try the soup I was corrected for telling my coworker to "give them a specimine" I also called the soup pans,...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How do you get a very combative patient to take a shower
    Oh God Syringe feeding....I almost forgot! My staff was freaking out when they did away with this practice (torture) so I had each staff member feed each other this way with water and applesauce...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. How do you get a very combative patient to take a shower
    This is NOT a suggestion. (see how I said that first?)...Nor justification, but..... in the old days (when Posey vests and Geri-chairs were the norm) the aides and I (five of us) would guide the...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Starting a new Caduceus Meeting
    Well I achieved the (secret off the books) Caduceus meeting getting off the ground. We have had a turn out of from 3-6 for the once monthly meeting, 3 months now. I consider this a success! Thanks...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. You know you've been a nurse for too long when..........
    ~Watch a C-section (live) and talk about having just had tomato soup for lunch, without feeling the least bit queasy. ~Strain slimy green stool for gall stones and chew skittles ~Ask the Dr. "what...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Shocking story of the day
    love the avatar where'd ya get that one? When I was in nursing school back in the late 80's I had to give a postpartum patient an injection and drew up the med with a sharp that I first...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Starting a new Caduceus Meeting
    Thank you for your swift reply. I will investigate further. thanks too for the links. Sorry I posted this question in two places. peace Marie
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Starting a new Caduceus Meeting
    Does anyone have information on starting a Caduceus AA meeting? Are there any guidelines for Michigan or is it (as I think) a closed AA meeting for Medical Professionals? Does H.P.R.P. have any...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Violation of the Traditions?
    Does anyone have information on starting a Caduceus AA meeting? Are there any guidelines for Michigan or is it (as I think) a closed AA meeting for Medical Professionals? Does H.P.R.P. have any...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. salary advise
    I am starting to feel like this is messed up. I never heard from the company as told I would on wed. now I am here in the office, reported as asked at 12pm. The owner (who is the one to make the...
    Sep 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. salary advise
    well I have been offered Director of Nursing Private Duty side, await the salary offer. I looked up the title on "PayScale Salary Reports" website and find a range from $57,716 through $88,040 I am...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear
    I hate it when my husband expects me to diagnose his aches and pains... like you said I don't have x-ray eyes! question: my husband heard some where that when your tonails grow real fast it means...
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear
    I push the soap box back to you..... I agree, the most rewarding memory of my career is a patient for whom I did nothing technical, just was her friend and showed her some love. For that she was...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. salary advise
    well I initally calculated $33/hr x 40 hr x 52 weeks and came up with around 68-69,000/year, mentioned thet figure to the owner..... thought about it some more and went back with a figure based on...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. salary advise
    help I have to have an answer before 3pm TODAY I am new hire at a home care agency and will have my own desk and puter will be doing tb/hep testing program for staff inservices QA charts...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Alternative ideas for RN work with felony DUI conviction
    I have the Michigan restriction of 10 years no work in "long term care" which includes group homes, ECF atc... all thats left are hospitals and dr offices... none of which want to see a felony of any...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. Silly Question About AA
    Please just give the local program a chance, I wish I had stayed in the program even for one more day, I might have made different decisions. Raed my posts from earlier in my trouble, I will try to...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Remember the Geri-Chair?
    your welcome..... sometimes I think I could write a book of all the funny/sad/touching things that have happened in my career I don't think "real people" have these kinds of experiences, I...
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Remember the Geri-Chair?
    I remember Lester one of those pt's you just have to love, he too was confused but pleasant and friendly. Often silly, one time he tied his SP cath to the side rail and put rubber gloves on both...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. She is sleeping with a patient.............
    mind your own business. you have no idea how LONG it takes for the BON to clear up something. let her sink herself if in fact thats what is going to happen. inho
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hi, MS here and I AM an Alcoholic
    I can't tell you how bad I feel. I am going to jail in 12 days for a third DUI which in my state is a felony. I am sentanced to 30 days but it will prob. be less I am told. My job can't be held...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. consequences
    I wonder if your originalyy from Michigan? I checked your profile and see you list Mass. but your nic made me ask!
    May 1, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. consequences
    I have 2 sponsors. The first one I picked was based on her serenity, a very spiritual woman with 27 years sober. I asked my second sponsor because she is a big-book-thumper and I could tell by the...
    May 1, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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