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  1. Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU
    Just what I was thinking. Also InspiredbyNavy, as a nurse you will have to tune in not ignore. Pay attention to detail and gather all the information you can get before you make a decision. In my...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    After careful consideration I've decided to reply to the OP. I can careless what anyone else think of MY OPINIONS. I work at a very large Magnet/teaching Hospital. Upon my hiring over 4 years ago...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    I thought the same thing. Then I started liking comments for some reason.
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Shocked by facial piercings at work
    SMH.. Lol. I'd have probably Googled this before asking.
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. RNs pulling pleural chest tubes
    In our ICU we pull mediastinal and pleural chest tubes. They teach us while orienting in the unit. Only difference is that if we have mediastinal and pleurals, we are to pull the mediastinal chest...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?
    I make sure I take my 1 hour lunch break every workday. In 3 yrs this happened less than 10 times I know for sure. When I take lunch I LEAVE THE UNIT. Play games on my phone, call friends, browse...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    SMH & LOL
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    LOl. I typed the "off" next to the colon Mon: off and it made smileys :facepalm:
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    I don't even like working 3 days in a row...lol. I know a Nurse Practitioner who will work 6-7 days in a row just to have more consecutive days off in which she does in conjunction with her vacation...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    I looked a little side eye at this too. The correct spelling of the President's name is Obama. Also the correct term for it is The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "Obama care" was...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    I will say this. Where I work we are praised for being PATIENT and SAFETY ADVOCATES! Nurses are encouraged to voice our opinions as individuals and as part of our NURSING INSTITUTE. I also find...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Fired for expressing concerns about patient safety and care!
    I am sorry that happened to you. I am very curious to know what that hospital listed as the job description and about the work hours when they advertised that position you applied to. Next time...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. EKG or Rhythm Strips
    We have the option to print a rhythm strip but I don't like them. I prefer to print a the page so that I can see all 12 leads and I can measure my intervals on the monitor and have them printed on...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Is this the norm or unfair?  thoughts and opinions needed!!
    my name isn't bob and i am not a male nurse. lol this scenario had nothing to do with anyone's ability to lift. our job requirements is to lift, push, pull 50 lbs regardless of age, gender and size....
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Difficult patients?
    I don't feel that I come to work to get "strokes" from my patients. I can careless if they compliment me, praise me or not. When I say I take pride, I meant that I enjoy that I can come to work to...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Shift assessment... really?
    Cardiac ICU with 2.5yrs experience out of nursing school: I do a head to toe every patient every shift. I look at med drips, every line in and out. Check my piggyback infusion make sure bag is...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Difficult patients?
    Nothing that I am dealing with personally. I was off work for 2 months due to surgery. I was eager and could not wait to return to work. Live in a nice quiet neighborhood by myself. No kids, no...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Difficult patients?
    I've come to the conclusion that I may not know how to adequately deal with what I call difficult patients. Setting: ICU with 2 patient load. I had a 71 y/o woman who was A+Ox3 that complained...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Student Nurse Tech in CCU?
    You are a student. I say find the one that you think is most challenging and go for it. You are a student expected to learn. They will teach you skills. You are not allowed to do certain things...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. low urine output high bnp
    Sad that you work for a place where nothing you say matters and you have to perform without rationale. Really sad.
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Albumin/fluids and svr
    We give albumin as an VOLUME EXPANDER so if pt is hypoalbuminaemic & hypovolemic, meaning hypotension, SVR within norm limits, low urine output then Albumin would help. When someone has an low SVR...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital or Metro for new grads?
    I was a week away from testing on my NCLEX before my interview. They had extended me the job offer as a Nurse Associate (lower starting salary) in which I accepted but still had to wait until the...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital or Metro for new grads?
    There are A LOT of ADN RN's in the ICU's. I will say it is more competitive becasue BSN RN's help maintain magnet status. I will say that you can sell yourself by presentation during the interview,...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  24. Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital or Metro for new grads?
    Unheard of?? I did an ICU rotation (critical care) during my BSN program. Most ADN/BSN INCLUDE internships during the last semester. I did my internship/practicum on a medsurg transplant unit. ...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  25. Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital or Metro for new grads?
    I was a new BSN grad and I was hired into the CVICU at CCF. I had no connections. Matter of fact I worked for UH. I posted my resume online at CCF website, a week later I had an interview with 2...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing


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