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  1. Click here if you need a laugh
    What ever works for payback.....:up:
    Feb 21
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. I fainted today in OR:(
    don't worry about the OR they see that more than you know. I wonder if once you start to do dressings your self if you handle it just fine. Do you have any warning you are going to faint, if so pre...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Will I get in trouble with the State Board of Nursing
    Yes, they acted a bit overboard. More helpful would have been a nice note asking you to use X product on his lips instead of the TAO.
    Feb 20
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Regarding chronic tardiness
    I tease my co-worker for being late and we can laugh about it. She tries to be on time and she has even shared that she was up on time and then started puttering in the house and one thing led to...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "Emergencies" in the school
    I got a call from school one day and the secretary was like "your son had an accident" I am like is he ok, does he need emergency care? It was like pulling teeth from a cat to get correct info...
    Feb 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Death of a student
    take care of your self and give out hugs and tissues liberally to all.....it will be a rough week and will be thinking of you.
    Feb 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. The "B" word.  Again!
    I have managed to not work in one of our blizzards so far, my luck has run out and am working tomorrow. It has been brutal.....but at the same time fun. The boys have shoveled the roof off and then...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you share the Nebulizer units (machines)?
    Each resident has their own....when they are finished with it, it gets returned to company. Neb txs are all at the same time so that would be very inconvenient if I had to wait for A bed to finish...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. When Is OUR Parade?
    Yes to all the posts.....I worked Wednesday and I held a lady's hand and comforted her family as she was dying. I had taken care of this precious lady before her cancer had advanced and she had the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. snf duties at night?
    In addition to above our noc nurses do 24 hr chart checks, making sure all new orders are entered. Monthly summaries. All meds for the whole house(45pts) for 11pm-7am as there is no med tech on the...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. In house INR testing
    That would be nice to have....we have a daily INR for one resident right now and that means someone to draw everyday and run it to a lab---10miles away.
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Influenza Precautions
    We just recently had 2 residents pass away.....one had been skilled then fell, broke her hip and a very sudden decline....she was skilled even though she was on comfort care. Another was declining...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Influenza Precautions
    Our social worker makes the decisions on admissions also, taking people as skilled when we can't justify the need for skilled. Taking residents with a history of behavior issues and then saying...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. True anxiety and dementia??
    That is what I was thinking.....I am hoping that continued conversations with our MD will result in a change.
    Jan 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. True anxiety and dementia??
    We have a resident who has been with us a month and she is having a hard time. She has severe anxiety when left on her own(was this way prior to admit). She seeks out staff, other residents,...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. The Last Dose
    One thing I try to remember is that the death would have happened regardless of the meds you gave. If it is their time, it is their time. You made their passing comfortable and peaceful by giving...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. My bedside quirks...wakey wakey
    We had a resident that wasn't waking up so the charge nurse took cold wash cloth and lightly washer her face.....surprise the eyes opened and "came" to!
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. It can be Done!
    Way to go....enjoy the snow!!
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Ending the old and starting a new
    Congrats and Happy New Year! Best of luck in your future!
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Home health and scary dogs!!
    One home I visited the owner always let the little yap-yap dogs(nipping at my heels) out before I got in my truck.....I always prayed they would get under my tires when backing out.
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Felt so Bad for Resident...so Impressed with CNAs
    Those CNA's deserve a raise! I work with some incredibly compassionate, caring CNA's that go above and beyond. My residents are blessed to have them in their lives!
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. RRT on DNR
    The nurse who was assigned(not you) to the patient dropped the ball long before you called in the RRT. It makes you wonder what happened all the hours prior to the patient passing???
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. I beat cancer
    It is great to hear good news like yours! Congrats and Merry Christmas!
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. The Gift of Hope
    Awesome story, portrayed so well! Thank you for sharing!
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Are nurses able to shower after shift?
    Just shower in an empty patient room. :woot: However you might be thought of as a patient and treated like one....enemas and all! :facepalm:
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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