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  1. Relocating to houston with 8mths of Med/Surg experience
    How is your search and relocation going? We are doing the same thing here, just have not completely decided to make the plung yet.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  2. FL to TX move
    I have currently been working on a Med/Surg Tele unit that specializes in stroke to which I have been floor nurse and relief charge nurse, but am thinking of trying for ICU. Either one would be fine...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. FL to TX move
    Thank you so much for the input. We have basically zeroed in on the Houston area due to the positive construction environment and the proxemity to the beaches. We don't want to be too close to the...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. FL to TX move
    My family and I am considering moving to Houston, TX from Jacksonville, FL within the next year due to decreased commercial construction jobs in FL and the fact that my hubby's employer looks like...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. That nagging "Did I miss something?" feeling
    I had this recently myself. A pt I took care of off and on for over 3 weeks. Last shift I had with this pt, they didn't look good, but there was not much that could have been done since they were a...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Too many hats
    Thank you for putting it so well. I have always been stumpted by this.
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Too many hats
    That would be lovely. I don't think it will happen anytime soon with the job market the way it is.
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Medi Tech...Who slept with Who? Vent.
    We have Medi tech also and it is such a pain. It took so much time to understand that you have to press enter here, but the next page to do the same thing you have to press control and don't get me...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. Too many hats
    I have a friend of mine that I work with and we vent together. I really don't know what is to be done. I have gone to my manager about some of it and keep being told to keep a log of events and...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Too many hats
    Just to warn you, I had a hard day yesterday. It is impossible to wear as many hats as a med/surg nurse has to wear today. We need to be RN of course, but there is also MD, case manager, aid,...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Deathbed visions **UPDATED**
    It is amazing all of the things we know that we don't know. I think God gives us the comfort that we need at a time when we need it the most. If this vision is comforting to her, then that may be...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What was the funniest/crazy thing you have heard another Nurse doing?
    Speaking of trachs....had a trach pt at a LTC, I used to work for, that needed O2. Came in after shift report and found O2 mask over his nose?!?!?!?!?!?! HUH? Kind of had to let every other nurse...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Any tips with smells? Please!!!
    I ALWAYS have cough drops in my pocket for just such occations. If you have a menthyl one in your mouth and you are breathing through you mouth, you won't really smell anything else. Anytime one...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What is the weirdest thing someone has been admitted to the hospital for?
    small nose bleed to which the pt was in the hospital for 3 days with Dilaudid ordered 2mg q3 hrs. ?????????????
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What do I do after my clinical instructor told me I will never be a good nurse?
    I had the same thing. Yes, the clinical instructor told me that "You will never be a good nurse." I was promoted to evening nursing supervisor in my first job and they are talking about charge...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Is LTC really a kiss of death for new grads?
    Depends on the nurse manager. I had to start off in LTC due to the shortage of new grad jobs after I graduated. I took every opportunity I could to learn and refresh the skills that I didn't use to...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Not a waitress or barista
    I had one that I was discharging the other day at around 11am and the husband actualy asked me, could we get an early lunch tray to go? Really??? I told him that we really do not do that here,...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Stubborn Docs, New Docs
    oh boy and how! Usually their response is to belittle the nurse. I give them a blank face and read the order out loud so that everyone in the area can hear it and hope to get some comments on it or...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I got fired today
    All the time. :) It sounds like it was for the best. It stinks being fired, but it would stink even more to work for someone you had a bad feeling about and they treated you like crud. You have...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. So disgusted with everything
    Oy, sounds like my day on Med/Surg the other day. Not as many as 9 pts at a time though THANK GOD! 3 on the verge of respiratory distress (Full code), 1 Conversion disorder, and 1 who I asked the...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Only 5 units of insulin per injection site??
    This is crazy. I have given lots and lots of insulin and it absorbs just fine. Everyone has taked about the infection issue and the pain or multiple injections, all of which I was going to say, but...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. documentation
    I would bring a witness in each and every time I went into that room. I would quote pt's exact words and who you brought in with you. I will never understand the mentality to treat the people...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Leaving AMA
    Most of the people that want to sign out AMA for me are either: #1 They feel fine now and we are not moving quick enough for them to figure out what happend or #2 The MD dc'd their dilala and they...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Brain herniation and eye movement
    I wish I worked with Esme too!! I think I'd learn a lot!
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Brain herniation and eye movement
    Thank you Esme! Everyone was a little freaked out by the eye movement last night and what that meant to the nursing care. We knew what was happening, but none of us had actually seen someone's eyes...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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