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  1. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I would like to do something more with computers and data. I am looking more at nursing informatics since I'm stuck in nursing but if I had money, I would go back to school to get a degree in...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Using the "Q" word
    And tonight is a full moon with lunar eclipse. I dread what my coworkers are dealing with now.
    Apr 15
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I just wash my scrubs separately. I don't always change shoes, but I do put them away in the closet when I come home. I wash my hands frequently but don't wipe surfaces with a wipe all the time.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Strippers hired for nursing home patients, lawsuit alleges
    Hey, even devout Baptist women have a naughty side.
    Apr 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. TAVR
    What outcomes have you seen? I can say I had one patient who had a TAVR who coded 2 days after surgery because of electrolyte issues, but that can happen to a patient who has the traditional open...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. To those who like their nursing job....
    Now I've found a job that I actually enjoy going to for the most part. It's not perfect, by any means. I work weekends and during the day there is no nurse aide, although someone just got hired...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. when to start compressions?
    I wonder what was his ultimate outcome.
    Mar 26
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. What are other hospitals like?
    Same here. Nursing is a tough career but it's not horrible. If you ever find yourself hating nursing, try a change in scenery.
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    Biggest lesson for men: Don't put a ring on your penis, FFS!
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Very Unprofessional....
    It's one thing if he's combative and won't let you clean him up. But to leave him like that for 3 days is unacceptable.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Are you good at charting in "real time?"
    I chart vitals and I/Os in real time but assessments I don't. Frankly, I don't want to get sucked into a patient's room for a long period of time. When I get the first set of vitals, I introduce...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Mistakes are Inevitable: No one is perfect.
    I thank the Lord I haven't made a fatal mistake. I've come close though. I once gave Thorazine for a migraine too fast. It came in a piggyback bag, and my preceptor was on my ass to hurry up. I...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New Grad in Fargo, ND
    I'll send you a PM. I don't want to say anything in public. Sent from my iPhone using
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  14. Overtime dependent nurses
    It's never a good idea to depend on overtime to keep your finances in order. I have worked with people who work too many days in a row, and they are extra crispy. Too burnt out to even do their...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nurses working as CNAs
    I've done it a few times and while it can be hard if there were a lot of total care patients on the floor, it was better than being wholly responsible for a load of 5 patients. Cleaning up poop is...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Do you like your job?
    One job I have come to hate. I love the people I work with but I could care less for the lack of choice in my schedule, the lack of staffing, the threat of mandatory stays every shift, the crappy...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What time do you leave work?
    At one job, I leave by 7:30. At the other job, I can leave as late as 2 hours after my shift. I work a mix of 8 hour night and day shifts at this second job, but no matter my best efforts to leave...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. The Culture of Nursing
    I want nurse managers to not wear business casual. I want them to wear scrubs. More so, I want them to get out of the office and get out on the floor.
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Too much snow! Getting to work late again.
    On one bad snow storm, my street was not plowed until 2 days after the storm. I had to trek through waist deep snow to a cleared street to catch a taxi.
    Feb 10
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. When patients request NOT to have you as their nurse...
    You will find that the ones who fire you are the ones you don't want to deal with. It's rarely an indictment of how you are as a nurse. It usually reflect how evil of a person they are.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Caring Vicariously
    I am totally feeling your pain about not being able to be there for your grandmother. I too have a sick grandmother who has steadily been declining and I don't think she'll make it past the year...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    -Uh, if you hear someone playing that old country song "Take this job and shove it" loudly while they are tearing out of the parking ramp, that would be me :). Or "Moving out" by Billy Joel, I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    I have come to believe these awards are a farce too. I know one nurse who is terrible, but she is very good at kissing the asses of patients and their family. She brings in snacks for them and even...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Lessons From the Super Bowl
    Nice post. I'm not a big football fan but WTH happened with the Broncos? They had a good season, and then they got killed. That wasn't a victory, it was a thrashing.
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why Do I Care?
    Wow, I would love a Baylor plan at my job. The closest thing I have is plain weekend status, 3 days a week. Which is full time, but oh to just work 2 12 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday and still...
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion