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  1. Do You Have To Be Religious/Spiritual to be a good Nurse?
    I have a simple rule: I do not discuss politics or religion in the workplace. I think that to do so leads to confusion and destruction :) I am a person of faith, but my religion is very outside...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. dont want to be burnt out this early...help!
    There is nothing wrong with you. I think all of us go through something like you're going through in their first year. I cried at least every other day, sometimes in front of the other staff! If...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to deal with surgeons that treat you like ****
    When I worked with surgeons, most of them were residents and thus learning themselves. Most of the time they were cool and I could talk to them like human beings. Some of them (gasp!) asked me to...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Patient sitter?
    We used to use a lot of sitters when I worked in trauma step down. Most of the sitters were CNAs and did all the cna-type work for that one patient. My only complaint was that some sitters would...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Blood after foley insertion
    Is the patient on any anticoags? It could be that even that small "bump" around the prostate would have been enough to cause some hematuria. -girlpolice
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    I was a new nurse on a med surg/cystic fibrosis floor. I had to give a blood transfusion to a mildly confused lady. I did all the things you're supposed to do: time outs, all the equipment set up,...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Difficult New Employee
    I'm going to guess that this new grad is hiding his insecurity behind a mask of bravado. I'm not a manager, but I'd give this advice; document specific incidents where his tone/behavior was less...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  8. African Americans as nurses.
    The first unit I worked on as a new nurse was practically all African- or Carribean-American staffed (lots of nurses from Haiti, Trinidad and the like). I was usually the only white nurse on the...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Does anybody have any patient near-death experience stories?
    When I was an aide working in a hospice inpatient unit, we could often hear a child giggling in one of the rooms. This happened to be the room where most kids and teenagers would stay when admitted....
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. New around here :)
    Hello: I go by girlpolice. Ten points if you get the reference :) I'm in my mid thirties and have had a variety of nursing experiences: med surg, trauma/surgical step down, and home health case...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  11. Thinking about making the switch to home health...
    You want to make sure that you're with a good agency that *supports* its' nurses and auxillary staff. Most places have computer-based charting nowadays in the field; if you're adept with technology,...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Win CASH! 12th Nursing Caption Contest - $100
    "Thank you for volunteering to work on Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, you're going to be paid in corn."
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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