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  1. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    More than FWD or 4WD, you need driving skills in inclement weather. Those features are great, but of no good if you are not good at driving in snow or ice. Too many people get over-confident and...
    9:03 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. pregnancy liabilties
    Please understand, allnurses.com has policies against any member offering medical or legal advice. As stated above, you need to direct questions regarding medical conditions like pregnancy and...
    9:00 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. God Hates Nurses Now
    Way back there used to be an ignore feature. I am unsure now how to do that, but I suggest we find it and ignore certain posts. It saves our sanity and then the ones being negative have no audience...
    8:49 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. God Hates Nurses Now
    Liberated, it is not anyone's job to "keep others honest". We do fine on our own.
    8:49 am
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    No personal attacks; just observation. This thread may be fantasy to you, but it's real to some of us. And I am being very honest.
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    You really ARE being a wet blanket, bordering on trolling. Maybe another thread is more to your liking, Liberated. Obviously this is all a bunch of "junk" to you. Let's just agree to disagree and I...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    OK one more: Had friend named Janine who had given birth to her 5th child without a single complication. She was in recovery, holding her baby, when all of a sudden, she felt SOB and very dizzy...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    One more cool story A friend of mine named Libby had a mother in law who was an extremely heavy smoker, like 2PPD. Well, she died, not unexpectedly, of lung cancer. A few weeks after her...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    Not a nursing story, but way back in the 1990s, my grandfather died of cancer. His wife of 64 years (!) missed him desperately as you might imagine. She was not religious, and had pretty much turned...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I do not want to give up.
    In order to keep my RN licensure I not only have to have 45 CEU per 3 years, but also over 500 hours' active practice documented as well. You would do well to double check; many states require active...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    SBAR. that's the ticket. If they are still interrupting you, I would do what I have done; tell them to kindly hold questions til report is over, THEN ASK.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Do you have (or are you) a bully queen of the ICU?
    I too, feel disdain at your reference to her background and looks. It says to me a LOT about YOU.....even more than about her. Often people reflect what you put out there, even in energy and...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Media a bit too invasive of nurse's personal info following her catching Ebola?
    UMMM HIPAA ANYONE?????! why is any of this ok???
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Precepting with no itinerary?
    Ask your manager or nurse education department for a checklist. If this preceptor is NOT prone to teaching, don't be afraid to ask for another, because when you are deemed done with preceptorship,...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    He has since died.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. when is it okay to combat rudeness w/ rudeness?
    When is it ok? Never. Don't sink to that level or you are not any better than the rude person you are addressing. Take the high ground and you will feel better at the end of the day. It's their...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. perdiem and hounded everyday to work
    Life is short. Cut out the complications and don't feel badly. I have been PRN before. There was a reason for that. I did not waver.
    Oct 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    What do I think? That it's none of my business their motivation. Who am I to judge? If they provide good care and do their job,it's their business, not mine.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Nursing shoes that aren't clogs
    Asics. LOVE EM. Get em at Famous Footwear, usually a good BOGO sale going on. Lots of cool bright colors to choose from. VERY comfy.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Goodbye...
    Sounds like taking a break is in order. I wish you the best. Things will look better when you come back. It's about attitude. And, picking your battles wisely.
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. A male perspective
    Your perspective is real to you, and I respect that. However, I fail to see how it is uniquely male. A LOT of people share your pain and complaints.
    Sep 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. The culture of AN
    You know, a while back, I took a LONG break from AN. Like 2 years. I was getting increasingly annoyed at posts and members. I realized the problem was mostly me anyhow. Never let the internet affect...
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Waiting for Labor to start on its own strongly recommended (no surprise here):
    Research Shows that Labor Induction, Used in 1-in-4 U.S. Births, Can Create a 'Cascade of Significant Medical Issues' For Mothers & Babies, While Costlier to Patients and Insurance Providers ...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Confront or do a slow burn!
    Why can't a person lay down on an unpaid break if the patients are covered? Our doctors used to use OUR breakroom for naps all the time, forcing us to be quiet and eat in the dark. I understood their...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    Their sharing a chair is disgusting behavior, and unprofessional for sure. Again, I say, I would mind my own business. I would walk out, if need be.
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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