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  1. On the other of caregiving
    I've been a nurse for 32 years. Today, I was the one that needed to be taken care of. As you can realize, that role reversal is a beeyotch. Presented to an ER in a well respected facility. Went...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    You could use my above and beyond approach to graffiti ! I would tape emesis basins on the offending propaganda.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Are starting wages negotiable?
    Why not? All they can do is say no. Thinking you may have passed the window of opportunity by verbally accepting the initial rate.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    In this case ,management doesn't care what you do for your coworkers. This is all about schmoozing the patients. Try telling them you hung an IV for somebody, see how far that goes.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. new position and still not satisfied
    Think outside the hospital, 40 % of nurses are not in the hospital. Search this site for many, many ideas.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    What is the patient's history, current GI assessment , and vital signs?
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    Emery, I think this might help your perspective. A friend was recently hospitalized, quite weak from a critical event. No one answered his call light.. he had to void. went to the BR by himself.....
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    People fall, people die, people get even sicker... no matter what we do. You instituted and followed the correct precautions. Accidents happen. Your reaction.. to now doubt your career choice is...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Wound bed appearance with a wound vac?
    Sounds like the wound vac is doing it's job, removing the dead tissue. However, you have a concern regarding a complicated healing process. Get a message to the surgeon to be on the safe side.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. So Frustrated I Could Cry..
    Very happy for you and your family! and me... this thread became exhausting ;)
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. All Men Shift
    Must take the Y chromosome to stay positive and laughing during a code.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Help! Nurse manager interview
    Why would expect anything other than a face to face interview? This is where you "sell yourself". Show up 10 minutes early, take deep breaths, and smile, smile, smile. Show keen interest for...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. All Men Shift
    Stirring the pot, eh? Hope you find the attention you crave. If the best you could come up with is remarks toward housekeeping and glove size... you didn't put much thought into this. "During...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Two new grad offers which one to choose???
    "a 5 mins walk from my house and I really enjoyed talking with the manager and it seems that we have a good vibe and I was told that I can be cross trained at peds and NICU." That describes a...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. if you leave the field of nursing ...
    Do YOU want to leave nursing? Or do you want away from bedside/hospital nursing? You have enough experience to do that.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Morbidly Obese and Fall risk
    Your agency needs to send out OT/PT to develop the plan to address this issue. This should have already been done during the initial home care assessment and you should have already been provided...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. A calling to help others but give me a good paycheck
    Do you mean you are NOT Mother Teresa?
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A Frustrating Code
    A code in a teaching facility can quickly become a circus. The active responders CAN become impeded by these onlookers. When you recognize this.. a loud command of " if you are not actively...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. age of nurse
    Are you 47 years old , or have 47 years of experience? Really does not matter. If you seek new experiences .. you should go for it. I am 63 with 32 years of experience. Have sought out new...
    Aug 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Still Reeling From This
    You did everything you could. It was a valiant effort and it was well done! You are now aware of that physician's modus operandi. Don't look back, look forward.. spend that energy as to how to...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. And the waiting continues? ...
    I find that fascinating, UHG feels they are so big they can do that? Of course in a face to face interview it's pretty obvious.. but why in the world do they want to know this now?
    Aug 22
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  22. dialysis or er
    There is no reason to feel bad about not taking the dialysis position. After all , you are desperate. This is YOUR career we're talking about. If another opportunity comes along, grab it. Have you...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anatomy of a crash cart
    The facility I worked at had an annual mandatory inservice where mock codes were done. This included review of the crash cart contents. You could approach your nursing ed and suggest this. Before...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    Agreed! Now stop sticking your tongue out at me.
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. An ethical dilemma
    Your sexual orientation is none of her business, there was no need to correct her misjudgement. Over my years of bedside nursing, I developed this philosophy... "Whatever works".
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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