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  1. Smoking
    Professional nurses do not preach; they educate.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Girl brain dead part deux
    So you can criticize the relavence of my post, then put your opionion out there likes it's fact, and declare the topic closed. Perfect. I disagree with you. Moving on.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Girl brain dead part deux
    Ugh. Kids who drink water are not better than kids who drink soda. Kids who go outside and play and are active are not better than kids who sit inside and watch TV. Kids who are healthy are...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Girl brain dead part deux
    Many thin kids eat ice cream sudaes. Would you feel the same disdain for a thin child's parents who allow their children to go to the ice cream shop for a special treat? Yes, Jahi was fat and...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Girl brain dead part deux
    If I'm not mistaken you do not know all of Jahi's medical history, or all of the factors leading up to her sleep apnea and the decision for her to have the surgery. It's easy to point fingers and...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. How would you feel....
    When I got my badge at my facility, I was told I was only allowed to include my nursing degree, since it was the only degree required for my position. I was also told no national certifications. So...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    Metal arm coming off the ventilator to hold the tubing in place = The Extubator Restless patient who squirms and moves all over the bed = Bed Swimmer Decription for the above patient who slides...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Props to Esme12
    One of the most consistently objective, non judgemental, knowledgable, and professional nurses to frquent this site. And she entertains with pics of her sunglasses wearing Weimy.
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. No more 12 hour shifts?
    I would be up a nasty creek if 12 hour shifts could not be had. Like many other nurses, I use my 4 days off from my full time position to work per diem at another facility. I actually make more money...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    When invited to an event that requires attire other than scrubs, pajamas, or jeans, you have an anxiety attack. Seriously, I don't own any real people clothes.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    You are male, right? There are exceptions of course, but on the whole, humans are sexual beings. Nurses are humans. Although we don't engage our sexuality at work, we don't necessarily lose it...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Philadelphia hospitals stop giving free formula to new mothers
    With all due respect, I don't think I am wrong. Or at least you can't say for sure. Research may show that moms who get the formula samples are more likely to supplement than moms who do not. But...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. For-profit colleges' alumni often in debt and out of work
    Growing up, I was socialized to believe that if I studied hard and got good grades and went to college, I was on the path to success. I didn't even consider that a school with shiny brochures and...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Philadelphia hospitals stop giving free formula to new mothers
    I think another difficulty is there is a direct conflict in exclusive breastfeeding practices that have been working since the dawn of humankind, and what we are trying to do in hospitals and at home...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Philadelphia hospitals stop giving free formula to new mothers
    I think the decision to feed via breast, bottle, or both can only be made by the mother. Our role as health care professionals is to educate, support, and remove barriers as much as possible. I...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. PR in Nursing Has Taken the Front Seat in Patient Care
    I think the lines get blurred between "elevating the profession of nursing" and "devaluing the bedside nurse." It's great that professional RN's are encouraged to obtain advanced degrees and...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Best Mispronunciation?
    All from my mother: Choir Practer = chiropractor Paramecium Cheese = parmesan cheese juraft = giraffe Drown did = drowned
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Overweight/underweight Nurses
    Just a few points: -It's fine to be fat. -It's fine to be a fat nurse. -It's fine to be fat and NOT on a diet and NOT exercising and NOT trying to lose weight. -Not every fat person is...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Ah, but you were smart, lucky, or both. I, being not-smart, not-lucky, or both, bought in 2007. In Florida. In April. Like literally a month before property lost 35%+ of its value.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    There are "things" that are important to some people that other people don't care much about. Everyone's priorities are different.I don't think it's automatically a bad thing to buy a car new, if...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    I also feel like the perceived value of the bedside nurse is declining. I'm taking about nurses at the bedside who are knowledgable and compassionate and provide excellent care day after day. Nurses...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. child safety
    There have been several cases this year (and in previous years) where the child -typically 3 to 5 year old - gets into the hot car themselves and for what ever reason they either can't or don't get...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Still don't get the BSN ADN thing...
    In talking to a nurse educator this week, she kept referring to "Diploma" and "BSN" nurses, apparently plunking ADNs right in there with the diploma. I am not a person who normally speaks up, but she...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Masturbation roll call (and other, TMI conversations at nurses station)
    I don't think profanity is generational. I feel like the older I get, the more I use swear words. Not at work, though. I feel like it helps me deal with stress, and get my point across in a more...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    I agree with the others who posted that they enjoyed reading your post and writing style. Also, the fact that you have well organized thoughts on your strengths and weaknesses and know what you need...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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