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  1. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    As a night shift nurse, I personally dread the night before discharge. I've had pts fake a fall, clutch their chest, and act confused. All in an attempt to convince their nurse and doctor, they're...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital?
    Some plastic sheeting, and a tent. An unused, obsolete ICU wing. Or an off site temporary building. Is it just me, or does all of that sound like an infection control disaster?
    Nov 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. surgeon with Ebola has died
    I wonder why they didn't just start treating him for the disease he obviously had? Is it because he was in Africa with limited resources? The US wouldn't transport him with the "negative" Ebola...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. "Diverting" medications
    I worked with a nurse who was on probation with the BON for diversion. Our facility hired her knowing her history. She diverted again. Caught red handed. She passed the random drug tests because...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Nursing occupation, politically ineffective due to inequalities of both gender?
    Continue. I posted something that wasn't quite relevant, and I don't want to derail.
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Is License at Risk?
    Until somebody with more information than me posts, I'll contribute why I THINK a license might be at risk. Just because you volunteer, or are not paid for your knowledge, doesn't mean your...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  7. blue tubex injector
    We have one of those right now in the med room. We probably won't have it tomorrow.
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. blue tubex injector
    We use them all the time. Somebody manufactures them, because we have to get a fresh supply every now and then. Nurses here have a bad habit of throwing them in the sharps.
    Nov 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Morphine & air hunger
    I guess I just lost the farm:)
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. pt received the wrong blood
    Nurses make mistakes because we're human. Situations like this make my heart hurt for the patient AND the nurses. It doesn't make me "sick to my stomach". I won't condemn a nurse who makes...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Morphine & air hunger
    Thanks again for everybody's response. No, I wasn't thinking about pain although this was a hip fx & no doubt caused significant pain. Just sort of always stuck in my head from school that morphine...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. new Ebola patient
    I'm no longer opposed to transporting Ebola pts from Africa, to one of our specialized facilities. My question is, who gets to come? An ethical quandary as far as I'm concerned. So far Americans....
    Nov 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Go ahead laugh. Laughter keeps you from going crazy.
    Codes!! Adrenaline is pumping, emotions are wacky, and more than once I've caught myself laughing at something somebody says. It's completely inappropriate, but I've noticed I'm not the only one.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. "I need to eat, I'm a diabetic!"
    When you want free food, any excuse will do.
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Just to express the unexpressed
    If given a choice between a job I love, and my family, there is no contest. I cannot imagine a life without that support, and unconditional acceptance. Find a job close to your family. You work...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. new Ebola patient
    I'd heard on the news that this MD had not come in direct contact with any Ebola patients. They're not sure how he contracted the virus. I was among the posters here who thought it was a bad...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    This is one of the few times we've all been in agreement. So I thought I'd pile on. I wouldn't have thought twice about another nurse asking me to administer a suppository if I were in the best...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. IV starts in nursing schools
    We practiced on the fake arm in the lab once. Then we were sent out to our clinical sites to practice on patients.:) I think that was the second year, more than 20 years ago. It absolutely should...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Med error and disciplinary action
    I made a med error last week. Nobody was hurt. Nobody would know but me. Really minor, but it was an error that should have been reported. So I did. I filled out the appropriate form and turned...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Doing away with Scrubs
    I simply couldn't get past the part where we're no different than the hairdresser and server. There are two types of clothes in my closet. Jeans and sweatshirts, and scrubs. I have the "funeral...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. You can add your credentials to your username
    On this website, I kind of liked that responses to our posts were not influenced by the initials behind our names. There's one poster who immediately comes to mind, who would have CNA behind her...
    Nov 12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  22. First week of work down as a GN and I am struggling!
    I can remember that walking the sidewalk to the front door, felt like I was walking to my doom. Like a horror movie, with the side walk stretching on forever. The green mile. It was that was for...
    Nov 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Talky Nurse
    I'll agree. However, by alleviating their anxiety, they're causing mine. I just get up and find something to do away from the charting area.
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. discharge/admit nurse
    There was an admit/discharge nurse at one facility where I worked. It was only days, so it didn't help us night shifters at all. For the day shift, it was worth every penny they paid her. She was...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    I cringe at very little on the TV. Not much makes me turn my head. I simply couldn't watch the footage of that man chasing those nurses with a metal pole. Probably because it could have been me....
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing News


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