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  1. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    that's ok, i was told that the prev. shift , the pt took 1.5 hours to eat/drink/be fed(dysphagia). we aren't staffed for that.....
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    I ask this every single day.......
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    You bet your sweet bippy I complain about how unfair that is.......I had that life, then went into nursing......:down:
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I guess the point is , that if someone with 10 + or so years and is ADN, they went into the job realizing that that was all that was required. Now the bar is being raised, but look at the avg age of...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    This is another reason why I want to leave nursing.You get punished for having critical thinking. Whats up with this damn pain scale anyhow???I get the pain scale.I understand that.What I don't...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I cringe at the thought of work
    [QUOTE=chadrn65;8118236]Hello there. You could always try putting in an application for pharmaceutical rep or a medical equipment rep. One of my cousin's retired at age 43, she was a drug rep. She...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Full Moon
    Yep- pt behavior confirmed it. Seems the big harvest moons bring out more of the worst!
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pt ages
    Commuter- you sound strong- ((((hugs))) to you too.
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Pt ages
    Interesting, Commuter. My spouse lost both his parents- father at 38 to a AAA( we think, certificate says tamponade) He was supposedly diabetic, 400 lbs, no real job etc. His mom died at 60 from...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Should I continue my BSN?
    yup, some places wont hire you without it
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I think it's baloney too.I'm in your situation. I keep getting asked "so when are you finishing your degree?? I was doing it one class at a time , and paying for it out of my own pocket so I didnt...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Pt ages
    Interesting , thanks ETA:VERRRYY interesting- I read the wiki summary ( new age cliff notes,lol?) I hate reading novels, but this one has my attention!
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    ahhh but that's a slippery slope.Once the docs see that you go to pain mgmt ( after all, the general population doesn't usually get that med prescribed by their pcp) the docs don't want to touch...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Nurses need an outlet to manage stress
    yes, great idea, but what do you do when you don't , or can't enjoy anything anymore? The job stress makes me to tired to care much about anything but sleep. I do try to help my co workers if I...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Pt ages
    I've noticed lately there seems to be two groups of pt's we've had lately.They're either in their late 80's to 90's, or they are in their 50's. we've also had quite a few of those 50's ( and even...
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Bed alarms
    now that I think of it, I had an 80 something y/o pt whowas aox3. The alarm went off just because he moved his position in bed. I swear I heard "what the bleep is that????"" come from the room. Our...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Bed alarms
    i think its so the mgmt can blame you for the falls. " we use alarms , therefore our hospital is safe" blablabla. They still fall, lose payment on that pt- broken hip anyone? and blame YOU for it....
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. I cringe at the thought of work
    you sound like you work where I work. I have all the thoughts you have written down, especially the regret. I am going to look into the HIM as I keep seeing ads for nurse coders.I know regular...
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    Mind you, this is more crap being added to the hcahps evaluation and TJC.More paper work already added to the bs we allready have.Let's face , we will never have good scores unless we prescribe...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    Now we are being told we have to reassess pain within an hour for gabapentin. When did this happen?? Gabapentin is for chronic nerve problems , like numbness and tingling. I should know- I am on it...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. intentional or falls
    absolutely have had this happen. usually the type you describe. have even had 1:1 supervision for their safety and our liability!!! even had one as you describe fall 0n the poor tech-...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Best Mispronunciation?
    Diabeetus.lol metapropanol-metoprolol
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do the CNAs or RNs do personal care
    you do , i do, we all do , doo doo. I know that sounds childish, but are we to believe that was a real question? Seriously, someone has to do it. No one is above it. Hopefully not below it
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. 3-12s days or 8-4 m-f (3 little boys at home)
    If you can afford the cut ad the added expense of the babysitter m-f, I 'd take the M-F . I think it will be easier on the kids for routine, and they'd mostly be in school when older.Might work...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    Florida. Gulf coast.Anywhere with a beach area.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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