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  1. Bedside Reporting
    Time consuming, but this seems to be to model that everyone is switching to. What I do is give them the down and dirty at the nurses station and the sweet fluffy, 'This is so and so who had x...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Night Shift and My Muffin Top
    I eat my 'big meal' when I first get up before going on shift and take a couple of lean cuisines to get me through the shift. My meal before I go to bed is very light. I used to race through my...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Forced to Take an Assignment You Can Not Handle
    Unfortunately, it all comes down to money. Experienced nurses are moving to less stressful jobs and the newer nurses are getting thrown out on the general wards. My first 2 years on a med-surg...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. "Gimme, gimme, gimme!"  Does EVERYONE just want a free ride?
    be calm, my friend. i think that the original idea was tongue in cheek. sometimes we need a little humor to keep from crying. :coollook::jester:
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "Gimme, gimme, gimme!"  Does EVERYONE just want a free ride?
    Please say you called and got a substitute that you could! Also, alot of the pharmaceutical companies have assistance programs. If its a medication you need for the long-term, consider looking...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How long does it take you to complete an order????
    Ultimately, none of us are perfect and no shift is ever the same. It is a 24 hour job and the client is the priority. I agree that the client suffers when we spend the first hour doing 'cleanup', but...
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. General Q's About Nurses -- Thinking of becoming one
    This may sound like a cliche, but: FOLLOW YOUR HEART!!! Good luck with whatever you decide!
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Wooohooo!!!!!!!! God is good!
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Pain management in med-surg.
    Thanks Tewdles, Neurontin is already use. Part of the issue is that no one is consistently medicating this guy across shifts. Some nurses are exclusively giving him IV pain meds and he isn't...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  10. "Gimme, gimme, gimme!"  Does EVERYONE just want a free ride?
    My doc was great when I was in nursing school and didn't have health insurance. He would actually apologize if he didn't have samples. It was nice when I went in a couple months ago and was able...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pain management in med-surg.
    Hello all! I've got a question regarding pain management. Let me start by saying what I believe: 1. Pain is what the patient says it is. 2 My position is that patient's should medicated as ordered...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  12. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    True story over several conversations with a patient: Mr. B., you are aware that you are on an 1800 calorie diet? --yes Mr. B., please don't have your family bring any more food from home. You...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Echo Heron
    Her books made me realize that I could be scared, afraid and totally human AND still be a NURSE! Read Echo Heron--she is heartfelt and practical! What I am less than impressed with...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. my school has gone crazy with the shoes and bags
    By the time our first year was done, we were all clones of eachother as well. Short nails, bobbed haircuts or up in ponytails, identical nurse totes that had been give to us by various hospitals,...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. medical dosage problem
    50 ml/hr and 12.5 gtts/min which rounds up to 13 gtts/min since you can't administer 1/2 a drop.
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Should I not be a nurse?
    Amen! This is why I am here. Right now I'm a new grad working on a med-surg floor. My goal is to learn priortization and time management. I still do not know what I want to be when I grow...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Perfectionist? Nervous Nilly? Worrier?
    There isn't anything wrong with you. Your concerns tell me that you will be a better nurse than I will be...even as my preceptors and nurse managers tell me how impressed they are with me. Never...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. written up
    Writing someone up for something so silly is usually the writing on the wall. She might want to start jobhunting--this is the nit-picky stuff that happens in ALL FIELDS when someone wants you gone.
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CNA trying to hit me up for drugs.
    I would like to point out that it may not be the coworker with a drug 'problem'. She may be trying to obtain them for a 'loved' one or a dealer. Regardless, she needs to be reported. ...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pt with Chest Pain in a docs office
    I stopped by to make a an appt about regular chest pains. The receptionist refused to make an appt and told me I had to go to the ER. I went to the ER where I was left sitting for hours. When...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is this even possible?
    "He needed money." I am glad this is working out for you, but the whole concept of 'he needed money' is wrong. You are his wife and and money needs should go through his partner (you), not his...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Best Lotion for cracked hands?
    I am not ashamed to say that I own 2 Ped-Eggs (available at WalGreen's for $9.99 each). One is for my feet and my hands, the other is for the rest of my body. Got dry skin? Get a Ped-Egg. It...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA trying to hit me up for drugs.
    Report her now. Report the veiled threats. She is not safe to work with patients. If anyone ever asked for drugs, I would tell them that they have lost thier mind and go looking for my charge...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Slooooow!
    I would do 1 full assessment during the shift, but make one more focused. For example, when you start your shift and have meds to do as well, then I would use the info on the Kardex and from...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is this even possible?
    Agreed. One thousand and one percent. :nurse:However, there is a time to advise and a time to comfort. There is a time for some hard 'sister talk' and a time for unconditional support.:up: ...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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