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  1. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.
    You ladies and gentlemen have answered great. Restriants are a last resort. Yes we all wish we didnt have to use them but sometimes they are necessary. I just have one more thing to add..find out...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. "will continue to monitor"
    I guess i need to clarify when i chart at midnight i chart in eyes closed, even resp, repositioning self, no s/sx discomfort, no needs identified,etc.. so when i chart at 2 am (i try chart every 2...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "will continue to monitor"
    i will admit i use will cont to monitor but not at end of shift rather during noc while pt sleeping. I give brief note about pt condition at midnight when change notes to next day. if patient still...
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Night Shift...
    I agree should be forum for night nurses. We are unique bunch. Personally I would not go to days if you paid me triple ~ love nights!
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. nursing alcoholism & codependency
    I remember being told that something like 85% of healthcare professionals come from dysfunctional families ~ i remember cause one of my friends wondered why i was a nurse (i am one of 15% from...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I am a very young nurse. Will my patients be frightened?
    He was a character but now looking back I realize he was embarassed and dealing with alot~questionable cancer, possible loss of sexual function, questioning himself as a man, not being able to care...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I am a very young nurse. Will my patients be frightened?
    Patients frightened no, uncomfortable at times yes. I have had instances where looking younger than my age was disadvantage. Patient was in early 50's had a turp. I had tried several times to clean...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Patients on the telephone
    Many times when i come on shift my patients are on the phone. I usually do quick hi while doing kinda drive by assessment ~ if they are laughing on phone with family they are not dying or groaning...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Quiet nurse?
    i am one of the big mouths that seems to be in trouble for talking too much and too loud. A very smart nursing instructor told us first day of nursing school .. be who you are because there is a...
    Apr 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it just me? (Nurse/patient ratio related)
    BradleyRN, I completely agree! I work med surg and can handle 6 patients IF big IF I have a good CNA to help and they are not high acquity patients. I usually take 4-5 pts but refuse to take more...
    Apr 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Freaky Things
    I've had a couple experiences with weird happenings with patient's death. One recently that comes to mind: We had patient (mr.Y) who had been patient for week or so. He was elderly and not in good...
    Apr 9, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Hospitals cutting back??
    Our hospital is cutting back.. They started cutting back actually last year. We dont get a employee party this year :crying2:. Yes I am thankful to have my job espically when i see so many of my...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. How many patients are you expected to take report on?
    We receive report on all patients for floor (28 pts tops). we have been 4-5 nurses, usually 1-2cnas (3 on days), and charge nurses (day charges dont take patients, nites do). 3-4 patients norm for...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. how do you organize your day
    A good brain helps..see what other nurses use then adapt your own espically going to different units.:wink2:
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. I cant start IV's!
    Practice, practice, practice! I have gotta pretty good at starting IVs now but am working on the not making a bloody mess. chucks underneath is a must!
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. "at rock bottom" stories
    I too had a fierro. I loved that car but how you slept in it amazes me. Congralutions for bringing your life around -- take pride in your self for all you have done. When i graduated i worked for a...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. what do you do about phone calls if you could come to work extra on your day off
    i guess i am lucky..we get paid OT for coming in when not scheduled shift (called in). i dont know if i would work extra if didnt get paid extra for it. maybe thats why so hard to get someone to come...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I still shudder when i think about it ..urine looked like split pea soup and had consistency of gravy in foley bag.
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. DNR orders
    POLSTs are great, I wish more people were educated about them. Patients wishes are spelled out simple and dont require pt or family signing and dr signing for each hospital visit.
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Patient Education
  20. Getting tired of working 12 hour shifts......
    I feel like a rarity here..i work 12hr shifts and most all time i get out on time and really enjoy 12hrs. It works for me. I do get really bugged when oncoming shift is still getting coffee 3-5...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nothing like a good kick in the face
    Little old men are dangerous too! I had one grab a handful on my hair then had ahold of hands that i tried to pull his hand off with..call light had fallen down to floor and i couldnt reach it....
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I cant take nursing anymore
    Hang in there.. i found myself last week in the supply closet throwing isolation carts around.someone opened the door , still dont know who, i screamed "i am having a temper tantrum give me a minute"...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Public Service Announcement
    I will use your rant to best use..I am a lowly peeon floor nurse :bow: who has much respect for er nurses. my sister on the other hand is a paramedic and oh i do hear the nurse jokes..point the...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. nails
    Not washing hands like suppose to?
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do managers succumb to butt-kissing??
    Had a similar experience...felt like my hands were tied when i tried to say something NM declared it a "personality conflict" even though other nurses (rest of staff) had same "personality conflict"....
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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