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  1. so.... what do you think?  First impressions?
    sorry to point this out but i think it's on the welcome page...you spelled welcome wrong...(weclome) this will take some time getting used to. i appreciate your spirit of growth and expansion...
    Dec 21, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. What I Love About Nursing Is....
    I agree with you dsigney! There is a lot of negativity on the nursing forums...and I have an opinion as to why. There are a trememdous amount of things in nursing that the nurse gets no choice about....
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    This is an INSPIRED, "thinking out of the box", beautiful way to build teamwork. I applaud you and your co-workers.:yeah: Sometimes we have to be ingenious nurses to bring love into the...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    rock on...I know we all know about the law of attraction...I know I'm not teaching you anything you don't already know... it's just that there's a difference between "knowing" about a tool and...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    No. You don't have to start with what is! And you absolutely have to get in touch with what you wish!!!!!!!!!!! That's the whole point. I'm sick of being a realist. I'm sick of the feeling that...
    Dec 9, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    And I applaud you for thinking out of the box and creating a nurturing environment (safe for questions) on your floor. Believe me, I'm choosing to think out of the box to deal with nursing stress...
    Dec 7, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    You're proving my point! How is what YOU are doing working for you? I know what it feels like to feel like a lamb voluntarily walking into the slaughter house every day...I feel your pain. But if...
    Dec 7, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Stress in Nursing
    These post are several years old. Thankfully the staffing ratios have changed in California. It's now 5 (maximum) patients to 1 nurse. This is a beautiful thing. However, depending on acuity,...
    Dec 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing School stress
    Here's what I do with my stresses whether they be from my work life or my home life or just things that may become a worry for me. I write about them free-hand, just kind of "hash things out" and...
    Dec 5, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    I just had a Christmas potluck/ornament exchange party at my house last night for my co-workers. It was a wonderful experience. It was my second (annual) Christmas potluck. Attendance doubled from...
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Boy do I remember that feeling of drowning when I was new. I bet if we took a pole on that subject we'd get a response of 100% near drownings in their first year of nursing from all of us. A...
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Can't sleep the night before I go into work
    I don't think there's a nurse alive that can't relate to what you are saying about sleeplessness and anxiety before a shift. Here's some of the things that I do. First, I acknowledge that...
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Tips for Surviving Nursing: The Trauma of caring
    Thank you for your courage to express yourself so honestly. You talked about the horrific things you saw as a PICU nurse. You talked about how you let yourself slip into addiction to cope with it...
    Apr 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. NG Tube Yields 2000 ml Immediately
    Yes. We absolutely need an order to place an NG tube...and in this case there was an order on the chart for 2 days but it HAD A LOOPHOLE...it said, "Place NG tube if patient continues to have nausea...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NG Tube Yields 2000 ml Immediately
    To their credit, in general, the doctors at our hospital ALWAYS actually lay eyes on their patients (even if it's just from the doorway???). It's pretty rare that they will not look in on the patient...
    Apr 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. NG Tube Yields 2000 ml Immediately
    HOLY COW! You guys! I knew you could relate but it really, really gets hairy when you hear about doctors ignoring nurses' multiple calls to them on behalf of these patients who are throwing up...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. NG Tube Yields 2000 ml Immediately
    I walked into one of my patient's rooms yesterday and I see this 70 something year old woman who has been on the floor for 2 DAYS who is extremely nauseated. She has a history of cancer and she's...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What I Love About Nursing Is....
    Yes!!!! a thousand times yes!!!!! That is what I love too. Since becoming a nurse 5 years ago, I've basically fallen in love with seniors. (some can be very difficult for a variety of reasons,...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What I Love About Nursing Is....
    I am constantly amazed at what my patients teach me! How the human will to live is on display if I only care to look for it!
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Fight Nursing Stress Through Inspiration
    Have you ever asked yourself “Do I work in the sickest, most unhealthy environment that anyone can work in OR do I actually work in the theater of the unsung hero in which the human will is...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Tattle Tail Traits in Nursing??
    Some people don't feel good unless they are "living in the problem" -- tattling feels like complaining to me and some people love to complain. They like to take a warm bath in it. The thought of...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing: Taking Back Our Power
    Regarding staying over to get things done...(we all have lots of examples, I'm sure, but...) I'll never understand why the surgical checklist isn't done for a patient that the previous shift KNEW...
    Apr 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. HELP,I have to clean my sons room today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can relate on a grand scale! I have a 17 (almost 18!) y/o son and a 15 (almost 16!) y/o daughter and a 12 (almost 13) y/o son (born June, July & August) --------so I know what you're talking...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Any Advice On What I Should Do?
    I don't have advice for you. but just some thoughts... you must protect your feet. We are nurses. Our feet are our livelihood. We are on our feet for 13+ hours at a time. Walking in pain,...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Warning Nurses!  Holding It All In Can Kill You!
    Have you ever wondered what the stress of nursing is doing to you? We know that stress causes cortisol levels to rise which raise our blood pressure, raise our blood sugar levels, increase our...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101


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