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  1. Is 7 the new 5?
    I have been a med-surg nurse for almost fourteen years. I have done a lot of traveling and worked in different facilities and states... every place is different. Most places like to think they...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Patient requests
    "Can you run over to CVS and buy me some razors on your lunch break?"
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Dear God, Help me
    I love this thread. You guys are cracking me up. I am a med-surg RN and absolutely ADORE the elderly dementia patients. The amuse me, and I have infinite patience for them because I know they...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. If you could do it over again, would you still have gone into nursing?
    Thank you for your post. I am going on 14 years as a medical-surgical/progressive RN, and the older I get the more anxious, depressed, and cynical I get about the job. I have floated and explored...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    Many facilities have a physician reporting system. She has a boss, too... there is no reason she should be treating ANYONE like this!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. White Board Credentials
    I think this would really confuse the patients. Sometimes it's hard enough to keep track of RN, CNA, RT, PT, MD. No need to add more alphabet soup to the confusion!!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The Transience of Life
    I sometimes use the metaphor "assembly line", but you explained it much more eloquently. Great post!
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Night shifters - ever experience this?
    When I try to switch back and forth I get 'crazy'. Sleep is my #1 priority. Fortunately, my husband is a writer and a natural night shifter, so we live on night shift. I sleep 8 hours during the...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    No one sits 'til everyone sits!
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    1. It is about the patient, not you, your life, your schedule, your stress level. While you are at work, you are there to care for the patient, no matter who they are, what they did, or why they...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Medical vs Surgical Nursing
    I am a medical-surgical nurse who is more comfortable with medical patients. I enjoy surgical patients for the reasons the other posters listed (I can't tell you a lot about ortho, though). I have...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Good for a night shift giggle or insomnia:)
    I love "The Form". What a creative way to vent frustration!
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NOC shift and calling the MD
    If you think you should call, it probably means you should....You are there for your patients... NO ONE wants to be woken up in the middle of the night but that is the price they pay for being the...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. Collaboration....
    :redbeathe Love it!!! :redbeathe
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?
    Obese female in her forties admitted from the ED for asthma, allergy list a mile long, takes medication for anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic back pain, etc. Has packed her comfy...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Things interviewees have said...
    Sounds like she would be a perfect candidate for Tuesday morning shifts.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Things interviewees have said...
    I had an interviewing nurse burst into tears and say that she hated her current job so much she didn't know what she would do if she didn't get the job on my unit. My observations from multiple...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. Health Insurance?
    Hello! I am temporarily doing some Registry/Per Diem shifts and was wondering if anyone had any advice on health insurance companies? I have been looking online, and there are so many companies my...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  19. Things that make it all worth it
    I find that the patients who say "I hate to keep bothering you...", don't seem to mind bothering me at all :)
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How to "Train the Trainer"
    Wow, what a great opportunity! I would love to find a job like that! Your question is hard to answer, since every single new nurse will have different needs. Does the facility have clinical...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. Med/Surg: When does this get easier?
    I started as a med/surg nurse thirteen years ago, and still love it!! You see so many different types of patients and diagnoses in med/surg, that you never know what your day will have in store for...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Eating on the Night Shift
    I eat a protein heavy meal before my shift, then bring a small dinner (Lean Pocket, yogurt, apple) and some snacks that are easy to eat quickly. I don't usually find myself starving during a shift,...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Dear Hospital Administration...
    Which do you prefer... 1. High patient satisfaction scores OR semi-private rooms? 2. Staff clocking out on time OR bedside report? 3. Quiet at night initiative OR filling the unit with...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    I am an RN. I was a CNA before I was an RN. I appreciate every single CNA I work with, because I know how hard you work. The two roles really cannot be compared, though. When the **** hits the...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Baffled...
    I recently worked with a new grad RN who was absolutely disgusted because her patients did not thank her each and every time she did something for them. How can I delicately say "it's not about...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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