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  1. Hypoglycemia Mystery Theater
    I've seen brittle DM pts that go up or down for no apparent reason. It's all just really weird sometimes. Glad I don't have DM.Sounds like your an awesome nurse and stayed on top of things.
    May 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Which is more stressful: med-surg or SCU?
    8 patients on a step down? I agree with the above post. That is really high! : /
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. You are not my only patient
    I don't tell my pts that any more. We have been informed by our manager to never talk about Our other pts. I have been guilty of saying it in the past but now I try to anticipate his/her...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Pt Load & New Grad Burnout
    When wwe are short staffed, we get 6 pts on our MS floor. 7-9 is way too many much less 11. I would start looking for a new job. For the sake of your nursing license and the safety of yours pts.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Infected Needlestick
    I got stuck the same way, using a subq needle on a really thin person. It went thru his skin and stuck me in the finger. I couldn't believe it!! He was clean but still he was homeless and I...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Kudos for working the holidays!
    I want to say thank you to all the nurses who worked this Holiday and are missing their family while taking care of someOne elses loved one. You all are truly remarkable people! God Bless each...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What are you good at?
    I am good at anticipating pt needs and usually have their needs met within 5 minutes or less of them asking....such as pain meds, bathroom asst. ive been told that I help raise pt satisfaction...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Giving meds together
    I don't like giving these meds together. Can place the pt on higher risk for falls. I do what I think is safest. Depends on the pt.
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. EHRs stink!
    I find your post interesting because I feel like the EMR makes my job much easier.
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. needle sticks
    I got stuck a couple times and Tbh, it didnt bother me at all. Maybe thats because I'm becoming ....
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing in West Texas
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Please help me with my cover letter.
    I would def leave out the last sentence about the restaurant. Ive worked in that setting and IMO it does not provide experience in critical thinking. I would close the letter with a thank you for...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Who do nurses make more than?
    Ive got my own opinion but Ive decided to keep it to my self. A haha ;)
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. If you could pick your ideal job in nursing, what would it be?
    I wish I knew. Maybe.... something where I can take my daughter to school and be home in time to go pick her up. Something a little less stressful than what I have now. ;)
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Blood after foley insertion
    If he's a DT patient then he possibly has etoh liver issues/clotting issues, just a thought.
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Permanent documentation... "Please advise"?
    I agree with you on this. Drs do not read our nursing notes. At my hospital, we use Epic EMR and we have a place to put "sticky note" to physician which is just like a post it note on the chart. ...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How Would You Rate Your Pain????
    What bugs me is when a pt says their pain is. 10/10 and theyre sitting up in bed talking on telephone normally. To me, a 10 is crying sobbing or something other than carrying on normal...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can you get into nursing school with a D for A&P1?
    If I'm taking a class and I don't see myself getting a C or better, I will drop before I accept a D on my transcript. Most teachers will advise you to do the same if you're not passing. A D is a...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. From being a nurse to a flight attendant
    The grass ain't always greener on the other side. Remember that flight attendant that caused such a stir not long ago pulling the chute. He got sick and tired of demanding people. In the end,...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    Everything. My last day was 3 discharges within 2-3 hours knowing that beds were needed. All the while trying to make med passes, medicate for pain. Get my discharges done then 3 new admissions. ...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing: Then and Now
    I'm not old enough to remember this but my charge nurse told me that before Lovenox or Heparin, pts use to "drop like flies"They'd get up to walk with P/T and get back to bed only to throw a PE. :(.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. feeling burned out on bedside nursing
    I'm starting to Hate bedside nursing. In the same boat as you. Hopefully, something will change soon.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    I'm pretty burned out myself. Nursing is the hardest work I've ever seen in my life. Constant running and multi tasking, its ridiculous at times. I wish I had known a little more about nursing...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    yeah this!
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. IV Rocephin Question
    Is this a test question? I piggyback it with IVF, sometimes in a peripheral, sometimes a picc. I don't think it really matters! People with picc lines are usually on vanc or something more for...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications