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  1. Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better
    Love this as it's so true! Constant use of alcohol handwashes/chemicals kill majority of germs and let the few survivors potentially become super bugs. Protecting children completely from the...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Shadowing to evaluate performance
    It sounds like you're doing this for positive outcomes. But I have doubts it will truly benefit your ward. Having a superior watching over your shoulder can cause not only paranoia and lower...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. For the experienced nurses...
    Time management is a process that shapes and solidifies with practice and passage of time. Do not beat yourself into a mess if when starting out you are not accomplishing spot on timing and feel...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Looking to connect with other Christian nurses
    ^.^ That's alright, with nursing I do love it but I feel unsettled like I'm supposed to be doing something else. I pray that I do what's right and I have a sense I'm supposed to write. Which I do...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. Looking to connect with other Christian nurses
    Hi Suzie, Lovely to hear from you. I'm a Christian Nurse too, gave my heart to him when just a child, I am uncertain if I'm called to be in nursing, but I do try my best to be kind and...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  6. Bedside report
    Its seen as the gold standard and being implemented across the state here. ^.^;; To be honest though...I can't stand it. I admit it can take people different lengths of time to adapt to change...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP (physiology) (scary rant)
    Physiology is a massive subject with so many things to take in, I am a little luckier as I've always been a great exam person. But there are some things I always did before exams. Seeing as you...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. When it rains, it pours.
    It's great you have such a loyal attitude and truly care about the job you've taken on. Personally though I think it's best to do what's right for you and your family. I see no harm in going to...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients
    In complete agreeance with this, I was taught that not breaking a dementia individuals 'reality bubble' was the most therapeutic for their mental health and feeling of well being. Which I believe to...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Being late to work...
    XD Thought I'd give an update. Reading this thread had me reflect an awful lot on my perception. A variety of members commented on how lateness gave them the feeling their time was not valued,...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Particular Patient Populations - Do You Struggle?
    I don't know if this qualifies. But for me the biggest struggle would have to be those occasional family members that are dead set their child has some 'mystery' illness and demand every...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nursing Superstitions?
    Here we certainly avoid the 'Q' word and some poor people have been told off severly by breaking this unwritten rule. (Generally newcomers by the more blunt personalities who've been around for a...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Ouch...my back hurts
    I had a substantial back injury in the hospital system at the bedside with a morbidly obese lady, I was used to hold her weight up. Causing damage to my L4, L5 and S1 I can't describe the pain. Lots...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Working RNs and the CNA are to blame for new graduate RN program shortages .
    I feel it's truly unfortunate that the economy is so harsh right now and making it so difficult for new grads to start their first job, so wish you all the best in this endeavor. I do feel...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Should penmanship be a mandatory course for physicians?
    --.-- Horrible scrawl. I see 30 and TDS and that is it. I'm betting we all see completely different things XD I have to say though, I think we sometimes deserve awards for the things we...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I Cried At Work
    It sounds like you had a horrific shift and as a new grad you had a lot on your plate. I think you did a rather good job particulary advocating and seeking help for the high acuity. You'll find with...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Not sure about bipolar and declaratory order for Board of Nursing
    Like Viva said you don't have anything to worry about. Despite the fact bipolar takes years of mood study to diagnose, a psychological opinion doesn't diagnose the disorder and in my country only...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  18. Rn to MBBS in Australia
    Your GPA is your Grade point average (not an exam). It is created from your grades from your tertiary studies. Otherwise you can get an OP/GPA by doing a steps course. I'm assuming your GPA will be...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Encouraging peds parents to call/text the nurse during off-hours? Common occurrence?
    Agree with everyone else, inappropriate also risky. If a parent is ringing to check on her baby and the nurse isn't even with the neonate, what if she gives false reassurace? The babe could of...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. To resign early or risk getting fired?
    It sounds right now you're really frustrated with the meeting that occured (it's never good to feel harrassed over something like your persona). I advise you though to sit back and cool off for a...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How to build up confidence?
    It's always difficult I think in your first year out as the brand new RN. I certainly found it a struggle, there'd be days I'd come home crying, days I'd come home fuming. I'd fall flat on my face...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Do you have family members who are nurses?
    For me I always wanted to work in healthcare and when I watched my mother go through her RN in my senior years of highschool I decided I'd like to be a RN too. (She was an EEN (LPN) when I was...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Nurse:Patient ratios
    Our ratio's are 3:1 once we get four little ones we're supposed to have a EEN (LPN) come and work with us. How often this happens is debatable, however if we push we always get someone so I'm not...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Blue or white collar?
    Well... it has to be White Collar for me. Through university I had to sit through our lecturers going on and on.... 'You are a PROFESSIONAL!' ....'evidence-based practice', 'responsibility',...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Uniform Confusion
    Personally I think it's worse to have long sleeves as spills/bugs will hitch a ride. You can wash your hands and arms (especially for sterile procedures) with short sleeves easily, but it's much...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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