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  1. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    Alright then. I would refuse to care for him. Maybe that's politically correct enough for this website ;)
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    Tell the 8 year old that's dead he is "just a human being who deserves care" I'm not mother Theresa just because I'm a nurse... Sorry but I first hand witnessed this ***** actions. It's not like...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    Yeah... You guys live in Boston and be there that day and tell me "oh I care for everyone the same!!" "Prisoners are sometimes the best patients!!" "He isn't proven guilty yet!" That dude and his...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How do you reward yourself after a tough shift?
    Ahhhahah thumbs up to the above. Love it
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse
    I think you acted amazingly and did everything you possibly could have. I really hope the fact that you were involved and stood witness to his treatment from beginning to end gives you some sort of...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. [So] My hospital has banned disposable wipes...
    We used washcloths at the hospitals I've worked at. Some had the wipes at a point but both stopped using thing due to cost concerns. In definitely not buying them myself that's ludicrous. Let the...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Rule follower-how to survive
    You gotta be flexible... It will help you so much if you can be flexible, stay a perfectionist to a degree...But accept nothing is perfect. If you can't do the above--how about being one of those...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Bored on night shift- should I ask for transfer?
    Transfer after 6 months... You could just really be bored... Some people work faster than others. Maybe it comes more naturally for you? But you gotta see what life is like when you aren't on...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Would Like Input - CABG
    I was always told it would be okay to look them up if it was "forward" in their care on the same admission you had them for... So you can't look if you didn't have them that same admission... But if...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Witnessed unsterile procedure and feeling terrible about it
    Let your unit educator know that you have witnesses unsterile/improper cath technique and suggest an inservice... Or fill out an anonymous variance and don't dont don't name the nurse in it. This is...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New Nurse can't eat lunch
    HA! She expects you guys to do dressing changes and give her meds while she is on break?? Is she princess of the unit? I'm afraid she would also think I was "mean"... That's not what covering is
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How do you all like to start your shifts?
    I used to have 1030 meds, at that job I would do all the assessments and dressing changed or whatever I could fit in the one between 730 and 930. I would have everyone documented on and assessed well...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. You might be a night shifter if...
    We had a very confused Cantonese speaking patient who was agitated. Nobody could communicate with him, had him sitting at the station with us. He tried to get up and I finally just let him... I...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ?
    Yes yes people who are good at their jobs MUST be terrible nurses who cut corners and force their work on their coworkers!! Never answer call lights!! Just awful people.... Sorry you aren't an...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. is your efficiency misinterpreted as lazy ?
    YES! I have this problem. Not to toot my own horn but I can assess pts, pass meds, chart everything, write my notes and have some coffee and small talk with a patient or too--all before 1000.. And...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Night Shift and My Muffin Top
    Maybe substitute the lean cuisines for multiple low fat snacks like raw green beans, snap peas, nuts, dried fruits (in moderation, too much sugar)... The lean cuisines are full of sodium and...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Night Shift and My Muffin Top
    Forgot to mention: I think going to the gym after you wake up is best. I wake up around 3ish and exercise for like an hour or 2. Just do what's comfortable for you and build up to more.
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Night Shift and My Muffin Top
    Don't eat a "big meal" at 8am, eat less when you are immediately going to sleep afterwards. I eat an egg sandwich and its not the healthiest thing. But it helps me sleep... I love egg sammiches ;)...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. AM I WRONG or Right
    I mean... It's one of those iffy situations I'm sure. I know from experience it's not fun to work with someone u have written up but that doesn't mean you should be thwarted from doing so.. ...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. A day in the life of an ED nurse
    A effing men
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    I had a pt who refused to have an African american nurse. The nurse in question didn't want to take care of him anyways!!! People.... Sheesh
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Moving Missouri to Boston, MA. Do you need BSN to work at most major hospitals there
    If you don't have a BSN I bet money that not a single hospital in the actual city of Boston will hire you.... If you don't have a BSN you will have a very very difficult time finding employment in...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. How Can You Be A Nurse With No Clinical Background?
    I'm applying to an NP program with 1.5 years bedside experience.... Sorry I'm not in my mid 40s on my second career with 1.5 years experience and applying to NP school. You'd probably approve of...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    There is a nurse that's comes in at 555am every single shift.... We start report at 715am.... And she straight GRILLS you during the entire thing, like she hasn't looked up every patient in painful...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Whats your record??
    I don't find it offensive at all, that's cool if you do though.... 3 out of 6 psych pts, of course with medical issues bringing them to me but def full blown psych patients... Little do we all...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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