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  1. I just cried in my car :'(
    I walked out of my NCLEX in tears as well. I had shut off after 76 questions in 30 minutes. An employee at the test center looked at me on my way out and said, "WOW, We have never had anyone take it...
    Dec 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. I never would have thought of that...
    The infant cath kits that have the catheter that goes directly into a little specimen tube.....those tubes can sometimes create a vacuum where the urine will not flow in even when you are in the...
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    It wasn't just the survey that got to me (they are everywhere nowadays) was the catch phrase "We strive for 5!" Brainwashing thing that PG (like if you say it enough time people will score a 5...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    I have been at the same place for 10 years, I have unintentially memorized all the answers on all the computer mandatory education we have to do every year (there is like 8 or 9 of them). I just...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "Strive for 5" at Firestone???
    So I went to Firestone yesterday to get my tires checked. As I was checking out and signed my paperwork the guy checking me out pointed my attention to the bottom of my receipt that showed were I can...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Mitrofanoffs
    I work in peds urology so a lot of our patient's have them. I would ask Mom what she does at home to make the cathing easier. some of these kids channels can be difficult and there is a certain way...
    Sep 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    I went to the ER once as a kid. For a concussion. I had fallen off my horse and had a brief LOC. It was not witnessed and when I got home and told my mom, she took me to the ER. I was luckily fine...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    If we knew for certain how to prevent the transmission of this virus, I think I would feel better about bringing them to the US. these workers were taking all the precautions to prevent transmission...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I have to admit....bringing these patients voluntarily to the US makes me nervous. This doctor and nurse were following all of the protective gear and decontamination protocols that are supposed to...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I do not have my place of employment or where I live on my Facebook page. I do have that I am a PNP. I do not like my work's Facebook page either. I work with kids so every once in awhile I will post...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Too direct?
    It is definitely an art that you learn to do. It is hard to tell people things they do not want to hear. When I was a new grad, one of the MD's I worked with gave me good advice. I had a family (I...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    I hate the surveys just like everyone....but we have to realize something here.....using the surveys in relationship to reimbursement was a calculated move. It gives justification, that the ordinary...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What cracked me up today
    I am not school nurse but a PNP... I have a patient I have taken care of for years for bladder symptoms. He is 13 years old and always been a smart alec (in a good way) and I love him to death. I...
    May 7
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. an oldie but goodie
    I remember using the Adalat and puncturing it with an 18 gauge needle. I worked in peds so someone had figured out the volume of the liquid in each of the capsules and then we would figure out a...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. telephone triage for busy pediatric office
    Before I became an APN, I worked for a busy pediatric practice and did phone triage a lot. The key is to have good protocols and document, document, document. When I first started, I took the...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. AIDS during the 80s
    WOW!!! That must have been frightening for your Mom and the fact that her work was called b/c of the labwork she had drawn? Can you imagine that happening today??? Glad she was ok!
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. AIDS during the 80s
    I remember in the early nineties coming home to my mom crying b/c one of her old coworkers had died. Her formal coworker (and guy she dated before she met/married my dad) had died of AIDS. They were...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Challenging Relationships with Doctors
    I have seen that happen in other divisions where I work. In my division, there are MORE than enough patients to go around and they welcome any patient I can see. I tend to see the patient's with...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    I am still stuck on the fact you were choked and assaulted by a patient and still had to do an admission on a patient before you went to the ER!!!! WHERE were your coworkers? How could they expect...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Patient stable when I left
    Kids are notorious for compensating for a long time and then, when they crump, they crump FAST. Seen it happen so many times. Only thing you can do is honestly asses the day and if you think you...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. pediatrics injections examples
    I always let our new people practice injections on me (with saline) so they could work on their technique before doing it with the children. See if someone in your office is willing to be the guinea...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Jahi McMath and Catholic Teaching on the Determination of Death - The National Catholic Bioethics Center I am very happy they came out with this statement in support of Children's Hospital. There...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    Wanting to set a kegal precedent so parents are the only ones able to declare a child dead? Working in peds.....That is FRIGHTENING! I still cannot believe, after reading the medical affadavit, the...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. My second MRI
    I remember years ago, when I worked on a pediatric Hem/ONC/BMT floor, we had this little boy from Russia as a patient. He was so traumatized from all of his treatments, he was really combative...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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