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  1. Is it okay to tell a patient to not disrespect you
    Good answer above by Isabel. Sometimes this works, when it doesn't, I will usually just change the assignment. A fresh face will often make the patient feel as though they have some control, and...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Is it okay to tell a patient to not disrespect you
    This is a difficult problem in nursing. I personally see nothing wrong with what you did. Why are nurses so eager to be martyrs, allowing patients to be rude, curse, or in other ways "disrespect"...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How to deal with the old/experienced nurses?!
    Great post, Jean Marie. Some things I hadn't thought of.....sometimes we are more cautious of new folks until they prove themselves to be "sane".....we have had more than one new employee come on...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How to deal with the old/experienced nurses?!
    Don't take it personally. If you ask a question and no one answers, it may be that they don't know the correct answer, and don't want to lead you wrong. It takes a good year to feel comfortable...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    I can SO relate to you, beeker. It is one of the biggest frustrations of my nursing career to have to deal with family members who either do not understand the visiting policy, or just don't want...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. 6th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    [quote=joe v;6629145]another hard one ... Let's see what you can come up with. Write the winning caption to this cartoon and win $100. http://img.allnurses.com/cartoon/nurse-caption-11.gif ...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    I just want to say thank you to all who took a minute to support me, or just to comment about a similar situation. It crushed me a little to have this happen, because I am very proud of my nursing...
    Oct 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    LOL....i don't think so...but its crazy to think that just because someone has an advanced degree, they can move into management and do a good job. my manager had no clue. She loved to talk about...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    LOL Thank you. I am considering it as a blessing and although I miss my co-workers, I am now relieved about the ending. I am still concerned about the pay cut, but got rid of my boyfriend also, so...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. A rought night at work
    It will take time, just remind yourself that they are missing out on knowing YOU, a really terrific person. Do not doubt yourself. Another positive route is to help out someone else the minute you...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    thank you, my co-worker did back me, but she chastised her as well, didn't believe either one of us.
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    Hello all! Recently a patient complained to his aunt that his night nurse "didn't care about me". This was a confused patient, admitted for flu-like symptoms, fever, etc. I noticed the patient was...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Manager is blocking advancement - should I go?
    I hope by now you have gotten out of there. I have been in the same situation myself, and let me tell you, it does not improve with time. The Manager always seems to be the winner depending on how...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. I am SO Ticked off right now!
    Agree with all of the above. Ignore her and celebrate yourself! You don't need her approval! vivere:twocents::yeah: "when you learn how to live it, life is free of strife, that is why I LIKE...
    Dec 21, '08
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  15. Knowing When To Leave.......
    Thank you for responding. I AM the insurance carrier, for five of us. That is part of the dilemma. It is not just me. I very much appreciate everyone's thoughts as I mull this over. vivere:saint:
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Knowing When To Leave.......
    there are scads of books out there about knowing when to leave your lover, but i don't know of one that would help me know when to leave my job! i have been happily working at a small hospital for...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    i still kind of like the idea of ignoring another's bad behavior. she's just a jerk, let's face it. i am sure everyone tip toes around her. we have someone like that, too. great nursing skills,...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    mahage, it really sounds like you are being harassed, if she thought she could call you two hours after your shift ended. if this happens again, i would make her feel uncomfortable by turning the...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. NC Nurse Salary
    I have to agree with what has been said already. If a hospital is offering a huge bonus, as mine is, you can be guaranteed there are serious problems within. I work at a small community hospital...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  20. Anyone else studying for CCRN exam?
    I appreciate this advice. I have already taken it twice. The first time, I was overconfident and certainly unprepared. I took it again a couple of years ago, stressed about home situations and...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    i think that the sad truth is that nurses are just not good to each other, whether they are the older, seasoned nurses or the new ones. People are people. They talk about each other, look for...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Reporting other nurses
    Yes, this is a sad truth about nursing. I am not sure it is just nurses , but that is where my experience lies, so I will comment on what I have known to be true. There are nurses of all ages, who...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do all of your vented pt's get restrained?
    gotta agree with Mattsmom..... I have had a patient who was sedated lightly, and restrained, come up out of sedation suddenly and somehow was able to reach his tubing enough to extubate himself. I...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Is it too much to ask for your coworkers to be considerate?
    Just remember the reasons why you are there...it was never about making friends. It was about making a good living, about providing for yourself, and it was about taking care of others, assisting...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Have you had this happen to you?
    Yes, we had it happen with a patient. She bit clean through the cuff tubing....She was otherwise pretty debilitated, and the doctor suggested we just tape the tube in place well. Her sats remained...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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