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  1. Do you need a special certification to insert catheters ?
    In our hospital nurses do not insert caths in males unless they have in house certification. Female inserts of cath is standard nursing care though.
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Are you in it for the money?
    Becoming a nurse for "the money " is a little like the woman who "is searching for a rich guy to marry ". In both scenarios you will work for every penny of it!!!
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Just let me be...
    I have worked both as an LPN and RN and quite honestly there was no difference in how I was treated. How we represent ourselves is often how we are treated whether your in housekeeping,ward...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Because nobody is a better expert in the art of nursing than...
    Madness!! Anyone got an emesis bag?...I'm feeling a hurl coming on.!! What's next?... Pt check off the care they don't want to receive like the "awful " , painful dressings, suctioning,...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Did I miss something?
    Next time you could ask about getting a lasix order? (and request pottassium to prevent PVC's post diuresis. That might have solved the problem to lessen the heart failure symptoms. The problem...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    We got nothing. And....This was the 1st yr in my 20 yrs working there that no one got a cost of living increase (3-4% ) drum roll....ho! ho! ho!
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Weather
    Examine your heart not your defenses because that's where the truth is for you. Keep your focus on the correctness of your actions not your bosses response. Forgive yourself if you feel it...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. finally... I cried.
    well said jchilds!
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. finally... I cried.
    I am gentle in my nature and found the 1st yr nursing challenging because dominant characters were allowed to run a muck . You will learn to toughen . I am here to attest it does happen. Your...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Who actually likes nursing??
    I started nursing before many nurses here on line were born...! I started out in (Ireland ) in the early 80's in Peds and the Nursery. (Fun field to start out in ). I nursed here in the USA from...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Left Nursing After 3 Months and Couldn't Be Happier!
    Seems like we have 2 threads going on within the same topic. OP I am really happy for you that you have found purpose and happiness in your new career. Good for you following your heart. OP...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Visitors who stay overnight. Vent.
    Working ,in the past, in CVRU I took a direct approach. I met the family in the waiting room prior to pt's arrival and told family " "Your mother/father is my priority . I understand you want to...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. homosexual patients
    This is a non issue. Maybe a better topic might be "Why is it still an issue in your country " (or how it even merits being a topic in your school )
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I thanked a Nurse today
    Perhaps you could put it in writing and let her employer know too?
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    Before we get too carried away with tradition ...a reminder that the caps were worn originally to keep the nurses lice from dropping on the patients!!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    I suspect if you just show up wihout the cap they will just say "go ahead." I am from over sees so didn't realize the pinning ceremony was going to be a big deal. I figured if I have a gown on...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    OK blood starting to curdle....I feel a vent coming. Let's try something novel, the truth. I have worked on 2 continents nursing for the last couple of decades and I assure you every nurse has cut...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    Seriously???...... The nurse who last tried this kind of perfection.... has now snapped, is in a four point restraint and is tended by a nurse unburdened by the need for perfection " Let's...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What makes you want to vomit?
    I absolutely loathe hairy backs! They just makes my skin crawl . I am also not a fan of the surprise sputum catapult (The one where you ambu a pt and it shoots out with such a force you get...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A Tale of Innovative Nursing: Making It All a Little Less Scary
    I hope Myrna gets a copy of this.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Nurses are #1 in Honesty/Ethics again - Gallop
    Yikes, After reading these posts I am left wondering , doesn't anything make nurses happy??? (I can only imagine the wrath if we were at the bottom) Hearing we are #1 always lightens my heart....
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  22. I got fired today...
    Thank you so much funkmarv , I really appreciate it. I was feeling kind of drained today and your comment felt like an instant tonic,Thanks!
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. "I'm too young for a living will"
    Am I sensing you are a teeny weeny bit passionate about this topic!!!! :yes: Well hats off to you .Nice job. And yes, I have both a living will and a proxy. I picked as my proxy my husband and ...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. My First Code Blue
    Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I got fired today...
    It sounds like your preceptor wasn't around much or in retrospect were you a bit of a bronco bill charging ahead without knowing what you were doing? Either way,learn from it. You may have been...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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