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  1. Why Do I Care?
    The goal = Make the unit so awesome that nurses pile ten deep to fill out applications for a 1 in 50 shot at the job. Look to those who are doing it well and incorporate that culture. Replicate the...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I Lost a Medication: Controlled Substance
    If I have to return a narc to the pyxis I tape it to my badge. This works because I can't swipe my badge to leave with it taped on there.
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    I will sell you my full-time job for 30k. I will give you 12wks orientation and be on-call via phone for any questions over the first year. Will need to be cash up front with a lawyer written...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. My aunt is a 92yo working nurse and would like to nominate her for nurse of the year
    I'm going to need video.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "I'm not floating."
    Just to add to the bad experience with floating tidbits: One time I was floated to a surgical floor, east side was ortho and west side was gen/surg. They were both short and arguing over who would...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "I'm not floating."
    Years back when floating became an option for staffing it was used to solve emergent staffing issues, maybe I floated twice a year. Nowadays, it is a daily, preplanned arrangement, that is...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Mental health days
    Don't hate the playa, hate the game. [Do not fault the successful participant in a flawed system; try instead to discern and rebuke that aspect of its organization which allows or encourages...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse
    Please know I love this article. Well written and informative, also heartbreaking. There isn't a nurse who reads this that doesn't know they could be in your shoes some day. Life is so unpredictable....
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    Here are some concrete suggestions you can use: 1. Wear a diaper. 2. Put crackers in your pocket. 3. Whine louder. 4. Get another job. *could not hold it in any longer.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Help with solving a Patient Sitter Staffing problem
    The charge nurse should determine your break time. It might be better suited to 5pm. Do you have a lot of nurses that stay late to chart? They could do the charting in the room and sit at the same...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Call to organ donation center post pt death
    I am not a fan of the current organ donation process. I have done it probably three times and all three times were as described above. They know after the diagnosis/age/comorbidities/TOD that it is...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse refused to give CPR
    So, err, let's say the resident has a 40yo son who is visiting. He goes down, no resp, no beat. Would he get CPR?
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Nurse refused to give CPR
    It seems the policy is to call 911 for emergent situations. Why call 911 and then not use their advice? Makes no sense to not help EMS by doing whatever they ask. I know of places that have the 911...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Running PRBC concurrently with NS?!
    I have worked in places where blood can NEVER be infused via pump. Where it always required a dedicated line with NO NS running, just a bag and tubing in the room in case of transfusion reaction. ...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    This is about so much more than black/white, male/female. I have found myself in the charge role many times and been uncertain about so many things but race and gender requests have never been a grey...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Hospital Bans Black Nurses From Caring for White Baby at Father's Request
    The correct response to the father would have been "We are, by law, not allowed to differentiate our patients or our staff based on the pigmentation of their skin" "We, as a healthcare entity, treat...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. New Nurse getting forced into Float Pool...Need Advice!
    Don't worry, they will change the staffing format again, just around the time that everyone finally gets used to it. The only sure bet in nursing is CHANGE. fly under the radar, see how it goes
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Nurse with Disdain
    The shift was hellish because I was surrounded by staff who will find ANY excuse to not answer a call light. Basically, they just don't like to attend to the sick needy people.
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Nurse with Disdain
    Change your major to Healthcare Administration. No, and I mean NO! proximity to pts. and you get to make pie charts and line graphs all f'in day. Goals are set and you get to make rules up as you go...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Sometimes it hits you...
    I was that Mom many years ago (+25). I am glad to know there are people like you who step-up to the plate during times of crisis. Thank you for all you do and please know you make a difference.
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Because nobody is a better expert in the art of nursing than...
    lmao on the dibs and yes I think that way too.
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "You've never said you liked nursing."  A vent.
    Ain't that the truth!
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ethical/moral issue
    Forget the cab, dc him straight to the ED so he can start the process all over again. These are the folks that keep us employed.
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Unforgettable moments at work
    Normally I enjoy all the humor posted....somehow I just am not able to do anything but cringe when I look at this one. Too close to home for me.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    No would not do nursing again, I would do speech therapy, art therapy, ultrasound, etc. Nursing is the bottom of the barrel in a hospital. It all belongs to the RN. Nobody else seems accountable for...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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