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  1. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    Meh. I believe that there are definitely people who will cut and run at the first sign of a job being anything less than ideal, and that's their prerogative. I personally think it doesn't look great...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    Good question. I am not sure about that. I will have to ask the next time I donate blood!
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    There is a hefty disposal charge, apparently. I had a patient who was demanding to have her blood infused, even though her H&H and hemodynamic status was fine, and thought she was being a bit...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    No, I would not describe that as abuse. Some things are uncomfortable. Of course, I would rule out some kind of musculoskeletal issue but really it's (hopefully) not going to be on her arm for any...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    At my hospital we check them hourly but take turns between CNA and RN. I can't imagine doing it with seven patients, without an aide. Maybe on night shift. If they were all stable. And sleeping. We...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. what nurses do if a patient wants blood transfusions
    I've had patients who donated their own blood prior to surgery who wanted it transfused back to them. So I guess that would be an instance where a patient wants a blood transfusion.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. physical capabilty test
    I'm in my late 20s, run a couple of times a week, consider myself fairly strong, but I would totally T-rex out if I had to do a chin up. NOOOOOPE.
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bed alarms
    I always thought of bed alarms as basically an early warning that your patient was getting out of bed, rather than rounding and finding them on the floor.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    I have stuck myself with 2 separate insulin needles and it was very obvious each time, it felt like a prick or a beesting. I can't imagine sticking myself with an IV needle and not noticing!
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    We recently had a lady on our floor who hadn't pooped in 5 days. She was being discharged to the nursing home but of course we can't send her complaining that she is constipated. She got MOM, a...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    Sorry, I was thinking you were in an acute care setting such as a hospital. I'm not really familiar with how this situation would play out in a home care setting.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?
    .... Bo-nus? JK. We get them during the holidays and I lose around 20% to taxes every year. But hey, it is more than I would have had otherwise. Besides, they emphasize that EVERYONE GETS THE SAME...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    I got cornered for a practice one of these... and ALL they asked about was the pain scale, 0-10. It was so frustrating to explain to two play-acting administrators that no, the patient hadn't...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    I'm not sure what your role is here... are you his nurse? Be a good patient advocate and ask for his morphine to be increased. If you are a student, address it with his assigned nurse.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Is the VA a good place to work?
    Thanks for the responses! I guess it is pretty vague. Most of the nurses I know who used to work at the VA say they wish they had never left, which I take to be a good sign, but they have been out of...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Float Pool Vent
    I feel like the float pool nurses deserve a lot of respect because they are able to go between units flexibly, they don't get the same assignment back every shift, and they never know what they are...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unit Newsletter!
    We have a little "did you know?" segment at the end of ours, which I think is nice sometimes, but otherwise you can tell what the most recent screw-ups are ("DID YOU KNOW that we can only keep TWELVE...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Too much stuff behind ID badge!!
    Ours is on a little zip card, and mine's developed a droop :eek:
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Is the VA a good place to work?
    Just throwing it out there to get some feedback. I have an interview at the VA coming up, and would like to hear about different experiences.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. AT&T Will Keep Your Grandma Out of the Nursing Home
    Cheaper than a caregiver, apparently...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Calling out sick
    It doesn't matter if you always have a great attitude and are never late, that only goes so far. If I called out every time I woke up and my throat felt scratchy or had a headache or maybe should...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Would you apologize, if you'd done nothing wrong
    It's tricky. I will apologize effusively if I'm at fault - say, I promised to bring your pain medication or get your prune juice or whatever, and I forgot because I was charting. However, if a...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Bedside Shift Report
    I used to really, really hate bedside reporting, but I've cut it down to what most people here are saying - a quick hello to the patient, and a more detailed report in private. We have had a couple...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. It's end of shift and I'm leaving on time. Not!
    Get my post-op, get them settled and assessed and washed, "how's your pain?" "I can't believe it! ZERO out of 10!" All dressings clean, dry, and intact; here, have a sandwich. Continue to round...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Is it a good idea to work 5 days straight (12 hours shifts/day)?
    No. Such a bad idea. The most I will work is 5 days in a row and I only do 8s and by that last day I am experiencing serious compassion fatigue and I either get very surly or very giddy.
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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