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  1. redirecting to old threads
    Well, I'm in the minority with you then! When I'm reading a thread and come across the "search it" postings, they hit me like pure catty rudeness. But that's MY perception, which may have nothing to...
    7:39 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I have a personal FB profile. I don't list my employer there. I have a professional FB profile. I use it to promote my RN persona on social media. That's where I friend people from work, list my...
    7:20 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What Would You Do?
    Love to think about hypotheticals such as this!! I would stock up on as many supplies as possible and head to my family. Only the strong will survive, so conserving energy and resources is the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Visitors to our little corner
    Honestly, the mobile app is what alerted me to this forum because on the What's New feed, everything shows up by time of posting. Also, the name of the forum it was posted on is in tiny font in a...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry about your husband's experience. Has anyone suggested a fecal transplant? It really works. I've seen it. My worst exposure was stabbing myself with an IM needle as I was...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. "Likes" define my value
    That's what I thought. Oh well. :(
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Probably getting fired from can I move into full-time LTAC from prn status?
    My thoughts exactly! Contact a lawyer familiar with labor contracts. How the heck is it your fault that they don't like you as a nurse? That's the risk they take when hiring someone. That's why...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. "Likes" define my value
    Oh my GrnTea! What a great resource! If this works from the app, I'll be thrilled. Here goes... :ninja: :coffee:
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Appropriate gift for co-workers when leaving job?
    Very nice thought! I've always brought a gift when leaving a job. Last one was easy -- the coffee maker was old and pretty gross so I replaced it with a new one. It only cost me $30 and my co-workers...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Problems nurses face that no other professions understand
    At the core of all the issues mentioned is what I consider low respect for nurses from management. In any setting, nurses are really not valued and so abused. Literally abused. One agency I worked...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Subjective/Objective Symptom
    And I just have to point out how this method of teaching annoys me to no end. It seems to be endemic in nursing education. Here, the assignment is meant to teach a concept that is basic to...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Subjective/Objective Symptom
    Well the thing is that you are only given 1 word to decide. For example bleeding: is it observed bleeding or the patient telling you they bled? Any of these can be either objective or subjective...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Subjective/Objective Symptom
    I would suggest a physical assessment text, such as Bates, to help you discern the difference between objective and subjective.
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. How to tame a provider!
    I'm a natural diplomat but there have been a couple of providers with attitudes. I just turned around, looked them straight on and said, "when you can speak to me on a professional manner, we can...
    Jun 25
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  15. Hospice Contract RN Salary
    Thank goodness! It sounds like a person with no hospice experience trying to make a profit and not wanting to pay the salary an administrator deserves. The description you gave was for you to run her...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Proper Medication and Treatment Administering Videos
    I don't think a video is what you need. I would talk to the educator at your workplace and ask them to observe you and see if you're missing something. The EMAR doesn't change the basic checks...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Walked in on a pt rolling a joint
    Slamming: Street term for IV drug use. Means taking a solid form of the drug, making it soluble, and injecting it.
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Three 12's or 4 10's?
    For me the 3 12s is a no brainier. 4 10s still feels like a workweek. And only 1 weekend a month? That's great! I would much rather have 4 days off than 3 plus the opportunity to work early in the...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Nurses letting other nurses chart on their account
    It's against TOS to use credentials that are not yours, but the word nurse is not a protected title. But then again, that's in the real world. AN might consider it against TOS. Off topic, I know....
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Should Nurses help Doctors in Physician assisted suicide (euthanasia)
    Well, as a hospice nurse I still think your descriptions of the patient do not point to a well managed death. Not your fault at all, it's just what happens when a patient is in a hospital setting...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Attention moderators and non-NP's
    Are you talking about non-nurses? A section for the general public? If you truly meant to say non-NP, then I don't think there's any need. The entire site is non-NP unless you choose to post in...
    May 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Your first experience with a dead person
    Wonderful stories. My first is too personal so I can't post it. It did prepare me for death as a nurse because nothing will ever compare. I can't even remember my first as a nurse now that I...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What do you do to mask odors? A mask? Vicks under nose?
    Coffee filter filled with ground coffee in a corner. Does a good job of absorbing those horrible smells of decaying bodies, c diff, melena (ICU setting). I didn't invent this, the aides do it...
    May 18
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  24. Should Nurses help Doctors in Physician assisted suicide (euthanasia)
    I'm very glad you had a chance to see death. I am also very sad to see your description of this resident in agony! Where was the morphine? She should not have suffered like this. OP: as has been...
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    I didn't say anything about weight. I said looks in general. What that means to a particular person is different for everyone. And you proved my point. I see a personality in the unit's look and...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion