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  1. Have you ever felt that you have too much work to do for just one nurse
    That RN to patient ratio is frightening. Do you have the ability to put in a "work-load grievance?" We do that soon as we feel that the RN to patient ratio on our med floor (acute medecine, with...
    Mar 31, '03
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. March 31 and there are snow flurries.
    Hi, here in Ontario, I am about 3hrs north of the NY border, We had a touch of flurries yesterday. I was so very depressed!! It has been wonderfully warm, to the point of me wearing my spring...
    Mar 31, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. care plans ???????
    Here in Ontario..(Canada), care plans are usually set out by the physian. They are maps that follow the daily care of the patient with regard to care, proceedures and meds. They are quite easy to...
    Mar 26, '03
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Rewards of nursing
    Cudos to you!! Celebrate that call!! Too often we are caught up in the negitivity of our work, pts complaining, DR's frustrations. We may forget our reasons for choosing our profession. I am...
    Mar 26, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I'm back...
    Your support has been over-welming. Thank you. My grandmother used to say.."there is always someone worse off than you." Sometimes it's hard to remember that. I have found only nurses understand...
    Nov 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm back...
    Thank you Lois. Your caring insightful words brought a smile. And I too am glad I'm back!!! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :)
    Nov 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. what a crappy day....
    I feel for you. It's so stressful being a student, and having staff nurses looking over your shoulders doesn't help. Where was yoru instructor while you were in the process of discharging your...
    Nov 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. I'm back...
    I was totally addicted to this forum. Then..work/life became overwelming and for the first time ever I wanted to forget I was a nurse. I put all my journals aside, stopped logging on. Things are...
    Nov 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do I get my caring back?
    All I can think about..is that maybe the ER is not the place for you. I was sent to a neuro-rehab floor when I injured my back. This was quite an adjustment from the acute medicine floor where I...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Are all floor nurses rude to ER nurses?
    rude..hmmmmmmm i was a floor nurse, now i am in er. so i can finally speak from both sides. you will surely (spel) hear that floor nurses are rude, but you'll also hear that er nurses are equally...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Self Scheduling
    self scheduling!!! in our er and icu we have self scheduling. do any of you have this, and if so, how do you like it? for those of you unfamiliar with it, you self schedule your shifts for a 6...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Midnight Nurse VS Dayshift Nurse
    Ok, here's my two cents worth. When I worked the floors, there were less nurses on nites, so essentially you had more patients, but you didn't have to worry about am care, dressing etc. I never...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Nursing is a big part of who I am
    People repeatedly ask me how I manage the stress/sorrow/work load of nursing. My reply remains constant. Where else can you work, leave at the end of the shift and count the positives? Each shift...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. An opinion please?
    Everyone doing clinicals has their favs and their not so favs. For me my stressor was OR. I would do just about ANYTHING to get out of an OR. The instructor knew this too! Each am she'd annouce...
    Jul 27, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. triage to fill beds or not
    Save beds?? We are lucky to find beds!!!! We have 3 ressusitation beds off our observation area. Our obs has 11 monitored beds. Those who don't require monitoring go thru corridor, or cubicles. ...
    Jul 23, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Why you love/hate ER
    Wow, so much has been said, what can I add? My biggest surprise in going to the ER from the floor was seeing the pts first hand, not "prettied up" as they were when they usually got to me upstairs. ...
    Jul 23, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. shoe recommendations?
    Ok, here's my two cents worth, (bout a penny U.S) LOL, anyway, I swear by Nike Air Walkers. I also buy new ones every 6 months. My physiotherapist recommended it. Apparently even tho the outside...
    Jul 23, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. FULL NAME required on name tag???
    I work in the ER. My last name is whited out. Everyone covers their last name one way or another. It's a safety issue. I cannot imagine forcing people to have full names on. Years ago I worked...
    Jul 23, '02
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Your Children
    The summer holidays seem to be flying bye. :( :( Both kids start back the Tuesday after labour day. Shopping, thankfully isn't too much of an issue for my youngest. She wears a school uniform and...
    Jul 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Mudd on my face!
    My personal treats are getting my hair coloured every 6 weeks, and my weekly scab magazines, such as Enquirer, Star. I also don't skimp on hair products or skin lotion. I found the most wonderful...
    Jul 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you approach patients or families about code status?
    I work in the ER, and I've also worked the floor. It has always been the Dr's responsibility to deal with code status. They are the ones who appoach the family and patient. We can update the...
    Jul 15, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. length of orientation for ER
    Hi, I finished my ER orientation a bit back. Regardless of your past history (skills, education) we all orientated together. The first day was a brutal exam, covering all sorts of things like...
    Jul 13, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. ER for just pain?
    You are pregnant, you are experiencing something that is keeping you awake at night. If you had called our triage desk we would have told you to come in. Pain can mask so many things. It is never...
    Jul 13, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. ID bands
    We band our patients when they are registered. The hit triage first, and if they say are shuttled to obs or recuss, we put a temporary band on them.."F45555" for example with their own unique number...
    Jul 13, '02
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. How do you feel about pain med refusal
    I have found that if a patient is concerned about addiction, they will queery their meds. I think the most impotant thing with pts is eduation, what they are getting, why they are getting it, how...
    Jul 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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