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  1. A question for the nursing moms.
    If I had a choice? Absolutely part-time. I just had a little one and I am dreading working full time, even though it's only 3 days a week! You could always work "officially" part time and then pick...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What the what??
    Sella turkey-ka sounds like a delicious italian dish.
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nope, you're not going to die tonight...... says the hospice nurse
    Of course she wasn't going to die...the hospice nurse closed the window!! Sheesh! That's how I keep all my patients alive! :uhoh3:
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I like being different.
    I had one of those piercings during my senior year of nursing school/clinicals. I put a clear plastic stud in during clinicals...didn't make it any less obvious in my opinion, but none of the nurses...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. crap...am I in huge trouble???
    In orientation, my preceptor was showing me how to hang tube feeding. It was a special kind that she had to request from dietary (wasn't stocked on the floor) and when it finally came up at the end...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The happy policy
    Who is supposed to cover your assignment after you get sent home? Staffing is so tight, I just never see this actually happening. Sounds like a scare tactic.
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. My daughter is quitting nursing school!
    i wouldn't pay for any more of her schooling. she is an adult...if she wants to jump from career to career, she should do it on her own dime, not mom and dad's.
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bookish, low common sense... will I fit in?
    I am just the same way you are! I was considered very smart throughout school, but get me into "real world" situations and I ask so many questions and have to be walked through everything. I...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    His message is very inflammatory and seems aimed at stirring people up. The only nurses who are lobbying to be called doctors are ones who have.....received their doctorate degree. We afford that...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Nasty email from CNS
    Like the other posters have said, I would just go along with your CNS and make an action plan for yourself. It is snarky to send that e-mail right after your "disagreement," but you will waste...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. doing the possible
    I have known several people who failed a class or semester (usually due to unforeseen circumstances such as death or illness in family) and later graduated. If nursing is your dream, keep at it, even...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Does anyone else feel this way?
    I don't think it is "crazy" or "scary" that the OP feels this way. What is scary is that some people feel this way, embrace it, never question it, and let it affect their patient care. Kudos...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does anyone have a GOOD manager
    My former manager was awesome, I really respect her because she actually was a tech on the floor, then a staff RN, then the nurse manager. You can't ask for more than that! She had done the job, she...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Moving Too Slowly in Emergent Situations
    I completely agree with you about the patient being too unstable for CT. The reason I went was because the surgeons ordered the CT d/t massive abd. distension, and the pt. was doing so poorly...
    Feb 12, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. What to do when co-workers  can't  keep up any more?
    I don't think it is just an age issue. I actually AM 25, and I can't keep up anymore either! :uhoh3:
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Noting orders VERY late...legally, what happens?
    I wrote about having the same situation in one of my posts (my post was about emergency situations--I am literally in the room with the patient the whole shift and the MD writes orders for something...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. First code situation...any suggestions?
    You did great! There are many unknowns in that situation but you caught it before it could get worse. Keep up the good work.
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Moving Too Slowly in Emergent Situations
    I have worked in ICU for several months now. While I know I still have a lot to learn, I am beginning to feel confident in the more routine aspects of ICU work. Except.... I don't feel like I...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Followed MD Order--Now Do I Look Incompetent?
    I feel that I may have made an error in judgement and made myself look incompetent to my supervisors. In the interest of not stirring up any drama at work, I want to post the situation here in order...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Share your BOOYAH moments...
    A year or so ago I took care of someone who was admitted the night before with rapid a-fib to a telemetry cardiac floor. Since her main problem was cardiac, I guess everybody missed the ABG with...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Turning Patients
    I am new to ICU but can totally relate with what everyone is saying. One reason I was so excited to switch to ICU from med/surg was because I could finally perform "excellent" patient care..."At...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. "If you can feel a pulse their BP is at least 90"
    When I first started in the ICU, I took care of a patient with chronic liver and heart problems. She had an extremely low BP....the attending doc started her on pressors which had to be D/C'd because...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What is your splurge?
    I don't splurge with money, but I feel that after a few days in a row of working, I deserve a day to lay around the house, sleep until 1100, take a nap at 1500, and eat well. It drives my girlfriend...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE
    You should read the book Women, Food, and God by Geneen Roth. It talks about compulsive eating, and how compulsive eaters eat not to fill a physiological hunger, but an emotional hunger. Then, weight...
    Jun 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Here are my pet peeves (all taken from real experiences): To my discharged patient: No, I won't call the hospitalist and request new prescriptions for your Xanax, Oxycontin, and Ultram. I don't...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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