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  1. Handling rude co workers
    i don't like the look on their face when it's directed at me for no apparent reason. If I did something to them to make them all of a sudden not like me, then let me know. Don't walk around mean...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Handling rude co workers
    Yeah, ah, but they started off cool with me. Very friendly & informative...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Bed Bugs!!!
    Well, the first case that had bedbugs, I told the company, they told me I had to tell the family so they can get it taken care of. I told the family & they were already aware of it, just 'forgot' to...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Bed Bugs!!!
    Ok, I have been with this nursing agency for almost a year now. I was working a peds case for a couple of months when I discovered the family had bed bugs. I'm sure you've all heard how bed bugs have...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    ok...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    Yeah, I'm thinking I have to agree with you on this one. Especially because in the text she said she "heard" that I didn't want to work with them anymore. That leads me to believe that someone from...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    Hello, fellow nurses!! An update to this case: I have been off of it for about 5 weeks now and I am happier than I have been in a long time. But just 30 mins ago, the crazy mom text me and wanted...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. When someone asks you what you do for a living, do you say "nurse" or "RN" or "LVN"?
    I get that, too! My aunt, who's an RN, actually dissed me when I told her I got into the PN program a year or so ago. She told me I wouldn't be able to find a job in a hospital! How rude?! I have no...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. PLEASE HELP Before they kick me out!
    I'm sure in the beginning of the program the rules were explained to everybody concerning attendance, cheating, requirements and everything. When I went to school full-time, I was also working...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    I do not have to deal with her anymore! My replacement finished her orientation and I start a new case on Monday! I wish nothing but the best for the client and pray the mom treat this nurse better...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Frequently changing a scheduled med's schedule
    So glad I don't have to deal with that crazy woman anymore! My replacement finished her orientation today and I start a new case Monday! I wish the best of luck to her daughter and pray that she...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Frequently changing a scheduled med's schedule
    I totally agree! I think the mom would be upset if I did call the pediatrician because she thinks she has to handle everything & I know I won't have the support from the other nurses seeing how they...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Milwaukee
    I got sexually assaulted on the east side back in 2009. If I ever moved back to Milwaukee, I would not go there!
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  14. Keeping that CNA certificate up to date
    I'm originally from WI, too thats where I was a CNA. Within the 2 yrs, u have to had worked in a nursing home or facility for so many hrs. When u get the form for renewal, take it to ur DON & they...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. How do you deal with classmates disrespecting you?
    I feel your pain!:( The same thing happened to me last year in PN school. In the very beginning, I talked to a lot of ppl, but after we took the first set of tests & I got a couple 100's, things...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Frequently changing a scheduled med's schedule
    Ok, I've been on here before complaining about a difficult mom, now I'm back, same case. My client is on Propanolol, q8hrs. It's supposed to be held if SBP <95 & DBP<65. These parameters are...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Nurses aren't maids!
    My agency told me it was up to the Nurse of we wanted to do light housekeeping duties. I would wash whatever dishes I used for my client & do another client's laundry, ONLY because I had down time....
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. when to suction?
    The mom said another nurse that works on the case would do that. I asked why and she didn't know. I told her, I didn't understand auctioning her when there's no need. It can cause irritation & it...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  19. What is your current LPN salary
    Home health $24/hr. When I travel to other cities, $26/hr in Phoenix, AZ. 2 weeks having my license at that!:)
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. What bag/attire/organization???
    I wear scrubs although the families I've worked with say it doesn't matter if I want to wear 'street' clothes. I personally prefer scrubs seeing how I have to deal with bodily fluids just makes more...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Anyone else have a bad CNA experience
    Well, I think maybe the problem was prioritizing for you. You have to plan out when & how you're going to do things before you do it. That would have helped you a lot with your ordeal. I also think...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    That's a good idea! One of the other nurses actually got her out of the house right now! Freedom!! LOL...maybe that was all she needed & maybe now she will relax
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    I do really care for the teenager because her situation is extremely personal so me, which is why I'm still there, why I turned down a job last week to continue working there so that she wont go...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    I know!! That's what I was saying! She always wants me to hold this med, give this instead,, double this. I'm like, I have to follow the MAR. I can't give anything that is not on the MAR. But she...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Ped client with a difficult mom! HELP!!
    Thank you!! I think what the mom needs more than anything is a friend right now & I cannot be both a friend to her & a nurse to her child. Because I love what I do & am good at it, I would have to...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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