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  1. When surgical tools get left behind
    Wow, that's crazy. I don't understand how he couldn't remember to pull it out when clearly he used it for a reason. That's scary that he didn't care about the counts, but I've worked with surgeons...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. When surgical tools get left behind
    I just caught these two shows on the Discovery fit and health channel over the weekend. I thought they were interesting, but I was left screaming at the tv during most of it. They put so much...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. How to get out of patient care?
    I've been a nurse in the OR for 4 years now. I'm very good at what I do, and I do like the OR environment, but I've been having some neurological problems (walking and balance issues) that are...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What's the craziest thing a patient or family member has said to you?
    I once had someone complain to me about when she had fractured her ankle and had to have surgery. Her nurse had absolutely no idea what she was doing! She stuck a needle in her arm and just left it...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Sandy Storm whom do I serve?
    I don't live anywhere near the coast, so I've never had to deal with hurricanes, but I have had my fair share of snow and ice making it nearly impossible to get to the hospital. I've always been able...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Be nice to new nurses!
    I wish everyone could read this thread. People need to learn that there is no reason to treat your new coworker like they're an idiot who doesn't stand a chance of learning. When you scare that...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Is this what night shift really does to us?
    Wow, everything you are going through is exactly how it is for me on day shift. I started my career on day shift and did it about 4 years. Every single day I would have the hardest time getting up,...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Craziest thing at work...
    I once had a patient who swallowed toenail clippers in an effort to kill himself. When we finally fished them out, they were huge! I've seen more than one male patient with practically...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Recruiter hasn't called me back =(
    I just went through this with the entire HR department after I had applied for a job. Every time I called, it went to voicemail. I actually called multiple times a day and just never left a message...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    I've done both, and for me, as soon as I switch from one to the other, I miss what I just left. What's nice about 8s is that you have time in the day to actually do something if you want to. It's...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. New DON
    It's nice to hear a story like yours for a change. I wish everyone in management was like you.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Don't say anything
    I've recently been approached by my manager in my new job. I'm doing great, and everyone seems to think so, yet they're still complaining about me (yet not to my face) about things I need to step up...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Taking a man beating in the OR
    You really need to find a new job, and quickly. I really doubt that other places are worse than that. While you're still there, your best bet is to just focus on doing your job and don't get involved...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Moving patients
    I'm afraid to even go to my manager about any concern because I've always felt like I've got a target on my back. She has made it a point to tell me everything I've done wrong since day one, even if...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Very little witnessing going on with drug wastes on my floor!
    At my first job, I always watched the waste. I never saw anyone around there who would just walk away without watching the med be wasted before signing their name. Where I work now, people will just...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Are student loans haunting you?
    I don't have nearly the debt that most people have, but paying that $200 a month still kills me. I remember when I first started college, all I heard about was that student loans are so low interest....
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Moving patients
    I worked in a teaching hospital for a long time, and I was taught that you should never move a patient without having four people, one at each side. It was also drilled into my head that, after the...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Vacation/Holidays - New game to play
    Things like this are why it paid to work in a big hospital. Most people would want off around the holidays, so I knew I couldn't get those days off, but it was very simple to get off a week or two...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    Absolutely not. Most of my coworkers have been great in every job I've ever had before I became a nurse. Now, if I hear one more stupid girl badmouth the other girl who just walked away one more...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. How do you cope with looking "too young" to be a nurse?
    People have always thought I'm way younger than I really am all my life. By the time I actually became a nurse, I was so used to it, I didn't really care what people said. Even though I look young,...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Organ transplant orientation
    I used to do transplants and we never really had an orientation for kidneys. It was just the regular nursing orientation and they tried to get us in on transplants during our urology rotation. For...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Having a problem "getting the hang of it"!
    For those of you who are new, one thing you need to keep in mind is that it takes a long time to get used to the OR. I was told when I was brand new that it would take at least a year before I really...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. how many calories do you think nursing burns up?
    I've worn a pedometer and I've seen just how many steps I take on the days I work. It's crazy high, yet I don't lose a pound because I eat all of those calories, plus more the minute I get home. It's...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. How many of you had to make a change recently?
    I just recently made a change after five years due to very poor management. I loved my coworkers, but I couldn't deal with all of the stupid drama anymore. The only problem is, I was lied to in my...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurse accidentally throws out kidney before transplant
    It sounds to me like the circulator was not properly trained to do transplants. Why would she even think about throwing out slush? Also, was it not in a box? Any transplant or organ harvest I've...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing News

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