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  1. What has your workplace done to retain nurses?
    safe and adequate staffing.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Would you be insulted by this?
    it would be if it was going to the education fund specifically for our hospital since the mothership (the main hospital) runs their own nurses week celebration complete with gifts - but no this...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Would you be insulted by this?
    our Nurses week "gift" has been replaced with a donation by the hospital to the RN Education Fund...what a joke...thinly veiled disguise of "you're getting nuttin' this year"
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    my 10/10 was intractable biliary colic with a gallstone stuck in the neck of my gallbladder. 0.5 of Dilaudid and Zofran and I was feeling nuttin for a good 6 hours. BUT with that said, I have a...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BA in Communications/Advertising
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    I'm not sure because overnights never gets cancelled since we have at most 4 nurses (and 27 pts)
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is it necessary to come in off the clock?
    my manager is the only one in the hospital that comes in after 7 am (I was a float nurse for a while and was on all the different units at one point or another). She wanted to have a meeting with me...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Jobs while in nursing school
    an aide or tech in a hospital or LTC would be preferable - especially in the hospital system you may want to work in.
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. declining vaccines
    while not in TX I will tell you that more often than not its the hospitals that require the vaccinations in order for you to do clinical. No shots, no clinical, no passing the course. I know some...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Med Surg Then and Now
    from the more experienced nurses on our floor the acuity of the patients has changed. Such as patients with insulin or heparin drips used to be ICU patients - no exceptions, now we get those on a...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. I have the time (to pee)
    its really rare (although I don't work ER or ICU) that I don't get at least 20 minutes to eat and pee when I need to - even with 7 patients and no aide
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Sitter breaks
    the aides cover, unless the only aide is the one that is sitting and then the patient's assigned nurse covers it and we cover his/her patients (pain meds, potty etc...)
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    I wish we got 12 hour shifts... 5-8 hr night shifts is killing me! We took a poll for 3 12's or 2 8's and 2 12's and of course all the mid shift and night shift people were for it - can't get it...
    Mar 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nodding off...
    have you thought about sleep apnea? I work nights, and usually get around 6-7 hours of sleep (broken up) during the day - before I was diagnosed I could literally "sleep" 20 hours a day and still...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Which drugs are you required to count?
    we only count weekly (the majority of our pt's meds including Tramadol and Toradol are not in the Pyxis). We count Narcs, Benzos, Fentanyl patches, and sleepers (Ambien being the one I remember the...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    we do that inpatient...patient A needs Zofran PO but pharmacy's backed up - will borrow one from Patient B (same dose) and when Patient A's comes up we put it back in Patient B's folder. The way our...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. First Code
    so I had to code my first patient last night. Sort of unexpected as he was an RRT earlier in the day for chest pain but the EKG was clear as was the lab work. He was cleared to stay on our floor as...
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. RNs, I got a question about pain meds
    ^^^This^^^ I'm amazed at the number of young people (21+) that have their parents stay at the bedside with them 24-7 and seem to dictate their lives.
    Mar 1
    Forum: New York Nursing
  19. "You've got the wrong Mary" ... A Vent About Rude Doctors
    I'm sorry you have that experience. Our hospitalists are generally mid level providers that work shifts 7-7:30 (both a and p) - there are several - one covers the ED, one covers the ICU and comes to...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Cosigning meds
    SQ heparin doesn't require a co-signature, and neither does SQ insulin at my facility. Insulin gtt's do require co-signature and rate changes on hep drips do too...the last facility I was at (for a...
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bizarre/funny things patients do
    had a female pt squat over a hat to pee and wound up falling on the floor...note - she was AOX3, ambulatory with no bed alarm...wound up being a high fall risk complete with bed alarm and safety...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Nurses Floating Within the Hospital
    I got hired into a float pool in the hospital - I didn't mind it until I got floated to the ED (with no orientation) - nearly made me quit straight up and I quickly found a home on an M/S Onc floor -...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Left Speechless
    there was a girl at my son's basketball game with that book - I may have to check it out
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. It's end of shift and I'm leaving on time. Not!
    or when there is only one bed on the unit (we were fully staffed so not a big deal to get an admit) but the nurse that is getting the admit just had her patient fall while squatting over a hat to...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    near the end of 1st semester fundamentals clinicals (when we could finally start passing meds), COB of an instructor. student injects 1 mL of air into a morphine carpuject - morphine shower on said...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion