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  1. Only African American Nurse on Staff
    OP, I may not have the right to respond to this, as I am not African American (or any other minority). But coming from a Caucasian point of view: some of your coworkers might not be trying to be...
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ICU Acuity - Advise?
    Ok, all, please forgive the long post, but I want to lay the situation out properly. I managed to get into a Neuro/Cardiac ICU. Yay, me! Loved the area, so I got a little house. Figured I'd get a...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Pet health cert.
    Ok, thank you everyone! That's very good to know.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    Loved this!
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. No failure to communicate
    Depending on the night, either vent alarms or call bells. I could SWEAR some days that there are alarms in my car.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Healthcare Facilities running out of medications + supplies
    Drug wise, hydralizine (on a neuro/cardiac ICU - that was fun) and protonix. Linens during the night. And frequently - in a crummy little rural place I will never, EVER return to - formula for the...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Anatomy of a Code
    Well written. In my facility, respiratory does the intubation, and nurses give the meds (no pharmacy for us - at least on nights. Don't know about days) but otherwise this is spot on.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pet health cert.
    Good day, all. I am considering starting to travel come spring and therefore doing some research. My question today is this: I have read that in order to move/vacation with pets, one is supposed...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Occular Oddity
    Thank you! None of us nurses were sure what to call it.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. Neuro ICU patient population?
    My facility mostly sees SDH's, SAH's, CVA's and the occasional tumor. Of course, we ARE in Florida, so the majority of our patients are "grandma/grandpa fell and hit their head". In the 2 years I've...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. Occular Oddity
    I just recently had a GI bleeding patient come in, but he was admitted to us because his ammonia level was sky-high and he was showing neuro symptoms. Totally unresponsive to stimulus, but a bit of...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  12. Transfer advice please
    I am definitely looking for a higher acuity, and am located between and fairly close to two major metro areas. I don't know about ECMO, but NICU is absolutely out of the question. They are entirely...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Transfer advice please
    Right. I feel like I'm running around doing 'busy work'. There's no challenge, nothing interesting.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor
    Had a neurosurgeon who was consistently a jerk. Think I've only ever heard him speak civilly to the nurses one time. So, there he was, out in the hallway, yelling at this poor little GN, when the...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    No joke, I had a patient who was looking to move into an area. He called me in at the busiest time of night to show me real estate ads in the paper and ask what I thought about each one.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Transfer advice please
    Exactly. I'm trying to talk to people and find out what different areas are like, so I might find where I can fit best, but since I've never been there... Good luck to us all. I, at least, am going...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    When a brand new nurse, still on orientation. It was about 1 am, and my preceptor has gone to get a snack from the vending machine. So I'm sitting alone at the nurses station, and in walks this...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Transfer advice please
    PennyWise: Yes. Exactly. EVERYONE told me in school that all new nurses needed a good year of med/surg or ER. Small, rural area ER was mostly clinic and I'd hated it (my baby threw up once in 3...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Transfer advice please
    Good Morning, Gil: I was sort of leaning towards ICU, but you're right about needing a change of pace. I'd be willing to take just about anything to get out of med/surg. Jenni811: Good luck...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Transfer advice please
    I didn't even think about that - but you're right. All the fun stuff without the 12 hours of pillow fluffing... I may look into that.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Transfer advice please
    That's what I'm trying to look into, I just don't know enough about them to figure out what would be a good fit for me. So I'm trying to talk to different people about their jobs and see if I can...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Funny things patients say !
    I have that happen a lot. Unless she's confused, she probably meant "thank you for being here/taking care of me"
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Transfer advice please
    Bored. To death. I've given it 2.5 years (when I wasn't really interested in the first place) and now I desperately want OUT.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Things You Need To Know To Be A Nurse...
    The filthiest word in a hospital is five letters long and starts with Q. And if you should say this word, all He!! WILL break loose.
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Funniest/strangest dementia patient stories
    As a CNA working during nursing school on a geri psych unit: Had a little old lady, 70's but ambulatory. On the 2nd day I had her, I noticed she was hiding from me. She'd pull covers over her head,...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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