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  1. Calling out sick
    It doesn't matter if you always have a great attitude and are never late, that only goes so far. If I called out every time I woke up and my throat felt scratchy or had a headache or maybe should...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Would you apologize, if you'd done nothing wrong
    It's tricky. I will apologize effusively if I'm at fault - say, I promised to bring your pain medication or get your prune juice or whatever, and I forgot because I was charting. However, if a...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Bedside Shift Report
    I used to really, really hate bedside reporting, but I've cut it down to what most people here are saying - a quick hello to the patient, and a more detailed report in private. We have had a couple...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. It's end of shift and I'm leaving on time. Not!
    Get my post-op, get them settled and assessed and washed, "how's your pain?" "I can't believe it! ZERO out of 10!" All dressings clean, dry, and intact; here, have a sandwich. Continue to round...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Is it a good idea to work 5 days straight (12 hours shifts/day)?
    No. Such a bad idea. The most I will work is 5 days in a row and I only do 8s and by that last day I am experiencing serious compassion fatigue and I either get very surly or very giddy.
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Absolutely ridiculous... You can keep your 4 hours
    At least you get paid to be on-call (I hope, anyway)... we just get left hanging.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Accident
    At the very least, an incident report. Like many mistakes, hopefully this is one that will only be made once.
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Should I include this on my resume?
    I quit a per diem job a few months ago for a myriad of reasons - didn't get enough shifts, had to do monthly inservices which were a challenge (time-management and travel wise), and so on. I am...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Bitter Cold
    My only addition is to park facing out of your spot... much easier to drive right out rather than try to back out in snow and ice!
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    I think the issue is somewhere along the line "help with admissions" got turned into "do all the admissions". I think it may be the culture of my unit, unfortunately. I am chalking it up to bad...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hypothetical Situation
    If you didn't see it, don't say it! Aside from that sounds like the stuff soap operas are made of. Or Grey's Anatomy or whatever.
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is the lowest HGB you have seen?
    My friend said she was a 2 after delivering twins. On the floor I haven't seen anything lower than 6. Not very impressive.
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Let's call it "organ support," not life support
    I agree, I never heard an MD or an RN refer to a ventilator as life support. With regard to the 'sack of organs' idea, I think that we should afford that person the same respect as if they had...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Feeling Guilty After Calling in Sick...
    I'd rather that my coworkers called in sick rather than having to listen to them cough and hack and sniffle all over the place. Sounds mean but it's true. I WILL chase you with PDI wipes!!
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    THANK YOU! I was beginning to think I was unreasonable and crazy!! And yes, on our floor it is an unspoken expectation that charge nurse will take all admissions. And then, if the charge nurse...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Simultaneous admissions (vent)
    Okay, so when I'm in charge I know that I am supposed to take admissions. That does not mean EVERY SINGLE admission. That also means that yes, I deserve a lunch break too! It also means, if we get...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Answer Your Phones! Love, Tele.
    We're supposed to carry hospital issued cell phones, but on our floor nurses can be casual about it. That's why I call the monitor tech at the start of my shift w/ my cell phone number so they can...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Patients who love their sick role
    I had a family who complained about the hospital amenities while I was in the room. Such as, the food in the cafeteria was disgusting, they didn't like the way the linens were stocked, etc. Minor...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What nursing reference books do you use
    I kept my med-surg textbooks, and bought several of the Incredibly Easy! books for fluids and electrolytes, EKGs, etc. I find it especially useful as a reference for things that I don't see all the...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    We use only use sterile technique for central line dressings. All of our post-op dressing changes are clean technique.
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Passing things on
    It makes a difference to me if some attempt was made. I don't like coming in and hearing, the antibiotic was due at 0600 but the IV was bad and the patient said they were a really hard stick so we...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Disrespectful
    I had an administrator tell me to go around and apologize to other patients for a group home patient (DD) who was screaming and crying from pain because she didn't want to "see this come up in...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. What Are The Most Creative Call-off Excuses You Have Heard?
    I called out because of norovirus once, but that was soooo terrible I don't ever want to jinx myself by pretending I have it! :eek:
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse Scrubs for Hallowe'en
    You could always buy unisex Dickies. I think Fashion Seal makes inexpensive ones also. Check thrift shops or clearance at Walmart, a uniform shop, etc. One year my husband and I were "doctor and...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. IV push
    I always check our IV med book. Our pharmacy also made a "Common IV Meds" binder for a quick reference.
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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