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  1. Hilarious maternity nursing sayings/pics
    LOL~ I think all nurses (maternity or not) can relate to these! Hilarious! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Well, it is what it is. Just a revelation.
    I honestly could have written this post myself. I wonder if the stress is all worth it. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years- 1 yr in LTC, and the rest a a very busy family practice. Both jobs have...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you Watch what you Eat?
    I watch what I eat, especially in terms of nutrition (less worried about calories). My thinking goes "Have I eaten enough fruit today? Did I get my good fats?". That's not to say that I never divert...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. A Security Escort
    Great spooky story! Really enjoyed it, thanks!
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Did I do the wrong thing by holding my residents coumadin dose?
    If a pt's INR is in the therapeutic range, I advise the pt to continue with the current coumadin dosage, otherwise the INR with go down. Find out for sure what your facility's procedure is regarding...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. How many Hours per Week do you work
    About 50 hours/week at a very busy family practice.
    May 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Lying about a med to a psych patient
    If the pt understood enough to consent to IM ativan, he should have been told about the haldol. I don't know the 100% legal answer. I'm looking forward to other responses from psych nurses perhaps...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What disorders did you diagnose yourself with in Nursing School?
    Hmmm, quite a few actually: headache= brain tumor/aneurysm sore throat=throat cancer pain in leg= DVT constipation= bowel cancer period coming 2 days earlier than usual= having to have...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Anyone else the QUIET nurse?
    I think you and I are very alike in this way. I'm a quiet person (at work, haha!), but like you, I become more outgoing when I get comfortable around people. I have never really seen this as an...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. I've made a mistake, and now I need help
    I would just be honest: things like this happen. It's not the worst mistake in the world. Fix it now rather than have it come back and bite you in the behind. I bet you won't forget the consent...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Fun Questionnaire for Nurses
    1.) What type of nursing licensure do you have? Please check or type your title. LPN 2.) How long have you been a nurse? B. 1-3 Years 3.) What annual salary do you expect as a nurse...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Tips for a good shift!
    Always bring a tasty, nutritious lunch. It's something to look forward to, and gives you energy to get through the day. I usually make a batch of salad (something with protein, like a quinoa or...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Suggestions on gift for preceptor...
    A $10 gift card for Starbucks or any other popular coffee place in your town is always appreciated.
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Question about injections
    Thanks for your reply. It's pretty much what I thought.
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Question about injections
    If you give an IM injection subcutaneously, or vice-versa, what would happen? I'm asking this out of curiosity. I have heard some nurses say "I'm not sure I went into the muscle" when giving IM...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is your attendance policy?
    At the nursing home where I currently work, there are no strict policies either. I have coworkers who call in every 2 weeks. No write-ups or warnings.
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How do I get a new job after being fired?
    Would there possibly be any colleagues from the hospital that would be willing to give you a reference? Any of your former professors or preceptors? If you can get good letters of reference from...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What size scrub pants do you wear and what size jeans?
    I wear a size 8 in jeans....size small in scrubs. But the scrubs still never fit right. They feel too big in some areas, but I know XS would be too small. I hate scrubs!!
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    I must also comment on some of the very negative responses here. I have no ill will toward anyone I work with, including this nurse. I am not the confrontational type. I have never reported any...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    The colleague I mentioned noticed something in the evening. When I came on, this colleague came to me and asked me to assess the situation. I assure the previous poster, I am not a gossiper-type. I...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    No need to be so harsh, Snippy. It is not my job to interrogate my coworkers on what medications or how much sleep they are getting. And for the record, I did not make an accusation of drug use. ...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    You're right, it's unrealistic to expect everyone will agree. I am trying to make myself feel better about this is some ways. I f have worked with this nurse before, so I trust my judgment when I say...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    So what I am getting from a lot of you is that if you have a suspicion that something is definitely NOT right, to shut up and not say anything? I would not have said anything if I thought she was...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    I probably shouldn't have said anything. My gut was telling me to say something though. And the fact that another colleague was worried about this nurse reinforced it. What's done is done, we'll see...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse
    The other night, the day shift nurse who was leaving looked rather "off"....glazed eyes, appeared unsteady, had a general "stoned" look. When I asked her if she was OK, she said she had taken 1/4 of...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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