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  1. What's the weirdest thing management has said to you?
    DON: "Why is the medication room door open?" AtivanIM: "I'm just throwing away these documents." (The shred bin is literally 10ft. away) DON: "You need to NEVER have the door open if your not...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. The cases that break your heart
    On my normally scheduled days, I work with children ages 5-17 in an acute care psych ward. Every day I hear stories that could break your heart. When I first began working there, I had a...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Why are new nurses treated poorly?
    We must agree to disagree then. I don't think I'm whining about lateral violence at all! If I remember a prior post of yours, the title was something to the effect of - why does everyone think they...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Why are new nurses treated poorly?
    Ruby, I never questioned the fact that the information about a valve is important. If it wasn't noted in an otherwise comprehensive report, and remembered on demand, then the oncoming nurse can go...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Why are new nurses treated poorly?
    Without reading your post first, and just answering the question you presented, my knee-jerk thought was "because you let them." A way to avoid interrogation would be to keep giving report as...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Sometimes it's impossible not to giggle...
    You got me beat hands down! That is hilarious!
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Sometimes it's impossible not to giggle...
    I'm a psych nurse in an acute care psychiatric hospital. Nothing seems to phase me anymore when it comes to psychosis. Just when I think I've heard it all, a patient will do or say something so...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. How to fail clinical
    A couple of questions before I can provide meaningful feedback: 1. Is this your personal guidelines for clinical, all faculty use it, or is it pulled directly from the student handbook? 2. What...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    Since I've delt with many situations in the past, I'm pretty well versed on how to be passive-agressive without it being led back to me. I just wasn't comfortable before, but with EVERY single nurse...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    I hope this post does not make you take a break from allnurses or keep depressing you. Thank you for your reply, although my post was not uplifting, it was out of desperation to be validated in my...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    In addition, I would like to add a conversation I had with another RN yesterday to add to this MD's ridulousness... I was told to NEVER give a child an anti-anxiety medication or sleep aids that...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    Thank you all for your replies! I feel more motivated to look for new employment, regardless of my current work schedule of 50+ hours weekly that leave me physically and mentally drained. I finally...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. MD screaming at RN's in front of patients regularly
    I currently work with an Psych MD that is also the Medical Director of a psych unit. I've never met such a rude doctor in my life! I'm a pretty new nurse and have only been working at the hospital...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    I would call them back. "Dr. ____ our phone call must have been disconnected. Give Mr.____ Ativan 2mg PO Q4 PRN, first dose NOW for anxiety, is that correct?" As he is doing his "yeah yeah yeah"...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I wonder how much money hospitals could save by having an MD in the triage area to deem certain ridiculous complaints unemergent. I would love to hear: "Yes, I understand that you felt that your...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Ben- great points! I cannot even wrap my head around having a human being suffer with a medical disease and debate why it is a "right." The real problem in this country is the prescription and...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. new grad RN reporting patient rights violation..
    In our acute psychiatric facility we cannot make someone take their medications regardless of how delusional they are unless: 1. They are court ordered or revoked court ordered 2. They are actively...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    :::yawn::: I deal with Borderline Personality patients all day.... Your post makes me wonder...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. How to respond to mgmt combining 2 high-acuity psych units in order to cut staff
    Just a note of empathy... At our acute facility on nights we have one nurse and 2 MHT's for 22 patients. We have no secretary or admissions department and literally take the patients right off the...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Inpatient Psych Brain Sheet
    I made a very detailed "brain" sheet and I never use it, I don't have the time! You may find it helpful to make a word doc. with a column for Name/Room #/Diagnosis/MD/ and med times that can be...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    I absolutely love being a nurse. Sometimes I really dislike my job, and maybe even "hate" a task I'm assigned, but I'll always love being a nurse!
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 8 or 12hr shifts?
    I personally like 12 hour shifts. Honestly, where I work, the time flies by so quickly I wouldn't be able to tell if I was doing an 8 or 12. I rather only come into work 3 days a week!
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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