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  1. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    Hippies = Hip Protector pants Witches Hat = Toilet urine collector "Lit up like a Christmas Tree" = A urine dipstick with everything showing on it Kylie or Bluey = Blue under pad for the...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    To patients families... * Please don't walk into a room in the middle of a code to complain that your relative has been waiting five minutes for a cup of coffee. * If you are sick and...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Not a waitress or barista
    Ugh, this happened about 5 times today on my shift as I was giving out medications.. PATIENT: Take my tray away ME: The kitchen staff will do it soon *I walk all the way up the corridor back to...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    Rehab. 10-11 pts.
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How i got the job that I wanted.
    I know I don't know you, but I am so proud of you !! Congratulations !!
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. how much orientation did you receive as a new grad?
    2 days as an EN/LPN in a rehab unit... Yep...2 days..
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How far will you travel to work?
    I currently commute an hour and a half each way on public transport. Hopefully I'll be moving soon, it seems all my free time goes on travelling !
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Just because Mr./Mrs Pt has dementia it doesnt make them any less of a person. Don't roll your eyes at them, shut their door and ignore them or yell at them for "being annoying". They are real...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    Don't stand around talking when there are tasks you can do ! I have met 2nd Year RN students who will not shower a pt or do obs because they "arent sure how" or "not confident". What the ? I was...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Suctioning thick green mucous from pts. And stool with partially digested food in it...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. For those who don't wear scrubs, what do you wear to work?
    We dont have a uniform, but most of us wear black or navy pants (or a knee length black or navy skirt) and a polo shirt or short sleeve blouse. And black leather comfy shoes.
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I once went to the ER for a toothache :sofahider I had pain in my tooth all day, took paracetamol, codeine, ibuprofen, tried toothache drops, oil of cloves, garlic - you name it. Rang around all...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Rehab Nursing advice please...not a real nurse?
    A typical day working in rehab for me can be anything from helping people to shower themselves and go to the toilet to code blues, hanging drips, hypoglycaemic management, complex wound...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  14. How many of you have to pay for parking for your work?
    $50 a fortnight, taken out of our paycheck before tax.
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this what a EEN is all about ?
    Thank you everyone for your opinions and advice :-) I'm currently living in Victoria, on the Mornington Peninsula. I applied to Ramsay Health which run the private hospitals around here in May for...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Is this what a EEN is all about ?
    Hi all, I am a new graduate Endorsed Enrolled Nurse who is looking for a job. Previously I worked in aged care for a few years as a PCA. I chose to do the EEN course because I wanted to learn...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Glossary of Nursing/Medical Degrees-Certifications & Allied Heath Certifications
    EEN - Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (Australia) which I believe is the equivalent to an LPN that can give out most medications, and perform S/C and IM injections. Also known as a "Division 2 nurse". PCA...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why do night shift nurses get paid more when day shift clearly does MORE work?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!! :lol2:
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Ever had a nursing instructor hate you?
    I had a lot of biased teachers at my school...If you didn't blantantly kiss up to the teacher then you were invisible. I failed one class..the teacher never had time to help me or tell me what I...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Please don't giggle and say "Oh I love LPNS, they are such good little helpers when it comes to making beds etc while we do the nursing work !" :mad: Do you honestly think I went to school for...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Crazy things independent pts have asked of you?
    Sounds like a 40ish year old man I used to look after...He would pee himself all the time because he was just too lazy to get out of bed...and even cheerfully admitted it :uhoh3:
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I hate nursing..
    I see you haven't had a run in with Ruby before. Get used to it. :sniff:
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Most Annoying Nursing Stereotype
    Not really a stereotype, but having my whole family rush to me whenever anything medical related comes up. instead of seeing a doctor or using common sense.. For Example.. FAMILY MEMBER: I have...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I worked with a woman called "Gugu" (Goo Goo) once, it was short for something like Gugulathemia...I think it is/was a fairly common name where she came from in Africa.
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    My friend went to school with 3 brothers - Carha (Pronounced Car Ha), Chevrolet and Camry. The dad LOVED cars apparently...I don't know what a "Car Ha" is though :confused: Not a weird name, but...
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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