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  1. Being taken advantage off-I should have handled this better
    I had a situation over this weekend that is still bothering me, and I am ashamed of myself for not standing up and for letting others cross firm boundaries. So, I recently took a weekend PACU...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What did you do when you got burnt out?
    I changed jobs from med-surg to PACU weekend status. On Saturdays and Sundays I am the only person there unless I need to call in the on-call nurse. I like not seeing anybody's stupid face for...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Am I the only one that's done this?
    How can one draw blood or start an IV on yourself. You need two hands to start an IV on someone else. I can't imagine the issues with starting one on yourself. I couldn't do it anyway because I...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What I learned this week (7/11/15)
    I feel the same way every time a certain anesthesiologist is on call with me. I also learnt I will never ever feel comfortable working with this certain anesthesiologist and I'm okay with that. ...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you get really nervous before a shift?
    Not anymore. I've been working in PACU for nearly 3 months now and I don't have too much anxiety, not like I did when I worked in ER and med-surg. I work weekends and on Saturday and Sunday I'm the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Have you ever fainted 😕
    I help the anesthesiologists with nerve blocks and I still get nervous when I look at the needle they use to insert into the skin to get to the nerve. Never have fainted, and that is a good thing...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What I learned this week (6/27)...
    Metylene blue, isn't that what Walter White used to make his meth?
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    In the end, it's just a job to me. It's a job that requires more than any other job, because with no other job are you required to care for another person's well-being. But at the end of the day,...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How to perform CPR on a hospital bed?
    When I had a patient of mine code, I put the head down (somehow the CPR lever on the bed did not work) and started compressions. And the mattress was a dolphin mattress, one we use for patients at...
    Jul 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. You should know better
    -I struggle with a sweet tooth. -I don't have a primary care provider still, it's been 4 years. I don't really care to, as I don't trust any doctor in the company I work for, and privacy laws for...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What to expect - root cause analysis
    Why does your manager want to initiate a RCA? There is no need. The patient was quite elderly and sometimes when a very elderly patient is admitted, even if they were functional beforehand, they...
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is this a new trend?
    This is definitely not a trend in the two hospitals I have worked in.
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. First Choice Nurse; Second ???
    I would have made a stronger effort in math (I started struggling in Algebra II/Trig) and gone into computer science. Or I would have chosen biology as my major as I had wanted to and perhaps gone...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. This week, I have learned..... (6/13)
    I learnt that you can learn some things even from doctors you wouldn't trust to take care of a houseplant, let alone you or your loved one. He said it's the good providers that make mistakes and get...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Importance  (or not) of social ties in workplace
    I find it difficult to socialize with people outside of work because I live in a city where people have lived there for years and have known each other since they were young. And a lot of nurses...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses against Narcotic Abuse
    I've received lectures on pain and pain control, and so-called myths, and I've heard the line that most patients will not get addicted to pain medication. May be true, but I think the number of...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I just got hired as an emergency department scribe. Doable with Nursing School?
    I did the same thing, and yes it was doable. I had very flexible hours. And it's a great job because you get to see how doctors work. I found that very helpful later when I started working as a...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. giving D50 for hyperkalemia
    It's hard to push all that sludge but it's best just to push it. It ends up being over 5 minutes anyway.
    May 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. As a single nurse were you able to buy a home?
    I did, with lots of help with the down payment, and lots of help to build a deck, fence, landscape etc. Now I can pay the bills, but barely. I often cut it close and am not able to save too much to...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Schools push APRN immediately-$$
    This is why I want to do something different. Too many NPs will make it difficult to find a job, just like when I first graduated. I hope nursing informatics does not become a dead field like nurse...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I Love Night Shift
    I currently started on PACU on weekend days although for training I am working 8 hour day shifts on weekdays. But the only way I will work on the floor again is on night shift only. I don't do well...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Extra Shifts.. are they worth it?
    It's not worth it. You won't earn that much extra in your paychecks because most of it will go towards taxes, and your paychecks end up being the same amount as if you just worked your scheduled...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Guidance on Staffing Models Please
    This is why we need laws to set minimum staffing ratios. If we leave it up to individual companies whose sole intent is to make a profit, of course they'll cut whatever is a drain on their bottom...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Would you quit over white uniforms?
    I actually liked wearing my white nursing school uniform. I looked smart, and professional, unlike what I wear now. I would quit my job for other reasons, like I'm in the process of doing now.
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I am looking for another position – when do I tell my supervisor or manager
    I have been looking for another position for but a couple months now, both in the hospital system I work in right now and outside the system. Today I had an interview with a manager who seems very...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism