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  1. Am I Being Bullied?
    Maybe she just genuinely does not want to do small talk and chit chat with you and you're not getting the message. Learn to enjoy comfortable silence. This is no where near bullying and hopefully...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Recurrent dreams about work.
    I have some freaky work dreams. I do ECMO and since I started that (year and a half) I have ECMO dreams. My work dreams are very vivid. And some have a creepy "prediction" vibe to them. Once had...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Thanks for the update!!!!
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Help!  Critical lab:  morale -2.5
    My major management rule I have for myself is to always chart my first assessments before my next. In ICU that is charting the 2000 stuff by 2130. I've found that if I get that done (which is usually...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. ECMO Ethics
    I am an ECMO Specialist in PICU/NICU and I'm a bedside PICU nurse. But my comment is more to nursing ethics in general. If you find that you have a hard time with one area, most likely that's not...
    Jun 20
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Why we do this...
    One of the sickest patients I'd ever had brought to me emergently from the floor in the middle of the night. His face, arms and legs were already purple and black from poor perfusion and DIC. He...
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    I am pretty surprised by all the responses. I work in PICU and RT support can make or break a shift. I work with some awesome ones who are a very important part of the team. Kids have special...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. an oldie but goodie
    We used chloral hydrate for a longer acting sedative in Peds. They stopped making it a couple years ago. Man I miss that drug. Didn't need to bolus as much or increase drips. This is a great...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    Three of the sickest patients I ever took care of were Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Horrible deaths and very, very quick deterioration. One went from talking to starting ECMO within 8 hours and was...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    An ingrown toenail surgery. It wasn't my patient and I have no idea why they were even admitted much less to PICU. Our neuro surgeons will not admit kids to the floor. They refuse. So we get...
    May 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Nurse brutally beaten in a Brooklyn Hospital
    I've been wondering about this story and how she was doing. Just tried to google her name and there are no updated articles. I hope she is recovering well.
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    B.S. in Kinesiology
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    I think it's sad that we judge each other's career choices but I see why it happens (but it's sad that you felt that instinct to flinch when you posted this). That said, it would be a mark on nursing...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Are you a former teacher turned nurse?
    I think if it's something you've always wanted to do, go for it. That instinct is there and you might always wonder. I'm actually reading a book by a nurse who was a college English professor. She...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Stick a fork in me, I'm done
    Congratulations on a decision that brings you peace. It's good to feel that instant knowledge that it's the right one. Good luck to you!
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    (Double post)
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Funny, satire article. http://www.gomerblog.com/2014/02/nurse-mentions-quiet-night/
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    Warding off evil spirits by setting the code cart, the intubation cart and the RSI kit near a certain room. And not removing them for as long as you need to feel safe. The "black cloud" combo of a...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    We actually had a frequent flier that died two years ago and I still can't say the name. I swear they might come back from the dead.
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. The "Q" Word and Other Mysteries
    My hair is actually a unit superstition. If I ever wear my hair down (rarely) the shift starts off crazy busy. If we have a bad start I'll even have people ask me if my hair was down when I came in....
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind
    I don't have the source (I'll try to find it), but read about a study concerning nurses in Egypt and participation in "euthanasia". What was interesting was the terms "active euthanasia" and "passive...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Left Speechless
    Applewhite, I'm sorry you had to endure such grief and frustration. I'm not in adults but I'm so lucky to be in a unit and culture that really strives for pain control and I'm not afraid to question...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Left Speechless
    Not.done.yet, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. But what a beautiful way to honor him than to live with less fear and more joy. I feel like I can see your smile when you talk about him. Have...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    ROLF!!!!!
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Not happy anymore
    I just wanted to say I'm sorry you're feeling this way. I imagine it's scary to not be sure of something that so much time and energy has been put into. I wish I had some advice to help you. I'm...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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