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  1. Well, heck!
    Oh, I thought you worked for the plant. Well, if they can't find anything for you, then I'd sure look for another agency. It's hard for me to believe they can't find any shifts for you, though. Most...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Well, heck!
    Can you do agency work until you finish school?
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. cholesytectomy during nursing school
    I had mine on a Friday AM and was back at work on Monday. I was walking a bit slow for a few days but otherwise was fine. I didn't have to do any lifting or pulling, though.
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Just need to vent again, considering not going back to nursing school at all (V LONG)
    If that's not verbal abuse, I don't know what is. Your mother needs help. You need to get out of there. Will your uncle take you in and treat you decently? If so, then move in with him. Get a...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Every other weekend- what century are we in?
    I think that if facilities were really interested in retention, and interested in drawing non-working nurses back into hospital nursing, then very flexible scheduling would be done more than it is....
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Just one persons opinion
    There's nothing wrong with evidence-based practice, although as someone else said there's good research and then there's not-so-good research. I can also understand the concept that some of my...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Employee Incentives
    Retention bonuses. I totally agree that huge sign-on bonuses to attract new staff while ignoring people who actually stay is short-sighted, to say the least. I really do not like raffles. Someone...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Terrified of drawing blood
    do not let this interfere with your nursing education! back in the dark ages when i went to nursing school we didn't learn to draw blood nor start iv's. (ojt, later). we did learn to do...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. A Doctor lied to make me look bad!
    Now that you mention it, the "jerk ratio" among urologists I've known has been disproportionately high! Years ago, there was one at the hospital where I worked who was well-known among the staff...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Former hospital nurses got a ? or anyone who can answer
    Hooch: alcohol. The drinking kind.
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. should i feel guilty?
    In a word: NO. Don't feel guilty. If it will help any, call it a sabbatical. Say you need time to get you head together, to figure out what you're doing next. Say you're at a crossroads in...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. written up
    That's very true. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day; she's a lab tech. She once got written up for not bringing the right kind of salad to a departmental lunch. (Her manager told her to...
    Aug 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Got my evaluation today...
    The comment about not talking much to your co-workers is just plain silly. Are you there to work, or to talk? I don't think much of this trend of "evaluating" people on what other people are...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I can't believe she said that
    She reminds me of a couple of RNs I worked with years ago when I was an LPN. I'd ask questions about why a particular patient was on a particular med and get "you don't need to know that, you just do...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. Doctors and Nurses need to band together against out of touch regulatory overkill
    Back in the day, as an LPN, I did hemoccult cards at the bedside all the time. Those things aren't rocket science, and haven't changed one little bit in 25 years. Now, as an NP, I can't do a...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's The Deal?
    Maybe the enrollment numbers in the MA program are on the low side? Maybe he has a family member who is a MA, and he's biased. Maybe he likes that faculty better. Maybe it's less work for him. ...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    If you're shooting at a rattlesnake with your pistol and have to jump back when it strikes, take your finger off the trigger.
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. LTC Aides don't lose licenses-pictures of corpse because patient was "already dead"
    How awful. And I completely fail to see why the nursing home should be cited; according to how I read the article, the home fired and reported the aides. Aren't there some sort of laws on the...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. a patient who things she's in a hotel
    [quote=uscstu4lfe;3046525]this woman was discharged a couple nights ago (for like the 5th time since i've been there). this time the doctor wrote an order for a psychiatric evaluation. i have no idea...
    Aug 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. worst night i have had in a long time
    What a night! Hope your back is feeling better! It's great that your charge nurse said all those good things about you, but there's one thing she should have done differently. That was to...
    Aug 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When good vent threads go bad.....
    Exactly. Vent threads, for some reason, always attract one or two who get all indignant and come across as smugly self-righteous. I don't know what's so difficult to understand: when a thread...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. a patient who things she's in a hotel
    Jumping jacks to get the heart rate up enough to get pain meds for abdominal pain??? That's about as close to proving you don't have pain as I've ever heard of. Abdominal pain, in particular. ...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I went to nursing school with a Queen Esther. It's a name I've run into several times among older Southern African-American ladies (my classmate was younger than most I've seen).
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Breach of patient confidentiality?
    This is a voluntary registry; parents can sign a consent when they sign the consent for immunizations (separate signatures). FWIW, in ten years in Texas, this is the first case I've heard of it being...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Abandonment issues!
    If she said that again, I'd wonder out loud what "state" might say about management coercing a vomiting employee to stay and work?? Bet she'd change her tune in a heck of a hurry. She's using...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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