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  1. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    It is my PET PEEVE when I used to hear fellow CNA's say to pts in Depends...."go ahead and poop in it, that is what is used for" Well last I knew, Depends DONT WIPE YOUR BEHIND OR FLUSH! IT IS NOT AN...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I work in SMALL clinic, no interpreters, but the community is mostly Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Haitian
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    i was asked this question by 2 pts last week and arrrrrggggggghhhhh.... "me english no good, do you speaka portuguese?" i said "no i do not" (i do not look latino, i am irish and french!) what...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I am the same way too Pepper the Cat! I can drink a McDonalds 32 oz Sweet Tea PRIOR to a dr appt, bladder full, and I CANNOT pee on demand!
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    to the parents of our pediatric pts, and their whole family is on free healthcare: if you can afford that coach bag, prada shoes, and that lincoln navigator parked in our lot, then you can afford...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    We had a pt who came in for chronic pain and the Dr prescribed Percocet, a little while later I get a call from the pharmacy saying they cannot fill the Percocet because she is taking Suboxone and it...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    There are some PIA pts, as sad and sick as they are, need to have their picture on file at ER's and pharmacies and have a notice IF YOU SEE THIS PT DON'T SERVE THEM! but sadly it doesnt work that way!
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    No I am NOT your DRUG DEALER and nor is YOUR PRESCRIBING DOCTOR....here are the directions to the nearest dealer on the street corner! Also proper language is required to get a refill...We have pts...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. ER patients falsify info...has it really come to this?
    My boyfriend is a LEGAL CITIZEN (Puerto Rican) so "looking latino" gives NOBODY the right to think he or anyone else of any origin to look "illegal"
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ER patients falsify info...has it really come to this?
    I get this situation at the Neuro Clinic I work at. We get people calling in to refill their controlled pain meds, or to have a Dr call back to give them test results, or we or other facilities have...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I have a hunch about a patient and I cannot prove it!
    I DID NOT read her record, her name was on a paper attached to a RX in our Narcotic/Controlled Substance pile. I have known this lady for years! I have told the cops about the meth lab, the BS going...
    Mar 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I have a hunch about a patient and I cannot prove it!
    I haven't lived there in over a year, and from what I hear she still lives there. The cops have been there numerous times for noise, fights, and harrassing other neighbors (one who has an anxiety...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt
    The good news is post-Xintra and getting my $$$ back, 3 years later I got my CNA (it took sometime due to unforseen issues, non-Xintra related), and soon went for my Medical Assistant Certification...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Midnight snacks for the elderly
    It has helped those wanderers before, I know of one I worked with years ago and a little glass of warm milk did the trick. On the other hand we had a pt with Alcoholic Related Dementia, and he was...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt
    This reminds of the time when I was going for my CNA, and this "school" named Xintra, formerly Tech Com, formerly other names, which operated outside of Boston, had us pay nearly $700 and we and the...
    Mar 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. I have a hunch about a patient and I cannot prove it!
    Luckily we have EMR with Office and Phone Notes, SO EVERY LITTLE THING is documented, included last date the Rx was filled. I am going to keep my mouth shut, until then let the universe deal with...
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I have a hunch about a patient and I cannot prove it!
    I just hope I NEVER see her or her nephews in my office! I'll just tell the Office Manager I cannot be around her due to a "conflict of interest".
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I have a hunch about a patient and I cannot prove it!
    i just started a medical asst job at a neuro. clinic. we see alot of pts with chronic pain, worker's comp, disability approvals, etc.... to make a long story short, over a year ago i moved out of an...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Here's a New One....LOL
    This one took the cake! I thought I heard it all from Alltimer's (Alzheimer's), Dietetic (Diabetic), Autoimmune Heimolytic (Hemolytic) Anemia. :D
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Here's a New One....LOL
    i work in a neuro. clinic and i was sorting encounters the other day. we put the reason for the pt's visit on the encounter and here is a new one, and i thought i heard them all pediatric pt, with...
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Dear preceptor
    I had the same experience during my externship for my Medical Assistant program. My program instructor was so appalled by my treatment by my preceptor, she refuses to send anymore externs to that...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Need a vent -- disabled parking
    There are many people out there who have "hidden disabilities". These people don't need a wheelchair or crutches, but may suffer from a condition that limits them. There are people who have chronic,...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Need a vent -- disabled parking
    First of all if she continues to harrass you, something needs to be done. Second she shows no compassion to be a nurse. She will eventually come across people in your shoes, the scary thing is that...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. Fish Oil and Fibromyalgia/Arthritis/Chronic Pain
    fish oil has also been proven to lower bad cholesterol, which i am trying to get my 68 year old father on since he had a cabg in 2008 and the dr wants his ldl to go down so he wont have to face...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. Fish Oil and Fibromyalgia/Arthritis/Chronic Pain
    hi everyone! i haven't been on here in a while but i am a cna/medical assistant with a hx of back problems dating back to a 1999 car accident, then another in 2000, then a fall on the ice in 2007. i...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities


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