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  1. Nurse Staffing Costs
    Wage freezes, elmination of all but pm shift differentials, new employee wage grids lowered, no education benefits, the "revamping" of the clinical ladder has been "happening" for 4 years, on-call...
    Oct 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Happy Unintentional Ignorance Awareness Week!
    Yes. Yes. Yes. Thank you for helping us to remember that our patients are not just their diagnosis(es). The gentleman in 201 was a combat veteran in the Korean War an lost his leg not related to...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    I find that the docs with the worst behavior actually are stunted socially-never learned how to play well with others. Redirection will work with some, flat out telling others to stop talking to...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Future nurses getting used to the job
    What bothers me? Blood-nope. Vomit-nope. Gun shot or knife wounds-nope. Sticking any kind of line inside someone's body-nope. Cautery in surgery-nope. What gets me is: Throat...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Patient's question put me on the spot!
    You are correct about the AP being too high. Is this pt's issue that he wants to finish his treatment faster?
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. why do you want to leave your current job?
    Be honest- you are looking for a change and to broaden your scope as a professional. Burnout happens. Been there done that and changing your workplace can help you, and helps your employer keep a...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job!
    goats'r'us- As long as the nose piercing is small and discreet it really isn't a problem. It is the multiple eyebrow piercings, the tongue piercing that constantly clacks against the teeth or that...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  8. How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job!
    If you want a job you need to look and act the part. No one is looking down on anyone here-what they are doing is venting and trying to help the next person. Nurses are expected to look and act in a...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  9. Nurse keeping a smile - Cartoon
    I don't think it is a smile. She is in shock.
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Step away from the old nurse!
    Going on 20+ years in nursing and while on some days I hate where medical care is headed, I still love nursing. No more requests for phone I am a colleague. I will gladly trade...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ICU to OR
    Opens doors to becoming a Surgical NP that can assist in the operating room and do post-operative care. Your clinical experiences in NP school will give you exposure in plenty of areas. Just think...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Top 10 Reasons Nurses Shouldn't Go On Vacation
    Recycled or not this still rings true.
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you shower right after your shift?
    Absolutely. Even with scrubbing my hands multiple times per day and wear a hat, mask, gown, and gloves in the OR, I take a shower. I have to wash the hospital off asap.
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Recipe for a Dissertation
    In the middle of my MSN practicuum. That is plenty of work with job, family, school, and taking care of myself to survive it all....every once and awhile I will get PhD urges, but just like baby...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  15. An interesting view of just how bad things are...
    I think Joe Citizen is fully aware of how bad off the US is. It is the greedy politicians, CEO's, etc., that do not want to see what is happening because it might interfere with their business...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    You need to send this to the hospital administer, the director of nursing and the ER/ED director at the very least. I would also send it to the local paper.
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Facebook almost cost me my job
    Doesn't have to be "leaked" by anyone. All HR has to do is search for you and read your posts. Just safer not to post work-related stuff on social networking sites.
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Facebook almost cost me my job
    I never post about work. Not only can it get you in trouble with current job, but hurt your prospects with future employers.
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Donations of Sunscreen--how to get some...
    I would contact the "big" companies despite what is on their websites about not doing donations "at this time." This may be old information that has not be removed from the websites. What's it...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    Most new grads start at the bedside either in the hospital, LTC, or home care. There will be days when you feel like you have to wash in bleach when you get home. I remember throwing away...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. If I can't sleep NOBODY CAN!
    Thankfully my car knows the way home after godawful, neverending days like that, because after not sleeping for 24 hours I know I don't know the way home any longer.
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Emptying linen and garbage bags. ..part of a Nurses jobs description?
    Every day! In the OR it is all hands on deck for cleaning after every case-management on down.
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Emptying linen and garbage bags. ..part of a Nurses jobs description?
    "Scope of practice" refers to your job duties. "Standards of practice" refers to giving the highest level evidence-based care possible.
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What computer system do you use in the OR?
    :eek:ORMIS---just make sure that you learn where all the "hidden" charting tabs are and the difference between the + and = signs---you will understand after taking the class. If whoever is teaching...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Axillary rolls
    "A bigger issue for us is keeping the stuff we buy in our department- we've had to resort to locked cabinets." Ain't this the truth! I work at a small facility right now so weekends we are...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing