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  1. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    Heading to Hawaii in two weeks! An early observance of our 40th wedding anniversary (next March) - and we can't believe it's been so many years; they've flown right by!!!
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. What would you do if you got overpaid?
    I would not be able to live with myself if I had not returned the check/notified Payroll immediately. My dad taught us better than that, and his disappointment with the wrong response would have...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    I worked in Behavioral Health for eight months at which time, I recognized it was not the unit for me. Sadly, I witnessed inappropriate behavior by other nurses and I did report them to the unit...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. A Tribute to Nurses Through Time
    Lovely, simply lovely. Thank you so much.
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What didnt you do in school?
    I am an LPN of 30+ years. At our school, we had a check-list of skills we had to complete prior to graduation and I am still grateful for that specific training. Interestingly, during the last two...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse
    It would be presumptuous of me to even try to add anything to this post of Esme12. Praying for you and your family.
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My Name is Susan
    I will add my "congratulations, Susan" to those you've already accumulated. The judgment you have faced at work is unconscionable; how dare any other put herself/himself on a pedestal when they,...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  8. Wound Care Clinic Internship Information
    I worked in Wound Care as a float nurse. While I enjoyed the patients quite a lot, it was frustrating for me because I didn't work enough days in a row to "get the program" in an efficient manner. ...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Be the Nurse You Would Want as a Patient
    My times as a patient have been few, but memorable. During the last one, in the night, I developed SOB for no apparent reason. My nurse was incredibly intuitive, called the doc at the right time...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. My dying student taught me how to say goodby....
    What a lovely slice of the nursing process and practice. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us, and may God continue to bless you!
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often!
    Goodness! I am speechless, which seldom/never happens!!! W-A-S-H is a four-letter word - a good one! DO IT regardless and protect yourself in addition to your patients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Advice or Ideas Regarding Patient Compliance...
    I agree wholeheartedly with GrnTea, especially in the last paragraph: either enforce your statement 100% or remove the sign. Likely, some believe that sign is "for the rest of them - certainly not...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Dear Nurses: Please Forgive Me
    Dearest CP, "Eloquent" does not even begin to describe your missive. Having been in your shoes to a particular degree, I, too, get it. Please believe me that after 25 years, it DOES get better;...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Medical Terminology
    My most demanding instructor in nursing school ALWAYS told us: You will never be faulted for using the proper [medical] terminology, and by gosh! She was right!!! Using same is the most universally...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    I like to know who is treating me, too. The introduction should be part of the process: Hi, I'm "Sandy" and an LPN. I will be helping you today (whatever is appropriate) with _____________. That...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. CNA that would like clinical experience with less lifting.. back hurts
    Kudos to your employer, SuperMeghan91. The remark about the timing of lunch and breaks meant only that, not a complete disregard for them. Personally, I don't know of any place where you get to...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. CNA that would like clinical experience with less lifting.. back hurts
    Total agreement with all of the above. Lunch and breaks are a part of the whole employment partnership, even though there may be occasional exceptions to the timing of them. DO NOT risk your own...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. The first day off after 12's
    When I worked 12s, this was my experience to a tee. Really prefer four 10s; I'm good for 10 hours, but those last two on 12s really kick my butt.......
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Once upon a time, we were new to nursing.
    The self-confidence comes with doing, as we all know. I, for one, as the patient, though, would rather hear "Let me check on that and I will be right back" than for someone to bumble along and do...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  20. Why don't people take LPNs seriously?
    I agree 100% with AudraHallLPN for I am an LPN of 32 years and proud of it. Some of us actually like patient care and contact while others are more content - and comfortable - in other roles at the...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. End of shift blessings
    Believe it or not, my own mother-in-law is one who expects/demands that meds, etc., are done on the dot. She was especially unreasonable when my father-in-law was hospitalized a handful of times...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Stopping patient care for another patient
    Believe it or not, this nonsense (and I use the word loosely for another that's not acceptable in polite company. . .you get what I mean) goes on in clinic settings, too. Years ago, I was trying...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. What to do about disruptive behavior?
    How courageous of you, Mudwoman! You do not need to tolerate this abuse by anyone, especially a co-worker. After all, we're in nursing to help others. If anything, the nasty nurse should be...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Do you think it is healthy to stay in nursing when it exacerbates anxiety?
    Nurselacey's universal acceptance of ALL nurses is kind, generous and totally accurate. If we were all the same, there would be no one to care for patients in X, Y, or Z areas of health care. I am...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. OMG, wash your hands!
    The place I've seen the least amount of handwashing is in the hospital cafeteria. I don't mean by the cafeteria staff, but by other hospital staff and visitors who have been on the units seeing...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion