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  1. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    Certainly, but I have seen one too many who are adamant that if you are sleeping, you absolutely cannot be in pain. I have this weird tendency to incorporate pain into my dreams when I'm...
    10:47 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Any Jewish nurses?
    ​Glad I wasn't the only one confused by that.
    10:07 am
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. Any Jewish nurses?
    Are you Jewish?
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  4. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    Since it's still a federal crime, I doubt that hospitals would allow it to be prescribed/dispensed. It seems to me that if they did, they would run afoul of any number of regs, and risk losing their...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Annoying female coworker conversations
    Guns and hunting, not so much, but I'd listen to the rest. As a single, unmarried female, I have listened to enough stories about husbands and kids for a lifetime. But I try to find something to...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Should I quit nursing school?
    Just because it's what you want doesn't mean it's what everyone else in the world wants. She's miserable. The last thing patients need is an unhappy nurse. Let her go follow her bliss, just as you...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Failed clinical. Feels like the end of the world...
    I agree with this. You have a disability that should be accommodated. I would talk to your dean about this. If you have an academic advisor, s/he should be able to help you fill out the paperwork...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I have had some migraines that were truly 10/10. (I can hear the eyeballs of some ED nurses here rolling.) I recently suffered a fracture when I got up to walk over to another room; even heard the...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New grad frustration
    "I didn't hear the answers I wanted, so I'm going to throw a tired cliche' into the discussion." I had no idea that the Bill of Rights included, "Right to employment."
    Apr 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. Should I quit nursing school?
    WRONG! Nursing is a profession, period. If a choir of angels led you to pursue nursing, great, but don't continue to cling to this mythical stereotype of "Nurse as Angel." It diminishes the...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    ​You'll definitely have an air of something when that GI bleeder pukes on you! ;)
    Apr 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. New grad frustration
    Considering today's employment climate, I'd say two interviews and two more to come in the last month since you've graduated is pretty good. You don't have the right to a nursing job. It would be...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Your story is great for you; I'm glad you found something that worked. But it doesn't give you the right to sit in judgement of people who are suffering. What works for one may not work for another.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
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    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Annoying female coworker conversations
    I had no idea men were such delicate flowers till I read this thread.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    I have no problem with a patient saying what works for him/her. Ultimately, it's up to the attending when it comes to what's ordered.
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    That can happen if the pt is getting the wrong type of analgesic for his type of pain. For e.g., opioids for neuropathic pain can be ineff. So yes, it's entirely poss. for a pt to be zonked and...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Challenging your own beliefs
    What a thoughtful, well written article. When I worked in hospice, that first time I had to go to a pt's home to "pronounce" him was scary. I remember speeding my way to his home,...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Prioritizing infusions
    Well, I have 29y exp., and I say hang the platelets. That's a critical value and the pt. is at risk for bleeds. Once you run the first 15 minutes slowly, you can run the remainder wide open if the...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    It's interesting to me what you describe about being unable to tolerate touch when you have a flare. When I get sick, my skin hurts, and I have to wear as little clothing as possible because even...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    ​I'm familiar with it being prescribed for peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes or as a result of chemotherapy.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Well, wouldn't you be depressed and anxious if you were living with chronic pain, and had to deal with health care professionals who were dismissive of your symptoms and thought you were a...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. cancer is a four letter word
    I remember one pt who had a really bad reaction to oxaliplatin. He'd been getting it for quite a while. One day during his infusion, he went from chatting and laughing with us to turning blue and...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  24. union organizing
    OP, change your screen name. You do not want the things you say here getting back to your colleagues or mgmt. It's happened to people here who were using a made up screen name; you're a sitting...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. Ca. Nurse Assn. has a new affilate...
    ​Thanks from me, too.
    Apr 5
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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