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  1. About Incident Reports
    We were taught that if a mention in the patients chart or record was made of an incident report being filed then the incident report became "discoverable" and could be asked for by the attorneys. So...
    Sep 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Your least favorite patient.
    Patients with extremely active psych issues. Sorry just not my cup of tea, I feel for them though and hope I never have to go through what they go through, but I don't have the patience needed to...
    Sep 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Doctors never sign Verbal or Phone Orders
    It is a joint commision standard that they be signed within 48 hours. The hospital needs to come down hard on the providers who are not in compliance to fix the issue. This is NOT a nursing...
    Sep 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Your least favorite patient.
    People who insist upon gathering every last relative known to man around there bedside and people are still comeing up to visit at 2 am. If you are really sick then you need rest. Visitors need to...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Restraints too Tight?
    You've gotten some good advice and opinions here. Without us being there to see the situation, we can't accurately make a judgement call. If you have questions regarding a new diagnosis the best...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses, what do u do on ur day off?
    I sleep the first day off then wake up in the evening (I'm a night shift gal) and start laundry and cleaning). THe next day I usually go out to lunch with a friend and run some errands, swim in the...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Non-blood products for raising hemoglobin
    Check your BON because this policy may be against the law. Blood is still and informed consent procedure and in my state requires the provider to explain the procedure and risks and obtain consent. ...
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Visitors are OUT OF CONTROL!!!
    We have visitors who are constantly walking into the nurses station and it bugs me to no end. No one walks behind the counter at a bank or a gorcery store, it is the same principle. THere is...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Tips for nurses in their first year of nursing
    Don't be afraid to say you don't know something. I told my manager how thankful I was to have internet access at work, because their have been quite a few times where I receive a patient who is...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. What didn't they teach you?
    Basic understanding of how to talk to providers. We never took orders in NS so we were out of the loop in that arena. The first time I called a doc when I started my job a few months ago, I was...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Er Nurses
    I'm a clinical decision unit nurse so I kind of fall in the middle of the ER and the floors. Can kind of see both sides. From the perspective of someone who admits patients from the ER in large...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing Misconceptions
    Here is another example of the system setting you up by promising the world, but not providing the resources to deliver. We have one pharmacist that works in the central inpatient pharmacy at night...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Nursing Misconceptions
    Perhaps I have missed something, but I don't see anyone stating that they don't make an effort, are not polite and do not smile. These are things that we are in control of and probably the vast...
    Jun 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Nursing Misconceptions
    The problem is when they promise the moon and create a phony sense of what the patient can expect and fail to pay for the staff to deliver on those promises. What good is a beautiful rose garden on...
    Jun 28, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nursing Misconceptions
    The biggest misconception seems to be the ones that the hospitals themselves promote. The hospital decorates the place like a hotel, we have valet parking, everything is about customer service, we...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    What I have found is that when you are "eaten" you knw it for sure. There are no doubts because the behavior is that astoundingly inappropriate. For me at least these experiences (to this point)...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Some people are also overly sensitive. I have been nitpicked about stuff as ridiculous as what side of the bed I put an extra chair on or the side table etc... Yeah it s annoying, but it is not...
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Washington/Oregon Wages vs California
    Depends on your experience. I am a new grad and started at 27.50 plus night shift differential. I live and work in a suburb of Portland. Cost of living is much lower than in California, so all...
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Interviewer asked about my GPA
    no one asked about my GPA, but I am sure that they knew it because it was on my resume. I had two interviews and was offered both jobs a couple of days after passing NCLEX. GPA means something...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Tough time with senior co-worker
    Even if there are two sides to a story, this story is the OP's to tell and she has a right to vent. There are numerous threads about inexperienced nurses that have a negative tone just as there are...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Do nurses get mad when..
    When it negatively impacts my ability to care for the patient then yes! Loud talking! Different people coming out to the nurses station to ask me questions every 10 minutes. Demanding...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Give them a gentle nudge in the right direction as to where they can find simple information that they are looking for (phone numbers, codes, forms etc...) suggest that they keep a notebook and write...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Do Day Nurses Really Feel that Night Nurses Do Nothing All Night?
    Get a video camera and tape the dang inservice/meeting or class and make a few copies of the tape and then night shift can check them out and watch them and take a quick 10 question quiz over the...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 1 week till I take the NCLEX and I am freaking out!!!
    There was a guy in my class who tokk the whole 265 querstions and only had a few seconds of time left to spare and he passed. Have faith that you know what you know. Try to take a deep breath and...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. SIM lab- do you like it?
    I thought SIM was great for when we did code situations. I really felt like I got a good experience and when I saw my first real code in a hospital it was very similar. Nothing beats real patient...
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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