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  1. Traveling to CA soon, need advice on where to start
    I was a travel nurse up and down the coast of Cali for several years and the further north I went the better the rate of pay. Also I did per diem registry in San Diego for several years and I will...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Rude recruiter!!!
    Believe me, this is NOT the behavior you would expect from recruitors. What company are you guys with? I am with AMN and have also travelled with Access and RN Network and I have never been...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. You've Gotta Know the Lingo
    The first time I heard a nurse refer to the "SOB" in rom 12, I got a litttle upset.... till I learned it was short of breath. Had to learn new terminology and acronyms when I became a nurse.
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Funny Nursing Dreams
    I have a recurring nightmare that I have patients in my bedroom and I can't wake up enough to take care of them. Sometimes I wake up from this dream, and I literally search my room trying to find...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Favorite bumper stickers
    Saw this one on an old VW van: O to 60 MPH in 20 min
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Only a nurse would say......
    I don't know if you know what rhubarb smells like, but that's what dopamine smells like....
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Only a nurse would say......
    :jester:1) Maybe some dig stim would be good 2) When did you last poop? 3) Have you been able to pass gas? 4) Pleasantly confused 5) Just a little prick now, ok? 6) This won't hurt a bit... 7)...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. My best orientation mistakes
    I think Bradleau is a little confused- he apparently thinks it is OK to laugh at patients, and that he never makes mistakes so therefore it is OK to be harsh in his judgement of someone who is having...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Older nurses taking forever to computer chart
    Wow! You are very harsh in your judgement there Giga. And, maybe in the 5-7 minutes you spend charting, you may not realize you are missing some critical assessment details. Computer charting...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Share your funniest patient stories...
    My word! I had the same experience!!! I had a pt that was post op CABG, doing great and was delined, extubated, and planned to TX to tele the next am. Gave him ambien and 45 min later, he was stark...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    I had a friend that had received a homeless pt as an admit from the ER. I offered assistance bathing the pt as he was exceedingly odiferous; and, from experience, I knew moral support was required...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Can I bolus this patient? A legal / practice question about sedatives and narcotics
    I would have to agree with the previous comments.... If what you have infusing only works when not stimulating the pt, let the MD know and try to get prn orders to cover the linen changes,...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Is turning to supine considered a turn?
    Unless your patient cannot tolerate a turn to one side or the other, you need to be turning them side to side. If they are (and I am talking ICU patients) intubated and sedated, and the potential of...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Any ICUs or critical care settings where the standard ratio is 1:1?
    Most ICUs will give you two patients, even with numerous drips. Time management will come to you, it just takes (how ironic) ----TIME. We have all been through this as new grads. Hang in there...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. New grad in ICU needing advice
    By the way, I would like to take offense on your behalf on what Seasoned Nurse class of 1977 said (because it came off sounding a bit harsh), but I have to agree with all that she said. Listen to...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. New grad in ICU needing advice
    I had a somewhat similar experience....as a new grad I worked at a hospital that the nurses took pride in "eating the young". I received little or no instruction and was sent to "critical care...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. NaHCO3 lead to SVT?
    Adenosine is usually only used to determine what the actual rhythm is, and because of the transient 2-5 second asystole and sense of "impending doom" that it causes patients, we only use it if...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Poo-pay!
    I worked with a nurse whose friend's little daughter was being pottty trained. When this little teeny tiny girl came out of the bathroom (she had had a successful trip to the restroom) she raised...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    OK, we have an ER doc here in town by the name of Dr Kills.
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Describe the Ugliest Scrubs You Have Seen!
    I worked with an old "hippy" kind of nurse, who didn't wear underpants under his scrubs, I found this out when he was performing CPR and his scrubs came untied (string caught on the bedrail) and down...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I was at Payless shoes one day in Wichita KS (13 yrs ago) and I swear to God, I heard a lady call to her daughter, "CLitoris, Clitoris, come look at these shoes."
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    I called a resident in the middle of the night for HTN probs, and he ordered 5 mg IV pork, and started snoring over the phone. Another time, I paged the resident on call to come pronounce my...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. My best orientation mistakes
    Okay, this is not so much a mistake as a funny story about myself- yes I am tattling on me.... When I was a new grad, I was very naive to the things of the world... I had a sheltered life and had...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    Oh yeah, I forgot the lotion thing, I buy lotion every time I go to the store. Can't get enuf of it. I have 5 bottles on my bedside table. 3 in my purse. 4 in my car. I am a nut, but there are...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    I play with my boyfriend's veins all the time. Don't even realise I am doing it. I also fell asleep on the toilet at work one day (In my defense, I was new to night shift and having a hard time...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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