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  1. job is getting to me today
    In my years of practice I have found that most policies and procedures were developed primarily because of some unusual occurrence. There is no way another nurse should ever give a controlled...
    12:04 pm
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Faking seizures?
    If she has intractable epilepsy, it won't matter if her levels are therapeutic or not. Unfortunately some people can never obtain seizure freedom in spite of medications, surgeries, or the ketogenic...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New grad in doctors office, making lots of mistakes
    I wouldn't count those as mistakes! You are still learning. Cut yourself some slack. I've worked at the same job for 9 years and I still forget questions sometimes. Depending on your electronic...
    Dec 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    Tell your family that you've decided against nursing. You've discovered it's such an unimportant job that the hospital you are going to for your "minor procedure" has done away with their nurses....
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Faking seizures?
    Grodo, I really do appreciate your willingness to learn about seizures and epilepsy. You are correct that even two people with the same type of epilepsy may not present exactly alike. A generalized...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Faking seizures?
    It sounds as if in this case, pseudoseizure is being loosely used as a blanket diagnosis for something that clearly isn't epilepsy. What you are describing as laying down and flopping to get drugs...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Faking seizures?
    Grodo, in my experience, it is rare that someone admits they have pseudoseizures (a.k.a. Conversion disorder). Families often become quite defensive that their child's seizure is "real" and cannot...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Faking seizures?
    There is a distinct difference between "faking a seizure" a pseudoseizure, and epilepsy. Faking a seizure is something anyone can do. With a pseudoseizure, a person is not really faking it. A...
    Dec 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Two words. Incident report. You had orders and couldn't follow them because of an unusual occurrence that prevented the patient from receiving the prescribed care. Many hospitals also have a...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Finishing program but very hurt and disappointed
    Moons ago when I graduated, our school gave out awards for such things as "most therapeutic nurse-patient relationship," a "nurse leadership" award, and I think an award related to neuroscience and a...
    Dec 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Verbal Abuse
    I personally would fill out an incident report. It was an unusual incident resulting in potential harm--if mom was throwing things around. It also sounds as if she caused actual harm by causing you...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. The "politics" of tattling.
    I know who you are.
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Rectal Medication
    Rectal medication should specifically be avoided if the patient does not have a rectum.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Failed medsurg Last Semester. What can I do to improve my chances of success?.
    You already have several advantages. You know what kind of questions the professor gives. You know what you need to study. You are working which is likely going to help you apply some questions to...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. how are men treated at your workplace?
    The special treatment males receive at my workplace is there is usually no line for their restroom. Other than that, no difference in pay, no special treatment. Diversity comes in many forms besides...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. pt received the wrong blood
    The OP mentioned being in a hurry as a reason for the error. Did both nurses not go to the patient's bedside and properly ID the patient? Did one sign off and the other went and hung blood on the...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Nursing Sample Essays
    The grammar and lack of punctuation on the home page has me questioning the quality of the cheating they provide for people. Then again, I guess one would not want a paper written by someone else to...
    Nov 15
    Forum: World Nursing
  18. Mock Code Blue Scenerio
    Walking or not walking?
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Gotta get that treated stat before it becomes 3!
    Nov 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Experienced RN at age 50; No jobs?
    It could be a number of things. Unless you put something specific on your résumé that stated your age, how would they know? It could be with all your years of experience and certifications they...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  21. Suggestions on possible NP job offer
    If you plan to work 8 hour days with no lunch or no break, you get exactly 8 minutes each to see all 300 patients. That's not including any travel time either. If there are no benefits attached to...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Which unit would be good for a RN with ADHD-inattentive to work on?
    I'm a little confused as to why you would pose such a question if your ADHD--inattentive type is not a factor in choosing a job. If it is well controlled, take that out of the equation and figure...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    From what I know, it is illegal to withhold pay for hours worked. Did you leave the house while you went to lunch? If so, were you gone for an hour? Did you get a copy of your employment...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Hippa violations by loose lips sink there own ships!
    Those were two very long sentences that I had difficulty following. Are you upset about an alleged HIPAA violation?
    Nov 2
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. took nevada nclex 3 times now taking california nclex
    That would be try # 4 since OP failed in NV 3 times already. OP, in reviewing your posts, this issue has been going on since July. You had been given the advice then to call the Nevada BON. To...
    Oct 31
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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