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  1. A Tale of Innovative Nursing: Making It All a Little Less Scary
    Beautiful Story!! I love it !!
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    Not much use for pipettes anymore( mostly for QC's), but pipettes= Barbie Baster smoke break = PFT's
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    I am more of a job hopper now (in the last 5 years), than I was earlier in my career (the first 15). Sometimes I switch due to job dis-satisfaction , other times to learn new skills in a new...
    Jan 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Visitor filming during code
    Also, this may fall somewhere under HIPAA- the patient was in no way able to consent to being filmed, and the person who did so has no legal right to film, as they were not the POA. I would think...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. HELP- new job
    Also, the MD probably needs to be notified that this patient is not taking his Coumadin. There are other anticoagulants that don't need the frequent labs that Coumadin does. Perhaps an order to...
    Jan 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Does Preferring to Work Night Shift mean you're lazy?
    I wouldn't care what people think. Some people are morning people, some are night owls. I don't like nights because I have such terrible sleep issues, and night shift only exacerbates that. But I...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    One time, when I worked in LTC, as I was walking by the chart racks, my scrub top got caught on the corner of the chart rack... ripped my whole top down the seam from axilla to waist !
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Juggling Job Interviews and Offers
    If a job offer is extended, just say that you would like to discuss all of the specifics with your family, and that you need a couple of days to think about it.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. Workplace Bullying-Nursing or 7th Grade?
    Thanks... Like I said, I tried to address it with her, and went to my manager as well, when I couldn't appropriately handle the situation. It only made the situation worse. However I tried to address...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Workplace Bullying-Nursing or 7th Grade?
    I have been a LPN for almost 20 years, and while I have experienced some intermittent questionable behavior in the past, I never experienced BULLYING, on a daily basis, until my last job, which I...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Caregivers running the show
    This caregiver's behavior is unprofessional, and could be considered abuse. It's clear you've tried to address it with the individual, as well as going to your administration. I would document...
    Jan 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Dermatology nursing
    I worked in derm ... lots of biopsies, phototherapy, allergy patch testing... we did not do MOH's surgery in our clinic, there was a dedicated MOH's surgical department on the floor above us. We were...
    Jan 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Career Advice
    yes, I'm starting to think it may not be for me...
    Jan 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    You should also contact the manufacturer of the vaccines, and provide the lot numbers and expiration dates, as well as the reactions that the patients had. I realize you discarded the vaccines,...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. How much does Adult Day Care pay LVNs?
    Anything in the MMR/ID/DD arena is "low" because funding is low. And these places are typically non-profits. People in these types of positions generally love their jobs, and are not in it for the...
    Jan 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Career Advice
    Hello everyone! I have a decision to make... I suppose it is a good dilemma to have. I need to make a decision regarding a job offer. I recently accepted a new position working 1:1 with children...
    Jan 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Salary Advice for 24 Hour On Call Position
    Hey, everyone, Just wanted your input... I interviewed for a position over a month ago which is M-F, but 24 hour on call. They called me to offer me the position, but, IMHO, the salary seems a...
    Jan 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. CE Units
    Medscape.com Free CEUs Online for Nurses - Continuing Education Directory Advance for nurses all offer free or very low cost CEU's
    Jan 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. free CEU's
    Medscape.com is a good one for free ones...here is another free one :http://www.nurseceu.com/free_nursing_ceus.htm there are a few others that offer low cost ones Advance for nurses ( I took a...
    Jan 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. I am not a storyteller
    Oh my gosh. I cried so hard while reading this.
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  21. medication vials
    Well, likely, there may be 2 different lot numbers/ expiration dates. If there were ever a manufacturer recall issue , or if the patient had an adverse reaction , it could pose a problem.
    Jan 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Better to Work Several Part-time Positions?
    Just throwing something out there, and toying with the possibilities for me... I have been mostly unhappy with my nursing career for the past few years. Come May of 2014, I will be a nurse (LPN) for...
    Jan 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Professionalism 101
    Believe me, I am not above anything or anyone, and I certainly don't give off that vibe. I am the newbie to my department... not a new nurse, not new to healthcare, but new to my department. I am...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Professionalism 101
    I apologize, I had this in a word format, but when I copied and pasted, it seems to have omitted some of my spaces, and made my words look jumbled together. So now, unfortunately, I also now appear...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Professionalism 101
    Professionalism 101 ( I am omitting my real name) Is professionalism an inherent trait, or is it something that should be taught in school? Does professionalism entail courtesy? ...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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