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  1. Let's check everything!
    OK, so this is kinda (mostly ;)) a rant. Some of our younger/newer attendings order everything. Like UA, all basic labs (with coags even if they are not on any anticoagulants), x-ray, and then a CT...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. "Frequent Flier" classification
    I don't have anything productive to add, so I'm sorry. As an ED nurse, just sad that "frequent flier" applies to schools too. :cry:
    Sep 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Male modesty double standard
    I can't imagine they would be interested in a UA. Do they want to make sure they don't have any leukocyte esterase in their urine? I'm not a legal expert, but I imagine they don't need a warrant...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Male modesty double standard
    I said in my last post, that no one questioned the veracity of certain accounts…well, I doubt the veracity of this one. If it is true, they you need to contact the NM of the ED--not an internet...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Male modesty double standard
    Part of the issue is that a few individuals participating in this thread have been involved in an experience (either as a pt or an observer) and saw (or were) a male that was exposed and felt such...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Male modesty double standard
    Actually, on every Press Gainey survey received by patients in the US, there is a section where pts. can rate "the nurses cared for my dignity" (I forget exactly how is is phrased) and then there is...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Tips on how to improve communication between pharmacy and nursing staff
    I'm with you on both counts on this one! At my current job, we are usually fine a pharmacy gets up stat meds in a timely manner to the ED. At my previous job, on a PCU, not so much. Had a...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. How to diffuse a situation involving dissatisfied/angry patients
    I think the biggest thing is to let them talk without interrupting them. I have seen when nurse let the talk and the pt./family member usually feels better. I have seen situations where the nurse...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Male modesty double standard
    Well, it is technically not a "wing", and, true, it is technically not all male patients, but my hospital does have a dedicated urology unit. It happens to be one of the nicest in the hospital--all...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Male modesty double standard
    1. As I said before in another thread…there are creeps in all professions. There are nurses who are creeps, doctors who are creep, teachers who are creeps, lawyers who are creeps, etc. They make...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Male modesty double standard
    I think you only need to look at the website and its mission statement(s) to realize this is not a news story. This is not an unbiased account of what happened. The website's purpose is not to...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Male modesty double standard
    You have offered some logical, passionate arguments for your point of view. Sorry to say, you have jumped the shark on this one. Yes, it is truly indefensible, but there is absolutely no way that...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. White pants concerns
    I never had an issue with solid white boxers or briefs under white scrub pants.
    Sep 30
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    That was nice of you to look. However, I don't think we will ever get to the bottom of this without more specifics. I realize the OP can't post everything that happened here, but we need a bit more...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. My best friend is now a patient on the floor I work on
    First, I agree about trying to get a temporary transfer off the unit. I understand that this person is your best friend and that they would not turn you in…however, it only takes one accusation by...
    Sep 30
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. Dvt resulting in amputation
    At my previous job, I worked on a PCU, where we did a head to toe assessment on each patient each 8 hours. One supervisor there commented (I forget the context now) that PCU nurses struggled when...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Male modesty double standard
    If the person does not have a head injury or anything else that makes him possibly impaired (drugs, etOH, etc.) and the patient steadfastly refuses the rectal, then, no, the doctor cannot do it, and...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Male modesty double standard
    I plead guilty here! I prefer the convenience of not being assaulted by a violent criminal. Before some screams "not all prisoners are violent," if prison guards bring in a prisoner in handcuffs...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Male modesty double standard
    Maybe in the some of the traumas you witnessed, police did not need to be there. If so, that is wrong of them. However, how do you know what it going on in "many hospitals in this country?" No one...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Charge nurse unnecessary comments
    Yet anything amusing autocorrect (it has happened to it all). My emphasis.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Male modesty double standard
    :roflmao: Love it! Especially since, in the end, keeping patients fully clothed is way more important than saving their lives.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Male modesty double standard
    Unfortunately you keep offering sweeping generalizations that are not always true. Sometimes they have to be there. I think pretty much everyone would argue that the man who fell should not be left...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    Oh it was... (sorry for the snark :sorry:)
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    I too am quite confused about the vitamin part--it seems to really have nothing to do with the OP or infection control issues. However, I have a big problem with the shepherd's pie comment. If it...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Charge nurse unnecessary comments
    I liked this entire post, but I wanted to comments on these parts. My first thought is that when the charge made these comments is that she was joking. If that is the case, I'm not going to defend...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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