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  1. Ignore list
    OOPS!:o I must have been watching the wrong email account. I have the short-term memory of a gnat. Your suggestion did the trick ... thanks for your time.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Site Feedback
  2. Ignore list
    Did that a few days ago, no response. I suspect the worker bees are pretty busy - aren't most of them volunteer, or part-timers? Anyhow, I figured the help desk might not be the appropriate...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Site Feedback
  3. Ignore list
    Yep - I hope it can be fixed.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Site Feedback
  4. Ignore list
    I did - both members are still posting, which is why I wanted to return them to the ignore list.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Site Feedback
  5. Ignore list
    I made the mistake of taking a couple of members off my ignore list. When I tried to re-list them I received the message that those members don't exist in the database. This happened even when I...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Site Feedback
  6. I feel like I caused harm to pt
    OP - just to make it all more confusing ... Not all cardiac pain is the classic crushing substernal chest pain, especially in women. Back pain, nausea, diarrhea, especially if accompanied by anxiety...
    Jan 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. I feel like I caused harm to pt
    OP - your preceptor goofed when she blew off the presenting symptoms and threw you under the bus to cover herself. Don't internalize it.
    Jan 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. hospice patient requests to smoke
    Yes, that changes the picture ... but in defense of the other nurse, if the bm isn't charted in the EMR, how was she supposed to know about it? I guess I'm a bit protective of LTC nurses and don't...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. hospice patient requests to smoke
    Actually, no bm is a common cause of both pain and agitation. On my inpatient hospice unit, we tracked bms pretty closely and made sure to note them in change of shift report. We admitted more than...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Taking pts with me to another compan
    Well, I haven't got a textbook-ready rationale for it, but the idea seriously skeeves me out. While the OP might well be a highly skilled and compassionate nurse, beloved by all her patients, I still...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    And some folks get it and don't agree. The issue of language in the workplace is a tricky one. Housekeepers and laundry workers are not direct caregivers. CNAs and nurses are ... And it's not our...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    I get what OP is saying, though. It's hard to be in the "out-group". When you don't know the language, culturally determined behaviors that establish status, non-verbal signals, and so on, it's hard...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Dealing with drug seekers without alienating them
    OP, I was going to suggest that you need further education on pain ... Now I will simply suggest you read - and re-read - previous posts. Pain and the behaviors associated with it are complex ......
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Is it OK to discipline nurses extra for calling in sick on a holiday?
    Besides kvetch, I mean. That might have been effective when it was a sellers' market in nursing. Now, employers don't have to care whether workers are happy. How we gonna take care of ourselves?
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is it OK to discipline nurses extra for calling in sick on a holiday?
    I see two sides to the question. On the employer's end, paying sick time is an unreimbursed business expense. Can't bill for it. Meanwhile the employer is paying time and a half or some other...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. the ten most hilarious excuses by patients for more pain medications.
    Reading some of the things people find to be funny can be really enlightening. Some of these made me giggle, others made me cringe. 11 out of my 40+ years on the job, I worked on a dedicated AIDS...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurses Enabling Substance Abusers
    Besides, isn't assuming responsibility for controlling another's addiction flirting with codependency? Not too healthy for the nurse or the addict, seems to me.
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Night shift is killing me
    The same thing would probably happen if you worked all day, then stayed up most of the night to attend school and care for your child(ren) - except the kids would be asleep, mostly. The only cure...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    For every crack addict gamer there are more than one who are not ... Who's more important? All the resentment I read here is perfectly valid and I'm not about to minimize it. Many years in public...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    Re that first point, I see a difference between religious faith and religiosity. So you're both right, just talking about two different things.
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  21. Sharing faith at work
    Go, thou and do likewise, liberated.:up:
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Sharing faith at work
    Pobrecito! The OP self-identified as a person of faith and asked for advice on how to go about the whole business of prayer on the job. S/he did NOT ask whether faith is valid. So, along comes...
    Dec 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    Oh, look! Another one.
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    @BonhamsGhost: what on earth are you talking about?
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    OP, have you considered the effects of confirmation bias?
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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