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  1. Baffled
    Lol.....I just asked my husband if he knew the name of his BP medication. He only knew "It starts with an L."Lisinopril! Made him repeat it until he remembered. I will test him on it in one week.
    May 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Forced to resign, need advise
    They were going to fire you for not scanning fluids? That seems weird. I forget to scan fluids a lot.......is there more to this story?I would forget about this place and look for another job.
    May 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Murphy's Law of Nursing
    The pt will stop having BMs when a stool sample is ordered!
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "the future days"
    Potassium pills will become smaller so all these little old folks will be able to swallow them!GoLytely will not be a huge gallon jug but a small pill!Ativan 2mg po will be a nursing order so we can...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Clinical Judgement
    If the patients blood pressure is normal you don't have to hold the medication. The BP med is keeping the blood pressure normal. The doctor would not want to be called about holding a BP med for a...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurses, Clients and Power
    Yiyayiya,This post is two years old. You keep posting how you will refuse all these procedures and how you will take medical personel to court for battery. I hope you don't end up at the hospital...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is it ok give the patient water when they are having hypertension emergency
    Removed my comment...sorry.
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Non-verbal signs of pain
    Thank you so much for this post. I work med surge onc and I can't believe how some nurses ignore prn pain medication! When I call them on it its "They were sleeping," or "she does not like the...
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  9. Well it happened my first needlestick
    It happened to me too. Mine was a insulin needle....I gave the pt her dose and some how that needle ended up in my finger. She was a 19y/o jehovas witness with uncontrolled DM. Thank God. It will be...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need some encouragement:Stretched thin
    Welcome to day shift! The families can really mess up your day. I agree with the posters who said that it will get easier as you keep going. Remember, the only thing you can not pass on to the...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. To quote or not to quote...
    Dumb rules/managers like this are the reason I quit my hospital job. I used to quote pts and visitors frequently because like the OP said, it does convey the attitude better than the RNs own...
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can I bolus this patient? A legal / practice question about sedatives and narcotics
    I feel your pain OP. I am not an ICU nurse but I have the same problem with my morphine/dilaudid gtts for comfort care patients. We have the same kind of orders you do......For example they go...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Things that should be banned in acute care.
    Everybody got a bit too upset..... The first thought that came to my mind when I read the title was FAMILY! LOL
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. FREEDOM! I Quit my med-surge job!
    ....thanks everyone. When I spoke with my manager about my concerns, she basically said that I was most likely going through a rough time at home and I was "bringing it to work." She also said,...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. FREEDOM! I Quit my med-surge job!
    Well, I have never felt better. I finally just said ENOUGH. I realized that I am doing the job of at least 11 people. Yes I am an RN. So WHY and HOW am I expected to be a secratery, transporter,...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Question for Jackstem..Suboxone
    I think this thread took a wrong turn..... I am aware Suboxone is an opiate that can be abused. I am aware that some people will find a way to abuse it. I am also aware that if the correct...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Question for Jackstem..Suboxone
    Jackstem and others, Thank you for the thoughtful replies. I did check out the You-Tube videos...you are right, he is great. I liked how he demonstrated with the hoses and the bubble...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Question for Jackstem..Suboxone
    LOL Mag, I have been active on this board for a while and I have never thought to search that way! So thanks for the tip! I actually tried it and the last post I saw relating to jackstem and...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Question for Jackstem..Suboxone
    Jackstem, I have been reading this message board off and on over the years and have always been impressed by your knowledge, writing style, and the great support you give people on this...
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Customer Service...........yay or nay?
    "why is this an either or situation? doesn't every industry aside from the post office and the dmv where you come in contact with other people have an element of customer service? if the teen...
    Jul 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Seriously...
    "I will be honest here..... I read the first post, I immediately scrolled up to see how old the poster was and the years experience. Then I rolled my eyes. As I reached the end of the posts, I had...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Seriously...
    To the OP, you remind me of a young (and fairly new) nurse on my floor. She walks around complaining that no body can get anything done "right." She is always finding mistakes her fellow co...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Disillusioned, Depression, or Both?
    Kim, (and soundofmusic too) I could have also written your post WORD for WORD. I have worked onc/med/surg for 5 years this summer. I also spent time wondering how others seem to be doing...
    Jul 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. To My "Colleague" (Just a Vent)
    Ruby, great vent!!!! Sorry, I have to say something about sitters too. Things that have happened on my floor while a sitter was IN THE ROOM: 1. NG tubes pulled out 2. IV Sites pulled out...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. And if we catch you smoking you'll be charge $25
    If I could I would give you ONE MILLION Kudos!!!!! Why only smokers? There are rule breakers all over the hospital. What about people with drinks at the nurses station? Just wait. Nurses with...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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