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  1. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    me too-but I think that's what's driving this drive thru mentality of the suits.more "customers" more payments to make up for the recent readmits(aka frequent flyer <30 days) that they wont be...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Patient fall...my first time.
    since it was possible that the pt was having a seizure, there'es nothing that an alarm is going to help, except to let you know they are not on the bed. We have big mats on the floor available for...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Is emergency nursing the most intense nursing there is?
    from what ive heard and seen, cath lab can get pretty intense. especially when some of the docs are screaming at you.
    Oct 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I'm sure you don't really think that's what I think of ED Nurses!! That was not meant to be a dis to the NURSE.It's a dis to the drive thru mass production corporate mentality that we get a patient...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I lately wonder why the pts even stop in ed in the first place. just send em up. We don't get any information on them anyway.The person bringing them up usually tells me they have no idea why the pt...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. How do you say "diabetes"?
    OHMYGawd. I haven't laughed that hard in a while!!! Thanks Also had no idea there were so many youtube videos related to that subject. ...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Im terrified of elevators and im trying to be a nurse...
    yes.I still have this "problem".Ive just learned to deal with it as I hate taking the stairs. I'm ok getting in, but man, if it stops or isn't working right , I do start to panic.But I try to deal. ...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    ugh had this happen tonight. I still had to pass other meds. Called tech to help, and did explain II had 4 more minutes to give other person's meds or they woukld be late.Tech understood. Pt did...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Would you like your job more if you were paid more?
    no, more money wouldnt change anything.the job still sucks. not sure what the hourly going rate for being a human punching bag is,but i'm sure it's not enough.
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    that's ok, i was told that the prev. shift , the pt took 1.5 hours to eat/drink/be fed(dysphagia). we aren't staffed for that.....
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    I ask this every single day.......
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    You bet your sweet bippy I complain about how unfair that is.......I had that life, then went into nursing......:down:
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I guess the point is , that if someone with 10 + or so years and is ADN, they went into the job realizing that that was all that was required. Now the bar is being raised, but look at the avg age of...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    This is another reason why I want to leave nursing.You get punished for having critical thinking. Whats up with this damn pain scale anyhow???I get the pain scale.I understand that.What I don't...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I cringe at the thought of work
    [QUOTE=chadrn65;8118236]Hello there. You could always try putting in an application for pharmaceutical rep or a medical equipment rep. One of my cousin's retired at age 43, she was a drug rep. She...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Full Moon
    Yep- pt behavior confirmed it. Seems the big harvest moons bring out more of the worst!
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pt ages
    Commuter- you sound strong- ((((hugs))) to you too.
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pt ages
    Interesting, Commuter. My spouse lost both his parents- father at 38 to a AAA( we think, certificate says tamponade) He was supposedly diabetic, 400 lbs, no real job etc. His mom died at 60 from...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Should I continue my BSN?
    yup, some places wont hire you without it
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I think it's baloney too.I'm in your situation. I keep getting asked "so when are you finishing your degree?? I was doing it one class at a time , and paying for it out of my own pocket so I didnt...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Pt ages
    Interesting , thanks ETA:VERRRYY interesting- I read the wiki summary ( new age cliff notes,lol?) I hate reading novels, but this one has my attention!
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Pain assessments - gabapentin?????
    ahhh but that's a slippery slope.Once the docs see that you go to pain mgmt ( after all, the general population doesn't usually get that med prescribed by their pcp) the docs don't want to touch...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Nurses need an outlet to manage stress
    yes, great idea, but what do you do when you don't , or can't enjoy anything anymore? The job stress makes me to tired to care much about anything but sleep. I do try to help my co workers if I...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Pt ages
    I've noticed lately there seems to be two groups of pt's we've had lately.They're either in their late 80's to 90's, or they are in their 50's. we've also had quite a few of those 50's ( and even...
    Sep 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Bed alarms
    now that I think of it, I had an 80 something y/o pt whowas aox3. The alarm went off just because he moved his position in bed. I swear I heard "what the bleep is that????"" come from the room. Our...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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