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  1. Night shift scheduling!
    I do 3 in a row for 12hr night shifts. I would do Mon-Tues-Wed or some variation if you have to work so many weekends in a certain period (like my work) than sometimes do Sat-Sun-Mon. I wouldn't...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I'm in Iowa and work on a telemetry floor where days it is 4-5:1. Evenings until 11pm it is 5:1. 11pm-7am it is 6:1, but can always be more and usually is because of being short-staffed due to high...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Should I stay or should I go?
    I've always been interested in working with more critically acute patients such as the ER or a critical care unit and that would be the main reason I'd want to leave the unit. I might eventually want...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Should I stay or should I go?
    I have been working on the same cardiac/telemetry floor for about 8 1/2 years. It is a very stressful floor that most doctors treat us as a step-down unit with the type of admits they send to us. I...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Reasons patients turn on their call light
    My favorite one is when I was leaving the patient's room, who was fully alert & oriented, I had only one foot out of the door and the rest of me was still in the room. I turned around and asked her...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Why do nurses seem to have a bad reputation?
    TV is so unrealistic. I only saw a couple shows of Grey's Anatomy and stopped watching because I couldn't stomach the complete fantasy of how they portrayed doctors. Doctors giving meds at bedside...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    We give vanco a lot on our floor and I've given 1500 mg in 275ml bag in a peripheral iv over approximately 2 1/2 hours quite often and with no issues.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. I think I might be in the wrong field
    Do something else NOW!! If you don't like it now, it will be tenfold worse when you actually become a nurse. You are only given a "taste" of being a nurse in clinicals--almost coddled, so if you...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. failed on the 3rd attempt
    Sorry you are having difficulty passing the nclex. I bought the nclex review books for Saunders and Lippincott, used the CDs that came with book too that had review questions, and online questions...
    Feb 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Dansko, Sorry, DO NOT GO WITH DANSKO
    I have had the opposite experience with Dansko shoes. I wear them all the time at work, I have tried other brands, but always go back to Dansko. They last the longest for me and are the most...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Help! I quit my first nursing job
    I wouldn't ask for that job back. If you were crying that much, before and after work, because of your job then you were obviously very miserable. If you went back to that job then that manager would...
    Jan 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Can't Shake Off Rude Patient
    Take it with a grain of salt anything she says to you. It's obviously issues she has that are making her treat you that way. Remember that there are a lot of patients and their families that you will...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    Yeah, I work on a cardiac telemetry floor and I get patients or family members all the time asking why I'm checking their pedal pulses/radial pulses post angio or state that I'm the first nurse that...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. December 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "You did what with the sleigh bells?!"
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Burned out after only 3 weeks.
    You definitely needed a longer orientation & it's your right so you aren't risking your license. Unfortunately, the norm on type of patients anymore are bariatric, hoyer lifts, tons of wound care, 2...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Opinion, how would you have handled this?
    Write that up right away! That's ridiculous!!! That nurse needs to take care of her OWN patients! If she was too busy, then she should have called her charge nurse to go to that patient. Do an...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I completely understand! I've been a nurse for approximately 6 years on a cardiac telemetry floor and you can only take so many times being understaffed and having heavy patients. We lately always...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. New nurse with job that is causing anxiety and depression
    You are obviously very smart, care about doing a good job, and have stuck it out while getting little support from your management. I would quit now. It will be much harder for you to get another...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. telemetry vs med surge
    You do exactly the same thing as med-surg only then you get all the cardiac piled on too. Just as overwhelming, understaffed, and then some. If you didn't like it, you might want to try one of the...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. Dear Family Members
    Amen to your letter. I try to "embrace" the patients' families now , I used to try to avoid them. I figure "kill them with kindness", right? It always amazes me how some of the family members can be...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Discouraged new grad
    My mom is a nurse manager in Oahu & she told me even if you have your BSN(which is good since at her hospital they only really look at the BSN apps now) they won't hire new grads. Can you go back to...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Bullies
    This will make you stronger as a person. DO NOT let this co-worker get you down, I understand it is a very depressing situation, but people like her feed off of making other people miserable. Don't...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Moving on.....
    Good luck with your new life & continued recovery!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Bullies
    You need to remember you are not to measure your worth as a person because of what another person(s) thinks of you. Especially a miserable, bitter, two-faced, "obviously has a lot of her own issues"...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. RN/Tech Romantic Relationship?
    You are not her supervisor. You in no way could directly fire/hire her or anyone else as a nurse on the floor, unless you become a unit manager or director of the floor. You delegating to her is...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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