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  1. Putting MD in my resume
    I work with a GP who did the same as you when he came to Canada. He was honest about his prior work and similarly, he didn't lose his MD, he just wasn't able to practice and the diploma RN program...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Demanding patient wanting me to page MD about insignificant issue.
    I wouldn't call. I would explain that while I realize he would like his eye vitamins, that due to the late hour, we do not call physicians unless it is an emergency, which eye vitamins are not, and...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Nurses, how do you keep track of your schedule
    I have an iPhone and I use the "shift worker" app. 17065
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Out of the mouth of Octogenarians
    The patient was a pleasantly confused but still mostly appropriate 87 year old lady, who needed to get to the commode before breakfast. I gave her a good wash up down below, set her up for breakfast,...
    Nov 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    Create a system for how you organize your patient care, and follow it. Ask other nurses how they organize their day and cherry pick the bits that work for you. As an example (what I helped my...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Voluntary Euthanasia
    You're entitled to your opinion. What you are not entitled to do is imply that I "killed" my pet because it was "convenient". You don't believe that euthanasia is a kindness and that's fine for you....
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Voluntary Euthanasia
    And what is euthanasia but the ultimate comfort measure of modern medicine? You liken it to me taking the cat out behind the barn and shooting her. No. Just no. Maybe opiates could have kept her...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Wow. Just wow. How dare you.
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Voluntary Euthanasia
    As someone who recently had to euthanize my seventeen year old cat, I take great offense to this statement. I did what I did because she was suffering, not because I didn't want to care for her. I...
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Men in the (nursing) field
    I've seen a few particular nurses who seem to have a problem with men who are nurses, but they are the minority (and seem to be the sort that have a problem with almost everything anyway).
    Sep 4, '14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. What Baffles You?
    I just say, "Sorry, that isn't something we do." And then change the subject.
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What Baffles You?
    This happened last night... After-hours bed move, sending patient out to the medical ward from telemetry in order to bring an admit up to telemetry. Two of us nurses did the move right at shift...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Getting doctors to listen to me
    Yes, a lot of the time, until they've gotten to know and trust you, doctors may we wary or hesitant to listen to what you are saying. Phrasing things as a question as someone else said can definitely...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    I have a BSN, and while there was certainly much class room education, we also had lots of clinical time. The whole final semester was clinical practice. While I obviously didn't know everything when...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Work from home? What companies to look at?
    Perhaps you accidentally missed the 'f'?
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I had a conversation today in which everyone was getting "stints" put in. STENTS, people. Stents.
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. discrimination against female docs
    I haven't noticed this at all.
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Patient clearly not ready to be discharged. . .is discharged. Vent.
    However, then they need to clarify the direction of care because the revolving door of admit, discharge, re-admit is hardly improving quality of life.
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Another vent about nurse vs aide
    No matter who the team members are, teamwork is important and I always hate seeing one member of the team working hard while the other doesn't do their part. It doesn't have to be nurse versus aide,...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. What Baffles You?
    I just spent two nights nursing one of these. Patient young and previously physically capable, now experiencing severe bilateral hand weakness secondary to injuries sustained in a fall (a leap,...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Anyone else offended by this radio commercial?
    Exactly. Where I work we don't have CNAs in acute care, so yeah, I have a BSN because around here that is the requirement, but I still do total care for all my patients.
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Giving Morphine
    This. Proactive instead of reactive. I don't necessarily think she was necessarily right in blankety demanding you give them all morphine right now, but perhaps it was a mishandled attempt at a...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. A feeling of impending doom
    There is no such thing as preceptor pay where I am from. Not everyone is good at teaching and I respect that. As such, not everyone is cut out to be a preceptor. I do it because I like to, and in...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A feeling of impending doom
    Those of is with experience need to do what we can to help guide the new graduates. The cocky ones will always exist, but from experience I know that many new nurses gravitate more toward those who...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Muslim nursing students
    I wish you luck and I hope you can find a way to make nursing work with your beliefs and practices.
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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