Search Results | allnurses

Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: TeleRN44

From Date
  1. Quit during orientation
    I was a care tech for six plus years before I became an LVN/LPN. I was an LVN/LPN for eight years before I became an RN. I've wiped my fair share of butt, given baths galore and will continue to do...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. What's the meanest thing a patient has said to you?
    I've had a few patients say some truly shocking things. One truly heinous patient managed to alienate the entire staff, not just myself, with her racial comments. She was a handful and would shriek a...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Waiting in the ER & Heard This
    I understand not liking long ED waits and all, BUT lying simply to be seen faster and wasting the ER staff's valuable time is a pathological condition all by itself. Someone with a true medical...
    May 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. patient satisfaction scores
    More staffing sounds like a simple solution but not every facility, especially considering the ever growing culture of doing more with include people, is going to jump at the idea of hiring...
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Here we go..... I have 24 Class C Misdemeanors...
    I wish you the best of luck and I pray that your luck changes or holds (perspective, I guess.) Just as the Dean at your nursing school gave you the benefit of the doubt and allowed you to prove the...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  6. Nurses need water couldn't be more judgmental OR more wrong if you tried! There certainly isn't anything wrong with MY time management skills as it is the Physician who is running 1 1/2 to 2 hours behind. He...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses need water
    I am too...especially due to the lasix and topamax I have to take for chronic health issues. I recently changed positions and my new boss (an MD) expects us to work for hours on end with no...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    I love your list and actually have a playlist on my iPod named "Going to Work" that has several of the songs you mentioned. I would add the following: The Freaks Come Out At Night by Whodini...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Best Hallucinations Thread
    This applies to no particular patient but an occurrence: we get OODLES of phone calls from either 1) the hospital operator or 2) what I suspect is the 911 operator after sun-downing patients have...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What would you do?
    I'd have to your position...neither. Both remind me of what we dump out of urinals/catheter bags (amount of head on the top, of course, varies on degree of renal failure). In your position?...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Lpn around Scott AFB
    I'll be honest, there aren't a whole bunch of places that are hiring THIS (Illinois) side of the river for LPN positions, unless you're looking for something in a physician's office or possibly in a...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. Best Hallucinations Thread
    I worked on an end-stage dementia unit and there was a sweet little old lady across from the nurse's station with a serious poop fixation. I didn't realize how bad until Valentine's Day rolled...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    A PCT came to the nurse's station and stated that she needed help down the hallway. It was just after midnight and things had just quieted down. We had just started to open our charts and frankly,...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Hospitals... the only place where...
    Hospitals...the only place where we can, more or less, tell what might or might not be growing in your bodily fluids based on smell alone...or whether or not you're bleeding. C-diff poo? :poop:...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Munchausen by Internet:  The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart
    Thank you to the OP for an insightful article on what, sadly, appears to be a insidious problem. I went nursing school with a student who it was discovered, shortly before graduation, was not...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Dangerous patients
    In my experience, dementia seems, more often that not, to exacerbate the less flattering attributes of an individual's personality. On our floor, when they start to sundown...they hit, scratch, kick,...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Dangerous patients
    Ouch, while I can understand this point of view, I don't feel that this response is at all fair to the OP. She, too, is trying to do the best for her patient population and her co-workers. If there...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified
    I laughed...I cried...and I too, once upon a time, wondered when I would be like one of the "cool kids". Those individuals who managed to get their stuff done relatively on time, despite admissions,...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Have dress codes changed for clinical prep?
    Students don't do prep at our facility...but I'm always stymied by the select few who wander through with Go-Go dancer make up and their hair down like they've rushed in from a shoot in a heavy metal...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. auditing call lights?
    Our facility uses those lovely "tracker jackers" (as we affectionately call them...NOT) and they're considered "part of our uniform" and therefore mandatory each shift we work. There are two...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. MICU nurse becomes Trauma Pt.
    Thank you for sharing your story and I'm glad you were able to turn such a painful, frightening experience into something positive. I have come to believe that there is a certain perspective...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Please, take your Warfarin!
    Yanno, Coumadin isn't all bad and this is coming from someone who has had to take it on a daily basis for the last four years. I like it a whole lot better than the alternative for me...death without...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Kindred Healthcare
    Thank you for the valuable information on Kindred...I had been wondering about them as well. I'm all for a vigorous and thorough orientation but have no desire to be worked until I drop or quit in an...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  24. Best St. Louis hospitals to work at?
    I work for one of BJC's 13 hospitals. As a new nurse, all I can say is awful. My nurse manager bullies and threatens to the point where morale on my floor is a joke and the staff is busy...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  25. Missouri Nurses Beware
    Suspicious phone calls to RNs being reported to Missouri Board of Nursing - be careful! NEVER EVER give your social security number out to ANYONE over the phone! Verify WHOM you are speaking with...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing

Visit Our Sponsors