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  1. Ageless 83 Year Old Nurse: Nurse for 50 Years & Not Ready to Retire
    I worked on a med-surge floor with a nurse that was 79. She RAN circles around me. I only hope I am still breathing at that age, much less working. :)
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Reality shows!! What's your favorite show?
    Naked and Afraid
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    I don't know if she was, but I sure was, walking into that.
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    The worst patient I ever had was an older woman (50) having sex in a semi-private room. (with her 30 year old son.):eek: Needless to say, everybody got called into that situation, SW, APS, nurse...
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    My true calling is laying on my RV couch and travelling the world. Since I do not get paid for this, I am a nurse. I think that most of the people who say they have a true calling, would say...
    Jan 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Don't bother me while I sleep!
    I told my children it had to be blood, bones, and brains before they could wake me up. They burst in because one had fallen on his bike and hit his head. My son said, "Mom, this time it is blood,...
    Jan 8, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. The difference between Texas and California
    I am glad that I do not live in Texas. I think this child could have potentially life altering disabilities due to deprivation of oxygen.
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. The difference between Texas and California In Texas, a brain dead woman is being kept alive against her...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    I started HH 3 months ago and I got off Friday, charted 2 hrs., Sat in AM for 2 hrs., and have been charting for 3 hrs. today. It seems never ending. Then , there are the phone calls. I have pts....
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. How to deal with +++needy and loud pts
    Perhaps you could get the Dr. to consider a psych consult, anti-anxiety meds, and/or a sitter? :idea: When I have people like this, I usually ask to get another team the next time. Two days in a...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. mandatory designated quiet time
    My hospital used to have set visiting times. Now, the hospital has a new policy that anybody can visit at any time. The hospital cites the new CMS rules for this new policy. Of course, this is so...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Healthcare, Customer Service, Real Life and a little help from Mel Gibson.
    This is an accurate assesment of today's healthcare system.
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Feels like a slap in the face...
    I'm so sorry this happened to you. Did the external applicants,perhaps, know the hiring manager?
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Patient refuses discharge what to do? long...
    You want IV pain meds, you don't go off the floor. If you go off the floor, you will not get IV pain meds because we cannot assure your safety. If you refuse to leave, we have HUGE security guards...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  15. Making coughing more comfortable post op?
    Try having her place a pillow across her incision when she coughs.
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 1 critical after catheters 'disrupted' in neonatal intensive care unit Link to article about two nurses who have lost their license.
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. No prenatal care?!
    Prenatal care is generally a "Westernized" idea. My husband is from a Central American country. Most of his friends who have immigrated here do not know what the idea of prenatal care is and really...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Remind me why I do this
    You do it for the money. :lol2: Oh wait, I think I just ate some funny mushrooms on my pizza! Seriously, you do it, because you are superwoman :dancgrp: and you can change some elderly...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Tubal Ligation Failure
    My children are 14(twins), 6, & 2.
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Tubal Ligation Failure
    Yes, I had an ultrasound. It's definetly in the uterus and looks to be viable. I've had all kinds of tests just to make sure. I'm upset because I like things planned out and want to be able to...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Tubal Ligation Failure
    :uhoh3:How often does female sterilization fail? Has anyone had this happen to them? How did they feel? I just found out I am pregnant and I'm very upset. I have 4 kids and underwent tubal ligation...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What is your routine to clean-up and decompress after your shift?
    Sing loud in the car on the way home, make faces at all the kids on the schoolbus at the stoplights, come home, hop in the shower, get out and eat a bowl of oatmeal, lay in bed and watch Law&Order...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You know you're Old School when...
    Ruby Vee, this should still be a standing order.:yeah:" Valium 10 mg PO q 4 hrs PRN."
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. You know you're Old School when...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. One Doctor's debt, a cautionary tale
    This is sad, she was smart enough to be a Dr. but not smart enough to figure out student loans. She shouldn't have borrowed that much and she should have made sure she had a fixed rate instead of a...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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