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  1. Have you ever had an accident driving to work in a snow storm?
    Then STOP volunteering to do the doubles and arranging YOUR schedule so that your co-workers can stay home. Is it really safer for the patient to be cared for by an RN working a double shift and the...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cops and Nurses
    I admit I leave my badge on (and even flipped out so it hangs outside my coat in the winter) just in case of: 1.) If I get into an accident and am unconscious they'll be able to easily identify me...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New back-to-school worry: Unvaccinated classmates
    My daughter was born with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma 13 years ago, and she was not able to have ANY vaccinations until her immune system was strong enough, around age 4. She participated in Head Start at...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Sick employees in the workplace
    I hope your co-worker realizes that she can apply for Intermittent FMLA to care for her child, I have this in place for my daughter, who is a cancer survivor and sees multiple specialists for follow...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can we recommend a medication to a doctor to prescribe?
    Just remember that the 'R' in SBAR stands for 'Recommendation'...I frequently toss in suggestions for meds/labs when speaking with the physicians, ESPECIALLY this time of year (new resident season). ...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. That awkward moment when....
    Several years ago I wanted to go see the (second?) Twilight movie, and my friend, who is also an RN, said she'd go with me despite having seen it twice already (yeah, she's a fan, lol). This one...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is night shift healthier for some people?
    I've been an RN for 4 years now, originally starting off on the 3p-11p shift...that wasn't for me, I never saw my school-age children and getting errands/chores done was difficult. I transferred to a...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Drug testing for Employment
    To my knowledge, antidepressants do not show up on routine pre-employment drug screens. Medications for ADD or anxiety (for example Ritalin and Xanax) will show a positive result, but as long as you...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. No call/ No show
    For us a 'No Call, No Show' is exactly what it sounds like: you didn't show up for your shift and didn't call in ahead of time. Our Call in policy requires we call no later than 2 hours before the...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pay raises only determined by HR, not Management??!
    Thanks llg, reading your post has put the issue into perspective and I can now see the advantages to this system. I just wish HR would be more transparent on what their pay scale "ladder" is, and...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pay raises only determined by HR, not Management??!
    I recently spoke to my assistant unit manager about the possibility of a raise (still making the same wage the new-grads are currently being hired at), since I have been an RN for 4 years now and am...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. You know you are going to have an interesting day when you get report that . . .
    When you walk onto the unit and the crash cart is missing from it's usual spot...always, always a bad sign!
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Book recommendation?
    Bed Number 10... I think it's out of print now, check your local library.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Should I Stay Or Should I Go????
    My suggestion is that, if you must work, to go with the traditional program and not the accelerated program. Working is difficult during any nursing program, and you'll be in less debt going the...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. You might be a night shifter if...
    When checking Facebook on a break at midnight or later (using my phone of course) and busting my 16 yo daughter for having posted something WAY after she should've been sleeping...her friends found...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    I think it is discriminatory... the male students are allowed to participate and are not required to wear the cap. The female students who do not wish to wear the cap are being told they must wear...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear.
    @tcheshire88- Nancy Keene has authored/co-authored several books on childhood cancer and childhood cancer survivorship, I would recommend those to your aspiring student :)
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  18. Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear.
    All through nursing school I planned on going into Pediatric Oncology, my 12 year old is a childhood cancer survivor...but I eventually came to the decision that it would be too hard on me...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. Can they just bump me up?
    One of my previous employers still hired LPN's to work the floor (as of 3 yrs ago when I worked there), St. John Macomb in the northern suburbs of Detroit, if you're able to relocate...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Complication with accessing a porta cath
    Perhaps it's a positional issue...radiology most likely had him laying flat on his back, have you/your associates been accessing it with him sitting, or laying flat?
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Complication with accessing a porta cath
    Was the Huber needle you were using the right length? I've seen various lengths ranging from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. When you inserted the Huber, did you 'feel' the needle hit the base of the port? ...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  22. Nursing: Then and Now
    It seems like today's tube feed formulas (Glucerna, Osmolite, etc) always cause diarrhea...did the 'old' way of using thinned blenderized real food do the same? It seems like those patients always...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Construction Nightmare
    I worked on what was then a unit in a beautiful new wing: 36 spacious private rooms with build in couches/bed for relatives, outlets galore for any and all equipment, new beds with built in bed...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. RNs working swing shift
    It can be a difficult shift if you have a family. My first RN job was 3p-11:30p, and because of the way my schedule was (I didn't have the option of changing it). I never saw my kids after school,...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Good offer or keep on moving?
    That actually sounds like a good offer. I have 3+ years experience in the northern suburbs of Detroit and my base wage without shift diffs is less than 50 cents more than that. Does that wage take...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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