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  1. Brian Short News
    Just in complete shock. The length of this thread is a testimony to the legacy Brian has created here. Allnurses has taught me so much about so much, not just nursing. I only got to meet him in...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Now THAT'S a lab result
    pH 6.8. Alive (at the time).
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Code during dialysis
    I'm surprised they even received regular HD and weren't on CRRT. I'm not sure what his insurance status has to do with anything.
    Mar 18
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Medical Kidnapping
    Prob bc it's so clearly BS.
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Medical Kidnapping
    Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Remember that time when the government enlisted all those nurses and doctors to spread ebola around the world??
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Medical Kidnapping
    Wow. This is some of the finest BS I have ever read. They don't even try to come across as unbiased. Just from what we know from this "article," I am on the hospital's side 100%.
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. nursing tasks that you do the least because you are too busy
    Agree with the shaving. And enough time to provide emotional support and company to the patient- of course I do this but I wish I could spend more time on this.
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    He** yes. Especially when I started working in ICU; it is a discussion my coworkers and I have all the time. The things we do are torturous- and often do not even benefit the patient.
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Just...ugh
    We've all been there, you're not alone in this- it sounds like you did your best, and hey! Everyone was still alive at the end of your shift:) Take it easy- bath, couch, tea...those are all great...
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Best Mispronunciation?
    Hyperpotassemia = hyperkalemia:) fent-uh-nil vs. fent-uh-nell vs. fent-nil?? I'm not even sure which way is right!
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A little concerned
    This made me LOL too, bc I can see myself doing the very same thing!! Haha!
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. A little concerned
    At my hospital training, they made fake poop out of chocolate for both the negatives and the positives. Just added some (real) blood for the positive samples.
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Ethics
    "You need to learn English"? Really?? Last time I checked there was no official language for our country...what an awful thing to say...while it may help them to learn some English, it is our...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. A Word To The Wise.........
    I noticed that too...
    May 4, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. A Word To The Wise.........
    It feels like we nurses are being scolded and yelled at for abusing our patients- coming from out of nowhere...did a specific incident happen recently that was publicized in the media, or something? ...
    May 3, '14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. I realized that I was an old Psych Nurse when...
    I do this allllll the time. Not even a psych nurse:sniff:
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Ob call requirements
    Not an OB nurse, but pretty sure that if you are actually on call, they have to pay you for that.
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Things you tell newbies
    Patient care always comes first, but charting is just as important.
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. The Case For Job Hopping
    If a nurse or group of nurses are constantly being accused of being bullies...maybe it is time for them to look in the mirror as well. It is not always the fault of the "everyone gets a trophy for...
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    A medical POA only goes into effect if/when the patient becomes cognitively incompetent to understand or make their own decisions. Just because someone has appointed a POA does NOT mean you can...
    Apr 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Would you deliver your baby at your place of employment?
    No children yet; theoretically I would, but I don't work on that side of the world with the pink scrubs;)- if I did, I'm not sure (don't think I would have a choice, though, due to insurance). I...
    Apr 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Associate and Diploma RNs
    More education is not a bad thing.
    Apr 21, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    Every place I've worked, the techs/aides did the blood sugars. Labs, too.
    Apr 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Unsubscribing
    I usually use the app, so I unsubscribe from threads that get switched to the breakroom, however now with the new mobile web setup, I can't figure out how!
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: How To Use Site