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  1. Charge nurse hates me? and overall nasty attitude of coworkers
    Shes a passive aggressive bully. I dealt with one and I left. Please research bullying in nursing, there are so many articles on it. I would look for a different unit to work on, I left the first one...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. At a crossroads, need advice
    P.S. What nurses get paid is far from fair for the work and the bs we put up with.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. At a crossroads, need advice
    Do the lab then. If it is hard for you to relay empathy, it is going to be very , VERY difficult to feel empathy for pts that are literally driving you crazy and you will lose your patience. Many pts...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Shabbat issues
    It's a pretty wide known fact that nurses work holidays and weekends, maybe you shouldve considered that before you went into the profession...hospitals dont care about you celebrating whatever they...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    Actually, it is the nurse to patient ratio rather than the experience and knowledge of the nurses that affects pt safety more.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Hospital staff/no weekends/holidays
    psh yeah right
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. When Giving Report Please....
    I am a Med/Surg nurse , so when I receive report from ICU nurses there is a difference in the style in which they give report, for example, they hit on each system and what their assessment was...
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. passive aggressive nurses
    I think it is hostile of the on-coming nurse to keep you in a room to assess a pt beyond checking their safety, IV, and ID because it is saying, "I dont trust you", it is saying " oh, you're not...
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. passive aggressive nurses
    Well, when the ED calls us at 5 with report on a new pt and the pt doesnt hit our floor until 6:45, it sure seems like they held onto them as long as they could. And it does happen all the time. I...
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Abuse Culture in Nursing...How Far Does it Go?
    There's bullies too. I think nurses are more abused by their patients than by anyone else and it is not right either. I am verbally abused every shift. I have been physically assaulted a few times. I...
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Defensive/CYA charting
    I document on fall risk scores as required, when pts leave the floor and when they return, because you never know what can happen when they are not on the floor, and sometimes the dr hasnt allowed...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Chemical restraint and lazy nurses
    I think that since you work PRN and you do not have to deal with this pt on a daily basis, you should really reserve judgment and not call your coworkers lazy. I would look into whether or not this...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Too quiet to be a nurse?
    Famous introverts: Bill Gates Abraham Lincoln Julia Roberts Tom Hanks Stephen Spielberg Steve martin Angelina jolie Gwyneth Paltrow Meryl Streep
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Too quiet to be a nurse?
    One time I was doing a female catheter validation in front of an instructor and I was very nervous, she rudely pointed out that my face was flushed and said " it's getting redder by the second!" I...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Priority: Hepatic vs Renal
    I would say output of 23 ml in an hour would be priority over hepatic issue if this is a deviation from baseline. When output is this low perfusion is compromised and this leads to shock and death....
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Unhappy camper looking for some advice from nurses
    The money is not that good. Most people live beyond their means no matter how much money they make. Nursing is not a guaranteed job anywhere you want to live. Nursing school was challenging, but the...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. A&P Instructor Accused Me of Plagiarism
    I took a human development class online a few yrs ago and I was also accused of plagiarizing a short paper. I was shocked because I had always been a straight A student and would never jeopardize my...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Didn't know where to put this, but help?
    New recommendations from CDC that my hospital just implemented are that family members/visitors do not need to gown up in contact rooms, just wash hands in and out. This is because these bugs are out...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?
    "but this is a first offense and there is no pattern of malicious behavior at any facility I have ever been to in almost 3 years of clinical experience, administering many units of insulin within...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. October 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    To preceptee:" Don't worry,you'll grow a thick skin in no time."
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. Is nursing really that bad of a career choice?
    You can also shadow a nurse for a half shift or shift, call HR at a local hospital.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. You think the "Nursing Glut" is bad now?
    libran1984, are you a LPN or MA? I'm going to be blunt and offensive in my comment, sorry. I went to school with a lot of idiots taking prereq math, chemistry, and anatomy and phys who were...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Being a shy nurse
    1/3 of people are "shy". It is a natural part of human nature, so to say it is negative is wrong. In different cultures besides ours it is not looked down upon at all. I am shy but I have confidence...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Fluid volume deficit??
    It is important to know baselines when dealing with pts with so many comorbidities. With CKD, pts will have baseline H/H around 8/24 , blood transfusion protocol at my hospital is to transfuse at...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Something my clinical instructor said...
    It is also ok on my floor to hang a bag of 500 ml or 250 ml NS with abx, we use it to back prime the line and set it for KVO with VTBI 20ml which will flush the line when it is done so no air enters...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student