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  1. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    Our facility has a pharmacy policy for OTC meds given to the staff, the staff receiving and nursing giving them have to sign them out. I get Ibuprofen frequently for headaches. I would talk to...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    This is what I need to talk to the actual nurse about b/c I'm not sure how she found out. I think he was out of town and possibly one of his friends is from town and posted the pictures but I...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    awesome, thanks so much! Do you have signs warning patients that they can not post pictures of staff or how are they made aware of the policy?
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. "Completing a BSN" ...or, "The Great Revenue-Generator."
    Every time I've looked into getting my BSN I have decided the cost is just not worth it. In my rural setting it just doesn't gain me much. I know there is always the chance that I could move to...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    Thanks for your reply, is there anyway I could see your policy?
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    We had an ED patient over the weekend that posted pictures on facebook from his visit. 2 of the ED nurses were in the picture and had no idea that they'd even been photographed. They were very...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. And then the MD said.....
    I had to stop one of the docs in the ED from putting an NG in a patient b/c I hadn't done it before and wanted to! They are not all that way, most of ours will help out a little if needed. I've...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I told ya that she had C-Diff!
    May 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Coworker having access to my password and charting
    In most systems even the IT dept. does not know what your password is, they only see stars as the characters are hidden, so if you forget your password they reset it, then make it expire on the next...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    So sorry that you've had to go through this heartbreaking process. Praying that God continues to bring you comfort in the next several months. I also lost my father recently, I had a few weeks to...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Win $100! February 2013 Caption Contest
    Yes, I really am a 40 year old Man!
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  12. Intranasal Fentanyl
    I hadn't ever seen it until I helped with the advanced EMT class and they were taught how to do it. This was the first time I actually saw it on a real patient though. They use the MAD devices...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Intranasal Fentanyl
    Does anyone have any experience with this? Thought I'd share a personal experience. My Dad just passed away from Melanoma, he was at home on Hospice and the roxanol/ativan combo just wasn't cutting...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made as a nurse? What did you learn from it?
    I took care of a family member, actually my husband's family member. Not taking care of family isn't always an option in a small rural hospital, but I try to avoid it as much as possible, since...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. As Nurse Lay Dying, Offering Herself as Instruction in Caring
    LOVED this article! It brought tears to my eyes and hit close to home as my Dad is dying from Melanoma. I never knew so much about skin cancer as I've learned over the next 6 months! I hope I can...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    DH and I have talked about me doing this once our kids have grown up, so I've got many many years to prepare. I can't wait to hear all about it and anyone else's experiences!
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. What Becoming A Patient Taught Me About Being A Nurse
    Sending up a little prayer for you to get your own little miracle. The best things I've learned in the "real" world of nursing are all things that I have learned by being a patient or patient's...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. No More May Die
    This is such a beautifully written piece! It brought tears to my eyes as I think about my own father's terminal illness and what his final days may be like. I LOVE the way this ended!
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  19. What makes you want to vomit?
    There's not a whole lot that make me want to vomit, other than vomit. I was very close to vomiting one day when emptying a foley, the patient was on palliative care due to the end stages of cancer...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurse Signatures, matching names
    A new nurse was just hired at the hospital. Her and I have the same last name, we also have the same first inital and are both RNs. I didn't think too much about it until the other day when she...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    I remember a long time ago thinking that changing job frequently wasn't something I would want to have on a resume, but you're right. The upper management tends to think about the dollars and not the...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The Battle of Day vs. Night Shift
    I've listened to a nurse give a report including every detail of the labor and delivery on a patient that is scheduled to go home within a few hours! Unless there is a pertinent complication I...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. The Battle of Day vs. Night Shift
    I have worked both night and day shifts; I even spent a little time doing a combination of both shifts. The hardest thing about alternating between the two shifts, other than sleep issues, was that...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What Makes a Great Nurse
    wow, I really didn't mean for this article to turn into a debate about whether addiction is a disease, but it sounds like maybe I have a good starting point for another article with this one!
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. The new person is a germaphobe.
    I worked with a nurse that during the influenza/croup/RSV/Nasty bug season will go home (her shift ends at 4am) and strip naked in her garage, put her clothes in a plastic sack while still in the...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock