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  1. An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement
    Nurses have a lobbyist in Washington, DC. The American Nurses Association is NOT a union. It is the professional association that represents ALL nurses.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement
    I hear what you're saying, but unfortunately it is not nurses who manage the purse strings. Even nurses who sympathize with our plight are stuck in positions that do not allow for improvements...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Brian Short News
    My heartfelt prayers to those who will miss Brian. I've been on allnurses almost from the beginning and he did a remarkable job! RIP.
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. An Atheist Nurse in King James Hospital
    How hard can it be to stand quietly with your patient and/or family while prayers are being offered? Regardless of religion we need to empathize with our patients (read: not sympathize). Nursing is...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  5. What to Do When the Doctor Throws the Nurse Under the Bus by Lying
    Looks like the MD never learned that the chart is a LEGAL document! Nurses need to document EVERYTHING but always objectively. That guy's going to end up in court one day and you don't want to go...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. EKG Competency fail
    I'm wondering why you need to do an EKG competency. Aren't you all ACLS certified? Doesn't that qualify as your competency? I wonder what would happen if you'd written on the test strips...
    Apr 17, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Uncontrolled pain- how to approach the Doc?
    Just attended a pain management conference with speaker Chris Pasero. It was wonderful!! I learned so much! Chris is published in numberous journals. Pain relief is not as complicated as it sounds....
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. Able to finish all tasks in ICU?
    Honestly--I don't think the neuro check that you didn't chart will be on a priority list if your pt isn't BREATHING! We all have to prioritize our work. But the best laid plans will go to s**t when...
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. added malpractice insurance?
    I read recently that faculty should have additional malpractice insurance with whatever coverage they currently have. I have had malpractice insurance for years and had never heard I needed extra...
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. Who's afraid of the ICU?
    I like your insight that after 3 years you still don't know everything. After nearly 30 years in critical care I still don't know everything!!!
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Pay vs. specialty
    In our hospital we don't pay extra for specialties (ER, ICU, etc). We pay extra for degrees (BSN) and national certifications (CCRN). Makes more sense since I think we all work hard and paying extra...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. To All Seasoned Nurses, Preceptors, and Nursing Instructors: You Rock!
    The reason I teach clinicals is because I had awesome nursing instructors--and I want to be just like them! Even though it's been over 30 years since graduating from nursing school, that part of my...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    We're just starting with MediTech and I agree with the previous poster--it is certainly NOT user-friendly. I've used another system at another facility and it was great! MediTech is very...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Allowing Corpsman to Become Nurses
    During VietNam (I know--that was a looooong time ago) corpmen and medics were allowed to take the NCLEX (at that time they were the State Boards). BUT--their license did not have reciprocity with...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. A difficult learning experience
    When I started my MSN program the only theorist I'd been exposed to was Orem. But I learned about Virginia Henderson's theory: "What is the unique function of the nurse?" I had to think about that...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  16. Cleanliness is a must!
    I used to take my shoes off before going into the house--but then realized that whatever my shoes were walking on out in the parking lot couldn't be any worse than what's inside the hospital!! So...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. Finding your own clinical instructors?
    I got my MSN from Walden and--yes, I had to find my own mentor for my project. I got the specialty in Nursing Education and asked one of the faculty for the ADN program to mentor me. She was happy...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    This happened a few years ago. One of our doctors wanted his office nurse to make rounds for him and write orders. This nurse was not even a BSN let alone an NP!! Most of us refused to take orders...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Can someone PLEEEEASE explain INSULIN DRIPS?
    I had an interesting thing happen at a critical care CE class. One of the speakers was a pharmacist and the first thing he asked was "Who doesn't understand their Insulin Protocal?" Every hand in the...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Funny things lay-people say...
    When my husband was a patient in the cardiac ICU he received a get-well card from his co-workers--addressed to him in the "Cardiac Arrest Unit." OMG I hope not!!
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Funny things lay-people say...
    Maybe that's why he's an "ex"............
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Doing real CPR as a student.
    As a clinical instructor I look for learning opportunities for my students--that includes doing compressions during a code. The nurses are more than willing to let the students "jump in" and...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Do you like being a CCU nurse?
    Our CCU cares for sick hearts--no post-op surgical hearts in our unit. I like having pts with sick hearts because they talk back to me. They have severe CHF, poor EFs, gawd-awful rhythms, and crappy...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Supplies You Can't Live Without
    Kelly clamp.
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What Keeps Me Coming Back
    So far everyone is posting about maternity, L&D. I've been an ICU nurse for almost 30 yrs and there are many things that keep me coming back to my job. I enjoy the challenge that critical care...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal