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  1. The new person is a germaphobe.
    I am a total germaphobe! I use bleach wipes to wipe the computer prior to use. I wash my hands then use the sanitizer for my hands and glove up to every patients I see, even when they ask me to hand...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    I'm usually comfortable sharing a little bit about my life with my patients. I work at a small community hospital and most of our patients are from the same community. I recently had a patient after...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Reprimanded in front of coworkers becoming the norm....??
    At the facility I work at, it seems to have become normal practice for our nurse manager to let employees know about our "mistakes" by hanging a list of employee names with nasty messages and frowny...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. front desk job at a medical office ?
    I worked as a receptionist at a pediatrician's office while I was in nursing school and there were really no skills that carried over to my nursing job. It might also depend on the kind of office you...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. So disgusted with everything
    I would literally be written up or fired for saying or doing #1-4. Not kidding.
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I did it!
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  7. Anyone else see this?
    I live in SW Pennsylvania and I make just under $30/hr. But I have 9 years experience and I'm stand-by (though I do have a regular schedule) and don't get benefits. Maybe they're factoring in agency...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. trying to buy a stethescope
    I have a Littman Master Classic II that I bought off of It's lasted me about 8 years without a problem. is much cheaper than even sure about factoring in...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. "I'm a Nurse Practitioner!"
    I work on a post-surgical unit....usually very busy. A few months ago I had a fresh post-op come up from PACU with about 5 family members. The daughter asked me how many patients I had that night. I...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing