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  1. Public Humiliation In Healthcare
    I had a surgeon yell at me to make a patient get out of bed--in front of the patient. I had just medicated her and we were working toward getting out of bed (for the first time post op, a sweet 80+...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)
    An absolute joy to read this!!! Well done!
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Share those precious last minutes, they deserve it...
    Excellent article and so very true. We try to 'save' patients who are so tired of being saved, they just want to rest...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Working 12-14 hour days, am burning out.......
    How great to have orientation with Home Health and someone to back you up! I have many years experience in nursing in ICU, PACU, teaching and so on but not home health. When I interviewed with the...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Working 12-14 hour days, am burning out.......
    I had a similar experience with home health, I felt sooo.. relieved when I turned in my two week notice. Good luck with the interview!!
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. The Old Nurse
    Enjoyed your story, hope your writing career is successful-good luck!
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. rough day
    I have been a nurse for many years but remember what it was like to be a new grad and be afraid of making a mistake. I would much rather work with someone like you, who is human and uncertain of...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Home Health RNs paperwork out of control
    I was shocked at the paperwork! I was new to home health in January, not to nursing, and just could not believe the time spent with the paper rather than the people. You are correct too about the...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Rant
    As a nurse new to home health, I understand your frustration with those who don't do their job as well as they should. However, it is upsetting when as a new hire, you are told you need to do a...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. A couple (okay, a lot) of questions from someone interested in HH
    I am new to home health but not to nursing (about 25 years). I enjoy the patients, they respect those who truly care about them and for the most part, like to learn more about how to take care of...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. New to Home Health
    So I started a full time home health job 2 months ago, never having worked in home health before. I have 20+ years nursing experience in telemetry, ICU, cardiac rehab, and LPN instructor. In the...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. RN Case Mangers: How long was your orientation and what did it involve?
    This is great information! I started one month ago in home health after 20 years working in a hospital in various departments. The staff turnover is incredible, probably because there isn't much...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Fired from job I was not hired for
    I am also new to HH and CM-not even a month yet. The first week there, the branch manager quit because she did not get along with a person in administration. The secretary, intake scheduler, LVNs...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Why do you like home care? What are the advantages?
    I too have been reading about home health nursing. I have been a nurse for more than 20 years and have worked in a hospital setting most of those years. However, I decided I needed to try other...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. The new norm?
    I am an experienced nurse who has recently relocated (for the second time in 2 years) so I am looking for a job. I send a resume, cover letter, references etc-whatever the employer asks for in...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. introverted nurses -what is the best job?
    First I think you should be who you are-if you are a person who doesn't care to share their inner feelings with co-workers, so be it, don't change for others. I really thought I wanted to work in...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Chances of Getting into acute care after LTC?
    LTC facilities have evolved from the type of patients once seen there. There are still the 'typical' nursing home patients but there are more people who need some therapy or wound care etc in order...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Should I quit nursing?
    You spent time, energy and money to become a nurse, don't throw in the towel so to speak, yet. Reflect and vent as was suggested, next talk to other nurses about their jobs and decide what path...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. hello.. just need to hear your voices pls...
    Indeed it is a combination of those items which makes nursing such a rewarding, challenging and ever changing profession!
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. An 'experienced' nurse looking for a job
    I hope you find a job you will feel good about. Good luck with school. I once considered the military and I think it's a good option but be safe!
    Jan 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. England:  Lt  Col Maureen Gara Dies, saved lives during WW II
    What an amazing woman and nurse, an inspiration to all of us. May she rest in peace.
    Jan 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Overheard coworkers complaining about me....feeling bad
    Unfortunately I think we have all had days like that and we aren't always are supportive to each other as we should/could be. In the end if you gave your patients the best care you could, you...
    Jan 2, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. RN vs. Firefighter/Paramedic
    It sounds like you have done your 'homework' in career exploration and are gaining experience in the areas you have focused on, again a very good idea. I would check on the job markets for both...
    Jan 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Arrgh! Help with career advice! Please any ideas will be welcome!!!
    I feel your disappointment, I was in your shoes (and still am to some degree) less than a year ago. I moved to a new state; I found many job opportunities have to do with where you live/apply for...
    Jan 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. A Man's Reply to Modern Women
    Huh I thought this was a site about the nursing profession...?
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Men in Nursing