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  1. Nursing:  The Caring Profession
    Interesting article. And I agree that maybe caring isn't the best word to use in this situation. Obviously as nurses we all should include some form of compassion in our care but taking personal...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Multidisciplinary rounds
    Our multidisciplinary rounds consist of the critical care team with the attending physician, the fellow or resident, pharmacy, infectious diseases, nutrition, and respiratory therapy. Bedside...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Keeping Trauma nurses employed
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"...yep :)
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Warm Fuzzies Story
    Thank you all. Serenidad2004, I am humbled, I'm still a baby nurse working on my third year :) Your comments mean a lot!
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Warm Fuzzies Story
    Your story isn't unlike many others I've read, carefully reading the printed handwriting on your flow sheet as the night shift nurse gives me a detailed list of your injuries. You're young, I don't...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. How would you handle this..?
    I had a similar experience when I was in nursing school (and a tech in the ED) to which I always hear the resounding words of my clinical instructor. You are the nurse and you protect your patient. ...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Feeling like Im back in high school...
    Updated: I took a deep breath and reported to my manager how my shift report was a load of BS. I put it nicely that I was concerned if she was getting an incomplete report from the OR that there...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Clinical Preps Rant
    Hahaha oooh I remember those days. My Med Surg instructor was the same way. We would go on the unit the day before our clinicals with our patient assignments, look up lab values, meds, medical...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Feeling like Im back in High School
    Reposted this here because I think I might get better responses. If that's a problem someone let me know :) This isn't the first time I've seen a thread like this but I would love to hear opinions...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Anyone used music as an intervention?
    I knew an old Neuro ICU nurse who swore by Frank Sinatra for her really sick heads. She said the tones decreased their ICPs. I think there's benefit for both the nurse and the patient so I'll...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Feeling like Im back in high school...
    This isn't the first time I've seen a thread like this but I would love to hear opinions from other people to get a better grasp on reality. Coming up on February of this year I will have been an...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. A Time You Made a Patient Smile?
    A slight reversal of the situation. As a new grad on a busy ICU floor, I had the pleasure of dealing with a nurse for the first 4 months or so off orientation who would go out of her way to tell...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Doctor My Eyes.....
    Hehe, I love hearing stories, my turn! From tech to newbie nurse - Pulling back the sheets on a 78 y/o LOL that came into the ED for AMS to find the most spectacular misplaced set of DD...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Needle stick injury
    Well, to all those who wanted to know everything came back negative :) :) :) After an unpleasant weekend wondering what to do next I went down to employee health and was told I was extremely low...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Needle stick injury
    Never one to do things halfway- the second night off orientation I manage to stick myself with a 21 G butterfly needle. I was drawing an ABG on a patient that required multiple measures of sedation-...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. The Patient I Failed
    Amen, Our unit is going through something very similar with a patient right now and siblings that just can't seem to get it together. Meanwhile this poor woman is slowly melting into a hospital...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Starting as an ER Tech, what do you nurses want from me?
    Oh boy get ready to learn a ton! I was that ER tech with a little bit of experience in the middle of nursing school. Best get a good pair of running shoes because you will be doing alot of work :)...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How hard can I hit the liver?
    Didn't really know where to put this since its trauma related. But! Had a patient a few days ago with a Grade III liver injury, MVC that was ped struck and her organs took a hit from the...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. How To Tell If You're A Bully
    I'll try not to clutter up this thread with anything resembling an argument, but the term new grad, at least where Im from, means that you've passed your boards and are done with your preceptorship-...
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How To Tell If You're A Bully
    Now hang on a second. I hate to divert from the original topic but as one of those new grad nurses I feel the need to make a point. First of all, as someone blessed to have a job in an ICU right...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Am I the only one that cant get SATA?
    Nope, you're not the only one. I was worried about SATA too. Prioritization Delegation and Assignment by LaCharity has a lot of good SATA questions- if you're taking the test in 2 weeks you would...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. What does your username mean?
    My mom grows these beautiful orchids that for some reason have like 8 blooms a pop and last forever. I never got her green thumb but I've always loved the flowers...and the White Stripes just...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Hallelujah, passed nclex-pn on first try!
    Yay yay yay! :lol2: I know this is a little late on my part but CONGRATS!
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. I passed- yahoo!!!
    I used the second edition of La Charity. It has a blue, gold, and red cover. Its really good for explaining the criteria behind delegation but don't be surprised if you take La Charity and Kaplan at...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. I passed- yahoo!!!
    I passed the NCLEX in 75 questions YEAH!!!! PVT really works, even though I was one of the people that kept checking to make sure my popup was the good pop up (you case they changed...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum