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  1. Can experienced Med/surg RN move into peds?
    I think you should maybe see abou shadowing a peds nurse. If your current hospital doesn't have a shadowing program ask around. Also maybe do some soul searching about exactly what is burning you out...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Has this happened to you
    The lovenox to me isn't the bigger problem it's a different pathway with a different purpose. (typically anyway I get that that wasn't the case here) The bigger problem is the idea of starting with...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    I think it's really digesting that you won a lawsuit over refusing to work. So much for helping the sick I guess. I have to wonder if the earlier poster is right and this is a troll thread. You can't...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. How do you handle an admission?
    That's quite reasonable. If a patient comes after six I settle them attend to immediate needs and then if I can get more done I do if I can't I don't worry about it.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pre-employment Questions
    What were the other four questions.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey
    How about the time I looked up a (male) patients medication only to find out it was a breast cancer medication. No history of breasts or cancer of any kind. Written by a resident three days earlier....
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    You just say "I'm planning to write myself in, you should to, I'll give you a great cabinet position." :-)
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Would you work for a hospital as an Independent Contractor?
    5-10$/ hour is 10-20 thousand more per year so yeah it'd be worth it.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  9. When a patient states "something isnt right..."
    I have most frequently found this to be anxiety in my patients, I have yet to have one go bad or code after saying that. However doing vitals signs and a quick reassessment helps to rule out any...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Wearing Black Scrubs in Pediatric Hospital
    I think the kids will see the cartoon not the color. I have to add my own story though. I've always heard red can agitate dementia patients but I never had a bad response to my all red scrub set,...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. The Power Of Prayer in Healthcare
    The power of prayer to convince people that they don't need treatment, hence their cancer gets worse?
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Would you do this for someone else?
    We use an emar, so we can just leave a note that says given by so and so and it's marked in an I didn't give it way of that makes sense. When we had paper mars and this situation occurred we would...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Power Of Prayer in Healthcare
    Then I guess I should quit if it's God alone I guess the patients don't need my care. No worries about checking the six rights and all that either God will just intervene if he wants them to live and...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. What to do about disruptive behavior?
    There's is no excuse for that behavior. It really doesn't matter what you did, it's never appropriate to handle anything by screaming at somebody.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. "No nurses of color....."
    I think the point was that is wasn't someone who say had paranoid delusions that a non white person was coming to kill them. There was no clinical reason behind this that they were aware of.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Visitor Etiquette
    As long as it wasn't a medication I can't see why you'd worry about it at all. I think the idea of being called up in a trial because you grabbed something for someone it way out there. It's not like...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Had two bad nights in a row, new RN feeling defeated and discouraged...
    I would tell her that she needs to be getting the patient up to the bathroom every hour that that's what he nee. If she only has one patient there is no excuse for not doing the things this patient...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. It shouldn't have happened this way....
    Can't you still talk to the charge nurse of whomever was supposed to be caring for that patient? Didn't anyone check on her at all at four am?
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. "The Nurses and HCA's will be responsible for...
    Um, yeah that sure won't cause any problems. /sarcasm if they're not going to hire liscenced personell to do liscenced tasks why not just hire housekeepers and teach them to chart, that'll save even...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen as a nurse?
    Wonder why she went to the hospital at all, better at home then in the back of a car.
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses really aren't the smartest people
    I have to agree about the NCLEX. It is not difficult. More importantly though it really has no relevance to nursing school. It does not test nursing knowledge at all it test your ability to take...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Attacking a Doctor Makes News; Attacking a Nurse is Business As Usual
    If your job allows that you need to find a new job. All hospitals are not that way and if they have to find new staff because of it yours won't be either. Have you talked to management about it? Who...
    Sep 22, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Confessions Of A Labour & Delivery Nurse
    You should read what I said not what you think I said.
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Confessions Of A Labour & Delivery Nurse
    Shaving is an infection risk not shaving is not. You may personally prefer it but EBP says it's not an infection risk. Being unclean sure but that's a separate issue. As for the homebirth and...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Alzheimer's:  You Might Have A Problem If . . . .
    we had a patient do that the other day. The funny thing is the outgoing nurse reported it to me as "She forgot she was at the hopsital." Because at home she has a leg??
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion