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  1. Depression is terminal??
    About a week ago, someone started a thread to discuss the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide case. The discussion became rather heated, and one of the posters tossed out a comment that disturbed me...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I don't care whether Heidi is too inexperienced to know better, too in love to see the probable consequences, or too self-absorbed to care about any consequences. I don't particularly care about any...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Please help me understand
    Just to clarify -- I don't believe anyone in a domestic violence situation "deserves" to be harmed, much less "wants" it in some twisted way. I'm just trying to understand the situation, as much as...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Please help me understand
    Some time ago, the topic of spousal abuse came up on this site. A member told us the story of her abusive marriage. When she was eighteen, she met an older man who told her that he had abused other...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Car Metaphors
    Chevrolet -- Can Hear Every Rod, Valve, Or Lifter Every Time.
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    One thing that I think is being missed: The gunman killed his caseworker. Dr. Silverman saw a co-worker lying dead on the floor -- freshly murdered by the unhinged patient in front of him. The...
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Top 5 Do's Top 5 Dont's
    Do's: -Develop a personal shift schedule that works for you. I used to draw up my own worksheet every shift, where I jotted down all the little details I needed for each patient -- blood sugars,...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Iron Lung Wards
    My grandmother graduated nursing school in 1947. She used to tell stories of a polio epidemic that hit sometime in the '50's. The hospital where she worked was so full of children in iron lungs...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. rant
    Yes! There is a conspiracy! Didn't anyone tell you? We all meet at midnight in the secret war room in the hospital basement... Seriously, though, I hear you. It's terribly frustrating when you...
    Jun 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Caring for Obese Patients
    I admit that the obese are not my favorite patients. I'm not going to label someone as "bad" or "irresponsible" or "lazy" because they happen to weigh 350 pounds. But when you work on an ortho...
    Jun 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    It sounds to me like the OP is simply frustrated with patients who are rude and demanding, and who don't choose to realize that one nurse cannot give meds to fifteen or twenty people at the exact...
    May 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    I think the units I've worked on wouldn't have a problem with someone who was transitioning, as long as that person did a good job as a nurse or aide. Myself, I admit I would find the whole...
    Apr 11, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    I never address anyone as "honey" -- or as "ma'am" or "sir" if I can help it. I just look directly at the person and say something like, "Hello, what can I do for you?" It's respectful, doesn't...
    Apr 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nurse Survivalist
    How do you boil water in a styrofoam cup (without a microwave)? You get a fire going, then push aside some of the burning wood so you have a clear spot next to the fire. Fill the Styrofoam cup...
    Mar 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Evolution and Nursing
    I believe in special creation. That said, it would be nice to see how origins relate to nursing in the first place. Whether you believe that you were created by God, evolved from a soup of...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. Nurse Survivalist
    Hmmm... Big plastic garbage bags (emergency ponchos/shelter/storage, etc.) Isolation gowns, to keep me warm and shield me from spattering blood and gore. Masks to filter out the toxins floating...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Can anyone make sense of this? Vent
    The fact that you were told "no one else would hire you" and that you were a "bad nurse" pegs that place as abusive just by itself, without even having to consider all the appallingly unsafe...
    Mar 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    So you're a student nurse about to give your very first Lovenox shot. You sashay into the patient's room and, while casually making small talk with them, lift their shirt and jam in the injection. ...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Best Hallucinations Thread
    My favorite was the little old man with dementia who kept calling me into his room on night shift. He was absolutely convinced that there were bad guys roaming the halls, just waiting to catch us...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said or done for you?
    My husband and I had been having a run of car trouble. When one car wasn't in the shop, the other one was. On top of all that, we were short of cash because I was staying home with a brand new...
    Feb 21, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Atheism in nursing
    I'm a Christian, and I think you were right not to participate. No one should be pressured into a religious ceremony they don't want to be part of. And look at it this way -- if the family requests...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. For Burned out nurses who are leaving the profession...
    I left because when depression meets burnout, the result is not a pretty sight. I was blessed with funny, helpful, positive, supportive co-workers, decent hours and pay, and nurse managers who kept...
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. You know you've been a nurse too long when...
    Upon entering any public building, one of your first actions is to look for the AED. You assess elderly passersby in Walmart. "Hmmm...uneven gait, favoring left leg...looks like bone-on-bone DJD...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. If you think you need to call the MD, CALL THE MD!!!!
    By the way, a sincere "I am very sorry to bother you, doctor, but..." goes a long way too.
    Feb 11, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. If you think you need to call the MD, CALL THE MD!!!!
    Always call, no matter whether the doc is "nice" or not (by the way, sometimes the tetchiest docs are also the best surgeons). But only call for truly important issues, and always make sure you have...
    Feb 11, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations