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  1. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    And third...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    On second thought...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. ICU visiting hours
    My unit allows visitors from 10-2 and 4-8, with enforcement up to the discretion of the patient's nurse. Sometimes I am very strict with the hours; others, I allow family to come and go, generally,...
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. How did you get out of getting the Flu shot?
    I'm talking about visitors.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  5. How did you get out of getting the Flu shot?
    This is what I don't understand: no one asks the countless members of the unwashed public who traipse in and out of the hospital every day if they got their flu shots. I haven't had the flu in 25...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  6. ICU RNs running CRRT?
    We do CRRT on my ICU. We set up and run it in it's entirety, based upon a set of preprinted orders. It's always 2:1, but they try to gmake your second patient fairly stable, although one that will...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?
    I am incredibly proud to be a nurse! I was you just a few short years ago, and I remember the feeling well. I've been a nurse three years now, in an ICU the last 15 months, and I couldn't be...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Patients who die right after the family leaves the room.
    This happened to me yesterday. Still so fresh and troublesome and I'm so glad to have three days off now. Patient stable all night and threw a PE right as I came on shift. There were literally 25...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Any other cold hearted nurses out there?
    I've been a nurse three years, but I am 48, so I have life experience to add to many situations. I don't have trouble dropping a difficult NG that may cause discomfort immediately but ultimately is...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. What do you love most about your floor/specialty?
    I'm in ICU. I didn't start there, however,; I started on telemetry. You'll get lots of opinions, but I don't personally recommend ICU for a new grad -- you'll get lots of varied experiences, and...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Which Stethoscope should I get?
    Littmann Master Classic II for nursing school is a good scope and will serve you well. I upgraded to a Littmann Cardiology III once I hit the floor just because I was afraid I wasn't hearing...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. How much do nurses make?
    I make about $23 per hr in OH. Less than $1 shift differential or charge pay. No pull or preceptor differential. No difference in pay between ADN and BSN.
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sandy Storm whom do I serve?
    I dunno. Maybe it's because 100 years ago people lived near/with extended families or at least knew their neighbors and could rely on these people to care for their children. Not so much anymore. ...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    I don't love working holidays, but I don't necessarily mind, either. I've only ever gotten time and a half, which is better than straight time, to be sure. I'd always rather be with my family, but...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Time Off to Vote
    I'm voting early, since I'm scheduled for Nov. 6. It takes a little pre-planning, but most states let you vote early 13 days before the election. Shouldn't be a problem.
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Pulled to other floors?
    Are you pulled to other floors to work? At my facility, we are, once we are three months off of orientation. The only nurses in the hospital who are not pulled are ER nurses. I think ICU is at...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    I would hate to work five 8s. I realize most of the work world does this, but nursing is different. I NEED those three days away from the hospital per week to decompress and think about life outside...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  19. Very little witnessing going on with drug wastes on my floor!
    I didn't read all the replies, so feel free to ignore. Most don't stick around to waste and don't expect you to, either -- and often there just isn't the time. Don't ever witness for someone you...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Lost my first nursing job... now how do I find another?
    Please don't say anything about health or personal issues. They can't ask you about them, but they'll have questions and will no doubt look for any reason not to hire you. Say it wasn't a good fit...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Obese inmate execution??
    Of course taxpayers are paying for him to stuff his face! In Massachusetts, taxpayers get to fund a sex-change operation for a lifer who killed his wife. Isn't that just special?
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Shaking Life up at 47
    I became an RN a little over two years ago at age 45. Age is just a number. Do it!
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  23. Mistakes... Feel like there is no coming back from it
    None of the stuff you mention is ultimately a big deal. I'm sorry you don't have a lot of support to know this. Maybe you can find a mentor you trust and can vent with? So important! As others...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. What patients/behaviors/illnesses/injuries do you HATE the most?
    >Overdoses, attempted suicides -- not for me. I have compassion but not patience for that. Other psych issues, not so bad. >"I don't take that at home." "I take that at night." "I take a...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Night Shift For Newbies
    I hate night shift for what it does to my life and my body but the shifts themselves? Love them. There is something great about the night shift vibe. No less busy most of the time, but different. ...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion