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  1. I fear for the future of Nursing
    Excellent post! Describes just how I felt for the last 5 to 8 years of staff nursing. I thought I would drop over dead while I was working. I also agree that the support was much better years ago....
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement
    I agree with most of what you say and you say it very well. I for one am tired of being told what to do, how to do it and what will happen if I don't do nursing a certain way. I have made my voice...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Unprepared interviewer
    The last place that I worked did the peer interview. I participated several times, usually it was a last minute thing. This was something that I hadn't done before in my prior 30 years. I felt...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. NPO with NG tube, no IV fluids?
    I visit this man in his home once per month and do his vitals and review his meds. I don't remember him having CHF. He really doesn't take many meds for a man of his age.
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is this a new trend?
    Speaking not as a nurse, but as the daughter of a elderly mom. The few times my mom was in the hospital and not allowed to wear her pull up style briefs, she felt lost. This was what she was use to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. NPO with NG tube, no IV fluids?
    I was visiting one of my church members in the hospital yesterday. He is an elderly man 90 plus, alert and has been living at home alone. He is in the hospital for a bowel obstruction. Treatment is...
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    I didn't think I would ever step away from the bedside. Now that I have, I can breath more easily. I dread the thought of ever going back to the bedside. The hustle and bustle of it all (which I use...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Could you see yourself being anything else besides a nurse?
    I have been a nurse for such a long time, that I can't imagine being anything else. Of course, through out my career I have often thought other jobs would be less stressful. I have always been crafty...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    Wow! Many of the posts took the words right out of my mouth. I have been away from bedside nursing for a little over a year. I'm so glad I got out when I did. I have been a RN for 37 yrs with all but...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Denying death as a society
    Very well written article. I have been in the same situation numerous times. Death can be a welcome friend to some. I only pray that when my time comes, I can go quickly and without multiple tubes....
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. January 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Exploding enema bag?
    Jan 3
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  12. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    If forgot to add that after 30 plus years of eating a meal in 5 minutes or not eating for the 8 or 12 hr shift, it takes a toll on your body.
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    The first post said it all for me ! I have been a nurse for 37 years, 36 yrs have been spent at the bedside. I honestly thought that I was going to die some of the shifts that I worked. One person...
    Dec 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. When A Nurse Needs A Doctor.....
    With health insurance as it is today, often you need to have care at the hospital that you work at. If you go outside your faciltiy, you will need to pay more. If I need to have surgery, I would...
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Just wondering, what happened to her HIPPA rights? She is a patient, why is her medical info including name, age and other info all over the news? I have been a nurse for many years and beleive that...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I agree with almost everything posted. But one of my biggest pet peeves (and I have quite a few), is the IV tubing doubled back on itself. I would throw away the tubing and get new to come back the...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    It is my belief that the phrase "above and beyond" came into play as health care became another money driven industry. Everybody wants everything right now. This works well in some places , but in...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Tell me about your first pt to code...
    My first code that I remember was off the unit in CT scan with an unstable pt. This was probably 1982. First off,no crash cart in the dept. 2nd, I was about 7or 8 mos pregnant. I remember the bed was...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse since 1977, started at age 20. I remember paper order sheets, glass chest tube bottles and smoking by everyone in the hospital- drs,nurses,patients and visitors. I remember when...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Does anyone else have nursing nightmares while sleeping?
    I have been having vivid dreams, really nightmares about nursing. It seems some weeks I will have 3 or more and then none for several weeks. I have been a nurse for 37 yrs and within the past year...
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Thank you for the wonderful, well written article. I too have personal experience with the disease. My mom has vascular dementia. The mom I grew up with is gone. Replaced by someone that remembers 50...
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  22. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I have been a RN for 37 years. For the first 29 years, I had the same job as a staff/charge nurse on a med surg floor. Looking back, it was wonderful, but we did work hard. I then left and worked for...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    I had a unfortunate incident a few years ago. I was new to the hospital I was working at and was shadowing someone in the unit. I was supposed to learn more about vents and caring for vented pts. ...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    To me a difficult patient is one that thinks only of himself. For instance someone who is non complainant with their care, such as the hemo patient that misses 2 or more dialysis sessions and then...
    Jun 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I feel like a glorified maid
    I have been there and done that!
    Apr 13, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice