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  1. Would you do it all again?
    Since nursing has so many options, I would say that I made a right decision. However, if nursing involved ONLY working on the floor or in the ICU, I would become an accountant. Or revisit my original...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. WHAT TO DO...Nurse is refusing to give PRN medication
    did they do an x-ray of his abdomen for part of his testing? my Mom was nauseous all the time until she was rushed to the ER and they found an abdominal perforation. It was too late at that point. :(
    Jan 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. 12/31/15: What I learned this year
    I'm soooo sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I know all too well what it means to lose a parent. Losing my Mom was single handedly the most hurtful thing that I have ever had happen to me. I lost...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. 12/31/15: What I learned this year
    As a HUGE U2 fan, I just have to say that I am grinning to see a link to "New Year's Day". :woot: I also have learned A LOT last year, 2015. However, I won't go into it.
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. How was your first code blue? What role did you have?
    Wow, these tales are really descriptive. Although I appreciate it, I have to stop reading this thread. I'm about to cry. Too many bad memories about my Mom. :(
    Dec 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RNs playing as nurses in movies/modeling
    Dang, I would have jumped on that opportunity!
    Dec 8, '15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Does anyone else feel like they're not in charge
    Sometimes I have good days, but there are a lot of bad days when I feel a modicum of disrespect. And what is up with people asking for things all at the same time? If I'm feeling feisty that day, I...
    Nov 23, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. 11/14 What I Learned this Wk: Not everyone learns the same way/sleep is precious
    Sometimes patients are impatient and not impressed with their healthcare delivery and they will express this fact to everyone. Then when you do not answer their questions the way they want you to,...
    Nov 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does anyone else feel like they're not in charge
    Now that's just lazy of them. I didn't know it could get that bad. In fact, one of my co-workers told me that they heard one of our anesthesiologists (who I actually respected) tell a resident that...
    Nov 9, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Does anyone else feel like they're not in charge
    Mostly anesthesia. They can never do anything for themselves. I get that they have a lot on their plate, but when they are 4-5 of them screwing around at the head of the bed and only one of me, why...
    Nov 1, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Does anyone else feel like they're not in charge
    CAUTION: Venting ahead. It might just be me and my perception, but I feel that the nurse (circulator) is not as in charge of the OR as she/he is made out to be. If we are in charge of our room,...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. If you could make a change in your OR, what would you do?
    I feel like we really need to emphasize teamwork. It's not just the nurse who is responsible for everything. We ALL are. I'm not sure how that can be fixed, though. That's more of a workplace culture...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. How is your OR staffed
    My OR is going through the same problems with low staffing and people leaving for greener pastures. I attribute it to $$$.
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. What is the strangest thing...
    When my Mom was in the hospital last year, she took the little portable suction canister. Bless her heart, she said that the hospital gave it to her. She's gone now :'( I also think the nursing home...
    Sep 3, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Suck It Up, Buttercup! Nursing when you want to cry
    My Mom passed away at the hospital I work at. My co-workers came to check on her when I needed to rest. My personal life and work very much inter-twined. How about trying to separate THAT from the...
    Jul 28, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Texas required CEUs
    This seems like it would be cumbersome to keep up with, particularly the ethics and jurisprudence one. It's not that easy to find courses related to these topics, especially free ones (which are my...
    Sep 5, '14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance
    Medical Assistants have the same problem and phlebotomist jobs are getting harder and harder to find.
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    Yes, it's all in the routine. It is divisive when people say that. Some of the nurses from the other services loathe CV, probably because they aren't comfortable with it...AND they think the people...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    That's kind of what I heard, as well. For me, there seems to be some truth to that because when they pull me out of CV and float me to some other area, I feel like a n00b all over again. Technically,...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Finally, I am an ICU nurse: CVICU
    If CVICU is like the CV Recovery Room in my hospital, may God have mercy on your soul. I salute anyone who wants to take on that responsibility.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity
    What?! This sounds right up my alley. You got me whan I read "forensic" and "psychiatry".
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?
    Everyone who is not in the CV OR, in my hospital and wherever else, say that the CV OR nurses are CV queens. How did we win that title?
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Tips: Preparing the nurse for the new tax year...
    They are gonna take all my moneyyyy TAX HELP, please.
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. Updating H&P via phone
    Yes, I hope nothing comes of it, but I did learn from my mistake. The nurse in the ICU unit "Said" that the surgeon had seen the patient the day before, but must have forgotten to note in in the...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Updating H&P via phone
    Now that I sit here and think about it, I should have paged the resident on call. Oh geez :(. I'm still on orientation and was by myself and wasn't sure what to do.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion