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  1. Answered wrong on Interview Question
    If the SOB has a nurse with them, I would go to the dizziness and chest heaviness first. We were always taught airway first, but according to ACLS, perfusion is first, then airway....especially if...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. The most outrageous excuses from patients.
    Patient's tox screen came back positive for cocaine..."It must have been that crack my daughter and her friends were smoking the other day...I must have inhaled some of it!!"
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Noc Nurse perspective...
    I feel like we are working in the same hospital, lol!! We get leftover potato salad that has been sitting out since noon...either that or no one bothered to clean up after the "party". We have one...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Being a nurse is hard
    Totally agree, nursing is a tough profession. LTC is not for everyone though, for many reasons. I did it for 4 years and thought I would do it forever. I got burnt out by all the paperwork and...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. First Year Almost Over, No Magical "Ah ha" Moment Yet
    Don't be too hard on yourself. I am over 4 years in and have had a few "aha moments". For me it hasn't been just one thing that clicked. There have been several times I have thought, "ok, that's what...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. The Disrespect Of Nurses
    If someone touches you, ie bodyslams and puts you in a chokehold, you most definitely have the right to press charges. The facility may not like it, but no one has the right to touch you, or even get...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. nurses and EMT's
    Try to remember that nurses are people with all the idiosyncrasies that go with that. Every one has a personality and not all of them are great ones. Keep your head up, you know you are more than a...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Wanting to quit orientation, new grad, please advise
    Look up the policy on terminating employment and follow it. In my facility, we have to give a written 30 day notice. In your notice, state that you are thankful for the opportunity, but have decided...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Breach of HIPAA to look up one's own medical records at work??
    My facility used to have the rule that you had to go to medical records and sign for all the documents, but some time in the last year they changed that. We can look up anything we want on ourselves....
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. New Nurses
    All of us were new nurses at one time or gets better....errr with time. Just don't let anyone put you down. You earned the right to call yourself a nurse.
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Weird, but missing my old state's nurses union!
    This post hits home, especially after my shift last night. I picked up a 4 hr shift to give myself 40 hrs this week. We walk in to 12 pts and they gave us 3 nurses, a tech and no unit secretary. One...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Disrespectful coworkers
    1. How old are you? Are you that much younger than they are? If so, then there is a chance a generation gap thing going on. If they are talking about issues with children then they won't value your...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. AMA Discharges
    We see our fair share of them on the floor I work on. It's usually related to them not being able to leave the floor to go smoke. It insane how mad a person who was admitted with chest pain r/o ACS...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    As a general rule, I do not stop at accidents if the first responders are already there. They have equipment, I don't. In a case like this, I would think you are obligated to stay since you caused...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. You're going to think I'm nuts
    I loved nursing school as well. It was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, but would not change a thing. And BTW, we had a saying as far as grades go: C=RN :yes:
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Heroin addict; just for today.
    I don't have any advice on how to proceed with getting your license back, but I just wanted to post a HUGE CONGRATS to you. You have done an awesome job!! Congrats on your sobriety and I am sure...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Pain management
    As a general rule, if I am unsure about the effects of a drug or have never given it before (as with the morphine and dilaudid for you), I always look up the monograph. Pharmacy should provide this,...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. White Board Credentials
    I agree, just the name should be sufficient. Why not just put credentials on nametags? That way you don't have to write it fifty bagillion times, lol....but I am curious as to what the answer to the...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Cardizem drip?
    I agree with Morganalefey, see if your unit has a protocol for this first, if not call the doc. and ask for clarification.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. For those working OR who have worked in LTC
    I hate to say it, but it is pretty much par for the course in LTC. I've worked at a couple of LTC facilities and they were actually very good ones, with very good ratings. I had good CNAs and that...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Internal transfers- your thoughts?
    I transferred departments about 7 months ago. My old manager had a reputation for doing everything in her power to keep people on her floor. As soon as I put in for the new position, I emailed an HR...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion