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  1. Brian Short News
    Yes; sometimes events-or people- hit us too close to the heart to be able to keep the professional distance we have trained ourselves to count on in order to maintain our professional facade
    Sep 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Brian Short News
    Well said. He created a world wide online community of nurses of an almost incomprehensible scope. So many times it was being able to freely discuss a sensitive and new (to me) issue with nurses from...
    Sep 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Taboo - 10 Things Nurses Should NEVER Say!
    I'm convinced it's the law of averages- if it's quiet it's because all the stuff that usually happens in a typical shift just hasn't happened yet. That being said, I will NEVER use the "Q" word...
    Aug 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    Great forum! I love patient education when I can figure out how to get the info across so the patient understands it on their terms. I love to see that comprehension dawn on their faces as they come...
    Aug 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!
    Yep, it's been a journey for me too. Started out fresh on the floor with a paycheck by investing in Real Nurse Shoes. Which resulted in agony at the end of each shift. Not just my feet hurting but...
    Aug 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Reasons patients turn on their call light
    Assuming the person responding to the call light has those critical thinking skills that the call light offender is lacking and the responder has assessed for and eliminated any serious concerns...
    Jul 2, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Reasons patients turn on their call light
    Uh Oh. A patient seeing little kids in their room, (especially late at night) sounds like it should be posted on one of those other threads about mysterious sights and noises...
    Jul 2, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Moments of reflection...
    I amuse myself by mentally composing the section of the job description for what I am actually doing ( irrigate purulent drainage from fist sized wound, pack with absorbant dressing material...)
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has anyone else "sensed" when something was wrong with a patient?
    The last place I worked on an acute MS/ Tele floor and that "nursing instinct early warning" feeling was well respected. There was an on-call Critical Care Rapid Response team dedicated to early...
    Jun 10, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    Yeah, that... Seriously worried about the long term financial prospects. My retirement fund has taken a hit with periods on un-or underemployment plus now we're supposed to be working at least 1-5...
    Apr 1, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    That's what it felt like for me at a former job...even wile telling myself I must be paranoid I felt Like they had me in their crosshairs and I was only delaying the inevitable (think nature shows on...
    Jan 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    My heart goes out to you b/c I've walked much the same path and have felt that pain as long as I can remember. No hyper-active component for me; just the inattentive part so always slower to process...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. What reality show do you follow?
    All the weird medical anomaly shows on Discovery, etc: Man with no Face, Boy with 8 Legs, World's Largest Mom/ Dad/Man, My 600 lb Life, Fish Man, etc. Also the Hoarder type shows creep me out in an...
    Jun 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    Not all that unusual but had a gentleman with hypospadia; his urethral opening was on the underside of his penis about an inch or 2 below the tip. He had a foley but we had a policy of d/c'ing...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. start if care oasis time frames.
    Our agency schedules 2 hr for a SOC. I find my patients who are newly dc'ed from the hospital are pretty well fried by that time so I even tho we are computerized I jot things down that might come up...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    My super power would be a Harry Potter based variation on the being in 2 places at the same time theme...ya know how Hermione Grainger has that gadget that lets her dial time backward so she could...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    Thanks to you both for your feedback. I went with the larger agency and just finished my first week. Most of my new co-orkers seem to think highly of it. There's a lot to learn but I'm excited-we'll...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. The Waiting Game: A Rehab Nursing Miracle
    Yep-another one of those reminders that it's not up to us...I never mind being humbled this way, though.
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  19. I am working on my Resume. I need some help :(
    If I am sending an unsolicited resume to a facility, I will try to look up that info on their website if there is one. You can look for the director of HR, the staff recruiter or the nurse manager....
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Thoughts on potential job offer?
    Definitely happens. Although I think the job market is becoming less tight out there, employers have definitely been dragging their feet with regards to actual offers. I can appreciate the fine line...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    OK-gotta say that's something I've never heard of before! (And I didn't think there was anything that could surprise me!)
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    One is salaried until you're out on your own, then per case. The other is an hourly salary. Both have a quota for the number of visits per week, differentials according to acuity of task or visit and...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Dilemma; small local agency or large national company?
    I have experience in acute inpatient rehab and in med/surg. I have 2 offers in Home Health companies and I'm trying to decide between a large national agency and a local, single-office agency that...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    It is what it is!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. innappropriate/weird encounters with patients?
    Yep, that was a typical "toothbrushing" rhythm; any rapid repetitive movement could fit the bill!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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