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  1. Why Nursing Sucks...
    It sucks because "they" will stretch you so thin, continue to pile on more work, expect the impossible, and when something goes wrong, blame you for it. I'm counting down to leaving acute care. I...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Transcription Error- was I also in the wrong?
    If you really feel this way with every med, then the PharmD who approved/dispensed it is just as responsible as the physician and the nurse.
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Please Help, I'm new & made a huge med error, I'm devastated.
    I'm very glad you posted, and I hope that you have alleviated your anxiety and embarrassment so that you can begin the process of learning from your mistake. I've made a few errors in my relatively...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Unpaid Mandatory Meetings?
    Dont get calculations for overtime mixed up with being paid for mandatory meetings. There is no way in hell any labor board would allow an employer to require a meeting without pay. None.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Negative Post on Facebook About New Nurses - I'm Fired Up!
    I found the FB post, and I read the whole thing. this type of hullabaloo is what makes me (sometimes) anxious about my job. I have intentionally cultivated very good habits that reduce the...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Pt.s Ordering Food from Outside Hospital?
    We get one of those about once a month from one of the nursing homes. Morbidly obese, bed bound, on dialysis, wounds, noncompliant, and usually quite young (in their 50s). When we don't see them for...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hospital that bans family members
    After really thinking about it, I've had only a handful of issues with family members. My biggest beef is the size and layout of our rooms. One visitor in a single room can make care nearly...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. The ONE thing that will make your nursing life easier
    CNAs that actually do their jobs.
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is a patient out of my care if he is in another department off the floor?
    First part I agree with. Second part, I do not. It is very appropriate for a nurse to attend the code of her patient off the floor. Rapid response and code teams do not know the patient, so the...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Is a patient out of my care if he is in another department off the floor?
    Agreed. Our responsibility as floor RNs is to ensure the patient is stable prior to leaving the floor, as the OP did. Everyone in the hospital is required to have BLS and know to call a code or...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. heparin drips
    Baxter makes a premixed bag for drips which is heparin with NS. I have no idea where your pharmacist got the idea that they are incompatible.
    Dec 31, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Accessing a Port-a-Cath Video
    The other thing: by priming over the sterile field, the drape got wet. Once the drape is wet in this situation, that area is no longer sterile.
    Dec 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Question regarding where I stand with my job (long, but with paragraphs!)
    no, it was a communication from the PROVIDER'S spouse, not the patient's. As a patient, I would also be very ticked off if, in the middle of a procedure, someone walked in asking about something...
    Dec 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How much trouble am I in?
    Lets just go with your scenario. What kind of witch hunt would be mounted for security to review tapes to determine who inserted an IV? I mean,c'mon, really...
    Dec 19, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. could get fired!
    Your daughter did something that no one in their right mind would think was even remotely ok. FYI...Helicopter parenting affects an adult child's decision-making and problem-solving abilities. ...
    Dec 18, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Hey nurses!!! WE ARE PEOPLE TOO!
    Meh. All the career CNAs where I work are worthless. They lie, hide out in confused patients' rooms ( or off the floor all together, don't answer their phones, and rarely answer call bells. They...
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Private Grumbling but NO Open Discussion!
    I never speak up because it doesn't make a damn bit of difference. These new management initiatives are a flavor of the month that add on work but don't take anything away. If I feel that there is...
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What are your personal standards when a patient "refuses care"
    It depends on so many things: what is being refused, the reason, the patient's mental status, etc. I generally spend quite some time educating or cajoling before I give up. I did have a someone...
    Dec 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Report vent turned mega vent
    People keep saying, "I know because I already looked at the chart." Look, I'm one of those nurses who does not give away her time for free, even if you (the general you) are. Soooo many people where...
    Dec 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Bedside report - hate it? Like it? Love it?
    The situation you faced was due to post-op amnesia on the part of the patient. I don't know how long you or the noc nurse have been working a surgical floor, but this is where the noc nurse should...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bedside report - hate it? Like it? Love it?
    The part bolded above made me start to fall in love with you, but then as I read the rest of your post, I fell for you hook, line, and sinker. The bolded part: perfection. Yes, we really do need to...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What are the rules of what we can tell patients?
    Every situation deserves careful consideration. In this case, I would hope that the physician had discussed a differential prior to ordering the CT, and we can just confirm the diagnosis and explain...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Would you have told management?
    Who are you to go around calling your coworkers who have chosen to disclose their medical issues? If you were so concerned about safety, do get management involved, and they'll tell EVERYONE to be...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Never wanna take students again.
    Where does it say the student refused to turn the pump off?? I've read all the replies to my post, and if these two things (turning a patient "incorrectly" to prevent dehiscence?--since when were...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Never wanna take students again.
    Everybody keeps repeating that this student was dangerous. What? I read and re-read the OP. Pulling by the legs, shoulders instead of bottom for Stage 4 sacrals? I've never heard of that. Then she...
    Dec 9, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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