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  1. I can't believe I actually *like* night shift!
    I've been on nights since '77. I'll never do days. I just can't get out of bed at 05:30 and face anything. I can stay up- just not get up. The biggest hardship I see on nights is everyone-management,...
    Oct 8, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. A fib with rvr
    The patient has no significant health history but is a DNR status? Dosn't his family love him, or is thier a BIG will? Anyone discuss with the patient the fact that if he codes we are just gonna...
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. plea for collective wisdom -- new grad RN nurse struggling badly
    It's been a LONG time since I was a new grad, but what I advise the staff I'm precepting is that the day is way too big to focus on. Ask yourself "what do I need to get done in the next 30 min?" If...
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Disability: genuinely curious
    The same lawyers that help with SSDI also handle these supplemental employer offered STD programs. Often the requirements to get paid from these plans are as restrictive as federal SSDI. On top of...
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Disability: genuinely curious
    Can you PM me some of their names- I really am in need of qualifying for disability before a patient is depending on me, but I'm too sleepy from the pain keeping be up, or too medicated to have clear...
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Did I say something wrong?
    That is part of the problem- it is frequently easier to just do it ourselves than to try to get the staff that could and should be doing some of these tasks to take responsibility for their...
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Disability: genuinely curious
    We pay into social security for our entire working life. We work a job with one of the highest incidents of back/spine injury in the working world. We then end up with a choice when we have the...
    Sep 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics
    We've known this for 20+ years. "Body Mechanics" are just a way for the hospital or Workmans Comp administrator to twist the injury to make it seem like it was the nurses fault. I have been counseled...
    Sep 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Did I say something wrong?
    I want the shift supervisor to call me up every hour and ask if I would "Please record the VS from my patients is it wouldn't be too much trouble". Maybe pharmacy can call me whenever a med is due...
    Sep 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    Part of the problem is the system is finding more and better ways of sabotaging us. Before CPOE you saw or spoke to the physician so you knew when there were likely to be order changes- most of the...
    Aug 15, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. The Overly UN-zealous Hospitalist
    A very accurate description of why I can't wait to get out of nursing. I have so little time to provide "Nursing Care" for my patients because I'm the "Check and Balance" for overworked hospitalists...
    Aug 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Eww comes to mind... but if it works
    Then they will have pretty bad breath. I'm not saying that I'd like to go out for a poop smoothie after my next shift, but it's just poop- we all have it in our insides and we put it there in the...
    Aug 1, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. No opinions please just facts
    Who in the world told you this? An employer may have a policy of not allowing staff to work if they test positive for one substance or another, but the BON (at least in my state) only prohibits...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Are Camp Nurses allowed to remove splinters?
    I'm sure this is a facillity specific question. I doubt you will find a "splinter" clause in any states scope of practice/ nurse practice act. I think this is why I would be driven NUTS by camp...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  15. Do you have dreams about your job?
    I've been a nurse for 30 years, I'm good at my job, and almost always get through each shift with little difficulty. I enjoy my unit and my peers. I worked one position for 20+ years, and have been...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Still struggling with heart sounds
    I have never in my career had a physician or peer give a hoot about heart sounds. It's nice to be able to say "this patient has a loud pan-systolic murmur that I didn't hear eariler in my shift", but...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is this what nursing is really like?
    In a word- yep. If I could do my job without being the one responsible for ensuring the resident medical staff wrote appropriate orders, the pharmacy sent and timed the right meds, housekeeping...
    Jun 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    On the "computer med admin systems" issue; These things are only as helpful as the data they are fed. In todays in-patient world, patients are unstable or they wouldn't be in the hospital. That...
    Jun 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Has anyone made a medication error and *not* get fired for it?
    We have a "non-punitive" "No-Fault" med error policy. It is designed to encourage nurses to report med erors instead if covering them up. It does seem to have worked- our incidence of reporting went...
    Jun 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Should I report this nurse for unprofessionalism?
    Without knowing the details it's difficult to respond, but as a general rule: nurses are to accept abusive belittling behavior with a smile and never make a comment back to a patient even if they are...
    Jun 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Does this make me really horrible?
    I'm OK with the name the way it is. I don't want it spread around that Nurses are willing to work for no pay, in terrible working conditions, with little or no equipment. That may become the policy...
    Jun 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Things you'll never forget from your nursing instructors?
    My L&D instructor was quite up front when she said " I don't think men should be Nurses, I don't want them in my class or my clinical rotation, but since the university insists you guys (two of us)...
    Jun 6, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Students claim they underwent vaginal exams at Valencia College
    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase " looking up a few old classmates"
    Jun 6, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    I've had the same issue. I've had to get my patients boyfriend off her PICC line while they were in foreplay, and she wanted her Q2H Dilaudid injected before they got to "the good part". At least we...
    Jun 6, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Threatened by patient
    [QUOTE=lindarn;8525495]Did you REALLY sign up to be assaulted at work, through no fault of your own? Is this what nursing has come to? I thought that you signed up to work in a particular unit. ...
    Jun 2, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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