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  1. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    There is one nurse in CCU in my hospital who still wears a cap.
    May 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nurses talk to Nurses, Doctors talk to Doctors
    I feel fortunate that abusive behavior is not tolerated in my hospital. Several months ago a doctor called me into one of my patients' rooms and started screaming at me and belittling me in front of...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Losing respect for nursing students
    I don't think this is a generational issue. I think it's about the boundaries, standards, rules, and expectations of the individual nursing program. There is a college in my town whose nursing...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. So I have this rash... What do you think?
    Great article. I can definitely relate. I've been guilty of calling my sister-in-law, an RN who worked in a newborn nursery, when my oldest son was a baby and I was terrified that he had some strange...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Chlorhexidine bathing decreases hosp-acq infection
    We just got an email from management at my hospital that all of our critical care units will be using chlorhexidine wipes instead of soap and water starting this month because of recent research that...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    I almost passed out twice while I was in nursing school. The first time was while I was observing at an oncology clinic. I was watching a bone marrow aspiration and I started to feel hot. When I...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. What Kind of Patients Do You LIKE Most?
    A&O elderly people, especially elderly men. My favorite are the World War II generation patients. They are just wonderful people and it's a pleasure to care for them (at least all the ones I've met)....
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. What patients/behaviors/illnesses/injuries do you HATE the most?
    GI bleeds. Especially with dementia patients. C diff. Drug seekers. Borderline personality disorder. Overbearing, demanding family members.
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Are there any jobs in nursing where you can work alone?
    One of my coworkers used to work in hospice. She said she charted at home in the morning. Then she'd start seeing patients in their homes at about 9am. She would be done seeing patients by 2:30 and...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Floating?
    We get floated pretty often on my floor whenever we have a low census. I'd prefer being floated to being sent home. They keep a record of when each of us was floated and we take turns. I don't mind...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I live in Florida and work on a remote tele/med surg floor and our ratio is 5 to 1. But a lot of the time we are 4 to 1. I have floated to CCU in my hospital and the ratio there is 2 to 1. There are...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. HCA Profits Soar as Patient Care Suffers
    I work for an HCA facility and we are always well-staffed. I work on a med-surg remote telemetry floor and we are never given more than 5 patients per nurse. Most days our ratio is 4 to 1
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Is the second year of an ADN program easier than the first?
    My school was like Seas' school. It got harder and harder each semester. I'm glad my school was that way because I think it prepared me well. Every semester we learned increasingly more complex...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Protect Your Patients When Giving Promethazine (Phenergan)
    Thanks for the article. This is good information. I hate giving IV phenergan. I just had a patient a little while ago who had a choice of either 12.5 mg IVP phenergan or PO phenergan. I made sure...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Nurses are the real heroes ?
    Definitely best autocorrect of the day.
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Tiny cracks/cuts on my fingers! Dry Hands!  Too much handwashing !  OOooww!  Help !
    I had this problem until the nurse practitioner at my dermatologist's office recommended a lotion called Theraseal. My hands are completely healed now. Theraseal moisturizes and also creates a...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Does the BSNs get paid more than ADNs hold true across the board mostly?
    My hospital pays $60 cents more per hour for a nurse with any bachelor's degree, not just a BSN.
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN