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  1. Inserting an NG tube post arrest
    Twist the tube between your fingers a little bit the whole way down, not just when you're trying to get over the hump. It'll help the tube glide down past the tongue instead of getting caught in the...
    10:48 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. WHY do so many people hate nursing? Sigh.
    I really LOVE about 10% of what I do, I don't mind about 70%, and I hate about 20%. Paperwork/charting can really only be so fulfilling.
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Separate being Family vs Nurse
    Get your dad some heel lift boots.
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ECG interpretation help
    If you ask yourself all of Lev's questions, you should be able to figure out what the rhythm is. Unfortunately there aren't very make tips or quick fixes, it's the kind of thing that just takes...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. How far would u go for an interview
    I would still go to the interview...it would be good practice and get you used to the kinds of questions that you'll be asked. I'm saying this because I acted like a total weirdo in the first...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Must we "pay our dues" by working night shift?
    In my unit we all fight over nights. It's much calmer most of the time...not to mention without night differential, we pretty much get paid a teacher's salary. And we don't get holidays and the whole...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do you see ethnic tensions at work?
    The only places you're not going to see ethnic tensions are those where everyone is the same ethnicity.
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. The sloppy image of nurses today
    On behalf of all people who get pimples on their head, face, and everywhere else, I apologize that sometimes you have to look at us. I can't imagine the pain you must feel every time you work with...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Is the color of my stethoscope obnoxious?
    For the record, I have an all black Littmann cardiology III and nobody has stolen it in the three years I've been a nurse. But no, nobody will care about the color of your stethoscope. When I see...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. Medication Error: I feel stupid
    It sounds to me like your patient was finally able to get some good sleep. Her heart rate probably didn't drop like that the previous nights because she was tossing and turning. I would expect a drop...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Scanning in the supply room
    Put a fake security camera in the corner.
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The sloppy image of nurses today
    I come to work with no makeup and my hair in a messy bun on top of my head. I consider this to be a job perk.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Negative Post on Facebook About New Nurses - I'm Fired Up!
    It's unfortunate that a bruised up arm has completely overshadowed the fact that her sister-in-law's life had been saved.
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Would you choose nursing again or another health profession?
    I like being a nurse, but I wouldn't do it all over again. If I had rich parents, I would like to have gone to med school. I kind of just went to nursing school on a whim (I'm the one that all...
    Dec 28, '15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. What are your personal standards when a patient "refuses care"
    I'm not in the business of begging grown people to take a bath. Of course, I let them know that they can always change their mind. I do like to ask if it's a pain issue (I work in a CVICU, lots...
    Dec 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Any good patient prank stories?!
    I work with a very special patient population.
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Urgent dental needs
    Wow...forget grad school, I'm going to be a dentist!
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Private Grumbling but NO Open Discussion!
    I don't say anything about stupid new policies because I've never seen it make any sort of difference. Here's what happens with managers: they'll get a bug up their butt about something, then send...
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Any good patient prank stories?!
    One of my patients told me that he saw on the news that someone had just jumped out of the window from the top floor of my hospital.
    Dec 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Seven Hells: Vent
    You also might want to check if breaking your residency contract would put you on a do not hire list. If you could get a NICU job in another hospital I might consider it, but going from this med/surg...
    Dec 16, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Politically Incorrect
    Interesting discussions on this board are becoming increasingly rare, and almost impossible to find. They get lost under all the arguments over whether wiping butts is something nurses should do and...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  22. The Flip Side - When you're the patient/family
    I agree with everyone else, talk to the charge nurse, and if necessary, the unit manager. Tell them you want to be able to give good patient satisfaction scores. Although I'm sure you could find...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's your side job?
    I work so much overtime, my full time job is also my side job.
    Dec 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are we doing good for our patients?
    That's why I could never work in a MICU. Someone on this board once described it as keeping dead people alive a little longer. If you want to stay in critical care, surgical ICUs aren't quite as bad.
    Dec 10, '15
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Verbally threatened for the first time today
    Hopefully, if he would have threatened your physical safety, they would have forced your patient's son to leave. But in this situation, it sounds like their goal was more to de-escalate the...
    Dec 7, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management


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