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  1. Nurses don't know the lab
    Feel better?
    Sep 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My Experience With Burnout
    This is such an astute observation. Each shift is the same crisis and its not due to the patients. It doesn't matter the unit, it's all the same. We get told it's due to the nursing shortage, that...
    Sep 8, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  3. New Grad, work calling on days off
    That is brilliant!!
    Aug 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Time Paradox of 12 hour shifts
    I can relate to the OP. I worked 12 hour nights for several years and it seemed like I never had time to do things outside the house. When I worked several days in a row, I didn't do anything...
    Aug 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Thinking
    Not really, especially those no nights no weekends no holidays no call nursing gigs. Arkansas is beautiful and a great state but many areas aren't well known for their high paying jobs. Of course...
    Aug 6, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Endorsing to the next shift.
    For me it depends on the nurse and if there is a pattern of behavior. We all have crazy shifts and have to pass things to the oncoming nurse occasionally but if it's a frequent occurrence by the...
    Aug 6, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. What if nursing doesn't work?
    If nursing doesn't work out, find a new career. Maybe my perspective is different since nursing is my second career, but it's possible to change to something completely different. It's a terrifying...
    Aug 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Late arriving Nurses
    That's exactly my point. If chronic tardiness or absenteeism or other policy violations aren't addressed it can drag down the entire unit. Other people start pushing boundaries because if...
    Aug 5, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Late arriving Nurses
    Lateness is one of my huge pet peeves. If a person can't arrive to work on time on a consistent basis, they should be fired so that they can find a job that suits their lackadaisical approach to...
    Aug 5, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    I love starting IVs too. This will sound weird and very few people will get it, but I like post mortem care. I love supporting the families and then respectfully preparing my patient for his or...
    Aug 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How Important is it that your patients and their families like you?
    It makes me feel good when they tell me they like me. My shifts always seemed to be easier when I could spend a few minutes chatting with the patient and family. Is it essential? No, but it does...
    Jul 30, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. New Nurse on Paxil
    I will happily line the pockets of "Big Pharma." Lexapro has saved me and allows me to live like a normal person. I'll take the weight gain and whatever long term effects over the years of...
    Jul 24, '15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management
  13. Are care plans valuable?
    Could you give some examples? I'm curious about how this works. Like other posters, I see most care plans as busy work and double charting. For example, practically every patient is at risk for...
    Jul 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Special Snowflake!
    No!! It's one of my favorite phrases. ;)
    Jul 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    That's really odd. 7 am/pm I can see, but the next shift could easily cluster the 7:30 meds with their 9:00 with that hour window.
    Jul 23, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. How do you get to Blue from the mobile app?
    I'm so sorry.
    Jul 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Taking a pay cut to go to day shift?
    It really depends on your finances. I took a similar pay cut to go to days and I'm so much happier. We're having to be more careful about spending, but it's worth it.
    Jul 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    I do enjoy my job, but in the end, it's just a job. Yes my career as a nurse is part of who I am now, it's not the most important part. If a person always sees their career as a calling, that's...
    Jun 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Scripting sounds patronizing
    No, it's not time for that. It's time for the doctor to man or woman up and talk to the lab supervisor. It's not my job to make other departments do theirs.
    Jun 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Today, I am thankful for......
    I'm thankful to have a day shift job that gives me weekends off. Even though it's been a few months, every Saturday afternoon I think how lucky I am to be awake and not at work. I know the new job...
    Jun 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Loco-Parentis
    Edit: I've read the whole thread. If these trips routinely end with kids getting raped and/or ICU stays, I'd be looking for a new job. It sounds like neither the parents or the school cares about...
    Jun 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I'm a sexless nurse
    If the shoe fits.... If you're not reciprocating in kind with the staff members cathing your patients, you are getting out of work. I got a very bad vibe from the OP. No where did I say that...
    Jun 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I'm a sexless nurse
    Yes, it's ok to be uncomfortable. What's not ok is to pawn off your work on others. Unless you're taking the same number of tasks from your female counterparts, you're using your discomfort to get...
    Jun 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. You will all probably hate me for this
    I tend to agree with you. The posters that bug me are the ones who pride themselves (and they state this) on blunt honesty to the point of rudeness but then get all bent out of shape when someone is...
    Jun 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Code Blue Systems
    Where I work now there are buttons in each room that, when pushed, give an automatic overhead page with the unit and room number. At my old job, we did the paging overhead from any phone.
    May 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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