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    Family Behavior during a code

    I work as a float RN at an acute rehab hospital. I have worked there for 7 years. Two days ago, I had an elderly patient who had had a stroke. He had multiple co-morbidities. The son was in the room.

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    Nurses
    Senator Maureen Walsh: When Do Nurses Have Time to Play Cards?

    Senator Maureen Walsh: When Do Nurses Have Time to Play Cards?

    Last week Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh made comments that have elicited a strong response from nurses across the country. This article discusses the comments and invites nurses to use it as …

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    Nurses

    Cry me a river...?

    I have been in healthcare for a long time (since just out of high school) in one form or another. Theres a trend Ive noticed with a lot of posts that Im wondering if its new, or if Ive just happened t

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    School

    "Heating Pads"

    Is anyone else a grinch about them? I dont feel like they are truly necessary here 99.9% of the time... I am asked for them about 5 times/day, so I recently started telling people no. I feel its exces

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    School

    Texas school sets dress code for parents

    Thoughts? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-schools-dress-code-for-parents-bans-sagging-pants-pajamas-hair-rollers-and-more/ar-BBWeggj?li=BBnb7Kz

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    So I called the police on a patient

    Maybe the past few rough nights have got me too much on edge with not enough sleep, but I hit the end of my patience last night. Detoxer sucker punched me in the face. We had a good relationship going

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    Nurses
    Oxygen Use During STEMI: Beneficial or Detrimental?

    Oxygen Use During STEMI: Beneficial or Detrimental?

    This article discussing the use of oxygen therapy during a STEMI. The article discusses how oxygen is now found to be detrimental but either increasing the infarction or causing reperfusion injuries.…

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    Nurses
    Senator Walsh Just Doesn't Understand - Nurses always hold a deck of hearts in their hands

    Senator Walsh Just Doesn't Understand - Nurses always hold a deck of hearts in their hands

    Here is a poem that was submitted to allnurses through Facebook by one of our readers in response to Senator Walsh's disrespectful remark about nurses playing cards. With her permission, we will glad…

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  2. Nurses

    How much have you changed?

    I wish I could understand with more depth the change that has occurred within me, and why. I’ve been a nurse for five years and I am not the same nurse I was when I first hit the floor. I’m not even t

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    Med-Surg

    Is this enough training for experienced nurse?

    Two weeks of floor training for a nurse with two years of med surg experience. This will be for a med surg floor. I’ve been told it’s busier on this floor but the patient ratio is lower than I’m used

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    School

    Poor planning

    I live in a state that has a law to prevent excessive absences. Students may miss 8 days per semester, unexcused. I am in a high school. I am completely out of patience and sympathy for these children

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    Nurses

    What is dinosaur hospital?

    So I was talking to this nurse today and she described canada hospital as dinosaur hospital. Does anyone know what this means? Haha

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    School

    Managing allergy symptoms

    Spring allergies are not even in full effect in my part of the Northeast yet we are starting to see the kids (some come in right off the bus in the morning) with allergy symptoms. Mostly itchy, red ey

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    School

    Swollen fingers

    I’ve had a TON recently... some happening at home over the weekend and then coming in first thing Monday, others while they are here. I’ve only had one this year that I was pretty sure was broken, but

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    Nurses

    Flushing tubing after IV ATB administration

    Good early morning Hivemind! We’re working in a new IV ATB policy to avoid under administration during therapy. To those of you who are already at this point, how do you do it in your location? Do you

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    Nurses

    Patients Say the Darnedest Things Nurses Week Contest

    Patients come in all demeanors and as nurses youve certainly seen some doozies. Patients (and their families) definitely say some laugh-worthy things during their time in your care. In honor of Nation

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