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    Disrespect & Profanity

    Ive got a couple of burrs under my saddle blanket and am requesting feedback from the allnurses community regarding professional behaviors: I believe: Someone should be referred to with their title of

    43 replies

    Parent Pick-Up of Sick Kiddo

    How long do you give parents to pick-up their sick kiddo? I am going on one hour with a student with terrible diarrhea. Ive called Mom and Dad. Mom said she would be an hour and a half. No. Dad told m

    29 replies

    What would you do?

    I feel like I am stuck in between a rock and a hard place and I am not really sure what to do. I am a 28 year old male, a retail manager and I make about 80K a year. I am really big on Finance and the

    15 replies

    OTC meds for Staff

    Do you have OTC medication for staff? Do you give it out or let them take it? Do you have a policy on it?

    19 replies

    Uncontrolled asthma.

    I have a student who is always wheezing. I could listen to his lungs at any time of the day and there would be wheezing. This student can take every the inhaler every 4 hours. Today, the student neede

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    Do you consider an infiltrated IV a medical emergency

    Left the ER for outpatient...today we had a patients IV infiltrate normal saline. The tech called me and let me know the infusion was stopped, IV removed and a compress applied. Pt in no distress. I w

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    All pukes are not created equal

    Normally, our policy is that kids are to be home for 24 hours after their last episode of vomiting/diarrhea. But, of course, there are exceptions to every rule...we have a number of kids who get motio

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    Call Off Criteria

    Sometime back, on geriatric psych, an excellent staff member LPN who recently got her RN, Danni, needed to leave about an hour before shift change due to personal matters. The charge nurse had no prob

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  2. Nurses

    Patient face-down ok?

    I recently observed a family member turn a patient (relative, a young adult who cannot sit upright without harness/straps) face-down because of behaviors. In the prone position, he cant flail his arms

    8 replies

    New nurse, how incompetent am I really?

    Hi, new graduate nurse here in a residency program on a PCU floor. I moved my whole life (partner, dog, house, etc.) to a different state for this residency program because I thought the work culture

    10 replies

    What’s with “researching” patients before clocking in?! Is this a standard?

    Hi all, I’m a baby nurse (new grad) going into day 3 of orientation with my preceptor. She mentioned that she lives close (within 5 mins) to the hospital so she usually gets there early [at a time tha

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    Is my HESI score good enough?

    Hey everyone! I applied to my local community colleges ADN program. Im SO worried that Im not going to get in. To my knowledge, they accept roughly 80 students into the entire program. Its really the

    7 replies
    Job Hunt

    Sharp New Grad Summer 2020 - August

    Hello everyone! Sharp new grad’s application opened on Monday (2/17). I just wanted to make this so we can all keep each other updated. 🙂 I had applied for spring 2020, got an interview for ICU, but u

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    Critical Care Eliticism?

    Hi all, wondering if anyone has come across an attitude from some critical care doctors and nurses that suggests critical care providers are more elite than other specialties like med/surg, postpartum

    10 replies


    Hi, I have been an active member for several years and have posted on here a few times. I am here again because I need to talk. Last week, to this day, I was laid off from my job of 15 years. (Part of

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    When Teen Dating Turns Violent

    When Teen Dating Turns Violent

    Healthy romantic relationships can boost social skills and emotional growth in teens. Unfortunately, a romantic relationship became abusive to roughly 1.5 million U.S. teens over past year.  Read on t…

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