Nurses
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blackmamba123

Eating the patients' food?

What do you think about staff, family members of patients, and/or anyone else other than patients, eating the snacks in the nutrition room designated for patients? Have you ever done it or seen...

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Nurses
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RandomNurse1

Too ugly to be a nurse..?!?

Before I begin... I want to say, HELLO EVERYONE! I'm new to this site. I recently signed up after researching information on nursing and found this forum. I'm in college studying health care...

48 replies
Nurses
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FranEMTnurse

MD vs DO

What's the difference between an MD and a DO? I have always wondered if one requires more study and more time than the other? Does anyone know?

18 replies
CNA/MA
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Studentnurse2020

I was fired as a CNA

Hey everyone! I have a huge concern I wanted other opinion of because I am not very sure what to do. so here goes... I have worked in a hospital per diem through an agency for 2 years, I finally...

6 replies
Nurses
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LM838

Best thing about being a nurse?

Lets all share some positivity! Whats your favorite part about being a nurse? xoxo

17 replies
First Year
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mng1234

new grad nurse med surg

seeking help I am a new grad nurse on a med surg floor with primarily pancreatic, bariatric and vascular patients. I've started a few weeks on orientation so far and I feel so defeated, anxious...

8 replies
Medications
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elmerj

How do you keep from making med errors?

How do I keep from making med errors when I don't know information? As an example, I didn't know we were not allowed to take the CNA/CAPs word for the blood sugar. Is this common knowledge? Where can...

8 replies
Geriatric
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CapeCodMermaid

NG Tubes

Do any of you manage NG tubes in your facility? I've never been in one where it's been allowed. My current company thinks it's a great idea...I think it's not. To top it off...IV Lasix, IV...

7 replies
Nurses
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Mbarbour

Narcotic missing

I counted my narcs with oncoming nurse and I have a narcotic missing. I am upset because I have no clue what happened to it ? Will I be fired ? Or worse ?

6 replies
Public/Community
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purpletzz

How was your experience in taking the CHES or Certified Health Education Specialist Exam?

Hello everyone. Wanted to ask anyone who ever passed the CHES, what resources have you used? Did it help in your career as a Registered Nurse? Was the exam doable? Thank you.

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Nurses
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nightlightnurseaide

falling asleep during nightshift

of course you shouldn't do it but come on. we are not perfect. If you have had a hard time sleeping, I can not blame you for dozing off. all i can say is don't make a habit out of it. I can...

73 replies
Nurses
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ItsThatJenGirl

A patient spit in my face

I'm relatively new to my PCA/CNA position. I work on a cardiac floor and generally enjoy it. Yesterday I was pulled to 1:1 obs for a patient. As I was changing the patients brief, he/she spit in my...

16 replies
CNA/MA
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nightlightnurseaide

Ew...3 people

I don't want three people on the floor i want two let me explain. Months ago a coworker of mine quit leaving a max of one person per hall. Recently a new hire working 12 hours ( I think) was...

12 replies
NP
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mrcleanscrubs

NPs Performing Surgical Procedures!?

Greetings All, Nurse Practitioners now, more than ever, are practicing to the fullest extent of their state's Nurse Practice Acts. I am interested in pursuing further education in efforts to...

6 replies
Recovery
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Michagler

Blood testing

I have been selected for testing for recovery trek and it's a blood test. I have always been tested by urinalysis so I'm confused what the blood testing is for? Just curious ... it says P1 blood...

16 replies
Safety
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Presbynurse12345

Tech falsified vitals

There was an incident at the hospital I work at where many nurses noticed that she wasn't getting up to do vitals after bringing it up to our director she investigated and the tech admitted that she...

11 replies
Nurses
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RRRNNN

What's utilization management like?

I'm currently DON in a LTC and can't take the stress and long hours any more. Don't get me wrong, I'm doing a great job. Just passed survey with flying colors. But in the past 3 weeks I've had 1...

6 replies
Immigration
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jdhjohnson

NP travel nursing in UK

I was wondering if anyone knows of any US NP who has or have done travel nursing as an NP in the UK. I am wondering about what the process would be.

2 replies
Nurses
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NurseAries

Sick leave.

Hello, I've just started my first Nursing job in a large Hospital on a busy ward. Im 6 weeks in to the role. I had to take 3 days off last week due to being sick with a bad cold and losing my voice....

2 replies
NCLEX
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Sekayia

Failed four times Florida

Hey all ! I'm in Florida and have failed the nclex for the fourth time now. I have used, Hurst, Kaplan, lacharity, saunders, and Mark klimek. The first two times I had 78 questions, the third 265 and...

4 replies

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