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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...

75 replies
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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...

42 replies
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What is considered evidence

Scenario:adult male presents to ER with c/o abdominal pain. Reports to have been sexually assaulted 2 days prior. Has right black eye & foreign body in rectum. Refuses to be examined by SANE nurse...

11 replies
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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...

14 replies
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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
LM838's avatar

Best thing about being a nurse?

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

16 replies
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Nursing tips/advice

Hey everyone! Sorry this is a double post, I didn't realize I had posted the initial in the pre-nursing students forum! I am getting information on some of the most common topics nursing students...

0 replies
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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
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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
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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
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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...

70 replies
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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?

17 replies
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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
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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
First Year
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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
elmerj's avatar

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
Michagler's avatar

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...

13 replies
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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...

10 replies
NP Students
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Can I become a Nurse Practitioner with an ADN and a bachelors degree in psychology?

I am currently in an ADN program but I also have a bachelors degree in psychology. I was wondering if after i become an RN i can apply to a FNP masters program. I've heard RNs need at least have 2...

3 replies
purpletzz's avatar

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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