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ShifraPuah specializes in L&D, Family Practice, HHA, IM.

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  1. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    I LOVE all these stories! Keep them coming!
  2. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    I'm interested! I would love to hear the details. (and, BTW, I share my flat with a ghost, too. He's very quiet but has made his presence known.
  3. Do NOT tell the Live Answer staff that you're having SOB and difficulty breathing and then backpedal and state "I don't know what they're talking about" when I ask you the same thing (I was triaging today) and state that you have been having rectal b...
  4. What are the major issues you have struggled with as a nurse?

    I believe this can apply to any place that employs RNs. For me, it is management and higher-ups that fail to understand that nursing doesn't fit into a tidy 36- or 40-hour workweek.
  5. Congrats on the new job and don't feel silly in the least about your scrubs--if you feel comfy in them, you can relax and focus on the job at hand--and isn't that the point? Keep us posted on how you're doing!
  6. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!

    To the triage RN: please do not stand around for 10-15 minutes around my station, multiple times a day, and flirt with the MD or chat with the secretary about "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol". It's gotten to the point that the MD has told...
  7. From today, and yes, it was crazy! Do not sit on your lab order sheet and cuss out the lab staffers because the lab wasn't open yet and throw a temper tantrum in front of all the pts in the waiting room and drag the managers into this, all because y...
  8. From my days in L&D: Please do not go into your post-eclamptic friend's room q 5 minutes and then complain to the staff that the room is dark and you want to talk to her, when she barely pulled through her seizure and crash C/S and needs to rest ...
  9. GUM! Can you chew it on shift?

    I do chew gum at work, but only when I have to care for a patient being sick, or cleaning a stage 4 decub ulcer, cleaning up stool, or performing digital disimpaction. Why? It takes my mind off the task and allows me to focus on caring for the patien...
  10. Thank God for this thread! My own "pick for the pain" is management. Coworkers are generally good where I work, patients can be PITAs but, like an earlier poster said, are gone within a short period of time. Management on the other hand....they make ...
  11. Office Concerns,, Am I Worried for Nothing?

    I would get out of there as fast as I could if I were you. Don't put your license on the line any longer. This "facility" is a danger to patients and employees both. If I were an inspector, I'd shut this place down quickly, and probably bring legal c...
  12. Air RN

    You were absolutely kick-$$$!!! Woohoo!
  13. Vegan Diet - Healthy?

    Of course a vegan diet can be healthy! Just like any other diet--omnivore or vegetarian--you may have to tweak it now and then to best suit YOUR needs. What works for you may not work for someone else. I am an omnivore, but was veggie for a few years...
  14. Any recommendations for a good winter hand cream?

    I like Hemp Hand Cream from The Body Shop, Great Shakes and Endless Glove from Soap & Glory, and my favorite, L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.
  15. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    But how does she sign off on the MAR? Or the Pyxis?