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    How to be a Good Clinical Supervisor?

    Any management job is difficult with very little satisfaction. Hard work and many hours complicate the many requirements made. It helps if you have a assistant to buffer the many needs of heading a unit. If you are talking of shift supervisor,thats m...
  2. Burn out,unfullfilled dreams and lives. Poor working conditions and so much more contribute to this state of mind in some. So many go into health care to fill a hole that is inside of them. It never fills but with anger and bitterness. It is these in...
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    Nurse's what's your New Year's resolutions?

    I resolve this year to: 1) Try and quit smoking 2) Overcome my PTSD and be able to look those in the eye who facilitated it ,without crying. To be able to look them in the eye,and tell them,in a strong ,steady voice, that they will never agai...
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    Nurse's what's your New Year's resolutions?

    Good luck! Life is great after divorce. I always say, I gave up men for lent 12 years ago and lent myself to living!
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    Helping family understand chronic pain

    How I wish there was a way for evey medical person, especially ER personnel, to experience one day of chronic like pain. If they had to, or family had to, I bet my bottom dollar, that pain control would become a priority and tolerance for those in it...
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    HIPPA and the Forums

    Just stating what I have learnt in recent months from personnal experience. I am also a huge advocate for pt privacy,and have been way before it became vogue. I think it is mostly common sence and ethical values that will encourage the profession to ...
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    HIPPA and the Forums

    HIPPA is actually a joke. Pt confidentiality and respect is more the answer. Hospitals and such are throwing HIPPA at us all the time ,when actually they,and insurance companies are the greatest rule breakers. One chart and all its information is see...
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    preauricular abscess

    Mass emailing allnurses for help, is not the way to go. (I received two) While always willing to lend a hand, much of what you need is already in this forum. Try doing a search here and also google. Good luck!
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    A letter to K.

    What a great job you have done. Learning is an everyday thing and listening is an art. You have accomplished more then most medical people do in their whole profession!
  10. I try to do the best I can when typing here, or anywhere. I also try and proof read. But, I am not very maticulous all the time. Like most nurses and people today, I seem always to be in a hurry. I notice that I am improving over time. Now that ...
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    Questions to ask during interveiw This is an old thread that has alot of information you may be able to use. Good Luck!
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    Poor care post surgery

    It is so hard to be a nurse and know the right way things should be done, and not have them done. Sorry for your experience. I would write to the hospital and express your concerns and relate what you experienced. Also, IM injections are really outda...
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    Why does everyone in healthcare not like their jobs?

    I think we are all very idealistic when starting our careers. When the light goes on that all is not roses and wine, it is hard to revamp. Most of us do. We go on to find our nitche and succeed. No profession is perfect,not one. Well maybe stay at...
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    Staring the AM

    Good Luck and enjoy!