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  1. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    my story: i worked in a rural er where the nurses' station was out in the hallway along with the waiting area. just around the corner were the doors to the ambulance bay, and there was a monitor in front of the desk so we could see if anyone was out there wanting in. one night i happened to glance up at the monitor and saw a bent-over figure in black, a common sight in that area since a lot of old mexican women wore black and were hunched over. i went to the doors to let her in and there was no one there. i even went out and looked down the walk; i should have been able to see her and there was no one. another night i saw the same figure, this time standing in front of the doors as though she were waiting to be let in, but when i went to check there was no one there. same hospital: babies have been heard crying in the nursery when there were no babies in there. there is a thread here already about ghost stories, a long one. you should check that one out.
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    Do Nurses Eat Their Young?

    Flip side: why are new nurses such know-it-alls? Why do they think that we oldies are useless pieces of humanity that need to be retired because the newbies assume that, because we are oldies, we cannot possibly be up to date on all the current practices. Why, when we do something in a different manner than Newbie was taught in school, does said Newbie say rather loudly, "That's not how I was taught to do it."? To all nurses that just passed the NCLEX, please think about your actions and responses to older nurses. It's not fair to degrade us because we were working when you were still in diapers. Old nurses are a valuable asset to nursing and we should be respected as such. Believe it or not, your actions do give new life to nursing. But rudeness kills the profession as more old nurses leave for more satisfying careers.
  3. TazziRN

    Night Shift Workers- How Do You Stay Awake?

    It takes some adjusting in the beginning, even if you've worked nights before but it's been a while. Expect it to be hard at first. When you're off, stay up at night as late as you can, when you go to bed set your alarm for early, like 6 am. Get up and go back to sleep in the afternoon. As you keep doing that you'll stay up later at night and sleep more during the day.
  4. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    I would have rationalized the same thing...........
  5. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Trauma, your son definitely had a Guardian Ghost watching over him!
  6. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Yeah, Snopes says nay
  7. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    I know there's too many posts here to read all of them, but of the ones I have read there are lots of stories that are not nursing-related but personal experiences outside of work.
  8. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    How can anybody read these and say that it's our imagination????
  9. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    More, more!
  10. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    No, it wasn't you. The board went down for a while last night and about 6 hours' worth of posts were lost.
  11. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Uh.................no...................it's the family's choice to have the person embalmed. Most people choose it because it postpones decomp for years, but embalming can be declined. Please don't shoot the messenger!
  12. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Not unless there was a teenager in the house.......a girl.
  13. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Okay, I'll rephrase: I've never worked anywhere where nurses were permitted to perform carotid massage. MD procedure only.
  14. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Uh.....yeah, you do. V-tach is an unstable rhythm, which calls for the crash cart. And nurses cannot perform a carotid massage.
  15. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    My former FIL died a few weeks ago, on 3-12. One of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He died at home with his wife by his side. The next morning she and her daughter, who stayed overnight, woke up and found the entire house smelling of roses, even though there were no flowers in the house until later that day. The aroma was particularly strong in the living room, where he had died in a hospital bed. We all believe he was sending his love.
  16. TazziRN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Was that necessary?
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