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  1. Most embarrassing mistake you've ever made

    When i was a fairly new nurse, i had a patient who had some serious GI issues from eating meat in Mexico at a little street vendor. Well he was snowed on narcotic pain med and had wrapped himself up in his IV line. I was trying to get his IV line fro...
  2. Job you would NEVER do in nursing....

    I would NOT do management. I just don't like that sort of thing. After almost 19 years of nursing, i still like bedside nursing. However, if i had to choose a type of bedside nursing i don't want to do.. it would be cardiac or oncology.... ughhhh.......
  3. I took my NCLEX today and I think I failed :-(

    Well, I hope you passed. I took the NCLEX so long ago that it was still on paper and took 2 days to complete... 2 VERY LONG days. Plus you didn't get results till almost 2-3 months later. Try that on your nerves. Luckly I passed and I felt I had pass...
  4. Did I Miss Something?

    Sound like to me most things said here are no big deal. Just consider the source and realize they lived in a different time... not a big deal as long as your husband and family are fine with it, who cares what they say.... truly, this isn't a reason ...
  5. Disgusting Behavior of Nurses

    Sorry to hear some nurses are so awful to each other. I had a nurse director (years ago now) talk about my "skinny white legs and dizzy blond hair" and "i don't know why your patients love you but they do, must be that southern hospitality".... I was...
  6. I do not care anymore

    Sounds like to me there is more to it than nursing... thought about see a mental health doc???? Sounds like you need too, and it's ok, don't get me wrong, but explore this option.
  7. Things you'd LOVE to tell the doc and get away with it....

    How about: "when you ask me for a pen to use, even though there is one in the pen jar right in front of your face, don't just stick your hand out, stare at the order sheet and say 'pen!'. I'm NOT giving you my pen...... if you were to say 'do you ha...
  8. Racist Patients

    That is too bad some one was like that, however, I get the opposite. I have been called cracker and have had patients only want AA or native American nurses or would only talk to the tech b/c she was AA or Native American. Its stupid really. It's so ...
  9. Death bed visions

    Ok you two (golyte and heavens nurse), play nice in the sand box. I actually enjoy reading peoples stories of what they have seen regarding a person dying, but you two need to drop it.
  10. Funeral customs

    The native Alaskans will have a "pot Latch" celebration aprox 40 days after the funeral and it is a big time event. I'm not native Alaskan, but I lived there a little while and saw/heard about this. It was also a celebration of life.
  11. Woohoo!! I cleaned the shower today!!

    I understand completely. I spent 7 hours in my kids room cleaning up and trying to get ready for new carpet to be installed at the end of the week. My room on the other hand is worse. There just isn't enough time in the day to be a Mom and a Nurse, s...
  12. Working as a nurse at a correctional facility

    Has any female worked in a male prison? How/what did your husband think of that? What are the hours of prison nursing? Is it harder to be female in a male prison? Thanks
  13. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER

    Oh my gosh, superglue to the "man" part. Too funny!!!! I'm still laughing
  14. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER

    a 120 poung PUPPY!!!! Good grief. I had a lady come in er once, many moons ago when I worked there for about 4 months who had a false fingernail come off and wanted the doc to put it back on. No kidding
  15. Dumbest thing you've done in nursing??

    I have a new one, from yesterday. We were in a fetal distress situation and I'm trying to get an IV in the lady, and it went right in and all of a sudden I realized I had the IV started but forgot the fluids!!! So, i'm standing there smashed into a c...
  16. MD's and Pitocin

    Hello Everyone, I'm updating some policies and I'm wondering if anyone out there has a policy that say's how soon a doctor must see his patient before pit is used. Ex: is it ok, for him to see her a week prior to the induction using pit? Or should he...
  17. Dumbest thing you've done in nursing??

    When I was a brand new nurse, I was trying not to disturb this man who had some bad GI problems and had had lots of narcotic pain meds. I noticed he had somehow got his IV line wrapped around his neck in a way that didn't look safe, so as I go to pul...
  18. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER

    Had two funny ones, First, a lady came in b/c her fake fingernail fell off and wanted the doc's to put it back on and second, a guy came in for a small, very small, bruise after getting blood drawn. (his wife made him he said)
  19. Question for Female Nurses

    my husband also gets "weirded out" when I start feeling his veins, can be watching t.v and playing w/ his veins and he just doesn't get why I like to feel them. (he lets me though....) however over the years i have gotten him to watch more t.v. shows...
  20. Question for Female Nurses

    There are alot of good opportunities for male nurses and you can bring alot to the profession and be a "change agent". As long as you are a nice guy, treat your women right and aren't a knucklehead, you'll be fine. But... if you're worried about how ...
  21. MD's and Pitocin

    babyktchr, I agree. That is why i wrote in, b/c apparently there are some times when the provider will schedule them(an induction) a week out and b/c we have standing orders they don't always come in right away or before the pit is started. Seems way...
  22. Forensic Nursing (FN): Programs

    sirI, Thanks for the info. I haven't tried to market outside my area b/c I'm so new in it really. I don't have much experience and I just doubted anyone would hire me w/o several years experence. It's hard to find someone willing to give you the expe...
  23. Forensic Nursing (FN): Programs

    sirI, What degree do you need to be in forensic's? I've got my Legal nurse Consultant diploma from Kaplan college but haven't been able to work in the field b/c of my location of living in small areas but do I need more than this? What's the best ...
  24. How much is your pay?

    Elizabeth8503RN...... your opinion counts for alot, don't sell yourself short and don't let others make you feel wrong for your opinions. You know more than you think.
  25. How much is your pay?

    By the way, Sweden's taxes are WAY HIGH, for the single payer. So, the grass isn't always greener, just different grass. I have been friends w/ a girl in sweden for 30 years, and I know it isn't all it's cracked up to be, the single payer thing. So, ...