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    Expert!!!! WOW!!!!

    expert is a word thrown around a lot these days, I don't think no one is an "expert" on anything, there are just some poeple who know more that others, but there is always room to know more- and to continue learning.
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    Things you wish you knew when you were young?

    I wish I would of known that I wouldn't always be "skinny" and would of started to exercise and eat better in my teens not at 50.
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    I wonder why there is so many problems with the giving of coumidin? you seem to mention that med as the one nurses are making med errors on so much. Where I work we have 2 nurses intial the Mar. when there is a new order or a dosage change in coumidin. for the first 3 days we do that. Maybe your place should consider that.
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    do you skip your lunch break routinely?

    amazed with the number of Nurses who don't take their breaks, that is what is so wrong with the profession,!!!!! It should not be allowed - and as long as Nurses don't demand to be treated "human", nothing will ever change!
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    Oh no. Accidentally left work with diazepam!

    sounds like you already know what you are going to do- so what is it your really wanting to know???
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    can an unlicensed nursing assistant empty foley's?

    they can , and they do- where I work
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    Post mortum care mourning :(

    It always makes me reflective, you know what it does??,.. It HUMBLES me, It makes me remember we all will be there someday, it grounds me, and I always feel honored that I was with that person as they left this world, ...some nurses are there when we come in the world,..... and just as important,- some nurses have the same honor,- when we go out.
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    what does this sign mean?

    is it a "grain"? , .. agree-- its hard to tell here.
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    Am I approaching this in the wrong way?

    Raindrop, maybe because I have survived Breast cancer, ( lymph node involemnt) I realize that life can change for someone so fast, I think you need to just let it go, all of it is so Jr high-ish forsure,!!! but move above it, get through it, and realize you are a better person!! I have learned to let go of things that use to really bother me, and just be glad to be here, and I'm not making light of it, i just wish the best for you.. and Good LUck!
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    HELP - employment with restrictions

    Benedryl an additive substance? Then anyone who takes tylenal PM is taking an additive substance, I guess any substance could be additive though.. You maybe should of taken something else for the allergies that didn't have the benedryl in it. , so sorry you are going through all of this.!!! could you seek employment at a hospital, or clinic?
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    What do I do with my license??

    BON ot West Virginia you have to have 12 contact hours a year. go to their web site- it has all that info there.
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    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    My True story is this.. my first nursing job was a very small rural hspital, -which is now shut down- sometimes we had only 2 patients , I worked a lot of nights, It would be me and another RN in house, it was 2 floors but the botten level was like the kitchen and storage, ect.. there was an elevator, often, at night between the hours of 2-4 a.m the elevator would just come up from the basement ( 1st level) to the 2nd, no one on it, no one down there, the door would just open, ( we could hear it coming if we were at the nursing desk) ) and then the door would open and then about 10 minutes later or so , it returned the way it came up. It sent goose bumbs up the back of your neck! and also sometimes around 3 a.m the phone would ring --no one there--just dead silence. This happened about every 3 nights. weird!!
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    Report DON for illegal drug use

    Not enough info here for a comment really .
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    My preceptor hates me (need advice)

    I think the nurse you worked with- is the problem, and again why do nurses ,( no matter what degree of experience) have to treat others like crap!!?? I'm so sick of the old story "it is just like that in nursing" I'm sorry you spent so much time and ect.. getting your BSN, I tell anyone to look to another career when considering nursing, sad but true!! I've been a nurse since 1989, I've learned to play the on-going game, I have no answers, and I still have like 10 years till retirement, but I love the people I care for , and that is what gets me there, Its not the money or because its a job,.. but I do dream somedays of selling tickets at a movie theater, how sweet a job..... Good luck!!
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    passing meds for 57 residents??

    I will say, its too much for any one human to do!! , and do it right, and when will the "system" ever change,? and why do we put up with that???, you can "juggle" all you want, and ect... but it is still too much!!
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    What advice would you give me????

    I once worked at a LTC fac.that had too much work for one nurse, (on the 2-10 shift) when I went to complain to my DON, she more or less said "but that's what being a nurse is all about isn't it???" uhhhg! and now 10 years later and no longer there, I'm thinking yes, you are right DON!!, and that is what is WRONG with the profession too!!" the sad part is it is the residents who pay the price, why don't family members demand more from the whole darn system!! make it a law-- not to have to work like that!! It never changes! Godd luck, and look for another job!