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CABGpatch_RN has 24 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Critical Care.

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  1. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    I have to get ready to go for now, but I will send an email. Can't wait to chat!
  2. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    Absolutely poorly designed. If one has a 2 patient assignment, there can be multiple rooms between them. Even if the assignment is two rooms next to each other there are no windows in-between rooms. So if a nurse gets caught up in one room, it is...
  3. Nursing Intuition- What Is It, and Do You Have It?

    I love this topic. Reminds me of a couple of books: Patricia Benner's, From Novice to Expert (1982) Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper-Kyriakidis and Daphne Stannard, Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, A Thin...
  4. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    We might know each other. North Nurses are the cream of the crop. My daughter works there now. ?
  5. Social Skills Should Be a Bigger Focus in Nursing School

    When did Nursing become a focus on how new nurses feel? Seriously? When I was a new grad, I learned from one of the very first...ever, flight nurses in the US. I learned from nurses who were present in the CVICU during the very first....ever h...
  6. Yep. Shame on me. At this point I really have no sympathy or concern for anybody but the patients that have to endure this kind of environment. If I knew the name of this place where SB works, I would report it to every entity that monitors L...
  7. Fingerprint difficulty CA to TX licensure

    I wonder if this is still in effect? I can't find anything at TBN that says it's not. If you can get there, maybe then you can fingerprint there?
  8. mediation with BON..What should I expect?

    Sorry, that's terrible advice.
  9. Fingerprint difficulty CA to TX licensure

    Wow! I was able to easily make an appt for livescan at my local sheriff's office. But that's for a CA license renewal. It's crazy that TX will only accept a fingerprint card from law enforcement. Have you tried calling and talking with someone at...
  10. THIS is being honest with yourself. It has to start with that. I think this is the most real thing I've ever read from you SilverBells. Don't stuff this feeling. Do something about it. I know you can do it.
  11. MNA and Nurses Respond to the Killing of George Floyd by Police

    We ALL have biases whether we want to acknowledge or even know about them or not. It's not good or bad or right or wrong. Take the damn test and learn about yourselves. I am so sick of this thread. The ex-cop was found guilty on ...
  12. Comfort care protocol.

    I too would not medicate an individual who I can objectively assess isn't uncomfortable.....bp good, rr good and unlabored, no grimacing when touched or nudged, not agitated or restless, etc etc. Your assessment is your assessment. Be confident wit...
  13. Nurse as the Protagonist

    Oh! And let's not forget: St. Elsewhere 1982-1988: St. Elsewhere was set at the fictional St. Eligius Hospital, a decaying urban teaching hospital in Boston's South End neighborhood. The hospital's nickname, "St. Elsewhere", is a slang term u...
  14. Nurse as the Protagonist

    What a great collection. Thanks so much! This list made me think of a documentary that was done in 1989 named, "Near Death." It was directed by the well-known documentarian, Frederick Wiseman. The documentary was shown in multiple o...
  15. Getting off orientation too early?

    I just want to wish you the best. Spouses of members of military should have protections. You don't deserve to be chided (especially by some here) because your husband got deployed!! Wishing you all the best. It sounds like you have some MAJ...