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scoochy has 32 years experience and specializes in PACU, CARDIAC ICU, TRAUMA, SICU, LTC.

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    Are you bothered by the noise of the AM shift staff?

    I agree 100%; I have no problem reminding people they are not at a party, or in a bar; rather they are working in a health care facility that just so happens to be a person's home........
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    How far do you drive for work?

    Four miles, door to door. Depending on the number of school buses I encounter, it can take up to 15 minutes. There are no highways involved; it is great! For 26 years, I drove 40 miles/day; depending on traffic, it would take 30 minutes to 1.5 hou...
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    EN and TPN and slow rate?

    It is not within the scope of nursing practice to arbitrarily make changes in the rate of infusion of TPN or EN.
  4. I envy you; best of luck and hope there are many happy days ahead!
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    How do you deal with a doctor who sweared on you over the phone?

    Verbal abuse; a thick skin will be necessary for future encounters with this physician. How about speaking with your immediate supervisor about this issue? Make the supervisor aware of this it in a timely fashion, before you are ...
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    Is it just me or............?

    Caliotter, You are not alone..........
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    What's the name for this symptom?

    HOT FLASHES............
  8. GOOD ONE!!!!
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    nursing and paperwork; what paperwork?

    Read the threads started by JohnnyDoGood; you will gain insight................
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    Are these holidays off the norm?

    I'm surprised Memorial Day is not included in the list!
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    Can a nurse report a MD for being rude?

    You might want to check out the thread entitled "Abusive Doctors."
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    Got written up today

    What happened to the nurse who "fixed" the count?
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    Common LTC no-no's (part vent, part question)

    "Asystole:" We order all medications electronically. Yes, I have spoken with pharmacists, but to no avail, it doesn't help. The pharmacy is owned by a corporation; we are just one of hundreds of customers.
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    How do you stay sexy in nursing school

    Same here; I do use Philosophy's Pure Grace body shampoo. It is clean and fresh-smelling; no "perfumey smell." I don't do make-up; never have, and never will. As for nails, acrylics are not allowed; can often harbor fungus.
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    Common LTC no-no's (part vent, part question)

    This has been the most common problem in the several LTC facilites where I have worked. Some of the LTC facilities were privately owned, others owned by various corporations. That being said, the privately owned facilities utilized the "MOM and P...