Daisy

Daisy

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Daisy has 30 years experience and specializes in Critical Care, and Management.

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  1. Can Aides Pass Meds?

    I think anyone can be trained to pass meds, but do we as RNs really want to? The task can be shown to anyone, but what about the reasons for giving meds, side effects etc. That is a little scary. If we as RNs keep giving our jobs away, they won't nee...
  2. Patient's and Angry Families

    I am curious, how do staff nurses handle angry families who are angry over the care of patient by both the nursing staff and medical staff? How do we as professionals handle the mental abuse that we get when the families are yelling that we don't kno...
  3. Patient's

    I am curious, how do staff nurses handle angry families who are angry over the care of patient by both the nursing staff and medical staff. How do as professional handle the mental abuse that we get when the families are yelling that we don't know wh...
  4. Reminiscing

    Thanks for bringing back old memories. I have a few. I remember the pillowcases open faced to the window, seams down on the sheets and blankets. How about counting needle hubs? If you were missing one you were written up at the end of the shift. I ha...
  5. A little Help, Please!!!

    Hello, I hope I am not replying too late for you folks. Even though it says NJ on my profile I have lived in Las Vegas for 3 years. As far as nursing jobs, the sky is the limit.There are jobs everywhere for everyone and the pay is only getting better...
  6. Nurse patient ratio

    Since the topic is patient ratio, I work in a larger city hospital and when I was hired 6 months ago they told me 6-1 on a day shift with a CNA being shared with another RN. It sounds nice but it never happens. We usually don't have the CNA and now t...
  7. They are laughing at the patients

    The charge nurse that I have on my weekends thinks that working is a big social event. She offers absolutely no help whatsoever.She plays the radio loud and talks and talks all day.She makes alot of personal calls too. (Do you think this bothers me?)...
  8. Stealing drugs!! what's your opinion?????

    our hospital has recently spent a fortune in a computerized medication administration system. while we have this modern safety system for drug administration, we still have an antiquated narcotic system from the ice age.we still count twice a day and...
  9. Coming from a nurse that used to wear white uniforms and a CAP! I consider myself a professional. Whatever you want to call it be uniforms or scrubs we should look professional.We will never return to the old days (thank goodness) but we can look lik...
  10. Overtime

    We had a charge nurse ( who is clueles ) actually ask us to do a double after a 12 hour shift. She offered us bonus pay of a whopping $100. No one offered so I asked her why she doesn't stay. Are you kidding? I think alot of charge nurses are given t...
  11. My Theory On Modern Nursing vs How It Used To Be

    After 20 plus years in the same small hospital I moved away and am now in a larger city hospital. I am getting a real eye opener. What happened to real Leadership? Is it just warm bodies taking positions who really have no clue how to deal with peopl...
  12. What Nursing Shortage?

    I agree that there really is not a nursing shortage. There are plenty of nurses out there. Why are they not working in the hospitals? Does it have anything to do with the working conditions? How about some of the lousy pay? Maybe more hospitals and h...
  13. nurse-patient ratio

    I work in a small rural hospital .On the day shift we average 1-5 or 1-6 but sometimes what difference does it make. We don't have enought support help to help us. Our unit is 30 beds and we average 2 CNAs. They can only be assigned 8 or 9 patients a...
  14. Who's good at IVs?

    Not bragging but I am really good at IVs. Unfortunately I am called when my colleagues have just about destroyed the arms. A good piece of advice is to think about the real purpose of the IV. Don't just start the IV with a lousy #22 just to get one i...
  15. what do you absolutely LUV about nursing??

    After 25 years in the business, the one thing that still has me in love with the profession is when the patient is glad to know that I'm coming back tomorrow.That still makes the job rewarding.