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    Hilarious maternity nursing sayings/pics

    LOL~ I think all nurses (maternity or not) can relate to these! Hilarious! Thanks so much for sharing!
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    Well, it is what it is. Just a revelation.

    I honestly could have written this post myself. I wonder if the stress is all worth it. I have been a nurse for 3.5 years- 1 yr in LTC, and the rest a a very busy family practice. Both jobs have demanded unrealistic expectations of what 1 person can sanely and safely do. I am 12 weeks pregnant now and my priorities have shifted. I don't know what will happen after I have the baby- I like the "idea" of nursing, but I find myself longing for something more. I've been thinking maybe palliative care is more rewarding. I definitely understand where you're coming from, you're not alone. I feel positive about the future, and I know we will figure it out. Gotta do what's best for you!
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    Do you Watch what you Eat?

    I watch what I eat, especially in terms of nutrition (less worried about calories). My thinking goes "Have I eaten enough fruit today? Did I get my good fats?". That's not to say that I never divert from this, but overall I think it's important to make good choices.
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    A Security Escort

    Great spooky story! Really enjoyed it, thanks!
  5. If a pt's INR is in the therapeutic range, I advise the pt to continue with the current coumadin dosage, otherwise the INR with go down. Find out for sure what your facility's procedure is regarding INR.
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    How many Hours per Week do you work

    About 50 hours/week at a very busy family practice.
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    Lying about a med to a psych patient

    If the pt understood enough to consent to IM ativan, he should have been told about the haldol. I don't know the 100% legal answer. I'm looking forward to other responses from psych nurses perhaps who have dealt with violent pts.
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    What disorders did you diagnose yourself with in Nursing School?

    Hmmm, quite a few actually: headache= brain tumor/aneurysm sore throat=throat cancer pain in leg= DVT constipation= bowel cancer period coming 2 days earlier than usual= having to have hysterectomy eye twitching= MS It's quite embarrassing as I am normally a rational person. But my imagination gets carried away when it comes to my health.
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    Anyone else the QUIET nurse?

    I think you and I are very alike in this way. I'm a quiet person (at work, haha!), but like you, I become more outgoing when I get comfortable around people. I have never really seen this as an obstacle, or something negative. Personally, I prefer quieter people- loud people grate on my nerves. I like to think patients are more at ease having a nurse who's not yelling/speaking loudly/etc. Being a great listener is a valuable trait in this profession. Be yourself.
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    I've made a mistake, and now I need help

    I would just be honest: things like this happen. It's not the worst mistake in the world. Fix it now rather than have it come back and bite you in the behind. I bet you won't forget the consent form ever again!
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    Fun Questionnaire for Nurses

    1.) What type of nursing licensure do you have? Please check or type your title. LPN 2.) How long have you been a nurse? B. 1-3 Years 3.) What annual salary do you expect as a nurse with your amount of experience? A. $35,000 - $45,000 4.) What type of nursing education have you received? A.) Diploma 5.) What type of facility do you work for? D.) Other: Doctor's office o 6.) Have you ever worked on a medical/surgical floor? A. Yes, as a student 7.) What shift do you work? 7:00 A.M. - 4:30PM 8.) Do you like being a nurse? Often 9.) What kind of nurse are you? (OB, Critical Care, ER, etc.) Clinic nurse
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    Tips for a good shift!

    Always bring a tasty, nutritious lunch. It's something to look forward to, and gives you energy to get through the day. I usually make a batch of salad (something with protein, like a quinoa or chickpea salad), and then i have enough to last me 3-4 days. Also, wear quality, comfortable scrubs. It always makes me feel better about my day.
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    Suggestions on gift for preceptor...

    A $10 gift card for Starbucks or any other popular coffee place in your town is always appreciated.
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    Question about injections

    Thanks for your reply. It's pretty much what I thought.
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    Question about injections

    If you give an IM injection subcutaneously, or vice-versa, what would happen? I'm asking this out of curiosity. I have heard some nurses say "I'm not sure I went into the muscle" when giving IM injections. Just wondering what the consequence is.
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    What is your attendance policy?

    At the nursing home where I currently work, there are no strict policies either. I have coworkers who call in every 2 weeks. No write-ups or warnings.

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