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    Are you discerning with your "likes"?

    I "Like" a post if I agree with the content of it or if it's a post from a member I really respect. I don't like people who stalk online...it creeps me out. That's just me.
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    Trouble for taking Doctors candy

    Find another job; they may not get you for this, but they will find something else.
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    Joining ONS

    It was worth for the discounts on CE and in particular if you are interested in obtaining OCN certification.
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    New Supervisor Violating HIPPA?

    Why not just ask her directly? ("Hey, Ms. Supervisor, we were wondering if we're still in compliance with HIPAA when we share pt information using the pt's first initial, last name, and PHI. Would you please clarify?)
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    Please assist

    Post your question in the School Nurses forum. They may have some good ideas.
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    How do you handle rude comments?

    I have ovarian cancer which has recurred again (3rd time). When you or someone in your family has cancer, you find out pretty fast who your real friends are. I'm sorry some of your friends are turning out to be something of jerks. The good thing i...
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    orientation prob. bring it up with my boss or not

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    This person outranks me?!

    I would have taken it as a compliment that he thought enough of your knowledge and experience to ask you. But hey, if you'd rather see it as a sign of his ineptitude, then have at it.
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    This person outranks me?!

    OMG! You put a patient's brief on backwards? Back! Back! Back to nursing school where you belong!
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    Black Sheep...time to leave?

    Ugh...I worked with some people like this. When it finally dawned on me what they were doing, it was like I was able to take con troll of the situation. It wasn't 't fun anymore for them; I wasn't the bug they could torture with the magnifying glas...
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    Black Sheep...time to leave?

    Well, you were still invited... I'm an introvert too, but I would have still been happy to be invited, even if it was late in the day. Sometimes you have to take opportunities as they come, not as you wish they would come.
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    question re suit

    Yeah, the person who may be hiring you is totally going to say, "We can't hire her, she's worn the same suit to this interview as she did the first!" Same suit, different top and accessories. No one will notice; if they do notice, they won't care. ...
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    Be prepared to answer questions like "Why do you want to work in oncology/What interests you about working in oncology?"
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    Bullying in the work place

    That reminds me of a situation I had with a doctor who was nasty with nurses, verbally abusive, etc. I finally got sick of it and wrote him up, used direct quotes. Someone in admin. must have talked to him about it, because he came up to me a few w...
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    Got to Change my Sig/Title :)

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    Living Will Tattoo

    I think the selling point was that the "Do Not Resuscitate" was accompanied by the patient's signature.
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    Black Sheep...time to leave?

    Absolutely true. ^
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    Black Sheep...time to leave?

    Reach out to the ones who you think are planning on staying for a while. Even if you wind up befriending someone who leaves in a year or two, you never know how that may wind up benefiting you down the road. Nursing is a small world. As far as the ...
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    Repealing ACA

    Try paying for certain chemo out of pocket. I'm on a PARP-inhibitor that costs thousands of dollars a month. That's just for one med. If you can't work, how are you supposed to set money aside for health care, let alone pay for the health care you...
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    Made a fool of myself to board of nursing rep

    Thank goodness. I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought the same way. OP, don't get too hung up on nothing experience with programming an IV pump/using other equipment. Many of those sorts of things are facility specific, so it's so...
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    Coworker wanted to trade shifts

    I can't fathom that kind of selfishness. It shocks me that she ever got to a management position with that kind of attitude.
  22. This person is escalating threatening behaviors. What is to stop him from showing up at your new job, even your home? I would make a friendly call to the local police dept. and let them know that this guy is calling you and threatening you.
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    Medication Error

    If you think that's the only difference between you and an RN... Never mind.
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    This post deserves to go in an AN "Hall of Fame."
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    Accidental Pill Pusher

    Unfortunately, what I'm afraid will happen is knee-jerk responses to treating pain, and soon we'll be back to the bad to the "bad old days" where patients with cancer pain will be left to suffer. It happened before, so there's no reason to doubt it ...