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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    And then calls you a lunatic.
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    Nursing Smells You Love?

    Well, I'm quite fond of the cafeteria on Wednesdays when they bake chocolate chip cookies.
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    Why am I 16?

    I'm five. I'm little but I'm bigger than 5.
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    Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

    I was teaching a new nurse how to do trach care. Removed the inner cannula and she grabbed my wrist and shrieked, "Don't do that!!! How's he gonna breathe???
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    Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

    Then there are the nurses who don't know the difference between neuro checks and neurovascular checks.
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    Patient Rituals

    I handed my older male patient a cup of 12 pills plus 30cc of MOM plus a cup of water and he dumps the water out and says,"Oh no, honey, I take my pills like this at home," then proceeds to dump the pills into the MOM before I could stop him. Nearly choked to death right in front of me!
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    Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV

    I watched a show the other night called The Resident. A lady who had just delivered was obviously suffering massive bleeding but was being ignored because the OB was prejudiced against African Americans. The decision was finally made when her pressure was 80 to get her to the OR quick, so the four residents, the husband and the nurse dash off to the OR, leaving the baby alone in the crib in the patient's room, crying its head off.
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    Question regarding minimum staffing

    I suspect the critical care medical director has not been made aware of this decision or had any input into making it. That's where the power comes from.
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    The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Adults

    I think that social issues like this should be dealt with by social workers rather than adding them to the never-ending list of tasks that are piled on nurses.
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    Your most bonehead moment in nursing. Or 2. Or 3.

    I once put my scrub pants on backwards and could not figure out where my pockets went! I wrote down my office number for a patient's family member and was baffled why this strange man called me at home to inquire about his mother! There's another one involving a new puppy with a habit of chewing on certain things he found in the laundry basket but you don't need to know the specifics of that. Let's just say there are reasons I don't get dressed in the dark anymore!
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    Nurses secretive about getting another job

    Karen obviously didn't want her business "put out there" for whatever her reasons are but now look where her business is.
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    CPR on a chicken?

    I don't have any chickens but I did CPR on my dog once. Mouth to snout and a couple of compressions. You just figure it out. It worked. We didn't talk much about it afterwards so I don't know if he appreciated it or not.
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    Doctors Say the Darnedest Things Nurses Week Contest

    An MD finished rounds then sped off down the hall with my coworker hot on his heels. Dr. H!! Can I ask you a question real quick?? He says sure, if you come in the bathroom with me!
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    Does anyone here actually like nursing?

    I'm manager of a CVICU/open heart unit. I'm in my 40th year of nursing and I still love it. I have never encountered bullying coworkers or mean doctors. It's not impossible to get along with others in the workplace.
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    Stupid hurts.

    Do not fake a suicide attempt by swallowing a broken light bulb followed by a ballpoint pen and the fork off your dinner tray and then call the psych unit to request a transfer.
  16. Actually, only eight of those arrested are in Alabama. The remaining 52 are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisiana.
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