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0.adamantite has 3 years experience and specializes in Acute Care - Adult, Med Surg, Neuro.

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    Nurse Corps Loan Repayment 2016 Cycle

    I had no idea about this program. We will be done paying my student loans in a few months. I work at one of only a handful (less than 5 total) of facilities that provide mental health services in my state and I work in a urban hospital that serves a ...
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    Entitlement/ superiority attitude of some nurses?

    LOL. Sadly they are the hospital supplied graham crackers. The 2 crackers in the blue packet everyone is talking about. I hadn't considered the peanut butter, but I might now .... Shame on me
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    Entitlement/ superiority attitude of some nurses?

    Yes, please take away some of my responsibility. I want to be able to take a meal break and not cram 4 graham crackers in at the nurse's station so I don't faint.
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    'Right to Die', what's your take on it?

    Does the death penalty count as euthanasia? Do RN's participate in that process?
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    Dialysis Subclavian line antibiotics.

    The subclavian line has a larger amount of heparin instilled into it (I think at my facility it is 5,000 units). This must be drawn out before use or else the patient gets a bolus of heparin. We are not allowed to touch the subclavian and I wouldn't ...
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    African American patients - a cultural question

    Sorry if I offended someone. I was making an observation based on some things I saw in my nursing practice and was trying to be non-judgmental and understand if there was a reason for this behavior. I see now that this is not a cultural behavior. I w...
  7. "You need to speak respectfully to me." Has worked surprisingly well for me. The has startled a few patients in the their tracks and then they try to back pedal. I had one lady say, "I guess you're right about that." Then if they comply I do my best ...
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    Self defense and protection in a hospital.

    Okay, so on the topic of hospital shootings. We just had training on this. They told us that hospital shootings are usually targeted at one individual. Such as a patient / family member angry at a specific doctor for something that happened. Patients...
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    African American patients - a cultural question

    Yes, this is the behavior I am describing. I hope it's not my approach that is eliciting this response. I speak respectfully and always use "sir" or "ma'am." It is with the younger crowd. Now that you mention it, I can think of other cultures that I ...
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    "I would never want you as my nurse!"

    If you are someone that says "I wouldn't want you as my nurse," I don't want you as my patient. You sound difficult to work with. It will be a relief to dump you onto another nurse ... muhahaha. No longer my problem!
  11. I am not an American but from a European culture. I have cared for all kinds of patients and I have no problem with doing this. I have a question I have noticed about a trend I have noticed in some black American patients, but not in other patients I...
  12. The floor was chaotic and I was running around myself busy with a patient who had just vomited a large amount of blood and a critical hemoglobin came back (I think 5.3 or 4.7, can't remember). I was rushing to grab some supplies when I saw a patient ...
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    The ONE thing that will make your nursing life easier

    Staffing to acuity. So higher acuity = more nurses.
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    Medication error

    I have made med errors before that have no affected the patient in any way, thankfully. I have had 1 patient who transferred from a different area where there was a major med error that happened with them, but I can't go into details. It was due to t...
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    When Should You Call Off Sick?

    I call out for fevers greater than 100.5 and vomiting / diarrhea. Not a cold. If I am coughing a lot I will wear a mask at work.
  16. Yes, I will tell the family that the patient is confused and agitated, but in a polite / discreet way. I will explain that we are doing the best we can for the patient.