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  1. On probation for being too "anxious"

    Aside from its anti hypertensive and portal hypertension indications, propranolol is actually prescribed for significant stage fright and/or fear of public speaking. Also commonly prescribed to surgeons to counteract hand tremors secondary to perform...
  2. Wanna know what an LPN license can get you?

    You took the words right out of my mouth. My only experience with working with LPNs has pretty much been uneventful and positive except that in addition to carrying my own patient load having to cosign all of their initial patient assessments as the ...
  3. So fed up with my coworker

    Get a little more life experience dear before you start qualifying how others spend their non-working hours. Camping? With your boyfriend? Bless your little heart....
  4. Go to eeoc.gov for more info. I've found that educating myself about the law instrumental in asserting rights as a disabled employee. Although an employer's affirmative duties under anti-discrimination laws as enforced by the EEOC and other federally...
  5. Discovered a boo-boo on Social Media

    I think it's important that OP gains a better understanding of the implications of playing Nancy Drew in the future. Whether you agreed with this coworker's "libelous" statement, that's actually not relevant. You might be interested to know that even...
  6. In the U.S., it's illegal for an employer to ask whether an applicant has a disability prior to a job offer. Technically speaking, an applicant and/or employee isn't required by law to disclose a known disability before, during, or after the applicat...
  7. why do many MAs and CNAs call themselves nurses?

    What are people's thoughts on a single color scrub for everyone? Starting next year all nurses, CNAs, transporters, etc have to wear navy scrubs embroidered with the hospital's logo because apparently patients were overwhelmingly in favor of it to he...
  8. Is there anything I can do with a BSN besides being a nurse?

    I'm so sorry you're going through this! No matter which profession you ultimately choose, you've gotta do you first! Since you're 75% through your BSN, have you considered pursuing your MSN in nursing informatics? Congrats on your success so far, but...
  9. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH

    This thread's given me great ideas. My hospital uses an annual peer review performance evaluation that coworkers, one physician, and myself evaluate my performance over the preceding year. I'm going to write down every instance of my going above and ...
  10. Threatened by patient

    There's a world of difference between a confused patient who isn't capable of distinguishing between right and wrong and a patient who understands that threats of and/or physical acts of violence to intimidate others are generally frowned upon; whose...
  11. why aren't gloves better

    My hat goes off to you! At what point during the AIDS epidemic did your hospital decide that the safety of healthcare workers outweighed the cost of gloves and other PPE? My colleague said that in school and as a new grad, the use of gloves was frown...
  12. why aren't gloves better

    That's something that I can't wrap my mind around.... I guess I just assumed that gloves of some sort had always been available to anyone who came in contact with blood, spit, puke, and poop. I had been a nurse for over 3 years before I learned that ...
  13. Why is it inappropriate to stand up for yourself?

    Actually, a major component of the informed consent as required by EMTALA is that the transferring physician discusses transportation arrangements with the patient. The nurse is responsible for assessing the patient's understanding. Questions posed b...