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  1. Elfriede

    What Do You Carry In Your Bag?

    Sure. Depends on the pts you have. I´ve some urologic cases. So I´ve catheter flushing with me.
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    Eccentric Doc

    In the 80th we had a senior physician who smoked the cheapest cigarillos whereever he went or stood. If you needed to find him, you only had to follow the stink. --- In a vascular surgery ! The compleance of the pts who had to stop smoking was ... corresponding.
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    Sitting in the Catbird Seat

    Hhhmm... Sometimes nursing reminds me of a Martin-Baker-seat.
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    Boomerang Coworkers

    Yeah ! We have the same phenomenon at our "Sozialstation Rungholt". I would like to keep the door closed after them, but the "skilled employees lack" ... You just have to employ everyone, who has the grace to work.
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    The Xmas-problem in our store is our manager. The whole december you can´t take a step in the office. Everywhere boxes and bags with decoration. You hardly find a place to work.
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    Preparing to go into home health, what to study up on?

    There are the same wounds. If you have the basics, there will be no problem. The most important is, to have a network: Emergency numbers, pharmacy, medical supply store, chiropodist, hairdresser .... Good luck, Frieda:wavey:
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    Time for wintersports: Ice scraping from the car windows. An extreme winter is, if you have to scrape ms Windows.
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    How NOT to write an incident report

    Adults only ?!?
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    Winter Footwear?

    Hhhmmm..... Changing boots/shoes isn´t that bad. So you don´t carry the dirt into the house. (Your pts will be grateful.) In the car I put a big plastkbag on the ground. (Getting the s...alt out of the carpet ...) I prefer soft rubber soles. The are less slippery than plastik or leather.
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    Are you a "Sister?"

    In germany female nurses are called "Schwester" (=sister). Male nurses are called "Pfleger" (~caregiver). The officially term for both is "Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger" (~health- and sicknesscare) ... short: "GuK" (since the 1990th). "Guk" has never prevailed in spoken language.
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    A New Narcotic Pain Pill

    You didn´t meant BRAIN-NO ?
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    Nurses Who Beat Themselves Up

    For sure. The pts are standing in line. You simply have no time to worry about faults you made. ~~~ And you´ll repeat them.
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    Just another thread that's a vent...

    Hot air is no problem as long y´re not thermoplastic.
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    Nurses Who Beat Themselves Up

    Classic fault management: "You can´t fire slaves --- You have to sell them."
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    I use a calenderbook. 10x8 inches and nearly 2 inches thick. 1 page for every day. Looks important - for real - when I enter a date. And it works even at a blackout. And if the page is full ~~~ it´s full. Frieda
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    Home health rn, does this sound right?

    Switch off the phone. If your contract shows 2 days, than that´s it. If they want you on call ... Let them pay for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Calling Off in an Emergency

    Hhhmm.... A new strategy against overtime ?
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    Share your real world thoughts

    1.) Nurse (Krankenschwester) 2.) Insurance who refuse to pay 3.) One at a time 4.) No. Still paper. Only the settlements are electronic. 5.) Company car 6.) No "Reverend Mother" in my neck 7.) Family members who knows everything better (from Google) 8.) Doctors who reliable come, if you need them 9.) Since 1990
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    Where were you...9/11

    I was on my way to an exam in podiatry, when I heard it from the car radio.
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    Bette Davis Eyes

    Nursing is so easy to explain: The bed and the account are always freshly overdrawn.
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    Are nurses and doctors equal?

    Look at the paycheck...
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    Choking Hazard

    "Just fake news!"
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    individual emergency plan-home health

    - Allergie, - Anticoangulants, - infectious Diseases, - Pacemaker (a.s.o.), - Language, - Contact numbers (family & doctor), - handicaps ... ... Who continues ?
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    Bag Technique 101 for Home Care Nurses

    The bag in a car... I hate to leave it in the car. Especially when bag and/or car are recognizable HomeHealth. Such cars are faster broken up as you can turn around. After a looong negotiation with our management we´ve got "neutral" cars, bags and rags. - Frieda
  25. My questions would be: - Pay, - Time/Overtime, - Car, - Insurance, - Standards/Quality, - Emergency service ...