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Nurses

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A place for nurses to come together to support one another and discuss topics/issues that are unique to us 👐

I worked with a nurse who was delivering grandbabies of babies she delivered!

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LTACH is the hardest specialty I've ever done. The patient load is insanely hard!

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Compression socks- yay or nay?

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Pediatric Home Health redeemed by faith in nursing! I recommend it if you need a change.

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Has anybody had to make their license "inactive"? How does that work?

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Crazy story- the oxygen line to our hospital got cut a few years ago! I've never felt panic like that moment!

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"A digital exam does not involve numbers." One of my favorite nursing school quotes.

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I need a good cellphone case that's easy to clean after shifts!

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What's something cool you learned recently?

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Fake seizures- a sad thing but I saw them regularly on my unit!

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What's your least favorite nursing task?

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So what exactly does a Nursing PHD do for you?

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"Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of the human response to health and disease."- Kristen Choi & Anna Dermenchyan

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What color is your stethoscope?

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I still cannot believe that nursing homes are allowed to administer narcotics but not required to have narcan!

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I had a doctor livid at me because I called palliative without his consent. I'm so sick of doctors feeling like they have to save someone's life alone.

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I've always been taught to not call patients infantalizing names like "Sweetie" or "hon", but I hear it often. What do you think?

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If I bought stock in any medication- it would be Tylenol! It comes in a million forms!

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I read a study stating that 73 cents of every health-care salary dollar goes to the administrative team (administrators, clerks, billing, accountants). Does that seem high?

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We've transitioned to doing report at bedside with a small report allowed in the nurses room. I love it way more than I thought!

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Have you ever said "I'm just a nurse"? And why don't we know our value?

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I HATE taking manual blood pressures. I usually only do it if it's low and that makes it even harder to hear!!

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Is it better to get errands done before night shift or after you get off in the morning? I am new to nights and struggling with the schedule!

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How do you report a coworker for safety concerns?

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Am I the only one who eats super healthy at work? Then hits the drive through for an egg mc muffin or cheeseburger on the way home?

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I hate that it bothers me when patients don't like me! I know I'm a good nurse but it still gets under my skin.

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What's your favorite mug/cup that is large and will hold both coffee and ice water? I just lost my Bubba cup.

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Nurses Court! We had to attend one session while in school. It terrified me.

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How you treat nurses matters! I will always go above and beyond for the doc who helps me flip a patient for a procedure over the one who huffs at me because I didn't mind read what time he'd … more

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Any tips for starting IV’s. I just started and I’m having a tough time with it.

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Let's talk about mistakes. Because we ALL make them.

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Why are there so many emergencies that occur thirty minutes or less before the end of your shift?

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Alarm fatigue is real! How do you overcome it?

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Do you have a locker room to shower at work? I just got hit with a bunch of bodily fluids and had to travel the hospital to search a place to clean myself during a busy shift.

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When a patient tells you that you have to push their IV pain meds fast or they'll call your boss! Go ahead hahaha

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Thinking on your feet isn't something that can be taught. How important do you think it is for becoming an NP?

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How do you handle asking private questions like domestic violence, suicidal ideation, etc. when others are in the room?

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What is your opinion in becoming social media friends with your patients?

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How do you find scheduling to work the best for busy nursing units?

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My son was diagnosed with autism. As nurses, I don’t think we learn all that much about how to care for those with developmental disabilities. Does anyone have resources, tools, or tips?

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