Crazy story- the oxygen line to our hospital got cut a few years ago! I've never felt panic like that moment!
"Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of the human response to health and disease."- Kristen Choi & Anna Dermenchyan
I still cannot believe that nursing homes are allowed to administer narcotics but not required to have narcan!
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.
I've always been taught to not call patients infantalizing names like "Sweetie" or "hon", but I hear it often. What do you think?
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?
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!
I HATE taking manual blood pressures. I usually only do it if it's low and that makes it even harder to hear!!
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!
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?
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.
What's your favorite mug/cup that is large and will hold both coffee and ice water? I just lost my Bubba cup.
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 …
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.
When a patient tells you that you have to push their IV pain meds fast or they'll call your boss! Go ahead hahaha
Thinking on your feet isn't something that can be taught. How important do you think it is for becoming an NP?
How do you handle asking private questions like domestic violence, suicidal ideation, etc. when others are in the room?
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?