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NurseScribe

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NurseScribe specializes in Psyche Nursing, Med/Surg, LTAC.

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  1. Have you considered REPORTING the hospital? Those are unsafe practices that are endangering many people. You would be doing the public a favor if you found the local hotline number and gave a detailed report. It can often be done anonymously. You mig...
  2. The Psych Nurse is IN

    Davey, Davey, Davey........? thank you for the laughs!
  3. Patients who are faking illness

    Taking vital signs gives the patient a few minutes of attention. Documenting them covers the nurse. I had a patient who kept yelling about her abdominal pain and telling her family she might have appendicitis. Took her vital signs every hour for 6 ho...
  4. Why You Should Make a Nursing Career Change to Care Home Nursing

    You keep using the term "care home." Is that the same as a nursing home? "Better pay, shorter hours and more time off"?? Where? I have worked in 5 different nursing homes during my career from CNA to LPN to RN. The staff/patient ratio was ...
  5. Hole In My Glove!

    My first job as a fresh LPN at an LTC facility in early 1984, when providing hygienic measures for the residents, we didn't wear gloves. Just used good ole handwashing techniques. Like you, Davey Do, I worked in LTC in the early 80's. As a CNA...
  6. You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep If...

    You wake up and realize you drove home and fell asleep right after you parked the car. It's over an hour later. You're still sitting in the car. Time for nighty night!
  7. Do you think you are a "hero"?

    NO. I'm not a hero, I'm a nurse, doing what I was trained to do. That's all.
  8. Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    One of the principles of nursing is nonmaleficence-"Do no harm." If a hospital allowed staff with no symptoms and no vaccine to be in contact with patients and later found out they were carrying the virus to every patient they came in contact with, w...
  9. Is it just my facility or ...........

    "IMHO physical attacks and aggressiveness has a lot to do with how staff manages patient behavior. Especially now that we can't just put someone in restraints anymore. Physical attacks are rare in our facility but our staff is tops." I'm not c...
  10. My Covid Story: From the Other Side of the Bed

    Thank you for your honesty and candor talking about your experience with having Covid. I think a lot of us nurses would go along like you did thinking "It's not that bad..." until our O2 level tanked! The part that affects me the most is how long you...
  11. Pulling Meds For Another Nurse To Pass

    I agree with Speedynurse and some others-it depends on the unit. Where I work now (psych ward) the day shift nurse will pull out the scheduled medications for the evening shift and put them in the locked patients drawer. I have no problem with this s...
  12. First Time Parents Asked For A Different Nurse

    Your charge nurse did the right thing by changing your assignment. That family was probably not going to change and they would just burn you out with negative responses. Don't doubt that you are a good nurse when you get an impossible patient...
  13. What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Whole Health

    Good article with much food for thought. Nurses sometimes take care of everyone but themselves. Thank you!
  14. The fact that she is accusing you/spreading rumors about you making narcotic errors is a red flag. I believe the legal term is slander and libel. You don't mess with another nurse's professional reputation. It would make me wonder if SHE is div...
  15. Perseverance

    Keep looking...