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  1. Hate My Job But Feel There Is No Way Out

    Just wanting to know people with more life experiences take on my situation. I work on a busy general medicine floor and absolutely have come to hate my job. I have managed to tough the job out for about a year and a half (new grad). Honestly, I am a...
  2. JBMmom

    Memorable Firsts

    Our careers are often impacted by single events, especially first experiences. I think sometimes we dwell on negatives, like med errors or negative outcomes with patients, and those can be very impactful, but we also have positive first experiences t...
  3. Teacher Issue...

    I'm mainly just venting, but I'm also wondering what others would do in this situation. I had a teacher send in a student complaining of arm pain. The student was pointing to a small area in the crease of his elbow saying that it was hurting him. He ...
  4. The patient is in her late 90s and is here for rehab following an accident. She has absolutely zero cognitive deficits-sharp as a tack. She also has no diagnosed psychiatric history. Her medical history is surprisingly minimal, and her prognosis is g...
  5. VivaLasViejas

    Epic (Nursing) FAILS!

    I once destroyed a patient room within five minutes of starting my shift. It was fortunate that the two ladies who occupied the semi-private room were AA & O and had a sense of humor. You have to know your shift is going to be a bad one when...
  6. I always had a soft spot for Anna and knew her for the past three years. She came off and on for BP check and diet counseling. The last time I saw her was over a year ago for a BP check before Covid started. She looked very happy to see me! "Eve...
  7. You may also be interested in Prioritization: Helping New Nurses Transition into Practice. When I've interviewed new graduate nurses about what they find most difficult as they transition from student nurse to professional nurse, the majority ad...
  8. The Drama Begins - The Phone Call When I picked up my ringing cellphone, I didn't realize the drama I was going to plunge into! It was one of the attending in the clinic, Dr. Needy. She could not get hold of anyone in the clinic ("The phone ...
  9. The Boss, and it's Urgent My phone buzzed. It was a Friday night, but it was my boss, so I picked up. “Beth, please, please, can you come in tomorrow to orient a group of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Strike Force Nurses?” ...
  10. Patient Presentation "She did what?!" "Yup! She threw the stool and urine straight at Dr. Clean!" "You gotta be kidding! So what's her story?" "Well! Apparently they found her 2 days ago at GreenMart unconscious by the milk refrige...
  11. Curious1alwys

    Getting Bored

    I'm not sure if I am having a mid life crisis or what. Did you ever get bored in your current job? Bored isn't really the right word because I don't really think you can ever get bored in nursing, but I guess I just feel restless? Like looking ...
  12. At some point in our lives we all decided to become a Nurse. Maybe some of us decided to be a Nurse after reading the stories on allnurses.com. Now, some of us have days when we feel defeated and want to quit and never look back. Other days, we ...
  13. "Go check the waiting room!" I looked up sharply from the ER nursing schedules I was doing. It was 10:30 p.m. I would be done by 11 p.m. Did I hear that or was it my imagination? There was no one in the office but me! I got up and stretched. Sli...
  14. I remember when I first made the decision to go to nursing school. I was 31-years-old and struggling with the idea that I had spent 9 years working in a career that I didn't really like. In fact, I hated my profession. I had spent nearly a decad...
  15. If you think you know the correct diagnosis for this Case Study (CSI)... DO NOT POST ANSWER HERE. Instead, post your answer in the ADMIN HELP DESK.; We don't want to spoil it for others who are late in joining us. In a few days, after I...
  16. Nurse Beth

    Nurses are Pushed to the Brink

    Greetings from California ? The situation is dire here, and nurses are spent. I hope it's better in your area. I have an idea of how to make things a little better that I just can't shake. It's a simple idea. Tell me what you think. Short o...
  17. ✔️ When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime. ✔️ Realizing the patient you've just injected has a serious infection causes you to stab yourself with the used needle. ✔️ A 500 ...
  18. So Sick Of Rudeness At Work

    1. A patient was about 2 seconds from leaving AMA so I paged the MD because that’s the quickest way to get in touch. “First of all let me just say that I don’t like to be paged.” Like, the patient could have been coding, you don’t know why I paged ye...
  19. My mouth fell open! I rubbed my eyes and read the message from the patient again that had been sent 20 minutes ago! I had just received an urgent warm handoff by phone from one of the phone bank staff that received this message. The message...
  20. Quick! Blame the Nurse!

    You have all been there before, no matter what decision you make it’s the wrong one. To give you perspective I am currently working geriatrics and lead a non-nursing team. For awhile it has been a struggle to get the team on board with following prot...
  21. I sighed! I was not looking forward to making this call. I had 14 more triages to check online and I knew this call was going to take time. The patient was deaf and mute and was at home. I was calling from the clinic and it was really hard to ge...
  22. Joe V

    Many Faces of Nursing

    We learned all about various nursing specialties in school, but we were never told there would be days like this. So many faces in one shift! Have you counted how many faces you have each shift?
  23. Hi, my name is AngelfireRN, I'll be your nurse tonight. I am not a waitress, nor am I your slave. Yelling and hurling obscenities at me will not get you your pain meds any sooner than they are ordered. Nor will having your family member or ...
  24. Evolving As A Nurse

    “Hello, my name is Corey I’m your student nurse for the day.” Remember how unnerved you felt the first time uttering those words to a patient? Or, how you once peered longingly at the “floor nurses” who waltzed from room to room with such confi...
  25. I've been working on the cardiac ICU step-down for 8 weeks. It's my second day off of orientation and I'm beginning to realize just how much of the job my preceptor shielded me from. Its 8-something PM and I've just finished my first round of vitals ...