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Remind me to stay away from St. Viagra levitra Petersburg…

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  • RehabRN

    November 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks Kim!

    I had to read it after that (and I recall jo mentioning it).

    Some people! Hello…I’d love to talk about my people for 12 hours because that would imply I had EXTRA time.

    Personally, I prefer to talk TO them, if I really have extra time. You find out some interesting stuff talking to your patients.

    BTW If I had a blanket or wipe warmer, I would BE queen! I miss my warmer from Saintarama big time. People really appreciate warm blankets (and towels after a bath or shower).

  • The Nerdy Nurse
    The Nerdy Nurse

    November 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    oh my goodness.

    Some nurses… well you know, one bad apple does have to go and spoil the whole bunch. I sure hope she/he doesn’t have a blog. I don’t think we want them running their mouth on the internet!

    Just a wet cloth… I just don’t get that one. Skin is skin, people are people. and if you have the means to make an awkward and uncomfortable situation any less awkward and uncomfortable, then it is your duty as a nurse to do that. Guess they missed the memo.

    You’ll get your case management job. Don’t give up! The right one just hasn’t found you yet, and perhaps you are greatly needed in your ER. Who on earth could hope to fill your shoes?

  • NPs Save Lives
    NPs Save Lives

    November 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I also agree some of the “secrets” made the nursing profession look badly. Even if I did some of those things, you can better believe that I wouldn’t admit to it on the internet for goodness sake! Process of elimination and you can get fired (though some should be fired for being bad nurses).

  • Melissa

    November 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I just wish that a few of our fellow nurses would just step back for one moment and think…”how will this make my profession look” before speaking. I would like to think that most nurses are too busy to gossip about patients and that we provide top notch care to everyone…like they were our own mother!

  • Vic Mackey
    Vic Mackey

    November 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    As a cop for three decades in the City of New Orleans before 2006, I have seen many things that nurses in the ER have said and done that were not professional and in question. When a gun shot wounded fellow officer was brught in to the ER (around 1990), a medical professional person leaned against the light switch, turning the lights off while the injuried officer was being treated. That so-called medical professional giggled and thought it was funny. The injuried officer was shot five times.

  • Tina

    November 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Oh! Come on! I work in a clinic, and I DEFINETLY don’t have time to sit around “thumb twiddling” Shame on you!

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