From One Nurse To Another

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  • I don’t  care how long you have been a nurse.
  • I don’t care how long you have not been a nurse.
  • I care how well you treat your patients
  • I care how well you treat my patients
  • I care how well you work with others.
  • Equality and fairness is not a standard you get to set, it is a standard we all get to follow.
  • Perfume and Cologne. Is THAT much really necessary? Just a splash will do.
  • I don’t want to hear how you’ve always done it.
  • I don’t want to hear how you’ve never done it.
  • I can learn from you as much as you can learn from me. Let’s try.
  • Just because you’ve never heard of it, doesn’t mean it’s not better.
  • Just because you’ve never seen it, doesn’t mean it’s not better.
  • There is more than one ‘style’ of nursing.
  • Learning is the only process that is constant in Nursing.
  • You will NEVER know everything.
  • Hanging up on me in mid-conversation doesn’t make the issue go away.
  • No. Not in front of the patient. We can talk somewhere else.
  • Raising the level of your voice does not cause me to listen any more intently.
  • Raising the level of your voice does not make your message sound any clearer.
  • Increasing your “bitchassness” does not solve problems, it only creates them.
  • Increasing your “bitchassness” does not lessen the stress level in the room.
  • Passive-aggressiveness does not excuse your in-action.
  • If your job is so bad, go find a new and better one. At least you have a job.
  • Can’t find a better job?, then keep your complaints to yourself. At least you still have a job.
  • Pointing a finger at someone else causes you to point 4 more fingers back at yourself.
  • The last time I checked, we all graduated high school. Can we act accordingly please?
  • Just because it wasn’t done YOUR way, does not mean it was the WRONG way.
  • We all have a life outside of work. Sanity helps me keep the two separate.
  • Trust is something earned, not something taken.
  • Is it my fault you are having a bad day?
  • We all have a job to do, and someone to answer to.
  • We have all had THAT bad day. Don’t act as if your bad day is something special.
  • We are in this together, otherwise we won’t survive.

Sorry. I’ve been carrying this stuff around for a while now. Care to add to the list?

39 thoughts on “From One Nurse To Another

  1. Are you all actually studying and researching this vaccine? It is untested and the adjuvants (which include squalene, which was in the Anthrax vaccine that has caused all of the autoimmune diseases that the Gulf War veterans have)are extremely dangerous. I will walk before I am made to take this – no job is worth intentionally putting a slow poison in my body. Do a Google search – see what you find out.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  2. It’s good to be true, since many people need proper care and can not move especially if the case is of lower back pain or a terminal case, I think is the most advisable that this is so and benefit many people who happen thus, it must provide immediate solutions to the sick and targeted as does findrxonline with health issues.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  3. A Few Links of Interest…
    It’s been very crazy clinically this week, and I’m soon to head off to Philly for the CABANA trial investigator meeting, but I wanted to share a few key links before I left:
    First, Change of Shift, the best posts of the week from our nurses is up ov…
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  4. A Few Links of Interest…
    It’s been very crazy clinically this week, and I’m soon to head off to Philly for the CABANA trial investigator meeting, but I wanted to share a few key links before I left:
    First, Change of Shift, the best posts of the week from our nurses is up ov…
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  5. love it! so true! i’m sure i could add to the list after a long day at work, but right now i got nothin’! :)

  6. love it! so true! i’m sure i could add to the list after a long day at work, but right now i got nothin’! :)

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  8. Kim – Thanks for mentioning my post about how to regain your focus in nursing. We at Medical Solutions really appreciate what you do for nurses everywhere, your site is such a great resource for your peers! Oh, and sorry about the “Facts of Life”… I just couldn’t help myself.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  9. Kim – Thanks for mentioning my post about how to regain your focus in nursing. We at Medical Solutions really appreciate what you do for nurses everywhere, your site is such a great resource for your peers! Oh, and sorry about the “Facts of Life”… I just couldn’t help myself.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  10. BRILLIANT! .. and can be applied to so much more than nursing. But, in that high-stress environment, I can only imagine how perfect this post is. Nice work, Sean. I’ll be sharing this one and subscribing to your blog now. – Jim

  11. BRILLIANT! .. and can be applied to so much more than nursing. But, in that high-stress environment, I can only imagine how perfect this post is. Nice work, Sean. I’ll be sharing this one and subscribing to your blog now. – Jim

  12. Kim! Thanks for including my submission even though I was extremely late! A great job as always, I got lots of reading to do!
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  13. Kim! Thanks for including my submission even though I was extremely late! A great job as always, I got lots of reading to do!
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  14. I’m against compulsory medication on a point of principle, but I can see why it would be wise for most if not all medical staff to be vaccinated if H1N1 is a genuine nasty, or even just highly infection. That said, if you want to make it a condition of employment, then the employer should pay for the vaccination, and pay redundancy to staff who refuse it.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

  15. I’m against compulsory medication on a point of principle, but I can see why it would be wise for most if not all medical staff to be vaccinated if H1N1 is a genuine nasty, or even just highly infection. That said, if you want to make it a condition of employment, then the employer should pay for the vaccination, and pay redundancy to staff who refuse it.
    This comment was originally posted on Emergiblog

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