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9 Things That Suck About Black Friday

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Every year the stores open up earlier and earlier to entice the crowds of holiday deal-searches. Although you may be able to score a few items at a discounted rate, the deals do not come without other sacrifices. The mobs of people chasing after discounted flat screens to put under their Christmas trees might be be enough to scare off some shoppers, but there are other annoyances to consider.

Is Medication Timing More Important Than Good Patient Care?

In my years of bedside care I often had to go outside of the 30 minute window for timed medications for the benefit of the patient. Most of the times these times are arbitrary anyhow. If a medication is ordered once per day it doesn’t really matter what time of day the patient gets it. It should fit within their normal routine not within what the pharmacy schedules it. I never once received any sort of reprimand for my medication timing. I often had to request the scheduled times for medications be changed by the pharmacy, but many times I had to give the medication at a different time and documented the reason why.

Forever Lazy: When Products To Make Life Easier Just Go Too Far

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I am fairly sure that this may very well be this year’s hot Christmas item. It’s like the Snuggie to the next level. For a mere $29.99 (plus shipping, handling, and who-knows-whatever-other-fees-or-clubs they will charge your credit card) you can own these adult pajamas (complete with a fly zipper and a butt-flap) and not have to be inconvenienced by any of those other foolish methods of keeping warm like blankets, turning up the heat, or wearing regular clothes. You can’t be bothered to do any of those obviously expensive or boring traditional methods.

Integrity & Clinical Judgement: You Can’t Buy it at Walmart

You expect a nurse to have integrity and use good clinical judgement, but not every one does. It’s even possible that not everyone can. Judgement is subjective, and even though the it is the goal for any prudent nurse to give the same level of care as another, it just doesn’t always happen that way.

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