The good, the bad, and the ugly - page 2

by R!XTER

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So much has been going on at work lately, I just wanted to start this thread for us to share one or two lines on each to reflect recent events at work. I'll start: The good: the last two shifts I worked have been so much... Read More


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    The good: no falls, no incident reports.

    The bad: lots of flu, so lots of isolation rooms.

    The ugly: being told by a totally lucid gentleman, "honey, just scratch my balls a little bit."
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    Quote from TX.RN.Shannon
    ...
    The ugly: being told by a totally lucid gentleman, "honey, just scratch my balls a little bit."
    I'm sorry, but that's not the behavior of a gentleman.
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    i can only assume TX.RN.Shannon has never herd the "definition of a gentlman", and now i need to go get a rag to clean up the drink of coffee i took as i read the ugly" part : )
    Last edit by BAD LUCK on Jan 22, '13 : Reason: needed to add something
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    Good: Asked to start training to be a charge nurse

    Bad: SSDD walking through the doors.

    Ugly: Seeing the utter failings of parents and the impact it has on kids.
    nrsang97, GrnTea, and imintrouble like this.
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    Good: sticking a 12 day old with a 24g on the first try!! (Esp cause they were born at 36 weeks!)

    Bad: more and more ETOH pts who come in.

    The ugly: being puke hugged by a ETOH on suicide watch who also has HIV. Had to get a fresh scrub top
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    The effin' awesome: Starting my own business and doing >$150K the first year with one great client
    The bad: That client loses a lot of work, and no longer needs me as much...and I have wasted two years doing no marketing so then my income dropped to ... $35K and I have to spend two years playing catch-up getting more clients
    The ugly: That client is 8 months overdue on a big invoice on my last case with them and will not return my calls
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    Quote from BAD LUCK
    i can only assume TX.RN.Shannon has never herd the "definition of a gentlman", and now i need to go get a rag to clean up the drink of coffee i took as i read the ugly" part : )
    Actually, I have "herd" what a gentleman is. I used the word here with just a wee bit of sarcasm.
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    Sorry - don't mean to threadjack BUT

    PLEASE don't hesitate to involve your ethics committee in cases of 'futile care'. Granted, I work for a faith-based organization and our facility-based committees may be stronger than most, but they never hesitate to get involved when a clinician asks them for help. Group membership includes physicians, so they don't have any qualms about having 'critical conversations' with other docs. Just because a (misguided, deluded, inappropriately motivated, etc.) family wants a treatment/intervention does not mean that the doc has to do it.

    As a bedside (ICU) nurse, I have actually refused to participate in an futile resuscitation - thought I was gonna get fired because of my conscientious objection, but didn't. Wasn't my assigned patient, but I knew enough about the situation to make an informed choice. Afterward, the doc (ED, code leader) & dept. manager said they respected my choice - but wished I had told them in advance of my feelings. Note: my refusal did not stop the code because there were plenty of others available to work it.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    The effin' awesome: Starting my own business and doing >$150K the first year with one great client
    The bad: That client loses a lot of work, and no longer needs me as much...and I have wasted two years doing no marketing so then my income dropped to ... $35K and I have to spend two years playing catch-up getting more clients
    The ugly: That client is 8 months overdue on a big invoice on my last case with them and will not return my calls
    Wow, really sorry to hear about that GrnTea...Wish you luck finding more clients and getting in touch with the defaulter!
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    Oh, I have other clients. I'm just not willing to write off that big an outstanding invoice. Thanks, though!


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