military time? - page 2

I've been a nurse 18 years and have worked for 2 hospitals and 2 agencies, and military time has always been standard. My current agency says we can no longer use military time! And the director said that many places are getting... Read More

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    Thanks for the confirmation everyone! It is nice to know that it is just not me to think it is ridiculous to stop using military time. My agency is idiotic! They are blaming the state.

    One reply said that "...someone in a suit has too much time (pun intended) on their hands and too little sense in their heads." This is very likely it! Sigh! Suits cause so many issues.

    The director of the agency told me that some nurses are confused by military time so this is one reason to switch. But like another reply said, "... if you cannot learn military time, how in the world are you going to perform dosage calculation or anything else that might require a lot more memory and processing power." -- I totally agree! Scary indeed!!!!!! If you can't learn military time, can you be trusted to do med calcs or have critical thinking skills in general???

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    Quote from systoly
    I received my medical training in the military so of course I think military time should be the standard. Furthermore, other countries use military time as the standard. There are good reasons why the military and so many other countries use military time. Unfortunately, there are those who, imo, fail to see the big picture, and would rather have a large number of people change to an inferior standard, because of confusion caused by a few who instead of giving it a try would rather dismiss it as too difficult to learn. IMO, if you cannot learn military time, how in the world are you going to perform dosage calculation or anything else that might require a lot more memory and processing power.
    Kind of like some countries clutching on to imperial when metric is obviously the better method right?
    MedSurgeMess and SweetOldWorld like this.
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    Quote from AirforceRN
    Kind of like some countries clutching on to imperial when metric is obviously the better method right?
    I know I'll get trashed for this, but I wish the US would convert to metric, so much easier to deal with.
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    Quote from MedSurgeMess
    I know I'll get trashed for this, but I wish the US would convert to metric, so much easier to deal with.
    Me too!
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    Quote from MarathonerPN
    I just started a new job, and they dont use military time, WHY??? Because some employees dont know how to use.........
    I see the same thing where I work, although our computer documentation is on military time.

    If you can't count to 24, you probably shouldn't be in nursing.
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    Quote from AirforceRN
    Kind of like some countries clutching on to imperial when metric is obviously the better method right?

    I'm "bipolar." When I get in my car to go to a Pt's home, I use imperial, cause we get reimbursed by the mile. When I get to the Pt's home, back to metric for drug dosages, wound measurements, etc.

    Back home, I grab by measuring cup to follow the recipe to pour out 4 oz of olive oil to make a salad dressing.

    No wonder I don't always know if I'm going or coming.

    My proposal for the initial step in converting the US to metric--keep track of distance traveled by klicks, and still get reimbursed at the mileage rate. Pain, instantly converted to gain!
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    Quote from MedSurgeMess
    I know I'll get trashed for this, but I wish the US would convert to metric, so much easier to deal with.
    A number of years ago, I was in Calgary in Sept on business, staying at a downtown hotel. The clock radio woke me as planned, and said the temp was 7 degrees. HOLY COW!

    I looked out the window, in my still-sleep-befuddled state, to find people on the street were wearing suit coats, sweaters, etc. These people are tough!

    Finally dawned (no pun intended of course) on me that, gee it was mid-40s.


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