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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from rn4lifeny
    lol. i'm not on anything, just that i get bored very easily and am not happy right now, so i'm doing what i can to further my education and see if i find the area of nursing that satisfies me the most. the sad thing is that i can't complain about the patients, my usual compliants are concerning fellow staff members who don't appreciate the diffences that we all bring to a team. there are many people who tend to forget that there is no i in team. i love to keep busy, so i do a lil of everything. i go to church three times a week, i go out with friends, and........... i go to prayer vigils just about every friday night. also within my church i go on any and just about every mission trip they go to.

    i'm also a geek lol. my current gpa is 3.67 :-p

    i do hope that you knew i was kidding about "what you were on" lol - i used to have a lot of energy at your age!

    that's awful that you are experiencing that "yer on yer own, kid" mentality. one thing i always have done is, if i am caught up, i go around to the other nurses to see if i can help them out. i found that it didn't go both ways - had to run around and find someone if i needed help to finish up. just make sure you are not expecting anyone to be reading your mind, that is really important. "they should know" does not apply in the real world lol - it's too bad, but it's true!

    take care, good luck - hope you stick around this site so i can keep up with ya!
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on May 2, '05
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from dschoffie
    Just wanted to say hello to my fellow nurses. I am a 27 y/o female who has been an RN for 3 years now. I have worked in l&d, OR, PACU and surgery center. I love the PACU because you never know what is going to happen. Ran across this site an thought that I would check it out.
    Hiya! Nice to meet you! Hey, come by and post now and then so we can get to know you!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from LPN EMT MOM
    one thing i have noticed is that common sence prevails in everything..if you back up to the basic's and move out from there you can't go wrong.. when you try to jump ahead you may skip a step that would have solved the problem in the first place... remember your evealuation of a patients condition doesn't start with the end vitals and md diagnosis... it's how tight does your rear tighten when you see them first..what is your immediate impression, then the vitals.. do they match the story is there something wrong with the picture...

    so many people forget that common sense is the best thing we can fall back on and sadly something that the more educated you become you are discouraged from using... but the "sphincter factor" never once failed me i failede it when my alarm bells were ringing loud and clear and i let someone talk me out of it...

    beilieve in your self... try to read what the basic question is in otherwords if the patient has a hx of cardiac, but he's complaining of leg pain vitals are wnl the look to the leg..think DVT but find out if he did a christmas shop in the mall and has just used the leg alot more..see... sometimes keep an eye on the worse but look for the most logical and see if that doesn't help...

    Never ever heard of this sphincter thing, but I get the "listen to your gut" thing. It's hardly ever wrong!
  4. by   Deborah5
    Hi there
    Deb online here from New South Wales Australia. I have been nursing for 35 years, general, pyshciatric and midwifery. All midwifery in the last few years. I have two daughters one is 25 years old and the other is 21 years old. Everyone here seems to be very friendlly. I am new to the discussion forum type experince. I would not have even tried it except that I am studying e-Learning at the moment for my masters and we need to take part in some online discussions.

    I am still finding it slow going finding my way around this site it is huge with so many forums, threads and posts. How long have some of you long term members been around?

    Deb
  5. by   rn4lifeny
    Quote from zoeboboey
    i do hope that you knew i was kidding about "what you were on" lol - i used to have a lot of energy at your age!

    that's awful that you are experiencing that "yer on yer own, kid" mentality. one thing i always have done is, if i am caught up, i go around to the other nurses to see if i can help them out. i found that it didn't go both ways - had to run around and find someone if i needed help to finish up. just make sure you are not expecting anyone to be reading your mind, that is really important. "they should know" does not apply in the real world lol - it's too bad, but it's true!

    take care, good luck - hope you stick around this site so i can keep up with ya!
    that's the thing. i have no problem asking for help if i need it. when i'm sent to floors that i'm not comfortable on i swear the nurses must hate me by the end of the shift because i will ask them questions until i feel comfortable in doing something. if i don't feel comfortable in doing something i will be the first to say i'm not comfortable and if someone is willing to help me i will do it, if not i will levae it to someone with more experience. i'm just usually the youngest nurse on the floor and i tend to have more book knowledge than many of the nurses, not that it does any good when no one is willing to help with the clinical knowledge. i don't want to sound like a brat but it doesn't hurt to smile and ask if i'm ok. i know that they are stressed and if i'm ahead of my schedule i try to ask if they need any help but if it's not vice versa then we get no where.
  6. by   oceans
    Hi,
    I'm new to this site and just wanted to say hello to everyone.I'm RN and have been working for a couple of years and now I'm finishing a course on Forensic nursing from the Kaplan university.It is a very very interesting course and was just wanting to know if there are any options for forensic nurses in canada.
    Take care.
    oceans.
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!
  7. by   oceans
    Hello everyone,
    I'm new to this site.I've read a couple of messages and it looks pretty cool.So now I'm here,just wanted to introduce myself.I live in toronto and I am an RN and have been working for a couple of years.It's really cool being a nurse.Now I'm doing this course on forensic nursing which has some very interesting stuff.I was just wondering if any of you would know what options does a forensic nurse have in canada in terms of work.
    Do let me know if you have any ideas.
    Till then,,, have fun and remember that we are doing a Fantastic job.!!!!!cheers!!!!!
    take care,
    oceans.
  8. by   Izzysmommie
    Hello! My name is Jodi and I am currently a new nursing student in the DC area. I am 30 and a new mommie of Izabella who just turned 1 last week. I am currently taking Pharmacology and Med Surg 1 and having smoe troubles. Does anyone have any good site or advice on helping to pass these courses??? Help please! Thanks!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Deborah5
    Hi there
    Deb online here from New South Wales Australia. I have been nursing for 35 years, general, pyshciatric and midwifery. All midwifery in the last few years. I have two daughters one is 25 years old and the other is 21 years old. Everyone here seems to be very friendlly. I am new to the discussion forum type experince. I would not have even tried it except that I am studying e-Learning at the moment for my masters and we need to take part in some online discussions.

    I am still finding it slow going finding my way around this site it is huge with so many forums, threads and posts. How long have some of you long term members been around?

    Deb

    Hi Deb

    I've been here a couple years. Right now I stay pretty much on this introduction thread. I also enjoy going on the "Break Room" threads, it's fun.

    The news threads (current events) are also great, keeping me up to date on the latest lawsuits, er, I mean, innovations. LOL!

    LOL = "laughing out loud" by the way


    Take care Deb, and have fun! any questions come back to this thread and I'll see what I can do!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from rn4lifeny
    that's the thing. i have no problem asking for help if i need it. when i'm sent to floors that i'm not comfortable on i swear the nurses must hate me by the end of the shift because i will ask them questions until i feel comfortable in doing something. if i don't feel comfortable in doing something i will be the first to say i'm not comfortable and if someone is willing to help me i will do it, if not i will levae it to someone with more experience. i'm just usually the youngest nurse on the floor and i tend to have more book knowledge than many of the nurses, not that it does any good when no one is willing to help with the clinical knowledge. i don't want to sound like a brat but it doesn't hurt to smile and ask if i'm ok. i know that they are stressed and if i'm ahead of my schedule i try to ask if they need any help but if it's not vice versa then we get no where.

    well, when i started a job on a respiratory floor, with about 20 years of nursing, but not on a respiratory unit - it was hard to get all my questions answered too - so it isn't necessarily "youngest" - i think that some people just "wing it" rather than ask questions - i think that is so scary.

    anyway, just keep asking - eventually there will be fewer questions - til then they should be happy you are careful and, now and then, ask if you are ok. {{{{{{{{{{{{ericka}}}}}}}}}}} wish i could be there to help! it will get better though!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from oceans
    Hi,
    I'm new to this site and just wanted to say hello to everyone.I'm RN and have been working for a couple of years and now I'm finishing a course on Forensic nursing from the Kaplan university.It is a very very interesting course and was just wanting to know if there are any options for forensic nurses in canada.
    Take care.
    oceans.

    Hi there! the following is a forensic nursing forum:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20

    And this is the Canadian nurses forum:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=108

    Hopefully the two worlds will collide somewhere and get you what you need. If not, post a thread and ASK for it!

    Hey, good luck, hope you like it, I find it fascinating!
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Izzysmommie
    Hello! My name is Jodi and I am currently a new nursing student in the DC area. I am 30 and a new mommie of Izabella who just turned 1 last week. I am currently taking Pharmacology and Med Surg 1 and having smoe troubles. Does anyone have any good site or advice on helping to pass these courses??? Help please! Thanks!
    Hi Jodi! check out this forum (general discussion for nurses)
    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

    See if there are any threads dedicated to pharmacology. If not, go ahead and start a thread!

    Hope it works out ok, take care!
  13. by   BackInTheGame
    Boy I tell y'all, trying to get back into the swing of things after a 12 year hiatus SUCKS.. lol. Can't even find proper replacement parts for my stethescope (they stopped making the model I have in 1994). After suffering from severe burnout I wasn't even sure if I could step through the hospital doors. Well, I found out that I can. I've actually been working (hiding out in a way) in the local hospital kitchen. So many of the people I knew from my first days there 20 years ago are still working at the hospital. I've had a few ask what was up and why I wasn't using my education. I've been straight up with them and was so surprised by their responses. I've got an entire unit of our long term care facility ready willing and able to do all they can to get me going again. I guess that's an advantage to living in a small town. I'm so excited to be going back to my true calling. I've got classes lined up for the end of this month so I can knock out the continuing ed requirement for my license renewal. My supervisor is NOT happy though because he doesn't want to lose another worker to the other departments but his hands are tied. He cannot, under ANY circumstances, keep me from taking the classes. Especially since they're classes given by our hospital system. For now anyway, my motto is FULL STEAM AHEAD... lol

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