chuchie 3,011 Views
Joined Dec 21, '05.
Posts: 105 (18% Liked)
Maybe the OP was trying to seek out nurses who have experience with this phenomenon on a daily basis as they are adjusting to their role as an ICU nurse. Just think! All that time you spent writing your sassy reply you could have spent...gasp!...helping another nurse? See the problem?
You all beat this guy up for simply stating the obvious. The OP asked a question and even said how they've heard this a lot but NOT ONE time did they say they looked up anything. They came here and asked a question a VERY simple google search would result in 100 pages of info that would explain this concept to them.
I think it's a very valid question to the OP that they research this. Now if the OP came here and asked "hey I looked up anion gap and have a few questions about x y z" then sure I don't see a problem with that, but they didn't do that. Telling the person to actually do some simple research is not "eating their young." Its acting like a professional and being able to think for yourself and not just getting someone else to give you the answer because you don't feel like looking up something yourself.
Notice how CRNA programs don't have schools like this? Yet they make the most in the nursing industry. There are so many posts about FNPs not making enough, yet they seem to be the focus of these for-profit schools. I would be curious to see what would happen to wages if there were more stringent accreditation rules.
I don't think sending home formula with Mom's is shoving any agenda down their throat. What about barriers to providing nutrition to the infant? What if you can't breastfeed? What if you can't drive to Walmart since you just had a C-section? I don't think they need to hand out samples to everyone, but for those who chose to formula feed giving out a sample might help ease the transition from the hospital to home. My first few days at home with my son were nothing short of awful. I was in so much pain from the c-section, my milk hadn't come in yet, and he wouldn't latch. Those free samples from the hospital were a life saver! Each mother is going to have their own unique situation, but it's still a personal choice how they want to feed their baby. There is so much more awareness about the benefits of breast-feeding, but it doesn't always work out for everyone and I don't think we need to create a culture of victimizing a mother if it's not the right path for her.
We have switched to bedside report and this has eliminated a lot of these problems. I wonder if other people that do bedside report continue to have these same problems or if they have improved?
I have never thought of Danskos to be very comfortable when I tried them on. I bought some shoes made by nursemates and they are WONDERFUL!
I would think of some amazingly brilliant idea and then go strike a major deal on "The Shark Tank" and become a millionaire
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