LovingLife123, RN 4,170 Views
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The absolute only time it has ever bothered me was when a certain prn nurse would use the room where we all kept our belongings and would put the sign up that she was pumping so we couldn't enter and she did it all the time.
I totally get when breastfeeding you have to pump. But pumping for 40 minutes every 2 hours and occupying the room where I keep my drink and snacks is a little extreme. I wish our unit had a designated area. We do have a nice locker room that I feel could be used. And most pumping moms don't use that room, or go for as long. I never mind covering patients for a pumping mom.
I do mind people abusing it though and expecting the rest of us to be locked out from all of our stiff.
How do you think the nurses are controlling infection?
You may have this dream to become a nurse, but don't you dream of retirement one day? $900 a month for student loans is insane. Depending on where you live, that could be one entire paycheck a month.
Not worth it.
I agree with this whole heartedly.
My youngest daughter's boyfriend is from England. He was here in the states a couple months ago, and we were watching TV. An ad for the hospital I used to work at came on (starring the famous QB it is named for). A while later, they re-showed the same commercial.
Nathan (the BF) said, "I know who (famous QB) is- but I don't understand why this little 'show' comes on so often. It's almost like a commercial for a hospital!" When we told him it WAS a commercial for a hospital- he asked "Why?".
It was an interesting discussion from there!
That's fine. We can totally agree to disagree.
Respectfully if it was you laying there you might feel differently. I've taken care of cath patients before too. Check the pressure and get the ice. It's not the end of the world to have an ice chip!
I read through their accreditation. They are not accredited and I don't think you can sit for NCLEX with them. It does a run around with accreditation stating that the ACEN is about to be shut down by congress and that someday there will be national nursing licensure and this program is preparing you for that.
They are accredited by that for profit scam college agency. Lol. I had to laugh trying to understand what they were stating about accreditations.
Each always has had and probably always will have their own BON.
They don't have a nursing program.
I tell you in one word why people act like this. Internet. Everybody now has their Dr. Google degree and now knows more than those of us who have studied for years and work the job.
It's not going to end anytime soon.
Oh my. This is not the place for this. And FYI, getting straight cathed is not the same as a foley. What exactly did you expect them to do when your bladder filled up?
Take it up with the hospital. But I would suggest that you don't have any type of surgery due to your fear of catheters.
Hospitals don't put people in briefs. They are not called diapers. Briefs cause skin breakdown and infection.
I very rarely enter additional notes about my day. I check my boxes and get done. Does your unit not have a standard on when and how often things are to be charted? I often notice notice that the previous shift nurse charts way more than what is required.
I don't know your charting system, but we only the chart the abnormals. I do three, head to toe assessments each shift. In my early one, I only chart the abnormals. In my other two, I only chart the changes.
I work in an icu so certain things like vitals and I/Os get done hourly. I never put in any word charting on meds. If I give it, it gets scanned, all done. If I hold it, I tick the appropriate box as to why.
Find out your unit standards. There should be some in regards to charting and use that as your guideline. It sounds like you are over charting. That can get you in just as much legal trouble as undercharting. Some people don't get that.
Why is this being brought back up over 6 months later?
I've never done a drug test despite the initial. Does your hospital actually do random screenings?
NPs should be subjected to the same rules as the rest of us, but my hospital doesn't do it. I'm wondering if yours is the same.
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