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Joined Apr 26, '17. Posts: 45 (58% Liked) Likes: 85

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    Dany102 likes this.

    To be honest I cant understand why female patients are assigned to male CNA when female CNA are available. In my hospital male nurses and CNA are automatically assigned to male patients unless there are more male staff so they have to take female patients. It is courtesy towards patients to be cared for same sex staff especially while giving personal care. It reduces the number of possible claims of sexual abuse. If OP does not refuse the care of female patients in emergency (which is unacceptable and in such case he should change profession) then I think he has right to wonder why hospital choose to do assigments in this way.

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    FolksBtrippin likes this.

    To be honest OP post sounds to me as being the victim of domestic abuse but it is only her choice to disclose it.

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    I used to work for 2 years on very busy surgical floor. My first months I did not get breaks at all as I was struggling to cope with workload. Even when I was forcefully sent to have a lunch break, I could not stop thinking about whats happening with my patients. Also very often I was distracted by others asking me questions and on occasion even called from break by CNA to attend the patient because no other nurse was willing to deal with the issue. After about a year I started taking full breaks as I began to care less about my job. I was not happy with this though. I moved to PACU where we have time to take full breaks and even extra unauthorised breaks without compromising patients care.

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    elkpark likes this.

    It was right decision, focus on developing your nursing skills

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    Well, I find it peculiar to flush SC butterfly with heparin but I have limited experience with palliative care.

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    Have you left you tech job and accepted the full time position in LTC?

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    yes, thats my plan to keep up with my skills by per diem jobs but it will be weekends only. Thanks for your input.

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    Do you think job hopping is going to affect my career? I live in London. I have been a nurse for 3 years now. I worked 2 years and 3 month on surgical ward, then I moved to theatres (10 months experience). Now, I got the job as a research nurse which is a 1 year fixed contact. So probably after 1 year, I would have to look for another job. Is it going to affect me? I

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    Do you think job hopping is going to affect my career? I have been a nurse for 3 years now. I worked 2 years and 3 month on surgical ward, then I moved to PACU (10 months experience). Now, I got the job as a research nurse which is a 1 year fixed contact. So probably after 1 year, I would have to look for another job. Is it going to affect me?

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    NotAllWhoWandeRN and Davey Do like this.

    I am usually very good with psychiatric patients. Moreover if there is any ridiculous/difficult call to answer, I am usually the one

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    Are you asked to sign the narcotics that you did not give? If not why you refuse to do it?

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    Consider working in day surgery PACU. The best in the small hospital that does only routine surgeries.

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    Don't worry. Your English is good and clear. English is also my second language and I studied in my country of origin. So when I started my first job after I emigrated, I had to learn medical official language jargon, typical phrases and on top of that learning new procedures and policies that were sp different than in my country. You have an advantage of already studying in English so you have lots of time to learn how to speak with patients or how to pass an oral exam at university. Don't worry about the grammar as long as you make minor mistakes. Work on it but nothing to stress about. My former manager has been married to Italian for 30 years, she said she still corrects his English

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    Never had really scary situation. However we had a very difficult patient, manipulative, demanding, hypochondric. The patient was shouting, complaining about everything anyone did or said. I suspect this patient had a borderline disorder or other mental health issue. Some nurses refused to look after this patient. Doctors tried to get rid of her as soon as possible. ER staff had be alerted straightaway she reported to hospital. She was literally under any team in my hospital during her multiple admissions. I had panick attacks before going to work. During the first admission of the patient, our manager just accepted that we cant do much except providing the best care and she ignored any unfounded complaints about staff and treatment. After second admission, our manager worked on discharging the patient as soon as possible with trying to ban her from coming to our ward. She also gave us emotional support and assured that we dont have to worry about any disciplanary actions.

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    First take your full time LTC job offer after a year or so, you will have skills and experience to advance in nursing and you will get anywhere you like. Thats all what we can suggest, your thread was closed so you started posting in old threads to get out attention. Well.. probably by replying I actually feed your seeking attention behaviour but somehow I wish you understand that you have a good life ahead you and a brillaint career.


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