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Joined: Apr 26, '17; Posts: 93 (58% Liked) ; Likes: 177

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    I always check the name and dose of medication even if I thought I know the package. As recently there was a change of supplier in our hospital and suddenly many common medication changed their packaging. I spotted numerous potential medical errors with IVs as some nurses just took the vial based on their look not reading the label. However throught thw shift I ask about name on the beginning on shift, by the end of the shift I know all my patients so I do not see reason to ask again unless I have new admission.

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    My monthly minimum spending is £1000. It comprises of £600 rent in shared bedroom flat in zzone 3, all bills (my half), travel card and around £200 for food and some cheaper cosmetics. What is above I save or buy clothets etc. If you are going to work in central London then no point to live outside London. You will pay a lot for monthly ticket and spend ages commuting. You will have same monthly costs like in London. You cant also afford to rent anything on your own from band 5 salary.

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    Sour Lemon, Davey Do, and Kitiger like this.

    Generally I do not like playing music at work but if it is very quiet and relaxing then I can accept. However I find absolutely unacceptable when staff plays very loud gospel music and shouts Jesus. I tried to react but nurses played racist and religious intolerance game and manager did not do anything.

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    I think you did right thing and I wouldnt wait for coworker to come back however if you only covered I would inform your coworker straightaway about plans for significant change of treatment as a matter of courtesy.

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    brownbook likes this.

    I like surgery and urology.

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    I changed the job two months ago. I worked two years on surgical floor and 10months in PACU. I loved my PACU job but I found interesting offer as research nurse in other specialty and I went for it. I signed a one year contract. Unfortunately, I realised that I dont like this new job. I feel like I dont fit in and I miss hospital and although trying i cant find new specialty so appealing as I thought. I am unhappy now and regret that I left very good job looking just for greener grass.. I am thinking about quiting and returning to PACU but now there is dilemma. I would be definately seen as unreliable person who changes jobs too often. Potential employers may not be happy to employ me now. I should probably wait until my contract finish but I am too unhappy in new job to wait another 10months. What would you do?

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    Kitiger likes this.

    I cant believe that I went through whole poop thread and that some people took the OP seriously

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    Kitiger, 3ringnursing, brownbook, and 1 other like this.

    Well people get upset with minor thing. One of my collegue was so upset and investigated who ate her apple that she left overnight on the table in the staff room!

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    Jessy_RN, medicinewoman33, Orca, and 14 others like this.

    As a matter of fact, if socks had MD's name then it did belong to someone but except that the whole situation is ridiculous and sounds unreal!

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    brownbook likes this.

    I am introvert as well, PACU and now research work well me. but everywhere you will have kind of interactions with others

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    When I was a new nurse I was staying longer all the time to finish charting. Now it is really rare, only if something unusually busy happens and I wont make it. I chart a lot, my entries I always much longer than others. I learnt to chart any call to MD, any discussion with family immediately, I never leave charting to the end, I start the earlierst possible and update throughout the day.

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    RNattie likes this.

    I did not like my schedule with 12h shifts. I was ok working 12h even though my floor was very busy but Honestly I did not feel like I have 4 days off. Our schedule was different every week, often 3 night in row, 2 days and 1 day off and then 2 nights. Hardly ever full weekend off. I was exhausted. I changed the job in PACU Where we had 9, 10 and 12h shifts days only. I loved the fact that I had no nights and lots of weekends off but still no time to do much after work. I am about to change to work 8h shifts in research facility. All weekends and holidays off. I think I will love the regular hours. I will have time to cook, go to church meetings and sign up to evening classess. But I realise that a big disadvantage will be that I will be at work every day in office hours so I would have to take day off for appointments. There is no ideal schedule.

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    Mavrick likes this.

    Quote from brownbook
    Thanks for educating me. Until now I had never heard of language discrimination.

    If I cannot understand my doctor or nurse due to an accent or manner of speech what should I do?
    It depends. If you are the only one who does not understand then you should work on your listening skills.

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    nkkshvnne, not.done.yet, TriciaJ, and 2 others like this.

    You can improve by signing up for English lessons. This nurse is a real jerk. I had similar situation when a nurse told me that my English was very poor. This nurse happened to be foreigner as well and in addition from my country. No native speaker ever complained about my language skills. Just dont worry I am sure your language skills are fine