SuesquatchRN 51,936 Views
Joined Jan 26, '06 - from 'empty'.
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A naked corpse was found and the cops knew she was a nurse. Her stomach was empty, her bladder was full, and her ass was chewed.
2) Writing care plans to cover our butts rather than drive care. See 1.
3) Shift wars.
4) Resentment between levels, i.e., CNAs to LPNs, LPNs to RNs.
5) Nurse-itis. If the resident needs to pee toilet him, don't wait for him to soil himself and lose what little dignity he has left.
6) Proprietary behavior.
7) Not being able to get the best supplies due to cost. Example: our wound nurse have us a sample of an incredible product for deep wounds. Had a guy whose decub was down to the BONE. Cartilage showing like a chicken bone. Within ONE WEEK we were just waiting for the dermis to granulate in. Now we're back to collagen sheets. DNS won't buy it. You really think another YEAR of treatment with gauze and saline is more cost-effective?!
8) Families who ask why Dad, in end-stage Alzheimers with Korsakoffs, tube-feed, diabetes, atrophied frontal lobes, isn't getting better.
9) Families who find a need to call once a week to complain about the care Mom is receiving. After talking to the nurse on during their visit. Then saving all of the calls for a big one to the DNS. When Mom is being cared for marvelously.
Well, I'm an agnostic hospice nurse in the buckle on the Bible Belt. My first few weeks were mind boggling to me but then, so were my first few weeks in a hospital in this area.
I sile and say, "Bless your heart" a lot.
I certainly don't force meds into someone's mouth. Leave and reapproach and when she has forgotten about meds, when nourishments are being given out, crush it very finely and put it into her snack. We have one lady who gets them in her tea - we snag it from the cart before she knows it's come.
I sneak the med into ice cream or something the resident likes.
I don't know what you guys do in the nursing homes but I would rather not have my patient sitting in urine for days on end while it is breaking down her skin. Maybe that is why we get people from nursing homes that have terrible skin breakdown all the time...
I was laughing so hard reading this! I've worked LTC and I can visualize the whole thing!
If labor is not an option, then a partial birth abortion isn't an option, either, as it involves laboring, albeit to a lesser dilation than an intact vaginal delivery. And if an operative delivery is indicated, there is still no benefit to the mother's life or health to destroy the baby in the process.
While I understand the the life of a crashing mother is of primary importance, it is beyond my comprehension that a breathing baby would be left to die in an OR basin.
Fine, Katja. You disagree.
And as terrible as it sounds, all I could think of was how fortunate it was for society that this character had rendered himself permanently incapable of producing offspring........you just can't fix that kind of stupid. Yanno?
This is criminal and they have to be punished.
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