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  • Apr 8

    Quote from pearl4M92
    I think she should have the baby and put the baby up for adoption if she doesn't want to deal with issues. She should see how her baby looks in her womb at 5 months. 93% of women regret having an abortion no matter what their reason was. I deal with women all the time that have serious relationship issues, physical problems, and emtional problems trying to deal with their "loss." Abortion isn't a solution, but an addition of many future problems.
    Gee. The only thing I felt was relief.

    I'd love to know where your figures come from. Certainly, this belies them.

  • Apr 8

    I would abort. While SSA is survivable, it is painful. Besides, I see no reason to keep the gene available for reproduction.

  • Mar 19

    Quote from purplehockeymom
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would love to see ANY of you, experienced or not, to give prilosec/synthroid (1/2-1hr before other meds) on 60 pts. what if even 2pts werent feeling well.... aides are busy with other toileting/fall risk pts?? bs's need to be taken before brkfst, adl's etc etc. not only is this not safe, causes extreme burnout.

    its disgusting that some "experienced" nurses say its "do-able", yet, i have NEVER seen these experienced nurses modeling the way for us newbies. well...there's been 1 or 2
    be honest, anyone can "run" to get a med pass done, many can actually keep up this unreasonable pace day in and day out?????
    yeah, i have seen and worked with some lazy nurses who could do more, but, the ones who never sit and get the job done are few and far between. We all know it is 10% of the people who do 90% of the work, why do we have to burn out that 10%???
    I didn't say that. I said she needed to get the pass extended, and I asked if everyone got meds. I said, "It depends," and made a 5-6 am pass of 3 hours of ONLY synthroid and Prilosec.

    But please, take it all out of context and twist it up.

  • Jan 25

    Quote from nurse2033
    I find this unethical, although none of us were there and don't have the full picture. The patient has the right to refuse a medication. Forcing or sneaking are just about the same thing. If it is something they really need, then another mode of delivery must be sought. If the patient is at all rational find out what the problem is. I know there is a lot of work to be done and time is money, but it might just be quicker to satisfy her issue or come back later. I would carefully document the refusal of care. One good way to do that is to say to the patient "is there anything I can do or say to get you to (insert desired outcome here)". Then just document, move on and try again later.
    We deal with a different population that do you, nurse2033. I understand the concept of informed consent. Understand that we have 38 chronically ill people, some of whom have no more capacity to consent than a cucumber, and some on their way to that state combative and violent /s provocation. If it is a choice between having a CNA assualted or sneaking the Zyprexa into an ice cream I am choosing the latter.

  • Jan 9

    Quote from Kimbalou
    It is a proven fact that abortion affects women emotionally for a very long time.
    No. It is a proven fact that the Right to Life website says that it does.

    The experience of those women I know who who have had abortions - and I include myself and my mother - does not support the lies of the anti-choice organizations.

    rrandle, you have chosen important, worthwhile work.

  • Dec 21 '17

    Dude. I AM the supervisor. And while the practice alert is nice, nowhere does it say you can walk out without someone to cover.

  • Dec 21 '17

    Quote from mindlor
    Have you ever been represented by a union.

    After 12 hours the average human is exhausted. Add in extreme frustration and anxiety that the nurse being required to stay is feeling and boom, there is a patient safety issue waiting to happen.

    If there are nurses chronically calling out, that is a management issue.

    In a union, it is recognized that situation happen where a nurse will need to work beyond their shift. A union contract makes sure that this goes down in a fair and consistent way.

    Unions also help to minimize the extremely cavalier attitudes that many managers exhibit.

    If their is a crying child at school, wondering where mom or dad is whilst all the other kids have been picked up....that could be considered abandonment as well......NO?
    I have been represented by a union. That has nothing to do with the requirements of my license or the content of my character. Even then I could not walk out on my unit with no one to hand-off to. If you work with people who lack the character to come in for their shifts and stay when irresponsible jerks call off no union is going to fix it. When we have a blizzard it doesn't matter whether we are union or not. I show up with an overnight bag and work a triple with 4 hours of sleep in between.

    And your crying kid is not my problem. Any working parent needs bullet-proof backup plans in place, union or no.

  • Nov 25 '17

    Do you have a pulse? Is your license current?

  • Oct 14 '17

    CA's BON has not accepted EC for years, except under certain circumstances. Your girlfriend should have done her homework.

  • Oct 11 '17

    I think it's c. None of the mentioned drugs are bedside-emergency stuff.

  • Sep 25 '17

    Quote from rn_nxt_dr
    This is criminal and they have to be punished.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa!

    The residents need their meds.

    The nurses should be ordering meds on time.

    Meds are being "borrowed" to take care of the residents.

    There's a system problem here, and, while this is illegal, it is far from criminal in the way you are using it. Start getting meds ordered on time.

  • Sep 23 '17

    Quote from DesertRain
    Although it took me a while to understand what a "cay" cey, I just wanted to let you know that if you desperately need the "k" if you hold down your "alt" key and type "75" you will get a capital K and if you hold down the "alt" key and type "107" you get a small k. I hate when that happens!
    Thank you!

    My keyboard seems to have reset itself today.

  • Aug 29 '17

    Suanna, the turning her in, perhaps. Turning her in to the cops for an angry email? That is not a friend.

  • Aug 20 '17

    I like LTC. Don't love it but like it. I hated being a floor nurse there but then, I hated that in the hospital, too. I am now doing hospice, visiting, and love it. Lots of freedom, lots of autonomy, and no MDs changing orders every 30 seconds.

    It depends to a degree on your state. I started in NY and LTC was very tightly watched by the gov't so the corner-cutting I see here in TX, where they have actually outsourced a lot of survey, wasn't possible. But it's hard, wherever you are.

  • Aug 5 '17

    Quote from nycer67
    One of the nurses said they shouldn't have tested me again because it could atrophy the muscle, so now I know that I can't get the test again, I just inform them that I have a +PPD.
    What muscle? It's an intradermal - even less deep than subcutaneous - injection.

    We routinely test people twice, and annually.