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  • Apr 27

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 23

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 21

    Stepping up on my soapbox. If your nursing education program hasn't addressed the basic issues of NCLEX registration and application for licensure, they need to do so. Please contact your academic advisor or the program director and request an appointment to discuss these very important questions, and then insist they provide the same for your classmates.

    I'm not sure if you are not yet far enough along in your program to have been exposed to this information, or if like a growing number of programs, it is not provided in a comprehensive manner, but any basic nursing education program that fails to inform its students of these critical professional issues is failing to meet its responsibilities.

    Stepping down now Best of luck to you.

  • Apr 21

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 20

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 18

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 18

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 18

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 18

    Stepping up on my soapbox. If your nursing education program hasn't addressed the basic issues of NCLEX registration and application for licensure, they need to do so. Please contact your academic advisor or the program director and request an appointment to discuss these very important questions, and then insist they provide the same for your classmates.

    I'm not sure if you are not yet far enough along in your program to have been exposed to this information, or if like a growing number of programs, it is not provided in a comprehensive manner, but any basic nursing education program that fails to inform its students of these critical professional issues is failing to meet its responsibilities.

    Stepping down now Best of luck to you.

  • Apr 18

    I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.

  • Apr 18

    Stepping up on my soapbox. If your nursing education program hasn't addressed the basic issues of NCLEX registration and application for licensure, they need to do so. Please contact your academic advisor or the program director and request an appointment to discuss these very important questions, and then insist they provide the same for your classmates.

    I'm not sure if you are not yet far enough along in your program to have been exposed to this information, or if like a growing number of programs, it is not provided in a comprehensive manner, but any basic nursing education program that fails to inform its students of these critical professional issues is failing to meet its responsibilities.

    Stepping down now Best of luck to you.

  • Apr 11

    For patients receiving supplemental oxygen, a saturation of 100% is not desirable, as it indicates that the patient is receiving too much 02, which carries risk of undesirable side-effects, such as retinopathy in the premature infant.

    But anyone breating room air with a saturation of 100% is just fine, thank you. What would the good doctor have us do to decrease their 02 sats?

  • Mar 28

    OR nursing, school nursing or an office setting may be good options. Best of luck to you

  • Mar 27

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    So I am seeking some advice as to why this occurred and am still pondering on what could have I done wrong for this to have such a bad ending. After searching and searching years and years for a hospital job (I've always worked in subacute rehab settings) and have been craving a hospital job for nearly 5 years as it will be 5 years this coming May that I graduated from nursing school. Long story short, I was hired by a local hospital and all was going well with the first week of orientation. I mean, c'mon it was only classroom work and I passed all the required exams such as the IV and medication administration. I had to take a personal call during the last 1/2 hour of our last day of class and when I returned the nurse educator was saying how I shouldn't give her a heart attack next time about not telling her where I was. I explained what had occurred and I didn't realize that 5 days later I was going to be reprimanded for that. I received a call from the unit manager I was supposed to work at stating that I was technically supposed to come this weekend for my first day of clinical orientation (I was hired as a per diem nurse) she told me that I don't need to come. Refusing to provide further information, when I asked her if the position was terminated she said "yeah kinda, you'll get a letter in the mail explaining everything." I'm really baffled about this? I seriously didn't do anything and am unsure why did this lead up to here?

    Please take note, only constructive comments will be accepted otherwise demeaning, ridiculing words will be flagged. I just need to get some advice as to why this happened and if it is something usual?
    As a former nurse manager and now a business owner in a different field, I see a number of possible reasons for the unfortunate outcome of your brief employment. I'll try to keep my comments constructive so as not to "be flagged," whatever that means. I'll start by answering your question of whether this is "something unusual?" It depends. In a job-seeker's market where there are more positions to be filled than qualified candidates, your experience is probably rare. Since you come from a LTC setting where jobs typically outnumber qualified nurses, the standards and expectations of hospital personnel may have seemed uptight and excessive to you. But in a setting where full-time, benefits-eligible positions don't become available every day, personnel managers can be choosy. Very choosy.

    Without belaboring the point, your remarks regarding the classroom portion of your orientation seem a bit flippant. Let's face it, this is no one's favorite part of the job, not the educator teaching, nor the candidates enduring long lectures and skills checks of basic material, but it is critical for standardization, patient safety, regulatory compliance and legal protection. It helps to put forth one's best effort for all of these reasons. Is there any chance that your lack of enthusiasm and/or disdain for these activities may have come across to others? I would be willing to bet so.

    Near the end of that class period, you went missing unannounced for 30 minutes. While I seriously doubt that anyone was concerned for your safety, the instructor was responsible for knowing the whereabouts of her students in the event of a disaster, drill or emergency phone call from your family looking for you. Nothing makes people more anxious and defensive than being held responsible for something completely out of their control, like the disappearance of an adult student.

    The issue of carrying and answering your personal phone during hospital orientation is a divisive one, on which we here will never all agree. It is something of a generational divide, with those of us over 40 remembering well how to survive and thrive without constant contact from the outside world, and many under that age unable to fathom that very circumstance. I will simply say that as a new employee it is best to learn upfront the expectations of your employer. I encourage new employees to come right out and ask, so there are no misunderstandings. Had you asked the instructor at the beginning of the day if it was acceptable to keep your phone on you and excuse yourself to answer it, I believe you might still be employed. Had you answered the call and immediately notified your lawyer that you couldn't talk, and would call back later, you might have endured a lecture, but still had a job. But disappearing for a 30 minute phone call, I'm quite certain, did you in.

    The delay between your phone incident and receiving notification that your services were not required probably represented the discussion between human resources, the educator teaching your orientation class, and the manager of the floor to which you were going to be assigned. These 3 people all had a stake in your employment and reason to discuss your progress. They probably had a meeting scheduled sometime between your week-long class and the beginning of floor shifts for the nurses in your cohort. They identified the apparent strengths, weaknesses and special skills of the group to best place them. With an obvious negative, you didn't make the cut.

    With no intention of placing you on a clinical unit, there was no reason for HR or the nurse manager to bring you in for a meeting or exit interview. Exit meetings rarely are productive when they involve employees with such a brief tenure. They saved you time, hassle and embarrassment.

    Please move on with a better understanding of expectations in the workplace. Good luck to you.

  • Mar 24

    My daughter, now a college freshman was in 1st grade when she outwitted the PE teacher and got her entire class out of the pacer test. It was one of my proudest Mama moments

    On an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, the little darlings were informed that they were going to do the pacer test. It also happened to be picture day, so they were all dressed to the nines. My daughter, never one to shrink from a challenge, let Big Hulky Gym Teacher know that their mamas would be sooooo disappointed if they were all hot, sweaty and red-faced in their special spring pictures. He relented and let them play four square instead. Little did he know that pictures had been taken at 8:30 that morning, but then no one ever accused him of being overly-observant. Amazing that they managed to successfully enter 2nd grade that fall without a current pacer score!


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