Jolie 28,056 Views
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Usually you will find some luck contacting the major academic medical center in your area.
You'll get better location-specific answers if you ask on APNA forums.
To add to the coming troubles I see ...
Some school systems are no longer teaching/requiring cursive writing (hand writing, script, etc.). Students are graduating high school without being able to write in cursive and only a minimal ability to read it. Everything in their schools are printed in block letters. I've read that history professors and other social sciences are concerned because their students can't read documents that aren't in block print -- diaries, hand-written letters, etc.
The school district that my niece and nephew attend is such a school. As teenagers, we discovered they couldn't sign their names in cursive -- only in block print. We have since insisted they learn to read and write cursive on their own so that they will have the ability as adults.
Laugh it up when the kid "gets lice" from his virtual classroom?
Why don't parents care this much when their kid is spreading the flu or norovirus?!
I would have refused to do the classroom check. It goes against all medical advice, it's not be shown to prevent the spread of head lice and it can be considered a violation of student privacy. Mom is crazy and the administration should not have put you in that position in the first place. Why don't parents care this much when their kid is spreading the flu or norovirus?!
Laugh it up when the kid "gets lice" from his virtual classroom?
I have a very similar situation and I just inspect the same class of children over and over, and find maybe 1 other kid with lice. That's enough for each parent to feel like their child isn't patient zero, and the hysteria continues.
"What a life I have chosen for myself" I think as I comb through 20 heads of kindergarten hair, "I comb hair looking for bugs, and if I find none someone accuses me of not knowing how to look, and if I find any someone accuses me of being a dirty nurse at a dirty school. Huh."
So, after reading your story and the comments, I have to say a few folks took the words right out of my mouth...
This reminds me of when I've bought a product that I'm still skeptical about and it doesn't seem to do everything I was hoping it would, so I take it back to the store. While none of us are for sale, we are still paid to perform at a certain level to their standards, much in the same way I was mentioning a product (sorry, best explanation I could come up with). Since you are PRN/per diem, it probably didn't help the case either.
There are so many nurses out there applying for the same job. Maybe they've been burnt so many times that they were looking for certain characteristics. There's a quote from Maya Angelou and I've always used it in nursing: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, DO BETTER." There's also the clever lyrics to Eminem (never thought I'd quote him, but...) the song "Lose Yourself" has always been my mantra when I go in and do something that deserves my all. If you don't know/remember the song, take a look at the lyrics--they are poignant (can't believe I'm saying that either).
This was a learning lesson and maybe an insight into some part of your life. Take it, run with it, and grow. That's all you can do. I'm also not a "religious" person, but the guy Joel Osteen has a really great quote that has always been inspirational for me and I think ANYONE could take this as a proclamation: "You can store a seed on a shelf for a lifetime. It will never become what it was created to be until you put it in the ground. It's potential will never be fulfilled until you put it in the ground. As long as it's up on that shelf, it's potential lies dormant..." However... "once in the ground, the seed cannot see any light. --But it's not buried, --it's been planted. Even packed in tons of soil, THE SEED CANNOT BE STOPPED." What happened? The seed had to push the soil out of the way to grow. Know that next time, be on your best, tell your personal life to shut up for a moment, because you have better things brewing in front of you. The lawyer can wait, the phone call can wait--no matter how much anxiety you have. That's only temporary, but the opportunity for growth is so much more (in the way of your career).
If you craved a hospital job, go after it and let nothing stop you. Everything happens for many different reasons. Maybe that position wasn't a good one. Maybe if you had taken it, worse things would have come. Who knows? Maybe you just needed to learn the difference in culture/climate between a sub-acute/acute care setting. They are very different in nature. One is more rigid than the other--phone calls included. I hope you grow from this situation, remember it for next time, and don't be scared to be planted again. Great things are to come. You've got this--just put your phone on silent and remember when you get in there for next time: this is YOUR TIME. Good LUCK.
I had to teach the puberty class this morning and all went well until the second group. The older than dirt miracle of you vhs tape broke!!!! Yeepeee I don't have to show that one again!
As a former blood banker, I have read about it being used in the case of a life threatening hemolytic transfusion reaction in conjunction with IV steroids. In this particular case, the patient had sickle cell disease with multiple RBC antibodies and further transfusion was to be avoided unless as a last resort, and they needed to stop the ongoing hemolysis. I hope that the hospital transfusion service did a thorough workup on your friend and knows what caused the reaction.
We use it For hemolysis caused by ABO or Rh incompatibility, so it does make sense why he would use it. Just not a common use in adults.
No kidding. Even if the cleaning crew hadn't been there, did she not have a phone? Did the clinic not have phones on their desks?
I think I'd never have been there in the first place. If my baby was having trouble breathing we'd have been in the ED, where they never turn out the lights and lock the door.
You would think she was left alone at the top of Mount Everest. I would be mildly annoyed if this happened to me ...maybe even amused. Going to the media would have never occurred to me, though.
If the mother genuinely believed the child's health to be in danger, why didn't she leave the building and head straight to the ER?
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