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  • Mar 8

    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.

  • Jan 24

    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!

  • Dec 21 '16

    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.

  • Dec 21 '16

    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.

  • Nov 1 '16

    Quote from blondy2061h
    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?
    Two words: learned helplessness...

    It is easier for people to externalize everything that goes wrongly. Yes, the clinic staff dropped the ball and messed this one up. However, the mother could have taken more common-sense steps to help herself and her baby sooner.

  • Oct 26 '16

    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.

  • Oct 26 '16

    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.

  • Oct 26 '16

    Quote from Jolie
    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?
    Perhaps it's because some people are offendonistas who hyper-focus on offenses committed by others. Negativity bias is prevalent in our society.

    Furthermore, perhaps Mommy is priming the pump for potential litigation or settlement out of court by dramatizing her experience and telling as many media outlets as possible.

  • Oct 5 '16

    Quote from KatieMI
    You need to ask school if they have supply; Mylan Pharma gives a whole lot of samples to schools, and if yours have them, you may not need one for school. If not, you probably will have to shell $386 for one Epi pack, as school personnel is trained to use Epipens only (say thanks to Mylan Pharma for that). A patient has to have one pack (2 doses) available anytime and 2 packs (4 doses) in places where medical help may not be available within 15 to 20 min., like camps, travels, hiking trips, etc.
    I'd just like to clarify; school stock epi-pens are for unknown allergies and true emergencies only. Mylan provides 1 set of each dose of epi-pen for any school with a doctor's order. These are NOT to replace a set that should be brought in by a parent.

    I understand that cost is a MAJOR issue. I send out a blast to all of families with allergic children containing all of the info for Mylan's prescription savings card. I had 2 parents call me, just today, to tell me that they received 2 sets of pens for $0 copay with the coupon.

  • Sep 25 '16

    Hi everyone! Thanks for all the advice and support! The contract in my district has an out written in it for budget reducing due to cuts and low enrollment! I decided to go with the great advice here and look for another position. I interviewed at a nearby elementary school (1-5) and they offered me a full time position! So for the next couple of weeks I need to book it and get my current school ready to be sans nurse until they can find someone willing to do the position part time and then I get to hit the ground running (already weeks behind) at my new school. Not the most ideal situation but it is what it is.

    The new school has a little bit more of a mixed demographic and is MUCH larger, so it will have it's own challenges but hey, we're school nurses-- it's what we do, right?

  • Sep 7 '16

    I am baffled by the mentality of some of the posters here... Several posts ruminate on liability while others attempt to negate the validity of research merely because it is conducted outside of the US. Sorry to spoil the the chauvinistic beliefs of some of the people here, but please cite evidence supporting the assumption that the US is the epitome of empirical literature and medicine, and thus all research conducted out of its boarders is therefore automatically obsolete and inherently flawed.

    As for the purported liability - again, another hyped-up motif all too common in American culture. As stated, this is a valid alternative to the epi-pen, albeit, as the OP admitted, it has its drawbacks. That being said, due to the current price-gouging of the EpiPen, many will have to go without, and thus this method is definitely better than nothing at all. Moreover, the OP made a great point in that the prescriber will be responsible for any liability that might exist (if any) if a person were to inject the incorrect dose for example.

    /Rant

  • Jun 30 '16

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Unlike those two substances, birth control is legal on both state and federal levels AND is a prescribed medication. I can just imagine the outrage if an employer refused to hire those who used it under a physicians care. And yet, I can imagine it happening, considering news stories like hobby lobby and the cake shop who said their religious views precluded them from making a cake for a gay wedding.

    What if THAT substance was a barrier to employment, like other substances apparently can be for certain jobs?

    It was not intended so much hyperbole as it was hypothetical.
    I can THEORETICALLY see employees that work for a specific religious institution, e.g. a Catholic school, having to sign contracts about them abiding by specific Catholic values, but my experience with conservative institutions is that those agreements have no teeth anyway. The expense to figuring out if an employee is on birth control just because they oppose it would be kind of ridiculous. I don't see it happening, even IF they could skate by legally.

    I do see a major difference between nicotine/marijuana issues and the Hobby Lobby BC/No homo baker situations and the BC situation you're envisioning. The stance of Catholic/religious employers was that they oppose birth control for religious reasons, so they do not believe they should be financially responsible for facilitating birth control for their employees. If homosexuality is against a baker's religion, they are wanting the right to not facilitate a gay wedding. Those people and companies are not wanting to SPONSOR a specific thing that is against their moral code. That's not the same thing as them hunting people down and prying BCPs or wedding cakes out of the hands of people they disagree with.

  • Jun 28 '16

    It is not unusual to start a new job with a vacation planned in advance. Let them know about the vacation ASAP. I would have made it known upon offer so that it could be recorded.

    as for wisdom teeth, just try to get a stretch of days off and schedule it on day off number 1.

  • Jun 28 '16

    Good luck on your first job. Sounds like you have a good outlook and should do well. I had my teeth out and only needed 1-2 days recovery.

  • Jun 28 '16

    Quote from El465
    I spent all day preparing myself to get a "no" from them, and I've concluded that this isnt the end of the world.

    Good standing at my very first nursing job is worth more than this one missed vacation, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    Thank you you for the info about the wisdom teeth. I'm going to try to have them removed asap but I'm happy to know that if I have to get them removed, I won't be impaired on the job after a couple of days of recovery.
    Very mature outlook! Congrats on the first job- you've got the long-term picture in mind.


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