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  • Feb 22
  • Feb 21

    OP, kudos for having compassion and considering the ethical concerns we encounter so often in this field.

  • Feb 21

    Quote from EllaBella1
    Just wait until someone rips a sock off in front of you, and you experience the wonders of dry foot flakes snowing down upon you/into your mouth/hair.
    YES. This is what gets me. Every. Single. Time.

  • Feb 21

    Quote from Scottishtape
    YES. This is what gets me. Every. Single. Time.
    "Elder dust"

  • Feb 21

    Just wait until someone rips a sock off in front of you, and you experience the wonders of dry foot flakes snowing down upon you/into your mouth/hair.

  • Feb 11

    Definitely enforce the call out rules but also consider examining morale. In my experience when people won't pick up OT or are calling out in large numbers its often the result of poor working conditions. Are they burnt out?

  • Feb 7

    Quote from Pythinia
    That's a lot of descriptive words you use on a patient... to deal with the immature, ignorant,abusive, manipulative, controlling, unstable bipolar,angry, and the never ending parade of nut jobs!

    Why don't you find another vocation?
    Oh, dear ... another enforcer heard from

    There is nothing professional or healthy about allowing oneself to become a doormat - or in trying to pretend that dealing with these behaviors is not emotionally draining.

    So, if you disapprove of the way the pp feels about the way some patients try to treat her, then why don't you find another site to troll.

  • Jan 22

    "emotionally unbalanced" or whatever. You can label however you want. This is a power tripping duo that is not going to change. You are not in with the in crowd, get out while the getting is good.

  • Jan 17

    Compassion fatigue and burnout are not one and the same.
    Research until the cows come home.

    The solution is safe staffing ratios.

  • Jan 11

    I'm in agreement that it's NON-VOICE noise that is the biggest problem.

    Respiratory carts, phlebotomy carts, vitals machines, ER stretchers, etc., all rattle down the halls and thump over the expansion joints / fire door jambs. Why can't they put rollerblade wheels on all those things so they glide quietly?

    Then you have the nurse phones, aide phones, and unit clerk phones.

    And the call lights, IV pump alarms, BiPAP/CPAP alarms, and constant bed alarms.

    And the doctors, charge nurses, respiratory therapists, and housekeepers all have beepers that go off at all hours of the night.

    And how about the tvs that are on MAX VOLUME because the LOLs and LOMs are deaf as a doorknob, and we can't close their door to muffle the sound because they're also a FALL RISK and we need to constantly be on the lookout for someone trying to go walkabout without permission.

    So, even if we get ALL of those things quieted down, we're still going in to give meds at 2030, then injecting them with heparin again at 2200, then waking them at 0000 for vitals, then waking them again at 0400 for vitals (if we didn't also wake them at 0200 for SoluMedrol or an antibiotic IVPB), then phlebotomy wakes them at 0500 for lab draws, then we're back in again at 0600 for "on an empty stomach" meds like Synthroid and Protonix, plus we have to shoot them in the belly with heparin again.


  • Jan 11

    No, not answering the phone is your right. I wouldn't let that make you feel bad. If they have staffing issues, you are not the answer to them all.

    Focus on studying and work as much as you need to and let the rest roll off your back.

    I regularly screen my calls. And don't answer.

  • Jan 1

    I hate the dreams where the hospital doesn't even look like my hospital or it's in a mall and the patient rooms are mixed in with shops. I wander around all day looking for my patients and can't find them or their meds, and for some crazy reason I never ask for help. Or, it's time to go home and I find out I had 8 patients I didn't even know about!

  • Jan 1

    I'm sure this is very common, but dreaming that at the end of a shift, I find out I had a patient I never knew about or saw once.

  • Dec 30 '16

    My manager - absolutely. Best manager I've ever had, even compared to non-healthcare jobs I've had. My employer - hell no. But That's been true of every job I've ever held, whether I was making sandwiches in fast food or saving lives in a hospital. C'est la vie.

  • Dec 29 '16

    the managing RN replied "there is nothing we can do because he has dementia, the best we can do is keep an eye on him"
    This is a truckload of bovine feces. Women -- vulnerable women -- are being sexually violated in their home, and they have every right to protection. Vulnerable adult reports must be made to adult protective services. Your gf is a mandated reporter, so it really doesn't matter what this supervising RN said. (Shame on the supervising RN, by the way. She knows about sexual violence being committed upon residents under her care, and she refuses to help them. "Keeping an eye on him" is not possible when each nurse is responsible for 30 residents. I don't use the phrase "shame on them" lightly, but truly, shame on her.)

    I believe that those being accused in reports can't be given the name(s) of those making the report, so she should be fine job-wise. Even if she wasn't though, could she really sleep at night knowing that she has allowed these women to be violated? Jobs are replaceable. People are not.