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    It'll take just one pharmacy employee getting their panties in a wad about this and all heck will break loose on nursing. Some people can get very protective when they think nursing is stepping over into their space.

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    Cuttykupcake, 1heart2lungs, lpndeb, and 19 others like this.

    I never said that I speak for everyone else because I don't. BUT neither do you. And I am done with this conversation and with you. You are not looking for information, but are trying to push on others your own opinion. My suggestion is for you to stop working with adolescents before your bias hurts a kid psychologically.

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    Quote from nursingaround1
    One girl is struggling with her gender, and now 3 girls who are all friends of the first girl, think they are trans and have asked the doctor for hormones.

    Two of these girls have issues eg self harm (cutting) and playing with eating disorders.

    It appears some young teenagers are substituting typical self-harm strategies with a new way to self harm, and this is to try and change gender.

    The UK has gone from 50 gender dysphoria cases a year to over 2000. This is a lie. This has come about because children are being told they can be the opposite gender, and that gender is a social construct.

    This is a danger to children, and I'm dealing with it at work.

    Can anyone else see the harm this ******** is causing?
    Hand me some popcorn please. As the parent of an adult transgender male, how dare you be so judgmental. My son had lots of long term professional therapy to explore his feelings before even starting the hormone process. When he "came out" I'd never seen him so happy, relieved, and empowered.
    Any Dr that would start hormonal therapy, especially on an under-aged individual without deep exploration, is not fit to practice medicine.
    You are speaking of things you don't know enough about and it makes you sound ignorant. Ever wonder why the suicidal statistics are so high for the LGBTQ community???

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    I'm an xNFP. I mostly test as an ENFP, but have gotten INFP before. I'm on the border of an extrovert/introvert

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    I've been nursing a long time and after experiencing a bazillion shifts running my a** off only to see support staff sitting and shopping online, reading books, playing on their cell phones...I'm sick of it. I should not have to 'baby' other working adults and I should not have to prove to them that I'm 'really busy' so they will do the job they are paid to do. I respect those with a good work ethic. I'm reliable and friendly. But I will not enable another adult. I'll help when I can, but DO NOT tell me "no" while playing on your phone. I won't argue about it and for the patient's sake, I'll take care of it myself. But I will report it and will lose my respect for them.
    I have stayed overtime many, many times making sure the patients get excellent care, but I very rarely see support staff do so. I do not think that it is too much to ask someone to do their job.
    And since I'm on a rant, I'm sick of the nursing mindset that we are martyrs. Anything that another healthcare provider doesn't want to do becomes the nurses responsibility. Seems the only ones held accountable are the nurses; not transport, not dietary, not EVS, not radiology, not CNAs, and management encourages it. Reality is that one person (the nurse) cannot do everything by themselves. If management wants it that way, then decrease the patient ratios so nursing is able to do it all. Otherwise, hold ALL staff members responsible for their job duties.

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    BrendaH84, mso819, brandy1017, and 3 others like this.

    Thank you OP, I have a renewed appreciation for my job

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    Kitiger and Crush like this.

    Several employers in my area starting nicotine testing when the economy dropped around '08 and they had alot of surplus nurses applying for positions. I'm a smoker so I just didn't apply to those hospitals. I personally don't smoke on the way to or at work ever. I don't smoke after I put my scrubs on and I keep them in a closed bag immediately after washing. But I do this for my patient's comfort. So far I've never had trouble finding work and as far as I'm concerned, it's the testing hospitals loss. I'm a good nurse, a good employee, and have tons of experience. I figure the employers can do whatever they want, but I also have the right to pick who I will work for.

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    ruby_jane and Kitiger like this.

    The five rights have served me well for years and years. Don't think I'll be memorizing the 7,8,or 14 rights; seems like overkill.

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    Here.I.Stand likes this.

    Quote from ChryssyD
    As a former smoker I can tell you that there is no such thing as too cold to smoke. The addiction to nicotine will enable you to endure almost anything--freezing temperatures are not a deterrent. So the aides will just have to suck it up and supervise the residents, no matter how cold it is. It isn't fair, but as long as smoking is considered a right (as it should be, much as I hate to say it), we'll just have to accommodate it.

    Me, I work in a state facility where neither staff nor patients can smoke. Smoking is legal, so I'm a little uncomfortable with the situation, but, again, as a former smoker, I'm not totally unhappy. Smoking is bad. It really is. But, as long as it's legal, can we really forbid people their right? I don't know...
    Smoking is legal, but all businesses have the right to allow it or not on their premises. I haven't worked where smoking was allowed in or around the outside of a facility since 1998. Besides, alot of non-nursing admission paperwork (financial agreements, etc) have a non-smoking disclaimer that patient's must sign. Patient's can't be held against their will, but they certainly can be discharged for leaving.
    OP, sounds like you can maybe spearhead a new policy as related to weather. Talk to your supervisors.

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    Here.I.Stand and wendiwhiner like this.

    I'm sure that Joint Commission or state surveyors would have an issue with this weird plate idea. Tell that to the COO and owners, maybe then they'll cough up the money for disposable medication cups.
    You are supposed to verify medication compliance, therefore set up some medication pass rules. Things like a cup of water to take the pills followed by eating a cracker and drinking another cup of water. Have the client cough and do a mouth sweep with a penlight and tongue blade.
    I've never had an issue with a client picking up their medications with their hands, some like to pour them all in their palm from the cup before taking them. The GI system is not sterile and I've never heard anything, anywhere, that they can't touch their own medications.

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    Quote from debirn918
    My concern is this seems to be a texting issue. Dare I think someone else might be signing this nurse's name to texs and the additional 'proof'. Smear campaign could be occurring. If you have other, meaning objective proof, then yes you need to report to appropriate persons. The Nuse Practice Act in my state requires this. To me, it seems kind of strange that the info is supposedly coming from this nurse, but it is from different phones. Think hard and maybe speak to her in person. Be safe and let us know the result.
    Heck no! Do not meet up with this person to speak with her. Sounds like they may be stalking you. I'd stay as far away as possible and tell those I know that I do not want to discuss her in any way, shape, or form.

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    brownbook, Christy1019, abbnurse, and 5 others like this.

    Ok dog lovers, I'm going to show one of my pet peeves. I know most people are kidding, but talking negatively about cats really upsets me. My cats are my fur babies and I love them just as much as you love your dogs. I worked with a nurse once that worshiped her dog but spoke about how she should of "run over the cat that ran in front of my car this morning." I became very angry with her and wondered how she would have felt if I had said the same type of thing about a dog. Someone on here mentioned that dogs are good because they chase cats, well that really sucks. My cat was killed by a frickin' dog several years ago and it hurts me the same way as it would to someone with a beloved dog that was brutally attached and killed. Perhaps I'm overreacting, but the crap talk about cats pushes my buttons. If cats aren't your thing, fine. But stop saying hateful things about them.

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    No you should not get ACLS certified, even if it is possible (I have no idea). ACLS procedures would not be allowed to be done by you; you couldn't push IV medications, read EKG strips on your own and recognize heart rhythms.

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    Kitiger, amoLucia, and rn1965 like this.

    Quote from amoLucia
    off on a tangent - anyone remember when they used to have separate dining rooms for the physicians? Like does anyplace still have them?
    The last hospital I worked at had separate dining rooms for Dr's and all of us 'unwashed masses.' This was in 2015 and a hospital in a large, urban area. I peeked in once when a Dr. was coming out and it looked like they had free food in there too

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    rn1965 likes this.

    WTH...stolen gummi bears, candy porn????