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AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P 17,223 Views

Joined Oct 24, '06. AnnieOaklyRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has 'Previously ER RN, 17 years in EMS (yes, I still love it) , IV RN 8 months!' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'IV RN, (911) Paramedic'. Posts: 1,893 (30% Liked) Likes: 1,917

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  • Jun 20

    I would tell this doctor that he needed to provide medications and care to the patient since I am a monkey.

    Annie

  • Jun 12

    The most painful part of an IV stick is putting it through the skin. Sometimes kids and babies, unfortunately, must experience pain in order to make them better. It is less painful to salvage a stick than to start a whole new one in my opinion. Most kids are more upset and crying because you are holding them down!

    HPRN

  • Jun 12

    NO school is worth putting yourself in so much debt that you cannot afford to live after you get out of school! Go to the cheapest accredited school, don't pay for 'brand'!


    Annie

  • Jun 11

    I would say no, don't even reach out. You have to have professional boundaries for your own wellbeing! Don't get to emotionally involved with patients and families or you may start having emotional problems related to the loss or stress.

    You helped them already as a nurse. Draw the line now and let them grieve as a family.

    Annie

  • Jun 4

    I would say no, don't even reach out. You have to have professional boundaries for your own wellbeing! Don't get to emotionally involved with patients and families or you may start having emotional problems related to the loss or stress.

    You helped them already as a nurse. Draw the line now and let them grieve as a family.

    Annie

  • May 31

    I could never understand why nurses and everyone else OBSESS about high BP! Yes it's high, is it going to kill him right now NO it isn't. What do you think it's doing to the patient when you are in taking his BP every 10 minutes, it's making him nervous and worry, add that in with being in pain and nervous and stressed about being in a hospital!

    For god sakes people, STOP obsessing about high BP. Yes it may harm someone over a period of years, but right now it isn't going to kill them, but obsessing about it may!!!!

  • May 30

    Hi,

    Here is my story which is very similar to yours.

    I live alone and have since I turned 29, I am 38 now, and you know what? I LOVE it. I get home from a long shift I can come home and have no worries about bothering someone else or them bothering me. I hate the TV so I don't have to worry about someone else watching it with the volume cranked (like nails down a chalkboard for me).

    I worked as a medic and then decided to go to nursing school, I graduated with my ASN in 2007, got a job immediately as a new grad making a fairly decent wage (about 25.00 and hour). I was 29 and had lived with my mom all of my life, and realized that it was finally time to leave the nest now that I was done school for the time being.

    I decided I really didn't want to rent and pay someone else's mortgage, so I looked online to see if there were any places for sale that i might be able to afford to buy. A small condo would be ideal at this point in my life I thought. I had no idea how much my actual take home pay would be since I hadn't even started to work as a nurse yet, but I did the math and figured I could afford a place for around 150 K. I searched online and came across a brand new condo development with garden style condos. I went with my mom and looked at them, they were very nice, and priced around 156K. Perfect! I picked out the colors of the rugs, cabinets etc, all while being extremely nervous as to whether or not I would even be able to afford the place. I was scared ******** because not only was I taking on a mortgage, but I had to pay utilities which I never had to deal with. Also if anything broke, like the hot water heater or the furnace, I couldn't call a landlord to fix it. I payed my mom around 400 a month for rent and that was it.

    I began my new nursing job in August and closed on my condo on 9/21/07. Here I am almost 9 years later... I am doing fine and have more than enough money every month (of course my pay has gone up too), although I will add I reverted back to working on the ambulance because I am not a huge fan of being a nurse. When I made the choice to buy a home I also considered that I had an additional career I could fall back on if the nursing job didn't work out. I also had a per-deim job as a medic on top of my nursing job, so I could increase my pay if I needed too.

    I am happy here, but the downside to buying a home is that you have to worry about selling it if you want to move into a bigger home or to a different place. I am in the process of putting my condo on the market now and it has been EXTREMELY stressful. I suggest if you are not sure you want to stay in a certain area for at least 10 years you don't buy a place, just rent, until you are ready to settle down. On the upside I make 92K a year and would end up owing about 1500+ in taxes every year, but because I own a home I can make deductions and end up getting money back instead, so that has been worth it!!

    Needless to say my 1100 square foot condo was lonely with just me in it. I had friends and family that would visit of course, but it was missing something. I was used to having the companionship of a pet. I went off to the animal shelter and picked up two kittens a few months after moving in. They are still here and doing well, although I must say they will be my last cats, as they are a lot of work and I'm not a fan of having a cat litter box in such a small place. Anyway, the whole pet thing is something you have to decide is right for you. They are A LOT of work, and you need to be able to provide for them even when you are exhausted from work. I would say try living on your own first. I got cats because I work long shifts on the ambulance and I would not have time for a dog. I got two cats so they would at least have the company of each other when I am not there. I also have a parrotlet and he is the bomb! He is awesome, doesn't smell, easy to clean his cage, he comes out and stays with me where ever I go, and best of all he talks up a storm, but he doesn't scream like a large parrot would! He is the cutest funniest thing!

    My advise to you is to find a job as a nurse and make sure you like nursing BEFORE you get your own place, even if it is just renting for now. You don't want to get trapped in a job you hate. Then when you are ready go for it, get a place to live on your own, you won't have regrets. I say stay closer to family when you first move out on your own, just my opinion.

    Good luck!

    Annie

  • May 29

    I could never understand why nurses and everyone else OBSESS about high BP! Yes it's high, is it going to kill him right now NO it isn't. What do you think it's doing to the patient when you are in taking his BP every 10 minutes, it's making him nervous and worry, add that in with being in pain and nervous and stressed about being in a hospital!

    For god sakes people, STOP obsessing about high BP. Yes it may harm someone over a period of years, but right now it isn't going to kill them, but obsessing about it may!!!!

  • May 29

    I would say no, don't even reach out. You have to have professional boundaries for your own wellbeing! Don't get to emotionally involved with patients and families or you may start having emotional problems related to the loss or stress.

    You helped them already as a nurse. Draw the line now and let them grieve as a family.

    Annie

  • May 29

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I'm mighty jealous of you all. See- not only have I never lived alone, I've never- in my whole life- had my own ROOM. I slept in a crib in my parent's room as a baby, had sisters to share w/ since the age of 14 months, went to college(roomie) and got married (Mr. MaryJean) and then had four kids.

    I'm now 61- still have two college kids at home and really, really really want my own space!
    No wonder you are "mean"!!

  • May 29

    Hi,

    Here is my story which is very similar to yours.

    I live alone and have since I turned 29, I am 38 now, and you know what? I LOVE it. I get home from a long shift I can come home and have no worries about bothering someone else or them bothering me. I hate the TV so I don't have to worry about someone else watching it with the volume cranked (like nails down a chalkboard for me).

    I worked as a medic and then decided to go to nursing school, I graduated with my ASN in 2007, got a job immediately as a new grad making a fairly decent wage (about 25.00 and hour). I was 29 and had lived with my mom all of my life, and realized that it was finally time to leave the nest now that I was done school for the time being.

    I decided I really didn't want to rent and pay someone else's mortgage, so I looked online to see if there were any places for sale that i might be able to afford to buy. A small condo would be ideal at this point in my life I thought. I had no idea how much my actual take home pay would be since I hadn't even started to work as a nurse yet, but I did the math and figured I could afford a place for around 150 K. I searched online and came across a brand new condo development with garden style condos. I went with my mom and looked at them, they were very nice, and priced around 156K. Perfect! I picked out the colors of the rugs, cabinets etc, all while being extremely nervous as to whether or not I would even be able to afford the place. I was scared ******** because not only was I taking on a mortgage, but I had to pay utilities which I never had to deal with. Also if anything broke, like the hot water heater or the furnace, I couldn't call a landlord to fix it. I payed my mom around 400 a month for rent and that was it.

    I began my new nursing job in August and closed on my condo on 9/21/07. Here I am almost 9 years later... I am doing fine and have more than enough money every month (of course my pay has gone up too), although I will add I reverted back to working on the ambulance because I am not a huge fan of being a nurse. When I made the choice to buy a home I also considered that I had an additional career I could fall back on if the nursing job didn't work out. I also had a per-deim job as a medic on top of my nursing job, so I could increase my pay if I needed too.

    I am happy here, but the downside to buying a home is that you have to worry about selling it if you want to move into a bigger home or to a different place. I am in the process of putting my condo on the market now and it has been EXTREMELY stressful. I suggest if you are not sure you want to stay in a certain area for at least 10 years you don't buy a place, just rent, until you are ready to settle down. On the upside I make 92K a year and would end up owing about 1500+ in taxes every year, but because I own a home I can make deductions and end up getting money back instead, so that has been worth it!!

    Needless to say my 1100 square foot condo was lonely with just me in it. I had friends and family that would visit of course, but it was missing something. I was used to having the companionship of a pet. I went off to the animal shelter and picked up two kittens a few months after moving in. They are still here and doing well, although I must say they will be my last cats, as they are a lot of work and I'm not a fan of having a cat litter box in such a small place. Anyway, the whole pet thing is something you have to decide is right for you. They are A LOT of work, and you need to be able to provide for them even when you are exhausted from work. I would say try living on your own first. I got cats because I work long shifts on the ambulance and I would not have time for a dog. I got two cats so they would at least have the company of each other when I am not there. I also have a parrotlet and he is the bomb! He is awesome, doesn't smell, easy to clean his cage, he comes out and stays with me where ever I go, and best of all he talks up a storm, but he doesn't scream like a large parrot would! He is the cutest funniest thing!

    My advise to you is to find a job as a nurse and make sure you like nursing BEFORE you get your own place, even if it is just renting for now. You don't want to get trapped in a job you hate. Then when you are ready go for it, get a place to live on your own, you won't have regrets. I say stay closer to family when you first move out on your own, just my opinion.

    Good luck!

    Annie

  • May 28

    I would say no, don't even reach out. You have to have professional boundaries for your own wellbeing! Don't get to emotionally involved with patients and families or you may start having emotional problems related to the loss or stress.

    You helped them already as a nurse. Draw the line now and let them grieve as a family.

    Annie

  • May 28

    I would say no, don't even reach out. You have to have professional boundaries for your own wellbeing! Don't get to emotionally involved with patients and families or you may start having emotional problems related to the loss or stress.

    You helped them already as a nurse. Draw the line now and let them grieve as a family.

    Annie

  • May 27

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I'm mighty jealous of you all. See- not only have I never lived alone, I've never- in my whole life- had my own ROOM. I slept in a crib in my parent's room as a baby, had sisters to share w/ since the age of 14 months, went to college(roomie) and got married (Mr. MaryJean) and then had four kids.

    I'm now 61- still have two college kids at home and really, really really want my own space!
    No wonder you are "mean"!!

  • May 25

    I could never understand why nurses and everyone else OBSESS about high BP! Yes it's high, is it going to kill him right now NO it isn't. What do you think it's doing to the patient when you are in taking his BP every 10 minutes, it's making him nervous and worry, add that in with being in pain and nervous and stressed about being in a hospital!

    For god sakes people, STOP obsessing about high BP. Yes it may harm someone over a period of years, but right now it isn't going to kill them, but obsessing about it may!!!!


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