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  • Jul 28

    There is one scene from Grey's that I recall them attempting to delineate roles and duties. It was when Dr. Yang pissed off a nurse and then she got paged to do all the bedpans.

    I laughed because that would never happen, but it is true to not piss off the nurses.

  • Jul 28

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    I really enjoy watching Code Black and am looking forward to its return in the fall, but I sure wish they would put more CNAs on there. That part of the show is NOT real at all. Also, what healthcare professional cleans up the messes, Isn't it usually housekeeping? ...
    I love that show. Definitely hope they don't cancel it as it is one of the few medical dramas with realistic scenes to show what an ER really looks like.

    We don't have CNA's in our ER. And housekeeping is only a 05-1700 job. We do clean up the messes.

  • Jul 27

    What nursing or medical pet peeves drive you bonkers in movies or on TV?
    I find myself yelling at the tv and huffing about how wrong they got everything.
    For example, when people rip out their IV's but don't bleed. Or ETT that are not taped down. AT ALL. Or when they shock a flatline. Or when nurses and doctors run for even the most minor things. Code patients who wake up looking refreshed and alert/oriented. Oh! And when doctors do things like start IVs or clean up vomit (yeah, right).

    What about you?
    TV/movie pet peeves?
    Best/worst medical shows?

  • Jul 26

    Just to let you know:

  • Jul 26

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    got into the wrong stuff.
    Now Fran- you know right and wrong are relative...

  • Jul 25

    My Dad was amazing. He helped raise six Kids, worked 68 hours a week as a Welder, ran a small farm, and still found time to pursue a hobby most would find boring.

    Dad's hobby was to be on the lookout for one special kind of nuisance.

  • Jul 25

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    Well now I need some help er advice.Please read my message N help me pleeze
    If not help, about some empathy?

  • Jul 24

    Absolutely! One size does not fit all. Couldn't agree with you more.
    RN, BSN, MSN, Nursing Faculty member

  • Jul 22

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    OH please help me... What can I do?
    You could confront your Doctor with the facts, Fran.

    But then again, your Doctor may believe you to be a real nuisance!

  • Jul 22

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    OH please help me, My doctor told me,,, What can I do?
    Well, here's an idea, but your Doctor might think you're being a real nuisance...

  • Jul 19

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    Well that's a terrible thing to do to such a famous person as you!
    That's very something of you, Fran!

  • Jul 19

    Quote from Davey Do
    Actions always speak louder than words.
    And I interpreted this RN's actions to say this:

  • Jul 16

    When my father was in the final stages of renal cancer after having been in denial for the better part of a year, I was called emergently to be at his bedside. We lived acros the country from one another, and the last time I spoke to him, approx. a month earlier, I was told in a very chipper voice that all was well. I was an LVN in my final semesters of completing my education for RN. One red-eye flight later, my heart racing the entire time, I went directly to the hospital from the airport to find him in the ICU on a ventilator. No one could seem to give me a straight answer. My step-mother was a bag of tears sobbing almost constantly and barely able to speak. I immediately asked for a care conference with his physicians. I was then told he had only been in their care a little over a week, as he fired his previous group of physicians and so they didn't know that much about him. Imagine making the decision under those circumstances with no Advance Directive etc...? All was on me as other family members had no clue, and me, the "Nurse" in the family (not quite), was looked to as if I would/should know what to do. My father's denial robbed everyone from having the support they needed throughout the process, and robbed himself from, well...everything he could have had to alleviate his own suffering. I felt bad for his doctors and nurses trying to do what was best with one arm tied behind their backs. I learned a tremendous amount through that very painful, insecure, confusing situation. We "let him go". It took the better part of a week which was agonizing. The week he "gave us", was actually a good thing as we had time to adjust, grieve, support one another, and come to acceptance.

  • Jul 16

    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    Please know that my post was not intended to be selfish, so I hope nobody took it that way. Being so sick when I was, took its toll on my family and friends. I have apologized many times for putting them through that.

    I too have witnessed many deaths, including finding people deceased when I arrived at their homes. I tried CPR on one, and an ambulance corps crew from the other residence area took over for the other one.

    I worked in a nursing home and loved caring for those people, It always hurt when they died, some more than others. In fact, one was a 9 year old boy who died in the ICU post MVA. That incident still remains in my mind.

    The thing that gets me the most is the appearance each person has when their soul leaves their bodies. They look so different. You just know there is just a body that's left there.

    I didn't take your post as selfish. I did see the connection between your story and OP. It does sound like you can use some support, thoughi hope all is well now.

  • Jul 16

    Terrible tragedies are such nuisances!


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