Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 26,602 Views
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We had a funny and charming gentleman who was bopping his way up to the nurses' station. On his head was a sharp fedora hat.
The charge looks up and exclaims, "Well, look at that hat! Hey, are you a detective? You Dick Tracy or something?"
The pt grinned from ear to ear, slapped his hand down on the desk, leans in and exclaims, "Well, I don't know about Tracy but I have the ****!!"
We all split a gut!
I am on a kick right now so please bare with me.
I LOATHE nurses talking $h*t about CNAs. I LOATHE nurses and administrators acting as if the job of the aide is ignorant, monkey work. I LOATHE that they are still being called nursing assitance. Lets take a stand for our CO-WORKERS. Reform, reform, reform. Start 1st with title change. I like Patient Care Technician. Or maybe Nurse Technician. Opinions?
Scrubs really are the best way to go on a geri unit.
They usually cost less than street clothes and they can usually take a good wash in hot water better than street clothes.
The elderly women, especially, love the bright and pretty designs that are available.
I would also recommend good shoes that are non-slip and can be wiped down with Sani-wipes.
You will deal with bodily fluids on a geri unit.
I have had my shoes piddled on more than I care to think.
It seems like you can't go wrong with nice clean, ironed and well-fitting scrubs.
I know that scarves are really popular right now, and I do love them, but leave that fashion statement at home.
I see this waaaaaay too much and it's foolish to supply a weapon to an angry pt!
Our bodies are in some pretty awkward positions when we are in codes, fighting w/ a combative pt.
Some of the male pts also seriously lack boundaries and social skills, so if you don't want some "creepy" man commenting on your gams, then you'd be wise to stick to pants.
Just use your brain:
Is there anything I'm wearing that can be used as a weapon against me?
Is what I'm wearing going to keep me from "getting away" from someone in a hurry?
Is what I'm wearing practical?
Do I look professional?
If our patients' families get too intrusive, we kick them out.
Sometimes they even get banned.
Psych has a few good points, anyway.
If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
I was an inpatient psych nurse. Yes. We allowed the patients to keep their head coverings for religious reasons. If there was any concern about their immediate safety, they would be put on a 1:1... as would anyone that had special reasons (whatever they might be) that required an allowance outside the norm.
When working pvt duty or hospice you don't have the luxury of another person. When working alone one learns how important the Hoyer lift can be.
Do you realize that this thread has been going since June of 2005? This thread is practically twelve years old.
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