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  • Aug 27

    Quote from nurseredd
    Thank you all so much for your responses As the charge nurse I do have the authority to discipline & write the CNA up, which I will be doing tomorrow when I see her. Additionally, state BON responded, of course stating CNA's can most certainly change leg bag to bedside bag.

    I'm curious to hear how she responds. She can't argue with the BON. Will you give us an update?

  • Aug 27

    Don't do nursing if your heart isn't in it.
    I'm in OB now and should graduate in July... but not likely.
    I HATE it.
    I'm NO nurse.
    Sorry I started it and only my pride keeping me going for the sake of the achievement.
    Do what you enjoy!
    You WILL get out of bed for it if you really want it!!!

  • Aug 25

    Quote from nursejoy1
    While she was demonstrating trach care, she placed the monitor on the mannequin's finger. I heard the RT gasp and say "This dummy has a pulse and a sat" I laughed and she said "No, really." I went over and looked and there really were numbers on the display. I removed the monitor and replaced it on the mannequin's finger again, and again, there were numbers on the readout. It was very weird.
    That freaks me out. I hate mannequins! Thank you, Twilight Zone:

    "Marcia!"
    "Maaarcia!"
    "Maaaaaaaaarciaaaaaaaaa....."



    (Okay, that clip has a little bonus at the very end, which I could have done without, but there ya go )

  • Aug 25

    Quote from Alicee
    I've seen a lot of nurses who obviously hate their jobs and are extremely rude to patients, so in my opinion I feel like you do need to have some sort of passion or motivation for doing it.
    Others have pointed out the possibility of burn-out. I'd also like to point out the possibility that maybe those nurses just happen to be rude-- and would continue to be rude-- even if they worked in another field.

    You also don't know what's going on with those nurses. Their life could be really really crappy at the moment. I always hear people excusing patients from their negative behaviors because "oh, they're not well"... well how about extending that compassion back to the nurse for a change? I'm sure if you met these nurses on a better day, your opinion of them might be much different.

    And I have to ask anyone who's on this "passion" bandwagon... what does this exactly mean? Making it #1 in their life? Living and breathing it 24 hours a day? Being a martyr to it? Working for free? Hell no. If you really loved nursing-- and yourself-- you would not would not do any of those things.

  • Aug 24

    Quote from nurseredd
    Thank you all so much for your responses As the charge nurse I do have the authority to discipline & write the CNA up, which I will be doing tomorrow when I see her. Additionally, state BON responded, of course stating CNA's can most certainly change leg bag to bedside bag.

    I'm curious to hear how she responds. She can't argue with the BON. Will you give us an update?

  • Aug 23

    Quote from Alicee
    I've seen a lot of nurses who obviously hate their jobs and are extremely rude to patients, so in my opinion I feel like you do need to have some sort of passion or motivation for doing it.
    Others have pointed out the possibility of burn-out. I'd also like to point out the possibility that maybe those nurses just happen to be rude-- and would continue to be rude-- even if they worked in another field.

    You also don't know what's going on with those nurses. Their life could be really really crappy at the moment. I always hear people excusing patients from their negative behaviors because "oh, they're not well"... well how about extending that compassion back to the nurse for a change? I'm sure if you met these nurses on a better day, your opinion of them might be much different.

    And I have to ask anyone who's on this "passion" bandwagon... what does this exactly mean? Making it #1 in their life? Living and breathing it 24 hours a day? Being a martyr to it? Working for free? Hell no. If you really loved nursing-- and yourself-- you would not would not do any of those things.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from Alicee
    I've seen a lot of nurses who obviously hate their jobs and are extremely rude to patients, so in my opinion I feel like you do need to have some sort of passion or motivation for doing it.
    Others have pointed out the possibility of burn-out. I'd also like to point out the possibility that maybe those nurses just happen to be rude-- and would continue to be rude-- even if they worked in another field.

    You also don't know what's going on with those nurses. Their life could be really really crappy at the moment. I always hear people excusing patients from their negative behaviors because "oh, they're not well"... well how about extending that compassion back to the nurse for a change? I'm sure if you met these nurses on a better day, your opinion of them might be much different.

    And I have to ask anyone who's on this "passion" bandwagon... what does this exactly mean? Making it #1 in their life? Living and breathing it 24 hours a day? Being a martyr to it? Working for free? Hell no. If you really loved nursing-- and yourself-- you would not would not do any of those things.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from Alicee
    I've seen a lot of nurses who obviously hate their jobs and are extremely rude to patients, so in my opinion I feel like you do need to have some sort of passion or motivation for doing it.
    Others have pointed out the possibility of burn-out. I'd also like to point out the possibility that maybe those nurses just happen to be rude-- and would continue to be rude-- even if they worked in another field.

    You also don't know what's going on with those nurses. Their life could be really really crappy at the moment. I always hear people excusing patients from their negative behaviors because "oh, they're not well"... well how about extending that compassion back to the nurse for a change? I'm sure if you met these nurses on a better day, your opinion of them might be much different.

    And I have to ask anyone who's on this "passion" bandwagon... what does this exactly mean? Making it #1 in their life? Living and breathing it 24 hours a day? Being a martyr to it? Working for free? Hell no. If you really loved nursing-- and yourself-- you would not would not do any of those things.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from Alicee
    I've seen a lot of nurses who obviously hate their jobs and are extremely rude to patients, so in my opinion I feel like you do need to have some sort of passion or motivation for doing it.
    Others have pointed out the possibility of burn-out. I'd also like to point out the possibility that maybe those nurses just happen to be rude-- and would continue to be rude-- even if they worked in another field.

    You also don't know what's going on with those nurses. Their life could be really really crappy at the moment. I always hear people excusing patients from their negative behaviors because "oh, they're not well"... well how about extending that compassion back to the nurse for a change? I'm sure if you met these nurses on a better day, your opinion of them might be much different.

    And I have to ask anyone who's on this "passion" bandwagon... what does this exactly mean? Making it #1 in their life? Living and breathing it 24 hours a day? Being a martyr to it? Working for free? Hell no. If you really loved nursing-- and yourself-- you would not would not do any of those things.

  • Aug 22

    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    DGD to nurse: "Grandpa's not doing very well tonight. His doctors told me he's at death's door."
    Nurse: "I'm sure sorry. Hope they can pull him through."
    Booooooooo!



    (Yes, it took me a moment for it to click.)

    ********************************************
    Okay, here is a bad one I did.

    It was a spoonerism.

    (I think I posted it here on AN a couple years ago, but I'll toss it out there again.)

    Anyway...

    We were passing out the dinners to the residents in the dining room.
    The kitchen was serving pork chops.
    Well, the pork chops tended to be rather tough and dry, but lo-and-behold!
    It just so happened that on this particular night, the pork chops were actually juicy and tender.

    For some reason, I was really really excited by this and I exclaim... rather loudly... for my hard-of-hearing resident,

    "Ooooh! Look, Loretta!
    They porked the cook good!"




    Now, you tell me how that goes over when your co-workers are all a bunch silly young girls and two saucy young fellas...
    Oh, and of course, there's family in there too.

    I didn't live that one down for a long time!

  • Aug 18

    Quote from needlesmcgeeRN
    Years ago I worked in a LTCF. One morning as I was getting ready for work, I had a thought cross my mind out of nowhere: Mr. Smith died. When I got to work that morning, I found out that Mr. Smith had died. Not a ghost story, maybe...but it still gave me a chill.

    I did private duty for a lady who was a hoot. I loved taking care of her! Anyway, after tucking her into bed after our usual night together, I gave her peck on the forehead and said, "Goodbye, Marie". Her daughter gave me an odd look, but gave me a quick hug and I headed home.

    That night, I awoke from a sound sleep around 1:00 am and very abruptly thought, "Marie's in a better place now." Then I thought, "That was a weird!" I wondered for a moment, thought, "naaah" and after thinking about Marie for a bit, went back to sleep.

    The next day, Marie's daughter called me to tell me Marie had passed away. I was flabbergasted as it was unexpected. I told the daughter how I had woken up, the time and my thought. Yep... she died around 1:00am. We both had chills!

    Her daughter then told me, "You realize you said 'goodbye' to Mom instead of 'goodnight' last night". It was true and that's why she gave me that funny look! I had never said "goodbye" before.

    The only thing I can honestly figure is that with all my prior experience in taking care of the elderly and dying, somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain, I picked up something very subtle. I think that makes more sense than to think Marie would reach out to me, but who knows?

  • Aug 16

    I had that same scenario when I was doing my ICU rotation.
    I saw the IV and almost bolted to get a nurse.
    Eh hem...
    I stopped myself and thought, "You dumb ***! YOU ARE the nurse!"
    Can I have an eyeroll, please.
    I took care of it and was so glad I got myself together before I made a fool of myself.

  • Aug 16

    I had that same scenario when I was doing my ICU rotation.
    I saw the IV and almost bolted to get a nurse.
    Eh hem...
    I stopped myself and thought, "You dumb ***! YOU ARE the nurse!"
    Can I have an eyeroll, please.
    I took care of it and was so glad I got myself together before I made a fool of myself.

  • Aug 15

    I also have hypothyroidism. I use Dove, Olay or Caress. I prefer bars over body wash because I love the texture of a nice beauty bar! I also apply pure coconut oil to my skin after my bath or shower, which is awesome. A (very) wee dollop of the coconut oil to the hair also helps with the dry brittleness.

  • Aug 9

    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    DGD to nurse: "Grandpa's not doing very well tonight. His doctors told me he's at death's door."
    Nurse: "I'm sure sorry. Hope they can pull him through."
    Booooooooo!



    (Yes, it took me a moment for it to click.)

    ********************************************
    Okay, here is a bad one I did.

    It was a spoonerism.

    (I think I posted it here on AN a couple years ago, but I'll toss it out there again.)

    Anyway...

    We were passing out the dinners to the residents in the dining room.
    The kitchen was serving pork chops.
    Well, the pork chops tended to be rather tough and dry, but lo-and-behold!
    It just so happened that on this particular night, the pork chops were actually juicy and tender.

    For some reason, I was really really excited by this and I exclaim... rather loudly... for my hard-of-hearing resident,

    "Ooooh! Look, Loretta!
    They porked the cook good!"




    Now, you tell me how that goes over when your co-workers are all a bunch silly young girls and two saucy young fellas...
    Oh, and of course, there's family in there too.

    I didn't live that one down for a long time!


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