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  • Jul 21

    How did the pt respond?? You wrote so much but wrote nothing about how the pt responded.
    Not saying this lady was not experiencing a true issue, but I've seen some crazy things people do to get attention, drugs or admitted to the ICU.
    I have also given pts Ativan for resp issues, it does calm them down enough to help ease their breathing efforts. I have also given morphine for the same reason. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If she needed to be intubated, she was in the right place.
    Was the doc right, I have no clue, was he an ass, maybe. The ICU is a tough place to be and you will see lots of suffering if you stay.

  • Jul 20

    Quote from quiltynurse56
    And another old thread revived.
    I shouldn't have fed into it.. :P I just. Guh. I couldn't read that post and not...!

  • Jul 20

    Quote from sevensonnets
    The cooing and holding hands in the breakroom soon gets old and so you move to less public areas of the hospital thinking you'll have some privacy there to avoid being talked about and being scrutinized. But you will be and at least one of you will be counselled about your behavior and somebody loses their job because they're neglecting it. I have seen it happen more than once. It's never a good idea to date someone from work.
    Professionals do not coo and hold hands in the breakroom, or move the relationship to a private area. Professionals keep their private life and work life separate.
    I met a DH at work ( during a code no less). We dated, and eventually married. No counseling or job loss was required!

  • Jul 20

    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    You're coming across as a little creepy to me. Is it just me?? The detailed plans involving someone you "barely know" are strange.
    Comes across to me as a little shy, and afraid of rejection.

  • Jul 19

    Go for it. She may turn you down for coffee in the cafe, because she doesn't have time for a break. Just ask her if she would like to get together sometime.
    Who CARES if other hospital personnel see you and start "rumors" This is work, not junior high.

    Good luck!

  • Jul 19

    Quote from springchick1
    My question is what kind of nursing school and clinical sites did you attend where you don't know how to do this??
    The OP may very well know how to do this and doesn't realize it. Is it possible he/she learned it as different terminology? Not all clinical rotations give the same opportunities. I actually had very little exposure to IV's in general during my clinicals. Just the luck of the draw on the days I was there. Does that mean I went to an inferior school or am an inferior nurse? Yes, the OP should ask at work, but who knows, maybe he or she has been belittled for asking questions at work and is now feeling intimidated.

  • Jul 19

    Quote from sadiemae1123
    Gotta love election season. I just saw a Facebook post by someone running for office.
    Apparently he has such an amazing work ethic he continued to go to his job despite having a "really low sodium", a potassium level of 11.4, and being "really dehydrated".
    He even posted the time sheets to prove it. Not the labs though. [emoji57]

    Think I should vote for him?
    I think if he does end up posting the labs you should next demand the last calibration report from the lab for that machine.

  • Jul 19

    TSH in the 140's. Patient refused to believe she had a thyroid disorder and wouldn't take her meds.

  • Jul 19

    Tsh of 78.12. That was mine about 6 months ago.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from rnccf2007
    You know you have been a nurse too long, when one of parents deck you and you can't get up off the floor.
    LO, sorry, meant patients.

  • Jul 18

    You know you have been a nurse too long, when one of parents deck you and you can't get up off the floor.

  • Jul 18

    Oh my dear, I feel so bad for you. what a horrible experience. I know you will never forget this, but if it's any comfort to you at all, I know you did your level best in this case. You are a very kind, caring helpful nurse. God bless you.

  • Jul 18

    Patient's wife said, "You don't know what you're doing!"

    I wanted to respond, "Oh, really? If you and your husband knew what y'all were doing, why were you unable to manage this health issue at home? If you know what you're doing, why are you even here?"

  • Jul 18

    Not the rudest, but the latest. "How long have you been a nurse?". I respond 6 months. "It shows". Same pt was upset bc her ice melted when I brought her water.

  • Jul 18

    I'm white, and I live in an area where whites are a distinct minority. I've been called at "fat white (bad word for female dog)" more times than I can count, and have been "fired" several times because the patient -- or more likely his family -- want a nurse with the same racial background as their own. I've also been the nurse asked to change assignments because someone doesn't want an Asian, African or Latin American nurse taking care of them. I have to laugh, because the patient who starts firing nurses and special ordering a nurse of the racial background they prefer quickly end up with the least experienced and least proficient nurses on the unit.

    I couldn't possibly come up with the worst thing someone has said to me without hours of reflection, but here are some of the more memorable statements:

    "If you're pregnant, I hope your baby is born dead." (I wasn't pregnant; but had just had surgery for cervical cancer and knew I was never going to be able to become pregnant. So this hurt on so many levels.) When I said I wasn't pregnant, they asked "Why would you want to kill your baby?"

    "I (bad word meaning, among other things, "to strike or penetrate") your husband."

    And from a psych patient in my first psych clinical: "You're so pretty in your red panties." Turns out he was the local campus creeper and had been arrested for peering in Windows. It's very possible that one of the Windows he had been peering into was mine.

    Other posters have fabulous answers about how to deal with the comments, so I'll defer to them. Just know that you will get rude, insulting, personal and otherwise inappropriate comments throughout your nursing career. Don't let it get to you.


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