Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 23,084 Views
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Yes. Even if there isn't a surplus of nurses, the job itself is awful. Find something else to major in.
LTC facilities do not have the knowledge or staff to detox and provide substance abuse counseling to patients. They will need a behavioral counseling program for that.
Think about how they take them at home every day and no one monitors their BP
OP, I hope that you come back & update us.
Guess i dont remember asking for any opinions on an easy job...low stress doesnt mean easy....your job could be the most physically demanding job in the entire world..but if you are strong and know what you are doing its gonna be low stress because you are not worried or freaking out...you know what it is...you know what to expect ..say for example a person who does roofing....being in the heat all day working a physically demanding job isnt easy at all..but the guys ive talked to dont think its stressful at all because they all know exaclty what they are doing.
It was my first post. Can i get a pass?
If you're already thinking about higher pay and less stress, then are you in nursing for the right reason? Nursing is a calling, not just a job.
Document, Document, Document and let either social work or the case manager know. They need to figure out if he is safe to go back home.
Honestly, who wants to be in a hospital bed for days on end watching peoples court and hearing beeping sounds and have cords all over
What should a nurse do in this situation?
There is fat bias for sure. I weighed 235 in my 20's, but I fight hard to keep my weight at 160 for the last several decades for many reasons. A major one is employability.
It depends...a multitude of studies have indicated that normal weight people are more likely to be hired than their overweight and obese counterparts. In addition, normal weight people are more likely to obtain promotions.
However, other factors come into play. For instance, I am in a southern state where obesity is somewhat socially acceptable. I was obese at the start of my nursing career, standing 5'1 tall and weighing in at 216 pounds 10 years ago. However, I was always able to easily find work.
I was born and raised in southern California, where obesity is not as socially accepted. Therefore, a pudgy nurse might experience more uphill battles in a geographic region where a high value is placed on looks and image.
I now weigh 120 pounds. My smaller body has made things easier professionally and personally. Nonetheless, I have the utmost empathy for the overweight and obese. The "calories in/calories out" prescription simplifies a complex, multifactorial problem with hormonal intricacies.
Take these answers for what they're worth. I've only been a nurse for ~1.5 years but have been in psych the entire time.
1. Is it emotionally taxing? In particular working with young people. I understand many have had bad experiences. Does it ever feel like it gets to be too much?
2. Is it dangerous? How common is it for patients to become combative? Are there adequate measures in place to protect the safety of the staff? *note: I realize not everyone who has psychiatric issues is violent
3. What makes a psych nurse a great psych nurse? Qualities of that person and/or skills needed?
4. If psych does prove to be what I'm still interested in, should I go right into psych or get experience on another floor first like med surgical first?
5. Do psych nurses deal with a stigma of their own?
6. What kind of recovery do you see with patients?
I work night shift in a large nursing home/hospice/psych facility. We have an operator who got a call one night from the assisted living apartments. The patient said she needed help to go to the bathroom. The operator stated she sounded "weak and slow". The patient gave her apartment number and her name. When the operator called the CNA who worked in the assisted living building, she was told that there was no one by that name who lived there anymore. She died 3 weeks ago.
I would depend on you. I would find working with infants stressful. My aunt loves them.
ICU isn't my cup of tea. I like to move on. ER suits me better, but I've heard other people say they can't stand that.
I personally find that good coworkers decrease my stress level, but that doesn't narrow specialties.
I would use your clinicals to find something that either pulls at you or interests you. That area is likely to be the least stressful area for you.
That's obnoxious and utterly unprofessional.
When the guard from the local jail (who you know has been sitting with an inmate/patient upstairs) comes by the station asking if you've seen a man in orange pants come by there.
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