Latest Comments by klone

Latest Comments by klone

klone, MSN, RN 57,529 Views

Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Denver, CO, US'. klone is a Charge Nurse, Women's Health/Public Health. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB/Gyn, research, lactation'. Posts: 10,773 (54% Liked) Likes: 25,364

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    KelRN215 likes this.

    Quote from dishes
    Why is the breakroom fridge always so full that you cannot put potluck food into it?
    Sounds like a fridge purge is in order! One of my favorite things to do. Plus, I keep all the Tupperware.

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    I choose to be a hands-on leader, so when it's needed (or even when I just feel like it) I will get right into direct patient care along with the other nurses with whom I work. You can do that as a front-line leader. Once you get into director-level leadership positions, where you're leading several units, that becomes sort of impossible.

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    Most certifications require 2 years of practice before you're eligible.

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    SnowShoeRN and Alex_RN like this.

    Our unit does a potluck once a month to celebrate that month's birthdays. Past themes were favorite salads and taco bar sign-up (everyone brings one item for the taco bar).

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    mmkayrn likes this.

    You can probably expect your base pay to be around $27-30/hour.

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    Quote from Sisyphus_01
    To you maybe, LOL. But, damn. I'm already having a hard time because I'm studying to go to med school and I'm a giant obsessive dork who gets really excited about medicine and I've accidentally gotten too stoked a few times before a nurse has gotten to know me and gone into a schpeal talking to the patient about the pathophysiology of something a patient is experiencing... all the info was correct, but it was "out of my scope." Most of my nurses know me now and encourage me to educate the patients because they know I won't talk about something unless I know what I'm talking about and that I am basically just regurgitating from textbooks, but some of the nurses who haven't gotten to know me yet are still sort of (and VERY RIGHTFULLY SO) worried when I start spouting stuff. Most CNA's should for the love of GOD not say a damned word... I hate to say I'm an exception, but I am... but I will totally back off if a nurse asks me to, but that doesn't happen once they get to know me. I have no life except studying medicine. Seriously... it's kind of sad and glorious at the same time.
    Your name may not be why they're giving you the cold shoulder.

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    KatieMI, WKShadowRN, and SnowShoeRN like this.

    MSN in what? What are your goals?

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    llg, dishes, Here.I.Stand, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from psu_213
    Unlike how the OP summarized it, it seems like "Abby" is saying that the OB has a big say in things. All in all, I don't think Abby's response was unreasonable.
    Yep. In fact, he did not say that she wanted to induce at 36 weeks, just that she is 36 weeks NOW and wants to induce "early". "Early" might be at 38 or 39 weeks. The article also didn't say that the OB was in favor of inducing at 36 weeks, just that he agreed that the last couple weeks of gestation are mainly about the baby gaining weight.

    It doesn't sound like the husband actually witnessed the OB say "Yes, induction at 36 weeks is perfectly fine and safe" but that perhaps the wife simply told him that the OB agreed with her that the last couple weeks are just for fetal weight gain. That is a LOT different than an OB agreeing to induce labor at 36 weeks.

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    I agree with Anna. It is really hard (possibly disastrous) to go in and start making a bunch of changes as soon as you get there. It will breed suspicion and hostility from staff. They need to get to know you first. You need to establish trust before you can make a bunch of changes. With that in mind, I agree with Anna's suggestions to meet with people, talk to them, ask for their opinions.

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    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    An interesting sidenote: The term trolling comes from fishing, where you drag bait around in the water and wait to see what bites.
    Isn't that trawling?

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    Quote from djh123
    I looked it up, saw that it was an actual thing, but still didn't see a real explanation.
    The reasons are many and varied. Physician going out of town, patient's family coming into town and want to see birth. Husband being deployed. Previous term IUFD.

    Again, in over a decade of doing this, I've NEVER seen firsthand (or heard of one from colleagues) a case of social induction at 36 weeks EGA.

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    Altra and Garden,RN like this.

    I supervise a clinic of a dozen nurses and another dozen MAs. I also refer to them as "my nurses". It's not meant to be proprietary or disrespectful.

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    TriciaJ, joanna73, Pca_85revived, and 9 others like this.

    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    Do OB-GYNs really do convenience inductions at 36 was? Hmmm...
    Right. I think the situation, as described third-hand, is very specious. Even 12 years ago, among private practice docs who did not practice evidence-based medicine, I never saw one situation where a convenience induction took place at 36 weeks.

    Maybe she's further along than she is leading her husband to believe and some other guy is the father. But if she's actually 40 weeks instead of 36, he would know that he absolutely couldn't be the father of the baby. I've seen weirder ****.

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    Immediate red flags from DON #1. Totally inappropriate, everything she said to you (the professional response to anyone leaving is "It wasn't good fit" and leave it at that). I would run away from that, fast.

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    Isn't she dead? I didn't realize that column was still around.